KZN-Bred Gypsy's Warning Sells For $1.05 Million At Keeneland
KZN-Bred Gypsy's Warning - bred by Rathmor Stud - was sold at the Keeneland November sale today for $1.05 million. She was being offered as a racing/broodmare prospect and is expected to run on 25 November in the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes, a race she has won previously. She will remain with her previous trainer, Graham Motion. Sold by Denali Stud on behalf of Team Valor and Green Lantern Stable - she was sold to dissolve a partnership. She was purchased by Flaxman Holdings. She was hip number 338, sold in the second session of the sale that runs from the 7 - 17 November.
The mare by Mogok out of Gypsy Queen by Royal Chalice has earned a total of $512,912. Interestingly enough, Flaxman Holdings who purchased the 6-year old mare bred her sire Mogok. Gypsy's Warning originally sold for R170 000 at 2007 Emperor's Palace National Yearling Sale.
From the age of 2 to 5 she has won over distances of 1200 - 1800 metres, including the SA Fillies Classic Grade 1, Thekwini Fillies Stakes Grade 1, and in America under ownership of Team Valor, she has won the Matriarch Stakes Grade 1, Acacia Handicap Grade 3, Eatontown Handicap Grade 3. She has placed 7 times - her South African placings including a third in the Golden Slipper Grade 1, the Woolavington 2000 Grade 1, Empress Club Stakes Grade 1, the Ipi Tombe Challenge Grade 2, and the Strelitzia Stakes Grade 3. In America she has placed in the Beverly D Stakes Grade 1, and the Yellow Ribbon Stakes Grade 1, and more recently ran a third in the Miss Liberty Listed Stakes.
Gypsy Queen foaled another beautiful bay filly (who bears a strong resemblance to her half-sister Gypsy's Warning) on 24 September by Fort Wood at Rathmor Stud.
Gypsy's Warning to date has had 5 wins in South Africa and 2 wins in USA.
This 2011 filly is a full-sister to Gypsy Madonna, who sold for R1 350 000 to Varsfontein Stud at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales.
Gypsy Queen, by 1988 Durban July winner Royal Chalice out of Sara's Warning(GB) by Caveat(GB) is the dam of 6 runners and 4 winners including another Graded Stakes winner, Surabi (by Wolfhound). Gypsy Queen is a full-sister to Royal Prophecy and Noble Destiny; both Graded Stakes winners. Her half-sister Emperor's Warning has produced Grade 3 Matchem Stakes winner Tales Of Bravery (by Kahal). Gypsy Queen is being sent to Kahal to be covered this season.
Rathmor Stud won the Equus Breeder Award 2011 For International Achievement for Gypsy's Warning.