The Group II Durban Golden Horseshoe over 1400 metres was won by unbeaten Australian bred two year-old colt Zodiac Ruler (2c Zoffany x Sybarite, by Last Tycoon) who made it two wins in as many starts when scoring by a length and a half.
Prepared by Justin Snaith, Zodiac Ruler was a $17,000 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale purchase for Paul Lafferty from the draft of Glenelg Park and is a half-brother to this season’s brilliant Group III winning filly Almighty Girl.
He is the seventh winner for Last Tycoon mare Sybarite, a sibling to South African champion filly and five time Group I winner Laisserfaire as well as stakes-winners A Time for Julia, Time Thief, Foreplay and Personify.
Sybarite has a weanling colt by Kuroshio that passed in at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale, but will have no foal this year after slipping to War.
He is the ninth stakes-winner for Zoffany worldwide and is his first bred in the Southern Hemisphere.