First winner for Jay Peg
Klawervlei’s resident stallion, Jay Peg, was represented by his first winner on Monday afternoon.
Olympic Owen made a devastating debut to win by over ten lengths, demolishing his opponents in the process.
The gelding was a R100 000 buy at the 2012 Cape Premier Yearling Sales.
Jay Peg, whose first crop are now two, has made an excellent start to his stud career. His only previous runner was Pegwell Bay, who ran second on debut.
The all time leading money earner on the South African turf, Jay Peg’s ten career wins included two of the world’s great races – the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free and Gr1 Singapore Airlines International Cup.
A dual classic winner of both the Gr1 Cape Guineas and Gr1 Cape Derby, Jay Peg was named Equus Champion 3yo Male Classic Horse in 2007.
He received a Timeform Rating of 126, following his international success, and retired to stud as one of the best performed horses ever to take up stud duties in South Africa.
One of three Gr1 winners by the ill-fated A P Indy stallion Camden Park, Jay Peg is a half-brother to two other black type performers, including Gr3 winner Cyber Case.
His dam, Laptop Lady, has also proved extremely successful in the sales ring. She has produced three R1 000 000 selling yearlings in the past three years, which is an almost unheard of achievement.
Jay Peg stood at Klawervlei for the past season for a stud fee of R30,000