Mauritzfontein’s blue blooded young stallion Digital Age gained a handsome update to his pedigree page when his close relative Voodoo Queen won the Listed Sky Bet Sunday Series Pontefract Castle Fillies Stakes at Pontefract on Sunday.
A four-year-old daughter of Frankel and Digital Age’s close relative Cursory Glance, Voodoo Queen looked to be coming of age on her latest outing when third trying 14 furlongs for the first time in the G3 Bronte Cup. Racing handily early behind the leading pair in Sunday’s contest, Voodoo Queen was unleashed wide in the straight and won the race with a smart surge approaching the furlong pole with One Evening staying on best of the remainder. Voodoo Queen carries on a golden spell for her sire and becomes the second black-type winner for her dam, Cursory Glance whose first was the Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes winner Tinker Toy.
The progressive Voodoo Queen has now won three of nine starts and is the latest stakes winner to emerge from her outstanding family.
Her dam Cursory Glance, who won both the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and G3 Albany Stakes at two, is a half-sister to Willow View, the dam of Digital Age.
The latter, a son of outstanding sire Invincible Spirit, was a graded stakes winner at three and four, with Digital Age scoring his biggest win when victorious in the 2020 G1 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Digital Age shares his sire with 145 stakes winners including such outstanding performers as Kingman, Moonlight Cloud, Fleeting Spirit, Profitable and the very promising young sire Magna Grecia.