Cheveley Stud’s resident sire Wylie Hall has made a pleasing start to his stud career. Very popular and fertile in his first season last year, Wylie Hall was recently represented by his first foals.
This colt, who is out of the Rambo Dancer mare Ballerina, is a cracking example of the quality of foal that Wylie Hall is siring, with Cheveley’s Vaughan Koster simply describing the foal as “magnificent”.
Another striking first crop foal by Wylie Hall is Lammerskraal’s lovely filly out of the Western Winter mare Savannah Air .
An outstanding racehorse, who was among the best of his generation at both three and four, Wylie Hall won six times from 1400-2450m and earned over R3.6 million.
Wylie Hall finished first past the post in all of the G1 SA Derby, G1 President’s Champions Challenge and G1 Vodacom Durban July, and won or placed in nine Graded Or Listed races.
Among the notable performers beaten by Wylie Hall were the G1 winners/champions Capetown Noir, Captain America, Futurua, Heavy Metal, In The Fast Lane, King Of Pain, Love Struck, Louis The King, Majmu, Seal, Wagner and War Horse.
The striking bay is a son of one of Danehill’s greatest sire sons, and triple Australian Champion Sire, Redoute’s Choice. One of the greatest Australian recent sires of the century, Redoute’s Choice has over 130 stakes winners to his credit, including 30 individual G1 winners.
His South African runners also include former Equus Champions Majmu and Musir, while Redoute’s Choice’s numerous successful sire sons include the magnificent Snitzel. The latter, whose offspring include six G1 winners, stands for a fee of AUS $110 000 –or R1 147 520!
Another son of Redoute’s Choice is the very hot Not A Single Doubt, who ended 2015-2016 as the second leading sire in Australia by stakes.
Wylie Hall, whose dam won five times from 1300-1800m, is a half brother to ill-fated Hong Kong sprint champion Absolute Champion, with other notable relatives including the Redoute’s Choice sired classic winner Anamato, Australian champion Half Hennessy, and G1 Oakleigh Plate hero Drum.
Wylie Hall will stand for a fee of R20 000 this year –and he looks a wonderful addition to the Cape’s stallion band.