Moutonshoek’s beautifully bred stallion The United States, who went close to enjoying a juvenile feature race double at the end of last season, made headlines when he supplied a brilliant debut winner at Turffontein on Saturday afternoon.
His newly turned three-year-old daughter Rockets Red Glare made a scintillating debut when running away to win the second race on the card emphatically.
Under Joshwin Solomons, the Alec Laird trained filly turned Saturday’s 4Racing.TV Maiden Plate (F&M) (1160m) into a procession, with Rockets Red Glare winning the sprint by a staggering eight lengths.
Bred by Moutonshoek, Rockets Red Glare is out of the Orpen mare She’s So Cold.
Her G1 Ranvet Stakes winning sire The United States is also responsible for Houston, with that three-year-old colt also making a promising debut on Saturday when he finished third in the first race on the Turffontein card.
A Galileo full-brother to star fillies Hermosa and Hydrangea, The United States looks to have some very promising three-year-olds this season, with The United States also sire of narrow recent G2 Epol Umkhomazi Stakes runner up Sun Blushed as well as Listed Champion Juvenile Cup second Khaya’s Hope.
Also sire of 2021 G2 4Racing SA Nursery winner Sheela, The United States has ten lots on offer at this month’s August Two Year Old Sale.