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First winner by Beresford hero Albert Hall

ALBERT Hall, winner of the 2004 Beresford Stakes and runner-up to Motivator in the Racing Post Trophy for Aidan O'Brien, got off the mark as a stallion on Wednesday when Albert's Vigilence won a 5f event at Kenilworth in South Africa.

The colt was bred by Klawervlei Stud, which is also home to Albert Hall. The son of Danehill stands forR8,000.

Tuesday's card at Scottsville saw Maine Chance Farm's Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Black Minnaloushe sire his first South African-bred winner in another Klawervlei graduate, Nine Cat Tail.

Black Minnaloushe spent five seasons at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, from where he shuttled to New Zealand, before his import to Maine Chance Farm in 2007. The son of Storm Cat is the sire of three Group 1 winners including New Champion Joker's Wild and 2009 Breeders' Cup Sprint hero Dancing In Silks.

 

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