Another Champion Bloodline Sneaks Off To Stud

By the mighty Trippi

Seemingly lost in the frenetic mainstream news feed of 2024 is the news of the heading off to stud of a royal son of two of South Africa’s finest male bloodlines, out of a champion SA racemare and broodmare.

WSB Gr Guineas in 2020 - Wild Coast (Donovan Dillon) grabs Padre Pio (Craig Zackey) on the line. Third placed Golden Ducat (Warren Kennedy) is in the red cap

2020 WSB Gr2 Guineas – Wild Coast (Donovan Dillon) grabs Padre Pio (Craig Zackey) on the line. Third placed Golden Ducat (Warren Kennedy) is in the red cap (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

By the mighty Trippi out of the equally mighty diminutive but ‘dynamitic’ Beach Beauty, Wild Coast never climbed to great racing heights, however undeniably offers a powerful genetic that cannot be ignored.

Standing a mere 15.3 hands he clearly inherited his dam’s physique and is now amongst our smallest statured sires, including What A Winter, Erupt and Real Gone Kid.

Oom Schalkie Van der Walt’s Gelykfontein Stud in the Karoo, near Colesberg, will stand  Wild Coast, whose high-class siblings include Rex Union, Amanzimtoti , Saturday’s Listed CIB Handicap winner Narina Trogon and the exported Gr1 winner Beach Bomb!

In addition to his significant immediate family, he is 3/4 bred to Charles Dickens and also closely bred to Santa Maria and the formidable race and broodmare Real Princess, a half-sister to William Longsword – and both out of the top-class broodmare Pagan Princess.

Wild Coast won 4 races from 1250-1600m and registered 5 places from 20 starts, his victories headlined by winning the 2020 Gr2 World Sports Betting Guineas and a 4th place in the 2019 Gr1 Cape Guineas ahead of no less than Eden Roc, Silver Operator, King Of Gems, Captain Tatters, Sachdev and Snow Report.

It is no overstatement in saying that the pedigree of Wild Coast oozes quality. If the industry accepts that a well-bred but non-group performing racemare is good enough to breed with, then it follows that there should be little doubt that with the blue blood coursing through his veins, this freshman sire offers SA Breeders a mouth-watering opportunity at a giveaway 2024 price of R5000 + vat Live Foal.

Schalkie van der Walt told the Sporting Post that he is excited to stand the son of Trippi, and has fielded numerous enquiries and bookings for the new season.

For more info on WILD COAST visit: https://raceform.co.za/sires/wild-coast

For more on Beach Beauty read: https://www.sportingpost.co.za/the-beauty-from-drakenstein/

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