Drakenstein Stud’s increasingly successful sire, and multiple Equus Champion, What A Winter supplied his third G1 winner this season when his Lammerskraal Stud bred son Warrior’s Rest won the G1 Golden Horse Sprint (1200m) at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday afternoon.
Always up with the pace, under a good ride from Callan Murray, five-year-old Warrior’s Rest (one of two runners in the race for What A Winter) dug down deep in the closing stages to record a short-head win.
In the process, Warrior’s Rest provided his trainer Sean Tarry with a second consecutive win in the race.
Now a six time winner, Warrior’s Rest took his earnings to R893 876 with his win on Saturday.
Third in the G1 Premiers Champion Stakes at two, Warrior’s Rest was a R900 000 buy from the 2016 CTS Ready To Run Sale.
He joins Clouds Unfold (G1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes) and Russet Air (G1 Cape Flying Championship) as G1 winners for What A Winter this season.
South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2016-2017, What A Winter has also enjoyed good success with his two-year-olds this season, and his his promising son No Laying Up caught the eye when finishing third in Saturday’s G1 Golden Horse Medallion. No Laying Up is one of seven two-year-old winners this season thus far for the four time G1 winning What A Winter.
What A Winter has 26 lots on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Original article written by Cape Breeders Club