Ideal World


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Mauritzfontein’s successful sire Ideal World hails from one of the best families in the stud book and the son of Kingmambo received yet another boost to his stellar pedigree when Ideal World’s close relative Masen won the G3 Poker Handicap at Belmont on Saturday.

A Juddmonte homebred, Masen provided his trainer Chad Brown with a first Poker Handicap success following his score in Saturday’s turf race.
Masen was traveling well down the backstretch as the Jose Ortiz-piloted Public Sector angled outside of a ground-saving Sanctuary City and two-wide Penalty into a stalking position through a half-mile in :48.26.
Wolfie’s Dynaghost led the field into the turn as Flavien Prat maneuvered Masen to the outside and into the clear, taking command at the stretch call with Public Sector launching an outside rally and Sanctuary City cutting the corner.

Masen, under right-handed encouragement from Prat, stayed on strong to the wire for a one-length win in a final time of 1:34.16. He paid $2.60 to win.
Masen finished second by a nose on debut for Brown in the G1 Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes at Keeneland. He followed last out with a five-length romp in the Seek Again Stakes over good going at Belmont.

A four-year-old son of Kingman, Masen is out of the Smart Strike mare Continental Drift, whose G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly &Mare Turf winning dam Intercontinental is a full-sister to the champion dam, Banks Hill, of Ideal World.

Sire of champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo, Ideal World is currently responsible for nearly 30 stakes winners.

Ideal World filly wins Syringa Handicap

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World came up with his 29th stakes winner when his classy daughter Ululate won the Listed Syringa Handicap (1600m) at Turffontein on Sunday.
Trained by her owner St John Gray, four-year-old Ululate received a well judged ride from Muzi Yeni, with Yeni producing Ululate with a sustained late run which saw the Ideal World filly stay on powerfully to land the 2022 Syringa Handicap by nearly a length and a quarter.

The Syringa Handicap was a fine result for Ideal World, whose daughters Ululate and Florentine ran first and fourth respectively.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Ululate has now won seven times for earnings of over R430 000.

Out of the Shamardal mare Shauntrel, Ululate was a R100 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale.

She is one of a large number of talented fillies sired by Ideal World, with the latter’s other high-class daughters including champion Smart Call and such graded stakes winners as Inverroche, Mount Laurel, Saragon, Vistula, and Zante.

Ideal World, whose other stakes winners this season include Cat Daddy and Donald McDonald, has four lots on offer at the 2022 KZN Yearling Sale.


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Promising three-year-old colt Onesto, who hails from the immediate family of Mauritzfontein’s successful resident sire Ideal World, stamped himself a likely contender for this year’s G1 Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club (French Derby), when he won Sunday’s G2 Prix Greffuhle.

Promising filly, Agave, belatedly got the better of a protracted battle with Sir Bob Parker for second place but had no answer to Onesto, who surged down the outside after being held up by Stephane Pasquier.
The pair burst away to score by two and a half lengths, with Onesto now looking very much like a potential classic contender.
The son of Frankel was last seen when a modest eighth in the Prix de Fontainebleau – a key trial for the French Guineas – and clearly relished the step up from a mile to 1m2½f.
“It was too short for him last time. He’s by Frankel out of a Sea The Stars mare and stamina is there throughout the family, so this is the first time he’s run over the right distance,” said trainer Fabrice Chappet.
On Pasquier’s patient tactics, he added: “He had a bad draw [six out of six] and has a good turn of foot, so we decided to respect him. It’s a prep race again.He has the pedigree for that [a mile and a half] but we’ll go step by step. We’ll go for the Jockey Club first and take it from there.”

Now twice a winner from four starts, Onesto is out of the Sea The Stars mare Onshore -whose granddam Kerali also ranks as the third dam of Ideal World.


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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful resident sire Ideal World made headlines yet again on Sunday, when his versatile son Cat Daddy stormed home to win the Listed Kings Cup, delayed after inclement weather forced the abandonment of the original meeting, run at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

Trained by Glen Kotzen, six-year-old Cat Daddy claimed the third Listed win of his career with a convincing performance in Sunday’s 1600m contest.
Under a strong ride from Craig Zackey, the Ideal World gelding hit the front some way from home, and kicked on strongly to win by just over a length and a quarter.

