Former G1 Cape Derby winner Dynasty has certainly made his mark on the Investec sponsored Cape Derby.
His son It’s My Turn became the Highlands Farm based sire’s third winner of the Derby, following Jackson and Legislate’s wins in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Another son, Dynamic, ran second to champion Capetown Noir in the 2013 Derby, while former G1 Cape Guineas winner Act Of War (by Dynasty) ran second to Ertijaal in the 2015 Investec Cape Derby.
Bred by Willem Engelbrecht Jr, the Fred Crabbia owned It’s My Turn is likely to be aimed towards the G1 Daily News 2000 later in the year.
The gelding, who has now won or placed in all five of his career starts for earnings of over R700 000, was a R400 000 purchase from the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
He is one of four black type performers to have emerged from Dynasty’s current crop of 3yos, with others including the G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes third Bela-Bela as well as the now exported G1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas third place finisher Nassa.
It’s My Turn is bred on the increasingly successful Dynasty/Jallad cross, with that mating having also produced G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup hero Solid Speed, as well as R1.8 million earner and July runner up Run For It as well as G3 Christmas Handicap hero Fourth Estate.
Dynasty has now eight G1 winners to his credit, with sons Irish Flame, Legislate and Futura having all been awarded South Africa’s Horse Of The Year title.
The son of Fort Wood, who has 16 Grade One horses to his total in all, was once again in huge demand at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale last week.
Dynasty, who ended the sale as the third leading sire by aggregate, had 14 yearlings gross a total of R18.65 million –with his stock averaging an impressive R1,332,142.
No fewer than six Dynasty sired yearlings sold for R1 000 000 plus, with the top lot being 183, a beautifully bred filly out of Crimson Blossom who was knocked down to the triumvirate of Mayfair Speculators, MV Magnier and Maine Chance Farms for R4.5 million.