Captain Al – Pagan Princess by Fort Wood (USA)

Klawervlei Stud’s homebred G1 Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) has made a cracking start to his stud career.
The strapping bay, a winner of six of just eight starts, has made the perfect start at stud, with William Longsword’s eye catching first crop headed by G2 Epol Umkhomazi Stakes winner DYCE, Listed Secretariat Stakes queen BON VIVANT and Listed Model Man Mile victor HASTA MANANA.

Other promising sorts to have emerged from this crop include G2 filly REMEMBER WHEN, Listed #WomenInRacing Sophomore Sprint runner up SAFE RETURN, and the smart COIN SPINNER.

Understandably, the progeny of this exciting young sire have proven popular in the sales ring. A daughter of William Longsword made R1 000 000 at the 2021 National Yearling Sale, while William Longsword himself topped the Top Sires by Aggregate List at the 2021 CTS Ready To Run Sale.

William Longsword has an exceptional draft on offer at the 2022 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. We hope to see you on the 6th February 2022.

LOT 40:
William Longsword – Exquisite Touch

This colt is out of the speedy G3 Man O’War Sprint/Ruffian Stakes winner EXQUISITE TOUCH, herself a daughter of Var who was bred on the same cross as champion Val De Ra. Her granddam STORM SURGE was a stakes placed full-sister to Durban Nursery winner HOOVES OF GOLD (Golden Thatch) and half-sister to G1 Queen’s Plate/G1 SA Guineas winning sire CRIMSON WAVES (Bush Telegraph).

LOT 47:
William Longsword – For The Lads

This filly is out of G1 Golden Slipper winner FOR THE LADS. Already the dam of two winners, For The Lads is herself out of Listed The Scarlet Lady Handicap winner SKIN TIGHT (Winter Romance). The latter, herself out of G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship runner up TIGHT DRUMS (Hard Up), is a half-sister to the winning dam of G1 July winning champion HEAVY METAL (Silvano).
LOT 89:
William Longsword – Memorable
Bred on the same cross which produced G2 winner DYCE, this colt is out of a full-sister to the G3 placed dam of G2 winner MONGOLIAN FALCON (Fastnet Rock). His third dam is G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and US champion PHONE CHATTER (Phone Trick).
LOT 103:
William Longsword – Off The Mark
This colt is out of G3 Acacia Handicap winner OFF THE MARK -a daughter of multiple champion sire and broodmare sire JET MASTER (Rakeen). A full-sister to G1 Gold Medallion runner up SPORTS COACH (Jet Master), Off The Mark is a daughter of G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner SPORT’S CHESTNUT.
LOT 113: William Longsword – Polar Trip
A half-brother to this season’s CTS De Grendel Ready To Run Stakes winner FIFTY FIVER (Vercingetorix), this colt is out of a winning TRIPPI (End Sweep) half-sister to champion ALWAYS IN CHARGE, the remarkable, 24 time winner CAPTAIN LARS and high-class filly ALASCAN MAIDEN -all of whom were sired by William Longsword’s own sire Captain Al. This colt’s granddam POLAR CHARGE (Polar Falcon) was second in the Italian Oaks and she was a sister in blood to top sprinter and outstanding sire PIVOTAL (Polar Falcon).
LOT 158: 
William Longsword  – Thin Red Line
Out of G3 Fillies Mile second THIN RED LINE (Redoute’s Choice), this colt is a three-parts brother to G1 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby/G1 Daily News 2000 winner LINEBACKER (whose sire CAPTAIN OF ALL was also sired by Captain Al) This colt’s dam is a three-parts sister to G1 Winx Stakes winner SAMADOUBT (Not A Single Doubt), and his broodmare sire Redoute’s Choice was one of the greatest Australian stallions this century.