National Colour’s Final Offering To The Gold Coast
Deceased South African Horse Of The Year and outstanding producer National Colour will be represented by a regally bred Snitzel filly at August 3rd and 4th’s Magic Millions Gold Coast National Yearling Sale.
A grey, like her famous dam, the Snitzel daughter will be offered for sale by Arrowfield Stud, As Agent, as Lot 1276.
The filly in question, whose sire recently claimed his fourth Australian General Sires title, is the very last foal produced by her dam, with National Colour having died in 2018.
Bred by Altus Joubert, National Colour was the Joint Horse Of The Year in South Africa in 2005-2006, and was the country’s joint champion 3yo filly in the same season.
The brilliant grey won seven of 10 starts in her native country, winning all of the G1 Computaform Sprint, G1 South African Fillies Sprint and G1 Mercury Sprint, before being sent overseas to further her career.
A winner in Dubai, National Colour put up arguably the race of her career when she ran second to popular gelding Borderlescott in the 2008 G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes -beating such acclaimed G1 winners as Kingsgate Native, Equiano, Benbaun and Sakhee’s Secret.
A daughter of the unraced Danzig horse National Assembly, National Colour was produced by Champagne Stakes winner Rainbow Cake (by Mr Eats).
Retired to stud in Australia, National Colour made a huge impact in South Africa as a broodmare, with her sons Rafeef and Mustaaqeem (both sired by Snitzel’s sire Redoute’s Choice)both scoring at G1 level for owner Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Now standing at Ridgemont Highlands (his first crop turn two this season), Rafeef won six of just ten starts, with his wins headed by a triumph in the G1 Computaform Sprint, while his full-brother Mustaaqeem was South Africa’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2016-2017 after an unbeaten season at two included a facile triumph in the G1 SA Nursery.