Highlands Farm’s outstanding sire Dynasty has been represented by numerous outstanding colts over the seasons. Dynasty’s tally of star colts include champions Irish Flame and Legislate, as well as the likes of Ancestral Fore, Act Of War and Futura – to name but a few.
However, his daughters also doing their sire proud –Dynasty’s top daughters include former dual Equus Champion Beach Beauty and this season’s G2 KRA Fillies Guineas winner Alexis, as well as such high class stakes winners Dancing Dynasty, Demanding Lady, Irish Myth, Saint Sophia, and Squashy Joy.
Daughters of the former Horse Of The Year were once again to the fore this weekend –when no fewer than three of his fillies saluted on Saturday.
First of the Dynasty daughters to win was the Normandy Stud bred A Time To Dream. The 2yo Dynasty filly, who had run second on debut, was backed as if the result was already known, and she duly arrived winning by two and a quarter lengths for owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste. Bred to get better with age and time, A Time To Dream looks like making up into a really nice filly for next season.
Her paternal half-sister Harvard Crimson gave Dynasty a quick double when she secured the fourth win of her career for owner Marie Fowler. Out of the Badger Land mare Badger Express, Harvard Crimson was a bargain R60 000 buy at the 2013 Cape Ready To Run Sale – and she has already earned back nearly treble her purchase price.
The third Dynasty filly to win this Saturday was the choicely bred Sharp Princess, who bolted up to win by seven and a half lengths for champion trainer Mike De Kock. A R325 000 buy from last year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Sharp Princess had been second on her only two other outings and she looks a talented sort in the making. Clearly held in high regard by her connections, the 2yo Sharp Princess has been entered in the G1 Golden Slipper on Vodacom Durban July day.
The sire of 28 stakes winners (and 13 individual G1 performers) to date, Dynasty will stand for a fee of R250 000 in 2015.