Jet Master Not Covering Mares This Season

Jet Master Not Covering Mares This Season

In an announcement that has shocked the breeding community, it has been advised that Jet Master will not be covering mares this season. The reason has not been announced yet.

The Champion Sire and Sire-of-Sires has done South Africa proud as a racehorse, and a stallion, even more so that he is locally bred.
He is the sire of globetrotters JJ The Jet Plane, River Jetez, Mythical Flight, and of course our local champion, the unforgettable Pocket Power. His son Ravishing currently stands at Summerhill Stud.

Recently retired Pocket Power won 20 times with nine Grade 1 titles – one better than his father. Among those were four Queen’s Plates, three Mets and a Durban July, a R190 000 yearling, he earned more then R10 Million in stakes earnings.

Pocket Power’s full-sister River Jetez also has a Met trophy among her 12 victories, seven with black type. JJ The Jet Plane has won 14 times in four different countries.

Jet Master’s progeny have won 24 Grade 1 races and he has been SA’s champion stallion for the past four years. Another of his sons has sold for R4 million.

Bred in Kwa-Zulu Natal by Hugh Jonsson, he was born in 1994 and was spotted by Patricia Divine at the Mare and Weanling Sale in Pietermartizburg.

Even though Henry didn’t agree with the purchase of the weanling, on Patricia’s insistance, it turned out to be the best purchase they could have ever made, for just R15 000.

Jet Master initally went into training with Tony Millard, but after Tony left for Hong Kong Geoff Woodruff took over. Jet Master had an astounding racing career, he was sent to Highlands Stud intially for the covering fee of R12 000. After 2 seasons he was moved to Klipdrift Farm.
From his first crop came Starlit, Floatyourboat, She’s On Fire, Stratos, Soft Landing and of course the great Pocket Power. The second crop contained Grade 1 winners River Jetez, Ravishing and Mythical Flight.

Jet Master’s covering fee rose to R200,000 at his peak, but the with the recession it was reduced to R150 000. We wish Jet Master a speedy recovery.

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