Fresh off having a colt top the 2016 Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale (a Philanthropist colt fetched R1 050 000 at last week’s sale), Philanthropist had yet another overseas stakes winner, while his promising South African based daughter Sail finished a close up third in Saturday’s G2 Gold Circle Golden Slipper at Greyville.
Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Sail (who looks a natural contender for some of next season’s classic contests, has now won two of just four outings and looks to be among the leaders of her generation.
Sail is one of six winners to have emerged from Philanthropist’s highly promising first South African crop of 2yos. This crop, which also includes the stakes placed Kenny Trix, has already produced the likes of eye catching debut winners Good To Give, Rockefeller and Tipping Point, and Philanthropist is clearly a young sire poised on the edge of great things. He is currently the second leading first crop sire in South Africa, and ranks above the likes of Kahal, Hard Spun, Zoffany, and New Approach on the 2yo sires list.
Philanthropist also enjoyed notable success overseas this weekend. His 3yo daughter Generous Touch landed the Passing Mood Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.
The filly, who has now won or placed in five of just seven outings, overcame a wide trip to land the 1400m turf contest by half a length and Generous Touch looks unlikely to stop here.
She is the second overseas stakes winner in the past few weeks for Philanthropist, whose daughter Hot Kiss made it five wins on the bounce when landing the Trillium Stakes last month.