Flower Alley’s Keeneland September draft
Wilgerbosdrift’s recently purchased stallion, Flower Alley, has 15 lots on offer at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, set to be held from 8th to 21st of September.
The former Gr1 Travers Stakes winner’s consignment is made up of nine colts and six fillies.
First of the Flower Alley yearlings on offer is lot 1971 – a gray colt from the family of Gr1 Breeders Cup Classic/Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer. Like Flower Alley himself, Drosselmeyer is a son of champion US sire Distorted Humor.
Next into the ring is lot 2072, a chestnut colt out of a daughter of leading sire Pulpit and Gr1 Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap winner Northern Emerald.
Lot 2383 is a half-brother to the stakes placed winner Toulouse Lautrec. His dam is a full-sister to US Gr1 winning 2yo Greenwood Lake, and is a half-sister to Canadian Champion Charlie Barley and Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner and leading sire Success Express. The colt’s second dam is by former leading South African sire and broodmare sire Dancing Champ.
Lot 2863 is a colt from one of the best families in the stud book – that of Cosmah. This well bred colt is out of a half-sister to the G1 winners Eskendereya (Wood Memorial) and Balmont (Middle Park Stakes).
The bay colt catalogued as lot 3157 is a three parts brother to a four time winner and is from the family of graded winners Dixie Flag and Toccetive.
A half-brother to stakes placed Blackwell, lot 3247 is from the same family as legendary champion Zenyatta as well as Irish Derby winner Shareef Dancer and top SA sire Dancing Champ.
Lot 3371 is a chestnut filly out of an Arch half-sister to Swaps Stakes hero Devoted Brass, and hails from the same family as 2014 Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day and world class sire Dynaformer, to name a few.
The bay filly catalogued as lot 3641 is out of a stakes winner of six, and who traces back in female line to Champion US Filly Emotion.
Lot 3766 is a full brother to a black type performer and is out of a stakes winner of four. From an outstanding US family, this colt’s relatives include French Oaks winner Lacovia, and leading sires Miswaki and Jump Start. It is also the family of successful South African sire Folmar.
The colt bred on similar terms to Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another is lot 3829. While that champion was out of a mare by Arch, by Kris S, this colt’s dam is by leading sire Kris S himself. His stakes winning dam is a granddaughter of Gr1 Hollywood Oaks winner Pattern Step.
A chestnut filly, lot 3834, hails from a top family, whose members include the G1 winners Vicar and Astronomer Royal, while her second dam is by the hugely influential stallion Deputy Minister.
Lot 3908 is a filly bred to be anything. She is out of a stakes winning daughter of Dixieland Band – whose daughters have already produced Kentucky Derby winners Monarchos and Street Sense, among a plethora of Gr1 winners.
A nicely bred colt, lot 4139 is from the family of numerous stakes winners including Swaps Stakes hero Skipshot.
Last of the Flower Alley yearlings on sale is lot 4164. Out of a four time winning half-sister to a stakes winner, this filly hails from the family of 19 time stakes winner Cherokee’s Boy and US Champion Filly Fleet Indian.
Sire of US Champion I’ll Have Another as well as Gr1 filly Lilacs And Lace, Flower Alley earned over $2.5 million on the track.
The son of Champion Sire Distorted Humor will stand his first season at Wilgerbosdrift in 2015.