Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) made waves at Thursday’s KZN Yearling Sale where the champion sprinter was responsible for the second lot sold at the auction.
Consigned by Cheveley Stud, as Agent, the Captain Of All colt CAPTAINSHIP (Lot 97) was knocked down to Scott Gaskell for R675 000 making him the second top lot and second top priced colt sold at the 2023 KZN Sale.

His triple G1 winning sire CAPTAIN OF ALL, one of the very best sons of Klawervlei’s late, great sire Captain Al, has enjoyed another good week this week. Not only have Captain Of All progeny shone in the sales ring, Captain Of All was responsible for a smart looking double at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.

The Riverton Stud bred KING RAHUL became Captain Of All’s latest two-year-old winner when he captured the Vaal’s third race, the Book For July Day In Jozi On 011 681 1796 Maiden Plate (1000m) for Corne Spies and Muzi Yeni. Racing for Mr Wayne Pillay and Corne Spies Racing (Pty) Ltd, the progressive King Rahul had finished second in his two starts prior to Tuesday’s win.

His sire struck yet again on Tuesday when Captain Of All gelding CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT won the eighth race on the card for Tony Peter and Denis Schwarz. Racing for the Sham family, the classy Captain Hindsight, who was bred by Klawervlei Stud, was winning for a seventh time, with Captain Hindsight having now earned nearly R700 000 in prize money.

Captain Of All went close to enjoying a four-timer on Tuesday with his two-year-old son CAPTAIN WARA, bred, like his sire, by Riverton Stud, finished a close-up second in the second race run at the Vaal, with yet another son of the sire, CAPTAIN DIZZY, finishing second in the seventh race.



Klawervlei’s exciting new stallion KOMMETDIEDING (Elusive Fort) gained a handsome boost when his full-sister KOMMETJIE STORM made R3 200 000 to top the 2023 National Yearling Sale. Consigned to the auction by Oldlands Stud (who bred Kommetdieding’s own dam ADORABLE (Captain Al)), the classy filly always looked to be one of the stars of the National Sale and so it proved, with Kestorm Investments having to go to R3.2 million to acquire the filly.

Kommetdieding and Kommetjie Storm are out of Listed Gardenia Handicap rurunner-up Adorable, a three-parts sister to triple G1 winner CAPTAIN AMERICA (Captain Al) and closely related to G3 Jacaranda Handicap queen AQUITAINE (Al Mufti) and G3 Diana Stakes runner up CAPTAINOFMYSOUL (Captain Al).

Adorable has more than proven her worth at stud, with the mare having already produced four winners including the smart QUANTUM KING (Querari), while this is also the family of Saturday’s eye-catching winner QUASIFORSURE (Quasillo).

The brilliant Kommetdieding won his first four starts culminating in an impressive victory in the G3 Politician Stakes before going on to win that season’s G1 Vodacom Durban July. In landing the 2021 July, Kommetdieding accounted for a host of top-class performers including champions GOT THE GREENLIGHT (Gimmethegreenlight), DO IT AGAIN (Twice Over), and RAINBOW BRIDGE (Ideal World). The brilliant colt would go on to confirm his class when victorious in the 2022 G1 WSB Cape Town Met, where his beaten rivals included such equine stars as JET DARK (Trippi), LINEBACKER (Captain Of All), and DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE (Twice Over).

He stands his first season at Klawervlei in 2023.



Klawervlei Stud, As Agent, ended the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Powered by Tattersalls as Leading Vendors by Aggregate.

The Bonnievale farm sold 18 yearlings at Thursday’s auction for a gross total of R10.175 million, with the Klawervlei sold lots averaging R565 278 at this year’s Premier Sale.

Klawervlei’s top lot sold on Thursday was the GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (More Than Ready) colt (Lot 112) out of AFRICAN DAISY (Captain Al) who was knocked down to Greg Bortz for R1 500 000.

Klawervlei opened the sale with a flourish when selling the very first lot, a TRIPPI (End Sweep) filly out of dual stakes winner CALL TO ACCOUNT (Captain Al), to the Tawny Syndicate for R1 100 000.

Former resident sire Captain Al also made his mark on Thursday’s sale, with Captain Al mare Victoria Lavelle responsible for the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale topping Gimmethegreenlight colt.

The latter colt, whose dam won four including the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes, was knocked down to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for R3 800 000 to top Thursday’s auction.

Remarkably, Captain Al was broodmare sire of three of the top five lots sold off this year’s Premier Sale!



Klawervlei stallions enjoyed some strong results at the recent August Two Year Old Sale, which took place last Friday and Saturday in Germiston.

