10 February 2023

Drakenstein Stud’s very much inform sire, and four time G1 winner, What A Winter looks to have yet another smart two-year-old to his name in the form of The Africa House.

The latter made the perfect start to his racing career when making a smart, winning debut at the Vaal on Thursday and The Africa House looks an exciting prospect for the season ahead.

Racing last in the Racing240 For Racing. For You Juvenile Plate for much of the way, the Kabelo Matsunyane ridden The Africa House switched in close home, before powering away to score first time out by a length and three-quarters.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the Sean Tarry trained gelding is out of the Trippi mare Rain In Africa.

A R450 000 purchase from last year’s National Yearling Sale, The Africa House is the fourth two-year-old winner this season for What A Winter, who is also responsible for this season’s Listed City Of Cape Town Summer Juvenile Stakes runner up Distant Winter.

South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs in 2020-2021, What A Winter is having another fine year in 2022-2023 with his flagbearers including graded stakes winning fillies Humdinger and Miss Cool, the unbeaten Love In Winter, and G3 WSB Tommy Hotspur Stakes runner up Far Away Winter.

The former sprint champion has four lots on offer at the 2023 Cape Yearling Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club