Drakenstein Stud’s exciting resident sire Philanthropist has made a tremendous start to his stud career in South Africa, and the son of Kris S enjoyed a notable double at Durbanville on Saturday.
Philanthropist’s daughter Party Crasher got the ball rolling for her sire when the Glen Kotzen trained filly made a winning debut at Durbanville over 1200m.
A truly blue blooded sort, the sophomore came from well off the pace to win first time out by a length and a quarter, and Party Crasher looks a filly with a future.
Just three races later, Vaughan Marshall saddled the classy stakes performer Kenny Trix to break his duck over 1200m.
Sent off a red-hot 9-10 favourite, the Jane and Ken Truter owned gelding (who had finished third in last season’s Listed Somerset 1200) stayed on well to outgun Icon King by just under half a length.
Their sire Philanthropist –who only had three runners at Durbanville on Saturday –also continues to enjoy good success in North America, where the chestnut currently rates as the second leading Synthetic sire, with his runners having already amassed more than $1.4 million in 2016.
Hailing from the same family as former top notch local sire National Assembly (whose champion son Soft Falling Rain has made such an eye catching start with his first foals this season), Philanthropist has five well related two-year-olds on offer at next month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale at Durbanville:
Lot 46 – out of a winning daughter of champion sire Trippi (already broodmare sire of Breeders Cup winner Liam’s Map and current US sensation Not This Time), this filly’s dam is a half sister to a seven time winner and second dam is a full sister to a G3 performer
Lot 75 – out of a winning daughter of Count Dubois (damsire of G1 filly Melliflora), this well bred filly’s second dam is a Giant’s Causeway half sister to two European guineas winners and this is the same family as Epsom Derby hero Dante and St Leger winner Sayajirao
Lot 83 – a half brother to 4 winners, this colt is out of a winning half sister to a stakes performer –and to the dam of 3 stakes horses, including G2 Camellia Stakes winner Joan Ranger. This is also the family of G1 Champions Cup hero African Appeal
Lot 95 –this impeccably bred colt, whose dam was a champion, is a half brother to seven winners (four stakes winners) including Equus Champions and G1 winners Let’s Rock ‘N Roll and In The Fast Lane, as well as to the subsequently exported G2 Peninsula Handicap hero Light The Lights
Lot 101 – a half sister to 3 winners, this blue blooded filly is out of a daughter of champion sire Giant’s Causeway and G1 Golden Slipper winning champion Burst –herself a daughter of former Golden Slipper winner Marauding