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The Grade 1 winners with offspring on offer at the National Sale include: Lot 20 Zirconeum – Western Winter filly Lot 117 Dare To Dream – Golden Sword filly Lot 153 FlirTaTion – Tiger Ridge colt Lot 199 imperious sTar – Trippi colt Lot 238 laDy WinDermere – Trippi colt Lot 243 legaliTy – Toreador filly Lot 254 love is in The air – Trippi colt Lot 306 on her Toes – Var colt Lot 369 royal FanTasy – Silvano filly Lot 407 sporT’s chesTnuT – Dynasty colt

The catalogue contains half or full siblings to the following Grade 1 winners: Lot 422 Lot 247 Lot 422 Lot 31 Lot 380 Lot 179 Lot 148 Lot 192 Lot 417 Lot 92

capTain’s lover (half brother by Var) caTaloochee (a half sister by Pathfork) ebony Flyer (half brother by Var) ForesT inDigo (half brother by Gimmethegreenlight) FuTura (a half brother by Ideal World) gypsy’s Warning (half sister by Silvano) in The FasT lane (half sister by Philanthropist) ivory Trail (half brother by Dynasty) Jeppe’s reeF (a half brother by Philanthropist) legislaTe (half brother by Gimmethegreenlight)

Lot 148 leT’s rock ‘n roll (half sister by Philanthropist) Lot 29 liTTle miss magic (half brother by Judpot) Lot 337 masTer plan (a half brother by Western Winter) Lot 296 nania (a full brother by Western Winter), Lot 66 Lot 294 Lot 364 Lot 333

orbison (a full sister by Mogok) rabiya (a half brother by Captain Al) royal bencher (a half brother by Captain Al) seal (a full brother by Silvano)

Lot 241 smarT banker (half brother by Silvano) Lot 113 TalahaTchie (half sister by Captain Al) Lot 274 val De ra (a half brother by Silvano) Also - a half sister by Gitano Hernando to Equus Champion Stayer Hot Ticket (Lot 190) Two yearlings by two of the world’s best sires High Chaparral (Lot 229) and Tapit (207) 4


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Captain Al

Al Mufti - Off To War (Complete Warrior) - Bay 1996 - 16hh

6x Champion Sire of 2yo’s Twice Equus Outstanding Sire Sire of 31 Gr1 horses Sire of 2x Equus Champions

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Fort Wood - Blake’s Affair (Commodore Blake) - Bay 1999 - 16.1hh

Sire of 9 Gr1 winners: Albert Mooney, All Is Secret, Captain Of All, Captain’s Gal, Captain’s Lover, Carry On Alice, Emerald Cove, Exhilaration, Hill Fifty Four, & R2m R2R Stakes winner Captain America

Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) More Than Ready - Yes She Can Cancan (Canny Lad) - Bay 2008 - 16.1hh

Twice Equus Outstanding Sire

1st yearlings on sale 2015

10 Equus Awards incl two Horses of the Year: Legislate & Irish Flame & Beach Beauty (KZN Horse Of The Year) & sire of 13 Gr1 horses

The only horse to beat dual Horse of the Year Variety Club - TWICE!! 1st 3yo to win the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in 40 years

Sire of Champions including: Ancestral Fore, Beach Beauty, Futura, Irish Flame, Jackson, Legislate & Blake

Highest rated 3yo in SA 2012 Highest rated 3yo to place in Gr1 J&B Met Son of dual Champion Sire More Than Ready - dam produced two Gr1 winners

Top SA sale record: R5.2m


Dynasty - Moonlit Prairie (Cozzene) - Bay 2008 - 16.2hh

Jay Peg

Camden Park - Laptop Lady (Al Mufti) - Bay 2008 - 16.2hh

Breathtaking class & movie star looks

A leading Freshman Sire by stakes winners

The best Classic Horse in SA 2012/2013

A leading 2nd crop Sire 2014

Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr1 Cape Derby, Gr1 Daily News & 2nd Gr1 Queen’s Plate (twice)

Equus International Horse of the Year & dual Equus Champion - TFR 126 Highest stakes earner in SA history R40 million

Immediate damline of sires: Smart Strike (Champion), Strike Smartly, Sky Classic, Sail From Seattle etc

Beat 8 international Gr1 winners when breaking the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free record

First season at stud 2014

Master Of My Fate Jet Master - Promisefrommyheart (Elliodor) - Bay 2009 - 16.2hh


Pathfork (USA)

Distorted Humor - Visions of Clarity (Sadler’s Wells) - Bay 2008 - 16.1hh

The product of a series of Champions

1st yearlings on sale 2015

8 starts - 6 wins in a row in 8 months

Undefeated at 2 yrs including Gr1 & Gr2

Four Equus Champions in the 1st three generations of his dam line

Highest rated 2yo in Ireland 2010

Champion Sire Jet Master, Champion Dam Promisefrommyheart, Champion Broodmare Sire Elliodor INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE First season at stud 2014

Irish Champion 2yo

Family of Nijinsky II, Northern Guest, El Gran Senor, etc Son of sensational dual Champion Sire Distorted Humor, 17 Gr1 winners, 125 SW, 52 GSW and over $106m

Philanthropist (USA)

Kris S. - Hidden Reserve (Mr Prospector) - Chestnut 2001 - 16.3hh

Potala Palace Singspiel - Alignment (Alzao) - Bay 2008 - 16hh

1st yearlings on sale 2015

Outstandingly bred Gr1 winner

Leading All-Weather Sire in North America 2014

Defeated Gr1 winners Gimmethegreenlight, Fighting Warrior, Wagner, Pierre Jourdan, Link Man, Royal Bencher, Love Struck etc

Sire of 2 Champions from his small 1st crop: Pender Harbour & Phil’s Dream

Linebred to one of the best sire producing families in the world - the Simon’s Shoes family of Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Thatch, etc

“A real gain for South Africa” 8% stakes wins, 13% stakes horses 2nd leading sire of 2yo’s and 3rd leading active sire 2014

Querari (GER)

Oasis Dream - Quentena (Acatenango) - Bay 2006 - 16hh

First season at stud 2014

Trippi (USA)

End Sweep - Jealous Appeal (Valid Appeal) - Bay 1997 - 16.1hh

Champion, Gr1 winner (beating 4 champions) - Top rated in Germany 2010 TFR 121

Champion 1st Season Sire 2012 Champion Sire Florida Sire of 3 Gr1 winners from first 3 crops in SA Leading Sire of 3yo’s 2014 by: number of winners, number of races won & % winners/runners

Son of leading UK sire Oasis Dream 3x winning dam, daughter of Champion 2yo, Champion 3yo Quebrada

Leading SA Sire 2012/2013 by combined winners SA’s Leading Sire - Lifetime Earnings

First 2yo winners in 2015

Twice Over (GB)

Observatory - Double Crossed (Caerleon) - Dark Bay 2005 - 16.3hh

What A Winter

Western Winter - Waseela (Ahonoora) - Bay 2007 - 16hh

Dual Champion Racehorse Won 4 Gr1 races & over $4m

Joint 3rd highest rated sprinter in the world 2013

UK & Joint European Champion 2009

Equus Champion Older Male 2012

13 of the first 14 sires in his pedigree are Champions

Equus Champion Sprinter 2012

Undefeated in 2 starts at 2yrs Won 4 Gr1 races

Won 12 races and placed 5 times in 22 starts - 15 of his starts in Graded races

Placed in a further 10 Gr1 races

Won or placed in 8 Gr1 races

First foals born 2014

First foals born 2014

Equus Champion Sprinter 2013

...the progeny of the stallions we manage celebrated a record year! Afrikaburn Beach Beauty

Captain America Carry On Alice

Futura Hill Fifty Four Hammie’s Hooker Hot Affair

Inara Legislate

Pender Harbour Phil’s Dream

Exciting Future Prospects Futura


Dynasty - Scribblin’ The Cat (Badger’s Drift)

Dynasty - Champers (Restructure)

The highest rated horse in SA

Equus Horse of the Year Equus Champion 3yo Equus Champion Middle Distance

Gr1 J&B Met, Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate & Gr1 Champions Cup, 3rd Gr1 Durban July, 3rd Gr2 Green Point Stakes 11 starts, 7 wins, 4 places, R3.3m (at Feb 2015) KZN Champion 2014

Gr1 Durban July, Gr1 Daily News 2000, Gr1 Investec Cape Derby, Gr2 Green Point Stakes (new record), Gr2 KRA Guineas, 13 starts, 6 wins, 4 places, R4.75m (at Feb 2015) The fastest Kenilworth mile ever

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Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale 2015 Dubai World Cup 2015 - The Dir t is back and so are the Americans Geir Stable The National Sale - South Africa’s Leading Source of Classic Champions Sarah Whitelaw Val de Vie TBA Sale Social 2015 TBA/BSA - Sun International/Maslow Lifestyle Par tnership World Class Stallions in Nor th America Bunny Hinzman Siring a Dynasty Michelle Wing Futura makes the 2015 J&B Met his own Liesl King 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Frontrunner in the Bluegrass Classic: Darby Dan Farm Lindsay Hunter

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Johan Blom Chief Executive Officer

Pieter Hugo Managing Director

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Welcome to our March/April Edition of International Racehorse Magazine. What an exciting year it has been so far, and with so much to look forward to in 2015, we will try and squeeze in as much of the action from around the globe as pages allow. Please allow me, before I go further, to thank each and everyone, advertiser, reader and contributors, for the phenomenal support and interest we, International Racehorse Magazine have had up to now. We are constantly finding new and innovative ways of offering even better value and greater reach. With the Dubai World Cup just around the corner we take a look at this year’s contenders. With Meydan remodelling their inside track back to dirt, it is interesting to see the return of big American names to the Dubai World Cup. Geir Stabell takes an in-depth look on page 16. We will bring you daily coverage of this event via our social media site as well as indepth coverage in our next edition. Earlier this year South Africans witnessed a new record paid for a yearling at auction, during the CTS Cape Premier Sale, this Dynasty colt, out of a sister to champion sire Silvano was sold on the night for ZAR 5,2 million. With Dynasty progeny dominating the headlines both on and off the track, we take a closer look at this exceptional line, Michelle Wing writes more on page 50. Liesl King is in Hong Kong to cover the Hong Kong International on page 82. She also takes us to the colourful China Equine Festival on page 88. She wraps up the J&B Met on page 56. Bunny Hinzman talks to renowned milliner Philip Treacy on page 94 as we take a closer look at the quintessential fashion accessory. She also takes a closer look at the European Sires brining International Flair to the USA on page 42. There is much, much more, so keep turning these pages to find out what we have been busy with since our last edition. As always, an invitation we would like to hear from you, so do not hesitate to contact us. Visit us on social media at, International Racehorse Magazine or visit the website, See you at the track!

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SELECT YEARLING SALE Flushed with the success of a record- busting Cape Premier Yearling sale in January, vendors and eager buyers are preparing themselves for the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale on the 18th April 2015. 119 horses will go under the hammer at a classy gathering of racing’s movers and shakers in the gardens of the Emperors Palace D’oreale Grande Hotel. An innovative and visionary company, Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) are known to make a big splash when staging glamorous events – partnering with new sponsors Emperors Palace for this Johannesburg sale is a suitably glitzy fit. CTS are an independent, commercial sales operation driving growth in the sport of racing and have swiftly become a dynamic marketing force in the South African breeding industry. Key to their mission is an unflinching focus on quality bloodstock, and buyers respond by digging deep. At that recent Cape Premier Yearling sale, a South African record of R5.2 million was set when insurance guru, Wehann Smith signed for impeccably bred, Shining Knight. Consigned by Maine Chance, perennially one of the top studs in the country, the blue blooded Dynasty colt out of an own sister to another champion SA sire, Silvano set off a spirited bidding battle. Whilst Shining Knight was the individual to garner headlines, the sale had genuine depth. With an aggregate of R120 million, (despite some late withdrawals), vendors were elated with an average of R644K and a robust median of R400K. With the support of top breeders and a commitment from CTS to elevate the sales experience for buyers, this unique inner city sale at the Cape Town International Convention Centre has swiftly developed a fine reputation. International buyers compete with local high rollers to secure potential



champions, and with the extraordinary incentives on offer bidding reaches stratospheric levels when proven pedigrees, athletic conformation and determined buyers converge. Stakes in South Africa are still relatively favourable as a ratio to training fees, a proportional measure that makes owning horses in South Africa a reasonably affordable option for current owners and prospective investors. But, with the costs associated with racing horses rising, and the overall stakes pot languishing somewhat, CTS hit upon a truly positive response. Remaining true to their globally competitive vision, CTS came up with the radical idea in October 2013 of creating Africa’s richest thoroughbred race, with a dollar denominated stake of US $1 million. That initial ground-breaking incentive has been tweaked and revised - the improved concept now covers two races. Rather than prejudice the prospects of graduates not suited to the distance of a single, big showdown, a decision was reached to cater for different distance categories – sprinters and classic performers. So, the 2017 edition will be run at Turffontein race course in Johannesburg over 1160m and 1600m, with all graduates from the various 2015 CTS yearling sales qualifying. Each race will be worth US $500K with stakes distributed down to fifth place to ensure an enticing spread. Another alluring bonus is the promise of an additional US $1 million accruing to the owner or partnership that is lucky enough to win both races!

The CTS operation now covers five sales. The two held in the Cape are staged in January and March, two Ready To Run’s cater for a different market, and the elite, upcoming Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale takes place in midApril. The now well-entrenched Cape sales have been closely linked with the Lanzerac Luxury Boutique Hotel situated in idyllic Stellenbosh wine country, and COO Adrian Todd is excited about similarly high class Emperors Palace D’oreale Grande playing host to the “Jozi” extravaganza. “We see a wonderful synergy between the orientation of CTS in marketing premium quality thoroughbreds, coupled with the elegant environment at Emperors Palace. We are so proud to be associated with them as hosts and sponsors of what promises to be a suitably splendid event.” Situated close to OR Tambo International Airport, the award winning 5 star Emperors Palace is noted for magnificently furnished rooms, state of the art facilities and an obsession with service excellence. The hotel prides itself on indulging guests on a lavish scale and all visitors are made to feel totally at ease in a luxurious environment. Bob Yearham, Peermont COO for Gaming, long time supportive host to big functions and delegations within the South African racing industry, is thrilled to be taking responsibility for staging the opulent gathering. Yearham explained, “We have indeed been closely involved in SA Horse racing – 13 years of hosting the Equus Awards and Highveld Trainers ceremony, plus

providing accommodation for visiting international jockeys. As headline sponsor of the Charity Mile each November, we’ve also raised millions for needy causes over the years.” Regarding the collaboration with CTS, an up-beat Yearham said, “This is a going to be the first of many events in a new and successful partnership with CTS – we are getting behind them 100% to create that “wow factor”. It is not only about executing the sales perfectly on Saturday evening, but handling the build-up smoothly and creating ideal stabling facilities for valuable bloodstock. Guests from all around the world will be arriving up to a week before for viewing.” Renowned bloodstock consultant John Kramer, who inspected all the yearlings that make up a potent catalogue, was typically meticulous in his assessment, “This is an inaugural sale so we have focussed on high quality breeding, and carefully inspected them for conformation and development potential. We are confident the entries will attract the necessary interest from important buyers.” CTS Sales manager Amanda Carey has overseen some fabulously successful sales in recent years, confirmed, “We are very happy with the entries received, and are excited about the sale.” Given the high standards maintained by South African thoroughbred breeders’, who punch way above their weight in repeatedly producing world class equine stars, such a heightened sense of expectation around the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale is certainly justified.





