Jet Dark to Return Home to Drakenstein Stud

Multiple Grade 1 winner Jet Dark (SAf) (Trippi–Night Jet (SAf), by Jet Master (SAf)) has been retired and will take up stallion duties at Drakenstein Stud where he was foaled and raised, owners Nick Jonsson and Tommy Crowe announced. Drakenstein’s Gaynor Rupert is now part-owner of the bay.

The R200,000 BSA April yearling won Grade 1s at ages two, three, four and five and was named 2020/21 Equus Champion 3-year-old Colt, 2020/21 and 2021/22 Equus Champion Miler, 2021/22 Equus Champion Older Male and 2021/22 Equus Champion Middle Distance Horse. He heads to the breeding shed with a record of 19-9-3-2, R5,697,850 and a final victory in the G1 WSB Cape Met over 10 furlongs on Jan. 28.

“Jet Dark was an incredibly easy horse to train,” trainer Justin Snaith said. “He was a gentleman with the most kind temperament which allowed me to get the best of him while retiring him completely sound. I will be sad to see him go as I believe he

had a few Group 1s left in the tank. I cannot wait to buy his yearlings.”

A half-brother to Grade 3-placed Night Ruler (SAf) (Kingsbarns {Ire}), Jet Dark will stand for a fee of R30,000 for his first season. G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero and sire Peintre Celebre is under the fourth dam.

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