Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting young sire Flower Alley, the only sire to have produced a Kentucky Derby winner to come to stud in South Africa, has some eye catching first South African foals on the ground this season.
Flower Alley, who was booked full and covered an exceptional book of mares in his first local season at stud, is the sire of a Varsfontein Stud based colt, who was produced by former Gr3 Yellowwood Handicap runner up Quick Single.
A daughter of former champion sire and top class broodmare sire Jallad, Quick Single is out of Gr2 (now Gr1) SA Fillies Classic winner Caughtintheslips, whose four other winners including the high class Mauritian galloper Captain’s Knock.
Another strapping foal by Flower Alley is Favour Stud’s stunning filly out of the Gr2 Tibouchina Stakes winner and proven producer Red Dor.
Inbred to the great sire Lyphard, this lovely filly is a half sister to four winners including G3 Yellowwood Handicap runner up Lizzie Arden (by Right Approach) and Gr2 Betting World Derby third Red Fort (by Fort Wood).
Winner of the 2005 Gr1 Travers Stakes and runner up in that year’s Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Flower Alley (who earned over $2.5 million in prize money) is one of the best sons of former US Champion Sire Distorted Humor.
A half brother to two Gr1 winners himself, Flower Alley is a proven top class sire, whose top runners included the Gr1 winning champions I’ll Have Another and Lukes Alley.
The chestnut, who is from the same family as the great sire and broodmare sire Lyphard, has a 2016 stud fee of R80 000.