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A magnificent chestnut standing at almost 16.2 hands, Ravishing was a R1.1 million purchase from the 2005 National Yearling Sale. Trained by Geoff Woodruff to win three races between 1000m and 2450m, Ravishing achieved a great win in the Gr 1 SA Derby of 2007. He also finished second in the Gr 2 Gauteng Guineas that season.

Ravishing is the first son of recently deceased multiple champion sire Jet Master to take up stallion duties and hails from one of the top dam-lines in the country, the “Lily” family. He is out of the Royal Prerogative mare Crimson Lily, who won only one race over 1600m but who also produced dual Gr 2 winner and Gr 1 placed Red Badge.

Ravishing is currently (as of 11 February 2013) lying ninth on the National Log of Leading Two Year Old Sires by Stakes Earned – he is followed by the likes of Rebel King, Judpot, Bezrin and Mullin’s Bay. His runners to winners % for the season is 40% – with five runners and two winners.

Jet Master

Jet Master, whose South African-bred dam Jet Lightning was by the imported American stallion Rollins (a descendant, via Damascus, of the great patriarch Teddy), was born in 1994. A tremendous horse who won eight Group One races and raced until he was six, he retired to stud in 2001. With his first crop now aged four, Jet Master is developing into a top-class stallion, and the win of his daughter Little Miss Magic in the Group One Empress Club Stakes (in which he also sired the runner-up Soft Landing) at Turffontein on Saturday was his fourth individual Group winner of 2007.

The Cape Town Summer Carnival at Kenilworth in January provided rich pickings for the offspring of Jet Master, with his sons Pocket Power winning the feature race, the J&B Met and Mythical Flight winning the Cape Flying Championship, both races being Group Ones. Turffontein has also been a happy hunting ground for his stock, with his Group One quinella there last Saturday having been preceded last month by the win of Jet Danza in the Group Three Acacia Handicap.

This year, therefore, promises to be a great one for this boom young stallion, who was responsible for three Group One successes last year. Two of these – the Cape Derby victory of Floatyourboat and the win by Soft Landing in the Garden Province Stakes – came last season, while Jet Master’s first Group One success of the current campaign came when Pocket Power won the Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth in December.

So, on the evidence so far, the sky seems to be the limit for Jet Master’s stud career.


Safawan definitely stampes his offspring with very much his own mould. Safawan (byYoung Generation ex Safita) was the brilliant miler of his generation. He won seven races up to a mile including the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and Goodwood’s Golden Mile. Safawan was a compact, strong chesnut but it’s fair to say Safawan, though a Cheveley Park Stallion, he never received the support his breeding and track performance deserved. This was partially due to spending most of his time at studs away from Newmarket and he has now been exported to stand abroad. In fact Homebred Star is probably his last representative in Europe.

As would be expected of a horse bred by the Aga Khan, Safawan’s pedigree is full of class and speed. His dam, Safita (by the World’s No 1 broodmare sire Habitat) was second in the French 1000 Guineas. Safawan’s progeny have shown best form up to a mile on the flat and he boasts 64% winners to 2-y-o runners.The first of his National Hunt representatives are now also reaching the course and Safawan has already produced a couple of smart, winning bumper flat race debutantes.

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