Wilgerbosdrift’s world class new stallion Flower Alley has made a pleasing start to his stud career in South Africa.
The sire of 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another has a number of high profile mares test in foal to him, which bodes well for the son of former Champion US sire Distorted Humor.
Among the mares in foal to Flower Alley are G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Athina, the blue blooded Dashing Scarlet (whose dam is former G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Dancer’s Daughter), multiple G1 winner Rat Burana’s daughter Indira, G3 Acacia Hcp winner Milk And Honey, G2 Tibouchina winner Red D’or, UAE Derby Mubtaahij’s half sister Saint Mary, and G1 Woolavington Stakes vixen Zirconeum.
Flower Alley was an outstanding racehorse who earned more than $2 million in prize money. His five career wins included four graded races, including the 2005 G1 Travers Stakes, in which he accounted for the outstanding performers Bellamy Road and Roman Ruler. He also put up a superb effort when second to Horse Of The Year Saint Liam in the 2005 G1 Breeders Cup Classic, in which Flower Alley beat four other G1 winners.
Retired to stud, Flower Alley’s offspring have earned more than R184 million in prize money . His 16 individual stakes winners include three champions, I’ll Have Another, Lukes Alley and My Wandy’s Girl, as well as G1 winner Lilacs And Lace and turf star Karibu Gardens.
Another son, Neck ‘N Neck, won the 2015 G3 Greenwood Cup and has now four graded wins and nearly $1 million in stakes to his credit.