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By | Ideal World

Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful stallion Ideal World looks to have yet another smart sort to his name in the form of progressive colt Diani.
That Ideal World sired three-year-old made it four wins on the trot when victorious at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.
One of three winners on the card for jockey Keagan De Melo, the Dennis Bosch trained Diani defied 60kgs when running out an impressive winner of Sunday’s MR 76 Handicap (1400m).
Settled just off the pace early on, Diani hit the front 300m from home and kept finding more in the closing stages to win by nearly a length.
The colt, who looks destined for bigger things, has now won four of just six starts.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Diani is out of the Tiger Ridge mare Mombasa.
Ideal World also enjoyed success at Fairview on Friday, where his smart daughter Ideal Angel won for an eighth time when landing a pinancle stakes over 2000 metres.
Already sire of 29 stakes winners, including former Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge, Ideal World has four lots on offer at the 2023 Cape Yearling Sale.


By | Danon Platina

Mauritzfontein’s promising young stallion Danon Platina has made a bright start to his stud career and this was reflected in results achieved by Danon Platina at Thursday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale Powered by Tattersalls.
Yearlings by Danon Platina made up to R700 000 at Thursday’s sale, with the top lot Great Plains (Lot 61) knocked down to John Freeman. Consigned by Drakenstein Stud, Great Plains is out of the Var mare Mara.
Danon Platina ended the 2023 Premier Sale having sold three lots for R1.175 million, with the Mauritzfontein resident’s yearlings averaging R391 667 at Thursday’s sale.
The champion son of legendary champion Deep Impact recently got off the mark as a sire, when Danon Platina colt Romance In Rome romped home to break his maiden by nearly three lengths.
Currently Leading First Season Sire for 2022-2023, Danon Platina was Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014.

First winner for Danon Platina

By | Danon Platina

Mauritzfontein’s exciting young stallion Danon Platina made headlines at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday, when his two-year-old son Romance In Rome became Danon Platina’s very first winner.
Trained by Michael Miller, Romance In Rome had finished third on debut before finishing second next time out and duly went one better on Sunday.
Under Tristan Godden, Romance In Rome was well away in Sunday’s Download The Race Card Online Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) and went out to make the running.
Asked the question 200m from home, Romance In Rome bounded away to win impressively by just over two and three-quarter lengths.
It was a good race for Danon Platina, whose son Romance In Rome and Stars In Heaven finished first and third respectively.
The flashy grey Romance In Rome, who is out of the Captain Al mare Bella Ragazza, was bred by Riethuiskraal Stud.
His sire Danon Platina has now had four members of his first crop, now two, either win or finish in the money.
Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, Danon Platina won five times including the 2014 G1 Asahi Hai Futurity.
The handsome grey is a son of legendary racehorse and sire Deep Impact, Japan’s Champion Sire on 11 occasions and sire of 190 stakes winners including sensational young sire Saxon Warrior.
Deep Impact is also sire of the hugely exciting Auguste Rodin, who current tops the betting for the 2023 Cazoo Derby.



By | Danon Platina

Mauritzfontein’s beautifully bred young sire Danon Platina made a big impression at Sunday’s November Two Year Old Sale.
The champion son of legendary stallion Deep Impact ended Sunday’s auction as the Second Leading Sire by Aggregate, with Danon Platina having six lots gross R2.415 million at the 2022 November Sale.
Danon Platina two-year-olds averaged an impressive R402 500 at Sunday’s sale, making the Japanese champion the third Leading Sire by Average at this year’s November Two Year Old Sale.
He had three two-year-olds fetch R500 000 apiece on Sunday, with filly Follow The Sun (Lot 146) sold to Syrilla Stud, and colts Japanese Star (Lot 109) and Rototo (Lot 108) sold to Form Bloodstock and JASM Solutions respectively.
Danon Platina, whose first crop race this season, was himself an exceptional two-year-old and Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014.
His outstanding sire Deep Impact looks to have come up with an outstanding young sire in the shape of G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior. The latter made a breathtaking start with his first two-year-olds in 2022 headed by G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Victoria Road -one of three first crop group winning two-year-olds for Saxon Warrior!

