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Philanthropist relative tops at Fasig-Tipton

26th Oct 2018

A colt from the same family as Drakenstein Stud’s successful sire Philanthropist proved the star attraction at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton October Sale.

A tall, son of Street Sense, the yearling was knocked down to agent Donato Lanni for $500 000 on Thursday –to top the four day auction.


Lanni said of his purchase, “”He is a horse that fits our profile, a big beautiful horse that we were lucky to get.”

Consigned by Eaton Sales on behalf of the colt’s breeder Forging Oaks, the colt is a half brother to grade 3-placed winner Sister Moon (by Dixie Union). The colt’s second dam is graded stakes winner and graded stakes producer Private Light

Catalogued as Lot 1281, the colt’s fourth dam is the Bold Ruler sired Pleasant Flight –a full sister to Hopeful Stakes winner and dual champion US sire What A Pleasure. Pleasant Flight is also third dam of triple French G1 winner and G1 sire Priolo.

The next dam is the remarkable broodmare Grey Flight (who produced a staggering nine stakes winners). The latter features as third dam of Breeders’ Cup winning champion Inside Information and fourth dam of South African sire Philanthropist.

Himself winner of the G3 Queens County Handicap, Philanthropist has enjoyed plenty of success since being exported to South Africa.

Singapore Sling

To date, his star performers include current Hong Kong star Singapore Sling (who is entered in both the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup and Mile), G3 winner She’s A Giver, G2 Peninsula Handicap runner up The Slade, Racing Association Stakes winner Pack Leader and Fillies Championship runner up Sail.

By the same sire as top class stallion Arch (sire of current hot sire Blame), Philanthropist has two lots on next weekend’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, and one lot on November’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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