Leading sire Judpot, who resides at the Varsfontein Stud, was back in the news at Turffontein’s Champions Day meeting last Saturday.
Judpot, whose three-year-olds this season also include Saturday’s G1 SA Derby runner up Rocketball, is the sire of one of the top sophomore fillies seen out in South Africa this season.
This is the Varsfontein Stud bred Juxtapose, who picked up the G2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks in eye catching fashion on Saturday.
Victorious last time out in the G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies, the Stanley Ferreira trained filly picked up her fourth career when storming home to win Saturday’s SA Oaks by two and a quarter lengths,
A R130 000 buy from the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Juxtapose’s win in Saturday’s R1 000 000 classic took her earnings to R1 429 125 –which surely makes her one of the best buys in recent times.
She is the third Grade One winner for Judpot, whose past top flight winners include Equus Champion 2yo Along Came Polly.
Judpot has been represented by four black type winners this season, including impressive G2 Supreme Cup winner Deputy Jud.
An A P Indy half brother to the French classic winners East Of The Moon and Kingmambo, former Equus Outstanding Stallion Judpot is out of the Hall Of Fame racemare Miesque, whose 14 career wins included no fewer than 10 G1 victories.
This is the same family as 2016 G1 Dubai Turf hero Real Steel, who is currently rated the joint eighth top rated racehorse in the world.