Highlands Farm’s outstanding sire Dynasty enjoyed yet another remarkable run of success over the past weekend.
The champion son of Fort Wood was represented by no fewer than five winners over the past weekend, just days after his son African Night Sky had made an impressive winning Durbanville debut.
The first of the Dynasty five-timer to get on the board was the talented Alghadeer, who picked up his fifth career victory when he downed Masterly to win the Fairview 1800 (Non Black Type) at Fairview on Friday.
Bred by the Gary Player Stud, and a former winner of the Listed Michaelmas Handicap, the versatile Alghadeer (who has won on both turf and polytrack) has amassed over R430 000 and looks unlikely to stop here!
Dynasty’s next winner came in the form of the blue blooded filly Always A Lady who made a smart winning debut on Grand Heritage day at the Vaal. Bred by Highlands, Always A Lady (a R650 000 buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale) oozed class as she romped home to post a three and a half debut win and she looks smart.
Another Dynasty daughter, Drifting Dusk, also saluted at the Vaal on Saturday, with that Highlands bred mare picking up the WSB Heritage 1200 by 1.3 lengths, with G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion runner up Seattle Singer among the also-rans. Owned by Michael Leaf, Drifting Dusk has now banked over R450 000 in prize money, and she will surely make up into a most appealing broodmare prospect.
Dynasty’s great run continued in the Cape –where his daughter Evoke Emotion (bred by Dr Jim Antrobus) made it win number three when she won a fillies and mares handicap over 1600m. Out of the Badger Land mare Something Of Value, Evoke Emotion was a R275 000 purchase from the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The sire’s fifth and final weekend winner came at Scottsville on Sunday, when the Yogas Govender trained Sovereign Reign ran on powerfully to score by three lengths over 1000m.
Sire of 3 sons named Horse Of The Year, Dynasty has four on offer at the CTS Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 51 –this well related filly is out of a full sister to graded stakes winning siblings Rushing Wind and Nordic Breeze, and half sister to seven time stakes winner and G2 performer Ice Wine. Also the family of ill-fated G1 Fillies Guineas winner Yquem
Lot 94 – out of a G3 Jet Master half sister to feature race hero Road To Reason, this well bred filly is from the same family as the G1 winning siblings Counter Action, Divine Fashion and Perfect Order, as well as recent G2 Merchants hero Triptique
Lot 111 –from one of the best families in the stud book, this colt is a half brother to five winners (including stakes winner Rosinante) as well as to the dams of current high class black type performers Dark Force and Mambonick. His dam is a four time winning half sister to G2 winner Grey Arrow and this is the family of champion sire Zabeel, Arc winners Carnegie and Detroit and Irish 2000 Guineas hero Roderic O’Connor
Lot 135 – one of the best bred colts on sale, he is a half brother to none other than Equus Champion, dual international G1 winner and successful local sire Jay Peg, as well as to G3 winning sprinter Cyber Case and stakes placed winner of six Cabernet Kid. He is from the same family as millionaire Whiteline Fever and Equus Champion Kochka, as well as numerous other high class stakes winners