Cheveley Stud’s exciting young sire Wylie Hall received a handsome boost to his already impressive female line this past weekend.
The Australian bred 2yo Al Hawraa, who races for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, made a stunning debut over 1000m for champion trainer Mike de Kock when she blitzed home first time of asking at Scottsville on Sunday.
A daughter of Derby winner New Approach, Al Hawraa put two and a half lengths between herself and runner up Queenie, with third place finisher Why Rio beaten more than nine lengths.
Al Hawraa (whose dam is by Wylie Hall’s sire Redoute’s Choice) traces back directly in female line to the Sovereign Edition mare Electric Belle –the second dam of Wylie Hall himself. Al Hawraa’s dam is also very closely related to Gr1 Oaks winner Anamato.
This is also the same female line as Gr1 winner Drum, Gr1 Rosehill Guineas winner Dealer Principal (a very close relation of Wylie Hall’s) and champion Grand Armee.
Wylie Hall, who proved both hugely popular and very fertile in his first season at stud, was an outstanding racehorse.
The son of legendary Australian sire Redoute’s Choice won or placed in 15 of 21 outings and earned over R3.6 million.
First past the post in the 2014 Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, the versatile Wylie Hall won from 1400 to 2450m with his biggest wins including the G1 Champions Challenge (beating champions Majmu, Heavy Metal and Triple Crown winner Louis The King), G1 SA Derby and G2 Colorado King Stakes.
Sons of Redoute’s Choice continue to enjoy great success at stud, with Not A Single Doubt currently second on the Australian General Sires List, and three sons of Redoute’s Choice (Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, and Beneteau) in the top ten on the 2yo sires list.