Ridgemont Highlands’ triple G1 winning stallion Jackson had an eye catching two-year-old winner at Durbanville on Saturday.
His son Winter Jack made a winning debut, in open company, when storming home to score a one and a quarter length victory over 1000 metres for trainer Vaughan Marshall and jockey MJ Byleveld.
Bred by Highlands, Winter Jack is out of the Western Winter mare Winter Reserve and he was a R300 000 buy from the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale.
Jackson, whose top level wins included scores in all of the G1 Investec Cape Derby, G1 Daily News 2000 and G1 Champions Cup, is one of the best performed sons of deceased star sire Dynasty currently at stud in South Africa.
The well related sire, whose relatives include the outstanding US champion sire Smart Strike, made a bright start with his first crop (now 3yos) headed by G1 filly Can You Feel It, G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery third Mr Crumford, and the smart Zimbabwean performer Action Jackson.
Jackson has nine lots on this week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, including a half-brother (Lot 58) to G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge hero Coral Fever, a filly (Lot 139) whose stakes placed dam is a half-sister to Cartier Champion Stradivarius, and a colt (Lot 232) out of G2 The Debutante winner Tempted.