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Mauritzfontein’s promising young stallion Danon Platina has made a bright start to his stud career and this was reflected in results achieved by Danon Platina at Thursday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale Powered by Tattersalls.
Yearlings by Danon Platina made up to R700 000 at Thursday’s sale, with the top lot Great Plains (Lot 61) knocked down to John Freeman. Consigned by Drakenstein Stud, Great Plains is out of the Var mare Mara.
Danon Platina ended the 2023 Premier Sale having sold three lots for R1.175 million, with the Mauritzfontein resident’s yearlings averaging R391 667 at Thursday’s sale.
The champion son of legendary champion Deep Impact recently got off the mark as a sire, when Danon Platina colt Romance In Rome romped home to break his maiden by nearly three lengths.
Currently Leading First Season Sire for 2022-2023, Danon Platina was Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014.

First winner for Danon Platina

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Mauritzfontein’s exciting young stallion Danon Platina made headlines at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday, when his two-year-old son Romance In Rome became Danon Platina’s very first winner.
Trained by Michael Miller, Romance In Rome had finished third on debut before finishing second next time out and duly went one better on Sunday.
Under Tristan Godden, Romance In Rome was well away in Sunday’s Download The Race Card Online Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) and went out to make the running.
Asked the question 200m from home, Romance In Rome bounded away to win impressively by just over two and three-quarter lengths.
It was a good race for Danon Platina, whose son Romance In Rome and Stars In Heaven finished first and third respectively.
The flashy grey Romance In Rome, who is out of the Captain Al mare Bella Ragazza, was bred by Riethuiskraal Stud.
His sire Danon Platina has now had four members of his first crop, now two, either win or finish in the money.
Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, Danon Platina won five times including the 2014 G1 Asahi Hai Futurity.
The handsome grey is a son of legendary racehorse and sire Deep Impact, Japan’s Champion Sire on 11 occasions and sire of 190 stakes winners including sensational young sire Saxon Warrior.
Deep Impact is also sire of the hugely exciting Auguste Rodin, who current tops the betting for the 2023 Cazoo Derby.



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Mauritzfontein’s beautifully bred young sire Danon Platina made a big impression at Sunday’s November Two Year Old Sale.
The champion son of legendary stallion Deep Impact ended Sunday’s auction as the Second Leading Sire by Aggregate, with Danon Platina having six lots gross R2.415 million at the 2022 November Sale.
Danon Platina two-year-olds averaged an impressive R402 500 at Sunday’s sale, making the Japanese champion the third Leading Sire by Average at this year’s November Two Year Old Sale.
He had three two-year-olds fetch R500 000 apiece on Sunday, with filly Follow The Sun (Lot 146) sold to Syrilla Stud, and colts Japanese Star (Lot 109) and Rototo (Lot 108) sold to Form Bloodstock and JASM Solutions respectively.
Danon Platina, whose first crop race this season, was himself an exceptional two-year-old and Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014.
His outstanding sire Deep Impact looks to have come up with an outstanding young sire in the shape of G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior. The latter made a breathtaking start with his first two-year-olds in 2022 headed by G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Victoria Road -one of three first crop group winning two-year-olds for Saxon Warrior!


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Mauritzfontein’s beautifully bred young stallion Danon Platina has made a fine start with his first yearlings on sale this season, and the son of the legendary Deep Impact enjoyed more first-crop sales ring success this week.

Danon Platina ended Thursday’s KZN Yearling Sale as the Leading First Season Sire by Aggregate.
The handsome grey had just six yearlings on sale, but all six offered were sold for an aggregate of R1.12 million, placing Danon Platina behind just Vercingetorix and Rafeef on the Leading Sires by Aggregate list on Thursday.

Danon Platina had two fillies make R400 000 apiece at this year’s KZN Yearling, with the Boland Stud consigned (as Agent) filly out of Bargeme sold to Zeyn Kirsten for that amount and Jehan Malherbe snapping up Mauritzfontein’s Danon Platina filly Powder Blue for the same amount.

The former Japanese champion had also enjoyed notable success at the National Yearling Sale earlier in the year, where Danon Platina sired yearlings made up to R700 000.

Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, the G1 winning Danon Platina shares his legendary sire with numerous champions including the likes of 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior, French Derby winner Study Of Man, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf queen Loves Only You, ill-fated Cazoo Oaks winner Snowfall and numerous Japanese classic winners and champions.


