Philanthropist – high on US sires list

Philanthropist – high on US sires list

Phil's Dream wins the 2014 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes. Photo: Michael Burns

Phil’s Dream wins the 2014 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.
Photo: Michael Burns

Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young stallion Philanthropist has enjoyed an exceptional year with his offspring in 2014.

In fact, Philanthropist has enjoyed so much success that the son of Kris S currently ranks second on the Leading Synthetics Sires list.
To date, Philanthropist sired runners have earned over $1.8 million on the synthetic tracks during the year – and he is second only to Sligo Bay on the list.

Philanthropist’s second place ranking sees the chestnut clear of such notable

Pender Harbour wins the 2014 Elgin Stakes. Photo: Michael Burns

Pender Harbour wins the 2014 Elgin Stakes.
Photo: Michael Burns

stallions as Candy Ride (5th place), Harlan’s Holiday (9th place) and Stormy Atlantic (12th place).

A stallion who had two individual champions in his small first crop, Philanthropist’s runners have won or placed in no fewer than 13 feature races in 2014 thus far.

His top runners include Phil’s Dream and Pender Harbour – both of whom have earned in excess of $1 million.

Philanthropist, whose relatives include champion sire What A Pleasure, as well as the top class stallions Sovereign Dancer and National Assembly, will be represented by his first South African sired yearlings in 2015.

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