What A Winter (SAF)

Western Winter - Waseela (Ahonoora) bay, 2007 - height 15.3hh

  • Drakenstein Stud - W. Cape
Thoroughbred horse What A Winter side profile

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Race Record

In South Africa, 15 wins, 1000-1600m, at 2 to 5

Rated MR 127

Equus Champion Sprinter in 2012 & 2013

Equus Champion Older Male in 2012

at 2   WON in his only start

at 3   WON Gr1 Cape Flying Ch’ship (1000m)

         WON Gr2 Selangor Cup (1600m)

          WON Sophomore Sprint-(L) (1200m)

           2nd  Gr1 Computaform Sprint (1000m)

           2nd  Gr3 Cape Classic (1400m)

at  4  WON Gr1 Mercury Sprint (1200m)

         WON Gr2 Diadem S. (1200m)

          2nd   Gr1 Cape Flying Ch’ship (1000m)

          3rd    Gr1 Computaform Sprint (1000m)

at 5    WON Gr2 Diadem S. (1200m)

          WON Gr1 Cape Flying Ch’ship (1000m)

          WON Gr1 Computaform Sprint (1000m)

           3rd     Gr1 Mercury Sprint (1200m)

Sire Line

WESTERN WINTER – 5 wins in USA, 1200-1400m, Gr1/Gr2 placed. Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes. Sire of Champions (incl 2 Horse of the Year). Champion sire (3x). Sire of sires. Sires of 18 Gr1 races

Notable progeny incl. Yard-Arm (99c – Dancing Champ, Beau Charles) – Horse of the Year; Winter Solstice (00c – Melun, Drum Beat) – Horse of the Year; Fearless (03c – Foveros, Persian Wonder) – Champion 2yo; Argonaut (04c – Del Sarto, Abadan) – Champion 2yo - sire; What A Winter (07c – Ahonoora, Troy) - sire; Red Ray (10c – Pas de Quoi, Northfields) - sire; Capetown Noir (09c – Fort Wood, Northern Guest) - sire; Set Afire (98c – Northfields, Plum Bold); Lady Windermere (05f – Averof, Sovereign Dice); Surveyor (99c – Northfields, Con Brio); Reveille Boy (99c – Dancing Champ, Peaceable Kingdom); Fair Maiden (01f – Priceless Asset, Flower Power); Bad Girl Runs (02f – Sadler’s Wells, Sharpen Up); Nania (04f – Pas de Quoi, Northfields); Warm White Night (05c – Foveros, Capriole) - sire; On Her Toes (05f – Badger Land, Accipiter); Attenborough (13c - Caesour, Jallad); Winterinthewoods (05f – Fort Wood, Foveros); Ice Cube (00c – Trigger Finger, Peaceable Kingdom); Roxanne (02f – Royal Chalice, Jungle Cove); Silver Mist (02c – Palace Music, London Bells); Lion Tamer (02c – Comic Blush, Spanish Air) - sire; Cold As Ice (11f – National Assembly, Harry Hotspur); Kingvoldt (11c – Parade Leader, Northfields); Redberry Lane (13f - Jallad, Centaine); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Western Winter’s dam Chilly Hostess is by Vice Regent out of Impressive Lady. Vice Regent is kinbred 3x4x5x5x6 Lady Angela x Composure x Golden Feast x Most Beautiful x Bellamia. Impressive Lady is kinbred 4x4x3x4x5 Picture x Lavendula x Lady Angela x Sceptical x Golden Feast. The key is Golden Feast, dam of Nandi who is doubled in the pedigree of Chilly Hostess.

Western Winter’s sire Gone West is kinbred 4x3 Miss Dogwood x Mixed Marriage (dam of Tamerett). Mixed Marriage, who may be the key to Western Winter’s pedigree, is close kin to all of Lady Angela, Composure, Sceptical, Most Beautiful, Picture, Lavendula – and above all Golden Feast, who ties it all together.

