Varsfontein Stud’s increasingly successful stallion Master Of My Fate gained yet another boost to his impressive female line when his close relative Templeton made a winning debut at Kenilworth on Saturday.
A two-year-old daughter of Dynasty, Templeton, whose Captain Al sired dam Fidelity is a half-sister to Master Of My Fate, stormed home to win going away over 1200m for trainer Dean Kannemeyer and jockey Randall Simons.
A half-sister to G3 Fillies Mile winner, and former R5 000 000 yearling buy, Ghaalla, the Varsfontein Stud bred and owned Templeton caught the eye with her two length score on Saturday and she looks an intriguing future prospect.
Her close relative, and G2 Premier Trophy/G2 Peninsula Handicap winner, Master Of My Fate was himself in the news at Turffontein on Sunday when his talented son Gift For The Gap scored over 1600 metres.
Winner of the Listed Derby Trial earlier this season, the Oldlands Stud bred Gift For The Gap made it win number five with a fluent 1.75 length win for trainer Tyrone Zackey and jockey Muzi Yeni on Sunday.
Out of the Fort Wood mare Idler, Gift For The Gap, who has now banked over R430 000 in stakes, was a R200 000 buy from the 2017 National Yearling Sale.
He is one of a growing number of high-class performers to have emerged from Master Of My Fate’s first crop with others including multiple graded stakes winner and G1 Daily News 2000 runner up Twist Of Fate, Kenyan Triple Crown victor Silverstone Air, the G1 performer Goliath Heron and the very smart Triple Fate Line.
A son of seven times champion sire Jet Master and Equus Champion Promisefrommyheart, Master Of My Fate has eight lots on offer at next week’s KZN Yearling Sale.