Weekend treble for Philanthropist | Cape Breeders Club

Weekend treble for Philanthropist

10th Sep 2018

Drakenstein Stud’s successful sire Philanthropist (who made such a favourable impression at the farm’s recent Stallion Parade) enjoyed another good weekend last week when the big chestnut was represented by three winners –in three different countries!


In North America, Philanthropist daughter First Hunter picked up her fifth career victory when justifying favouritism over 1670m at Canterbury Park on Saturday.

First or second in all five races this year, First Hunter stayed on smartly to post a 1.25 length success, making it back to back wins in the process.

Philanthropist also enjoyed success in Zimbabwe on Saturday when, while Philanthropist gelding Philanthropy made it win number five when scoring over 1700m, while Philanthropy’s paternal half-brother Bono saluted over 990m at Champ de Mars this weekend.

The well bred Philanthropist also gained a boost to his already impressive female line at Kempton on Saturday.

Promising 2yo Kessaar, whose fifth dam Pure Profit is the second dam of Philanthropist, stamped himself as a high class juvenile when scoring a convincing 2.5 length win in the G3 188Bet Casino Sirenia Stakes over six furlongs. A son of Kodiac and the Raven’s Pass mare Querulous, Kessaar holds entries in both the G1Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes and G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes.

Singapore Sling

Now a winner of two of five outings, the John Gosden trained colt had broken his maiden by ten lengths two starts back and is clearly very talented.

Philanthropist’s outstanding, but deceased, sire Kris S continues to make his presence felt in the US through his son Arch and the latter’s increasingly successful G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winning son Blame.

Arch, whose son Arklow won Saturday’s Calumet Kentucky Turf Cup, is responsible for 2018 German classic winner Nyaleti, while his champion son Blame’s ten black type winners in 2018 include the G1 scorers Fault and Marley’s Freedom.

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