GONE WEST line sires in South Africa: Capetown Noir, Red Ray, What A Winter (Western Winter);

Pedigree

Western Winter
1992
Gone WestMr ProspectorRaise A Native - Native Dancer
Gold Digger - Nashua
SecrettameSecretariat - Bold Ruler
Tamerett - Tim Tam
Chilly Hostess
1982
Vice RegentNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Victoria Regina - Menetrier
Impressive LadyImpressive - Court Martial
Chilly - Nearctic
Waseela
1989
Ahonoora
1975
LorenzaccioKlairon - Clarion
Phoenissa - The Phoenix
Helen NicholsMartial - Hill Gail
Quaker Girl - Whistler
Wassl's Sister
1982
TroyPetingo - Petition
La Milo - Hornbeam
HayloftTudor Melody - Tudor Minstrel
Haymaking - Galivanter

Pedigree

What A Winter traces in the bottom female line to the mare Selene, dam of influential sires Hyperion, Pharamond, Sickle, Hunter’s Moon. The pedigree build-up of What A Winter shows kin-breeding through Selene and descendants through consecutive generations.

Suitable Lines

Suitable mares for What A Winter could include

  • Fort Wood & sons Horse Chestnut, Dynasty, Elusive Fort, Fort Defiance – and their female lines, notably the Argentine E-family and Miss Lily/Lily
  • Sources of Aurora – as in Acropolis, Alycidon, Borealis (Counter Action, Right Approach, Kahal, Tara’s Halls, Count duBois)
  • Sources of Owen Tudor (Mixed Marriage, Tudor Minstrel, Tudor Melody, Sweet Song, Abernant, Golden Thatch, Royal Chalice, Harry Hotspur, Foveros, London News, National Emblem, etc)
  • Sources of Forli (Home Guard, Golden Thatch, Special/Sadler’s Wells/Nureyev)
  • Sources of Pharamond (Menow as in Tom Fool/Buckpasser – widespread, but notably Al Mufti, Northern Guest, National Assembly, AP Indy/Seattle Slew, Seeking The Gold)
  • Sources of Sickle (Damascus – with Buckpasser in Captain Al, with Borealis in Counter Action; Rollins/Jet Master; Mecca Road)
  • Sources of All Moonshine (Mossborough – notably Saumarez, Kabool, Spectrum, Casey Tibbs)
  • Sources of Swaps/Khaled, Pretense (Fort Wood), Flower Bowl (Jallad, Badger Land/Badger’s Drift, Parade Leader, Danehill, Caesour)

(posted 2013)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2014 297,656 32 1.3 250,000 24 1.26
2015 425,303 33 1.8 119,808 26 0.98
2016 242,586 29 1.05 218,382 34 1.42
2017 234,571 35 1.41 180,893 28 1.41
2018 243,824 34 1.13 169,167 30 1.12
2019 252,903 31 1.2 203,333 33 1.67
2020 331,176 17 1.75 248,846 13 1.53

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
68% 26% 3% 3% 1% 250

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Dutch Philip 14c 5 (2) 10 (3) R 4,285,400 119
Celestial Love 17f 5 (2) 3 (1) R 445,250 114
ExpressFromTheUS 16c 6 (0) 10 (2) R 512,200 113
Clouds Unfold 15f 9 (5) 5 (5) R 2,561,975 112
Russet Air 15c 5 (2) 11 (3) R 1,300,200 112
Warrior's Rest 14c 6 (1) 10 (4) R 1,067,375 107
Hello Winter Hello 16f 6 (3) 3 (2) R 447,175 106
Fabian 15c 4 (1) 6 (1) R 369,775 105
Sarah 16f 6 (1) 6 (2) R 596,375 105
Magical Wonderland 14f 5 (3) 3 (2) R 1,421,250 105

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 19% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 24,082
What A Winter 14% 13% 23% 30% 14% 6% 50% 20% 204

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 18% 26% 20% 7% 2% 29% 9% 23,572
What A Winter 12% 15% 27% 26% 14% 6% 46% 20% 205

