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John Freeman provides a complete stallion syndication and marketing service. The Freeman Stallion portfolio includes South Africa’s most successful stallions. Criteria for the selection of new additions to the portfolio are rigorously applied to ensure that the Freeman Stallion portfolio’s high strike rate of success is ensured.
We have added globally respected research tools in G1 Goldmine and TrueNicks to assist breeders in their mating choices. We also produce our own annual Stallion Book which showcases the stallions in our portfolio.
The words “Gr1 Winner” and “Champion” reflect the highest values in our industry. These highly prized titles are considerately conferred upon a select few horses for specific, well known reason and is a thread that runs solidly through the sires we represent. Phenotype and Genotype play a vital role, yet often dictated by fashion. Gr1 winners are rare, Champions rarer still. We don’t confer these titles on our sires ourselves; this is done by the world’s best rating systems. Our aim is always to get better.
Good mares provide a strong backbone, a good stallion can upgrade even the weakest mare. By ensuring that we represent the best possible stock we stack the odds of striking gold in your favour. Remaining focused on these simple values has served us well.
We are truly humbled by the support we have received from the people who have entrusted our team with the management of these magnificent stallions. Our sincere thanks to those who, in the past, have made the current champion sires what they are and who pave the way for our future champion sires.
The portfolio advertises “Present and Future Champion Sires”
Present Champion Sires:
- Captain Al
Aiming for his 7th 2yo Sire Championship in 2015. Twice Equus Outstanding Sire. Sire of 33 Gr1 horses. Sire of 2x Equus Champions.
Twice Equus Outstanding Sire. Sire of 10 Equus Awards incl two Horses of the Year: Legislate & Irish Flame + Beach Beauty (2x KZN Horse of the Year). Sire of 13 Gr1 horses.
- Philanthropist (USA)
Leading All-Weather Sire in North America 2014. Champion Classic Sire in Canada. Sire of 2 Champions from his small 1st crop: Pender Harbour & Phil’s Dream. Top SA sale price in 2015: R1.4m.
- Trippi (USA)
Champion SA 1st Season Sire 2012. Champion Sire Florida. Sire of 3 Gr1 winners from first 3 crops in SA.
Future Champion Sires:
- Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)
The only horse to beat dual Horse of the Year Variety Club - TWICE!! 1st 3yo to win the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in 40 years. New Freshman Sire sale record: R1.7m
Breathtaking class & movie star looks. The best Classic Horse in SA 2011/2012. Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr1 Cape Derby, Gr1 Daily News & 2nd Gr1 Queen’s Plate (twice). 1st foals due 2015..
- Jay Peg
A leading Freshman Sire by stakes winners. A leading sire with his 1st three crops. Equus International Horse of the Year & dual Equus Champion - TFR 126
- Master Of My Fate
The product of a series of Champions. 8 starts - 6 wins in a row in 8 months. Four Equus Champions in the 1st three generations of his dam line. 1st foals due 2015.
- Pathfork (USA)
Irish Champion 2yo. Undefeated at 2 yrs including Gr1 & Gr2. Highest rated 2yo in Ireland 2010. 1st crop on sale 2015
- Potala Palace
Outstandingly bred Gr1 winner. Linebred to one of the best sire producing families in the world - the Simon’s Shoes family of Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Thatch, etc. 1st foals due 2015.
- Querari (GER)
Champion, Gr1 winner (beating 4 champions). Top rated Older Horse Germany 2010 - TFR 121. Son of leading UK sire Oasis Dream. 3x winning dam, daughter of Champion 2yo, Champion 3yo Quebrada. First 2yo winners & stakes horses in 2015.
- Twice Over (GB)
Dual Champion Racehorse. Won 4 Gr1 races & over $4m. UK & Joint European Champion 2009. 13 of the first 14 sires in his pedigree are Champions.
- What A Winter
Joint 3rd highest rated sprinter in the world 2013. Equus Champion Older Male 2012. Equus Champion Sprinter 2012 & 2013
- Wylie Hall (AUS)
1st Gr1 Champions Challenge, 1st Gr1 SA Derby, 1st past post Gr1 Durban July. Half-brother to ABSOLUTE CHAMPION - Champion Sprinter - 1200m track record. Son of the legendary Redoute’s Choice.