Bred by Cheveley Stud, Legislate was purchased by Newbury Racing for just R100,000 (about US$12,880) at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale and was campaigned by that entity in partnership with Drakenstein Stud and Jack Mitchell. Upset winner of the 2014 G1 Cape Derby at Kenilworth, Legislate returned from a three-month freshening to add the G2 KRA Guineas at Greyville and the G1 Daily News 2000 four weeks later.
Promoted from second to the victory over his elders in the prestigious G1 Vodacom Durban July, Legislate was named that year's Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Champion Middle-Distance Horse in addition to Horse of the Year. In his home region in the Cape, Legislate was a two-time Horse of the Year, Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Champion Middle-Distance Horse.
Sidelined via injury after the Vodacom Durban July, Legislate added wins at four in the G2 Green Point Stakes - in Kenilworth track-record time - and registered the final victory of an illustrious career in the G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge Stakes last June.
Also South Africa's Champion Miler of 2015, Legislate retires with seven wins from 19 trips to the post and earnings of R5,788,600 (US$521,889). A yearling full-sister to Legislate was sold for R700,000 (US$48,580) at the BSA National Yearling Sale last month. A stud fee for Legislate, who will stand under the Freeman Stallions banner, will be announced at a later time.