Highlands Farm’s leading sire Dynasty had a really eye catching juvenile winner at Kenilworth on Tuesday.
The Avontuur bred Don’t Stop Dancing made a sparkling debut when she won first time out over 1200m.
Ridden by Bernard Fayd’Herbe, the filly quickened up nicely in the closing stages to best runner up Rock On Wood by a length, with the well bred Silver Captain back in third.
It was a pleasing debut win for Don’t Stop Dancing –who is bred to be a classic filly.
A three parts sister to G2 Premier Trophy winner and G1 July third Chesalon (by Fort Wood), Don’t Stop Dancing was a R900 000 purchase from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Her sire Dynasty has had just three juvenile runners thus far –but all three have either won or finished in the money. The former Horse Of The Year has some exceptionally well bred 2yos still to reach the racecourse, which bodes well for the son of Fort Wood’s ongoing success.
The sire of three sons named Horse Of The Year, Dynasty’s eight black type winners this season include G1 Investec Cape Derby winner It’s My Turn, star filly Olma, and G3 Christmas Handicap hero It Is Written.
He has 13 lots on sale at next week’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, including a filly out of G1 winner Fading Light (Lot 46), a filly whose dam is a half sister to Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos (Lot 116), a filly from the family of champions A P Indy and Duke Of Marmalade (Lot 153) and a colt whose dam is a stakes winning daughter of Captain Al and G1 winner Roxanne from the family of Dynasty champion Legislate (Lot 175).
Dynasty’s 14 strong NYS draft include an own sister to Horse Of The Year and July winner Legislate (Lot 33), a colt out of Silvano’s G1 Summer Cup winning daughter Flirtation (Lot 96), a filly out of champion and Met winner Imperious Sue (Lot 144), a colt out of a stakes winning three parts sister to champion 2yo Argonaut (Lot 235), a half brother to Summer Cup hero Master Sabina (Lot 305), and colts out of graded winners State Factor and Townsend (Lots 352 and 389 respectively).