Highlands Farms’ red hot sire Dynasty has made the perfect start to 2017, with his daughter A Time To Dream giving the former Horse Of The Year a first feature race win of the New Year, by winning Wednesday’s Listed Lady’s Bracelet at Fairview.
It was a second stakes victory for the four-year-old filly who stormed clear to post a three parts of a length win in Wednesday’s 1600m event.
Bred by the Normandy Stud, A Time To Dream (one of a hatrick of winners on the card for jockey Andrew Fortune) has now won six of just 11 outings, with her latest win pushing her earnings to over R370 000.
A Time To Dream, whose previous victories included the Listed Breeders Guineas, was a R240 000 buy from the 2014 March Yearling Sale.
She is one of more than 40 stakes winners for former July winning champion Dynasty, whose other recent stakes winners included brilliant G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas winner Just Sensual. Dynasty is also sire of last season’s Equus Champion 3YO Filly Bela-Bela- ruling favourite for Saturday’s G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes.
The stallion, whose stars include such Horse Of The Year winners as Futura, Irish Flame and Legislate, has 11 yearlings on offer at this month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Dynasty’s CPYS draft includes a colt out of a half-sister to G1 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos (Lot 134), a full brother to Horse Of The Year and Drakenstein Stud’s popular young sire Futura (Lot 181), a half brother to former G1 Cape Guineas winner Solo Traveller (Lot 194), a colt out of G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Viva Maria (Lot 220) and a half sister to G1 winning 2yo and young sire Potala Palace, who hails from the same family as sire legends Sadler’s Wells and Nureyev (Lot 228).