Cape sires dominate South African lists
Cape based stallions completely dominated South Africa’s sires lists for the 2013-2014 racing season.
Stallions who resided in the Western Cape topped all of the general sires list, 2yo sires list and 3yo sires list for the season just ended.
The late great Jet Master, who previously stood at Klipdrif Stud, was Champion Sire for a seventh time this season. The former Horse Of The Year had a phenomenal season, with his runners earning over R19.8 million in prize money. Jet Master’s runners this season included 16 stakes winners – who won 23 feature races during the 2013-2014 season. Amongst Jet Master’s top performers this season were the Gr1 winners Fly By Night, In The Fast Lane and Yorker, and exciting 2yos Jet Set Go, ML Jet and Jayyed. Not only was Jet Master Champion Sire for the season, he was also South Africa’s leading sire by individual stakes winners.
Highlands Farm’s Dynasty finished second on the log ahead of Klawervlei’s Captain Al and Maine Chance Farm’s Silvano.
Dynasty, whose runners won seven Gr1 contests this season, ended the season as South Africa’s leading sire of 3yos, by prize money. The former Horse Of The Year’s 3yo runners earned over R9 and included 6 stakes winners.
Dynasty’s 3yos included Legislate and Futura, whom between them won all of the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr1 Investec Cape Derby and Gr1 Daily News 2000. Legislate and Futura ran 1-3 in the 2014 Vodacom Durban July.
Captain Al, by far and away South Africa’s dominant sire of 2yos in recent history, was Champion Sire of 2yos for a sixth year in a row. His 2yos amassed prize money of over R2.7 million, more than R665 000 clear of runner up Trippi.
Captain Al was represented by 20 South African juvenile winners this season, and this tally included the Gr1 SA Nursery winner Carry On Alice, as well as four other stakes performers.
Cape stallions dominated the National First Crop sires log as well, with Lateral ending the 2013-2014 season as South Africa’s leading first crop sire, ahead of Klawervlei’s Seventh Rock and Moutonshoek’s Mambo In Seattle. There was just over R100 000 separating Lateral from Seventh Rock in the first crop sires title and both Lateral and Seventh Rock were represented by seven first crop winners apiece.
Remarkably, Lateral (Bilateral), Seventh Rock (Guiness) and Mambo In Seattle (Same Jurisdiction) were all represented by Gr1 winners this year.