10 May 2024

Drakenstein Stud’s sire sensation One World made it four winners in the last five days when his two-year-old son Grand Crescendo won in open company at the Vaal on Thursday.

In the process, Grand Crescendo became the 17th winner from One World’s first crop, with One World fast closing in on the record number of winners sired by a first-season sire in South Africa.

Trained by Candice Dawson, Grand Crescendo was very keen early on in Thursday’s Take A Bet Wina Numba Numba Maiden Plate (1400m), but when Gavin Lerena asked the question, Grand Crescendo powered home to score by a length and a half.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Grand Crescendo was making just his third start on Thursday, with the son of One World Grand Crescendo is out of the Western Winter mare Sing Dixie Sing.

The colt continued the great run of form for his sire, with One World colts having run first and second in Sunday’s G3 Winter Nursery.

One World’s success as a stallion comes as no surprise given his good looks, race record and pedigree. An Equus Champion, who downed champions Rainbow Bridge, Hawwaam, Vardy and Do It Again to win the 2020 G1 Sun Met, One World was a stakes winner at two, three and four who won ten of 14 starts.

By an outstanding sire in the form of Captain Al, One World is out of Aquilonia -whose multiple champion sire Giant’s Causeway also ranks as the broodmare sire of star US stallion Gun Runner.

The well-bred Aquilonia is herself out of the Caerleon sired G2 Prix de Malleret runner-up Leonila, a full-sister to French classic winner Caerlina.
One World has six lots on offer at the Cape Racing Winter Yearling Sale including a colt (Lot 95) out of a winning daughter of Trippi and G3 Champagne Stakes winner State Blue, and a colt (Lot 110) bred on similar lines to the Captain Al sired champion Captain’s Lover.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club