Most breeders around the country will recall the visit to South Africa of Alan Briggs, one of the world’s foremost pedigree experts and a bloodstock agent in Florida, USA.
He came on the recommendation of the greatest bloodstock analyst of them all, Bill Oppenheim, and sized up a “mating-recommended” for just about every mare in KwaZulu Natal, and a heap of them in the Western and Eastern Cape.
The son of Kingmambo mare, Voodoo Dancer, made a flat $1 million, sold apparently to an English investor.
Those that heeded his wisdom on his visit to South Africa, when he came as a guest and at the expense of Summerhill, would be wise to revisit his recommendations. The proof of his pudding is in his eating.