Highlands Farm’s outstanding sire Dynasty had a weekend to remember –even by his own high standards!
The former Horse Of The Year had four individual winners this past weekend, and his progeny were keenly sought after at the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, which took place at the CTICC this past weekend.
Dynasty’s four timer was kicked off when his well bred daughter Heir Line broke her maiden by 2.75 lengths over 1600m at Greyville on Friday night for trainer Dennis Drier. His well bred son Arabian Dynasty (bred by the Ascot Stud) then justified 13-20 favouritism when breaking his duck over 1800m a day later.
A R4.25 million buy from the 2015 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Arabian Dynasty is bred on the same Dynasty/Al Mufti cross as former G2 Selangor Cup winner De Kock.
Dynasty’s foursome was completed by a double at Greyville on Sunday. This was headed by an eye catching maiden win by his son Roman Emperor, who relished the step up to 2000m, demolishing his rivals to win by three and a half lengths.
Bred by Highlands Farm (and closely related to young sire Potala Palace), Roman Emperor is a horse with scope to improve further –and he should be followed.
The final of the Dynasty sired foursome to score this past weekend was Tropical Blow, who was rewarded for consistency when scoring over 1400m at Greyville.
The champion’s ongoing popularity was confirmed at the Premier Sale, when Dynasty ended the two day sale as the second top sire by aggregate. His 11 yearlings sold fetched a total of R18.1 million –and averaged R1 645 454.
Top price paid for a Dynasty yearling was R5.75 million which Wehann Smith’s Kuda Holdings (Pty) Ltd spent on a colt out of Viva Maria. Consigned by Lammerskraal Stud, the colt was the second top lot sold at this year’s Premier Sale.
Dynasty had no fewer than six yearlings fetch R1 000 000 plus.