Lot 466 – unnamed

Lot 466 2020 NYS unnamed

Out of the limited number of horses I assessed at the salesgrounds, here is the beast that flew beneath the radar and may well go on to win the war. No pics or video were available in the online media catalog, he was stabled in a spot easy to miss, and he came up late in the game when buyers were already departing the complex. He's the one that got away!! Except from Bass Racing who landed the winning bid at a price too painful to mention. Congrats to them. He looks like a destroyer-of-souls and the video doesn't quite capture the sheer foundational power of this future conqueror. He's still full of growth to come and his bone is right there to carry the world on top. And his price.. well it's just not right. Lot 466 unnamed; a colt by William Longsword out of Way of Escape (Grey's Inn (USA)) Rosedene Stud

Posted by Racehorse Traders on Monday, 3 August 2020


Age & Gender : yearling colt 
 : William Longsword 
Way of Escape
: Grey’s Inn (USA) 
Breeder : Rosedene

By WILLIAM LONGSWORD (2013 – Stud 2016), 6 wins, R4,901,250, at 1400 – 1600m, inc. Cape Guineas, Gr.1, CTS Mile. Half brother to REAL PRINCESS (SA Fillies Sprint, Gr.1). Dam, Pagan Princess was a winner and is the half-sister to SW’s KELLY (Champion – Gold Bowl, Gr.2), VICTORY MOON (Champion – UAE Derby, Gr.2), FLAME. By Champion Sire, multiple Champion 2YO sire CAPTAIN AL. From the family of SW’s IMBONGI (Zabeel Mile S, Gr.2), SPRING GARLAND (Gerald Rosenberg S, Gr.2), ORACLE NEWS (Southern Cross S, Gr.2), MAHUBO.

1st dam   
WAY OF ESCAPE, 4 wins, R200,250, at 3 to 5, 1400 – 2000m, placed, Half sister to MY CHOICE
          Bishop’s Choice; dam of 1 previous foal
     Miss Indiana (17 f. by Wylie Hall (AUS)): 2-y-o unraced.
2nd dam   
YOUR CHOICE5 wins, R139,350, at 2 to 3, 1000 – 1300m, inc. TR Lewis Memorial S, L, Jack 
          Patience H, L, placed 3 times, inc. 2nd SA Nursery, L, 3rd Pot O’ Gold Fillies & Mares S, L
          Own sister to DOLLAR FORTUNEMuscle Man;Half sister to CHASING GOLD (dam of
          GILDED MINARET), ACE PILOTTawny Sky; dam of 10 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners inc.:
     MY CHOICE (c. by Fort Wood (USA)): 9 wins, R521,135, at 2 to 6, 1300 – 1600m, inc. Byerley 
          Turk Plate, Gr.3, King’s Cup, Gr.3, Thukela Handicap, L, placed 8 times, inc. 3rd Sunday 
          Tribune SA Guineas Gr.1, Clairwood Christmas Handicap Gr.3, Christmas Handicap Gr.3.
     Bishop’s Choice (c. by Mellifont (USA)): 4 wins, R292,300, at 2 to 4, 1400 – 1600m, 16 places,
          inc. 2nd Racing Association Stakes, L.
     Rakanda (g. by Rakeen (USA)): 7 wins, in SA and Mauritius, placed 29 times.
3rd dam  
ROMAGNA (by Jan Ekels (GB)), winner, R3,960, at 3, 1400m, placed 5 times, Half sister to LAST 
        FLING; dam of 8 foals; 7 runners; 7 winners inc.:
     ACE PILOT8 wins, R207,805, 1000 – 1800m, JWS Langerman Memorial H, L, Computaform
          Guineas, L, 2nd Mainstay 1800, Gr.1, Cape of Good Hope Nursery Futurity, Gr.2.
     YOUR CHOICE: see above.
     CHASING GOLD6 wins, R327,950, at 2 to 5, 1000 – 2000m, inc. Gerald Rosenberg H, Gr.3
          placed 19 times, inc. 2nd Bloodline Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, DH Harris Memorial H, L, 3rd 
          Strelitzia S Gr.3, Gosforth Park Fillies S Gr.3, Maurice Passmore Hcp, L, 4th SA Fillies 
          Guineas Gr.1; dam of 4 winners inc.:
          GILDED MINARET5 wins, R790,760, at 2 to 4, 1000 – 2000m, inc. Golden Slipper, Gr.1
               Gold Bracelet, Gr.2, placed 6 times, inc. 2nd Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1
               Garden Province Stakes, Gr.1; dam of 1 winner.
          Protea: unraced; dam of 5 winners inc.: 
               Symbolik6 wins, R415,500, at 3 to 5, placed 10 times, inc. 2nd Memorial Mile, L.
     DOLLAR FORTUNEARCSA Champion Older Female in 1995, 6 wins
          R373,495, 1400 – 1800m, inc. Arc-En-Ciel Paddock S, Gr.1, Azalea H (F&M), L, 2nd Garden
          Province Stakes, Gr.1, Majorca S, Gr.2, 3rd Rothmans July Hcp Gr.1; dam of 1 winner.
     Tawny Sky5 wins, R44,475, 800 – 1000m, 15 places, inc. 2nd Snow Cruywagen H, Gr.3.
     Muscle Man7 wins, R252,490, 1000 – 1400m, 11 places, inc. 2nd SA Nursery,Gr.1.

4th dam  
ARABELLA (by Tiger Fish), placed, at 3, from 8 starts; dam of 8 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners:
     LAST FLING4 wins, inc. Ladies Mile, L, 2nd Country Cousin H, L, 3rd Country Cousin H, L.
     Be A Honey: winner, R1,190, at 2, 1000m; dam of 2 winners inc.: