Highlands Farm’s outstanding resident sire Dynasty had an impressive debut winner at Durbanville on Wednesday.
The Fred Crabbia owned African Night Sky, who was bred by Highlands, scored by one and a quarter lengths first time out when defeating the regally related Greenflashsunset (a half brother to the Dynasty sired champion Legislate) over 1200m.
African Night Sky, who is out of the stakes winning Cozzene mare Starzene, was an R850 000 buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Wednesday’s debut winner is bred on the same Dynasty/Cozzene cross as triple G1 winner and exciting young sire Jackson, who will be represented by his first yearlings in 2017.
Dynasty, who has finished fourth on the general sires log last season, enjoyed another excellent season in 2015-2016, when his top runners included Equus Champion Bela-Bela and G1 Investec Cape Derby hero It’s My Turn.
He has four lots on next month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 51 –this well related filly is out of a full sister to graded stakes winning siblings Rushing Wind and Nordic Breeze, and half sister to seven time stakes winner and G2 performer Ice Wine. Also the family of ill-fated G1 Fillies Guineas winner Yquem
Lot 94 – out of a G3 Jet Master half sister to feature race hero Road To Reason, this well bred filly is from the same family as the G1 winning siblings Counter Action, Divine Fashion and Perfect Order, as well as recent G2 Merchants hero Triptique
Lot 111 –from one of the best families in the stud book, this colt is a half brother to five winners (including stakes winner Rosinante) as well as to the dams of current high class black type performers Dark Force and Mambonick. His dam is a four time winning half sister to G2 winner Grey Arrow and this is the family of champion sire Zabeel, Arc winners Carnegie and Detroit and Irish 2000 Guineas hero Roderic O’Connor
Lot 135 – one of the best bred colts on sale, he is a half brother to none other than Equus Champion, dual international G1 winner and successful local sire Jay Peg, as well as to G3 winning sprinter Cyber Case and stakes placed winner of six Cabernet Kid. He is from the same family as millionaire Whiteline Fever and Equus Champion Kochka, as well as numerous other high class stakes winners