Philanthropist son wins Grade One sprint


Drakenstein Stud’s blue blooded sire Philanthropist is a stallion with world class statistics, and he came to the fore in one of North America’s top sprints on Sunday.
His son, Phil’s Dream, stamped himself a world-class sprint when he won the CAN Gr1 Nearctic Stakes over 1200m on Sunday. Among his vanquished foes in the Nearctic were the likes of former Horse of the Year Fatal Bullet and Canadian champion, Riding The River.

In doing so, Phil’s Dream maintained his unbeaten record on the turf – the gelding having won both of his outings on grass to date.

Phil’s Dream, who has won six of his eight outings in 2013, has now earned a shade under $500 00 in prize money.

His sire Philanthropist made an excellent start to his stud career, with his first small crop of runners including champion, and classic winner, Pender Harbour. The latter, an outstanding racehorse, has accumulated prize money in excess of $1 000 000 during his career thus far.

A classy racehorse himself, Philanthropist won six times including the Gr3 Queen’s County Handicap.
By world leading sire Kris S (also sire of leading US sire Arch), Philanthropist is a descendant of the great mare Grey Flight (herself

The chestnut’s first local crop are now being born – and they are attracting rave reviews!

 

He stands at Drakenstein Stud alongside Horse Chestnut, Trippi and first season sire What A Winter.

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