SIXTH STAKES SUCCESS FOR CAPE CHAMPION
What A Winter made it six stakes victories when he romped home in Saturday’s R300,000 Gr.2 Diadem Stakes – a race he had previously won in 2011.
The Mike Bass trained horse could be aimed at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate next.
As a multiple Gr.1 winner and champion, who has earned over R1.9 million in prize money, What A Winter also looks an intriguing stud prospect. Connections have mentioned that he is likely to be retired at the end of the season.
Not only does What A Winter , he has the pedigree to match. A son of triple champion sire Western Winter, What A Winter is a half-brother to the ill-fated champion, What A Question. His dam is by Ahonoora – also broodmare sire of world leading sire Cape Cross – and the exceptionally promising young stallion New Approach.
What A Winter is also a direct descendant of the legendary mare Selene – whose other descendants include champion sires Hyperion, Mossborough and Sir Tristram.
Remarkably, What A Winter is one of 15 stakes horses from his sire’s 2007 crop – which also includes dual Guineas winner Solo Traveller, and the Gr.1 winning filly, Covenant.
He truly is a blue blooded horse!
Well done to Daytona Stud for breeding this wonderful horse, who has attracted such a strong following during his stellar career.