Highlands Farm’s blue blooded sire Great Britain had a weekend to remember when he had a treble of winners.
The Great Britain three timer kicked off at Turffontein on Saturday when his son Hililyhililyhilo landed a handicap over 1160m.
Bred by Highlands, the 3yo Hililyhililyhilo has been in sparkling form and he has now won three of his last four outings for trainer Clinton Binda.
Great Britain was back in the winners enclosure following the running of the very next race, when his daughter Queen Laurie powered home to break her maiden by nearly four lengths. The filly, who was bred by the Worldwise Breeding Syndicate, has now won or been placed in three of her four outings to date.
The third of Great Britain’s progeny to salute this past weekend was Elephant Matriarch, who picked up her second career win when scoring over 1000m at Scottsville on Sunday.
A son of outstanding sire Green Desert and champion Park Appeal, Great Britain is also the sire of this season’s unbeaten 2yo Wrecking Ball, who has been entered for the G2 Umkhomazi Stakes and G2 The Debutante.
Great Britain, winner of the now G1 Al Quoz Sprint, is a full brother to the now retired top class sire Cape Cross, whose champion son Sea The Stars is responsible for Sunday’s impressive G1 Prix Jean Prat hero Zelzal.
The sire has 3 lots on offer at theCTS August Two-Year-Old Sale- they include a filly from the family of Breeders’ Cup champion Miss Alleged –dam of former Highlands sire Joshua Dancer (Lot 10), and a filly out of a Silvano half sister to 3 G1 winners (Lot 11).
Great Britain has a four strong draft on offer at the National Two Year Old Sale, with his 2yos including a filly out of a stakes placed daughter of Oratorio whose relatives include champions Protectionist and Peintre Celebre (Lot 57), and a colt whose second dam is G1 performer Golden Silvino (Lot 227).