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The late, great Deep Impact, whose champion son Danon Platina stands at Mauritzfontein, enjoyed another notable posthumous success when his daughter Loves Only You captured Saturday’s G1 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar.
A first Breeders’ Cup winner for her legendary sire, Loves Only You split favoured War Like Goddess and My Sister Nat to land Saturday’s $2 million contest.
In April, Loves Only You won the FWD Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) at Sha Tin, leading home four Japan-based runners. It marked the first time Japan-based runners had taken the top four spots in that top Hong Kong event.
Prominently placed in fourth or fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf throughout by jockey Yuga Kawada, Loves Only You was patient as she encountered traffic in the lane before finding a seam inside the sixteenth pole to deliver her winning surge.
Loves Only You prevailed by a half-length over My Sister Nat; completing the 1 3/8-mile race in 2:13.87 on firm turf. War Like Goddess held third, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of dual English classic winner Love in fourth.

A full-sister to G1 Dubai Turf winner Real Steel, five-year-old Loves Only You is set to return to Hong Kong for the Longines Hong Kong International Races meeting Dec. 12, where connections have accepted an invitation for the $3.85-million G1 Longines Hong Kong Cup.

Nine times champion sire in Japan, Deep Impact has had another fantastic posthumous year, with his other flagbearers including triple Oaks winner Snowfall and G1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes king Profondo.

His G1 winning son Danon Platina, Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, is set to have his first yearlings on sale in 2022.

Tuesday double for Ideal World

By | Farm news

Mauritzfontein’s high-class Kingmambo horse Ideal World continues to churn out winners all over South Africa, and the proven G1 sire struck twice again at the Vaal on Tuesday.
Ideal World’s first success on Tuesday came when his Paul Peter trained son Ablueazure claimed the second race.

Under Craig Zackey, the gelded three-year-old powered home to break his maiden by a length and three-quarters, while scoring over 1400m.
Ablueazure, who was making just his fourth start on Tuesday, was bred by the Ascot Stud.

Tuesday’s winner was produced by the Nicconi mare African Sky.

Ideal World’s second success on Tuesday came when his Barend Botes/ Yolandie Vosloo trained daughter Eternity Ring won the sixth race at the Vaal.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein (and one of two winners on the day for her dam Loupe), Eternity Ring pulled clear, under Muzi Yeni, to land the RA Tops Up Feature Race Stakes MR 94 Divided Handicap by nearly a length and three-quarters.

The progressive three-year-old has now won four times, and looks unlikely to stop here!

Sire of South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge, among many others, Ideal World has five lots on the November Two Year Old Sale.


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By | Farm news

Fresh off supplying impressive recent G1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes winner Profondo, legendary Japanese sire Deep Impact came up with a 53rd posthumous G1 winner on Sunday.
The Deep Impact sired Akaitorino Musume provided her sire with more top-level success when she captured Sunday’s G1 Shuka Sho (2000m) at Hanshin on Sunday.

Trained by Sakae Kunieda and ridden by Keita Tosaki, the three-year-old filly beat dual Group 3 winner Fine Rouge by half a length in the ten-furlong contest on turf, with Group 2 winner Andvaranaut the same distance further back in third.
Starting fourth favourite here, Akaitorino Musume was settled in sixth position but hit tear gear rounding the home turn and was in front with half a furlong to run. This year’s Japanese 1,000 Guineas winner Sodashi started odds-on in the field of 16 and there may have been an excuse for her rather laboured performance.

Akaitorino Musume’s outstanding sire Deep Impact has had another outstanding year in 2021. The now deceased Japanese legend is also responsible for 16 length G1 Cazoo Oaks winner Snowfall and the above mentioned Profondo this year, while Deep Impact’s French classic winning daughter Beauty Parlour is the dam of recent G1 First Lady Stakes winner Blowout.

Mauritzfontein is home to the only son of Deep Impact at stud in South Africa in the form of Danon Platina.
The latter, Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, will be represented by his first yearlings in 2022. Watch this space!

Michaelmas Handicap success for Ideal World

By | Ideal World

Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful stallion Ideal World, whose progeny include South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge, came up with his 28th black type winner on Sunday when his son Donald McDonald captured the Listed Michaelmas Handicap at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Trained by Gavin Van Zyl, five-year-old Donald McDonald claimed his biggest win to date when landing Sunday’s R100 000 feature.

Under Warren Kennedy, the gelded son of Ideal World kept going gamely in the closing stages of Sunday’s 1900m race to win by a head over nine-year-old veteran Wealthy.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Donald McDonald has now won five of just 11 starts, and is yet to finish further back than fourth.

Out of the Mark Of Esteem mare Ireland, Donald McDonald, a half-brother to retired champion Celtic Sea, was a R425 000 buy from the 2018 National 2YO Sale.

His sire Ideal World had also enjoyed success at Turffontein the day before, where his promising, Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein daughter Eternity Ring picked up her third career victory when winning over 1450 metres.

Sire of nearly 50 black type horses thus far, Ideal World has five lots on this year’s November Two Year Old Sale.


By | Farm news

Legendary stallion Deep Impact, whose top-class son Danon Platina stands at Mauritzfontein, supplied a remarkable 52nd G1 winner when his exciting three-year-old son Profondo captured the G1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Given a positive ride by Robbie Dolan from an outside barrier, the Richard Litt-trained Profondo did some work early to sit outside of the Tivaci filly Never Been Kissed and the two drew clear to fight the race out.
The strikingly handsome Profondo was strong to the line to defeat Never Been Kissed by two and a quarter lengths with the Teofilo gelding Alegron a half-length back in third.
Profondo was making just his third start after winning over 1400m on the Kensington track at Randwick before a troubled second to Head Of State in the Group III Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.

Profondo provided rider Robbie Dolan with his first G1 success, and the blue blooded colt is now likely to have a break.

The son of Deep Impact was the $1.9 million sale topper at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in 2020.

Nine times champion sire in Japan, Deep Impact has had another great, posthumous year in 2021, with his flagbearers including 16 length G1 Cazoo Oaks winner Snowfall.

His high-class son Danon Platina, his sire’s only son at stud in South Africa, will be represented by his first yearlings in 2022.


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