The recent passing of Mauritzfontein’s outstanding sire, Fort Wood, marked the end of an era. Fort Wood, whose first foals were born in 1995, was 25 at the time of his death, and he built a reputation as an outstanding classic sire, top-class sire of sires and champion broodmare sire.
By far the most successful son of 14 times GB/Ire champion sire, Sadler’s Wells, ever to stand at stud in South Africa, Fort Wood was one of four G1 winners produced by Pretense mare Fall Aspen. Winner of the Gr1 Matron Stakes, Fall Aspen was an outstanding broodmare whose nine individual stakes winners included four G1 winners.
28 January 2015