2 August 2017

Heinrich Rix’s Stone Hill Stud will be represented by a small but quality draft at this month’s National Two Year Old Sale, which takes place in just over two weeks time.

Stone Hill Stud’s draft includes a colt from the first South African crop of Cartier Champion and proven classic sire Duke Of Marmalade (sire of 2017 British G1 winner and folk hero, Big Orange among others). This colt (Lot 252) is bred to be anything, being out of a mare by recently crowned champion South African sire Silvano, from the same family as G1 Prix Morny winner and Coolmore sire No Nay Never, and fellow international G1 winners So Many Ways and Tamarando.

G1 winner and G1 sire Seventh Rock, sire of recent G1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Rockin Russian, has two lots in this draft –a filly, from the same family as five time G1 winning racemare Carry On Alice, whose second dam is a sister to G1 winning champion and sire Kildonan (Lot 359), and a colt whose dam is a half-sister to 11 time winner and stakes performer Kings Gold (Lot 365).

European champion, and four time G1 winner, Twice Over has made a sensational start to his stud career –his runners including unbeaten G1 Gold Medallion winner Sand And Sea and smart debut winner Do It Again. He is also responsible for a filly, inbred to Blushing Groom –like Sand And Sea, whose three time winning second dam is a sister to G1 J&B Met winner Zebra Crossing (Lot 431).

Another champion represented in this draft is established sire Jay Peg, responsible for last season’s G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Woljayrine. He is the sire here of a filly whose winning dam, a half-sister to 2 black type performers, is out of G1 Paddock Stakes runner up Time Of My Life (Lot 442).