Gary Player Stud Farm’s resident sire Noordhoek Flyer has made a pleasing start to his stud career and the former Guineas winner was represented by his third first crop winner when son Singh Is King made a winning debut at Scottsville on Wednesday.
The colt, who was bred by the Gary Player Stud Farm, bounded away to land a maiden juvenile plate by four lengths. Singh Is King, who was produced by the Al Mufti mare Silken Treasure, was a bargain buy at last year’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, where he cost just R25 000.
Singh Is King is the third winner for his sire, who had previously been successful with Shap Shap and Northern Corner.
Noordhoek Flyer, the only son of world leading sire Pivotal currently at stud in South Africa, was a top class racehorse, whose includes both the Gr1 Bloodstock SA Cape Guineas and Gr2 KRA Guineas.
The handsome chestnut, whose close relatives include such European stars as St Leger winner Mastery and Eclipse Stakes hero Mukhadram, also finished second to subsequent Gr1 J&B Met winner Past Master in the Gr2 Selangor Cup and retired to stud having won or placed in ten of his 11 career outings.
A three parts brother to former G1 Dubai World Cup winner African Story (by Pivotal), Noordhoek Flyer has eight lots on offer at next month’s National 2YO Sale.
His draft includes a half sister to high class fillies Empress Crown and Butterfly Girl (Lot 59), a colt out of G2 mare Ice Lily (Lot 90), a colt from the family of multiple G1 winner and new KZN sire Linngari (Lot 128), and a colt out of former G2 The Debutante winner Supper Club (Lot 249).