Pius leads the list!
Highlands Farm’s exciting young sire, Antonius Pius, is currently South Africa’s leading first crop sire.
The son of Danzig had another win, when his smart daughter Yoshie won the second race of her three start career.
To date, Antonius Pius has had six individual winners, including the smart Ace Antonius and Lavender Landscape. The latter is a runner in next Saturday’s R1 000 000, Gr1 SA Nursery.
Other smart performers by Antonius Pius include the fast filly My Sanctuary and recent winner Warbash.
Antonius Pius, who retired to stud with a Timeform Rating of 123, is a son of Danzig, whose sire sons include Danehill, Green Desert, Chief’s Crown, Hard Spun, War Front, and outstanding local stallion National Assembly.
The latter is the sire of world superstar Soft Falling Rain, unbeaten in seven starts, and the first 3yo ever to win the Gr2 Godolphin Mile.
Antonius Pius’ dam, Catchascatchcan, was an unbeaten winner of the Gr1 Yorkshire Oaks.
He has 3 yearlings on offer at next week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale – and they are sure to be in demand!