Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al)’s great run of success this season continued when the former Cape Guineas supplied a trio of winners over the weekend.

William Longsword’s first success this weekend came when his Tara Laing trained daughter KILMONIVAIG won at Fairview on Friday for owners Tara Laing and Ewan Garratt.

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Kilmonivaig has now won twice.

The Klawervlei resident went close to having a double at Turffontein on Saturday when William Longsword filly ICE STAR won over 1000 metres and William Longsword gelding BRAVE VIKING finished a close second over 1450 metres.

Classy three-year-old Ice Star downed some smart fillies when she won Saturday’s Take A Bet Wina Numba Numba FM 92 Handicap for Fabian Habib and Gavin Lerena.

Runner up to the top-class TIME FO ORCHIDS (Time Thief) last time out, Ice Star made all in Saturday’s race to win a good race by nearly a length and three quarters.

Bred by Lammerskraal Stud, the strapping Ice Star, third in the 2023 G3 Joburg Tourism Carry On Alice Stakes, races for Tri-Deal Sixteen CC (Nom: Mr Z L Nassif), Messrs M G Bothma, Andre Fouche, G, K & M M Nassif, G J Nassif and J Nassif.

William Longsword’s final success this weekend came when his daughter EMMA OF NORMANDY won at Borrowdale on Sunday. Bred by Summerview Stud, the three-year-old claimed Sunday’s The Buy A Racehorse Maiden Plate by half a length.

Owned by Messrs M B Mallett, K Smith, P D Parham and Mrs A L Parham, Emma Of Normandy had finished either second or third in each of her three starts prior to Sunday’s win.

William Longsword, whose flagbearers this season include all of DYCE (G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship, G3 New Turf Carriers Merchants), RULERSHIP (G3 Betway Lebelo Sprint, third G1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint) and WILLIAM IRON ARM (3rd G1 TAB SA Classic), is currently sixth on the South African General Sires premiership with his offspring having already earned more than R9.65 million this season.

The half-brother to G1 winner REAL PRINCESS (Trippi) has six lots on offer at the 2024 Cape Racing Winter Yearling Sale.