Former star Vinery Stud sire Red Ransom (Roberto – Arabia, by Damascus) is still notching Stakes winners almost three years after his passing after Rumya (Red Ransom – Sayauri San, by Fuji Kiseki) claimed the Group 1 Durban Golden Slipper (1400m) at Greyville in South Africa.
The two-year-old filly became the sire’s 102nd individual Stakes winner when her late charge from the back of the field earned Rumya a comfortable 1-3/4 length win in the R500,000 event.
Rumya, who counts super racemare Emancipation (Bletchingly – Ammo Girl, by Gunsynd) as her third dam, is a homebred from the Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum stable, trained by respected international trainer Mike De Kock.
The juvenile won her only other race at Greyville on June 12 before Saturday’s Group 1 success. De Kock said Rumya has the potential for improvement over the coming seasons.
“A nice filly and she is going to go further. Emancipation is in her family and she is going the right way,” De Kock told Thoroughbred News.
“I am inclined to put her away, she has won the Group 1 and she wants further. She is a late maturing type and she wants a mile (1600m) and ten furlongs (2000m).”