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The legendary, late Deep Impact came up with a posthumous 56th G1 winner when his progressive daughter Glint Of Hope won Saturday’s G1 Grand Syndications Australasian Oaks.
The daughter of Deep Impact kept up a relentless gallop to defeat the admirably brave Rebel Raider filly Barb Raider by a head, with the favoured Frankel filly My Wisper a further long-head back in third.
Bred by Raffles Dancers, Glint Of Hope advances her record to two wins, three seconds, and three thirds from nine starts, with earnings of $406,170.

The filly, the 185th stakes winner for her remarkable sire, has a serious Oaks pedigree and is the best of two winners from as many to race out of the imported Fastnet Rock mare Sacred Sight.

Glint Of Hope is the fourth Australian G1 winner for ten times Japanese champion sire Deep Impact, with the latter’s other top level G1 winners in Australia being Profondo (Spring Champion Stakes), Real Impact (George Ryder Stakes), and Fierce Impact (Cantala Stakes, Toorak Handicap, Makybe Diva Stakes).

Deep Impact’s champion son Danon Platina has made a fine start with members of his first crop making up to R700 000 at the recent National Yearling Sale.

National Sales success for Mauritzfontein sires

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Mauritzfontein’s resident sires Danon Platina and Ideal World both enjoyed notable success at the recently concluded National Yearling Sale, which took place in Germiston on Thursday and Friday.

Deep Impact’s champion son Danon Platina has made a cracking start with his first yearlings have already proven popular prior to the 2022 National Sale, and Danon Platina built on that success at the National Yearling Sale.
Danon Platina had 14 yearlings fetch R4.415 million, with his lots averaging R315 357 in total.

His top priced lot was a colt (Lot 358) named Plaza Accord who was knocked down to Peter Muscutt for R700 000. Plaza Accord, who was consigned by Varsfontein Stud, is out of Judpot’s well performed daughter Double Whammy, whose four wins included a score in the G3 Diana Stakes.

Danon Platina had other members of his first crop make R600 000 and R450 000 -certainly a very promising start!

Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful Kingmambo horse Ideal World, whose current flagbearers include Michaelmas Handicap winner Donald McDonald and recent Kings Cup victor Cat Daddy, also made headlines at this year’s National Sale.
The sire of South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge, Ideal World had a Wilgerbosdrift consigned colt Hoodia (Lot 249) make R850 000 when he was knocked down to Sabine Plattner at the 2022 National Sale.


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Mauritzfontein’s exciting young stallion Danon Platina has made a more than pleasing start with his first yearlings going through the sales ring this year.
The champion son of Deep Impact made headlines at Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale, when his Millstream Farm consigned son was knocked down to Greg Bortz for R550 000.

Catalogued to Sunday’s auction as Lot 105, the Danon Platina colt is out of useful racemare Approach Me, a four time winner who was runner up in both the Listed Stormsvlei Mile and Listed Winter Oaks.

Danon Platina was also responsible for Oni-San (Lot 149), with that Wilgerbosdrift consigned filly knocked down to Ken Truter for R325 000 at the Cape Sale.
Oni-San was producing by the winning Tiger Ridge mare Fortuny, a daughter of G1 Garden Province Stakes heroine Velvet Green and half-sister to G3 Peninsula Handicap winner Wonder Lawn.

In total, Danon Platina’s four yearlings on offer all sold for a total of R1.175 million, giving the young sire an average price of just under R300 000.

Danon Platina had also enjoyed success earlier this year at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, where first-crop yearlings by him made up to R350 000.

The only son of legendary racehorse and stallion Deep Impact to stand at stud in South Africa, Danon Platina has an exceptional draft of yearlings set to come up for sale at April’s National Yearling Sale.


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Race favourite Danon Platina responded well to expectations in capturing this year’s Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes. His three career starts include a runner-up finish in his debut start, followed by a convincing four-length win in a maiden race in October, and another strong three-length victory in the Begonia Sho, an allowance race seven weeks later. 

Since the Victoria Mile triumph with Apapane in 2011, this win marks trainer Sakae Kunieda’s 11th JRA-G1 victory, while jockey Masayoshi Ebina celebrates his 23rd JRA-G1 title after claiming the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies partnered with Shonan Adela, also sired by Deep Impact, just a week ago. Deep Impact offspring has now dominated ten out of 23 JRA-G1 races this year.

By Japan Racing Association
22 December 2014

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The superbly bred and well-performed Danon Platina will become the first son of the legendary racehorse and sire, Deep Impact, to take up stud duties in South Africa when he retires to Mauritzfontein for 2019. Danon Platina was Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014 when the striking grey won three of his four races.

He scored his most notable win at two in the G1 Asahi Futurity Stakes, scoring three parts of a length win over an 18 horse field – with third-place finisher, Clarity Sky, going on to win the G1 NHK Mile Cup the following year.

Sporting Post
26 February 2019

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