19 June 2017

Bush Hill Stud’s promising young stallion Irish Flame was represented by a second first crop winner this weekend when his daughter Just My Style romped to a 2.75 length win over 1450m at Turffontein on Saturday.

Bred by the Balmoral Stud Just My Style, who was making just her second career appearance is out of the Jet Master mare Onawingandaprayer.

She is the second first crop winner to have emerged from Horse Of The Year Irish Flame’s first crop of 2yos, with her paternal half-brother Gizmo having scored over 1200m last month.
To date, Irish Flame has been represented by four first crop runners, from just a handful of starters, to have won or finished in the money.

One of the first sons of outstanding sire Dynasty (sire of recent G1 winners Bela-Bela, Just Sensual and Lady Of The House) to retire to stud, triple Equus Champion Irish Flame was a superb athlete and South African Horse Of The Year in 2010. He won seven times, enjoying racetrack success in both South Africa and the UK, with Irish Flame’s victories including the G1 SA Derby (by 9.5 lengths over G1 winner Piere Jourdan), G1 Daily News 2000 and G2 Gold Circle Derby.

By one of South Africa’s hottest sires and from a prolific female line, Irish Flame will be represented by five quality lots at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale next week:

Lot 9 –this filly is out of an eight time winning daughter of feature race winner Cutey Lee

Lot 44 –a half-sister to 2 winners, this filly is out of an Al Mufti ½ sister to Oaks placed stakes winner Proud Classic

Lot 183 –this colt, a half-brother to 2 winners, is out of a four time winning ½ sister to top sprinter Captain Harry

Lot 222 –a half-sister to a winner, this filly is out of a full-sister to G1 sprinter Extinct and half-sister to Equus Champion and G1 winner Wild One

Lot 274 –this colt is out of a half-sister to stakes winner King Neptune and his second dam is a half-sister to the G1 winners Stellite and Zirconeum