Recent Gr3 Track And Ball Derby winner Runaway Song (Legislate), a fancied runner in Saturday’s Gr3 Dstv Gold Vase, is yet another feather in the cap of his broodmare sire Spectrum (Rainbow Quest).
The latter continues to make his presence in pedigrees of high-class horses with Spectrum having more than made his mark in 2023 thus far.
Runaway Song, who is out of the placed Spectrum mare Miss Priss, joins recent Gr3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup winner Sea Master (Master Of My Fate) and G3r Hollywoodbets Dolphins Cup Trial hero Winchester Mansion (Trippi) as recent South African graded stakes winners produced by a daughter of Spectrum.
A full-brother to former Gr3 Track And Ball Derby runner up Dream Destiny, Sea Master was produced by Spectrum’s very successful daughter Subyan Dreams. The latter is the dam of 11 winners including the Gr1 placed two-year-olds Felix The Cat (Black Minnaloushe) and M L Jet (Jet Master).
Winchester Mansion, who also won the 2022 Gr3 World Sports Betting Pocket Power Stakes, is out of Sea Point, with that Spectrum daughter also responsible for Gr1 Gold Medallion winner Sand And Sea (Twice Over).
Sea Point is from a very much inform family with her dam Compass Point (Model Man) a half-sister to Prive, the granddam of this season’s Gr1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes/Gr2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes winner Trip Of Fortune (Trippi). The latter’s Gr2 Tibouchina Stakes winning dam Louvre made R900 000 to top Friday’s Cape Racing Winter Mixed Sale.
Other daughters of Spectrum to enjoy notable success at stud in Southern Africa include Tachina (dam of Gr2 Gauteng Guineas winner Tellina and the stakes winning Tibouchina), Cheery Berry Bim (dam of Gr3 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Palace Of Dreams), and Careful Hiker – the latter is dam of Gr3 Vodacom 2200 winner One Way Traffic.
Winner of both the Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas and Gr1 Champion Stakes, Spectrum has also enjoyed plenty of international success as a broodmare sire.
His daughters have produced a number of Gr1 winners including triple Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Moonlight Cloud (Invincible Spirit), Secretariat Stakes victor Winchester (Theatrical), Tookak Handicap winner Land Of Plenty (Stratum), Victoria Derby winner Sangster (Savabeel) and Prix Morny/Gr1 Middle Park Stakes winner Dutch Art (Medicean).
The latter, sire of such Gr1 winners as Garswood, Slade Power, Mabs Cross and Starman, is broodmare sire of the 2023 Gr1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Chaldean (Frankel).
In becoming a high-class broodmare sire, Spectrum is emulating not only his sire Rainbow Quest but also his broodmare sire Irish River.
Arc winner Rainbow Quest is broodmare sire of numerous stakes winners ranging from Epsom Derby winners Kris Kin (Kris S) and North Light (Danehill) to Grand National winner Auroras Encore (Second Empire), while Irish River’s daughters produced over 130 black type winners including such Gr1 winners as Alhaarth (Unfuwain), David Junior (Pleasant Tap), Saffron Walden (Sadler’s Wells), Distant View (Mr Prospector) and shock Breeders’ Cup Classic victor Arcangues (Sagace).
Rainbow Quest is also damsire of Kind, damsire of unbeaten legend and supersire Frankel.