Jackson arrives at Highlands

Jackson arrives at Highlands
Recently retired Jackson has arrived safely at Highlands Farm, where he will commence stud duties next season.
The multiple Grade One winner looks absolutely magnificent as these pictures (kindly supplied by John Freeman) clearly indicate. Jackson wasted no time in settling in, and was quick to have a roll at Highlands – both his birthplace and his future residence.

A horse with a superb temperament (much like his great sire Dynasty), Jackson is an exceptional stud prospect.

A R1 000 000 buy as a 2yo, Jackson is an exceptional handsome individual, with plenty of quality about him.

His race record and pedigree, however, more than match his fine looks.

Jackson was one of the top horses of his generation at 3,4, and 5. A multiple Grade One winner, Jackson earned over R2.3 million during his race record.

He won or placed in no fewer than 10 features, and thrashed subsequent dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club when victorious in the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby of 2012.

Jackson would later go on to win both the Gr1 Daily News 2000 and Gr1 Champions Cup.

His sire, Dynasty, was a superb racehorse, who was South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2002.

He has also proven to be an equally exceptional sire, who has become one of South Africa’s most sought after stallions. Sire of 10 Grade One horses, Dynasty has enjoyed a superb season in 2013-2014, with his offspring including the Gr1 winners Beach Beauty and Legislate. The stallion also achieved the remarkable feat of siring the first four finishers in a Graded race when his sons De Kock, Legislate, Speed Rocket and Dynastic Power ran 1-2-3-4 in the 2013 Gr2 Selangor Cup.

Dynasty has also been hugely successful in the sales ring as well – his stock fetched up to R3 000 000 at the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Jackson has an impeccable female line. A half-brother to Gr3 winning sprinter Jade Bay, he is out of the Cozzene mare Moonlit Prairie. Cozzene, a Breeders Cup Mile winner who went onto become champion sire in North America, is also the damsire of world leading sire Pivotal.

Jackson’s fourth dam is the immortal mare No Class – dam of four champions. No Class is also second dam of champion US sire Smart Strike and successful local sire Strike Smartly, and the third dam of highly promising South African sire Sail From Seattle. The latter produced Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas winner Elusive Gold from his very first crop.

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