Jun 24, 2020

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Blistering Restart - Elusive Fort


new fee, new location but still in Robertson

A PRESS RELEASE was issued on 23rd June confirming new arrangements for Elusive Fort whose re-start is nothing short of blistering.

The icing on the cake has been provided by two of his young sons, the 3 year old OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE who won the SA Derby Gr1 so bravely and the 2 year old colt KOMMETDIDIENG who impressed all in his victory in the Klawervlei Farm Sale Race. Both of these look to have very bright futures indeed.

72% of Elusive Fort’s winners are at 1600 metres or less, leaving plenty for the classic distances. His remarkable genes – Sadler’s Wells, Fort Wood (including Fall Aspen) and the amazing “E” family including Empress Club, Epoque and the rest – make Elusive Fort one of those rare stallions who brings quality speed and quality stamina.

Having had three Full Books and several nearly full in the past few years, he will have an increasing number of representatives in coming seasons.

For 2020 he will stand for a fee of R10,000 + vat Live Foal with the “Pay When YouSell” option of R12,500 + vat. An AllanStallions Scale of fees will give even lower options for multiple bookings (see below).

In halving his fees, we are in part offering a major concession to the circumstances facing all of us breeders and in part encouraging quality mares at a modest fee to come to this remarkable stallion.

Having stood at Klipdrif Stud where our working relationship has always been good and Elusive Fort has thrived in good hands, it is appropriate now to see Elusive Fort move across Robertson to Black Swan Stud, the property of his Syndicate Principal, successful breeder Peter de Beyer. The farm is adjacent to Ridgemont-Highlands and is managed by Walter Cowe (063 662 1250 – GPS coordinates below), for many years Sir Philip Oppenheimer’s and his successor son’s Stud Manager in Newmarket before Walter and his wife Fran realised their long-held ambition to immigrate to South Africa about six years ago.

Walter was the “go to” teacher of yearling prep at the prestigious National Stud courses and has continued that practice at Black Swan where the whole team are welcoming Elusive Fort to his newly constructed stallion box with open arms.

All enquiries to Syndicate Managers David Allan and Symantha van Niekerk, Mobile/Whatsapp 072 740 9061 or +44 7774 697640 Landline 021 828 9288 or email davidallan@allanbloodlines.com — symvanniekerk@allanbloodlines.com


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