Jackson’s good start continues
Highlands Farm’s young stallion Jackson continues to thrive in his first season at stud.
The triple Grade 1 winner has covered 36 mares in 25 days, and is apparently really enjoying his new job.
Jackson certainly has all the tools to excel at stud. Amongst the well bred son of Dynasty’s relatives are Ascot Stud’s sensational sire Sail From Seattle, whose son Tommy Gun was a brilliant, three length winner of Africa’s richest sand race this weekend.
In landing the Gr2 Emerald Cup, Tommy Gun stamped himself as South Africa’s most exciting sand performer and also pushed his earnings to over R1 million.
Bred by the Milkwood Stud, Tommy Gun is one of five stakes horses in his sire’s first crop – with former Guineas winner Elusive Gold amongst the tally.
Another outstanding stallion from this family is former US Champion Sire Smart Strike, who ranks as North America’s third leading turf sire in 2014.
His six career victories included the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby, Gr1 Daily News 2000, and Gr1 Champions Cup, with Jackson placing in three other major Grade 1 races.
A full brother to devastating recent debut winner Heartland, Jackson’s fourth dam, No Class, rates as one of history’s greatest broodmares, having produced five G1 winners/champion at stud.
An exceptionally handsome individual, Jackson has a first year fee of R15 000.