Crusade is flying at the moment and produced another impressive win with his daughter Wings Of Honor, winning for the second time in a hard fought victory for the Glen Kotzen racing stable.
From five starts, Wings Of Honor has won twice and placed, earning just over R110 000 for her owners Chrigor Stud (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs S Hattingh). Wings Of Honor is out of a Jet Master mare, and after being unsold at the Nationals, was purchased for R250 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale. She looks to be recouping her sales price very quickly.
Another to impress is Prince Of Promise who won his third start, owned in partnership by breeders Des and Robin Scott. The chesnut 3yo is a half-brother to multiple winner Royal Agree, and to Gr3 placed Mogok’s Desire. His year younger sister placed third in her debut run for trainer Vaughn Marshall. This is the family of stallion Icelandic – the dam Royal Promise is a daughter of leading broodmare sire, Royal Academy.
Crusade is currently on a par with What A Winter in the juvenile second season sires category – both have produced three winners in the 2yo category, however Crusade’s winners to runners percentage is impressive at 42.9% – and he leads the way in this regard in the top 5 of the log.
Crusade is lying third on the national log of first season 3yo sires, behind What A Winter and Oratorio, with a winners to runners percentage of 35%.
Overall, Crusade is boasting a winners to runners percentage of 36.1% according to the current nhra.co.za stats.
Look out for more to come from this exciting young Gr1 winning son of Mr Greeley, and his crop at Nationals.