Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young stallion One World cemented his status as South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2023-2024 when his son Fine One justified favouritism to score convincingly at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.
He was the first of three winners on the day for Sporting Post-sponsored rider Tristan Godden.
In the process, Fine One became the fourth winner for his sire One World, with the latter also responsible for this season’s promising two-year-olds Address The Nation, Lion Rampart and Sahara Cat.
Runner up on his only start prior to Sunday’s race, Fine One was always up with the pace in the Open A Tabgold Account -031 314 1874 Maiden Juvenile Plate (900m), and, when asked the question, he quickened up smartly to win convincingly by over two and a quarter lengths.
Trained by Michael Miller, Fine One was bred by Mr & Mrs R J Trotter, Messrs R E Alexander & B B Campbell.
Fine One, who is out of the Oratorio mare Daydream Believer, was a R340 000 buy from the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale.
Equus Champion Older Male of 2019-2020, former Gr1 Sun Met winner One World has made a sensational start with his first two-year-olds and, at the time of writing, is heading both the Leading Sires of 2YOs log and Leading First Season Sires premiership for the 2023-2024 season.
One World, whose son One Stripe made R1 400 000 to top the 2023 Cape Racing Ready To Run And Unbroken Two Year Old Sale, has seven lots on offer at the 2024 Cape Racing Premier Yearling Sale Powered By Tattersalls, including a full-brother (Lot 70) to the very promising Lion Rampart.
His 11 strong draft for the 2024 Cape Yearling Sale includes a very close relative (Lot 80) of the Captain Al sired Gr1 winner Sergeant Hardy, and a colt (Lot 95) whose dam is a daughter of outstanding sire Invincible Spirit.