Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning sire What A Winter has been enjoying another fine season in 2019-2020 and the triple Equus Champion was responsible for yet another smart looking stakes winner at Turffontein on Saturday.
The What A Winter filly Sarah showed her class when romping home to a decisive 3.1 length win in Saturday’s Listed Swallow Stakes (1160m) for trainer Paul Peter and jockey Warren Kennedy.
Bred by Peter de Beyer, three-year-old Sarah has now won six of her 11 starts, with the filly having finished third in the G3 Gauteng Tourism Authority Magnolia Handicap at her penultimate start.
Inbred to Gone West, Sarah took her earnings to just under R500 000 with Saturday’s win.
She was one of two winners on Saturday for What A Winter, whose son Skidoo downed another son of What A Winter, Mr Cobbs, to land the tenth and final race at Kenilworth on Saturday. Bred by David Southey, Skidoo has now four wins to his name, with all four of his victories coming over 1000 metres.
What A Winter went close to having a feature race double this weekend, with his G1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes winning daughter Clouds Unfold finishing second in Friday’s G2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes at Kenilworth.
South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2016-2017, What A Winter has now been responsible for four black type winners this season, with his other notable representatives in 2019-2020 including G2 Cape Merchants winner Russet Air, Sophomore Sprint hero Three Two Charlie, and Memorial Mile winner Sacred Arrow.
His 21 strong draft at the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale includes a half-brother (Lot 20) to Cape Guineas winner Noah From Goa, a colt (Lot 147) out of G1 Woolavington 2000 runner up Arabian Pearl, and a three-parts sister (Lot 205) to exported G1 Sun Met runner up Last Winter.