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Dubai World Cup 2015

THE DIRT IS BACK, AND SO ARE THE AMERICANS For years, when it was staged over a dirt track at Nad Al Sheba, the Dubai World Cup (G1) was mainly dominated by North American horses. Not only the World Cup, the top sprint, the Golden Shaheen (G1), also fell to many a US shipper. American trainers were of course very interested in this new hunting ground, albeit at the time offering just one raceday to shoot for. When Cigar won the inaugural World Cup in 1996, he was the first of seven stars and stripes World Cup winners over the 14-year period of racing at Nad Al Sheba. Then racing in Dubai moved to the new Meydan Racecourse, where an artificial main track was laid down, and things changed.


rom 2010 up to 2014, the Dubai World Cup was staged on Tapeta, a surface favouring turf runners over those more used to the dirt. American horsemen and women more or less lost interest. Sure, some of them they tried, and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom succeeded in a sub-standard renewal two years ago. He had shown good form over an artificial surface back home. The smart US turf runner Gio Ponti also did reasonably well on the Tapeta, finishing fourth and fifth in consecutive editions of the valuable race. Traditional dirt performers, however, were spinning and fading at Meydan. Californian superstar Game On Dude finished second last, as did Fly Down, and America’s best filly Royal Delta came home third last when she tried.



By Geir Stabell

Geir Stabell, equestrian writer based in England and editor of Founder of and www., he has written and published 15 books on horseracing. Stabell is also known as a leading international form expert, having been the first handicapper to present a transatlantic thoroughbred ranking back in 1991.

In the wake of such disappointing returns, Stateside entries to World Cup night dried up. When African Story won last year, giving Godolphin their sixth Word Cup success, he had not a single US runner behind him. Only one American trained horse lined up for the Golden Shaheen, Seth Benzel’s Zee Bros who, given a 33-1 quote by the bookmakers, finished sixth as Hong Kong invaders Sterling City and Rich Tapestry fought out the finish. These were new times, that’s for sure. North American visitors won eight of the fourteen editions of this dash staged at Nad Al Sheba. The Tapeta track was nice and fair, and popular with many, but it sure changed the make and shape of these big races.What was worse, the World Cup itself was definitely in decline.Winners like African Story, Gloria de Campeao and Monterosso don’t exactly match

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Mshawish winning the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Photo: Natalie Fawkes​

up to the Cigars, Dubai Millenniums and Curlins of this world. This year the contest is back on dirt, and we will see a strong edition of the $10 million contest, perhaps one of the most competitive and exciting ones in the history of the race.The main reason for this is the surface. At the end of last season, work began at Meydan – the Tapeta was to be replaced by a dirt track. In other words, the decision was made to return to what had worked so well for so many years. Just like they had done at Santa Anita in California, like they were doing at Del Mar, and at Keeneland in Kentucky. Artificial tracks had been introduced rather swiftly, and they these days they are replaced swiftly. With valuable dirt racing comes high class dirt performers. On March 28 we will be seeing quite a few of those in action at Meydan. Top class horses from the US will again be arriving in search of the big pot in the desert. Now, this reference to ‘the race in the desert’ may no longer be so valid. It may have seemed that way 19 years ago, when it all began, but Dubai looks rather different these days.The City of Gold has grown immensely. As has racing in Dubai. From one day of international competition back when Allen Paulson’s win machine Cigar defeated Burt Bacharach’s Soul Of The Matter in ‘96, Dubai now has a well established 20


international racing carnival, stretching from early January to World Cup night in the spring.This year, the carnival attracted as many as 30 Group One winners. Though North American teams will not be represented until we get to the big day. Then, the heavyweights should be touching down at Dubai International Airport. California Chrome, the ‘dream horse’ bred from a cheap mare by a couple of friends not at all expecting to take on the world when they raised the colt, has the highest profile. Last year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner was voted US Horse Of The Year and Three-Year-Old Male of The Year. He had to settle for third behind Bayern and Toast Of New York in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), but California Chrome was North American racing’s number one star last year. He began his climb to fame in low-key races for statebreds in California, racing over quick dirt tracks, and he rounded his classic campaign off by winning the Hollywood Derby (G1) on turf just four weeks after having lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic by a little more than a neck. Make no mistake about it, he was in as tough a race as you will ever see that day, and lost nothing in defeat. His good second to Shared Belief at Santa Anita in February showed that he had retained all his ability.

can. He is so experienced, and so adaptable, something his record confirms. He has won eight races to date, over five different tracks – so why should he not be effective around Meydan’s new dirt oval? Why not indeed. His second to Shared Belief in the San Antonio (G2) at Santa Anita in February was a fine reappearance run. TOAST OF NEW YORK Toast Of New York has already enjoyed success in Dubai, as he was an easy winner of last year’s UAE Derby (G2). He did not beat much on the day, but he looked seriously smart doing it, making his connections map out an ambitious plan for the rest of the year. He is trained by Jamie Osborne in Lambourn, England but all of his three subsequent races were in the USA. He ran below par, and found to be under a bit of a cloud, in the Belmont Derby (G1) on turf in New York in July, only to bounce back with strong efforts in the latter half of the season.Toast Of New York met Shared Belief, widely acknowledged as the best runner in the US at the time, when going for the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar in California.The race was run over an artificial track and, since he had performed so well over the Tapeta, the surface was not a problem. Shared Belief was. He produced his career best to beat Toast Of New York by almost three lengths. It was a solid run and Osborne decided to go for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita in November. The big colt ran the race of his life at the Breeders’ Cup. After a tremendous battle he lost by only a nose to Bayern. California Chrome was a close third and Shared Belief (who suffered a troubled run) was back in fourth.

Not many horses can go through the Triple Crown Series and still do well in the autumn. This is what sets California Chrome apart from so many before him. He won the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs and Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, and he finish a good fourth in the Belmont Stakes (G1), when he picked up a hoof injury. He was given a break after these three tests, which come within the space of five weeks, and the chosen come-back race was the Philadelphia Derby (G2). ‘Chrome’ was a bit ring rusty though, and a compromising inside trip didn’t help. Bayern, who had bypassed all three Triple Crown races and was on the upgrade, led all the way for an easy win, while California Chrome only managed sixth place. It was easy to conclude that he had seen enough racing for one season, that he was simply a tired horse in need of a longer vacations to recharge his batteries. His trainer Art Sherman knew otherwise. He set about preparing the colt for the Classic – undoubtedly a wise move. But for Bayern’s fresh legs and affinity for the speed favouring track, and Toast Of New York’s incredible grit, California Chrome would have completed the Kentucky Derby / Breeders’ Cup Classic double. A double only one horse has managed, Unbridled back in 1990. Can California Chrome strike back, and win the 2015 Dubai World Cup? Of course he

CATERING FOR MOST DIVISIONS Dubai World Cup night is a lot more than the World Cup itself.The card offers top class racing in a variety of divisions, all for serious money, both on the dirt track and the turf course. The only thing missing is a contest restricted to fillies and mares, though the girls have traditionally done well in both of the main turf events, the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) over 2400 metres and the Dubai Turf (G1) over 1800 metres, a race formerly known as the Dubai Duty Free and won by the fair sex three times. South Africa’s champion Ipi Tombe took the ‘Duty Free’ in 2003, twelve months after the French trained filly Terre A Terre had succeeded, and Godolphin’s mare Sajjhaa landed the spoils two years ago. Last year the ‘Sheema’ was won by Japan’s leading lady Gentildonna, as she emulated the likes of Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Dar Re Mi (who beat the Japanese filly Buena Vista in 2010) and Sun Classique (2008), another South African success story managed by Mike de Kock. Interestingly, fillies and mares get a 2kg (4.4lb) sex weight allowance in the Sheema Classic, as opposed to 1.5kg (3.3lb) in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) in France and 3lb in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) in England, both run over roughly the same distance as the Sheema. So if you have a smart middle distance filly, sending her to this race makes a lot of sense. As these lines are written, Harp Star, ranked almost on a par with the incredible Gentildonna in Japan, is being prepared for a crack at the boys in this year’s renewal. A four-year-old daughter of the highly successful Deep Impact, Harp Star has done so before – and with success. She beat one of the best males around when getting the better of Gold Ship in the Sapporo Kinen (G2) last August, a race that set her up for a trip to Paris for the ‘Arc’, where she came from way back to stay on for a respectable sixth place. Harp Star had previously won the Japanese 1,000 Guineas (G1) and INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


finished second in the Japanese Oaks (G1), and she is a talented filly combining speed with stamina. She ended last year by running fifth in the Japan Cup (G1) and opened this year’s campaign by filling the same place in the Kyoto Kinen (G2) in February. With a relatively low mileage on the clock, Harp Star may improve further this season. She might have to, if she is to get closer to the Japan Cup (G1) winner Epiphaneia, who is also on target for the Sheema Classic. Officially, and somewhat controversially, ranked as the world’s second best thoroughbred in 2014, he will be getting plenty of attention at Meydan. Epiphaneia probably is the one to beat – though it is worth noting that his effortless win in the Japan Cup (G1) came over soft ground, conditions that suited him and worked against most of his rivals. He may have been a bit flattered by the four-length margin as he came home well clear of Just A Way, Spielberg and Gentildonna. The roles were reversed when Gentildonna and Epiphaneia met again in the Arima Kinen (G1) a month later.This time she was the winner, with Epiphaneia back in fifth place. Epiphaneia has been a game and consistent performer over the past two years. He won the Japanese St Leger (G1) as a three-year-old, when he was also runner-up in the Japanese Derby (G1), half a length behind multiple the hot favourite Kizuna – who later on beat the English Derby winner Ruler Of The World in the Prix Niel (G2) and finished fourth to Treve in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) in Paris. Epiphaneia has the necessary class and his formlines are quite solid. But how will he act if the Meydan turf is firm on the big day? RUNNING UP A SEQUENCE The Sheema Classic also gets Main Sequence, the top turf runner in the USA and a rare such challenger from across the Atlantic.The Sheema has attracted runners from the States before but mainly longshots. In Main Sequence, we are dealing with a ‘yank’ that might challenge Epiphaneia for favouritism. How much of a yank he is may be debatable, since he is sporting the silks of the Greek Niarchos family and his trainer is a man from Cambridge, England, more famous for its university and boat race crews than racing folk. Anyway, Main Sequence, who was second to Camelot the Derby (G1) at Epsom as a three-year-old, was bred in Kentucky and it was when he returned to America that he really blossomed. He notched up four Grade One wins on the trot last year, winning prestigious events at Monmouth Park, Saratoga, Belmont Park and Santa Anita, where he beat top Euro shippers in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). Main Sequence came with a strong run to collar Flintshire, who was second to Treve in the ‘Arc’ on his previous run and he won the Hong Kong Vase (G1) on his next outing. Main Sequence beat the Frenchman by half a length, looking value for a bit more as he passed the winning post.This six-year-old gelding must have a big chance at Meydan. He was an impressive winner of the Mac Diarmida Handicap (G2) at Gulfstream Park on February 21, when he overcame a slow pace to quicken past last year’s winner Twilight Eclipse close home. He’s ready. Turf runners not caring for the stamina test of the Sheema Classic have a better option in the Dubai Turf (G1), staged over 1800 metres and won in such style by Just A Way a year ago. The Japanese trained colt absolutely humiliated his rivals, winning by 6 ¼ lengths from Mike de Kock’s Daily News 2000 (G1) and Jebel 22


Hatta (G1) winner Vercingetorix. The English trained filly Dank, who had won two the Beverly D Stakes (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) in America the year before, finished third ahead of Mshawish, a colt who prepared for the big day by winning the Zabeel Mile (G2) and is now one of the most talented turf milers in the USA.The final edition of this race going off under the Duty Free banner was a high class renewal, and Just A Way earned an official rating of 130, making him the highest rated horse in the world last year. Vercingetorix, who was second to the impressive Just A Way last year, will be trying to go one better this time. Judged on his seasonal debut, this imposing six-year-old entire, trained by Mike de Kock, must have a good chance of doing just that. He could not match strides with Japan’s world champion but still ran a great race, beating the likes of Dank and Tokai Halo in the process. Vercingetorix had won the Jebel Hatta (G1) on Super Saturday and a month after World Cup night he ran en excellent race at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, where he was third behind Designs On Rome and Military Attack in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1). His father, the German champion Silvano, won the Queen Elizabeth back in 2001, having run third to Stay Gold in the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) on his previous outing.

Main Sequence winning the Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park, gaining his fifth consecutive success and maintaining his unbeaten record in North America. Photo credit Leslie Martin.

Vercingetorix was given a long break after his trip to Hong Kong last April, and he returned with a stylish win in the Al Rashidiya (G2) over 1800 metres at Meydan on January 29. Godolphin’s classy four-year-old True Story, who had looked so good winning the Singspiel Stakes (LR) three weeks prior, was favourite – but he had no chance against Vercingetorix.The South African was much the best on the day. He quickened right away to beat True Story quite easily by 2 lengths.The ex-French Mr Pommeroy was third, 2 ½ lengths further back.This performance was every bit as good as his best in 2014, indicating that Vercingetorix will be hard to beat this term. He appears to be improving with age. He proved in Hong Kong that he is effective over 2000 metres, which was also the trip he tackled when winning the Daily News 2000 (G1) at Greyville in 2013, but the 1800-metres distance of the Dubai Turf is absolutely ideal. Mike de Kock’s Dubai Turf favourite may have most to fear from a runner returning to Dubai after successful spell in Florida, namely the Todd Pletcher trained Mshawish.This handsome five-year-old was racing at Meydan last year, when he made his mark in this division by beating Trade Storm to win the Zabeel Mile (G3) and running a good race to take fourth in the Duty Free. So he is a familiar face, but what may not be so well known amongst local

racing fans is that he has has looked better than ever this winter, when showing excellent form on the lawn at Gulfstream Park. Mshawish took some time to acclimatise in the USA but he has definitely turned a corner in that respect, and his last two races were impressive. His Globeform 117 is not higher than what he achieved in Dubai, but the way he has won in Florida indicates that he is capable of much better these days. He bossed his rivals to win the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) in January, when beating Grand Tito by a neck, and he overcame serious traffic problems to take the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) in February. The latter contest, run over the same distance as the Dubai Turf, had drawn a strong field and the betting showed that people had most faith in Mshawish. He experienced a terrible race, pulling hard for his head in a slowly-run affair and getting blocked on the inside coming down the home stretch. Things did not look good, until very late in the show, when a small gap opened up – and Mshawish shot through it to get up for a narrow win. He beat Slumber by a nose. This narrow margin flattered the runner-up, that’s for sure. Mshawish was much the best on the day. Expect him to go close as he returns to Meydan. His sire, Medaglia d’Oro, ran second to Pleasantly Perfect in the 2004 Dubai World Cup. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Team Valor’s filly Euro Charline winning the Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park. Photo: Four Footed Fotos

