Industry Press


James Armitage’s Sandown Stud consistently breed high-quality racehorses, with their recent alumni including such G1 winners as Equus Champion French Navy and G1 G-Bets Gauteng Summer Cup hero Tilbury Fort.

Sandown was also responsible for breeding high-class performer Magnificent Seven (pictured), a R140 000 buy from the 2016 KZN Yearling Sale. A likely contender for the 2019 G1 Vodacom Durban July, the four-year-old Magnificent Seven has already won seven (and earned nearly R1 000 000!), with the Justin Snaith trained gelding’s wins including scores in both the G2 New Turf Carrier Stayers and Listed Algoa Cup this season.

Buyers will be offered the opportunity to acquire their own Magnificent Seven, with Sandown Stud set to offer six high-quality yearlings at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale.

Deceased Storm Cat sire Where’s That Tiger has two in this draft –a half-brother (Lot 19) to 3 winners who is from the family of international G1 winners Palace Music, Hernando and Johann Quatz, and a filly (Lot 109) out of a five time winning own sister to champion Hide Out.

Multiple Equus Champion What A Winter is one of South Africa’s hottest sires around and he is represented in the Sandown draft by a colt (Lot 152) whose dam is a winning daughter of Captain Al and Oaks winner Noble Destiny, while four time G1 winner and proven G1 sire Twice Over is represented by a filly (Lot 192) whose dam is an own sister to multiple G1 winner Gold Tax and three-parts sister to the aforementioned Hide Out.

Equus Champion and successful sire Jay Peg, whose progeny include recent Castle Tankard hero Peggson, is represented by a colt (Lot 235) out of G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Royal Pleasure, while Singapore Sling’s sire Philanthropist is the sire of a well related half-sister (Lot 264) to the very smart filly Miss Smarty Pants.

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