Dynasty’s Dazzling Double
Highlands Farm’s leading sire Dynasty had a weekend to remember. The former Horse Of The Year had a graded stakes double at Greyville on Saturday – courtesy of his son Legislate (R600 000 KRA Guineas) and daughter Beach Beauty (R350 000 Drill Hall Stakes).
Dynasty’s son Legislate (who had won the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby on J&B Met day) stamped himself as something out of the top drawer, with an explosive three length win in Saturday’s Gr2 KRA Guineas.
Ridden by Richard Fourie, the Justin Snaith trained Legislate was always travelling strongly, and he was sent for home at the top of the straight, and never looking in danger of defeat.
The Cheveley Stud bred colt eventually went on for a three length win over Bezanova and Captain America.
Described by his rider as a “phenomenal horse” in a post race interview, Legislate was a bargain R100 000 buy at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Out of the four time winning Restructure mare Champers, Legislate has now won three of his nine races, and over R1.1 million. He is currently ante post favourite for the 2014 Vodacom Durban July – a race won by his sire, Dynasty, back in 2003.
Dynasty has a superb crop of 3yos in 2014 – with his current 3yo crop already having produced five stakes horses. Not only does this crop of 3yos include Legislate, but Dynasty’s 3yos also include the highly promising sorts Daring Dave and Futura. The latter has been priced a 10-1 shot for the July, while Beach Beauty (Dynasty’s greatest daughter) is currently a 12-1 shot.
Beach Beauty took her tally to 16 wins when she landed Saturday’s Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes. It is the second consecutive time that the Equus Champion has won the Drill Hall – with Beach Beauty having prevailed previously last year. In getting the best of a high-class field of males, Beach Beauty was subsequently priced up a 12-1 shot for the 2014 Vodacom Durban July.
A remarkably consistent mare, the 6yo has won or placed in 25 of her 30 outings. Last season’s Equus Champion Older Female looks well on track to defending her Equus title, having won four of her six starts this season. Beach Beauty, who has now earned over R4.6 million in prize money, has now won a staggering 11 feature races. Her graded victories in 2013-2014 include the Cape Grade One features, the Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes and Klawervlei Majorca Stakes.
Dynasty, sire of 10 Grade One horses to date, was once again hugely popular at the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The son of Fort Wood had 15 yearlings sell for a gross total of R8.16 million.
Dynasty, whose multiple Gr1 winning son Jackson stands his first season at stud this year, was also in demand at the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale – where his yearlings fetched up to R3 000 000.