Aussie Bred SW for Dylan Thomas
Australian bred two year-old filly Dylan’s Promise (2f Dylan Thomas x Madonna, by Rigoletto) landed a Black Type success taking out the Listed Devon Air Stakes at Clairwood in South Africa. The Charles Laird trained filly took out the 1450 metre event by half a length and has the overall record of two wins ad a placing from just three starts. A $35,000 purchase for Heritage Bloodstock from the Erinvale Thoroughbreds draft at the 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Dylan’s Promise is the fourth winner from Group I placed Rigoletto mare Madonna, who is the grand-dam of this season’s smart three year-old filly Our Miss Jones, who finished second in the Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks. Dylan’s Promise is the third Australian bred winner from the first Southern Hemisphere bred crop of foals by champion racehorse Dylan Thomas and is his third stakes-winner worldwide joining the ill-fated Furner’s Green and Tannery. A six-time Group I winning son of Danehill, Dylan Thomas stands in Australia this spring at the bargain fee of $13,750.