WILGERBOSDRIFT Stud’s Tiger Ridge, who died earlier this year, proved to be a top-class sire whose 30 plus stakes winners include former Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup hero Wagner, and Equus Champion Cherry On The Top (one of only two fillies ever to win the South African Triple Tiara).
Overseas, Tiger’s progeny included the record breaking Strike The Tiger and top-class, US millionaire Leah’s Secret.
The stallion is well represented on the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. He has 11 exceptionally well connected lots on offer:
Tiger Ridge’s chestnut daughter, Nother Russia (Lot 462) is a filly everyone will be watching. She is the first foal of one of the best fillies to have raced in South Africa in recent times – Mother Russia. The latter was Equus Champion Older Female in 2010, and won three Gr1 races, including the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.
‘Nother Russia’ – well named, she bears a noticeable to her talented dam.
Lot 152 is a superbly bred filly, whose dam is the Gr1 Woolavington 2000 winner Zirconeum (by leading sire Jallad). Also runner up in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, the talented Zirconeum is a half-sister to another Grade One winner – Stellite.
Lot 157 is a colt out of a winning full-sister to multiple Gr1 winner Surveyor. His second dam is stakes winning daughter of broodmare sire legend Northfields, and this is the family of outstanding US miler and sire, Lord At War (himself broodmare sire of current sire sensation, Pioneerof The Nile).
Lot 210 is a half-brother to 7 winners, including Equus Champion, and promising sire, Kildonan. This colt, named Nine Mile, is also a half-brother to smart Hong Kong winner One Wee Acorn, while his dam is a stakes winner of five.
Lot 210: Nine Mile.
Lot 250 is a half-brother to five winners, including recent feature race winner Kindle. The colt is out of former SA Oaks winner Cyber Cento – a daughter of leading broodmare sire Centenary.
Lot 274 is a half-brother to a well regarded winner. He is out of an Al Mufti half-sister to champion Saddlewood, and hails from the family of G1 winners Golden Man, Bold Thatch and Fort Defiance.
Lot 332 is a colt whose dam is a half-sister to 3 stakes winners including champion Asylum Seeker. From the family of current star Whistle Stop, this colt’s dam is a three parts sister to Triple Crown winner and legend Horse Chestnut.
Lot 335 is a colt, whose dam is a winning half-sister to champion, and July winner, Eyeofthetiger, as well as G2 winner Best Chris. A really beautifully bred colt!
Lot 396 is a filly out of former Equus Champion, and Gr1 winner, Laverna. A filly with a world class pedigree, her second dam is another Equus Champion – Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint winner Enchantress. Stunningly, this filly’s first 3 dams are all Gr1 winners!
Lot 411, Newbury: Formidable relations.
Lot 411 is a brother to two winners. His G3 placed dam, by champion broodmare sire Northern Guest, is a half-sister to G1 placed Secret Heart (dam of Breeders Cup winner Pluck) and champion Promisefrommyheart (dam of exciting prospect Master Of My Fate)
Lot 463 is a half-sister to 3 winners. She is out of an Elliodor half-sister to four stakes horses, and this is the same family as legendary sprint champion, Flobayou.
-The bulk of this article extracted from a review on the Sporting Post website. Thank you to Karel Miedeman and his team for making our job easier.