Jet Master’s Rare Achievement
With the victory of his son, Yorker, in the Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup, the late stallion Jet Master joined a select group of sires represented by winners of the Met, July and Summer Cup.
Jet Master’s progeny, who won the J&B Met five years in a row, now includes 19 individual Gr1 winners – including Met winners Pocket Power, River Jetez and Past Master, and July winners Pomodoro and Pocket Power, and now Summer Cup victor Yorker.
Other stallions to have sired Met/July/Summer Cup winners include Silvano (Flirtation, Bold Silvano and Heavy Metal, Martial Eagle), Fort Wood (Horse Chestnut, Fort Defiance, Hunting Tower and Dynasty), Foveros (Singing Boy, Fearless Streaker, Teal), and Asebestos (Fire, St Pauls, Feltos).
His record is more impressive by the fact that his sons Yorker and Master Sabina finished 1-2 in Saturday’s Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup. This was not the first time that Jet Master offspring dominated the finish of a major South African feature – Pocket Power and Floatyourboat were 1-2 in the 2007 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, while daughters Gluwein and Love Is In The Air dead heated for victory in the 2009 Gr1 Majorca Stakes. Jet Master sons, E-Jet and Glorious Jet, also finished first and second in the 2013 Gr2 Colorado King Stakes.
To date, the offspring of this great stallion, six times champion in South Africa, have won over R1 008 000, and no fewer than 34 Grade One races. Jet Master is currently the sire of 117 stakes performers, 55 of whom have won at least one black type race.
Jet Master’s remarkable record could yet improve still further, as his daughters In The Fast Lane and Princess Ofthe Sky are set to compete in Saturday’s R1 000 000, Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (a race won previously by Jet Master filly Ebony Flyer).
The stallion has three sons at stud so far – Ravishing, Royal Air Force and Sudden Storm, while his July winning champion, Pomodoro, is expected to retire to stud at the end of this season.
He is also beginning to make his mark as a broodmare sire – Saturday’s Gr2 KIC Merchants winner Here Comes Billy is out of a Jet Master mare, as is last season’s Gr2 Betting World Derby, Silvano’s Jet.
Jet Master, who died in 2011, will be represented by his final crop of 2yos this season.