South African sire title battle: Jet Master versus Captain Al

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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