Highlands Farms Stud, part of Ridgemont,’s top class sire Dynasty was represented by his 12th black type win of the season, when his Highlands Farms Stud bred son African Night Sky landed Sunday’s G3 Highlands Stud Winter Classic at Kenilworth.
The gelded African Night Sky, a R850 000 buy from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, made it two wins in the first two legs of the 2017 Winter Series, when he added Sunday’s G3 Winter Classic to his recent G3 Winter Guineas success and he will now be aimed at the third and final leg of the Highlands Stud sponsored series, the G3 Winter Derby.
African Night Sky is bidding to become the first horse since triple Horse Of The Year Pocket Power to land all three legs of the Winter Series.
Bred on the same Dynasty/Cozzene cross as triple G1 winning sire Jackson (who stands alongside Dynasty himself), African Night Sky has won four of seven outings and banked R425 650 in stakes.
He is one of eight stakes winners for Dynasty this season, with the champion’s runners having landed such races as the G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes, G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas, G2 WIlgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas, G3 Protea Stakes, G3 Prix Du Cap and Listed Storm Bird Stakes during 2016-2017.
Former Horse Of The Year and July winner Dynasty, whose yearlings have fetched up to R5.75 million in 2017, will be represented in Saturday’s G1 SA Fillies Sprint by both his G1 winning daughter Just Sensual and champion Bela-Bela.
He is sire of/covering sire on five lots at next month’s Mares, Weanlings & Fillies For Stud Select Sale.