Highlands Farm’s leading sire Dynasty had a day to remember at Kenilworth this past Saturday.
His sons finished 1-2-3-4 in the Gr2 Selangor Cup, while another son Paddy O’Reilly landed the Listed Lanzerac Pioneer Pinotage Kenilworth Cup on the same day.
On the same card, Dynasty’s champion daughter, Beach Beauty, ran a creditable third, against males, in the Gr2 Lanzerac Le General Green Point Stakes.
Dynasty colts De Kock, Legislate, Speed Rocket and Dynastic Power finished in that order in the R300 000 Selangor Cup.
De Kock, who has now won over R280 000 in prize money, looks a natural type for the classics, as do the Dynasty colts who finished just behind him.
He is the 15th stakes winner for Dynasty, whose offspring have amassed in excess of R31 000 000.
Paddy O’Reilly, who was winning the second feature of his career, took his earnings to over R500 000 with a gritty win, under 60.5 kgs, over 3200m in the Kenilworth Cup. In getting the best of a smart field of stayers, Paddy O’Reilly stamped himself as a likely contender for the Gr2 J&B Reserve Stayers Handicap, to be run on J&B Met day.
His sire, former July winner Dynasty – best known as the sire of Equus Champions Beach Beauty and Irish Flame, is also the sire of impressive debut winner Dynastic Gold, a possible runner in the R1 000 000 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas.
The champion son of Fort Wood is currently eighth on the general sires, and his offspring have already earned over R2.1 million this season. Understandably, Dynasty proved popular at Friday’s Cape Ready to Run Sale, where his offspring fetched up to R900 000.