The afore-mentioned Harp Star, whose most likely target is the Sheema Classic, might be rerouted to the Dubai Turf, and another interesting lady in the mix for this $6-million contest is Euro Charline, representing Team Valor International. This smallish, but very powerful daughter of Myboycharlie won the Beverly D Stakes (G1) at Arlington Park outside Chicago last August, after which she was set to join Team Valor’s North American team. A set-back meant a change of plan, as it ruled her out of the Breeders’ Cup picture. It was decided to send her back to her original trainer, Newmarket based Marco Botti, a young Italian who has quickly made his mark on the international scene with horses like Dandino, Joshua Tree and Tac de Boistron. THE GODOLPHIN MILE As mentioned, Variety Club and Soft Falling Rain made a nice exacta for South African breeding in the 2014 Godolphin Mile (G2), a race that now returns to dirt and is likely to get live participation from North America.The race sponsors, or ‘the boys in blue’ as we like to call them, have won this event no fewer than seven times, with their principal trainer Saeed bin Suroor having saddled the winner nine times, most recently African Story in 2013. Twelve months later African Story won the World Cup itself, illustrating what a tough race the Godolphin Mile can be.The double was achieved over the Tapeta track though, and things may develop a bit differently from now on. Not to say that the quality will drop. On the contrary, if the Godolphin Mile regularly gets serious milers from the US, well then the quality will improve – and the race soon get Group One status. A locally trained Godolphin Mile challenger to take seriously is Satish Seemar’s Surfer, who opened his 2015 campaign with a rock solid win in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round I (G2) over this mile trip in January. Surfer and his regular rider Richard Mullen came home as rather easy winners that day, a little over two lengths in 24


front of the French import Frankyfourfingers. Mullen was pushing all the way to the line but only because Surfer idled in front, clearly thinking ‘what more is needed, I’m too good here’. Too good he was, and sticking to a mile seems to be the obvious route to take with this gelded son of Distorted Humor. Frankyfourfingers reversed the form when they stepped up in distance in the second round of the Al Maktoum Series. Surfer, who was unplaced in last year’s World Cup, likes mile races better. Seemar also has a live contender for the Golden Shaheen (G1), as his 2013 winner of the big sprint, veteran speedball Reynaldothewizard, bounced back to form at Meydan on January 15, when he reappeared to win the Dubawi Stakes, a Listed event over the same 6-furlong trip as the Golden Shaheen. An ex-American runner now aged nine, Reynaldothewizard was by far the best that day, coasting home almost four lengths in front of the race favourite, Muarrab, who had won his four previous races. Older horses often run big on their comeback, only to fade a bit on subsequent outings, but the way ‘Reynadlo’ took this event suggested that he is back to his best, and he followed up by beating Krypton Factor in the Al Shindagha Sprint (G3) four weeks later. Krypton Factor won the 2011 edition of the Golden Shaheen. Reynaldothewizard was below par in 2014, when he failed to win in three attempts (though he did manage fourth in the Shaheen). His 2013 form was excellent. The imposing son of champion US sprinter Speightstown won all of his three races that season, capping it off with a win over Balmont Mast and Krypton Factor in the Golden Shaheen. Horses have often come back to run well a second time in this sprint, and Caller One won it back-to-back in 2001-2002. Dubai World Cup night also presents a golden opportunity for the classic generation, as $2 million is on offer in the UAE Derby (G2),

Reynaldothewizard and Richard Mullen winning the 2013 Golden Shaheen. Photo; Andrew Watkins



staged over 1900 metres on the dirt track. This Derby was used as a stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby (G1) in earlier years, as Godolphin winners China Visit, Express Tour, Essence Of Dubai and Regal Ransom all went from Derby success at Nad Al Sheba to defeat at Churchill Downs. The 2000 winner China Visit fared the best in Louisville, checking in sixth behind Fusaichi Pegasus in the ‘Run for The Roses’. The best horse to have come out of the UAE Derby to date, and that by some margin, is Street Cry, who lost by a whisker to his stable companion Express Tour in the 2001 edition of this classic. Street Cry went on to win the World Cup a year later, and he also captured a high profile race in the US, outclassing his rivals in the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs before injury ended his career. He was every bit as successful as a stallion, most notably as the sire of the outstanding filly Zenyatta and Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense. Sadly, Street Cry died last autumn. Likely Derby contenders this year are the Hard Spun colt Maftool, representing Godolphin, and Mubtaahij, a son of Dubawi trained by Mike de Kock.The latter came out well on top when these colts met for the first time, in the UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial, but Maftool hit back in the 2,000 Guineas (G3), where he managed to beat Mubtaahij by a head. The pair drew over ten lengths clear of the rest that day, and it will be interesting to see whether they are so superior when stretching out to 1900 metres in the Derby, where we may also see a filly or two in the mix. Local Time, a comfortable winner of the UAE 1,000 Guineas (LR) for Godolphin, has been nominated to the $2 million classic. As a daughter of the versatile stallion Invincible Spirit out of the 10-furlong Listed winner Marie de Medici, Local Time might just relish a test of stamina. 26


Turf sprinters shooting for glory on World Cup night have the Al Quoz Sprint (G2) to go for. Introduced in 2009, this race has already put South African racing in the headlines on three occasions. J J the Jetplane won it twice, in 2009 and 2011, while Shea Shea clocked a sharp 56.4 seconds over the 1000 metres trip to win in 2013. He was third last term, when the race went to Amber Sky, an Australian bred representing Hong Kong. Australia got their proper winner of the Al Quoz in 2012, when Ortensia beat Sole Power, a top sprinter from Ireland, who may be back for a fifth (!) crack at the race this time. Another interesting name to note is that of Hamdan Al Maktoum’s English trained colt Muthmir – arguably the fastest improving sprinter in Europe last year. His trainer William Haggas has mentioned Meydan as a possible starting point for this impressive Portland Handicap winner this year. Completing the World Cup menu are the relatively new staying contest, the Dubai Gold Cup (G2) over 3,200 metres on the turf course, and the traditional Kahayla Classic (G1), a $250,000 event for Purebred Arabians, staged over the same 2,000 metres as the World Cup. Ireland’s Certerach got the better of Godolphin’s 2013 winner Cavalryman in last year’s Gold Cup. Godolphin enjoyed success also in 2012, when Opinion Poll beat Joshua Tree. The Kahayla Classic has seen some durable champions at the podium over the years. The incredible filly Alanudd, bred in the USA, won the race three years on the bounce from 1997 to 1999. Six years later, the French bred colt Madjani kicked off his sequence of three straight wins in the race often referred to as the “Arabian’s World Cup”. As always, the Kahayla Classic will be the first race on the night, setting the scene for some seriously good contests. On turf and dirt.


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THE NATIONAL SALE SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING SOURCE OF CLASSIC CHAMPIONS The National Yearling Sale is the oldest thoroughbred yearling auction in South Africa, and this prestigious event has long been a source of many of the country’s greatest racehorses and breeding stock. By Sarah Whitelaw


long standing fixture in the country’s auction calendar, the National Yearling Sale has a reputation for being South Africa’s number one sale for elite thoroughbreds.

Year in and year out, the National Sale consistently uncovers champion racehorses of both sexes. Recent Grade 1 NYS graduates including All Is Secret (Equus Champion 2YO Filly), Along Came Polly (Equus Champion 2YO Filly), Blue Ridge Mountain (Majorca Stakes), Fly By Night (Mercury Sprint), Forest Indigo (Golden Horseshoe), Happy Valentine (Allan Robertson Fillies Championship), Legislate (Horse Of The Year), Love Struck (SA Classic), Potent Power (Gold Medallion), and Vercingetorix (Equus Champion 3YO Colt)- to name but a few! Remarkably, Pomodoro, Heavy Metal and Legislate - the last three winners of the Vodacom Durban July - all sold at the National Sale. One of the finest examples of the quality on offer at the sale is Dynasty (another who won the Durban July), who was a R475 000 buy from the 2001 sale. Bred by Wilgerbosdrift, Dynasty went on to a superb career on the track, and was named South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2002. Retired to stud, Dynasty has made a name for himself as one of the finest stallions ever bred locally, with his offspring including a string of champions - notably Irish Flame and Legislate, both of whom were named Horse Of The Year. Graduates of the National Sale have excelled not just on local racetracks - but also overseas. The likes of international stars Bold Silvano (G3 Maktoum Challenge), London News (QE II Cup), Vercingetorix (G1 Jebel Hatta), Shea Shea (G1 Al Quoz Sprint), Sweet Sanette (3rd G1 King’s Stand Stakes) and Gypsy’s Warning (G1 Matriarch Stakes) are all past graduates of this auction. The TBA (Thoroughbred Breeders Association) hosts the National Sale each year, usually towards the end of April, with a background of excellent racing and busy social events around the sale itself. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


GRADE 1 WINNERS AT NYS ALL IS SECRET Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship Gr1 Thekwini Stakes Gr1 Mercury Sprint Gr2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship Gr3 Poinsettia Stakes

ALONG CAME POLLY Gr1 L Jaffee Empress Club Stakes Gr1 Thekwini Stakes

ASH CLOUD Gr1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks

ASLAN Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup Gr1 Canon Gold Cup

BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes Gr2 Sceptre Stakes

BOLD SILVANO Gr1 Vodacom Durban July Gr2 Betting World 1900 Gr2 Maktoum Challenge (Round 2) Gr3 Champion Juvenile Cup

BRAVURA Gr1 Investec Cape Derby Gr2 Green Point Stakes

CAPETOWN NOIR Gr1 Cape Guineas Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Gr3 Byerley Turk

CHOCOLICIOUS Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship

EBONY FLYER Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint Gr2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship Gr3 Diana Stakes

ELUSIVE GOLD Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas

EMERALD COVE Gr1 TBA Paddock Stakes

FIELD FLOWER Gr1 Avontuur Cape Fillies Guineas



Elevation The sales company will be celebrating its 93rd birthday in 2015 - a remarkable achievement. The TBA’s current complex, at Germiston - near the Rand airport, was used for the first time in 1977. The next year saw 843 yearlings pass through the Germiston complex. Harry Moolman, chairman of the TBA from 1968 to 1974, was responsible for the building of the TBA’s current home, which has seen numerous champions pass through its ring. Prior to the building of the current day complex, the National Sale was hosted each year at Milner Park in Johannesburg. The Milner Park complex saw one of South Africa’s greatest ever buys pass through its ring in 1975. A lanky chestnut colt was sold for just R5 250 at the 1975 sale, but retired as the then all time leading money earner in South Africa. One of the greatest racehorses bred in South Africa, Politician was Horse Of The Year twice (1977-1978, 1978-1979), with his 18 victories including two runnings of the J&B Met, the Durban July Handicap, and two renewals of the Queen’s Plate. He surely rates among the best buys in South African racing history! Another major success story was sold at Milner Park just five years earlier. The record breaking Elevation cost R24 000 at the 1970 Rand (now National) Yearling Sale. This made him the fifth top lot that year. An outstanding racehorse (who won the Holidays Inns three times), Elevation became just the second South African bred stallion to become Champion Sire (he did so in the 1984 season). He left behind 41 stakes winners from 530 foals (8%). His sons included the Gr1 winners Rain Forest and Yamani, and Elevation is also the broodmare sire of Gr1 Gold Cup winner, Castle Walk. The National Sale quickly made its mark from the Germiston complex - in 1977, running over four days, including a select session to kick off trading. No fewer than 928 lots (a number were later withdrawn) were originally catalogued for that sale (in modern times, the National Sale lasts three days and catalogues include up to 600 lots). A number of top class performers were sold at the first Germiston auction, including Anytime Baby, Horatius, Rotterdam and Sunshine Man, with the latter going on to land the 1980 J&B Met . Another outstanding thoroughbred sold at the initial Germiston sale was Bold Tropic, winner of the Cape Guineas and Derby in South Africa, later going on to campaign successfully in North America. Before retiring to stud in the

GRADE 1 WINNERS AT NYS FLIRTATION Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup Gr2 Colorado King Stakes Gr3 Yellowwood Handicap

FOREST INDIGO Gr1 Golden Horseshoe

FUTURA Gr1 Beach Beauty Champions Cup Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Gr1 J&B Met


HAPPY LANDING Gr1 Champion Challenge

HEAVY METAL Gr1 Champion Challenge Gr1 Vodacom Durban July

LEGISLATE Gr1 Vodacom Durban July Gr1 Daily News 2000 Gr1 Investec Cape Derby Gr2 Lanzerac Le General Green Point Stakes Gr2 KRA Guineas



MASTER PLAN Gr1 Champions Cup Gr2 Gold Circle Derby Gr3 Mango 2200

NOORDHOEK FLYER Gr1 Cape Guineas Gr2 KRA Guineas

ORBISON Gr1 Champions Cup

PAST MASTER Gr1 J&B Met Gr2 WPOTA Diadem Stakes Gr2 Selangor Cup Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes

POMODORO Gr1 Vodacom Durban July Gr1 SA Derby Gr3 Tony Ruffel Stakes

Nijinsky US, Bold Tropic had notched up five graded wins in North America including two runnings of the Gr2 American Handicap. At the same sale, Persian Wonder colt, Lawn, made a record price for a South African yearling sold at auction, when he was knocked down for R71 000. Consigned by Paul De Wet, Lawn went on to win 11 races including the Laurel Handicap. South Africa’s very first equine millionaire, Model Man, was another horse sold at the National Sale. The handsome Elliodor colt cost just R38 000 from the 1984 sale, but went on to earn over R1 million. South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 1986-1987, Model Man won five Grade 1 races, including the J&B Met and Champion Stakes. He became a top class stallion, with his offspring including champions League Title and Special Preview. The current complex, which recently received a handsome upgrade, attracts buyers from all over the world during National Sales week. Among the leading buyers who attend the sale on a regular basis are Team Valor’s Barry Irwin,Tom Goff, Shadwell South Africa,Tina Rau, and Fred Crabbia. Barry Irwin is a committed buyer at the National Sale, commenting, “Of all the sales I have attended as a buyer, I have always gotten more value for money at the National Yearling Sale in South Africa than any other. I have bought plenty of top horses at this sale and I look forward to spending the week there.” Among Team Valor’s top buys from the National Sale were the graded winners On Her Toes (G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship) and INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE



POTALA PALACE Gr1 Premier’s Champion Stakes Gr3 Joburg Spring Challenge

POTENT POWER Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion

PRINCESS VICTORIA Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship Gr1 Garden Province Stakes Gr1 Golden Slipper Gr2 Tibouchina Stakes Gr2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship Gr3 Champagne Stakes Gr3 Poinsettia Stakes


REGAL RANSOM Gr1 President’s Champions Challenge

SHEA SHEA Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint Gr1 Computaform Sprint Gr1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint Gr3 Man O’War Sprint Gr3 Meydan Sprint

SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE Gr1 SA Classic Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes

SMART BANKER Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes Gr1 Champions Challenge Gr2 Victory Moon Stakes

VERCINGETORIX Gr1 Jebel Hatta Gr1 Daily News 2000 Gr2 Al Rashidiya Gr2 KRA Guineas

WAGNER Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup

WARM WHITE NIGHT Gr1 Cape Flying Championship Gr1 Gold Reef Resorts Medallion Gr2 The Nursery Gr3 Protea Stakes Gr3 Man O’War Sprint



Dynasty Ebony Flyer (Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas) – between the two, they won over R2.3 million in stakes, with both fillies among the leaders of their respective generations. However, the attendance of top international buyers at the National Sale, is by no means a modern day phenomenon. The legendary US businessman, Charles Englehard, whose overseas runners included the British Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky II, was a man who enjoyed plenty of success with National Sales graduates. Englehard’s most successful NYS graduate was, without question, Hawaii - a R9,030 buy from the 1966 National Sale. Hawaii, who was the Champion Yearling and First Prize colt at the sale, is one of the greatest horses ever bred in South Africa. A champion both in South Africa and the USA, Hawaii also made history when becoming the first South African bred stallion to sire an Epsom Derby winner (Henbit). This year, the National Yearling Sale will take place from 22nd to 24th of April and, once again, some of the country’s very best thoroughbred yearlings will be on show. Most of South Africa’s top stud farms, from around the country, will be strongly represented by quality drafts at the National Sale, as will the majority of the country’s top sires. A catalogue for the National Sale will be available online from March, and prospective buyers can speak to staff at the TBA complex itself to obtain a print catalogue.











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Polar Falcon (USA)


Take Charge (GB)

Polar Charge (GB)

Complete Warrior (USA) ........ Dewan (USA) Infanta ................................. Jamaico (FR) Nureyev (USA)........Northern Dancer (CAN) Marie d'Argonne (FR) .......... Jefferson (GB) Last Tycoon (IRE).......... Try My Best (USA) Stufida (GB) ...........................Bustino (GB)

CAPTAIN AL (SAF) (Bay 1996-Stud 2001). 9 wins-3 at 2, Kenilworth Cape Argus Guineas, Gr.1. Leading Sire of 2YOs in Sth. Af. 5 times. Sire of 630 rnrs, 463 wnrs, 48 SW, inc. All is Secret (Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1), Captain's Lover, Captain's Gal, Hill Fifty Four, Captain of All, Emerald Cove, Carry on Alice, Exhilaration, Cap Alright, Fragrant Al, Townsend, Dance With Al, Captain's Call, Captain's Wild, etc.



