Yoko's Tornado and Andre Maskell winning the S.A. Grand Champion Fine Harness Stakes in 1997


Sarah Lee was a mare of Fanie and Sarina Hauman. She is impeccably bred being out of Supreme 'O Lee by the great broodmare Cameo's Rare Jewel. Sarah Lee retired from the show ring where she performed as a Ladies and Amateur Fine Harness contender. She was bred to Yokozuna and the result was Yoko's Tornado. From the beginning of his training it was obvious that this horse was in a different class. He won every Championship class that he was shown at Bloemfontein:

1995 - S.A. Fine Harness Champion 2 year old

1996 - S.A. Fine Harness Champion 3 year old

1997 - S.A. Fine Harness Champion 4 year old

- S.A. Grand Champion Fine Harness Horse

In 1997 he was bought by Joan Hamilton from Kalarama, Springfield, Kentucky and exported to America. His name was changed to Tornaado. He was unfortunately never shown in America but has already sired a couple of great colts and fillies. This is the start of a career as one of America's prominent breeding stallions.

photo by Susan Vestal

                                                                   photo by Susan Vestal