Drakenstein Stud’s prominent sire What A Winter had an outstanding season with his two-year-olds in 2020-2021, and the former Equus Champion ended the season as South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2YOs for the season.
The son of Western Winter ended the season having supplied an impressive 23 two-year-old winners, with What A Winter sired two-year-olds winning 33 races and earning R1 950 550 in prize money.
What A Winter’s two-year-olds last season included a host of promising performers, led by East Cape Nursery/Dahlia Plate winner Whatever Next, G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery runner up Winter Mosaic, Champion Juvenile Cup third Safari Blue, speedy filly Cold Fact, and the highly rated Anytime Champ.
His two-year-olds also included the unbeaten Mufasa -a winner of both his starts to date by an aggregate of seven and a half lengths and the game Danilo Danilovitch -a winner of three of his eight starts and third in the Listed World Sports Betting Somerset 1200.
What A Winter’s success last season, however, was not restricted to two-year-olds, with his three-year-olds including the graded stakes winning fillies Celestial Love and Winter Smoke among others.
South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire in 2016-2017, What A Winter has 18 two-year-olds on offer at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale, including three-parts sister (Lot 85) to the likes of Magical Wonderland and the very promising Mufasa, a filly (Lot 108) out of G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Orchid Island, a full-sister (Lot 170) to Kuda Sprint winner Agent Of Fortune and half-sister to G1 performer Rascallion, and a filly (Lot 177) out of a half-sister to the late, great Pocket Power and the latter’s Met winning sister River Jetez.
Original article written by Cape Breeders Club