Cape sires take high ranking in US lists
Two Cape based stallions feature prominently on North America’s leading stallions by AEI (Average Earnings Index).
The Drakenstein Stud’s based Philanthropist is currently 14th on the list with his AEI an impressive 1.91 – off a CI of 1.49.
In other words, Philanthropist is upgrading his mares significantly. His 14th position on this important list places the blue blooded son of Kris S above such outstanding US stallions as Candy Ride (15th), Giant’s Causeway (17th), Kitten’s Joy (19th), and More Than Ready (33rd) – to name but a few.
Philanthropist, who hails from the same female line as this year’s brilliant Grade 1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas winner Majmu, will be represented by his first South African yearlings in 2015.
The sire of such champions as Phil’s Dream and Pender Harbour, Philanthropist’s first local yearlings go on sale at the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale and include lots out of such well bred and performed mares as Scented Samantha (dam of SW Sweet Sanette and Franny),School Assembly (Starling Stakes), State Factor (Gr2 SA Fillies Nursery), Valeta (G1 placed half sister to G2W Chesalon), Countess Corlia (Gr3 Champagne Stakes), and Easyjadeasy (Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery).
WIlgerbosdrift’s new sire Flower Alley also features on the leading sires by AEI list. The well established son of champion sire Distorted Humor is 42nd on the log, with his runners scoring a healthy AEI of 1.60 – off a comp of 1.39. Flower Alley, whose top runners include former Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another, is thus another stallion who is upgrading his mates impressively.
Flower Alley, who has been represented by 13 stakes horses in 2014, ranks higher on the list than top class sires Exchange Rate (43rd), Hard Spun (47th), Stormy Atlantic (54th), and Tale Of The Cat (65th).
He will stand his first season in South Africa in 2015.