Kimberley farm, Mauritzfontein recently announced that they will be standing an exciting new stallion in 2019.
Japanese champion Danon Platina, the first ever son of Japanese champion and outstanding sire Deep Impact to stand in South Africa, is set to join Ideal World (sire of Met winners Smart Call and Rainbow Bridge) at Mauritzfontein this year.
A really flashy grey (he inherited that from his broodmare sire Unbridled’s Song), Danon Platina won the JRA Award for the Best Two Year Old Colt in Japan in 2014, following a campaign which saw the colt three of only four races including the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes over a talented field.
Danon Platina trained on well to land the G3 Fuji Stakes at three and retires to stud having won five times and banked ¥195,823,00.
He is the first son of Japan Cup and Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact (Japan’s Horse Of The Year in 2005 and 2006) to retire to South Africa –which ranks as a considerable coup given the fact that Deep Impact is without question one of the best and most popular stallions at stud anywhere in the world today.
Champion Sire in Japan on seven times, Deep Impact is responsible for 129 stakes winners (and another 80 black type performers) with his more than 30 G1 winners headed by such major G1 winners/champions as Gentildonna, Saxon Warrior, Study Of Man, Beauty Parlour, Real Steel, Vivlos, A Shin Hikari, Shonan Pandora and Real Impact.
Danon Platina is out of Badeelah –a daughter of deceased top sire/broodmare sire Unbridled’s Song and G1 La Brea Stakes winner Magical Allure.