In the absence of South African spending on fillies for stud for southern time covering – due to the state of play in the SA market at the moment – we did not fill the “gap” to usual levels but did buy a juvenile winning UK black type placed mare for small money before the market “woke up” on the first day.

ON THE DARK SIDE (IRE) did it on the track although small, but has produced relatively strong selling foals/yearlings indicating no special size factor. In foal to first season son of KODIAC, KESSAAR, on a 10th February cover, she gives all the options to a client wanting a mare like that in Ireland.