The Backworth-bred Grade 1 winning daughter of Kahal, Chocolicious, features in Australia once more as her second filly, a weanling by Australian sire sensation Fastnet Rock, goes under the hammer Monday in Book 1 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale. She is catalogued as Lot 230 and is consigned by Holbrook Thoroughbreds as agent.
Over recent seasons the Gold Coast National Weanling Sale has produced many stars – whether in the sales ring at yearling or two-year-old sales or on the track at the elite level. These graduates have included Group One winners Pierro, Zoustar, Driefontein, Harry’s Son, Peggy Jean, Willow Magic and Sacred Star as well as Gregers, Whispering Brook, Mahuta, Alpha Miss, Eclair Choice and Redzel.
Chocolicious recently had her Frankel filly change hands for $610,000 down under at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale; the most expensive yearling filly by Frankel to sell in the Southern Hemisphere. Purchased by Shadwell Stud, the chestnut will find her way to South Africa to be trained by Mike de Kock.
Earning a Merit Rating of 105 in her racing career, Chocolicious won six races in South Africa from 1000m to 1200m, including the prestigious Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship, and placed a fine third in Dubai, in the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas, behind the formidable Galileo pairing of Mahbooba and Reem.
KwaZulu-Natal also boasts the only son of Fastnet Rock to stand at stud in South Africa in Curved Ball. Standing at Warwick and Karin Render's Bush Hill Stud near Mooi River, Curved Ball has produced two juvenile winners and six placed runners from just 11 starters.
As a broodmare sire, the now deceased Kahal stands on a current 'winners to runners percentage' of 39%. This is impressively above the likes of exceptional South African broodmare sires Al Mufti, Jallad, National Assembly and Jet Master.
||Fastnet Rock (AUS)
||Danehill (USA)||Danzig (USA)|
|Piccadilly Circus (AUS)||Royal Academy (USA)|
||Kahal (GB)||Machiavellian (USA)
|Just A Mirage (GB)|
|Candy Box (SAF)||Exclusive Patriot (USA)
|Our Casey’s Girl (SAF)