Tuesday double for Ideal World

By | Ideal World

Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful resident stallion Ideal World has been in good form of late, and the blue blooded Kingmambo horse was at it again on Tuesday when Ideal World came up with two more winners at Turffontein.
Progeny of the sire, whose numerous high-class relatives include this season’s G1 winners Belbek and Onesto, won both the fifth and sixth races run at Turffontein on Tuesday.
Ideal World looks to have a very smart three-year-old on his hands in the form of Total Protection, with that gelding running out an impressive winner of Tuesday’s Graduation Plate (1600m). Under the inform Ryan Munger, the Ashley Fortune trained sophomore powered away to down talented older rival Platinum Sky by nearly two lengths.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Total Protection is out of the Right Approach mare Lizzie Arden.
The son of Ideal World has now won twice from just six starts, with Total Protection having contested the G3 Graham Beck Stakes last time out.
Ideal World is also sire of the hard-knocking Cabinet Shuffle, who stayed on gamely to win a thrilling race when victorious in the Betway Summer Cup 26 November MR 80 Handicap (1500m) on Tuesday.
Under Siyanda Sosibo, the five-year-old chestnut made all to claim the four win of his career and his second win in a row.
The hugely consistent Cabinet Shuffle has now finished first or second in each of his last five starts.
Another bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Cabinet Shuffle is out of the National Emblem mare National Nite Mare.

Greyville double for Ideal World

By | Ideal World
Greyville double for Ideal World
Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful stallion Ideal World had another good weekend, with the blue blooded son of Kingmambo responsible for two smart looking winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday.
Ideal World’s first success on Sunday came when his three-year-old daughter Sea Goddess captured the third race at Greyville, the Call Telebet Track And Ball Fixed Odds On 031 314 1155 Maiden Plate (F&M) over 2000m. Under Jason Gates, the Louis Goosen trained filly stayed on strongly to shed her maiden convincing by just over a length.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, Sea Goddess was making just her third start on Sunday, with the filly having finished fourth on debut.

Ideal World is also the sire of Pongola, who caught the eye when victorious in the eighth and last race at Greyville on Sunday.
Under Rachel Venniker, the Michael Roberts trained gelding run on powerfully to win Sunday’s Hollywoodbets Bright Future Maiden Plate (1400m) by just over a length.
Another bred by Summerhill, three-year-old Pongola is out of the Kahal mare Checcetti.
Ideal World had also enjoyed success at Fairview on Friday when his daughter Ideal Angel romped home to a facile win over 1900 metres. Trained by Sharon Kotzen, Ideal Angel has now won six times and she has been a real money spinner for her connections!
The inform Ideal World also looks to have a smart three-year-old to his name in the form of Tamarisk Tree. The latter recently made it two wins from just three starts when running out an impressive winner at Turffontein, and Tamarisk Tree looks a horse with a bright future ahead of him.


By | Uncategorized

The legendary late Deep Impact, whose champion son Danon Platina stands at Mauritzfontein, had another fantastic posthumous weekend this week.
Not only did Deep Impact brilliant two-year-old son Auguste Rodin win Saturday’s G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster, Deep Impact’s three-year-old son Ask Victor More captured the G1 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger) at Hanshin the following day.

A seventh European G1 winner for Deep Impact (whose subsequent G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winning son Saxon Warrior captured the same race back in 2017), Auguste Rodin provided his trainer Aidan O’Brien with an eleventh win in the Vertem Futurity with a stellar performance in Saturday’s G1 feature for two-year-olds.
Auguste Rodin was odds-on on Friday but drifted due in part to the heavy ground before he ran out a ready winner from Epictetus and the wayward Holloway Boy.
They split into two groups when the stalls opened with Salt Lake City heading Epictetus and Auguste Rodin in the small group on the stands’ side with Holloway Boy trailing the slightly bigger group at the other side of the track.
He travelled well in a first-time visor under Danny Tudhope and hit the front with two furlongs to go, but he appeared to get lonely and drifted markedly over to the stands’ side group.
By the time he got over Auguste Rodin hit the front and he kept on well to beat Epictetus by three and a half lengths with Holloway Boy third.

