South Africa are fortunate to have a son of Deep Impact in Danon Platina standing here at stud and this was outlined again on the weekend when Deep Impact’s Japanese-bred stallion son Saxon Warrior made headlines again.
Saxon Warrior first hit the headlines when his win in the Gr 1 Racing Post Trophy in 2017 secured a record-breaking 26th Gr 1 win in the season for superstar trainer Aidan O’Brien (he extended that record to 28 by the end of the year).
Saxon Warrior is out of the unbeaten European Champion two-year-old filly Maybe and went on to be a brilliant winner of the Gr 1 2000 Guineas.
He has had only two crops to race to date and has already produced a Gr 1 Breeders Cup winner, a Gr 2 winner, two Gr 3 winners and three Listed winners.
Yesterday, his filly Lumiere Rock made the headlines with a dominant Group 2 win at The Curragh.
TDN’s Brian Sheerin described the victory.
He said, “I suppose the obvious targets could be Arc day at Longchamp or Ascot for Champions Day. We’ll see how she comes out of this and she’ll tell us.”