Bloodstock South Africa sold thoroughbreds enjoyed another fine day on Saturday, when BSA buys claimed a pair of feature races at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.
Not only did BSA buy Jet Dark once again show his tremendous class when victorious in Saturday’s G3 Cape Mile, but fellow Bloodstock South Africa graduate Baratheon ran out a smart winner of the Listed Woolavington Stakes on the same card.
A R200 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale, Jet Dark defied a layoff when downing a high-class field to win the R250 000 Cape Mile in impressive fashion. One of five winners on the day for his trainer Justin Snaith, the five-year-old turned the 2022 Cape Mile into a one horse race, with Jet Dark drawing clear in the closing stages to score by a length and three-quarters.
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the Nick Jonsson and Tommy Crowe owned entire has now won eight of his 17 starts for earnings of more than R4.3 million.
The four time G1 winning Jet Dark, a multiple Equus Champion, has now won six graded races, having won graded races at 2,3,4 and 5.
He looks on course for a big Summer Season this year!
A son of Drakenstein’s red hot champion sire Trippi, Jet Dark, who must be a hugely valuable stallion prospect, is out of the winning Jet Master mare Night Jet.
The Piet Botha trained Baratheon gained a well deserved first feature race success when he ran out an impressive winner of Saturday’s Woolavington Stakes. Highly tried at three, the four-year-old son of Jackson proved far too strong for his Woolavington rivals, and romped home to score impressively by a length and three-quarters.
Bred by Millstream Farm, Baratheon was a R60 000 buy from the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale and he has now earned more than three times that amount for owners Mrs N Botha, Messrs R C M Caris, J E Lebouc, R C Marais, B R Nel & A Snyders & Lipari Racing CC.
Saturday’s Woolavington Stakes winner is out of the four time winning Jet Master mare Pure Class, a full-sister to G1 Empress Club Stakes heroine Little Miss Magic.