Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire Legislate received yet another boost to his pedigree following his half brother Greenflashsunset’s impressive win at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
The regally bred colt, who was, like his illustrious half brother, bred by the Cheveley Stud, drew clear to register a facile two and a quarter length win for owners Jack and Nancy Mitchell over 1100m, and this colt looks above average.
Trained, like Legislate, by Justin Snaith, Greenflashsunset was a R700 000 buy from the 2015 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
His dam, the four time winning Champers, has now produced four winners from just five runners to date.
Her progeny have also proved popular in the sales ring, with her Dynasty daughter fetching R700 000 at this year’s National Yearling Sale.
However, Legislate is without question Champers’ principal star to date. The former Horse Of The Year picked up no fewer than four Equus Awards during his career, which saw the handsome bay win seven times and break the course record over 1600m at Kenilworth.
Legislate won six graded races, and, like his great sire Dynasty, won the G1 Investec Cape Derby, G1 Daily News 2000, G2 KRA Guineas, G1 Vodacom Durban July and G2 Lanzerac Le General Green Point Stakes.
(For good measure, he also won the G2 Green Point Stakes, where he smashed the course record).
The versatile champ, who also ran third to champion sprinter Captain Of All in the G1 Mercury Sprint, earned over R5.7 million during his career.
Legislate stood his first season at stud in 2016.