Green Street International syndicates have come a long way in five full racing seasons of ownership. From the debut win of Miss Nightingale, on the poly track at Greyville, to the 1ooth win supplied by Dynasty gelding, Crimson King, in the Gr3 Pocket Power Stakes. The Gr1 placed juvenile struggled to find form in a viral laden summer campaign, but has come back to form through the winter, building up to his best form race by race. This event, formerly known as the Winter Derby, saw him renew rivalry with Hoedspruit, who was prominent through out the race, travelling next to the Green Street runner. Crimson King always travelled well and when it was time for stamina to kick in, Crimson King had no equal, winning while easing up at the line, by 2.75 lengths.
Crimson King becomes a third individual stakes winner for the syndication company, who have never been known for big spending and lavish yearling purchases, but have always been well represented on big race days, punching well above their “weight” for their band of clients.
Crimson King was purchased for R200 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale of 2019, a sale where smart Green Street sprinter Light That Loose (R110 000) and top level sprinter Celestial Love (R120 000) were also purchased by Vermaak Equine.