Juddmonte Farms


Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 21st & 22nd January 2018. By Daithi Harvey:​

A son of FRANKEL proved the star offering when selling to John Freeman for 4 million Rand on the first day (20th January) of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale. 

Saturday's sale topper was offered by Klawervlei Stud as lot 94 out of the Kingmambo mare Pale Moon Rising, and the flashy chestnut will carry the silks of owner Jack Mitchell, who races the Group 1 winner Snowdance, among other top level winners, and like that filly, he will be trained by Justin Snaith. John Freeman was full of praise for the yearling and commented: "He is a superb individual and a really lovely mover. He is still quite immature and will grow a lot more. He's the first FRANKEL I've bought and I did the pedigree analysis and the family has quite a high strike rate."

Former trainer Patrick Shaw bought the first FRANKEL catalogued on Saturday and he kept it simple on Sunday when outbidding Kathryn Ralphs for the third and final yearling in the sale by the excellent Juddmonte stallion. Lot 172 at 3  million Rand came at more of a premium than Shaw's other purchase by the same sire and the filly's pedigree traces back to the likes of French Group 1 winners Sagamix and Sageburg. The first foal out of the unraced Fastnet Rock mare Wandering will follow the same route as Shaw's other filly purchase.

"The plan is to send her to Singapore to race before retiring to breed in Australia," he said. "Whether she does that sooner or later depends on the export protocols that are up for review this year."

Date: 22 January 2018