Flower Alley son nominated for Sovereign Award
Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting new sire Flower Alley (Distorted Humor) is the sire of one of Canada’s top equine performers for 2014.
Lukes Alley, who is one of four nominees for Canada’s Sovereign Award of Champion Older Male for 2014, enjoyed huge success last year.
The colt, now a six time winner from just nine outings, reeled off a hatrick of wins last year for owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk (who also raced Flower Alley himself, as well as another exciting young Cape sire, Marchfield). Lukes Alley, who has now amassed over $400 000 in stakes, picked up a pair of graded wins last year, winning both the Gr2 Autumn Stakes and Gr3 Durham Cup.
Clearly an all weather specialist, Lukes Alley has now won five of seven starts over Woodbine’s Polytrack surface.
Lukes Alley is one of 16 stakes winners for Flower Alley, whose other black type winners include US Champion, and Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another.
The stallion’s runners also include the 2014 graded winners Karibu Gardens (G2 Sky Classic Hcp), and My Wandy’s Girl (G2 Barbara Fritchie Hcp), as well as the Grade 1 winning filly Lilacs N Lace.
A fee is yet to be announced for the former Gr1 Travers Stakes winner who will stand his first season in the Cape in 2015.