Industry Press

Buffalo Bill Cody To Wilgerbosdrift

Talented Irish bred Buffalo Bill Cody has been retired from racing and he will stand at Wilgerbosdrift in 2020.

Buffalo Bill Cody made an instant impression, despite being six months younger than his South African rivals when he made a winning debut over 1160m.

In the process, Buffalo Bill Cody accounted for subsequent G1 SA Classic winner Lobo’s Legend by a head.

After finishing fourth next time out, Buffalo Bill Cody proceeded to reel off five wins in a row, while scoring by an aggregate of more than 15 lengths.

Among those beaten by Buffalo Bill Cody during his career were the graded stakes winners Cirillo, Eyes Wide Open, Kampala Campari, Lobo’s Legend,and Equus Champion Talktothestars.

His multiple champion trainer Mike de Kock described Buffalo Bay Cody as one of the best looking and most talented horses he ever trained. “I never got to the bottom of him, the best was still to come.”

Buffalo Bill Cody retires to stud having won six of just ten starts while stamping himself as one of the most exciting prospects around.

He is a son of multiple champion sire Redoute’s Choice, whose 170 plus stakes winners include fellow multiple Australian champion Snitzel and fellow successful sires Not A Single Doubt and Stratum. Another of Redoute’s Choice star sons, five-time G1 winner The Autumn Sun, is currently standing in Australia for a stud fee of AUS$66 000 -or more than R770 000.

Redoute’s Choice has enjoyed tremendous success in South Africa where his representatives include champions Majmu, Musir and Mustaaqeem, as well as such G1 winners as Rafeef and Wylie Hall.

Buffalo Bill Cody is out of top-class racemare and high-class producer Buffalo Berry, who won four times including the G3 Reeve Schley Jr. Stakes (on turf), and who is also dam of G3 Transylvania Stakes winner Chattahoochee War.

Buffalo Berry’s granddam is G1 Spinaway Stakes winner PrayersN Promises, one of the best two-year-old fillies of her year in North America.

This is the same family as G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner, and top-class sire, Hard Spun. Hard Spun himself was sired by Danzig- the grandsire of Redoute’s Choice himself.

Interested parties are asked to contact Gail at Wilgerbosdrift on 083 601 6428 or Jehan Malherbe on 0832528146 or jehan@aro.co.za