Wilgerbosdrift’s two popular young stallions Flower Alley and Soft Falling Rain will both be well represented at next month’s KZN Yearling Sale.
Travers Stakes winner Flower Alley, the only sire ever to come to stud in Africa having sired a Kentucky Derby winner, has made a considerable splash with his first local yearlings in 2018.
The son of Distorted Humor had yearlings make up to R1.5 million at this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, with his lots being purchased by such prominent buyers as Shadwell South Africa, Rainbow Beach Trading, John Freeman, Dennis Drier and Duncan Howells.
Flower Alley has seven yearlings on offer at the 2018 KZN Sale –
Lot 7 –a half-brother to eight time stakes winner Lady Of Kildare
Lot 86 –a half-sister to 3 winners, including 2yo stakes performer Singing In Seattle
Lot 136 –a colt from the same family as G1 Malibu Stakes winner Run Man Run
Lot 157 –a filly out of G3 Magnolia Handicap winner Fair Rosalind
Lot 159 –a colt out of a Silvano daughter of G2 winner Tarn Fairy
Lot 177 –a colt out of a winning Tapit granddaughter of US G1 winner Family Enterprize
Lot 278 –a colt out of a winning half-sister to four time stakes winner Pacifica
Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain has also made a considerable splash in sales rings around the country this year.
The unbeaten G1 winner at two was the Leading First Crop Sire, by Aggregate, at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, and was also Leading First Crop Sire during the first session of the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Soft Falling Rain has four quality lots on offer at the KZN Yearling Sale –
Lot 50 – a filly from the family of multiple G1 US G1 winner Dortmund
Lot 114 –a half-sister to this season’s stakes placed 2yo filly Watsonia
Lot 162 –a filly whose winning dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes winning filly Salutation
Lot 242 –a half-brother to this season’s high class 3yo Sunny Bill Du-Toy