Philanthropist colt tops Canadian Sale
Drakenstein Stud’s resident stallion Philanthropist made history as the sire responsible for the top lot sold at the CTHS Select Yearling Sale at Ontario on Tuesday evening.
The colt, a full brother to millionaire and champion Pender Harbour, was knocked down to trainer John le Blanc JR for $325 000.
This made the colt the most expensive yearling sold in Canada in 27 years and is yet another feather in the cap of the blue blooded Philanthropist, currently stands in the Western Cape for a fee of R80 000.
Consigned by Mapleville Farms, the sales topping colt is out of the Hail The Ruckus mare Uproar.
Remarkably, Philanthropist had no fewer than 24 lots sell at the Premier Select Sale, and was also responsible for the sales’ third top priced lot as well – a colt out of the Ascot Knight mare Simply Precocious who was knocked down for $135 000.
Remarkably, Philanthropist’s 24 lots sold contributed 25% of the evening’s total, grossing a total of $1.02 million.
A Gr3 winning son of the great stallion Kris S, Philanthropist made a sensational start to his stud career, when his first small crop produced two millionaire winning champions in Pender Harbour and Phil’s Dream respectively.
From the same family as leading South African sire National Assembly and champion US sire What A Pleasure, Philanthropist’s current 2yos include the exciting stakes winners Eff Bee Eye and Phil’s Cocktail.
Philanthropist, whose first local foals have been raved about by breeders, will be represented by his first South African yearlings in 2015.