Highlands Farm’s young sire Jackson looks in superb shape if these photos (taken by Jeremy Nelson) are anything to go by.
The triple G1 winning son of Dynasty will be represented by his first yearlings in 2017 –with first reports proving very promising.
The top lot sold at the 2010 National Two Year Old Sale, Jackson won or placed in 13 of his 17 outings and earned over R2.36 million in prize money. He won or placed in six Grade One races, with his victories including the G1 Investec Cape Derby (over dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club), G1 Daily News 2000 (a race won previously by Jackson’s legendary sire Dynasty) and the G1 Champions Cup.
The long list of super stars beaten by Jackson included the above mentioned Variety Club, as well as G1 winners Pomodoro, Yorker, King Of Pain, Red Ray, Bravura, Martial Eagle, Slumdogmillionaire, Master Plan, What A Winter, and multiple Equus Champion Princess Victoria.
Not only is Jackson from the great Sadler’s Wells male line (currently responsible for such stand out stallions as Galileo, Frankel, Medaglia D’Oro and Kitten’s Joy), but the magnificent Jackson is also from a superb female line.
Himself a half or full brother to two graded stakes winners, Jackson is out of a winning daughter of G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and Champion US sire Cozzene –also broodmare sire of outstanding sire Pivotal. Jackson’s fourth dam is the great mare No Class –ancestress of the great sire Smart Strike (sire of current red hot US sire Curlin), top class US sire Sky Classic, and successful local stallions Strike Smartly and Sail From Seattle.
Jackson, whose first three dams are by Cozzene, Gone West and Vice Regent (sire of Deputy Minister) stands for a 2016 stud fee of R15 000.