1st dam Polar Charge (GB), by Polar Falcon (USA) . 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, Milan Premio Brenta, 2d Oaks d'Italia, Gr.1, 3d Longchamp Prix de Malleret, Gr.2, Milan Premio Alberto Zanoletti di Rozzano, L. Three-quarter-sister to PIVOTAL (GB), Resurgence (GB) (dam of ARAAFA (IRE) ), half-sister to Pursuit of Charge (GB) (dam of PIPERITA (GB) ). This is her eleventh foal. Dam of nine foals to race, eight winnersCAPTAIN LARS (09 c. by Captain Al). 5 wins from 1450m to 1800m, R379,550, to 2013-14, Turffontein Drum Star H., L, Clairwood Save the Children Christmas Party H., 2d Turffontein Wolf Power H., L. Alascan Maiden (10 f. by Captain Al). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, R276,775, to 2014-15, Turffontein Picnic Site H., 2d Clairwood Devon Air S., L, Kenilworth Perfect Promise H., L, 3d Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3, 4th Greyville Thekwini S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1. Polar Fonic (GB) (03 c. by Zafonic (USA) ). 9 wins from 1500m to 2100m, Milan Premio Berlingo, Premio Enrico Luling Buschetti. Falcharge (GB) (06 c. by Falbrav (IRE) ). 8 wins from 1800m to 2800m, €138,065, Milan Premio Sormano, Premio Caffaro, 4th Milan Premio Emanuele Filiberto, L, Rome Premio Signorino, L. Polar Cadeaux (GB) (05 f. by Cadeaux Genereux (GB) ). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1600m, Milan Premio Osnago, 4th Milan Premio Nogara, L. Dam ofZisabel (ITY). Winner at 1500m in Italy. Polarmix (GB) (02 f. by Linamix (FR) ). Winner at 1600m, Milan Premio Gorgonzola, 2d Milan Premio Calenzone. Dam ofPaso Lungo (ITY) (Munir (GB) ). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1600m, 1650m, 2d 1st damCriterium di Pisa, L. Tycoon Touch (08 by Captain Royal Applause (GB)). Winner 1600m, R158,950, TRINITY HOUSE, Al. 5 wins-4 at 2-toat 1400m, R573,360, 2d Greyville Pipemech H., Afri Roads and Civils H. Scottsville Umzimkhulu S.,Scottsville Gr.3, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3, Kruseman (GB) Perfect (07 g. byPromise Doyen (IRE) Winner at 2m in Cape 2014 inFillies GB. Guineas, Kenilworth H., ).L, 2d Kenilworth Polar Trip Sceptre (11 f. by S., Trippi (USA)Choice ). Placed to 1400m to 2014-15. Gr.2. Sister to Gr.1, Gr.2, Carriers Championship, Halling Charge (GB) (04 f. by Halling (USA)). Unraced. DamThis of- is her first foal. Never Forever, half-sister to VERCINGETORIX. Oglum Berat (TUR) (Victory Gallop (CAN) ). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 2nd dam1400m to 2015 in Turkey, 2d Ankara Karayel, L, Queen Elizabeth II L, Istanbul Çaldiran, L, 3d Istanbul L. at 2-to 1400m, NationalCup, Vixen, by National Assembly (CAN) . Sakarya, 5 wins-1 R261,592, 2d Kenilworth Champagne S., Gr.3, Ladies Mile, L, Olympic 2nd Duel dam S., L, 3d Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Kannemeyer Racing Stables TAKEMidwinter CHARGES., (GB) , byKenilworth Last Tycoon (IRE).S.,Unraced. Half-sisterDiana to Fearless 4th Sceptre Gr.2, Durbanville S., Gr.3, Revival of L. PIVOTAL ). Dam of 6 (dam foals,of all raced, 5 Kenilworth (GB) Prix (dam du Cap, Half-sister (GB) to Lady Camilla CHARLIES winners, ISLAND). inc:Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:Polar Charge (GB) (Polar Falcon ). 2 wins.3YO SeeColt above. VERCINGETORIX (Silvano (GER)(USA) ). Champion in South Africa in Pursuit of Charge (GB). 2 from wins1400m to 1500m, Milan Premio Olona. HK$1,400,000, Dam of2012-13. 7 wins to 2000m, R1,410,000, PIPERITA (GB) (Observatory (USA) 2 wins 2, €89,199, Milan Premio 5,156,350Dhs, to 2014-15 in SA). and U.A.E,at Greyville Daily News 2000 Vittorio Crespi, L, 3d Milan Premio Royal Mares, L.





1st dam Budding Beauty, by Lambent Light (USA). 4 wins from 1000m to 2000m, R163,637, 3d Arlington Jockey Club S., L. Half-sister to MELTING MOMENTS, YANKEE CLIPPER (dam of SHEA SHEA), Senor Senna. This is her sixth foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Dam of four foals to race, two winners, inc:LEEWARD (08 f. by Captain Al). 4 wins at 2, R197,525, Kenilworth Irridescence S., L. 2nd dam GEORGIE GORGEOUS, by Northfields (USA) . Unraced. Half-sister to FOV'S FAVOURITE. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:MELTING MOMENTS (Captain Al). 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R384,795, Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L, Lady's Pendant S., L, 2d Arlington Jockey Club S., L, 4th Fairview Breeders Guineas, L. YANKEE CLIPPER (Jallad (USA) ). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, Kenilworth Ladies Mile, L, 4th Kenilworth Winter Classic, Gr.3. Dam ofSHEA SHEA (National Emblem). Champion Older Male Sprinter in UAE Arlington Jockey Club S., , 4th Fairview Breeders Guineas,



1st dam CORDIAL REPORT, by Spectrum (IRE) . Raced once. Half-sister to HIGHLAND NIGHT, WARM WHITE NIGHT, PRINCE ASAD, NIGHT WATCH, Vogue (dam of FORT VOGUE, WHATALADY WHATALADY), Niteinthewoods (dam of WINTER- INTHEWOODS). This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO. ofRock KLAWERVLEI STUD. Seven Nights (12 f.Account by Seventh (AUS)). Unraced.

Lot 87 UNNAMED Stable A35 2nd dam Bay filly THOUSAND NIGHTS, by Foveros (GB). 8 wins-1 at 2-fromFoaled 1000m14.09.2013 to 1700m, R195,800, GosforthAlJubilee H., L, 4th Newmarket TC George Azzie Memorial Sire Mufti (USA) Roberto (USA) ........... Hail to Reason (USA) H., L, Vaal Ascot-On-Vaal Sprint H., L. Sister to Powder Keg, half-sister to Captain Al Finish. Dam of 11 foals, all raced, Lassie (USA) ......... Buckpasser (USA) Sleek 8 Dear winners, inc:1996 Off(Badger to War Land (USA) Complete WarriorOlder (USA) ........ (USA) HIGHLAND NIGHT ). Champion MaleDewan Stayer in (FR) South Africa in 2003-04. 9 wins Infanta from ................................. 1600m to 3200m, Jamaico R971,250, Dam Goldkeeper (USA) Lonsdale Mr. Prospector a Native Greyville Gold Cup, Gr.1-twice, Stirrup(USA) Cup,Raise Gr.3, Travel(USA) SM Give MeH., Five of Dreams (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN) 2d Greyville Gold Vase, Gr.2, 3dChapel Turffontein Casper Panelbeaters H. 2006 Dance (Western Celebre Winter Jallad (USA) Groom (FR) WARM WHITE NIGHT (USA) ). 7..............Blushing wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, Isadora Duncan .... Dancing Champ (USA)

CAPTAIN AL (SAF) (Bay 1996-Stud 2001). 9 wins-3 at 2, Kenilworth Cape Argus Guineas, Gr.1. Leading Sire of 2YOs in Sth. Af. 5 times. Sire of 630 rnrs, 463 wnrs, 48 SW, inc. All is Secret (Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1), Captain's Lover, Captain's Gal, Hill Fifty Four, Captain of All, Emerald Cove, Carry on Alice, Exhilaration, Cap Alright, Fragrant Al, Townsend, Dance With Al, Captain's Call, Captain's Wild, etc.



1st dam GIVE ME FIVE, by Goldkeeper (USA). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1150m, 1200m, R704,150, Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein Camellia S., Gr.2, Sycamore Sprint, Gr.3, 2d Clairwood Protea Truck and Bus Parts P., Scottsville Natal Associated Agencies P., Turffontein Racing Express P., Vaal Emperors Palace Charity Mile P., 3d Turffontein Awesome Giveaways at Ladies Night P., 4th Turffontein Acacia H., Gr.3, Sycamore Sprint, Gr.3. This is her first foal. 2nd dam DANCE CELEBRE, by Jallad (USA) . 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m. Sister to Silver Stream, half-sister to CONSENSUAL, DANCE ALONG. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:GIVE ME FIVE (Goldkeeper (USA) ). 4 wins. See above. In Camera. 4 wins at 1200m, R210,950. Cape Ballet. 3 wins to 1200m. 3rd dam ISADORA DUNCAN, by Dancing Champ (USA) . 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m. Half-sister to Private Lives (dam of TATLER). Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, all winners, inc:CONSENSUAL (Camden Park (USA) ). Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa in 2008. 5 wins at 2, R513,750, Greyville Golden Slipper, Gr.1, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3, 3d Greyville Debutante S., Gr.2, KZN Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, 4th Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1. Dam ofAd Idem (Jet Master). Winner at 2 in 2013-14, 2d Meydan UAE One 1st damThousand Guineas Trial, 3d Scottsville Debutante H., Gr.2. LAPTOP LADY, by Al(Rakeen Mufti (USA) . ).Raced twice. Hockey Corner DANCE ALONG (USA) 6 wins fromHalf-sister 1600m toto 2000m, R387,050, (dam of WHITELINE This is herTC ninth Dam Greyville Gold BraceletFEVER). S., Gr.2, Newmarket Allezfoal. France H.,ofL.eight Damfoals ofto race, allDancer. winnersChestnut 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, R206,025, to 2014-15, JAY PEG (03 c. by Camden Park (USA) ). Champion 3YO Colt in South Africa Kenilworth Berk Enterprses H., 2d Kenilworth Birchwood Hotel H. in 2006-07. wins-3 1400m to 2000m, Silver Stream 10 (Jallad (USA) ).at 32-from wins-1 at 2-at 1700m, R1,405,890, 1800m, 3d S$1,710,000, 11,473,320Dhs in SA, Singapore and U.A.E, Singapore Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3. Airlines International Cup, Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Derby, Laurie's Dancer. 5 wins from 1300m to 1600m, to 2014-15, FairviewGr.1, SoccerNad 6 Sheba Dubai Duty Free, Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, Legend Dancer. 3 wins from 1000m to 1600m, R177,475, to 2014-15, Selangor On Cup, Gr.2, Cape S., Gr.3, 2d Greyville Guineas, Greyville Tap Hillcrest H.,Classic 2d Scottsville Track and Ball KZN Gaming H. al Sheba S., Gr.2-twice, Kenilworth Cape SilverGr.2, Chord.Nad 4 wins from Jebel 1200mHatta to 2000m, 4th Kenilworth Final Fling S., Breeders Equimark S., L, 3d Nad al Sheba Etisalat Greentune H. Sire. Gr.3. Producer. CYBER CASE (04 g. by Casey Tibbs (IRE) ). 9 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, R944,755, Turffontein Lebelo Sprint H., Gr.3, Vaal Hampton H., L, 4th dam Griqualand Association Turffontein H., IN CAMERA, by Racing Contraband (GB) . 6 Sprint, wins-1 at 2-fromRacing 1000mExpress to 1600m, ArlingtonStuttafords Arlington Flying H., Vaal Racing Association Divided Milnerton Fillies Five Guineas, Gr.1, Kenilworth Sceptre S.,H., L, 2d Turffontein Gr.2, Griqualand Betting World Sprint.Fillies Diana S., L, 2d Merchants Scottsville H., Natal Fillies Sprint S., Gr.2, 3d Natal Guineas, Gr.2. Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, all winners.

# 103 | BY SILVANO




1st dam SCHOOL ASSEMBLY, by National Assembly (CAN) . 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1300m, R500,625, Newmarket TC Starling S., L, 2d Clairwood Tibouchina S., Gr.2, Greyville South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Newmarket TC November H., Gr.2, Turffontein Three Troikas S., Gr.3, Acacia H., Gr.3, Greyville Flamboyant S., L, Renounce S., L, Vaal Goldfields Account of Turffontein KLAWERVLEI STUD. Sprint H., L, Newmarket TC Racing Express P., 4th Turffontein Camellia S., LotGr.2. 46 Three-quarter-sister UNNAMED to The Taj (dam of AGRA). This isStable her fifthA37 foal. Bay filly Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race, inc:- Foaled 26.10.2013 Silence Descends (11 c. by Captain Al). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1200m to Sire Al Mufti (USA) Roberto ........... 2014-15, Turffontein Thankyou for Joing Us(USA) Today H. Hail to Reason (USA) Captain Al (12 f. by Oracy (NZ)). Unraced.Lassie Dear (USA) ......... Buckpasser (USA) Be Seated 1996

Off to War Complete Warrior (USA) ........ Dewan (USA) Infanta ................................. Jamaico (FR) 2nd dam VISIONARY, by Best by Royal Test (USA) . Winner at 1300m. to FANCIFUL Dam Academy (USA) Nijinsky (CAN)Half-sister ........Northern Dancer (CAN) (A RG ) (dam of COVER LOOK), RADICAL (ARG) , Fancy Her (dam of HER Bridget's Academy (AUS) Crimson Saint (USA) .Crimson Satan (USA) WAY). Dam of 11 Pokey foals, Hill 10 (AUS) to race, 9 Rory's winners, 2003 WAY Jester inc:(AUS) ..... Crown Jester (AUS) Willow Brook (NZ) ........... Sir Tristram (IRE)

CAPTAIN AL (SAF) (Bay 1996-Stud 2001). 9 wins-3 at 2, Kenilworth Cape Argus Guineas, Gr.1. Leading Sire of 2YOs in Sth. Af. 5 times. Sire of 630 rnrs, 463 wnrs, 48 SW, inc. All is Secret (Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1), Captain's Lover, Captain's Gal, Hill Fifty Four, Captain of All, Emerald Cove, Carry on Alice, Exhilaration, Cap Alright, Fragrant Al, Townsend, Dance With Al, Captain's Call, Captain's Wild, etc.



