Vercingetorix (by Silvano)
Never beaten in four starts in South Africa, and winner of both the G1 Jebel Hatta and G2 Al Rashidiya in Dubai (he was also second to Just A Way in the G1 Dubai Duty Free), Vercingetorix has made a fine start to his stud career and is shaping up to be yet another locally bred stallion to succeed at stud.
The Maine Chance Farms resident, bred by Klawervlei Stud, was South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2018-2019 (restricted earnings included), and his first two crop have already produced 13 stakes horses headed by G2 Gauteng Guineas/G3 Tony Ruffel Stakes winner Ikigai, G2-winning millionaire African Warrior, G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Vernichey and G3 Starling Stakes runner up Wisteria Walk.
Vercingetorix’s first crop included the promising Fearless Warrior (his sire’s very first winner) who has since been exported to Hong Kong.
A son of four time South African Champion Sire Silvano, Vercingetorix is out of 5 time winner, and G3 Champagne Stakes runner up, National Vixen – who is also the dam of G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery/G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes winner Trinity House and high-class sprinter Never Forever. National Vixen, in turn, is a National Assembly half-sister to the dual winning dam of G3 Christmas Handicap winner Charlies Island.
Champion 3YO Colt in South Africa in 2012-13. 7 wins from 1400m to 2000m, R1,410,000, HK$1,400,000, 5,178,370Dhs, Greyville Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Meydan Jebel Hatta S., Gr.1, Al Rashidiya S., Gr.2, Greyville KRA Guineas, Gr.2, Meydan Ford Taurus Trophy H., Greyville Gloria Jean’s Coffees P., 2d Meydan Dubai Duty Free, Gr.1, 3d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1. He entered stud in South Af in 2015. Leading First Season Sire in South Africa in 2018-19.
AFRICAN WARRIOR (16c, Jet Master, Al Mufti). 4 wins at 2 in 2018-19, R1,037,375, Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2, Godolphin Barb S., Gr.3, KZN Yearling Sale Million.
IKIGAI (16c, Al Mufti, Bletchley Park). 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m in 2019-20, R899,375, Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, Betting World P., 2d Turffontein Old Forestonians Celebration P., Vaal Monateng Cafe P.
VERNICHEY (17f, Captain Al, Giant’s Causeway). 2 wins at 2 in 2019-20, Scottsville Strelitzia S., Gr.3.
VIKING MOON (16c, Untouchable, Mighty Avalanche). 3 wins at 2 in 2018-19, R189,000, Fairview East Cape Nursery, L.
HOOVES OF TROY (16c, Mogok, Jet Master). 2 wins at 2 in 2018-19, R339,700, Fairview Dahlia P., L, 2d Fairview East Cape Nursery, L, East Cape Poly Challenge Fairview 1400, 3d Greyville KZN Yearling Sale Million, 4th Fairview Ibhayi S., L.
Padre Pio (16c, Jet Master, Western Winter). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1800m to 2019-20, R423,675, Greyville Gold Circle Podcast P., Convention Centre H., Inanda H., 2d Greyville Daily News 2000, Gr.1, Greyville Guineas, Gr.2.
Fearless Warrior – Super Commander (H.K.) (16c, Captain Al, Rock of Gibraltar). 2 wins at 2 in 2018-19, 2d Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3.
Wisteria Walk (16f, Fort Wood, Dancing Champ). 2 wins at 1200m in 2019-20, R221,375, Turffontein Charity Mile Day H., 2d Turffontein Starling S., Gr.3, 3d Turffontein Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, Betting World P.
Rascallion (17c, Jet Master, Al Mufti). Winner at 2 in 2019-20, 3d Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3.
Vaseem (16c, Giant’s Causeway, Slip Anchor). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2019-20, R917,950, Turffontein Gold Rush Sprint, 2d Turffontein Secretariat S., L, 3d Kenilworth The CTS 1200.
Glory Days (16f, Sadler’s Wells, Affirmed). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in 2019-20, R196,600, Fairview Aloe H., 2d Fairview Breeders Guineas, L.
Nebraas (16c, Archipenko, Domedriver). Winner at 1800m in 2019-20, 2d Turffontein Derby Trial, L.
Battle of Alesia (16c, Fort Wood, Goldkeeper). Winner at 2 in 2018-19, R169,125, 3d Greyville KZN Guineas Trial, L, Turffontein Gauteng Summer Cup P., 4th Turffontein Dingaans H., Gr.2.
Celtic Voyager (16c, Black Minnaloushe, Western Winter). 4 wins to 1200m in 2019-20, R237,251, Greyville Durban Dash.
Marshall (16c, Not for Sale, Pine Bluff). 4 wins from 1150m to 1600m in 2019-20, R234,875, Turffontein Wsb Deposit Match H., 3d Vaal Egoli Mile, Turffontein Full Dividend No Limits H.
Astrix (16c, Victory Moon, Fort Wood). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1450m to 2019-20, R290,750, Turffontein Old Forestonians Celebration P., Sports Betting Graduation P., 2d Turffontein Betting World P., 4th Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2.