Highlands Farm’s leading sire Dynasty, named Equus Outstanding Stallion of last season, had a really eye catching debut winner at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.
The blue blooded filly Noor, bred and owned by Wilgerbosdrift, started deep in the red (at odds of 15-20) for the final race on the card, a maiden plate for 3yo fillies over 1600m, and duly won as she liked.
Noor, who is trained by Mike de Kock, simply coasted to home win by nearly four lengths and she looks well above average.
The three-year-old is the third winner for former G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes winner Express Queen – who is from the same family as champion sprinter Thatching and former top SA sire Golden Thatch.
Noor’s sire Dynasty is building up a fine record with his daughters. Dynasty’s top class daughters to date include the mighty dual Equus Champion Beach Beauty (earner of over R5 million), G2 Fillies Guineas winner Alexis, and stakes winners Demanding Damsel, Irish Myth, Saint Sophia, Sammy Jo and Squashy Joy.
The former Horse Of The Year, whose sons Futura, Irish Flame and Legislate have all been named Horse Of The Year, has some exceptionally well bred two-year-olds representing him this season, including siblings to such top class performers as Do You Remember (G1 Woolavington Stakes), Evading Tempete (G3 Italian 1000 Guineas), Ilha Bela (G2 SA Oaks), Ivory Trail (G1 Champions Cup), Jackson (G1 Investec Cape Derby, sire), Pine Princess (G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks), Russian Sage (G1 Investec Cape Derby, sire), and The Hangman (G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes).