Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Philanthropist was back in the news on Monday following his son Phil’s Dream’s victory in Canada’s Shepperton Stakes.
The seven-year-old gelding looked as good as ever as he romped to a facile four length victory in the 1300m contest.
It was an eleventh success for Phil’s Dream, who has earned just a shade under $1 million for owner Paul Buttigeig.
Canada’s Champion Sprinter of 2013, the durable and consistent Phil’s Dream (he has won or placed in 22 of his 24 outings) has now six stakes wins to his credit, including the G1 Nearctic Stakes of 2013.
Monday’s winner was produced by the one time winning Emperor Jones mare Dream A Dream and it is surely only a matter of time before Phil’s Dream joins the ranks of the equine millionaires.
His sire Philanthropist, whose small first crop also included the millionaire and classic winning champion Pender Harbour, will be represented by his first South African runners this season.
A proven international success, Philanthropist was North America’s Leading Synthetic Sire in 2014 (he is currently third on that list in 2015) and he looks an exciting addition to the South African stallion band.
Philanthropist, who currently ranks above the likes of Lemon Drop Kid, Tiznow and More Than Ready on North America’s AEI Sires Log, has 5 lots on offer at next week’s National 2YO Sale. The chestnut son of Kris S’s draft includes a filly out of an own sister to G1 winner Fallon (Lot 47), a colt whose dam is an own sister to July runner up Superwood (Lot 112), a colt from the family of champions Grand Emporium, Ice Cube and Whistling Dixie (Lot 145), a filly whose dam is a half sister to G1 winning filly On Her Toes (Lot 205) and a half brother to G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes winner Hawker Hunter (Lot 287).