Disco Al gives Oaks winner a big race double
When Disco Al (Captain Al) won Sunday’s Gr3 Algoa Cup, he provided his dam, Studio Fifty Four, with a rare big race double.
Last season, Studio Fifty Four’s son, Jeppe’s Reef, won South Africa’s greatest staying race (Gr1 Gold Cup), and, on Sunday, his half-brother won the Eastern Cape’s most prestigious race.
Owned by Ingrid and Markus Jooste in partnership with Anant and Vanashree Singh, Disco Al has now won three on the trot.
Bred by the Drakenstein Stud, Disco Al is one of 43 stakes winners for his sire, Captain Al.
He is another credit to his wonderful dam – Studio Fifty Four. A daughter of champion sire Badger Land, Studio Fifty was a high-class racemare in her own right. She won six races, up to 2500m, including the Gr2 Gold Circle Oaks.
At stud, Studio Fifty Four’s winners include last year’s Equus Champion Stayer, Jeppe’s Reef – whose six wins have netted him in excess of R1 000 000 in prize money.
His 4yo brother, Disco Al, has now won over over R360 000, following Sunday’s big race win, and looks an exciting prospect for the season ahead.
Studio Fifty Four currently has a colt foal by Philanthropist, and has been covered this season by Disco Al’s sire, Captain Al.