Captain of All wins Gr1 Mercury Sprint in flying form

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Thoroughbred Sales are your chance to invest in a dream to experience the ultimate thrill of victory!

As a boutique stud farm our passion is to breed champions and for a small stud our success has been phenominal!

Invest in a racehorse from the breeders of Captain of All – Equus Champion Sprinter, highest Merit Rated horse in SA and with an international ranking of 121 the World’s 2nd Fastest Horse in 2015. And the Champion 2018/19 First Crop Sire.

Other graded stakes horses include Gimme One Night, Cousin Liz, over R5 million earner Cirillo and Al Mariachi who earned nearly a million in 5 months before departing to Mauritius.

In 2021, Riverton bred Pearl of Asia who also won the Gr1 Mercury Sprint that Captain of All had won by 4.5 lengths.

In 2022 Gr1 winner Astrix bred by the Riverside Grooms Co-op at Riverton brought home the gold. Chere For Me was crowned Champion 2YRO Filly in the EC Awards.

In 2023 Riverton Stud was awarded the Best Stud Farm in South Africa by the Mea Markets African Excellence Awards.

Riverton Stud consistently produces  stakes winners despite a small band of only 12 to 16 yearlings entering the thoroughbred market each year!


Our philosophy is to allow nature to dictate maturity without artificial interference which we believe is detrimental to the athlete. We breed for the racetrack and not the sales ring to give you the best chance to experience the thrill of winning without breaking the bank! 

See the art of breeding the natural way.


Thursday 18 & Friday 19 April  2024 from 10h00

Day 1 – Lots 1 to 230
  Day 2 – Lots 231 – 393

Estimated Time: 30 Lots per hour


TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Zoom available for online bidding. Contact Ashley De Klerk at


Riverton Stud proudly presents an exciting draft!


LOT 71


Colt  Stable H37





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Breeders comment:

Well balanced, good walking, high quality colt!.”

Lot 71: c Erupt x BrigtNumberFour, by Kahal

Riverton Stud will be offering a blue-blooded colt (Lot 71) descended in female line from Drohsky at this year’s National Yearling Sale!

Legendary broodmare Drohsky is widely regarded as one of the most important broodmares ever to retire to stud in South Africa. Not only did Drohsky herself produce legendary champion Lenin, her daughters and granddaughters were influential, and her numerous high-class descendants include such stars of the South African turf as Sea Cottage, Senor Santa, Flight Alert, Dancing Danzig, Evening Mist, Diza, Majestic Crown, and Speciality. Her ongoing influence can also be seen in that this season’s stakes winners Questioning and Senso Unico are both descended in female line from Drohsky.

Drohsky’s greatness can also be felt that a number of high-class gallopers are inbred to her – including Cape Of Good Hope Guineas winner Ocean City, Cape Derby winner Stella Maris, and SA Oaks winner Sea Mist.

This colt is a son of Dubawi’s dual G1 winning son Erupt, who is having a good season in 2023-2024. Erupt, who hails from the same family as such stellar stallions as Encosta De Lago, Flying Spur and Holy Roman Emperor, continues to make his presence felt on the South African turf. Erupt, whose first crop was headed by G3 Protea Stakes/Listed Storm Bird Stakes winner Karangetang, is the sire of this season’s World Sports Betting Grand Heritage winner Unzen as well as recent Listed Pongracz Olympic Dual Stakes heroine, Ripple Effect.

The colt on offer is a half-brother to two winners, as well as Anuschka’s World, who recently ran third at just the second time of asking. He is out of smart race mare BrigtNumberFour, a three-time winner who ran second in the Listed Banyana Handicap.
A daughter of high-class sire and broodmare sire Kahal, BrigtNumberFour is a full-sister to speedy G1 Computaform Sprint winner Noble Heir, the dam of Australian G3 winner Crown Witness.

BrigtNumberFour’s fifth dam is Maritime, one of the very best granddaughters of Drohsky! Maritime produced a pair of July winners in the form of Naval Escort and legendary champion Sea Cottage, and Cape Derby hero Top Gallant.




Filly  Stable H9




WITHDRAWN subsequent to minor injury. Not lame but swelling on leg. We don’t believe in hothousing our youngsters – she must have bumped herself running during the storm. 

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Breeders comment:

Big, rangy, good walking filly.


LOT 321


Colt  Stable H36



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Breeders comment:

“Big strong colt with loads of presence!”

Lot 321: c Master Of My Fate -Seventh Heart, by Seventh Rock

Riverton Stud will be offering a very well-bred colt (Lot 321) by this high-class stallion at the upcoming National Yearling Sale. This colt is out of a three-time winning own-sister to Klawervlei Farm Sale Race winner Rock The Globe (who ran third, to multiple Equus Champion Got The Greenlight, in the G1 Premiers Champion Stakes), and half-sister to R8 000 000 plus earner Illuminator.

Former G2 Premier Trophy/G2 Peninsula Handicap winner Master Of My Fate has consistently enjoyed success since he retired to stud in 2014. His first crop yielded four stakes’ winners headed by graded stakes winners African Adventure, Indi Anna and Twist Of Fate. The latter finished first, second or third in no fewer than ten graded or listed races, with Twist Of Fate’s biggest career victory coming in the 2019 G2 KRA Guineas where his beaten rivals included triple G1 winner Soqrat.

