Highlands Farm’s resident sire Dynasty was represented by a second winner of the G2 Korea Racing Authority Fillies Guineas on Saturday when his daughter Alexis won the classic showdown at Greyville. In the process, the Delma Sherrell owned filly accounted for an outstanding field of sophomore fillies, with dual G1 winner Inara back in second, ahead of the Australian bred Ataab and recent G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes winner One Fine Day. Both the second and fourth fillies home are daughters of Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi.
Alexis’ paternal half sister, and dual Equus Champion, Beach Beauty had won the same race back in 2011.
The second consecutive winner of the KRA Fillies Guineas for trainer Brett Crawford (Maybe Yes winning the same race in 2014) the Connemara Stud bred Alexis was a R200 000 purchase from the 2013 Cape Ready To Run Sale.
Saturday’s win pushed Alexis’ earnings to over R370 000 and she looks sure to add to her four wins from just eight outings.
She is the eighth stakes winning daughter for Dynasty –following the likes of Beach Beauty, Dancing Dynasty, Demanding Lady, Irish Myth, Saint Sophia, Sammy Jo and Squashy Joy. Former Horse Of The Year Dynasty has also got a further 12 daughters who were stakes placed, including this season’s hugely promising filly Indaba.
The former Horse Of The Year has had another unbelievable season in 2014-2015, with his offspring excelling both on the track and in the sales ring.
However, it is in the sales ring that Dynasty has really ruled supreme. At this year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, a Dynasty fetched a new South African record when selling for R5.2 million, while the son of Fort Wood was also in huge demand at the recent National Yearling Sale.
Dynasty’s National Sale draft grossed R14.525 million, with an average price of R1 210 417, and his top lot, a colt consigned by the Ascot Stud, fetched R4.25 million.