|The handsome bay (pictured above), and former R5.2 million yearling buy, certainly has plenty to recommend him as a stallion prospect of the future.
Rated among the best of his generation at three, when he won the G3 Cartier Politician Stakes and ran third in the G1 Daily News 2000 (beaten only by champion Edict Of Nantes and G1 SA Derby hero Al Sahem), Horizon is a half-brother to seven winners (and three black-type horses), including G2 KRA Fillies Guineas winner Santa Clara.
His dam Shina is a full-sister to Maine Chance Farms’ triple G1 winner Silvano – South Africa’s reigning Champion Sire and sire of nearly 100 stakes winners.
Silvano, who has been champion sire in South Africa four times, is already the sire of 25 individual G1 winners including red hot sire Vercingetorix and current standouts Hawwaam, Kilindini, and Summer Pudding.
Horizon has been extremely well supported since he retired to stud in 2019, and among the mares covered by him are: