Highveld Season Awards double for Wilgerbosdrift sires

Wilgerbosdrift stallions Fire Away and Flower Alley both enjoyed success at the 2024 Highveld Feature Season Awards ceremony, which took place in Sandton on Saturday night.

Not only was Fire Away’s son Fire Attack named Champion Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding, but Flower Alley’s top-class daughter Feather Boa was crowned Champion Older Filly/Mare.
The exciting Fire Attack won twice from five starts and downed a smart field to claim the G2 TAB SA Nursery.

Also runner up in the Listed HKJC World Pool Event 6 April Storm Bird Stakes, the Ndoro Stud bred Fire Attack is out of the Mambo In Seattle mare Bonnie Beers.
Fire Attack joins G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes third-place getter Chinaberry and impressive maiden winner Tintamarre as promising two-year-olds to have emerged from Fire Away’s second crop.

A son of outstanding sire War Front, Fire Away has four lots on offer at the upcoming KZN Yearling Sale.

Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 Travers Stakes winning resident Flower Alley is the sire of Feather Boa, victorious in the G2 Betway Joburg Spring F and M Challenge this season. Destined to continue her career overseas, Feather Boa ended her South African campaign when runner up, to unbeaten star Gimme A Nother, in the G2 Mike De Kock Ipi Tombe Challenge.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontien, Feather Boa finished first or second in six graded stakes races (she was runner-up in both the 2023 G1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes and G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic), with the daughter of Flower Alley banking more than R1.681 million in stakes.

Her sire Flower Alley, whose progeny include reigning South African Horse Of The Year Princess Calla, had yearlings make up to R900 000 at this year’s National Yearling Sale.