1st dam Bridget's Academy (AUS), by Royal Academy (USA). Winner at 2, 3d Greyville Golden Slipper, Gr.1. This is her sixth foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race, inc:BLACK TOGA (09 g. by Black Minnaloushe (USA)). 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1400m, 1450m, R446,015, Clairwood Gatecrasher S., L, Spar Juvenile P., Kenilworth Book for l'Ormarins Queens P., 2d Greyville Premier's Champion S., Gr.1, Betting World Mobile Magic Juvenile P., 3d Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, Scottsville Pinnacle S. Bridget Dubois (12 f. by Count Dubois (GB) ). Unraced. 2nd dam POKEY HILL (AUS) , by Rory's Jester (AUS) . Winner at 1100m, STC NSW Blind Cricket Association P. Half-sister to Amoroso (AUS) (dam of ARINOSA (AUS) ). Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:Bridget's Academy (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA) ). Winner. See above. Braebrook (AUS) . 12 wins to 1200m, A$171,150, BTC Queensland Villages H., Air New Zealand H., QTC Pacific Prince H. Great Stookan (AUS). 7 wins at 1000m, 1100m in Aust. Arise Augustus (AUS). Winner at 1100m in 2013-14 in Aust. 3rd dam

BROOK , by Sir Tristram . Winner at 1600m in Aust. Half-sister # WILLOW 50to |SARSON BY DYNASTY COLT TRAIL - ROYAL TREASURE . Dam of 11 named (NZ)



foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:Amoroso (AUS) (Revoque (IRE) ). 3 wins at 1300m, A$82,980, MRC Turf 1st dam Ruler H., SAJC Lakes Resort Hotel H., 2d MRC Boronia S., L, 3d SAJC CAPTAIN'S bySAJC Captain Al. 2S.,wins at 2,of-R219,250, Scottsville BalcrestCALL, S., L, 4th Dermody Gr.3. Dam Debutante (AUS) S., Gr.2, Air toS.,1550m, 4th Scottsville Allan ARINOSA (Dash3d for Clairwood Cash (AUS) ).Devon 9 wins A$579,190, to Robertson Fillies Gr.1. This isS.,her second foal.Card DamS.,of 2013-14, ATCChampionship, Premiere S., Gr.2, Sapphire Gr.2, Birthday one foal to race. Gr.3, XXXX Gold H., Hyland Race Colours H., Iconic Race H., 2d VRCAccount Lavazza Short Black P., Gr.3, STUD 4th BRC(As Glenlogan Park S., Gr.3. of KLAWERVLEI Agent). 2nd dam Petertwonames - Superb Legend (Sing.) (AUS). 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, Lot 67 COUNTING Stable B21 EVENING STANDARD, by London News.TC 2 STARS winsH., at Kranji 1800m, 2000m. Dam of 7 A$40,880, S$434,682, Singapore Open B S.-twice. Bay colt Foaled foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:Willow Wind (AUS). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, MRC Monarch16.10.2013 Spas H. CAPTAIN'S CALL (Captain Al). 2 wins. See above. Sire (USA) 1450m, Storm CatR178,125, (USA) .............. Bird (CAN) 4th damConsent. 2 Forest King's wins Wildcat at 1200m, toStorm 2014-15, Vaal Var Victoria Beauty (USA) Bold Native ST. (USA) BRIDGET'S WELL (NZ) , H., by 2d Three (GB) . 2 wins-1 at 2-at Emerald Cup Raceday VaalLegs H., ..... Racing. It's1200m, a (USA) Rush 1999 AJC Loma Preata (USA) Zilzal ......................... (USA) H.,Book L, STC West Pymble H., 4th(USA) BATC Courier MailNureyev Classic, L. H.,Analie 3d Vaal a Table H. Halley's Comeback (USA) Key to the Kingdom (USA) Half-sister to Bold Show (NZ). Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:Dam Golden(AUS) Thatch (IRE) .............. Thatch (USA) SARSON TRAIL -Goldmark ROYAL TREASURE (Royal Academy (USA) ). 8 3rd dam wins-2 1800m, M$4,704,200 in Aust. LADYCrisis ELECT,atby2-from Elliodor1000m (FR) . 3 to wins atPillow 2,A$177,980, Milnerton Boland S., Dollar Talk............. Royal Breeders' Prerogative (GB)L, and Macau, MVRC Stutt S., Gr.2, Macau Derby, Macau Thoroughbred Breeders Fillies Futurity, L, 4thChelyabinsk Kenilworth 1994 Kenilworth GranBill Moza (ARG) Hard Fighter (IRE) .................Habitat (USA) H., VATC John C Reilly H., 2d SAJCAlamosa Breeders' S.,...................El Gr.2. (ARG) Califa (ARG) VAR (USA) (Black or Brown 1999-Stud 2005). 7 wins to 1200m, Longchamp Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1. Leading South African First Season Sire 2008-09. Sire of 332 rnrs, 250 wnrs, 28 SW, inc. Variety Club (Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1), Via Africa, Val de Ra, Normanz, Villandry, Contador, August Rush, Harry Lime, Varikate, Happy Forever, Princess of Light, Vacherin, Twitter, Valdivia, Miss October, Variometer, Sea Cat, etc.

# 67 | BY VAR


1st dam DOLLAR CRISIS, by Goldmark. 2 wins at 1200m, 2d Durbanville Dahlia H., Kenilworth Odessa Stud P., 3d Durbanville Longchamp H. This is her tenth foal. Dam of eight foals to race, six winners, inc:BIG CITY LIFE (05 c. by Casey Tibbs (IRE)). Champion 3YO Colt in South Africa in 2009. 8 wins from 1400m to 2200m, R3,939,750, Clairwood Gold Challenge, Gr.1, Greyville Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Durban July H., Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Derby, Gr.1, Greyville KZN Guineas, Gr.2, Fairview Racing Association S., L, 2d Kenilworth Green Point S., Gr.2, Scottsville Byerley Turk P., Gr.3, Kenilworth Equimark S., Sarabande Pinnacle P., 3d Kenilworth Queen's P., Gr.1, Clairwood BP Chatsworth S. CASH REGISTER (07 f. by Casey Tibbs (IRE) ). 4 wins from 1200m to 1800m, R321,010, Kenilworth Final Fling S., Gr.3, Ladies Mile, L, Cree Lodge H., 2d Kenilworth ICA Laboratories P. Albarakah (08 g. by Almushtarak (IRE) ). 6 wins at 1200m, R320,850, to 2014-15, Fairview H., Epol S., Scottsville Dick Whittington Shoes H., 2d Scottsville Soccer 10 P., 3d Clairwood KZN Summer Challenge 1200, Fairview Racing Association H., Scottsville Rugby 5 H. El Guerrouj (04 g. by Casey Tibbs (IRE) ). 2 wins at 1600m, Kenilworth Betting World Mobile Betting H. Nargano (02 g. by Eli's Star). 3 wins at 2000m, 2d Scottsville Truray's Cars P. Dungeon Dragon (11 f. by Dynasty). Winner at 1600m in 2014-15.

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Gran Moza (ARG), by Hard Fighter (IRE). 4 wins to 1200m in Argentina, 2d San Isidro Clasico Olavarria, Gr.3, 3d Palermo Clasico General Arenales, 1st dam Gr.3, 4th Palermo Clasico Republica de Panama, Gr.3. Sister to HARD HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD , by4Street Cry (IRE) . 5 wins-1 at 2-from UP (ARG) . Dam of 6 foals, 5 (AUS) to race, winners, inc:1200m to 2 1600m, Dollar Crisis. wins.R1,502,375, See above. Turffontein Three Troikas S., Gr.3, Fillies Mile, Gr.3, Computaform Rating P., Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, 2d Turffontein Gauteng Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Kenilworth Betting World P., 3rd dam ALAMOSA (ARG) , by El CalifaAlgoa (ARG) Winner at 1600m in Argentina. Half-sister 3d Vaal Betting World Cup H., 4th Turffontein South African Fillies Account of .KLAWERVLEI STUD. to Alicante , AngelDiana Bravo (ARG) , This Angelfish (ARG) , Atractivo Classic, Gr.1,(ARG) Durbanville S., Gr.3. is her first foal. Lot(ARG) 109 UNNAMED Stable B17 . Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, all winners, inc:Bay colt Foaled 30.09.2013 HARD in 1983. 6 2nd damUP (ARG) (Hard Fighter (IRE)). Champion Sprinter in Argentina wins Argentina, San Isidro G.PDam . Felixofde Alzaga foals, Unzue,3 Gr.1, Clasico SONERIA (AUS)in , by Filante (NZ) . Unraced. 6 named to race, inc:SireHOLLYWOODBOULEVARD Gone West (USA) Mr. Prospector (USA) Raise aBeneficencia Native (USA) Cyllene, Gr.2, Palermo Clasico la ). Loteria de laSee (AUS)Aniversario (Street Cryde(IRE) 5 wins. above. Western Winter (USA) Secrettame (USA) ........... Secretariat Nacional, Isidro G.P. Felix de Alzaga Unzue, Gr.1, (USA) G.P. Solidxaar (AUS) . Gr.2, Placed2dto San 1250m in Aust. 1992 Hostess Vicede Regent (CAN) .Northern Suipacha, Gr.1, Chilly 4th San Isidro(CAN) G.P. Felix Alzaga Unzue, Gr.1.Dancer Sire. (CAN) Lady (USA) .... Impressive (USA) Gran Moza (ARG) (Hard Fighter (IRE) ). 4 Impressive wins. See above. 3rd dam Dam National Assembly (CAN) ......Half-sister Danzig (USA)to Hard Woman (ARG) . 3, National wins inEmblem Argentina. Dam at ofMOPARRABELLE (AUS) by Marscay (AUS). Placed 1500m in Aust. 6 wins from 1200m Argentina, La Plata Anytime (AUS).. Dam of 8 named foals, 4toPage................ to1600m race, 2inwinners, inc:Main Kalispera Emblem (ARG) Title Welsh Harmony (IRE) Especial de San Isidro, 2d (USA) La 2d Plata Panama, Beau Glass (AUS) .Hipodromo 4 wins from 1800m to 2200m, BTCHandicap Maurice Blackburn 2000 Mahanna (AUS) Bellotto ...........Mr. Prospector (USA) 4th La Plata Clasico Manuel F y Emilio CameoGnecco, CountessGr.3. (AUS) ..Producer. Crown Jester (AUS) WESTERN WINTER (USA) (Brown 1992-Stud 1997). 5 wins, Hialeah Joseph M O'Farrell S., L. Champion Sire in South Africa 3 times. Sire of 688 rnrs, 546 wnrs, 81 SW, inc. Yard-Arm (South African Derby, Gr.1), What a Winter, Winter Solstice, Capetown Noir, Lady Windermere, Bad Girl Runs, Ice Cube, Argonaut, Fearless, Set Afire, Warm White Night, Surveyor, Covenant, Solo Traveller, On Her Toes, Nania, Fair Maiden, Swartland, etc.



1st dam Main Emblem, by National Emblem. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R209,225, 2d Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, Clairwood Hibiscus S., L, Fairview Lady's Pendant S., L, 3d Turffontein Ruffian S., L. Half-sister to Monterey Bay. This is her sixth foal. Dam of five foals to race, four winnersCaptain's Emblem (07 f. by Captain Al). 5 wins at 1200m, R263,960, Kenilworth New Turf Carriers H., 2d Kenilworth Olympic Duel S., L. Ribbons for Thee (06 f. by Captain Al). 3 wins at 1000m, R208,750, Fairview Racing Association H., 2d Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L, Kenilworth Laisserfaire S., L, Mala Mala Game Reserve H. Mainmast (09 f. by Captain Al). 3 wins at 1200m, R172,945, Scottsville Royal Natal Carbineers Association H. Virtual Emblem (10 c. by Jay Peg). Winner at 1000m in 2013-14. Emblem Ahoy (12 f. by Captain Al). Raced once. 2nd dam MAHANNA (AUS), by Bellotto (USA) . Unplaced. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:Main Emblem (National Emblem). 3 wins. See above. Monterey Bay (Tiger Dance (USA) ). Winner at 1300m in Zimbabwe, 2d Borrowdale Thoroughbred Breeders Champagne S., L. Dual Alliance. 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R408,125, to 2013-14, Vaal Toya Delazy Live H., Thank You for Your Patronage H., Rugby 5 H. Tel: Spanish (023) 616 2980 | Fax: (023) 616 2548in |2014-15. Cell: 082 880 7943 | Dawn. Winner at 1150m, R165,450,

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Noble Mission (blue, pink, and white silks) wins the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr-I)

Noble Mission and Declaration of War bring international flair to the North American Thoroughbred breeding industry.

WORLD CLASS STALLIONS IN NORTH AMERICA By Bunny Hinzman / Photos by Laura Battles




oble Mission faces his first year as a stallion, but he is primed and ready: this full-brother to Frankel is equipped with a striking pedigree and an exceptional racing career. Sired by the brilliant Galileo, Noble Mission fits the needs of American breeders, bringing a full and powerful build to the shed. The bay horse hails from consistent sires and broodmares. His own dam, Kind, performed well on the racetrack, winning a listed stakes race, and finishing third in a Gr-III event. Kind is a half-sister to Powerscout, a Gr-I winner who earned just short of two million dollars on the racetrack. Her son Noble Mission had a solid racing career of his own in which he reached his peak during his final year of competition. The bay horse was trained first by the late Sir Henry Cecil until mid-2013, then Lady Cecil for the remainder of his career. Like his celebrated brother, Frankel, Noble Mission was bred and campaigned by Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms. The son of Galileo started only once as a two year old in 2011, finishing second, bested by a decisive five lengths. In 2012, as Frankel overwhelmed the racing world as a four year old, the three year old Noble Mission would prove to be a promising horse with a commendable record. He won his first two starts by 3 ¾ lengths then a neck in a listed stakes race respectively. Noble Mission then ran second in another listed stakes race, beaten by only ¼ length. In June, he moved up to Group II company at Royal Ascot in the King Edward VII Stakes. At the 1 ½ mile distance on soft turf, he finished second-best out of five. Thomas Chippendale defeated the Frankel brother by only a half-length. Noble Mission would realize his first Group victory in his next start, the bet365 Gordon Stakes (Gr-III). This race was contested at the same distance, but on that day, the course’s footing came up as good. He was first to the final post by a nose over the eventual St Leger winner and Triple Crown upsetter, Encke. However, not yet reaching his best form, Noble Mission finished fourth out of six in the Gr-II Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York. In his final outing of the year, he was second-best in The St Simon Stakes (Gr-III), defeated by a ½ length to Hazel Lavery. At four, his record only shows one win in a listing stakes race. While never winning at a high level in 2013, he never finished worse than fourth. Noble Mission would improve with time, as he would only be beaten twice out of seven starts in 2014. In his 2014 debut, Noble Mission was second, defeated only by a quarter length to Cubanita in The John Porter Stakes (GIII). In this contest, and all his starts that year, James Doyle was aboard. Then, thirteen days later, Noble Mission dominated the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes (GIII) on soft ground at Sandown. In this ten furlong event, he defeated Telescope by nine lengths. Following this race, Noble Mission defeated Telescope a second time in the Betfair Price Rush Huxley Stakes (for the Tradesman’s Cup) (Gr-III). As the favorite in the six horse field, he was 2 ¼ lengths superior over the 10 ½ furlong distance on soft footing at Chester. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


In his next start, the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr-I), Noble Mission fully realized his capabilities. On the Curragh’s testing turf, Noble Mission quickly gained the lead on the 10 ½ furlong journey. Halfway through the Gold Cup, he led by one length and was well-clear with two furlongs remaining. However, Coolmore Stud’s Magician would shorten the margin nearing the wire. Nonetheless, Noble Mission held on strong to win by 1 ¼ lengths. At Saint-Cloud on good to soft footing, Noble Mission faced six other rivals in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Gr-I). In this 1 ½ mile contest, the respected Galileo son established the lead, drawing away from the field by as much as three lengths. Two furlongs out, Doyle began urging the horse, but as he neared the wire, he tired and his lead diminished. Though he was beaten a head by Spiritjim at the wire, he was declared the winner. Spiritjim had competed with a banned substance and was swiftly disqualified. Noble Mission started in Germany’s Grosser Dallmayr-PreisBayerisches Zuchtrehnnen Stakes (Gr-I) the following month. With a wide trip on soft ground, he was defeated only ½ length by the three year old Lucky Lion. Following in his acclaimed older full-brother’s path, Noble Mission would have his final race in the QIPCO Champions Stakes (Gr-I) at Ascot Racecourse. Over the 1 ¼ mile distance on heavy turf, he settled into his usual pacemaking position, but faced a challenge two furlongs from the wire. However, Noble Mission battled his opponents with strength and held his lead to win by a head over the admirably consistent six year old, Al Kazeem. In November 2014, it was announced that the Cartier Older Horse and three-time Group I winner would stand at Lane’s End in Lexington, Kentucky. The leading North American farm purchased majority interest in the stallion, and would stand him in association with Juddmonte Farms for a generous $25,000. Lane’s End owner, Will Farish, stated on the farm’s website, “Many of the world’s best stallions are in Europe and we feel the need to revert to the days of importing top class European horses to stand in America.We’re confident he can add to the long list of influential stallions like Nasrullah, Roberto, Nureyev, Lyphard, Kingmambo, etc. to become a successful stallion here.” Declaration of War Though bred in North America, he raced primarily in Europe. Sired by a top American stallion, War Front, Declaration of War is an auspicious addition to the Thoroughbred’s bloodlines. Declaration of War is a striking design of strength and power – a true product of his pedigree. He runs as a living, breathing testament of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector. Legendary broodmare sires such as Princequillo, Blushing Groom, and Northern Dancer sons Danzig and Nijinsky all stake claim to Declaration of War’s heritage. As if an accompaniment of fine wine with Chateau Briand, his dam,Tempo West, is a half-sister to the Belmont Stakes (GI) winner Union Rags. Northern Dancer resonates through generations of Declaration of War, arming him for battle against the fiercest competitors. War Front has the great patriarch on both top and bottom of his pedigree – he is by Danzig and out of a mare by Rubiano (a son of Fappiano and a Nijinsky mare). Declaration of War’s dam has an equally significant amount of this blood: her second dam was by 50


