Wilgerbosdrift’s blue blooded young sire Buffalo Bill Cody made a big impression with his first yearlings offered at this year’s Cape Yearling Sale.
The son of Redoute’s Choice ended the Cape Sale as Leading Sire by Aggregate, with Buffalo Bill Cody’s eight lots on sale all selling for a gross total of R2.18 million.
Buffalo Bill Cody’s top priced lot at the auction was the Narrow Creek Stud consigned colt (Lot 169) out of Musical Romance who was knocked down to Kestorm Investments for R410 000.
Wilgerbosdrift’s young stallion also had yearlings make R380 000, R320 000 and R260 000.
Winner of six of just ten starts, Buffalo Bill Cody was described by his multiple champion trainer Mike de Kock as one of the most talented horses he has trained.
Buffalo Bill Cody is a son of legendary Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, whose South African based son Rafeef has made a sensational start to his stud career.
Three times champion sire in Australia, Redoute’s Choice has enjoyed tremendous success as a sire of sires.
His sire sons include not only the aforementioned Rafeef, but also four times Australian champion sire Snitzel, and such top-class sons as Not A Single Doubt and Stratum as well as the promising young stallion The Autumn Sun.
Redoute’s Choice is also broodmare sire of current Australian sensation Anamoe, who picked up the eighth G1 win of his career when victorious in Saturday’s G1 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes, and is also damsire of this season’s G1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate hero Al Muthana.