What A Winter (by Western Winter)

One of 22 G1 winners sired by deceased triple South African champion sire Western Winter, What A Winter has continued to build the fine start he made to his stud career (the Drakenstein Stud-based horse was South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2016-2017).

Currently fourth on the general sires list, and second on the Leading Sires of 2YOs list, What A Winter runners have earned over R8.967 million in 2019-2020 thus far.

His principal flag bearers this season include Clouds Unfold (G1 Majorca Stakes), Russet Air (G1 Cape Flying Championship, G2 Cape Merchants), Sarah (Swallow Stakes), Sacred Arrow (Memorial Mile), and Three Two Charlie (Sophomore Sprint).

Already well known as a source and precocity, What A Winter also has a number of promising two-year-olds representing him this season including the stakes placed Stuck On You and Storm Bird Stakes runner up Winter Stories.

A direct descendant of tap root mare Selene, and thus from the same family as all of Hyperion, Mossborough and Sir Tristram, What A Winter was South Africa’s Champion Sprinter in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, and was the country’s Champion Older Male in 2011-2012. He won 15 of 26 races including two running’s of the G1 Cape Flying Championship and five other graded races.

Stallion Profile

Champion Older Male in South Africa in 2011-12. Champion Sprinter in South Africa in 2011-12 & 2012-13. 15 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R3,292,110, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1-twice, Turffontein Computaform Sprint H., Gr.1, Clairwood Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Diadem S., Gr.2-twice, Sophomore Sprint H., L, Clairwood Offering the Most Competitive Prices S., Kenilworth Speak to Us for Your Next Event S., Old Mutual S., Swedocar S., Wilgerbosdrift S., 2d Turffontein Computaform Sprint H., Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Cape Classic, Gr.3, 3d Turffontein Computaform Sprint H., Gr.1, Clairwood Mercury Sprint, Gr.1. He entered stud in South Africa in 2013. Leading South African First Season Sire in 2016-17.

Leading Progeny

CLOUDS UNFOLD (15f, Montjeu, Pursuit of Love). 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m to 2019-20, R2,228,125, Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1-twice, Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr.2, Sceptre S., Gr.2, Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3, Tab Telebet S., 2d Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, 3d Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1.

RUSSET AIR (15c, Jallad, Northern Guest). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2019-20, R1,159,150, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Cape Merchants, Gr.2, Interbet.co.za S., Tab H., 2d Kenilworth Need for Speed Sprint, Tellytrack.com 3YO H., Tellytrack.Com H., Interbet.co.za H., 3d Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Southeaster Sprint, L.

MAGICAL WONDERLAND (14f, Al Mufti, Northern Guest). 5 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R1,719,566, Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Perfect Promise Sprint, L, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, L, Durbanville Racing at Its Best Progress P., 2d Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint, Gr.1, Kenilworth Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr.2, 3d Kenilworth CTS 1200.

DUTCH PHILIP (14c, Dominion Royale, Hard Up). 5 wins-4 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R3,536,370, Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3, Somerset P., L, CTS 1200, 2d Kenilworth Cape Merchants, Gr.2, Fairview Air School Glendore Sprint, Kenilworth Tab Telebet S., Book Your Seat S., Betting World S., 3d Kenilworth Southeaster Sprint, L, Summer Juvenile S., L, Fairview Mauritzfontein Stud Cradock Place S., Kenilworth Pinnacle S., Durbanville Supabets H.

ARMANDO (16c, Yes It’s True, El Raggaas). 3 wins at 2 in 2018-19, R268,750, Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3, Somerset P., L.

SNOW REPORT (16c, Qui Danzig, Western Winter). 2 wins at 2 in 2018-19, R414,000, Kenilworth Langerman H., Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Tabonline.co.za P.

SARAH (16f, Dupont, Trigger Finger). 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m to 2019-20, R495,625, Turffontein Swallow S., L, Camargue S., Racing Association H., Join Us for the Prawn Festival Juvenile P., Vaal Itsarush.co.za Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Magnolia H., Gr.3, 4th Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2.

SACRED ARROW (15c, Rambo Dancer, Best by Test). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1250m to 1600m to 2019-20, R427,050, Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Kenilworth Pinnacle S., Tellytrack.Com H., Play Soccer H., 2d Durbanville Tellytrack.com S.

FABIAN (15c, Parade Leader, National Assembly). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m to 2019-20, R309,775, Fairview Ibhayi S., L, Kenilworth Next Summer Event Saturday H., 3d Durbanville First Deposit Match Progress P.

FORT WINTER (14c, Fort Wood, Russian Fox). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2018-19, R254,800, Fairview East Cape Nursery, L, 2d Fairview Royal Aces and Bistro Coming Soon to PE S., 4th Fairview Dahlia P., L.

THREE TWO CHARLIE (16c, Joshua Dancer, Bush Telegraph). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2019-20, R695,850, Kenilworth Sophomore Sprint, L, 3d Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3.