The Klawervlei Stud based WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) is one of the most exciting young stallions in South Africa.

One of the best horses of his generation, the handsome bay won six of just eight starts and downed star-studded fields when winning both the G1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas and R6 534 000 CTS Mile.

Among those beaten by William Longsword were the G1 winner’s EDICT OF NANTES (Count Dubois), GUNNER (Gimmethegreenlight), HEAVENLY BLUE (Snitzel), JUST SENSUAL (Dynasty) and TILBURY FORT (Horse Chestnut), as well as the high-class international gallopers SINGAPORE SLING (Philanthropist) and JANOOBI (Silvano).

The regally bred William Longsword, bred on the same cross as triple G1 winner CAPTAIN AMERICA (Captain Al), is one of three stakes winners produced by PAGAN PRINCESS (Fort Wood), who is also the dam of William Longsword’s promising full-sister REALLY ROYAL.

A winning half-sister to Dubai star and G1 sire VICTORY MOON (Al Mufti), Pagan Princess is also the dam of G1 winning sprinter REAL PRINCESS (Trippi) and Wolf Power 1600 victor SILVER GOD (Silvano).

In landing the Cape Guineas, William Longsword joined the likes of champion sires CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti) and JET MASTER (Rakeen) as outstanding prospects to win the Guineas. He is one of more than 100 stakes winners sired by Captain Al -South Africa’s Champion Sire in 2014-2015 and 2017-2018, and Leading Sire of 2YOs on no fewer than eight occasions!

William Longsword has six lots on the upcoming CTS Ready To Run, Unbroken 2 Year Old & Mixed Sale, including a colt (Lot 24) from the family of unbeaten G1 winner CATCHASCATCHCAN (Pursuit Of Love), a colt (Lot 63) whose dam is a winning half-sister to the Klawervlei Stud-bred champion VERCINGETORIX (Silvano), and a half-sister (Lot 79) to G1 Daily News 2000 runner up PADRE PIO (Vercingetorix).