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Arctic Drift 2016 colt 80/95/91/-/75
  • Pacific Charm (Sportsworld x Twig Moss)
  • 2nd Gr3 Variety Club S. 1600m
  • Casa Inverno 2018 filly 97/-/-/-/-
  • Mission House (Greys Inn x Krusenstern)
  • 3rd Gr3 Strelitzia S. 1100m
  • Celestial Storm 2015 filly 100/58/-/-/-
  • Levitate (Spaceship x Dancing Champ)
  • 3rd Gr2 Southern Cross S. 1000m
  • Danilo Danilovitch 2018 colt 104/-/-/-/-
  • The Merry Widow (Captain Al x Jallad)
  • 3rd Somerset 1200 (L) 1200m
  • Fort Winter 2014 colt 93/-/-/-/-
  • Fort Fox (Fort Wood x Russian Fox)
  • Won E-Cape Nursery (L) 1200m
  • Hithemhardsunshine 2019 colt 97/-/-/-/-
  • Agra (Trippi x National Assembly)
  • 2nd Somerset 1200 (L) 1200m
  • Humdinger 2018 filly 82/87/-/-/-
  • Himalayan Hill (Fort Wood x Efisio)
  • Won Off To Stud S. (L) 1600m
  • Magic Tycoon 2019 filly 92/-/-/-/-
  • Tycoon Chief (More Than Ready x Last Tycoon)
  • 2nd Ruffian S. (L) 1000m
  • Miss Cool 2019 filly 100/96/-/-/-
  • French Rose (Miesque's Approval x Badger's Drift)
  • Won Gr2 SA Nursery 1160m
  • Origami 2017 colt 87/83/92/88/75
  • Magical Dynasty (Dynasty x Rakeen)
  • 2nd Sledgehammer S. (L) 1800m
  • Pretty Penny 2014 filly 96/-/-/-/-
  • Magic Penny (Silvano x Kentucky Slew)
  • 2nd Bauhinia Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Sabatini 2019 filly 88/-/-/-/-
  • Distinta Wells (Poliglote x Rare Performer)
  • 2nd Gr3 Strelitzia S. 1100m
  • Sacred Arrow 2015 colt 89/103/-/-/-
  • Cheyenne (Rambo Dancer x Best By Test)
  • Won Memorial Mile (L) 1600m
  • Snow Report 2016 colt 92/99/-/-/-
  • Snug As A Bug (Qui Danzig x Western Winter)
  • Won Gr3 Langerman 1500m
  • Spring Fling 2015 colt 76/85/92/89/88
  • High Horse Lady (Oasis Dream x Imperial Ballet)
  • 3rd Gr3 KZN Derby 2400m
  • Spydas Corner 2017 colt 97/87/-/-/-
  • Clarion Call (Kabool x Elliodor)
  • 2nd Umngeni Handicap (L) 1000m
  • Winter Flight 2017 colt 94/-/-/-/-
  • Fly Phillippa (Dynasty x Kingmambo)
  • 3rd Umngeni Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Winter Storm 2015 colt 100/69/-/-/-
  • Sierra Lily (National Emblem x Bush Telegraph)
  • 2nd Gr3 Lebelo Sprint 1000m
  • Winter Sun 2016 filly 89/89/-/-/-
  • Sharada (Parade Leader x Darshaan)
  • 3rd Gr2 Debutante S. 1200m
  • You Know Who 2018 colt 84/88/94/81/60
  • Lebombo Breeze (Giant's Causeway x Dubai Destination)
  • 3rd EC Guineas (L) 1600m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1.16
  • Stamina 1268m
  • Stakes Wins 8%
  • Black Type 12%
  • winners/runners% 62%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2014 38 34 23 68% 3 9% 3 9% 60 1.37 79 1296m
2015 42 38 26 68% 3 8% 5 13% 78 1.12 78 1298m
2016 40 36 25 69% 3 8% 6 17% 64 1.12 76 1340m
2017 42 37 22 59% 0 0% 6 16% 74 1.3 75 1339m
2018 47 38 24 63% 3 8% 5 13% 50 1.11 74 1299m
2019 41 22 8 36% 0 0% 1 5% 9 0.93 75 1038m

Fillies

  • SSI 1.23
  • Stamina 1211m
  • Stakes Wins 4%
  • Black Type 10%
  • winners/runners% 59%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2014 36 32 21 66% 1 3% 3 9% 46 1.23 71 1352m
2015 39 34 22 65% 1 3% 2 6% 65 1.32 76 1235m
2016 41 36 19 53% 2 6% 4 11% 40 1.14 68 1163m
2017 38 35 21 60% 3 9% 5 14% 55 1.2 73 1210m
2018 54 44 32 73% 1 2% 3 7% 57 1.14 72 1217m
2019 50 30 10 33% 1 3% 3 10% 12 1.36 69 1086m

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Futura (SAF)

Dynasty - Scribblin' The Cat (Badger's Drift)

Gold Standard (SAF)

Trippi - Olympic Dam (Model Man)

One World (SAF)

Captain Al - Aquilonia (Giant's Causeway)

Trippi (USA)

End Sweep - Jealous Appeal (Valid Appeal)

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