Milestone for Master
The late great South African sire Jet Master was represented by his 50th stakes winner on Saturday when E-Jet won the Gr2 Colorado King Stakes at Turffontein.
Jet Master, South Africa’s dominant stallion over the past few years, has had 107 black type horses at the time of writing.
His 50 stakes winners include an astonishing 18 Gr1 winners.
In other words, 36% of Jet Master’s stakes winners won at the highest level!
Jet Master topped the South African sires list on six occasions, and was champion sire of 2yos in 2004-2005.
His G1 winners included champions River Jetez, J J The Jet Plane, Mythical Flight and Past Master. However, Jet Master will always be remembered as the sire of the legendary Pocket Power. Horse of the Year for three consecutive years, Pocket won the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate an incredible four times, and also took out the Cape’s premier race, the J&B Met, three times.
To date, the progeny of this mighty stallion have earned locally over R97 000 000 in prize money.
Jet Master, himself South African Horse of the Year in 1999, is well represented at the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. His 27 yearlings on offer include a half-brother to this season’s top 2yo For The Lads, a half-brother to Guineas hero Tellina, and colts out of such G1 winning mares as Lady Windermere, Urabamba and Zaitoon. He also has a filly on sale out of former champion filly Consensual.
Jet Master, who spent his final years at Klipdrif Stud, died in 2011. He was 18 at the time of his death.