Noble Mission before winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr-I)

Nijinsky. Her sire, Rahy, is out of a mare by Halo (a son of Cosmah, a top-notch producer and daughter of Almahmoud). He is a prime example of versatility. He proved himself a leading force in international racing as well as on dirt in North America’s premier race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) in which he finished a close third to Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge. In early 2012, Coolmore Stud acquired interest in Declaration of War and he was consequently transferred to Ballydoyle after two respectable wins as a juvenile. Battling an additional setback during that time, trainer Aidan O’Brien worked diligently to get the colt back to the races before the end of the racing season. “When you get a young horse that was as attractive as he was, you are very hopeful…He was very special from the beginning and he has proven himself over time,” said Joe Allen, the breeder and co-owner of the colt during his racing campaign. The goal of his three-year-old campaign: to build experience before his four-year-old season when he would be challenged by top older horses. In September, he would make his three-year-old debut at the Curragh for the Solonaway Stakes (Gr-III). Joseph O’Brien got the leg up on Declaration of War for the first time. In the one mile contest, the colt experienced his first career defeat, finishing fourth-best. Following the four length loss, the War Front son returned to the same venue for his next outing. Declaration of War would have to journey into uncharted territory when he had to compete at the 1 ¼ mile distance and the course came up as heavy. In a show of

Declaration of War at Coolmore Stud’s Irish division in 2014

stamina and versatility, he finished the event convincingly, winning with a notable 3 ½ length advantage over his nearest rival. Declaration of War’s connections tested his abilities further when they opted to run the colt back off a short rest. He had just a five day break before his next race – the Diamond Stakes (Gr-III). Over Dundalk’s all-weather oval, he won the 1 mile, two furlong, 150 yard race by ½ lengths. In doing so, he made his record a perfect 3-0 on synthetic footing. Declaration of War retreated to his Ballydoyle camp until the following year. In 2013, Declaration of War made his four-year-old debut in Leopardstown’s Heritage Stakes. However, his return to the track was drenched with rain and the turf course came up as soft. Nonetheless, it did not hamper his return to the races. The substantial colt won the 1 mile race by 2 ½ lengths. Next time out, though, he would finish a distant fifth-best to Farhh in the twelve-horse Lockinge Stakes (Gr-I). However, this disappointing finish did not prevent Declaration of War from traveling to Ascot Racecourse’s pristine green for the most important event thus far - perhaps the most storied contest of Royal Ascot’s meet – the Queen Anne Stakes. The race kicks off the week-long meeting attracting the world’s best milers. In the 2013 renewal, the footing came up as good for the impressive thirteen horse lineup. Though fractious at the break, Declaration of War did not expend much energy before settling comfortably into fifth on the far side, sharing that position with Animal Kingdom. As the tempo quickened, Joseph O’Brien allowed his mount to travel towards the

outer rail in search of daylight. He found a small opening and boldly unleashed his charge’s commanding kick. The robust bay tackled the leaders and sallied to the lead in deep stretch. He passed the final post ¾ lengths ahead of his nearest opponent. Declaration of War’s Queen Anne win was the glorious payoff of patience and perseverance from his connections. Declaration of War may have been a surprise to some with his win in Royal Ascot’s storied opening race. In his next outing, Declaration of War offered a formidable runnerup effort to Al Kazeem in the Eclipse Stakes (Gr-I). He was blessed when Sandown’s turf was rated as good to firm on the sunny afternoon. At the start of the 1 ¼ mile race, the entire field broke alertly and Declaration of War was third-fastest from the gates. Joseph O’Brien promptly steadied his mount to near the back of the field. Though he restrained Declaration of War throughout the race, the colt settled comfortably in fourth. Into the stretch, Declaration of War traveled wide to make his bid for the lead. However, his stablemate Mars drifted to the outer rail and seemed to impede on his drive. When Declaration of War did get a clear shot for the lead, O’Brien seemed to have trouble igniting his finishing kick. Nonetheless, Declaration of War was able to quicken mid-stretch and cover enough ground to get the edge over Mukhadram for second. The colt’s next race came in the form of the Sussex Stakes (Gr-I) where he faced a challenging lineup that included the top threeyear-olds Dawn Approach and Toronado. Assigned to start from INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Declaration of War in preparation for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI)

the third-farthest stall from the rail, Declaration of War had a somewhat awkward break. It did not prevent him from keeping up with his rivals; Declaration of War was brought back to fourth in the strung out field. However, in these early portions of the race, he never seemed to cover the ground fluidly.

most recent outing, the International Stakes (Gr-I) over York’s good to firm turf. The War Front son faced Trading Leather, Al Kazeem,Toronado, and the consistent performer, Hillstar.

Declaration of War marched onto the Deauville turf for his next GI attempt in the Prix Jacques Le Marois. He would face some difficult adversaries: aside from trying to turn the tables on Dawn Approach, he would have to overwhelm the magnificent French filly, Moonlight Cloud. In the one mile event, Ryan Moore would navigate the Irish-based colt over the straight course.

Coming off his International Stakes victory, Declaration of War’s connections entertained the prospect of racing him on British Champions’ Day. However, the soft condition of Ascot’s turf tuned them away and they would run him straight into the Breeders’ Cup Classic off the International.

Declaration of War was actually slow from the gates but showed his usual eagerness upon getting into stride. He galloped into Into the stretch, Joseph O’Brien angled the four-year-old to the third behind the pacesetting Trading Leather and Al Kazeem. outside. Declaration of War’s stride extended to quickly cover Declaration of War maintained his good stalking position on the the ground that separated him from the charging chestnut Dawn rail throughout the early fractions of the race. At the top of the Approach. He fought on willingly but couldn’t surpass the 2,000 homestretch, he was brought out from the inside for a clear Guineas (Gr-I) winner. Bidding for the three-year-old division title, shot at the lead. He charged down the grass strip with flying the eventual winner Toronado surged from out of the clouds and strides and seemed the best horse in a three-way fight with passed Declaration of War. Defeated by a total of three lengths the pacemaking duo. Al Kazeem and Trading Leather could not in the 1 mile race at Goodwood, he nonetheless offered an hold off the brawny bay’s relentless pursuit and eventually tired. Declaration of War powered ahead to win by 1 ¼ lengths. exceptional effort.

In the Prix Jacques Le Marois, Declaration of War broke second closest from the rail and was bumped at the start. The field spread out in a wall across the course and Declaration of War was held back behind them. He came under urging with less than six hundred meters left, but couldn’t find an opening to run through until late in the race. Once he got clear, he came forward with a blasting kick and got up for fourth behind Moonlight Cloud, Olympic Glory, and Intello.Though he was defeated by two lengths, Declaration of War could have easily been the best horse that day. Declaration of War added a win to his impressive record in his 52


In the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Declaration of War saved ground during most of the race. However, O’Brien guided his mount towards the outer rail and unsuccessfully attempted to get the colt to switch leads. Declaration of War responded to O’Brien’s desperate ride by gaining ground on the leaders and finishing third to Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge by less than a length. In 2014, Declaration of War stood at Coolmore Stud’s Irish division for €40,000. With his first crop foaling this season, the War Front son stands at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky for $40,000.








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n 2002, he was crowned Equus South African Horse of the Year. As a 3 year old, he won the Vodacom Durban July from the widest draw of all. Since standing at stud, he has twice been named Equus Outstanding Sire and currently leads the General Sires List. He has already sired two sons who have been named South African Horse of the Year ; Irish Flame in his first year and Legislate in 2014. Legislate and another of his sons, Futura ,won the 2014 Vodacom Durban July and 2015 J & B Met, respectively and Futura has that rare claim to a Queens Plate / Met double. His courageous daughter, Beach Beauty, won eight awards in her career and was twice crowned KZN Horse of the Year and Equus Champion filly. She was honoured at Greyville Racecourse on Gold Cup day last year , as one of the greatest horses to race in South Africa. Her sire and the sire of Irish Flame, Legislate and Futura, is none other than home-grown hero, Dynasty. At the recent Cape Thoroughbred Sales at the Cape Town

By Michele Wing

Michele has a BA Hons in Industrial Psychology from the University of Cape Town and has worked both in industry and business , consulting in the fields of organisational change and leadership development . A desire to see other countries and experience different cultures , saw her temporarily leave mainstream and travel around the world . However , a love for Africa saw her return and involve herself in the thoroughbred industry : both in television broadcast for country’s National and Sporting Channels , and as a writer for various racing and equestrian publications .



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International Convention Centre in January, Dynasty rewrote the history books, by recording the highest priced colt and filly ever to be sold in South Africa. Maine Chance Farm’s lot 48, a colt out of a full sister to the stud’s own sire, Silvano, was knocked down for R5.2 m, to big game breeder, Piet du Toit. A filly, out of triple champion sprinter, Overarching, consigned by Highlands Stud, left the ring at R3.7m. “Dynasty recorded a staggering R1.72m average on the first night of the sale and finished up with a record R1.45m for 17 lots sold, says stallion manager, John Freeman. “He is enjoying his finest year both on the course and in the sale ring”, adds Freeman. Dynasty’s rise to fame is no chance happening, with his story having started many years ago, when Fieldspring Racing’s founder the late John Newsome, requested John Freeman and the Kannemeyers to buy him a Met winner that could make a stallion. Having come close to victory with the Jallad gelding, Free My Heart finishing an unlucky second to Angus in 2003, the search was on for a colt. Fieldspring Racing’s next horse was none other than Dynasty. With a win in the Daily News and Vodacom Durban July, Dynasty looked set to continue his run of success into the upcoming 2004 J and B Met. However , an injury sustained during his preparation saw him miss the race and out of work for six months. As life would have it, it wasn’t for Dynasty to win the Met for John Newsome, but instead , one of Dynasty’s sons, the handsome Futura. “Because Dynasty fulfilled 58


John’s dream to own a stallion that he bought as a yearling and now one of his sons has won the Met”, says Freeman, “I believe “we finally did it”, he smiles. “We fulfilled his wish”. John believes that if Dynasty had been owned by anyone else besides Fieldspring Racing, he would have most probably been sold, lost to South Africa and campaigned abroad. Trainer Herman Brown Jnr, made a very tempting offer after Dynasty’s impressive win in the Vodacom Durban July. However John Newsome felt Dynasty was ‘a horse for the people’ and not for sale at any price. It was a very generous decision with what is proving to be, far reaching consequences for the South African racing and breeding industries. A champion on the track and a champion in the breeding shed, Dynasty already has one son standing at stud, Jackson, who covered his first book of mares last season. As a multiple Group 1 winner, he was rated the best classic horse in South Africa in 2012 and 2013. He is out of a winning American mare, Moonlit Prairie, who was imported into the country by the late Graham Beck. Moonlit Prairie is by American Champion racehorse and outstanding sire, Cozzene, who won the Eclipse Award in 1985, for being America’s Champion Male Turf Horse. As successor to the throne , Jackson is best described as “a breathtaking stallion with movie star looks”, according to Freeman and stands alongside none other than his own father, Dynasty, at Highlands Farm.


“Jackson is a very easy stallion to deal with “, says Stud Manager, Mike Sharkey. “He is just like his father, who has a wonderful disposition”, he adds. One only has to remember back to Dynasty’s racing days, when he was often found sleeping in his stable after morning workouts. His trainer, Dean Kannemeyer, believed that Dynasty’s ability to remain calm, even on the busiest of feature racedays, allowed him to conserve energy for when it was needed the most. His race results bear testimony to this, as does his popularity with breeders and trainers, whose support and confidence has elevated him to champion sire status. “Both Dynasty and Jackson are very settled stallions”, says Sharkey. “On the farm, they never run up and down fences looking for mares and when Jackson has completed a covering, he will go back quietly to his stable and eat “, he adds. Wise horsemen and women credit good nature and temperament to good blood. Jackson’s grandsire and Dynasty’s sire is none other than Fort Wood. Freeman has long held the view that “Fort Wood is one of the greatest sires ever to stand at stud in South Africa”. He is by the legendary fifteen times champions sire, Saddler’s Wells, out of the eight time winning Pretense mare, Fall Aspen, who produced no less than eight Group winners, including Timber Country and Dubai Millennium. Trained by Andre Fabre for Sheik Mohammed in Europe, Fort Wood won three races, including the Group

1 Grand Prix de Paris, before fracturing a sesamoid in work. Alistair Brown brokered a deal on behalf of Harry and Bridget Oppenheimer for their Mauritzfontein Stud, which saw Fort Wood retiring to stud in 1994. He was an immediate success, siring 3 Group 1 winners, including Triple Crown Champion and 3 year old Horse of the Year, Horse Chestnut, in his very first season at stud. “Horse Chestnut was one of Fort Wood’s three Horses of the Year, his sire’s very first winner and has strong claims to being the greatest racehorse ever bred in the country “, says Freeman. Celtic Grove and Dynasty joined Horse Chestnut for Horse of the Year accolades, with Fort Wood having the unique distinction of all 3 of them, being just 3 year olds at the time. Fort Wood was champion sire in 1998 and 1999 and has produced no less than seventyfive stakes winners to date. They have included no less than fifteen Group 1 winners and forty five individual Grade 1 horses. Fort Wood is widely regarded as the most influential sire in the history of the South African Stud Book, not only as a champion sire of racehorses, but also as a sire of sires and dual champion broodmare sire. “His daughters include the dams of Breeders Cup winner Pluck and Group 1 BouquetGarni, Capetown Noir, Contador, Thunder Dance, Forest Indigo, Morako, as well as Equus Champion and Triple Tiara winning filly, Cherry On The Top “, says Freeman.




It was with sadness, that we noted the passing of Fort Wood earlier this year, at the wonderful age of twenty four. Interestingly, there is notable longevity in this male line, with Saddlers Wells living to over twenty five and Northern Dancer to no less than twenty six. Northern Dancer holds the record of being the most expensive sire ever, at a service fee of a whopping one million dollars. Incredibly, he was still covering mares at twenty five years of age. As life would have it, on Friday the 20th of February, South African icon, Horse Chestnut, suffered heart failure and joined his legendary father in the green pastures far and beyond, less than a month after his sire, Fort Wood. There is no doubting that the strength of the Fort Wood – Dynasty line, is one of increasing significance in South Africa. When a locally bred sire such as Dynasty, goes on to produce champions himself, there is cause for celebration. “It is very important for the sustainable growth of our industries to produce home-grown sires and not to continually rely on imports“, says Sharkey. “Australia used to purchase and shuttle international stallions, until the standard of their own gene pool was such that the quality of their homebred stallions could not only sustain, but continue to upgrade their bloodlines”, explains Sharkey.“It would be great if we can work toward that situation in South Africa as well”, he adds. 60


John Freeman recalls a wonderful story, when at the end of an evening during the 1992 Englis Yearling Sale in Australia, Reg Englis called the taxi company, despite the late hour, to take John and his team back to the hotel. The owner of the taxi company, a Mr Freedman, himself a racehorse owner, took the late night call. In the course of conversation Mr Freedman asked of John, why it was that he was wishing to buy the progeny of shuttle sires El Gran Senor, Last Tycoon and Blue Bird instead of the sons and daughters of local heroes Marscay, Maurading, and Bletchingly, which he preferred because they were tried and tested on local conditions. Freeman believes that we have been witnessing the same trend in South Africa over the past twenty years, with sires like Dynasty, Jet Master, Captain Al and he says we are now also seeing the emergence of the Western Winter sire line as well, with even more sons of other top stallions like Trippi to look forward to. With the succession of the Fort Wood – Dynasty line now through Jackson and the likelihood of both Legislate and Futura joining him in the breeding sheds in years to come, this increasingly influential family are set to leave their mark on the breed in South Africa.


