Elusive Fort – Adorable (Captain Al)

Bay 2017, Height 16.1 hh
Fee Details: 2023 – R20,000 (R5k nom, R15k live foal)

The People’s Champion’ One of only Five horses in modern history to WIN the July / Met double

6 wins, 1200-2200m, at 2 to 5
Rated MR 129

At 3 WON Gr1 Durban July (2200m)
         WON Gr3 Politician S. (1800m)
3rd Gr1 Daily News 2000 (2000m)
3rd Gr2 SA Guineas (1600m)

At 4 WON Gr1 Cape Met (2000m)
2nd Gr1 Queen’s Plate (1600m)
2nd Gr1 Champion’s Cup (1800m)
3rd Gr1 Horse Chestnut S. (1600m)

At 5 3rd Gr2 Green Point S. (1600m)
2nd Gr1 Cape Met (2000m)

ELUSIVE FORT – 7 wins, 1300-2450m, incl Gr1 Daily News 2200, Gr1 SA Derby, Gr1 Horse Chestnut S.; Equus Champion Male Stayer in 2006; sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; sire of sires.

Notable progeny incl. Kommetdieding (17c – Captain Al, Russian Fox); Siren’s Call (11f – West Man, Wolf Power); Out Of Your League (16c – Windrush, Del Sarto); Lauderdale (12f – Western Winter, Hawaii); Catch Twentytwo (17c – Argonaut, Jet Master); Big Burn (18f – Argonaut, Jet Master); Ernie (12c – Captain Al, Centenary); Chitengo (15f – Montjeu, Ezzoud); Freedom Charter (14f – Captain Al, Centenary); Fort Ember (12f – Kahal, All Fired Up); Elusivenchantment (12f – Qui Danzig, Quick Turnover); Elusive Heart (14f – Indigo Magic, Al Mufti); Sprinkles (18f – Tiger Ridge, Western Winter); Secret Potion (14f – Parade Leader, Devilish Ninja); Safe Harbour (13f – Rakeen, Peacetime); London Roads (18c – Strike Smartly); Elevated (13c – Spaceship, Dancing Champ); Shavout (17c – Al Mufti, Pompeii Court); Crowded House (15f – Toreador, Model Man); Naval Guard (17c – Toreador, Scuffleburg); Woodland’s Forest (13c – Belong To Me, Unbridled); Paddington (13c – Silvano, Badger Land); Elusive Trader (15c – Var, Centenary); Western Fort (16c – Western Winter, Fort Wood); Red Ten (17c – Windrush, Father Rooney); Arapaho (16c – Captain Al, Lambent Light); etc.

Sadler’s Wells line sires in South Africa:  Admiral Kitten (Kitten’s Joy); Elusive Fort (Fort Wood), Kommetdieding (Elusive Fort); Act Of War, Futura, Horizon, Legislate (Dynasty); Flying The Flag, Global View, The United States (Galileo); New Predator (New Approach); Potala Palace (Singspiel)

Stands at Klawervlei Stud Farm

Stud Master – John Köster
PO Box 266, Bonnievale, 6730
Tel: 023 616 2980 / Fax: 023 616 2548
Cell: 082 880 7943