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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.

IDEAL WORLD MAKING HIS MARK AS A STALLION OF NOTE

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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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FRIDAY FEATURE RACE DOUBLE FOR IDEAL WORLD

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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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A DIAMOND IN THE DESERT

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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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