Eighth Derby winner for Dynasty
16th May 2018
Highlands Stud’s outstanding stallion Dynasty has long been regarded as an exceptional classic sire, and the former Horse Of The Year and Vodacom Durban July winner was represented by an eighth individual local Derby winner when his progressive son American Landing captured the Listed World Sports Betting East Cape Derby at Fairview on Saturday.
The regally bred colt, who was bred by Michael De Broglio, made it win number two, from just five outings, when romping to a 5.75 length win over recent Listed East Cape Oaks winner Widow’s Lamp.
In lifting Saturday’s R350 000 contest, American Landing took his earnings to just under R300 000.
American Landing, who is trained by Brett Crawford, is the sixth individual stakes winner to have emerged from Dynasty’s current crop of three-year-olds and he looks a typically progressive son of his outstanding sire.
The 2018 East Cape Derby winner is a full-sister to talented filly Sabina’s Dynasty, winner of the recent G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes.
Previous Derby winners for four time Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty include the G1 Investec Cape Derby winners Jackson, Legislate, It’s My Turn and Eyes Wide Open Wide, Winter Derby winners Dynastic Power and African Night Sky and dual Derby winning sire Irish Flame.
Another son, Noble Secret, ran third in the 2018 G1 SA Derby.
Dynasty, whose other flagbearers this season include G1 Sansui Summer Cup winner Liege (who is currently third on the first log for the 2018 Vodacom Durban July), enjoyed a treble over the weekend, with his Ascot Stud bred son Arabian Dynasty also scoring at Fairview on Saturday, and another son, Jolie Roger, winning at Champ De Mars on the same day.
The brilliant Vodacom Durban July winner, whose son Track Attack made R5.2 million at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, has two yearlings on offer at July’s KZN Yearling Sale.