Varsfontein Stud’s homebred stallion Master Of My Fate has made a superb start to his stud career, and the handsome son of Jet Master was represented by his eighth first crop winner on Thursday.
This time it was Master Of My Fate’s 2yo daughter Oh Mercy Me who prevailed, with that Varsfontein Stud bred filly shedding her maiden at the third time of asking.
The filly, fourth on debut, powered home, when trying the 1600m trip for a first time, to score by 1.25 lengths for trainer Alec Laird and jockey Muzi Yeni.
Oh Mercy Me, produced by the Badger Land mare Princess Tobin, was a R300 000 buy from the 2017 National Yearling Sale.
South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by winners, Master Of My Fate’s earlier first crop winners include impressive Listed Somerset 1200 winner Twist Of Fate, G1 Gold Medallion placegetter Goliath Heron, and debut winner Master Keys. Another of his early winners, Lucky Dancer, is a runner in Saturday’s Listed Highlands Stud Langerman at Kenilworth.
Understandably the progeny of the G2 Premier Trophy/G2 Peninsula Handicap winner have proven popular in the sales ring this year with Master Of My Fate yearlings making up to R900 000 at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Himself the top priced colt sold at the 2011 National Sale, Master Of My Fate also hails from a red-hot family.
His half-sister My Guiding Star is the dam of this season’s unbeaten G3 Flamboyant Stakes winner Hashtagyolo, while another half-sister, Fidelity, is the dam of R5 000 000 buy and this season’s G2 SA Fillies Nursery second Ghaalla.
The son of champions Jet Master and Promisefrommyheart will be represented by 19 lots at the upcoming National Two Year Old Sale, with Master Of My Fate’s draft including a full-sister to the above mentioned Lucky Dancer (Lot 44), a ¾ brother to Stormsvlei Mile winner Princess Ofthe Sky (Lot 64), and a ¾ brother to G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Little Miss Magic (Lot 144).