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MAKES THE 2015 J&B MET HIS OWN Futura first crossed my viewfinder as a nameless bay, splashing through the waves at Muizenberg beach just over a year ago. All I knew about him was that he was an inmate of Brett Crawford’s racing stable. For me he was just another racehorse, after all I was there to photograph the mighty Jackson. Yet a couple of weeks later I received a request for a beach photo of Futura. Futura? Who is he?


t meant a visit to the Crawford yard, where Brett and I slowly poured over beach photos from that day, before he spied Futura. “That’s him”, he said, pointing to the plain bay, knee deep in the waves. “Any good”, I asked. “Yes he has some talent”, Crawford replied, “but its early days yet.” The photo was duly sent off and with the thank you note, came a startling remark. “This horse is going to win the Met next year.” I paid scant attention, as Brett had said, it was early days yet. How wrong was I! The 2015 J & B Met was a little bit like the songTen Green Bottles, but instead of ten green bottles hanging on a wall, the J &B Met started with three champions in the lineup. Legislate, the 2014 Horse Of The Year, Futura, the Champions Cup winner and 2014 Triple Crown winner Louis The King. Legislate was the outright favourite, having beaten both Futura and Louis The King soundly when they met in the Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July in 2014.



Then the unthinkable happened; Legislate was discovered to be suffering from a lung infection after a dismal run in the Gr.1 Queen’s Plate, which incidentally Futura won. For ten days it was a ‘will he, won’t he’ affair, as the stable issued daily updates on his recovery. But with three days to go, Legislate was scratched from the Met. One green bottle down, two champions left. Two champions perfectly matched. Both were four-year-old, bay colts with a merit rating of 116 and both carried the top weight allowed of 60kg. One was by local sire Dynasty (SAf)(Fort Wood) and the other by American import, Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat).Yet there is so much more to their epic clash, for behind each of these two bay colts, lies a tale that is so incredible it reads like a Hollywood movie script. Louis The King is the not the biggest of boys, but what he lacks in stature, he makes up for in presence and with his signature bushy

Futura wins J&B Met

forelock, he is instantly recognizable. First offered for sale at the KZN Yearling Sale in Durban, Louis The King went through the ring without a hand being raised. The auctioneer tried hard, but the Black Minnaloushe colt out of the Rich Man’s Gold mare Pamushana, was eventually waved out, with the damning words “no bid” recorded behind his name. Despondent, his breeder Philip Kahan headed for the car park, where he ran into an old acquaintance, five-time champion trainer Geoff Woodruff. Woodruff had not come to buy yearlings; he was simply dropping off a parcel for a friend. On enquiring how the sale had been, Kahan regaled him with the hard luck story of his friendless colt. “What do you want for him?” A chance remark, and yet unbeknownst to either, the start of something magical for both Woodruff and the plain bay. R60, 000, the answer came.

“Ok I’ll take him”, Woodruff replied. A glance at the pedigree page, a shake of hands and Woodruff was Louis The King’s new owner. The rest as they say is history. Woodruff found Louis The King the perfect owner in Mr. Louis van der Vyver and in 2014, Louis The King, the horse nobody wanted, became only the second horse in South African racing history to win the Triple Crown. Futura on the other hand is by Dynasty, sire of the moment and sire of 2014 Horse of the Year Legislate and super star mare Beach Beauty. His dam Scribblin’ The Cat happened to belong to stud manager Guy Murdoch and hence Futura had an extraordinary upbringing. Conceived at Gary Player’s Stud in the Karoo, he was born at Yellow Star Stud in Kwa-Zulu Natal and then raised at Mauritzfontein Stud in the Northern Cape, where Murdoch currently resides. A fair bit of travelling for one so young and Futura’s challenges were far from over.



Futura wins Queens Plate

Foals are fragile creatures and retained meconium at birth, a bad bout of diarrhea and a mom whose milk supply was extremely limited, would have meant the end for many a foal. Fortunately, Futura was made of sterner stuff, for after some dedicated care with milk powder and special formulas, the little colt pulled through, only to developed strangles at 6 months of age. Futura finally made it to the sales ring, where John Freeman and Jack Mitchell persevered until Futura was theirs for R500 000. Underbidder Ian Longmore had also seen something special in the colt and asked if he could buy in. Freeman and Mitchell agreed and the Jackson partnership reunited once more. Today Futura is a beautiful bright bay, with six victories including the Gr.1 Champions Cup (1800m) and the Gr.1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (1600m) behind his name.The colt that was never expected to make it; has never been out of the first three in all of his ten starts. Ah, but horseracing is never quite so straightforward and the Met is known as a race where you need a little bit of luck. Once the field rounds the final bend and the false rail cuts away, it is every man or in this case jockey, for himself. No favours offered and none expected. The straight is long, 600m in fact and it can be a very lonely place. With no early pace on, Futura and jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe were idling in midfield, following Louis The King and Piere Strydom around the course he knows so well. Fayd’Herbe is no stranger to the Met victory podium, having steered the 64


legendary Pocket Power to back-to-back victories in 2008 and 2009. In the end, it was this home-town knowledge, coupled with his mount’s exceptional turn of foot, that helped Fayd’Herbe steer Futura to a commanding victory. As a tiring Punta Arenas rolled sideways, a gap opened and without a moment’s hesitation, Fayd’Herbe sent Futura through and into the lead. It took a stride or two, if that, before the champion was in full flight, but once there the second green bottle fell off the wall. The entire field was left flatfooted, making no impact at all upon the ever-lengthening gap, as they chased Futura’s shadow. Now Futura may not be the most beautiful of horses when he runs; he carries his ears lopsided and his head high, but in full stride he is a sight to behold. In the end there was just one green bottle left, a four year old, bay colt, with a merit rating of 116 and 6 victories to his name. He left a stellar field of older horses, including Louis The King, looking like handicappers, as he powered to victory in no uncertain terms, winning by a commanding 2.25 lengths. Futura now has an invite to the 2015 Breeders Cup courtesy of his Queen’s Plate victory and with his devastating J & B Met victory; he rightly deserves to take his place on the international stage. From a nameless bay colt, splashing through the waves, to a multiple Group 1 winner. Life sure doesn’t get any better than that!



Winning connections of the 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, Just A Way. Mr. Masayuki Goto, President & CEO of JRA, Mr. Naosuke Sugai, trainer of Just A Way, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Ms. Saki Nemoto (Just A Way), Mr. Akatsuki Yamatoya, owner of Just A Way, IFHA Chairman Mr. Louis Romanet and Mr. Yuichi Fukunaga, jockey of Just A Way.




ondon (UK) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 20 January 2015 - Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) rewarded the performance of the greatest racehorses of 2014 on 20 January 2015 in London, at the iconic hotel Claridge’s. Rated 130, the Japanese racehorse Just A Way secured first position and was crowned as the 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse. Fellow Japanese runner Epiphaneia, victor of The Japan Cup in association with Longines was rated second at 129. A unique group of horses were rated 127 and placed equal third; Hong Kong’s Able Friend, Great Britain’s Kingman and The Grey Gatsby, Irish trainee Australia and two-time South African Horse of the Year Variety Club. The owners of the winning horses were presented with elegant Longines watches from the Conquest Classic collection, a line of refined timepieces dedicated to the equestrian world.



As the Official Partner and Watch of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, Longines is proud to have presented the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony for the second year, following the inaugural event held in December 2013 during the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races. Hosted at the iconic hotel Claridge’s in London (United Kingdom), the ceremony honoured the top highest rated horses in the 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. The event was also coorganized with the British Horseracing Authority. Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines: “Longines is proud to have presented the second ceremony of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse together with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. This year’s Longines World’s Best Racehorse, Just A Way, is a

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The winners of the 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Lord Teddy Grimthorpe (Kingman), IFHA Vice Chairman Mr. Brian Kavanagh, Mr. Derek Brugman (Variety Club), Mrs. Colleen Brugman (Variety Club), Mrs. Tisa Li Fook Kwan (Able Friend), Ms. Charmaine Li Fook Kwan (Able Friend), Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Ms. Saki Nemoto (Just A Way), Mr. Akatsuki Yamatoya (Just A Way), IFHA Chairman Mr. Louis Romanet, Mr. Fujiya Takahashi (Epiphaneia), Mr. Teo Ah Khing (Australia), Mr. Frank Gillespie (The Grey Gatsby), Mr. Christy Grassick (Australia) and IFHA Vice Chairman Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

Winning connections of the second place of the 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, Epiphaneia IFHA Chairman Mr. Louis Romanet, Mr. Fujiya Takahashi (Epiphaneia), Mrs. Yoko Takahash (Epiphaneia), Mr. Masayuki Goto, President & CEO of JRA, and Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli.

Winning connections of co-third place horses of the 2014 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, Asia Mrs. Colleen Brugman (Variety Club), Mr. Derek Brugman (Variety Club), Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Mrs. Tisa Li Fook Kwan (Able Friend), IFHA Chairman Mr. Louis Romanet, Ms. Charmaine Li Fook Kwan (Able Friend) and Vice Chairman of the IFHA Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

fitting recipient, and his victories on the racecourse showcase performance at the highest level, a value equally shared by Longines and horseracing.” Mr. Louis Romanet, IFHA Chairman: “The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are the global standard that the international racing community turns to when assessing performance. The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee skillfully debate and decide on ratings. It’s fitting that their hard work and the accomplishments of the top racehorses are on display at the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony.” The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in elite races.This year, Japan’s Just A Way, who led the rankings for the majority of 2014 on the strength of his dominant triumph in the G1 Dubai Duty Free Stakes, was rated 130 and declared the winner of the 68


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2014 title. Following his brilliant victory in the Japan Cup in association with Longines, fellow Japanese runner Epiphaneia was rated 129 and secured the second place, while Hong Kong’s Able Friend, Great Britain’s Kingman and The Grey Gatsby, Irish trainee Australia and two-time South African Horse of the Year Variety Club were all rated 127 and shared third position.

of elegance, tradition and performance, this collection of models, all fitted with self-winding calibres, is at the same time totally contemporary and perfectly timeless. The vase of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse is a crystal vase named Equus, on which the name of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse is engraved each year.

Passionate about horse racing since 1878, Longines is proud to be the Official Partner and Official Watch of IFHA, and to lend its name to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. The long-term partnership between Longines and Mr. Akatsuki Yamatoya, owner of Just A Way, received the the IFHA has seen the establishment of a prestigious set of trophy, a chronograph in rose gold fitted with an exclusive awards aimed to honour the excellence of horseracing. The column-wheel caliber, and a replica of the vase of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Award, the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, and the Longines World’s Longines World’s Best Racehorse. Best Jockey Award respectively pay tribute to the racehorses, The Conquest Classic collection is dedicated to Longines’ personalities, and jockeys who excel at the highest level of passion for equestrian sports. True to the brand’s values the sport. The owners of the winning horses were all presented with elegant Longines watches from the Conquest Classic collection as well as frames by Mr. Capelli and Mr. Romanet.












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DARBY DAN FARM The Manor House in the autumn



Stallion Dialed Inn


Early morning mist rises over the stallion complex


riving through the massive stone pillars flanking each of Darby Dan’s gates on Old Frankfort Pike, one is instantly impressed by the pristine white fences and rolling pastures. For over a century this land has nurtured great Thoroughbreds.

With John Phillips, grandson of Darby Dan’s founder John W. Galbreath, at the helm for over three decades, Darby Dan has moved from a private racing and breeding establishment to a well respected commercial operation offering stallion services, broodmare boarding, marketing and representation at sales, as well as stewarding the development of the deep and successful Thoroughbred families that his grandfather carefully crafted and which continue to have lasting influence in the present day. Darby Dan, named for the Darby Creek in Galloway, Ohio near the birthplace of John Galbreath, and his son Daniel, is situated largely on land that was originally purchased by Col. E.R. Bradley in 1910 from the heirs of Dr. Sanford Price. His landholdings were soon expanded to 621 acres by acquiring adjoining tracts including Circle M Farm from Mr. & Mrs. Edward Moore,which was the main portion (including the Manor House) of what is Darby Dan today. The original blue



and white “Circle M Farm“ sign is still to be seen in the lab at the Breeding Shed, as is the sign for “White Oaks”-the tract adjoining the yearling complex area. Col. Bradley’s Idle Hour Farm developed as one of the most successful racing stables in the ‘20’s and ‘30’s, often entering two or more colts to run in the Kentucky Derby which he won 4 times with Bradley-breds (always named beginning with the the letter ‘B’ ),including: “Behave Yourself ”, ”Bubbling Over”, ” Burgoo King” and “Brokers Tip” from a broodmare band of just 30 mares. In 1930 he imported the mare “La Troienne”, a source of high class runners for generations to come. In time, she came to be described as the most important producer to ever cross the Atlantic. Her first foal, Black Helen by Black Toney, won the American Derby, the Florida Derby, the Maryland Handicap and the Coaching Club American Oaks. Bimelech won the Belmont and the Preakness Stakes, while her daughter, Businesslike, is responsible for direct descendants Busher, Easy Goer, Smarty Jones, Sea Hero, Mineshaft, Woodman, Princess Rooney and many more. In 1961, John Galbreath, owner of the successful Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950’s til the early 1980’s, who won 3 World Series (1960, 1971 &1979 ), brought to the United States the undefeated Italian Champion Ribot after his phenomenal

Looking through the colt barn




Grassy lanes separate the individual stallion paddocks



Shackelford in the Snow at Darby Dan- photo by Jon Siegel

racing career, which included back to back victories in the prestigious Arc de Triomphe. He became one of the greatest sires of that era with his sons Graustark, Arts and Letters, Tom Rolfe and His Majesty all developing sire lines of their own. Graustark won 7 straight races and was retired to stud after a career- ending injury in the 1966 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. Soon he added more stallion power to the farm by acquiring the European Champion Sea-Bird and purchasing a half interest in Kentucky Derby winner Swaps for $1 million and later buying out his partners, and also Horse of the Year Sword Dancer.

Forever (G1) and Brian’s Time (Florida Derby winner), Tribulation, Plenty of Grace and Wonder Again, continued to carry the Darby Dan silks to the winners’ circle. The 1990’s ushered in the stellar career of Memories of Silver (Silver Hawk X All My Memories ),earning almost $1.5 million by winning 9 starts including the Beverly D. (G1 ) and the Diana (G2) and was considered one of the top Turf fillies of her time. She is the dam of Winter Memories, winner of 8 of 12 starts, representing 5 generations of Darby Dan breeding, and her half sister, La Cloche. Memories of Silver is furthering the reputation of the farms ‘ ability to produce World Class runners. Upon retirement, Winter Memories was bred to Street Cry, producing an athletic colt in 2014, and this season she is booked to Leading U.S. Sire - Tapit.

