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South African sire title battle: Jet Master versus Captain Al

Jet Master has led the South African general sire list the last four seasons. He is again vying for the championship, with weeks remaining, against rival Captain Al. Both are homegrown sires. The following discussion on the two sires is taking place at Click here to read the latest entry from Captain Al’s connections (John T. Freeman).


3 thoughts on “South African sire title battle: Jet Master versus Captain Al

  1. Interesting how all three sires mentioned have as their own sires, horses that were lesser produce of top broodmares. Jet Master – Rakeen – Glorious Song / Dynasty – Fort Wood – Fall Aspen; Captain Al – Al Mufti – Lassie Dear.

  2. replying to Mark Devereux’s comment … FORT WOOD can certainly not be referred to as one of the “lesser produce” of FALL ASPEN – having won the G.P. de Paris G1 – setting a new course record for the Longchamp 2000m in the process!

  3. Hi Mark, always enjoy your posts/blogs/tweets wherever they appear …. but I do have to disagree with you about FORT WOOD being one of the “lesser produce” of FALL ASPEN!

    FORT WOOD won his first two starts – the second of which was a G2 … and at his fifth start won the G.P. de Paris-G1 setting a new Longchamp track record for the 2000m. He only raced once after his G1 victory, running fifth in the BMW Europachamplonat-G3 in Germany – following which he fractured a sesamoid and was purchased for stud duties in South Africa.

    Also, regarding AL MUFTI, although his race record might indicate he was one of LASSIE DEAR’s “lesser produce” – but he was, in reality an incredibly talented horse who his connections had the highest regard for – and it was only when he got to South Africa, and was returned to training after his first season at stud – that his true talent was unleashed. He was an incredibly unlucky, very close second, in the country’s premier race the Rothman’s July-G1.

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