Wilgerbosdrift’s in-form sire Flower Alley, likely to be represented in next weekend’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf by his son Bullards Alley, was once again in the news this weekend.
This time however it was as a broodmare sire that Flower Alley hit the headlines.
His G1 Ashland Stakes winning daughter Lilacs And Lace is the dam of promising Japanese 2yo filly Lucky Lilac, who maintained her unbeaten record when landing Saturday’s JPN G3 Artemis Stakes at Tokyo as favourite.
Lucky Lilac (by Orfevre) has now won both her racecourse outings and she looks potentially high class.
Her dam Lilacs And Lace, who is from the same family as South African champion Kimberley Mine (by Fort Wood), earned over $350 000 in prize money, with her wins including both the G1 Ashland Stakes and the California Oaks.
Flower Alley has enjoyed another memorable year in 2017, with his star performer undoubtedly being 10.75 length G1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes winner Bullards Alley.
The half-brother to G1 winners Spielberg and Tosen Ra will be represented by his first South African yearlings in 2018.