The Hemel ‘n Aarde based Equus Champion Jay Peg enjoyed a notable 100% strike rate at Turffontein on Saturday when his only two runners carded won their respective races.
Jay Peg runners fared consistently well over the weekend –not only did the sire’s only two Turffontein runners win, but his other runners at Kenilworth on Saturday all finished in the money.
Jay Peg’s daughter Waity Katie made it three wins on the bounce when she won a f&m handicap over 1600m at Turffontein for trainer David Nieuwenhuizen.
Bred by the Druk-My-Niet Stud, the five-year-old, who has now five wins to her name, has won or placed in 15 of her 28 outings with her earnings fast approaching the R400 000 mark.
Jay Peg is also sire of the consistent Jika, who romped to a two and a half length front running win over 1400m for champion trainer Sean Tarry and champion jockey Anthony Delpech. Bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm, the lightly raced four-year-old has now won twice, and been placed another three times, from just seven outings.
The four time G1 winning Jay Peg has enjoyed another good season thus far in 2017-2018, with his son Silicone Valley landing the G2 WSB Cape Merchants and another son, Omega Onslaught, winning five in a row –including the Fairview Merchants.
The globetrotting star has 3 lots at the April Yearling Sale and a single yearling at the 2018 National Yearling Sale.