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This year marks 34 years since Normandy Stud first started taking two-year-olds to ready to run sales. The top-class sprinter Knife Edge was in that first draft, followed two years later by the Germiston November Handicap winner, Quick Wit. Oscar Foulkes of Normandy, deeply passionate about breeding and racing, is proud of the stud’s achievements over the last three-and-a-half decades and said, “Since then, our drafts have produced many graded stakes-winners, most recently the Equus Champion Sprinter, Rio Querari. Another recent Grade One winning sprinter was Sergeant Hardy. “A regular feature of our RTR drafts has been the presence of pinhooks – yearlings we bought for resale on RTR.

Three Grade II winners are on this list – Bishop’s Bounty, Wonderwall and Homely Girl. “Four of the top 20 on the 2023 RTR Race log are from our 2022 draft, three of which are pinhooks, including the log-topper, Tail of the Comet. The owners of these horses are taking advantage of the hard yards we’ve put in at various yearling sales. “Our fourth representative on the top 20 is the smart prospect, Public Benefit. There wasn’t a bid for her when she was on the sale last year, which shows opportunities throughout the catalogue! “Our 2023 draft comprises 15 two-year-olds, representing many of South Africa’s leading stallions.”

Lot 14 colt Hospices de Beaune (Erupt (IRE) – Good Cause) The full-brother to Public Benefit, out of a half-sister to Crowd Pleaser, who was one of four graded stakes-winners from our 2015 RTR draft. He looks like a precocious type. ‘Double-dipper’ qualifies for the BSA Juvenile Bonus as well.

26 Colt Worldly (One World – Lady Wylie) The three-part brother to our Cape Flying Championship winner, Sergeant Hardy. He’s an athletic colt who looks like he could be an early sort. ‘Double-dipper’ qualifies for the BSA Juvenile Bonus as well. 35 filly Blowin in the Wind (Querari (GER) – Nordic Wind)

The full-sister in blood to Rio Querari, and her dam is a full-sister to the multiple Graded stakes-winning Nordic Breeze. She moves beautifully and looks speedy.

39 colt Mister Speaker (Erupt (IRE) – Point of Order) This cracking colt exemplifies why we believe Philanthropist mares are a ‘nick’ for Erupt (as if Public Benefit wasn’t already reason enough). It’s the family of one of our RTR stars, Cap Alright, tracing to our great mare Terpsichore.

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