Frankel (GB) - Val de Ra (SAF) by Var (USA)
With a motto of “quality, not quantity”, one can hardly be surprised by the return to Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm last week of legendary Equus Champion Sprinter, Val de Ra, with her superb Frankel filly, Miss Frankel, intow.
And what a fitting new home the Avontuur paddocks make for this regally bred foal. Situated adjacent to the famed wine estate of the same name and nestled at the foot of the majestic Helderberg mountain, these sweet Cape pastures promise to nurture this youngster into the racehorse South Africans dream she can be.
Keith and I were fortunate to visit Avontuur last week and were thrilled to make the acquaintance of Miss Frankel who, we were told by Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh, is quickly becoming something of an internet sensation with her very own Facebook page, already notching up a following in excess of 400 fans! We’re not surprised though… this filly really is something special!