Beach Beauty, one of South Africa’s best race mares of the last decade, got off the mark as a broodmare in style over the weekend, when her son Wild Coast scored at Durbanville racecourse on Saturday.
Making just his second start, the three-year-old Trippi colt showed the benefit of a run under his belt when romping home to an easy win over 1250 metres.
Tracking the pacesetting Stormin Norman early on, Wild Coast (fourth on his only previous start) quickened up smartly with 400m left to run, and the Trippi-Beach Beauty son romped home to score by two and a quarter lengths, in the style of a horse with a bright future ahead of him.
One of five winners on the day for jockey Richard Fourie, Wild Coast was one of four winners for trainer Justin Snaith.
A son of Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, the Drakenstein Stud bred Wild Coast is the first runner produced by Beach Beauty- South Africa’s Equus Champion Older Female in both 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
Trained by Dennis Drier, the charismatic Beach Beauty won 17 races during her illustrious career, winning from 1000-2000m. Her 12 graded wins including five G1 scores –two wins in the G1 Garden Province Stakes and G1 Paddock Stakes, and a triumph in the G1 Majorca Stakes. She was also runner up twice in the G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge, and third in the G1 J &B Met, when taking on the best males of her generation.
Beach Beauty, who earned over R5.3 million during her career, accounted for some of the best horses of her generation, with the champions defeated by Beach Beauty including the likes of Along Came Polly, Capetown Noir, In The Fast Lane, and Yorker, as well as such notable G1 winners as Buy And Sell, Jackson, Pomodoro, and Top Seller.
The champion recently foaled a Silvano colt, and she is booked to visit War Front’s G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Lancaster Bomber in 2019.