Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire Philanthropist has made a cracking start to the 2016-2017 racing season and the strapping son of Kris S had another weekend to remember, when he was represented by a pair of winners in two different provinces.
First of the Philanthropist winners came in the form of the Klawervlei Stud bred Rockefeller, Philanthropist’s only runner on the evening at Greyille on Friday night.
Rockefeller, who had previously won first time out when successful over 1400m, dug down to get the better of Discourse and went on to score by a length over 1900m.
Out of the General Nediym mare Generous Anna, Rockefeller had cost R450 000 at the 2015 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale.
Philanthropist’s second winner of the weekend came in the form of Kenny Trix, who ran on strongly to account for his paternal half brother Barak Lavan over 1400m. Third in the Listed Somerset 1200 as a two-year-old, the Klawervlei Stud bred Kenny Trix has been the soul of consistency in his racing career thus far- he has won or placed in nine of his ten outings to date and he should not stop here!
From the same family as such outstanding sires as Native Dancer, What A Pleasure, Sovereign Dancer and National Assembly, Philanthropist has taken South Africa by storm with his first runners. To date, Philanthropist’s first crop of 3yos includes G2 Investec Dingaans winner Singapore Sling, G3 winner She’s A Giver, G2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship runner up Sail, and the above mentioned stakes performer Kenny Trix. He has already gotten off the mark with his second crop – his 2yos this season include eight length winner Outlander and a host of well bred but untested juveniles.
The former Leading Sire on Synthetics in North America has eight on offer at this weekend’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale –
Lot 23 –a half brother to a winner, this colt is from famed Best In Show family, responsible for champion sires Redoute’s Choice, Northern Guest and Try My Best, as well as outstanding racehorses El Gran Senor, Rags To Riches and Peeping Fawn
Lot 59 –out of a stakes winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare, this colt is from the family of 2000 Guineas winner Mystiko and legendary SA broodmare Mystic Spring –dam of champions Bela-Bela and Rabiya
Lot 75 –inbred to the great mare Grey Flight, this colt is out of a winning half sister to ten time G3 performer Tiger Territory, third dam is champion Scented Royal
Lot 102 –inbred to Mr Prospector, this colt is a half to 3 winners, including G1 SA Classic second Amsterdam
Lot 138 – this filly is out of a Trippi half sister to G1 winning champion 2yo Carnadore (by a son of Philanthropist’s close relative National Assembly)
Lot 150 –from the famed Lily family, this filly is a half to 4 winners including SP 2yo Cotton Candy
Lot 214 – inbred to Grey Flight, this colt is a half to 3 winners including 6 time stakes winner Penthouse, family of G1 winner Bravura and champions Mother Russia and Winter Solstice