Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire Philanthropist was represented by his fourth South African first crop winner on Saturday.
Philanthropist’s latest winner was the Charles Laird trainer Rockefeller, who made an impressive winning debut when running on strongly to score over 1400m on Daily News 2000 day.
Owned by The Fire Racing Trust in partnership with Markus and Ingrid Jooste, the Klawervlei Stud bred Rockefeller was a R450 000 purchase from last year’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale.
His sire Philanthropist has made a tremendous start to his South African stud career, with the chestnut’s first winners including dual winning filly and potential G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship runner Sail, and eye catching debut winner Good To Give (who holds an entry in the G1 Gold Medallion), as well as the stakes placed Kenny Trix.
Currently one of South Africa’s leading first crop sires by stakes, Philanthropist is also South Africa’s joint second leading first crop sire by individual winners.
The son of Kris S (and from the same male line as champion South African sires Al Mufti and Captain Al), is currently the sire of eight SA first crop runners who have either won or finished in the money, and this promising total looks sure to increase substantially over the coming months.
Philanthropist, whose yearlings have fetched up to R1 100 000 in 2016, has 7 lots on offer at the upcoming Klawervlei Farm Sale –
Lot 13 – out of a winning daughter of Count Dubois, this well bred filly’s dam is a three parts sister to the European Guineas winning siblings Dupont and Pacino and this is also the family of classic fillies Kerrera, Firth Of Lorne and Falls Of Lora
Lot 51 –this filly, a half sister to 2 winners, is out of a four time winning daughter of the great Danehill and from the family of champions Le Moss, Levmoss and former SA sire Casey Tibbs
Lot 65 – inbred to the Derby winner Roberto, this colt is out of a three parts sister to stakes winner Leeward and this is the family of champion sprinter Shea Shea
Lot 73 – another inbred to the great sire Roberto, this colt is out of a three time winning Captain Al mare and his third dam won the G1 Golden Slipper
Lot101 –a half brother to a 3 time winner, this colt is out of a winning own sister to champion Sunny Jim, and his dam is a winning daughter of Silvano and Oaks winner Summer Line
Lot 111 – this well bred filly, her dam is inbred to the mighty mare Fall Aspen, is out of a granddaughter of G2 winner Elle Seule –dam of July winner Elnadim and Irish 1000 Guineas winner Mehthaaf
Lot 125 – out of a three parts sister to a stakes winner, this filly hails from the same family as 1000 Guineas heroine Cape Verdi, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arcangues and dual French classic winner Aquarelliste
The strapping chestnut, whose relatives include such top class sires as National Assembly, Sovereign Dancer and What A Pleasure, also has four lots on offer at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale –
Lot 17 –this colt, a half brother to four winners, is out of an Al Mufti half sister to a Canadian champion and is a direct descendant of the great mare Grey Flight –also ancestress of Philanthropist himself. Not only is he inbred to Grey Flight, but he is also inbred to Derby winner and great sire Roberto
Lot 82 – this colt, whose damsire National Assembly is from the same family as Philanthropist, is another inbred to Grey Flight. He is out of a half sister to top class sprinter Tiger Territory, and is closely related to the Philanthropist sired winner Good To Give and hails from the family of champion Scented Royal
Lot 242 –this beautifully bred filly is out of a half sister to a stakes performer and is from the family of French Oaks winner Rafha, top sires Invincible Spirit and Kodiac, and G1 Blue Diamond Stakes hero Pride Of Dubai, now standing at Coolmore in Australia
Lot 280 – another inbred to the great stallion Roberto, he is out of a winning half sister to stakes winner West Coast Gold. His third dam was a champion and this is the same family as Arc winner Suave Dancer and influential sires Habitat and Northfields