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Leading owners Suzette and Basie Viljoen, intent on scaling similarly impressive heights as thoroughbred breeders, will present the first-ever draft of their Hopes and Dreams Stud at the Ready To Run and Unbroken Two-Year-Old Sale at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Sunday.

The Viljoens have steadily developed the Wellington farm, which now houses 92 mares, including their Equus superstar Captain’s Ransom, with three more mares en route. Already, 24 foals have been born on their emerging establishment. There are 21 yearlings in their paddocks and a further five on their way from Kwazulu-Natal.

Suzette Viljoen commented: “Hopes and Dreams Stud represents what its name says. We hope and we dream of breeding a champion. My lifelong dream has been to have a wine farm with horses, and now I am living my dream. All the Glory to God.”

Hopes and Dreams provided notes on their five-horse consignment:

Lot 89 Unnamed b f Pomodoro x Morning Light
“She is on the big side, a well-put-together filly who has always been ahead of her group. She may look for distance.

Lot 95 Difflock b c William Longsword x Reine Tonnerre
“This is a well-grown bull of a horse with plenty of quality. He is very correct and could be anything.”

Lot 96 Dawn’s Early Light ch c The United States x Sea Bean
“A very correct, medium-sized colt with lots of quality. He looks like a racehorse, walks like one and should run like one!”

Lot 97 Filly Fantasia b f One World x Shangri La
“A precocious type from a good family, and she looks speedy. One we wouldn’t mind to race ourselves.”

Lot 106 Future King ch c Futura x Costly Romance
“A well-put-together colt, medium framed with nice rein. Should come early and go the distance.”

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