Kingmambo sons star in KZN
A pair of young, Cape based Kingmambo stallions both excelled in KZN over the past weekend. Both sires have exceptional pedigrees, and hail from two of the hottest female lines on the planet.
Mauritzfontein Stud’s Ideal World has made a very promising start to his stud career. The blue blooded young horse, whose dam is a champion sister to world leading sire Dansili, has been represented by eight horses from his first crop of 2yos this season to have won or been placed. His runners include the highly rated debut winner Kingmambo’s Legacy and the Ideal World youngsters all look to improve further with time and distance.
Ideal World’s promising start to his stud career has also carried over to success in the sales ring. He was the leading sire, by aggregate, at last week’s Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale in Durban, where his 8 lots to sell grossed R1.5 million. Top priced Ideal World sold at the KZN Yearling Sale was a colt out of Money Spider, who was knocked down to Michael Leaf for R340 000.
Another Kingmambo son to make the news this weekend was Moutonshoek’s well bred young horse, Mambo In Seattle.
The latter, whose first crop are now two, is the sire of Saturday’s R1 000 000 KZN Yearling Sale Million winner Same Jurisdiction. The latter took her tally to two wins from just three outings, when easily accounting for a talented field in Saturday’s big race. Same Jurisdiction, bred by Klawervlei Stud, but consigned by Riverton Stud to last year’s KZN Yearling Sale, has now won over R650 000 in prize money following her win on Saturday. She was a R270 000 buy at the 2013 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale and looks to be a wonderful advert for her young sire.
Mambo In Seattle, whose Gr1 placed dam, Weekend In Seattle, is a full-sister to champion US sire A P Indy, is also sire of impressive debut winner The Royal Rumba as well as ten other first crop horses who have either won or been placed.
Placed in both the Gr1 Travers Stakes and Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Mambo In Seattle hails from the same family as highly successful South African sires Al Mufti and Sportsworld.
Mambo In Seattle and Ideal World are currently second and fifth respectively on South Africa’s leading first crop sires log.
Their sire Kingmambo, a half-brother to outstanding young South African sire Judpot, is enjoying plenty of success as a sire of sires lately, through the deeds of champion sires King Kamehameha and King’s Best, top US sire Lemon Drop Kid (a three parts brother to Mambo In Seattle), and the very promising young sires Archipenko and Thewayyouare. Another Kingmambo son, former top 2yo Alexandros, is one of the leading first crop sires in France.