The farm’s resident champion sprinter CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) had two-year-olds make up to R300 000, with Paul Peter purchasing the Ndoro Stud consigned Captain Of All filly (Lot 13) out of Magnificent Maggie for R300 000.

Klawervlei’s consistently successful POMODORO (Jet Master) has enjoyed a good start to the new South African racing season, and the sire of dual G1 winning champion RETURN FLIGHT also had notable success at this year’s August Two Year Old Sale.

Legendary golfer Gary Player went to R420 000 to acquire the Pomodoro colt (Lot 128) out of SWEET MARY LOU (Await The Dawn), with this handsome colt being consigned to the sale by Millstream Farm.

Uncle Mo’s high-class son ROYAL MO has made a fine start, despite limited opportunities, to his stud career with his classy son ROYAL AUSSIE currently heading the log for the 2022 CTS Ready To Run Stakes. Royal Mo’s two-year-olds also found favour with buyers at the recent August Sale, with Fanie Bronkhurst going to R320 000 to buy the Stone Hill Stud consigned Royal Mo colt MO START (Lot 275) at the August Sale.

European champion TWICE OVER had a fantastic season in 2021-2022, where his flagbearers included G1 Cape Guineas winner DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE, and two-year-olds by that four time G1 winner made up to R340 000 at the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale. Twice Over’s top lot sold at the August Sale was the Drakenstein Stud consigned filly DRAGON DRAGON (Lot 225) who was knocked down to Al Khayl Breeders for R340 000.

Another great season for Klawervlei

Another great season for Klawervlei

With the curtain having come down on the 2021-2022 racing season, Klawervlei Stud can look back on another wonderful year, with both Klawervlei graduates and Klawervlei sires having enjoyed memorable seasons.

Klawervlei ended the 2021-2022 South African season second on the Leading Breeders premiership by earnings, with Klawervlei Stud bred horses having earned more than R21.025 million last season.

The farm was responsible for nine stakes winners last season, with Klawervlei Stud bred horses capturing no fewer than 12 black type races in the 2021-2022 season.

Among the highlights last season was the Klawervlei Stud bred KOMMETDIEDING (Elusive Fort)’s emphatic win in the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met, while Klawervlei Stud bred gallopers SILVER OPERATOR (Silvano) and RUSSIAN ROCK (Pomodoro) finished first and second in the G2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes.

Klawervlei Stud bred horses also finished first and third in last season’s G2 WSB Club Prive Green Point Stakes, and first and second in the G3 ThisIsRacing Matchem Stakes.

Klawervlei ended the season on a high note with the Klawervlei Stud bred WALK OF FAME (Dynasty) capturing the G3 Western Province Nomads Champagne Stakes at Kenilworth.

Klawervlei’s sires also enjoyed notable success in 2021-2022, with their four time G1 winning sire TWICE OVER (Observatory) responsible for six black type winners during the past season including G1 Cape Guineas winner DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE.

Fellow Klawervlei sire POMODORO (Jet Master) also had a good season, with his representatives including G3 DSTV Gold Vase winner BLACK THORN and G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner EPSOM GIRL.



Klawervlei Stud’s homebred sire WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) had a notable KwaZulu-Natal double over the past two days.

Not only did William Longsword’s beautifully bred daughter VIRGINIA SWEET score at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday, another daughter of the sire, LADY MACBETH, won at Hollywoodbets Greyville the following day.

Bred and owned by Lammerskraal Stud, two-year-old Virginia Sweet made a big impression on Sunday when romping home to shed her maiden impressively. The Glen Kotzen trained filly, and tote favourite, hit the front a long way from home in Sunday’s tabgold-The Intelligent Bet! Maiden Plate, and was ridden out hands and heels, by Richard Fourie, to win by nearly three lengths.

A half-sister to champion DO IT AGAIN (Twice Over), Virginia Sweet had finished second last time out. She is the ninth two-year-old winner for her sire this season thus far.

William Longsword came up with another winner when his daughter LADY MACBETH scored a convincing win on Monday. That Lorenzo Karriem trained three-year-old made it career win number three when scoring by half a length at Greyville on Monday. Bred by Rathmor Stud, Lady Macbeth (who is bred on the same William Longsword/Galileo cross as G2 winner DYCE), races for Mario Ferreira.

William Longsword was one of three Klawervlei sires to enjoy success at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Monday with CAPTAIN OF ALL’s daughter LADY LEGEND landing Monday’s fifth race and POMODORO filly METEORIC victorious in the sixth race on the Greyville card.

One of the very best sons of his champion sire, William Longsword has four lots on offer at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale.