‘Master’ progeny make headlines

PUBLISHED: 14 October 2019

Pomodoro (Nkosi Hlophe)

Pomodoro is the latest in a long list of headline makers left by his famous sire Jet Master and three of his progeny won in one meeting at Turffontein last week.

All three, Ballon D’Or, Golden Belle and Westlife are trained by Pomodoro’s former trainer Sean Tarry and were ridden by Raymond Danielson.

The first two were bred by Klawervlei Stud and the other by Guillaume Stud.

Tarry has the midas touch in the sales and breeding rings and by now people should know to sit up and take notice when he supports the unfashionable.

Pomodoro could not have been considered a highly sort after sire when he first appeared and Tarry also supported the Jet Master sire Skitt Skizzle, who was not a stakes winner but is proving a useful sire.

Pomodoro’s five lots at this year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale sold for an average of R295,000.

The former Vodacom Durban July winner can be considered a miracle horse as he had to be nursed back from serious illness by Baker and McVeigh veterinarians while still in training.

His best progeny to date are the twice Grade 1-winner Return Flight and the four time Grade 1-placed Cirillo.

By David Thiselton