Sorrento Stud is home to Jet Master’s well bred son, Royal Air Force. Probably the biggest stallion in the country, Royal Air Force has his first crop of runners representing him this season.
A talented performer, Royal Air Force broke his maiden over 1000m, at just the second time of asking. He added a gritty win in the Gr2 Astrapak 1900, one of the country’s top July preps, when beating such G1 winners as Our Giant, Major Bluff and Equal Image.
Unfortunately, an injury forced Royal Air Force’s premature retirement.
Royal Air Force is an imposing horse, who stands over a lot of ground. He has a strong willed personality, and is not a horse to fool around with.
He has proved very fertile in his first seasons at stud, and is really stamping his stock. Royal Air Force’s first crop have been widely praised by the trainers who have them in their barn, and now it is just a matter of waiting to see his runners in action.
One of just three sons of the mighty, and sadly deceased, Jet Master currently standing at stud in South Africa, Royal Air Force comes from a strong female line.
His half-sister, Imperious Sue, was named ARCSA Champion Older Female, after a campaign which saw her win the Gr1 J&B Met. At stud, Imperious Sue has done really well, despite being mated to an odd assortment of sires, and she has produced the Gr1 winning filly Imperious Star (by Navarone).
Imperious Sue and Royal Air Force are out the smart, Gr1 placed racemare Regal Blue (by champion sire and outstanding broodmare sire Royal Prerogative).
Regal Blue’s full sister, Wild Hyacinth, is the second dam of UAE Horse of the Year, and leading sire, Victory Moon.
From just a few crops, prior to his premature demise, Victory Moon has come up with such high-class performers as champion Princess Victoria, Gr1 winner War Horse, top-class 2yo Straight Set and the world-class sprinter Nocturnal Affair.
This is also the family of champion Turncoat, multiple Guineas winner Imbongi, and the current classy sprinter, The West Is Wide.
Royal Air Force is looking in great shape – and hopefully his runners can carry on the proud family tradition.