Mauritzfontein’s handsome Ideal World recently produced his third Gr1 winner in South Africa when Samurai Warrior won the SA Derby. It reinforced his reputation as a serious sire of classic horses. A R50 000 graduate off the CTS Select Yearling Sale, he has earned over R1,3-million in stakes.
Ideal World has gone about setting a few precedents in South Africa at stud. He produced not only exported Hermoso Mundo, who became the only horse in South Africa to secure all of the major staying feature races in the country in a single season, but his are the bragging rights as sire to two Gr1 Met winners thus far – the superb race-mare Smart Call and Rainbow Bridge, both bred by Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift in partnership.
The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa
13 April 2019