Legendary Japanese racehorse and sire Deep Impact, whose champion son Danon Platina stands at Mauritzfontein, continues to make a significant mark on major races all over the world -and he is also enjoying growing success as a sire of sires.
On Sunday, Deep Impact’s son Potager provided his late sire with his 55th individual G1 winner when he won the G1 Osaka Hai at Hanshin. In the process, the regally bred five-year-old accounted for a high-class field headed by reigning Japanese Horse Of The Year Efforia.The Yasuo Tomomichi-trained Potager was ridden by Hayato Yoshida, with the pair initially chasing the strong pacesetting second favourite Jack D’Or.
Lei Papale, who was defending her Osaka Hai crown, snatched the lead off Jack D’or at the top of the home straight but was run down by Potager in the final strides. Both the winner and runner up in the 2022 Osaka Hai were sired by Deep Impact.
This was Potager’s sixth win from 15 career starts but his first at Graded stakes level.
Deep Impact’s classic winning son Saxon Warrior also made news on Sunday, when that Coolmore based stallion’s very first runner made a winning debut.
Winner of the G1 Racing Post Trophy at two, and the G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas at three, Saxon Warrior made the perfect start to his stud career when his first runner Ser Sed made a winning debut over five and a half furlongs on Sunday.
His sire Saxon Warrior, whose first yearlings made up to ¥190,000,000, has 112 juveniles registered and he stands at Coolmore for a fee €20,000 this season.
Deep Impact’s G1 winning son Danon Platina, whose yearlings made up to R550 000 at the 2022 Cape Yearling Sale, has 17 members of his first crop on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale.