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12 1st-Crop Winners For Freshman Johannesburg
Meanwhile Coolmore shuttler, unbeaten world champion 2YO & red-hot freshman sire Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) recorded his 11th & 12th 1st-crop winners when: 2YO colt Rabatash (Johannesburg-Attasliyah, by Marju) scored by 2.5-lengths over 5 furlongs at Tipperary in Ireland; & fellow 2YO colt Delta Park (Johannesburg-Excedius, by Seattle Dancer) led all-the-way to score at Colonial Downs in the US. Rabatash was a US$385,000 Keeneland September yearling & Delta Park was a US$50,000 Keeneland September graduate. Johannesburg (who will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere season at Coolmore in the NSW Hunter Valley for $27,500) has now sired winners in 5 different countries: US (5), Ireland (1), England (4), France (1) & Germany (1).