Out of Galileo’s multiple G1 winning daughter Rhododendron (whose full-brother Flying The Flag stands in South Africa), Auguste Rodin has now won three of four starts with the blue blooded colt having triumped in the G2 KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes last time out.

Deep Impact struck again at the highest level on Sunday when his son Ask Victor More emulated his sire when victorious in the G1 Kikuka Sho.
The Yasuhito Tamura-trained Ask Victor More held on for a memorable success in the final leg of the Japanese Triple Crown, the Kikuka Sho, defying Boldog Hos and Justin Palace to record his first Group 1 victory of his career, under a well-timed ride from Hironobu Tanabe.

The son of Deep Impact was third in the G1 Tokyo Yushun and fifth in the Satsuki Sho earlier this year but got a deserved elite success after tracking tearaway leader Seiun Hades throughout and then assuming the lead at the top of the straight.

Justin Palace was the first to issue a challenge, before Boldog Hos, under a determined ride from Hayato Yoshida, surged down the outside. He drove late at Ask Victor More, but the inside colt held him at bay to win by a nose on the line, with Justin Place half a length back in third.


By | Digital Age

A half-brother to Mauritzfontein’s well performed young stallion Digital Age proved popular on the second day of the 2022 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 1.
Consigned by Fittocks Stud, the Dubawi colt (Lot 301) out of Willow View was knocked down to Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi for 1 600 000 guineas at Wednesday’s session making the half-brother to Digital Age the fourth highest priced yearling sold on the day.

Yahagi said of his purchase, “This colt has very good points of Dubawi. This is my first Dubawi. He will come back to Japan. This is my first timebuying at Book 1. First and last!”

The colt’s dam Willow View (by Lemon Drop Kid) is not only dam of G1 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes winner Digital Age, but also G3 Prix la Rochette winner Acer Alley.

The blue blooded Willow View, whose granddam Time Away won the G3 Musidora Stakes and ran third in the G1 Prix de Diane, is herself a half-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes queen Cursory Glance (by Distorted Humor).

Digital Age, one of more than 20 G1 winners for his outstanding sire Invincible Spirit, is set to commence stud duties at Mauritzfontein in 2023.


By | Ideal World

Classy two-year-old Belbek provided yet more gloss to his close relative, and Mauritzfontein’s resident sire, Ideal World’s pedigree page when he won the G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
Belbek opened up Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day with a victory for Andre Fabre in Sunday’s Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
The 16/1 chance was beaten six lengths by Blackbeard in the Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly in July but he improved for going up in trip on testing ground at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
It looked like Gamestop might hold on for Maxime Guyon late in the race but Belbek swooped where it mattered under Mickael Barzalona.Betfair Sportsbook introduced the winner at 12/1 in their betting for the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster later in the season.
“He failed to settle in his first race but he is a good-looking, well-bred horse.” said Fabre.
“Let’s see how he is, but I might take him to the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. If he ran again it could be there.”

A two-year-old son of Showcasing, Belbek has now won three of six starts, with his previous wins also including this year’s G3 Prix du Bois.

His dam Bee Queen is a Makfi half-sister to G3 Hampton Court Stakes winner Sangarius, with Bee Queen’s dam Trojan Queen a half-sister to Ideal World and G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Romantica.
This is also the family of this year’s G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Onesto.


By | Ideal World

Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World made headlines at Turffontein on Saturday when his three-year-old son Tamarisk Tree made a brilliant debut.
Trained by Robbie Sage, Tamarisk Tree proved a reluctant starter in Saturday’s TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Plate (1600m) but this proved no obstacle for the promising colt.

Under a positive ride from Muzi Yeni, Tamarisk Tree shot clear down the inside of the Turffontein track before powering away to score impressively by five and three-quarter lengths.

It was a smashing performance from the son of Ideal World, with Tamarisk Tree having to overcome a tricky draw on debut.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Tamarisk Tree is out of the well performed Belong To Me mare Milk And Honey .

Saturday’s debut winner was a R340 000 buy from the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale.

His Prix Pelleas winning sire Ideal World has proved consistently successful since retiring to Mauritzfontein back in 2010.
To date, Ideal World has been responsible for 29 stakes winners, with his black type winners headed by former Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge and fellow Equus Champions Hermoso Mundo and Smart Call