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Danon Platina


By January 29, 2024No Comments

Mauritzfontein’s popular young stallion Danon Platina made headlines at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday when his son Rapidash, a member of his sire’s first crop, won the R7 500 000 Cape Gold Rush over 1600 metres.
Dropped out by Grant Van Niekerk, Rapidash, who had to overcome a wide draw in Saturday’s race, was bought with a strong late run which saw the three-year-old get up close home and go on to win by a neck.

Rapidash  took his earnings to over R5.1 million with his Gold Rush triumph.

Bred by Kilimanjaro Bloodstock, the gelding has now won two of seven starts and he looks unlikely to stop here.

Rapidash, who is out of the War Pass mare My Lovely, hails from the first crop of Japanese champion Danon Platina.

The latter, a son of legendary racehorse and sire Deep Impact, has made a pleasing start with his first crop including not only the aforementioned Rapidash, but also the stakes placed Oni San, Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies) winner Betula and the classy filly White Pearl. The latter has finished runner up in all of the G3 HSH Princess Charlene Starling Stakes, G3 Betway Fillies Mile and G3 Mother Russia Stakes this season.

Danon Platina, Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, has three lots on offer at the 2024 Cape Yearling Sale.