Cracking first foals for star Miler

Gary Player Stud’s resident stallion Noordhoek Flyer is represented by his first foals this season, and, if looks are anything to go by, he has certainly made a promising start to his stud career.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift, Noordhoek Flyer was sold at the 2008 National Sale for R2 500 000, when named White Hills.
Purchased by Lady Christine Laidlaw, Noordhoek Flyer was sent in to training with leading Cape conditioner Dean Kannemeyer.

The handsome chestnut, who is a truly magnificent specimen, made just two starts as a juvenile, when second on both occasions.
However at three, Noordhoek Flyer stamped himself as one of the leaders of his generation, winning both the Gr1 Cape Guineas and Gr2 KRA Guineas. He also ran second to subsequent champion Past Master in the Gr2 Selangor Cup.

Unfortunately Noordhoek Flyer suffered an injury while in Durban which forced his premature retirement.

He is one of 21 G1 winners sired by Pivotal, a horse who began his stud career for a fee of just 6,000 pounds – but is now 45,000 pounds. Pivotal is one of just a handful of active stallions worldwide to have sired over 100 stakes winners, and he is the leading flag bearer for the once powerful Nureyev male line.

Noordhoek Flyer is out of the Kris mare Serra Negra, dam of fluent recent winner Isabella Island. Serra Negra herself is a half-sister to Royal Intrigue, a stakes winner both in Hong Kong and in the UK. Her second dam, by champion Dancing Brave, is a full sister to G1 winner sprinter Cherokee Rose, and a half sister to champion New Zealand sire Volksraad.

Noordhoek Fee stands for an advertised fee of R10,000.

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