"The horse tells us when she is ready to slow down,” says Peter Brown the owner and breeder of Everest contender In Her Time and the custodian of the Cobcroft line of which In Her Time is a descendant.
Peter Brown has studied the subtle nuances of the Cobcroft line and knows exactly what its capable of.
He spends his time researching the perfect stallion for his broodmares, a line which was originally developed by JohnCobcroft. “The (Cobcroft) mares bring a lot to the stallions they visit,”
“In Her Time’s dam Hell Its Hot is a Black Type Producer and I wanted a stallion like Redoute's Choice who was one of the top stallions at the time.
“He was a champion racehorse from the Northern Dancer line and a champion sire. And he was very expensive.
“I decide to breed Hell Its Hot to a son of Redoute's Choice – Time Thief.
“Time Thief was not only great because he was out of the Redoute’s Choice line but because I admired his dam Procrastinate
“Procrastinate has produced champion females.” Said brown Procrastinate, whose dam Reigntaine was a full sister to champion sire
Centaine was a direct descendant of Melbourne Cup winner Rainbird (Procrastinate’s fifth dam).
She won six times up to 1400m, with Procrastinate’sbiggest win coming in the G3 Tristarc Stakes and was runner up in the G3Mannerism Stakes.
The remarkably fertile mare went on to produce 16foals, 12 of whom won, and five black-type winners.
Chief among Procrastinate’s stakes winners were dual South African champion Laisserfaire, a winner of 12 of her 16 races whose five Gr.1 wins included the Computaform Sprint, SA Fillies Sprint –twice and Cape Flying Championship twice.
The Segenhoe Stud based mare, died earlier this year at the ripe old age of 29.
While In Her Time’s sire is no less impressive. He is currently Nadeson Park’s resident stallion, but he was retired to stud at Darley Australia.
The regally bred bay who is a ¾ brother to former South African champion Laisserfaire left behind six black-type winners before being sold to South Africa.
The Redoute’s Choice stallion was a long way from successful at the time of his departure in 2015 but has become quite the success story.
Time Thief was represented by his very first winner in South Africa earlier this year when his two-year-old daughterYessiricanboogie romped home to an impressive first-out win at Scottsville.
“That’s terrific blood,” continued Brown about In Her Time, “She is a terrific mare. The kindest and most intelligent animal you will ever meet. She is a treasure. Once she gets to the starting gates, she just runs. She wants to win.”