Master Of My Fate’s second crop produced five black type winners, including Derby winning filly American Princess, G2 SA Fillies Nursery winner Basadi Faith, and 2022 ListedTAB4Racing Algoa Cup hero Han Solo.
This crop also produced the high-class Driving Miss Daisy, who finished second in all of the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas, G1 Cartier Paddock Stakes and G1 Woolavington 2000.

Subsequent crops have unleashed a flood of black type winners headed by Equus Champion Tempting Fate, G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes winner Zarina and G1 Premiers Champion Stakes queen Sentbydestiny.

Master Of My Fate is also the sire of G2 World Sports Betting Guineas winner Zapatillas, this season’s G3 Betway Victory Moon Stakes hero Atticus Finch, and graded stakes winner Gem King, Pretty Betty, and Sea Master, among many others.

The colt on sale’s dam Seventh Heart is also a half-sister to three-time winner Massachusetts, whose son William Robertson has earned more than R1.8 million in prize money. William Robertson had, at the time of writing, had won ten times with the classy gelding’s victories including triumphs in both the 2022 G2 Topbet Mike O’Connor Joburg Spring Challenge and 2022 G3 Tony Ruffel Stakes. The versatile William Robertson also finished second, to Horse Of The Year Captain’s Ransom, in the 2022 G1 Mercury Sprint and second in the 2023 G1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint, behind champion sprinter Isivunguvungu. (In finishing second in the Computaform Sprint William Robertson relegated subsequent Horse Of The Year Princess Calla into third spot).

The well-bred Seventh Heart is herself a daughter of Pacific Lights, who finished runner up in the Listed Lady’s Bracelet. In turn, Pacific Lights is an Al Mufti half-sister to G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner Silver Arc.

Further back, this is also the family of such G1 winners as Family Tree, Jumpup And Kissme, and Sea Warrior to name just three!


LOT 325 As Agent

Lotus Silk

Filly  Stable H8



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Breeders comment:

“Tall, very attractive, athletic filly!

Very successful cross of Rafeef over Var mares resulting in Dual Gr1 winner Thunderstruck and Gr1 winner Master Archie”.

Lot 325: Lotus Silk f Rafeef -Shanna, by Var

This filly’s first three dams were sired by Var, Badger Land and Al Mufti respectively – making her an attractive future broodmare prospect!

The 2017 G1 Computaform Sprint winner Rafeef, South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2020-2021, is enjoying another wonderful run of success this season. The full brother to champion Mustaaqeem has been responsible for a range of stakes winners in 2023-2024, with Rafeef’s current flagbearers including the graded stakes winners Mrs Browning, Mover And Shaker, and Thunderstruck, progressive Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial winner Frances Ethel, Listed War Of Athena Handicap queen Juliet Tango, Betway Swallow Stakes heroine Troppo Veloce and Listed Spinawina Slots Cape Summer Stayers Handicap hero Aragosta. The latter, who has earned nearly R2 000 000 in prize money, had also been victorious in the 2022 G1 World Sports Betting SA Derby.

At the time of writing, Rafeef had been responsible for more stake’s winners in South Africa this season than the likes of Vercingetorix, Lancaster Bomber, Trippi, Silvano and Dynasty to name but a few.

Rafeef shares his legendary sire Redoute’s Choice with a host of top-class stallions including Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Stratum and the exciting young South African sire Buffalo Bill Cody.

Riverton Stud, As Agent, will be offering a beautifully bred daughter, in the form of Lotus Silk (Lot 325), of this wonderful sire at this year’s National Yearling Sale.

Lotus Silk, a half-sister to 2021 G2 World Sports Betting Dingaans contender Little Prince, is out of the well-bred Var mare Shanna. A full sister to Listed Riverside Handicap winner Lochlorien, Shanna is also a half-sister to Mauritian champion Tandragee, and to the classy Gothic.

The latter not only won the Listed Kenilworth Cup, but he also finished second, beaten just half a length, in the G1 SA Derby, and Gothic banked more than R750 000 during his career.

Shanna’s dam Mysterious Land, a twice winning daughter of twice champion South African sire Badger Land, was herself a half-sister to Listed Secretariat Stakes/Listed Byerley Turk Plate victor Mister Assembly. The latter was sired by National Assembly, the broodmare sire of Rafeef!

Shanna herself is a direct descendant of South Africa’s most famous thoroughbred broodmare in the form of Drohsky, with the latter’s numerous top-class descendants such South African stars as Sea Cottage, Senor Santa, Creator, Majestic Crown, Evening Mist, Dancing Danzig, Naval Escort, and Flight Alert. The latter, brilliant winner of the 2002 G1 Cape Argus Guineas, was sired, like Rafeef’s outstanding dam, by National Assembly.

Lotus Silk is bred on the same Rafeef/Var cross as G1 winners Master Archie (Computaform Sprint) and Thunderstruck (Gold Medallion). Australian sire, and G1 XXXX Golden Rose winner, In The Congo was sired by another son of Redoute’s Choice (in the form of Snitzel) with In The Congo out of the Var sired champion In The Congo.

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