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Danon Platina

16th winner for Danon Platina

By July 13, 2023No Comments

Mauritzfontein’s red hot young sire Danon Platina came up with his 16th first crop winner when his son Harajuku got off the mark at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon.

Trained by Justin Snaith, two-year-old Harajuku had finished second on debut before finishing fourth next time out. However, Harajuku made no mistake in Wednesday’s Cape Racing Sales Maiden Juvenile Plate, when he romped home, under Grant Van Niekerk, to shed his maiden impressively by five lengths.

Bred by Rathmor Stud, Harajuku is out of the Right Approach mare Approach Me.

The colt was a R550 000 purchase from the 2022 Cape Yearling Sale.

Danon Platina, who enjoyed a 100% strike rate at Kenilworth on Wednesday with Harajuku his sole runner on the day, is currently seventh on South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs premiership for 2022-2023.

Other early winners for Danon Platina include Highveld Winter Juvenile Fillies Stakes heroine White Pearl and Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies) heroine Betula.

Danon Platina shares his legendary sire Deep Impact with numerous equine stars including Japanese Triple Crown winner Contrail. The latter made a huge impression at this week’s JRHA Select Sale, where Contrail had 20 of his first foals sell for in excess of ¥2,570,000,000 and average ¥128,500,000.