BY WESTERN WINTER out of WASEELAR 70,000
(NOM R10,000, LIVE FOAL R60,000)
A dual Equus Champion Sprinter Award winner, What A Winter was the highest rated horse in South Africa in 2013, with a merit rating of 127. The winner of 15 races, including four Grade 1 races from 1000m to 1200m, What A Winter won the sprinting “Triple Crown”, comprising of the Computaform Sprint in Johannesburg, the Cape Flying Championship in Cape Town (twice) and the Mercury Sprint in Durban.
What A Winter is by three times Champion Sire, Western Winter. His dam, Waseela, is by the internationally acclaimed broodmare sire Ahonoora, who hails from the family of Hyperion and Pharamond.
As a sire, What A Winter made an impact with his very first crop, being awarded Outstanding New Stallion. A tough, sound racehorse, he also has a wonderful temperament, which was evident when he was victorious as a 5YO entire in the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint. Most importantly, he has passed these characteristics onto his progeny. His versatility as a stallion has seen him sire stakes winners from 1000m to 1600m, including Equus Champion Sprinter Russet Air. He is also the sire of dual Grade 1 Majorca winner, Clouds Unfold and Grade 1 Tsogo Sun Sprint winner Warrior’s Rest.
What A Winter’s progeny are precocious, which is evident in the fact that he has sired three winners of the Grade 3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery in Armando, Dutch Philip and Clouds Unfold.
|age||runs||1ST PRIZE||2ND PRIZE||3RD PRIZE||Earnings|
|11/07/2010||1st of 14||
Clairwood TC Clifton Stud Maiden Juvenile P., Snappy was 2nd and Manonthecatwalk 3rd.
|18/08/2010||1st of 7||
Clairwood TC UK Soccer 4 P., Kentucky Express was 2nd and Hot Rocket 3rd.
|18/09/2010||1st of 9||
Kenilworth Sophomore Sprint H., L, Darcy's Arcy was 2nd and Knock 'em Out 3rd.
|27/11/2010||1st of 12||
Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Top Seller was 2nd and Solo Traveller 3rd.
|22/01/2011||1st of 13||
Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Rushing Wind was 2nd and Blue Tiger 3rd.
|16/04/2011||1st of 7||
Kenilworth Wilgerbosdrift S., Royal Bounty was 2nd and Wethreekings 3rd.
|27/11/2011||1st of 10||
Kenilworth Swedocar S., Captain's Secret was 2nd and Punta del Este 3rd.
|17/12/2011||1st of 12||
Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Ebony Flyer was 2nd and Captain's Secret 3rd.
|14/07/2012||1st of 12||
Clairwood TC Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Delago Deluxe was 2nd and Snowdon 3rd.
|27/10/2012||1st of 8||
Kenilworth Old Mutual S., Cap Alright was 2nd and Depardieu 3rd.
|29/12/2012||1st of 8||
Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Castlethorpe was 2nd and Cap Alright 3rd.
|26/01/2013||1st of 9||
Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Via Africa was 2nd and Cap Alright 3rd. Jockey: BERNARD FAYD'HERBE.
|06/04/2013||1st of 7||
Kenilworth Speak to Us for Your Next Event S., Lancelin was 2nd and Cap Alright 3rd. Trainer: M W Bass. Jockey: BERNARD FAYD'HERBE.
|27/04/2013||1st of 12||
Turffontein Computaform Sprint H., Gr.1, Via Africa was 2nd and Welwitschia 3rd. Trainer: M W Bass. Jockey: BERNARD FAYD'HERBE.
|23/06/2013||1st of 6||
Clairwood TC Offering the Most Competitive Prices S., Shades of Indigo was 2nd and Moroccan 3rd. Trainer: M W Bass. Jockey: BERNARD FAYD'HERBE.
|WARRIOR'S REST||2014||c||Badger Land||Gr.1|
|MAGICAL WONDERLAND||2014||f||Al Mufti||Gr.2|
|MISS COOL||2019||f||Miesque's Approval||Gr.2|
|DUTCH PHILLIP||2014||c||Dominion Royale||Gr.3|
|ARMANDO||2016||c||Yes It's True||Gr.3|
|SNOW REPORT||2016||c||Qui Danzig||Gr.3|
|HELLO WINTER HELLO||2016||f||Dominion Royale||L|
|WHATEVER NEXT||2018||c||Captain Al||L|
|SAFARI BLUE||2018||c||National Emblem||L|