THE Birch Brothers of Vogel Vlei Stud have a super draft consigned to the CTS April Yearling Sale. Below are their comments on individual lots.
LOT 4 – Pomodoro x Let Us Begin (Captain Al) “This colt Oozes class and quality, athletic and a very good mover, fantastic pedigree mating. Sire Pomodoro getting them to run!”
LOT 5- Captain Of All x Lute Of Jade (Western Winter) filly – “A standout filly. Very smart, athletic, well balanced filly specifically bred on the same lines as the great filly Carry On Alice. There is certainly a resemblance, look no further – This could be the next good one! We couldn’t have wished for better with the result of this filly from the first crop of Captain Of All”
LOT 34 – Pomodoro x Satin Silver (Commands) filly – “Nice big, mature, well grown filly with substance and scope, covers ground.”
LOT 94 – Twice Over x Elegant Princess (Thunder Gulch) filly – “ Scopey, stands over ground, racey, well grown filly. Certainly seems the type that will run, with a punchy pedigree to back her up!”
LOT 111 – Twice Over x Her Excellency (Exceed And Excel) colt – “Really like this colt. Strong, correct, racey colt with plenty of substance. By a sire Twice Over, who has shown he will be top class!”
LOT 159 – Vercingetorix x Perfect Diamond (Captain Al) colt – “A well-balanced, strong sprinter type colt with plenty of substance, looks he will come early – From the first crop of promising young sire Vercingetorix”
LOT 175 – Pomodoro x Rocks’s Broad (Rock Of Gibraltar) colt – “Smart colt by up and coming sire Pomodoro with a lot going for him. The sire certainly is getting them to run, and so does the mare!”
LOT 241 – Twice Over x Als The Word (Captain Al) filly – “A well grown, quality filly with substance and scope, she covers ground with a good hind leg”
LOT 264 – Seventh Rock x Choice Dancer (Danehill Dancer) filly – “Mature, strong filly with a very powerful hind leg”
The stud is extremely proud of the breeding achievements and records which include:
Record winners of the Breeders Championship more than 40 times.
Record 34 x Grand Slam victories – The Durban July, The Met, The Summer Cup, The Queen’s Plate etc
Breeders of a record 8 x Durban July winners, including a famous dead-heat between Sea Cottage and Jollify in 1967 (both bred by Birch Bros)
A few famous racehorses of the past : Sea Cottage, Wolf Power, Colorado King, Bold Tropic , Evening Mist, Royal Chalice etc