The son of Gone West, whose first runners are now three, has been enjoying a purple patch with his runners this year.
Sail From Seattle’s 2yos have been doing particularly well in 2013-2014. To date the stallion is third on the South African sires of 2yo list, and he has been represented by 14 juvenile winners this season.
This crop already includes no fewer than six stakes horses. This tally includes the first three fillies home in Friday’s Listed Lady Slipper Stakes – Dancing Natasha, Priceless Sail and Artic Sails.
Another 2yo by the stallion, Fire Horse, broke his maiden in open company at the Vaal on Tuesday, while other promising juveniles by the stallion include Seattle Joe (Dahlia Plate), Captured Wind (3rd Gr2 Protea Stakes), and impressive debut winner Love To Sail.
Fire Horse’s win was the first leg of a winning double for his sire, whose son Sail South scored the fourth win of his career when victorious at Scottsville on Wednesday.
Also one of the country’s leading sires of 3yos, Sail From Seattle’s first crop include the brilliant Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas winner Elusive Gold, facile debut winner My Nephew Eric, champion Seattle Storm, and top-class Gr1 performer Tommy Gun.
Sail From Seattle, whose yearlings fetched up to R700 000 in 2014, is a stakes winning son of the great Gone West – also sire of former champion South African sire Western Winter.
From the same family as Highlands Farm’s exciting young sire Jackson (Dynasty), Sail From Seattle’s relatives also include multiple champion US sire Smart Strike, Hall Of Fame champion, and broodmare of the Year, Dance Smartly, and the ill-fated, but successful, South African sire Strike Smartly.