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Oldlands looking to breed another star

Hardly a season goes by without Oldlands Stud featuring somewhere in the headlines, their most recent success being Oratorio’s daughter Canadian Summer, the multiple Graded winner and one of the stars of her generation.

Barbara Sanne of Oldlands has a four-strong draft at the Tattersalls Cape Premier Yearling Sale this year and she said: “The Oratorio fillies are jewels, Canadian Summer has done so well for us. We have a nice colt by Oratorio on sale this year. He is Lot 32, a well-balanced, neatly put together colt bred by Captain Al out of Full Regalia, whose runners have all been winners so far. He looks an early type to me.”

Lot 39 is Querari Rose, a filly by Querari out of Guns and Roses (Trippi) who won five in a row before injury. “This is her second foal, the first is unraced so far. The filly has class about her, and a good international female line.”

Lot 50 is Julie’s Quest, by Querari out of Julie Doolittle by Horse Chestnut. “She is a beautiful half-sister to Dr Doolittle (Ideal World), a top horse whose career was limited by the handicapper. Julie’s Quest is my pick of the draft, she is just superb with a thin skin, something I associate with top horses. She is a lovely walker too.”

Lastly, Lot 18 is a colt by Vercingetorix to be sold by Oldlands as agent. He is Taxi To The Moon, the next in line for the prolific Earn A Moon (Indigo Magic) whose previous foals include Cat And The Moon (5 wins), Light Of The Moon (4 wins) and Summer Sensation (6 wins). “He is a tall, smart horse,” said Sanne.