Klawervlei Stud’s successful resident sire CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) made news twice at Hollywoodbets Greyville over the past weekend.
Not only did Captain Of All’s high-class son SHANGO win Saturday’s G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup at Greyville, Captain Of All’s promising son RENAISSANCE MAN caught the eye when victorious at Greyville on Friday evening.
Trained by Sean Tarry, five-year-old Shango claimed the third graded win of his career when he ran out a cosy winner of Saturday’s G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup. Under Gavin Lerena, the Heritage Stud bred gelding ran on strongly to get up to beat the front running FLYING BULL (Soft Falling Rain) by a neck in Saturday’s R175 000 feature.
Shango, who hails from his sire’s very first crop, has now five career wins to his name -including the 2019 TAB/Betting World Dingaans and G3 Hollywoodbets 2200 of 2021. The talented gelding races for Bruce and Jo Gardner in partnership with Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd.
Captain Of All is also the sire of lightly raced three-year-old Renaissance Man, who broke his maiden when winning on Friday. Bred by the Collingwood Stud, Renaissance Man was making just his second start on Friday but proved too good when romping home to win by nearly a length and a quarter -with another son of Captain Of All, Captain Bombshell, finishing second.
Trained by Michael Roberts, Renaissance Man, second on his only previous start, races for the Adam Kethro Property Trust.
South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2018-2019, former Klawervlei Farm Sale graduate Captain Of All has seven lots on offer at the upcoming CTS Farm Yearling Sale, including a filly (Lot 45) bred on the same cross as Captain Of All’s top-class son LINEBACKER.