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October 4, 2016

Pivotal's Son's cracking strike rate

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Favour Stud’s resident sire Harry Hall has made a fine start to his stud career. The son of Pivotal, who is used as a private sire for the stud’s own mares, has been represented by just three runners to date –but all three have either won or finished in the money.

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Favour's Pride

Harry Hall’s first two winners including the useful filly Favour’s Pride, who finished second in last season’s Listed Lady Slipper Stakes, and that three-year-old looks sure to win some good races this season.

His other starters include Cutey Me, who ran a creditable third on her only outing, and the filly Olimpic Hall, who recently broke her maiden by four lengths over 1600 metres.
Favour Stud’s Renate Du Plessis says of Harry Hall, “At the moment Harry Hall is only available to Favour Stud mares, as he is a horse who is close to his owner (Ernst Du Preeze). He gives good front legs, height, and provides his offspring with a lovely action. While Harry Hall has covered very small books thus far, he will be receiving more mares this season, and we may put some of the resulting offspring on offer at future sales.” Himself a winner up to 1200m in South Africa, Harry Hall is a son of one of the world’s top stallions in Pivotal.

The latter, whose local runners also include the Guineas winners Amanee and Noordhoek Flyer, has been represented by more than 130 stakes winners including G1 winners/champions Sariska, Kyllachy, Regal Parade, Excellent Art, Golden Apples, Saoire, Halfway To Heaven, Buzzword, Megahertz, Immortal Verse and former Dubai World Cup hero African Story.

Pivotal , himself an outstanding broodmare sire and damsire of recent English classic winner Harbour Law, is also a top class sire of sires, with his G1 producing sire sons including Captain Rio, Kyllachy and the sensational young French sire Siyouni.

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Harry Hall

Harry Hall, who himself was bred by Varsfontein Stud, is also from an outstanding female line.
Out of a mare by Mr Prospector’s G1 winning son Jade Robbery (who himself is from the same family as Pivotal’s grandsire Nureyev), Harry Hall is related to numerous outstanding performers including G1 Melbourne Cup winner and G1 sire Jeune, G1 Flamingo Stakes hero Talinum, and G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas hero Atlante.

Harry Hall, who traces back directly in female line to 1000 Guineas winner Electra, also numbers former G1 Epsom Derby winner Spion Kop as a relative