First runner placed for World
Mauritzfontein Stud’s beautifully bred young stallion, Ideal World, was represented by his first runner at Turffontein on Tuesday evening.
The beautifully bred Fah Fee, whose dam is a Sadler’s Wells daughter from the family as Arc winner Treve, ran third on his first appearance over 1000m.
Ideal World, whose first crop are now two, has some extremely well bred juveniles representing him this season.
Among them are a colt out of Fillies Guineas winner Remembrance, a son of the top-class racemare Prestic, and a gelding out of Fillies Guineas heroine Dog Rose.
The stakes winning Ideal World, who ran second to French Derby winner Vision D’Etat in the G2 Prix Niel, is an exceptionally well bred son of world leading sire Kingmambo.
Kingmambo’s 84 stakes winners include champions El Condor Pasa, Russian Rhythm, Divine Proportions, Lemon Drop Kid, Henrythenavigator, Rule Of Law and Encke. He is also the sire of world leading sires King Kamehameha, King’s Best and Lemon Drop Kid. Kingmambo’s offspring have earned in excess of $134 million, and include no fewer than 24 Grade/Group One winners.
Ideal World is the first stakes winner produced by Eclipse Champion Female Turf Horse, Banks Hill, whose wins included a five and a half lengths triumph over Cape Champion, Spook Express, in the 2001 Gr1 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Banks Hill is also the dam of the 2013 Group One winner Romantica, who was second in the 2013 Gr1 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
His second dam, Hasili, is one of the great broodmares in the modern day stud book. A stakes winning daughter of dual Derby winner Kahyasi, Hasili is the dam of five Grade One winners to date. She is also the dam of one of the world’s leading sires, Dansili – Champion Sire in France in 2006. Dansili, sire of 89 stakes winners, was represented by a staggering seven Gr1 winners in 2013.
Ideal World had a 2013 stud fee of R50 000.