Safe Passage became the third son of Silvano to win the Gr1 Daily News 2000 following his triumph in Saturday’s R1 million race at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
The Drakenstein Stud bred and owned gelding joined the likes of Vercingetorix – sire of Saturday’s Daily News 2000 runner up Pomp And Power – and Hawwaam as past Daily News 2000 winners for Silvano, whose daughter Silver Darling won the Gr1 Woolavington 2000 just a half hour earlier.
Sadly now deceased, Silvano has a total of 27 Gr1 winners to his name and his influence on the South African turf looks set to be felt for years to come.
Safe Passage, who was produced by talented, if temperamental, G2 Debutante winner My Sanctuary, also sports an illustrious female line. Read more on Sporting Post.