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Winterbach Stud CPYS 2024

Winterbach Stud can be found amongst the rolling hills and vineyards near Stellenbosch, where visitors are treated to a warm, hospitable welcome, and the horses are lavished with the best possible care.

The Stud has yet again come up with a select, quality draft to be presented at the CRS Cape Premier Yearling Sale this Thursday afternoon at the CTICC.

Lot 27, Capranica, is by Hawwaam out of Hope Downs and thus a half-brother to an accomplished middle-distance performer and Met entry, Montien. The second dam, Hancock News, was seriously speedy, while the 3rd dam, Hancock Park, was at the top of the SA Juvenile rankings in the early 90s.

Winterbach offers another Hawwaam – Lot 47 ex the Captain Al mare, Moonlight’ n Roses. Second dam Soft Landing removed the G1 Garden Province Stakes, adding further lustre to this pedigree.

Lot 36 is an unnamed bay colt by Rafeef out of La Volta, so a full brother to G1 Computaform Sprint winner, Master Archie. He is sure to generate significant attention amongst discerning buyers.

One World’s progeny are making an early splash – Lot 69 is a filly out of Saints Alive, a sister to top-class Safe Harbour. The third dam, Saintly Lady, won up to the G1 level – plenty of Black Type is going back through the generations.

What a Winter has been around for some time now, consistently amongst the top echelon of SA sires. The former Equus Champion Sprinter has produced 24 Stakes winners from 502 runners and bay yearlings; Whatastar ex Talitha Borealis looks interesting. The mare won five races between 1400m and 1800m and is a half-sister to six-time winner Supercede.

Winterbach’s final offering is Lot 105, Parental Guidance, by Querari ex Xplosive Kiss, a half-sister to G2 Victor, Second Base. This good-value stallion has produced 37 stake winners from 554 runners and was SA’s leading sire of two-year-olds in 2018/19.

For more detailed insights into these yearlings, feel welcome to contact Hendrik Winterbach at 082 465 4433 or via email:

For racing queries and sales queries, contact Justin Vermaak at or Janine van Blerk at