Philanthropist brother scores in US feature
Reload, a half-brother to Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Philanthropist, picked up the first stakes win of his career when landing Saturday’s Gr3 Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Reload, a son of Danzig horse Hard Spun, was given a perfect ride by Javier Castellano, who kept his mount at the rail during the running of the 1600m contest.
Reload gamely snuck through at the eighth pole, and held on to register a neck victory in the $150 000 race.
The 5yo entire Reload, has now won five of his 17 outings, and earned over $320 000 in prize money. The Shug McGaughey trained horse is the third graded stakes winner produced by Hidden Reserve, a Gr2 placed winning daughter of Mr Prospector.
Hidden Reserve’s previous stakes winners include Defer (G3 Laurel Futurity) and Philanthropist himself.
Philanthropist, sire of Canadian Champion Pender Harbour and G1 winning sprinter Phil’s Dream, won six times, including the Gr3 Queen’s County Handicap.
As good a mare as Hidden Reserve is, she still has a way to go to match the record of her fourth dam, Grey Flight. A stakes winning daughter of Mahmoud, Grey Flight bred nine stakes winners – including champion filly Misty Morn and Champion US Sire What A Pleasure.
This is the same family as leading South African sire National Assembly, who recently died, as well as legendary US champion, Native Dancer.
Philanthropist (by Kris S), whose first South African foals were born last year, stands at Drakenstein alongside Trippi, Horse Chestnut and What A Winter.