Cat Daddy, who was bred by the Gary Player Stud, has now won seven times for earnings of in excess of R800 000.

The gelding, a stakes winner now on both polytrack and turf, had previously tasted feature race success when victorious in the 2019 Listed Socrasync Toro Ya Africa Algoa Cup and doubled his feature race wins when claiming the 2021 Listed Marshalls World Of Sport Darley Arabian.

Cat Daddy, who is out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Eyona, joins Dark Moon Rising as the second son of Ideal World to land the Listed Kings Cup.

Ideal World, whose daughter Phoenix picked up her third career win when scoring at Fairview on Friday, is currently sire of 28 stakes winners, with this tally headed by champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo.

The blue blooded son of Kingmambo has six lots on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale.

Wednesday double for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s successful resident sire Ideal World had a notable mid-week double on Wednesday, with the son of Kingmambo supplying two winners at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
Ideal World’s first success on Wednesday came when his lightly raced son Ideal Act won the fourth race on the card, the Track And Ball Gaming Maiden Plate (1400m).

Under Keagan De Melo, the Ideal World sired three-year-old tracked the front running Edge Of Winter before hitting the front someway from home.
From there, Ideal Act simply pulled clear to win impressively by nearly four lengths.

Trained by Dean Kannemeyer, Ideal Act was making just his fourth start on Wednesday, with the gelding having finished second last time out.

Bred by the Gary Player Stud, Ideal Act is out of the Jay Peg mare Jouez.

His sire’s second success at Scottsville on Wednesday came when his Carl Hewitson trained son A Whole New World captured the seventh race, the Follow In The Box Seat Podcast MR 68 Handicap (1950m).
Given a finely timed ride by Sean Veale, the gelded four-year-old, who had a poor draw to overcome, came with a late rattle to land the penultimate race on the card by just over three-parts of a length.

Bred by Clifton Stud, A Whole New World was winning for a third time with his victory on Wednesday.
His sire Ideal World is currently responsible for nearly 50 black type horses, including reigning Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge.

Michaelmas Handicap success for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful stallion Ideal World, whose progeny include South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge, came up with his 28th black type winner on Sunday when his son Donald McDonald captured the Listed Michaelmas Handicap at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Trained by Gavin Van Zyl, five-year-old Donald McDonald claimed his biggest win to date when landing Sunday’s R100 000 feature.

Under Warren Kennedy, the gelded son of Ideal World kept going gamely in the closing stages of Sunday’s 1900m race to win by a head over nine-year-old veteran Wealthy.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Donald McDonald has now won five of just 11 starts, and is yet to finish further back than fourth.

Out of the Mark Of Esteem mare Ireland, Donald McDonald, a half-brother to retired champion Celtic Sea, was a R425 000 buy from the 2018 National 2YO Sale.

His sire Ideal World had also enjoyed success at Turffontein the day before, where his promising, Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein daughter Eternity Ring picked up her third career victory when winning over 1450 metres.

Sire of nearly 50 black type horses thus far, Ideal World has five lots on this year’s November Two Year Old Sale.


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Ideal World is making his mark as a successful stallion in South Africa. He is by Kingmambo, a champion three-year-old in Europe who won five races from 1200m to 1600m. He won three G1 races at two and three. Ideal World won four times at three and four. 

Two of the wins were in listed races in France. He won over distances from 1950m to 2500m. His most notable progeny has to be Smart Call who won the Grade 1 Woolavington at Durban’s Greyville Race Course at the end of May last year.

SA Horse Racing
27 June 2016

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Mauritzfontein’s increasingly successful resident stallion Ideal World had another day to remember on Good Friday when his progeny won a pair of feature races at Fairview.

Ideal World’s five-year-old daughter Onesie became her sire’s 20th individual stakes winner when she defied her starting price to win the Listed Glenlair Trophy by one and a half lengths.

Trained by her part-owner Jacques Strydom, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Onesie received a shrewd ride from jockey Greg Cheyne, who did well to get his mount to overcome a muddling pace and pick up the first feature race of her career.

Cape Breeders Club
20 April 2019

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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
Candiese Marnewick
13 April 2019

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