Magnum Mile glory for Greys Inn son
Rosedene Stud’s resident sire, Greys Inn, made history when his son King Of Pain became the first horse to win the Magnum Mile. In landing the inaugural running of this new feature, the flashy grey took his earnings to over R700 000.
King Of Pain, winner of last season’s Gr2 Selangor Cup, was sent off favourite for the 1600m contest, and duly obliged in a tight finish – getting the best of the Mike Bass trained pair Night Trip and Castlethorpe by a short head and half a length respectively.
Now a six time winner, the Arc-En-Ciel bred gelding could be aimed at the 2014 Vodacom Durban July (a race won by his sire back in 2004).
King Of Pain, whose full-sister fetched R450 000 at the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, has won or placed in nine Graded/Listed races. Saturday’s Cape feature winner is out of the Defensive Play mare Vive La Belle – a half-sister to Gr2 Gold Bowl winner, Lady Of The Turf.
Greys Inn also has a cracking 3yo on his hands, in the form of Rosedene Stud bred Chekilli. Winner of four his first five outings, Chekilli recently ran a creditable third in the Gr3 Tony Ruffel Stakes, when forced to concede the winner 4kgs.
Out of the Gr2 winning Joshua Dancer mare, Philippa Johnson, Chekilli has been entered in both the R1 000 000 Gauteng Guineas and Gr2 Hawaii Stakes. Both races are scheduled to be run at Turffontein on March 1st.
His sire was an exceptional racehorse, who raced at the highest level in four different countries. South Africa’s Equus Champion 3YO Classic Male of 2003-2004, Greys Inn won six races and over AUS$1 million during his racing career. His wins included the G1 SA Derby, G1 SA Classic and G1 Vodacom Durban July in South Africa, and later captured the Gr3 City of Gold in Dubai.
Greys Inn is one of 43 Gr1 winners sired by the recently pensioned stallion legend, Zabeel. The latter, a champion in both Australia and New Zealand, is currently represented by three sire sons in South Africa – Greys Inn, Oracy and Seul Amour.
Greys Inn got off to a smart start at stud, with his first crop producing G1 SA Derby dead heater Royal Bencher and Gold Bowl hero Canterbury Tale. King Of Pain emerged from his sire’s second crop.
Greys Inn has a strong 14 yearling draft on offer at the 2014 March Yearling Sale.
Lot 10 is a colt out of a full-sister to the stakes winning Arabian Glow. From a cracking family, this colt numbers the likes of Met winner Mark Anthony as relatives.
Lot 36 is a half-sister to a three time winner. Her dam is a half-sister to smart, stakes winning 2yo Burberry. Her third dam is Aus G1 winner Electrique.
Lot 56 is a brother to 4 winners – and a full-brother to a black type placed filly. His dam is an Al Mufti half-sister to a stakes winner.
Lot 62 is a filly, whose dam is a Listed winner of four races. She is from the family of outstanding G1 winning filly, Soft Landing.
Lot 79 is a filly, whose dam is a half-sister to G3 winning sprinter Popular Girl. From the great Party Time family – which has produced such top fillies as Lambarina, Eligible and current sensation, In The Fast Lane.
Lot 106 is a half-sister to 3 winners – two of whom are stakes placed. Her winning dam is a daughter of Equus Champion filly, League Title, winner of the Gr1 Paddock Stakes.
Lot 114 is a brother to 5 winners, one of whom is the G3 winner Jamaican Dream. This colt is from a great family – whose relatives include recent Gr1 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags, among others.
Lot 123 is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winning Fashion Police. From the mighty Drohsky family, her dam is a full-sister to the stakes winner La Diablesse.
Lot 189 is a filly out of a mare by emerging broodmare sire Rich Man’s Gold (dam sire of top 3yos Athina and Whistle Stop). She is from the family of G1 winner African Appeal.
Lot 192 is a half-sister to the top-class stakes winner Kitti Cat. From one of the great families in the stud book, this filly numbers the likes of champion sire Dansili and US superstar Leroidesanimaux (sire of Animal Kingdom) as relatives.
Lot 213 is a half-sister to 2 winners. She is out of Noble Century – a stakes winner of five races, by excellent broodmare sire Centenary.
Lot 236 is a half-sister to 3 winners, including G2 winner Louvre, winner of the G2 Tibouchina Stakes. From the great family of Wainui and Pointing North.
Lot 244 is a half-sister to no fewer than 8 winners – three of which are stakes horses. Her dam won seven times, and is out top-class mare, Old Rituals – second in the Cape Fillies Guineas.
Lot 250 is a half-sister to 3 winners, including Guineas runner up Royal Rez. A top Australian family, whose members include high-class performer Imana.