DRAKENSTEIN Stud’s sensational young stallion Philanthropist is really enjoying a great run of success.
His first South African juveniles have been setting the tracks alight around the country, with Philanthropist poised to have runners in Saturday next’s big juvenile features.
Philanthropist’s bright start in South Africa has, understandably, had buyers clamour to acquire his yearlings.
At this year’s National Yearling Sale, Philanthropist’s offspring fetched up to R1.1 million, while another Philanthropist yearling (a colt consigned by Highlands Farm), topped the recently held Sibaya Casino KZN Yearling Sale when being knocked down to owner Mario Ferreira for R1 050 000.
However, the son of Kris S’s hot form is not limited to South Africa. Philanthropist is currently North America’s second leading Synthetic Sire, with his 40 winners having earned $906 928 in stakes this year.
The chestnut currently ranks above some of the world’s best stallions on this list, with Philanthropist topping the likes of Kitten’s Joy, Scat Daddy, Speightstown, City Zip, Smart Strike and Malibu Moon –to name a few.
Philanthropist (who headed the Synthetic Sires List a few seasons ago) is also currently South Africa’s second leading first crop sire.
To date, he has been represented by six individual first crop two-year-old winners (as well as stakes performer Kenny Trix), which include the talented filly Sail, a lively contender for the upcoming G1 Thekwini Stakes.
Philanthropist has two lots on the upcoming CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale:
Lot 62 –a half sister to 2 winners, this filly is out of an Elliodor half sister to G2 winner Arion and she is from the same Lily family as such high class G1 winners as Bold Thatch, Fort Defiance, Ravishing, Vega and Villandry –to name a few
Lot 81- a half sister to 3 winners, this filly is out of a daughter of champion sire Giant’s Causeway (damsire of recent G1 Eclipse Stakes winner Hawkbill) and G1 Golden Slipper winning champ Burst.
Philanthropist also has an attractive draft on offer at next month’s National Two Year Old Sale at the TBA Complex, Gosforth Park. His six lots on offer include a filly out of an Encosta De Lago half sister to a US G3 winner (Lot 70), a colt out of a Trippi mare whose dam is a G1 placed own sister to champion Victory Moon (Lot 203), and a filly (inbred to Roberto) whose winning dam is an own sister to feature race winner Beat The Breeze (Lot244).
Photo credit: Tracy Robertson.