Avontuur Stud mid-year Update

Cape Yearlings Sales:

CTS Sales at De Grendel. Highlights were Flying V (a Vercingetorix filly out of Pan Amm) and Among the Clouds (a Lancaster Bomber filly out of Valeta). Avontuur achieved 53% above the average.

The BSA Sales at Kenilworth saw a result for Avontuur 22% above the sales average and finally the National Yearling Sale in Johannesburg was promising with a strong turnout. Our average was 56% better than the overall sales average once again confirming our position as top quality breeders, which we continue to strive for.

However, no matter how hard we work, these results are not possible without the loyal support of our buyers who we are so very grateful for. We wish our buyers the absolute best and trust that your new young racehorses will become champions on the track.

On the Racing front we have had some fantastic results with Avontuur bred Thunderstruck and Litigation among others. The most recent promising results came from Canadian Summer, a daughter of Oratorio, who came 2nd in the R400 000 BSA Sales Cup on July day this past weekend.

Life after VAR

The loss of Var was a sad moment for the Thoroughbred industry but the excitement of his genetics that are succeeding him is plentiful. Not only do we have the impeccably bred Talk of The Town as his first stallion son but his daughter’s are proving to be the highest calibre broodmares the country has to offer. Thunderstruck is one example of the fruit of what a Var daughter can breed. The “horsey” term we use for this title of Var is Dam’s Sire – meaning mother’s father.

Read more on how Var’s legacy continues to live on through his daughters here.


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