Weekend double for Captain Of All

Weekend double for Captain Of All

Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) came up with two more smart winners over the weekend.

On Sunday, Captain Of All gelding TROMPIE romped home to a very impressive win at Turffontein.

Now in the care of Brett and James Crawford, four-year-old Trompie turned Sunday’s In Loving Memory Of Johan Bester Middle Stakes into a one horse race.

Under Nirvan Nastili, the Captain Of All gelding flew out of the starting stalls and quickly went to the front. From there, Trompie pulled away to win convincingly by two and a half lengths, with graded stakes winners KARANGETANG (Erupt) and ROLLWITHTHEPUNCHES (Act Of War) among those beaten by Trompie.

Bred by Beaumont Stud, Trompie races for Messrs Gujadhur and Rod Mattheyse.

Captain Of All is also the sire of JEWEL CAT, with that Klawervlei Stud bred three-year-old winning a good race at Fairview on Friday. Another ridden by Nirvasn Nastili, Jewel Cat unleashed a fine turn of foot which saw him storm home to land Friday’s Racehorse Owners Association Pinnacle Stakes (1000m) by a convincing three-parts of a length.

Trained by Kelly Mitchley, the gelding was making it back to back wins, with Jewel Cat having won his previous start over 1200m. Jewel Cat is owned by Messrs S S Govender, M A Govender & T Govender and Mrs Sarosha Govender.

South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2018-2019, Captain Of All is set to be represented by his Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes winning daughter WHISTLE THE TUNE in Saturday’s G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper.

The champion sprinter has seven lots on offer at this week’s KZN Yearling Sale including a colt (Lot 98) bred on similar lines to G1 winners AL NITAK (Al Mufti) and THE SHEIK (Al Mufti), and a half-brother (Lot 111) to Listed World Sports Betting The Scarlet Lady winner CELTIC BEAUTY (Vercingetorix).

Weekend double for Captain Of All

Monday double for Captain Of All

Klawervlei Stud’s triple G1 winning stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) has been in good form of late, and the champion sprinter was at it again when Captain Of All came with two winners at Fairview on Monday. Captain Of All went close to having a treble on Monday with the stallion’s daughter COLORAMA finishing a close up second in the eighth and final race.

Captain Of All struck first on Monday with his son ‘O CAPTAIN winning the second race on the eight race card.

Under Devin Ashby, three-year-old ‘O Captain stormed home to claim the Racehorse Owners Association Conditional Maiden (1600m) on Monday by a length and a quarter.

The Hemel ‘N Aarde Stud bred gelding is trained by Jacques Strydom, who also part-owns ‘O Captain. Monday’s winner races for Money Talks Syndicate in partnership with Mrs M O Strydom & Mr J V A Strydom.

Captain Of All is also sire of CAPTAINS WALK, who was victorious in Monday’s sixth race for Kelly Mitchley and Nirvan Nastili. Backed in significantly before the race, the five-year-old hit the front 150m from home and stayed on nicely to salute by a length and a quarter.

Bred by Schalkie van der Walt, Captains Walk, who races for Mr Des Govender, is bred on the same Captain Of All/Dynasty cross as G2 winner SPRINGS OF CARMEL.

 

Champion Captain Of All is also the sire of eye catching recent feature race winners MEU CAPITANO (Winter Sprint) and WHISTLE THE TUNE (Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes).

The son of Klawervlei’s legendary late sire Captain Al has seven lots on offer at the KZN Yearling Sale.

Smart two year old winner for William Longsword

Smart two year old winner for William Longsword

Klawervlei Stud’s homebred G1 Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD has some very smart looking two-year-olds this season and the son of Captain Al came up with yet another good looking two-year-old winner at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday.

His son BILLY COOL caught the eye when storming home from off the pace to get up and win the Cape Racing Sales Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) in smart fashion. Bought with a strong run by Grant Van Niekerk, the gelded two-year-old hit the front full of run and stayed on to win by two lengths.

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Billy Cool was making his third start on Tuesday, with the juvenile having finished third on his previous start.

Described by his trainer Ricky Maingard as a “good horse and a very good looking horse” in the post-race interview, Billy Cool races for the Wolf Power Syndicate.

He joins the likes of COMMANDING, GOLDEN CHANDELIER and MISS SCALETTA as two-year-old winners for his sire in 2023-2024.

William Longsword also hails from a remarkable female line and his family got yet another boost when champion FUTURE PEARL (whose third dam WILD HYACINTH also ranks as William Longsword’s third dam) won the recent G3 Tabgold Derby.

Last season’s Equus Champion Stayer, Future Pearl is likely to run next in the G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July.

William Longsword is enjoying a wonderful season in 2023-2024, with his flagbearers this season headed by G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship winner DYCE, G3 Betway Lebelo Sprint hero RULERSHIP and Listed Secretariat Stakes victor SABRE STRIKE.

 

Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) continued his good run when supplying a pair of winners at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Both his Tuesday winners are trained by Greg Ennion, who had a treble on the card.
Captain Of All filly ROCKING PEONIE got off the mark when she powered home to win Tuesday’s #destinationcaperacing Open Maiden (F&M) (1400m) in taking style.
Under Corne Orffer, the Nadeson Park Stud bred three-year-old stormed home down the outside of the track to win going away by two and three quarter lengths.
Owned by the Genuine Ennion Syndicate, Rocking Peonie has benefitted from the fitting of blinkers and hopefully she can build on this win.
Captain Of All struck again when his lightly raced son MAJOR APOLLO won the tenth and final race at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Under Corne Orffer, Major Apollo was always up with the pace in the Hollywoodbets Bright Future Cape C Stakes (1000m), and with 100m left to go, kept going to win convincingly by a length and a quarter.
Bred, like Captain Of All, by Riverton Stud, Major Apollo was building on a runner up finish last time out.
The three-year-old races for Martin Wickens, Steve Preston, Greg Ennion, Giselle Burg & Greenacres Trust.
His sire Captain Of All has a good run of late with his son MEU CAPITANO winning the recent Winter Sprint and his two-year-old daughter WHISTLE THE TUNE victorious in the Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes.
The former Equus Champion has seven lots on offer at the KZN Yearling Sale.

Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Captain Of All filly lands Devon Air Stakes

Klawervlei Stud’s multiple G1 winning stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) has been in great form of late and the champion son of Captain Al was at it again on Saturday when his daughter WHISTLE THE TUNE won the Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes (1400m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Trained by Glen Kotzen, Whistle The Tune was given a fine ride by Richard Fourie to land Saturday’s R200 000 contest.

The two-year-old, who races for Sandy and Eugene Arundel, stormed home down the inside of the track, and hit the front with 200m left to run.
Fourie kept the Oldlands Stud bred Whistle The Tune going and the pair stayed on to win by nearly three-parts of a length.

She is the second daughter of Captain Of All to win the Listed Devon Air Stakes, with the sire’s WHAT YOU ARE victorious in the 2019 race.

Champion Sprinter Captain Of All also enjoyed success at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth recently when his progressive son MEU CAPITANO won the Winter Sprint in smart fashion.

South Africa’s Champion Sprinter of 2014-2015, Captain Of All has seven lots on offer at the 2024 KZN Yearling Sale.