National Colour Redoute’s Choice Yearling Sells At Magic Millions

Lot 850, the full brother to Gr1 winners Rafeef and Mustaaqeem sells for $300 000. Image: Magic Millions

The outstanding #SAFbred National Colour, who sadly passed away in 2018, has had her yearling colt full brother to South African Gr1 winners Rafeef (now at stud at Ridgemont Highlands) and Mustaaqeem sell for $300 000 to Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing.

Consigned by Arrowfield Stud as agent, the Redoute’s Choice colt is out of National Assembly’s three time Gr1 winning (and 8-time winner) daughter National Colour, who has proven excellent at stud, producing three winners – two of them Gr1.

Both trained by Mike De Kock, the full brothers Rafeef and Mustaaqeem – Rafeef won six races from 10 starts including the Gr1 Computaform Sprint and Gr2 Hawaii Stakes.

Rafeef on show at Ridgemont Highlands in May 2018. Image: Candiese Marnewick

His full brother Mustaaqeem was voted Champion 2YO colt in 2016-2017 including two wins from only four starts at age 2 – taking the Gr1 South African Nursery. He has since been exported to Dubai.

Rafeef’s first crop of foals are at foot and very impressive. He stood his first season at stud at Ridgemont Highlands for a fee of R50 000.

Four other #SAFbred mares had progeny on sale at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Gr1 winner Via Africa’s Redoute’s Choice yearling sold for $320 000 to James Moore / Summit Racing Australia, consigned by Newhaven Stud. This is Via Africa’s first foal; trained by Duncan Howells in South Africa, her half-sister and sadly deceased Elusiveenchantment (by Elusive Fort) impressed on the tracks was a 7-time winner who earned Black Type in the KZN Listed Stakes, and Via Africa’s full brother won recently for trainer Duncan Howells, named Hey Boy. A 10-time winner who won two Gr1’s, the daughter of Var was South Africa’s Champion Sprinter in 2013-2014.

Sweet Sanette’s I Am Invincible’s filly was withdrawn from the sale, whilst Alexandra Rose’s Olympic Glory colt sold to China for $15 000. This is the Varsfontein family of Forest Indigo, Pavlovich and Alexa.


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