Who We Are

Breeders of internationally competitive Thoroughbred race horses.

The Oldlands Stud motto is ”Quality of life for horses”. Oldlands Stud is owned and run by Barbara Sanne, her son Professor Ian Sanne and his wife Ingeborg, assisted by stud Manager Nicolene Dormehl. Together our experienced and dedicated team of staff are hands-on to ensure the well-being of the horses, with veterinarian Martin Denkhaus focused on their reproductive health.

Oldlands Stud is situated on 200 Hectares of land in the Hemel en Aarde Valley near Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa. The combination of the Mediterranean climate, as well as being in an area free of African Horse Sickness makes this an ideal location for breeding quality, well-developed horses. The farm works on biodynamic principles, with Elsenburg Agricultural College advising on soil samples so the mixed grazing is grown on balanced soil, ensuring only the best for our horses!

The stud cares for 45 mares and their offspring, with resident stallion Indigo Magic (GB) by Gone West (USA) out of Oaks winner Lady Carla (GB). Oldlands mares also visit various Western Cape stallions in which the farm has invested.

With two runners in the Dubai World Cup: Lucky Find and Sanshaawes, as well as five winners in the UK, the stud has proven to be internationally competitive.

``Quality Of Life For Horses``

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BSA August Two Year Old Sale 2021

20 – 21 August 2021
Lot 44 Keep the Fort

Lot 44 - Keep The Fort

Elusive Fort out of Keep Icy Calm

By ELUSIVE FORT (2002 – Stud 2010), 7 wins, 1300 – 2450m. inc. SA Derby, Gr.1, Daily
News Two Thousand, Gr.1, Horse Chestnut Stakes, Gr.1, Hawaii Stakes, Gr.2. Equus
Champion Male Stayer. Half-brother to Gr.3 winner EASYJADEASY. Sire of winners inc.

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Lot 128 Katarina the Great

Lot 128 - Katarina The Great

Master Of My Fate out of Queen Dagmar

By MASTER OF MY FATE (2009 -Stud 2014), 6 wins, 1200 – 1800m, inc. Premier Trophy Gr.2, Peninsula H, Gr.2. World Thoroughbred Ranking: 116 (in 2014). By Horse of Year & seven times Champion sire JET MASTER, sire of Champions POCKET POWER, MYTHICAL FLIGHT, J J THE JET PLANE, etc. He is out of Equus Champion PROMISEFROMMYHEART grandam of Triple Crown winner MALMOOS. Sire of winners TEMPTING FATE (Gr.1), SENTBYDESTINY (Gr.1), ZARINA (Gr.1), TWIST OF FATE, BASADI FAITH, GIFT FOR THE GAP, PRETTY BETTY, AMERICAN PRINCESS, AFRICAN ADVENTURE, INDI ANNA, MASTER SUPREME, NATIVE TONGUE.

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Lot 247 Canadian Summer

Lot 247 - Canadian Summer

Oratorio out of Autumn Splendour

By ORATORIO (IRE) (2002- Stud Ireland & Australia 2006, South Africa 2013), Champion 2YO Colt in France in 2004, Champion 3YO in Ireland in 2005, 6 wins, £1,057,520, at 1200-2000m, inc. Grand Criterium Gr.1, Irish Champion S, Gr.1, Coral Eclipse S, Gr.1, 2nd Irish Two Thousand Guineas Gr.1. TFR 128. Sire of RAVE – MILITARY ATTACK(HK) (Gr.1), TEMIDA (Gr.1), BIZ THE NURSE (Gr.1), MANAWANUI (Gr.1), BEETHOVEN (Gr.1), MOURINHO (Gr.1), BANCHEE (Gr.1), CHERRY COLLECT, VIZTORIA, LOLLY FOR DOLLY, TORIO’S QUEST. Sire in SA of wnrs VAN HALEN (Gr.1), DIVINE ODYSSEY, MARDI GRAS, VIVA RIO, CUE THE MUSIC, OTTIMO, SNAPSCAN, LOVE BOMB

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Lot 288 Cybotix

Lot 288 - Cybotix

Pomodoro out of Cyber Magic

By POMODORO (2008 -Stud 2014), 8 wins, 1160m-2450m, Vodacom Durban July Gr.1, SA Derby Gr.1, Tony Ruffel S Gr.3, KZN Guineas Trial L, 2nd SA Classic Gr.1, 3rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, Gr.1, Gold Challenge Gr.1, Champions Cup Gr.1. By Horse of the Year and seven times Champion sire JET MASTER. His dam Broodmare Of The Year. Leading first Season Sire in 2017-18. Sire of winners RETURN FLIGHT (Champion 2YO Filly and Gr.1 winner), RUSSIAN ROCK (Gr.1), LEOPOLD, CIRILLO, GOLDEN BELLE, CARALLUMA, Royal Italian (s/p), Putontheredlight (s/p), Cornish Pomodoro (s/p), Westlife (s/p), Cedar Man (s/p), etc.

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Lot 304 Summer of Dreams

Lot 304 - Summer Of Dreams

What A Winter out of Earn A Moon

By WHAT A WINTER (2007 – Stud 2013), Equus Champion Sprinter twice, Equus Champion Older Male, 15 wins, 1000-1600m, Cape Flying Ch’ship, Gr.1 (twice), Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Computaform Sprint, Gr.1, Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Diadem S, Gr.2 (twice), Sophomore Sprint, L, etc. Champion first season sire in 2016/17. Sire of winners CLOUDS UNFOLD (Gr.1), RUSSET AIR (Gr.1), WARRIOR’S REST (Gr.1), MAGICAL WONDERLAND, DUTCH PHILIP, ARMANDO, SNOW REPORT, WINTER SMOKE, SARAH, THREE TWO CHARLIE, HELLO WINTER HELLO, FABIAN, SACRED ARROW, CELESTIAL LOVE, FORT WINTER, WHATEVER NEXT, No Laying Up, Expressfromtheus.

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