In 1974, John W. Galbreath received the Eclipse Award for The year 1999 saw Soaring Softly, another homebred, being Outstanding Breeder. by Roberto’s son, Kris S, and out of Wings of Grace by Key Darby Dan-bred horses made their mark on the racetrack, to the Mint (Graustark x Key Bridge ) who won 9 starts with winning two Kentucky Derbies-in 1963 with Chateaugay and earnings of over $1.2 million, awarded Champion Turf Mare. in 1967 with Proud Clarion. In 1972 homebred Roberto, named for Pirates player Roberto Clemente, won England’s All in all, the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Keeneland Epsom Derby and in 1985 Proud Truth won the Breeders has been won 5 times by Phillips/Galbreath owned horses. Cup Classic. Darby Dan remains the only farm in history to Overseas, the champion 2 year old, Grass Wonder, carries the win this coveted trinity of races. Darby Dan breeding far and wide to Japan. Under John Phillips’ watch, formidable runners Sunshine John is passionate about perpetuating the Darby Dan legacy, INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE



The double stallion barns - early morning

carefully selecting matings for the deep families of broodmares on the farm to keep the heritage alive. Blessed with good land that produces good horses, John has assembled a formidable team of experienced horsemen to assure that the horses reach their potential and the owners meet their goals. Remaining true to tradition with the core belief in producing quality horses is a constant driving force.

(Speightstown x Jersey Girl) saw one of his offspring bring the highest price paid for a yearling colt at Fasig-Tipton’s recent 2015 Winter Mixed Sale when the hammer dropped at $97,000. The colt, out of the mare Encouragement, is from Jersey Town’s first crop. Jersey Town stands alongside American Lion, Dialed In, Perfect Soul, Run Away And Hide, Tale of Ekati, and of course, Shackleford.

Bringing the copper chestnut stallion Meadowlake (Hold Your Peace) from Florida to stand at Darby Dan in 1991, ushered in a new era. Undefeated in 3 starts, he went on to sire 54 Stakes Winners and is still well respected for his broodmares.

Visitors to the farm can tour the Darby Manor, an Antebellum mansion built in 1828, visit the Trophy Room, and Col. E.R. Bradleys’ office which gazes out across the individual stallion paddocks where Shackleford and the other stallions romp during the day. It is the only place in the world where one can view the trophies from all three Triple Crown races, the Epsom Derby, the Breeder’s Cup Classic statuette, and the World Series Trophy. The Barbara Livingston Collection of award winning photographs captures the pastoral calm and storied history of Darby Dan. A tour is not complete without a visit to the farm’s cemetery, where the statue of Black Toney overlooks the lawn alongside the graves of Roberto, Ribot, and his sons-full brothers Graustark and His Majesty.

Darby Dan’s thriving stallion division currently stands a band of sires representing the lines of A.P. Indy, Storm Cat, Sadlers’ Wells, Tiznow and Mr. Prospector. Offering 7 stallions in 2015, Darby Dan’s Roster is headed by thrice millionaire Shackelford (Forestry X Oatsee-2011 Broodmare of the Year for her outstanding progeny including Shackleford, Lady Joanne, Afleeting Lady and Baghderia ) winner of the Preakness Stakes, The Met Mile and the Churchill Downs Stakes among others. His first weanlings sold handsomely with a filly bringing $150,000 to top the sale at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga’s Fall Sale in 2014. The impressive young chestnut stallion Jersey Town 80


With a hundred years of history behind the white fences and stone walls, Darby Dan ‘s team under the stewardship of John Phillips, meets every day with a reverence for the past and a vision for the future.


Tiznow - Storm Tide, by Storm Cat Fee: $5,000 S&N


Mineshaft - Miss Doolittle, by Storm Cat Fee: $7,500 S&N


Speightstown - Jersey Girl, by Belong to Me Fee: $10,000 S&N


Sadler’s Wells - Ball Chairman, by Secretariat Fee: $7,500 S&N


City Zip - Jilted, by Runaway Groom Fee: $7,500 S&N


Forestry - Oatsee, by Unbridled Fee: $20,000 S&N


Tale of the Cat - Silence Beauty (Jpn), by Sunday Silence • Fee: $15,000 S&N


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The thrill of a day at the races is certainly amplified by a racecourse filled with attendees and with national on course attendance having increased by 25% we talk to Phumelela’s National Marketing Manager, Michael Varney to discuss some of the initiatives that are lending a hand in getting the proverbial ‘bums on seats’ back to the track. OTHER THAN THE MAJOR RACE MEETINGS, OUR RACECOURSES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH ON COURSE ATTENDANCE - WHAT IS YOUR VIEW ON THIS? The experience of attending a race meeting which is busy does make the experience that much better but from the sport’s perspective the lack of eyes on the game has far greater ramifications that trickle down all the way through to dwindling ownership, lower turnovers, lack of sponsor interest and of course the very real threat to the thousands of people who rely on the sport for an income. It is one thing overcoming the challenge of getting traditional non racing purists to the racecourse but another thing altogether getting them to delve deeper into the sport and engage on a level that exceeds purchasing a hospitality ticket. HOW DOES THE INDUSTRY SEE ITSELF OVERCOMING THIS? I appreciate the question as this is an issue which affects every element of the sport and one that neither operator, the owners body, either of the sales companies or any of the various organisations within the sport can tackle on their own.

Six months ago we launched the Racing. It’s a Rush brand which for the first time, I think in the sport’s history we entered into a combined initiative with the underlying objective of getting new blood to engage with the sport on a deeper level. This was a significant milestone and with the support of the Racing Association, Gold Circle, the Thoroughpedia Project and Phumelela we now able to take steps (albeit baby steps) in terms of forging a path of engagement. I am under no illusion that if we attract thousands of first time race goers to the tack, this will result in new owners but I do believe that there will be some form of conversation further down the line and for the time being the increase in attendance is something that ticks the box of what the sponsors are looking for. The process has to begin somewhere. WHO IS THE BRAND TARGETING? Whilst the primary focus in on new blood to the sport this does include prospective sponsors as well as lifestyle and sport media. Without going into the demographic breakdown of our target audience I need to be clear in that our method is a cradle to grave approach. Primarily, this will allow us to begin engaging with an economically active audience who to begin with may be able to INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


afford to get dressed up and attend the races but further down the line could afford a leg in a horse. WHAT ABOUT THE EXISTING RACING COMMUNITY? The support that the brand has received from various sectors of the sport has been incredible and I think has highlighted the need for a higher level of engagement with the existing racing community. The Racing. It’s a Rush brand relies heavily on the on going support of the sport’s existing fans however having said this the conception of the brand was to attract the next generation of race goers through a below the line approach. I need to make it clear that any and all of the communication and activities around the brand are never aimed at excluding any group but the brand is not responsible of communicating for example on behalf of the Racing Association to it’s owners or behalf of TAB to it’s customers. HOW HAS THE INCREASE IN ON COURSE ATTENDANCE BEEN ACHIEVED? How was the increase in on course attendance been achieved? There are a number of factors that have assisted in achieving this growth but fundamentally it is what we offer and how we communicate the offering. Going back to the brand, you’ll notice that the logo started out as an ampersand and that is exactly it, what is the “AND” in racing? We simply don’t have the chock-a-block racetracks like we did in the past and if we’re honest with ourselves we are not going to achieve this again by hoping to attract crowds based only on the offering of up to 12 races a day due to the disconnect that exists between the public and the sport. Enter, the ‘AND’. It horse racing and the Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Jo’burg Prawn Festival, its horseracing and University of Cape Town’s fundraising day at the races, its horseracing and craft beer, live music, fast cars – the list is endless and whatever the hook is we do believe the magnificence of the sport is enough to keep them coming back.Whilst our major days remain the Vodacom Durban July, the SANSUI Summer Cup, the L’Ornarins Queen’s Plate or the J&B Met it is imperative that we keep the tracks alive with on going activities at least once a month. 84


We’re also searching for the sweet spot in terms of how we communicate our offering and we’ve established that there is an appetite from the media in terms of establishing media partnerships with both digital (online bloggers and high traffic news sites) and traditional (print, radio and to a lesser extent television) media. WHAT IS THE LONG TERM STRATEGY? As far as the “AND” goes it is our objective to continue growing the supporting events whilst ensuring that the race day experience is one that keeps our newest fans coming back.The Prawn Festival concept is a great example of the appetite out there for events of this nature. We initially stated with the Jo’burg Prawn Festival four years ago and have gone from selling a couple hundred kilograms of prawns in year one to nearly two tons at February’s event which fell on Guineas day at Turffontein. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO? We have an enormous amount planned for this year’s rollout including the launch of the new website, the launch of the members club and a couple of very exciting initiatives which will be revealed in due course. We’ll keep you posted and remember, Racing. It’s a Rush!







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THE WORLD TURF CHAMPIONSHIP December heralds the end of a long year of racing with the running of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, widely recognized as the World Turf Championships.


n a rare clear day in Hong Kong, renowned Cantopop singer Miriam Yeung opened with some of her all time favourites, much to the delight of the crowd, before making way for the pulsating rhythms of Ban’s Gig Drums Troupe and the amazing hula-hoop display of the Fuyong Acrobatic Troop.Yes we are at the races, but Hong Kong does things in style and the opening ceremony, held in the amphitheatre of the parade ring, is always a rare sight to behold. First up was the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Vase over 2400m, where the John Moore trained Dominant was out to defend his 2013 crown. Sadly it was not to be, as perennial bridesmaid Flintshire (GB), trained by Andre Farbe, stormed to a half-length victory over local hopes Willie Cazals (IRE) and Khaya (NZ). With second placings in his last three starts, including the Qatar Prix de



l’Arc de Triomphe and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, Flintshire finally captured the Group 1 victory he so richly deserved. Teddy Grimthorpe, deputizing for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah, was delighted with the victory. “It’s really important and we’re absolutely thrilled.We’ve had near misses with Polish Summer and Cityscape so to nail it is fantastic.” Dominant finished a gallant fourth and Moore confirmed afterwards that at the age of seven, the gelding is finding the Hong Kong tracks too hard for his aging legs and that he will be moving to Australia for the remainder of his career. Next on the card was the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint over 1200m, where John Moore was hoping that Sterling City (AUS) was back to his best. The stable’s sprint star had not


quite been himself since his win in the Gr.1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, but he had impressed during recent trackwork. The race however went the way of another Hong Kong inmate when Aerovelocity (NZ) and Zac Purton made all the running from start to finish, holding off established stars such as race favourite Peniaphobia (IRE), Australian sprinter Buffering (AUS) and the globe trotting Gordon Lord Byron (IRE). “It has been a long time since the last big one, so hopefully we won’t have to wait so long for the next one”, quipped his delighted trainer Paul O’Sullivan as he celebrated the long awaited victory. Even the usually reserved Purton was grinning broadly as he returned to scale in the Aerovelocity’s striking pink and green silks. Sterling City finished in tenth and it is back to the drawing board for Moore.

“It has been a long time since the last big one, so hopefully we won’t have to wait so long for the next one”, quipped his delighted trainer Paul O’Sullivan as he celebrated the long awaited victory



Able Friend and Joao Moreira

The Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Mile had been touted as a shooin for local star Able Friend (AUS) and with his nemesis Variety Club (SAF) retired, there was no stopping the John Moore trained chestnut. Under Joao Moreira, Able Friend loped along at the back of the field before storming home to win by a commanding 4.5 lengths. A speechless Moreira threw his arms around the chestnut, giving him a hug for his effort, before declaring him the best horse he had ever ridden. “He’s phenomenal. He’s got that turn of foot and can relax and not waste energy, then he explodes when you show him daylight. I’ve got one of the best milers on the planet”, said a delighted Moore. The best was still to come however with another Moore star, Designs On Rome (IRE), taking his place in the day’s finale, the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Cup over 200m. Throughout the year, Designs On Rome had crossed swords with another local star, Military Attack (IRE). An erstwhile inmate of Moore’s stable, Military Attack was now in the care of Casper Fownes and it was battle on. In April Designs On Rome had got the better of his old foe by a neck in the Gr. 1 Audemars QE II, before Military Attack had exacted revenge in the Gr.2 Sha Tin Trophy in October. An epic battle was expected and an epic battle was delivered. Rounding the final turn, Moreira had to work hard on Designs On Rome to get the gelding going, but once set alight, he charged after a fast finishing Military Attack. With 200m left to go the two came together and the expected battle ensued, neither willing to give an inch. Military Attack held the upperhand for most of the way, until Designs On Rome under Moreira’s urgings managed to get his nose in front on the line, delivering a Group 1 double for Moore and Moreira. It was a fitting finale to a great day’s racing and once again the Longines Hong Kong International Races lived up to its lofty reputation as the Turf Championships of the World.



Aerovelocity and Zac Purton



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CHINA HORSE CLUB LEADING THE WAY WITH CHINA EQUINE CULTURAL FESTIVAL China has in recent years been firmly in the crosshairs of the thoroughbred racing industry. A country with a population of around 1.4 billion, it is seen as the final frontier for racing to conquer. Yet racing has taken place in China before. Racecourses were built in several provinces in the 1990s.


Hong Kong in April 2014.That however has not deterred Chinese horse lovers and race clubs are again springing up all over China. The most successful being the China Horse Club (CHC) formed in 2013 and the brainchild of Malaysian businessman,Teo Ah Khing. As chairman of design consultancy the TAK Group of Companies, Khing is best known for his extraordinary design of the Meydan grandstand.

Gambling is still illegal and little has changed in the Chinese Government’s stance towards horse racing, as clearly spelled out by a government official at the Asian Racing Conference held in

Much of the CHC’s success has been due to Khing’s leadership. An avid horse lover, he took his first steps into racehorse ownership in 2011 and is best known as part owner of horses such as Australia (GB), Tropaios (GB) and Zululand (AUS). Khing realized that he had to sell the CHC as a premier lifestyle, business and thoroughbred racing club and in order to succeed where others before him had failed, he needed expert advice. Hence the International Advisory Committee, chaired by Professor Dr Joseph Deiss, former President of the United Nations General Assembly was established. The

ace clubs sprang up in Guangzhou and Beijing and racehorses were imported from Australia and Europe. Gambling was illegal, but informal gambling started occurring and in the early 2000s the Government swept in and shut down all the tracks, leading to several horses being put down. Yet it wasn’t long before horseracing crept back into China, this time on the back of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Today, while there are several abandoned racetracks all over China, there are also eight official tracks where national races are held. Three tracks in Inner Mongolia, one in Shanghai and one in Chengdu, where the Hong Kong Jockey Club has a apprentice school and the Dubai Racing Club stages a race meeting once a year.



Parranda & Christophe Soumillon

Advisory Committee also includes industry experts such as Tom Magnier, John Warren, Andreas Jacobs and Dato Tan Chin Nam. Membership of the CHC does not come cheap at a cool $1 million US, yet despite being in its infancy the Club already has over 200 members, with the ultimate goal being no more than 2000 members. Khing is assisted by general manager, Eden Harrington and to date the Club has purchased yearlings and tried horses across the globe with great success. Whilst racing in China is the ultimate goal, the Club has horses racing in their colours in Singapore, France, Australia, the USA and Ireland. Victories include the Gr.1 Investec Derby, the Gr.1 Irish Derby, the Gr.1 Longines Singapore Gold Cup, the Gr.2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes and the Gr.2 Surround Stakes. So where does the China Equine Cultural Festival (CECF) fit into the scheme of things? Well if one is unable to offer world

class racing in China, then one simply offers it abroad. As the Club’s signature event, the CECF, held in Singapore on the 22 of February, was designed to cater to the social and business requirements of the Club’s members. Coinciding with the Chinese New Year, a time when Chinese families tend to travel abroad, the Club staged Singapore’s richest race, the S$3 million race, the Gr.1 CECF Singapore Cup over 1800m at Kranji, as well as a supporting race, the CECF Prestige Classic over 1400m. The CECF Singapore Cup was only open to horses belonging to CHC members, while the CECF Prestige Classic was open to all horses. Other lifestyle events such as a gala dinner, charity auction, seminars for members and cultural events were also part of the weekend. With horses based around the world, it was interesting to see where the competitors for the main race hailed from. Race favourite Parranda (USA), arrived from the USA, where she was trained by Christophe Clement, who also entered My Option (USA). A strong Australian contingent was expected with John INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Parranda Singapore Cup

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Teo Ah Khing Thompson shipping in Auvray (FR) and Orbec (FR), while fellow countryman Jason Warren entered Zululand (AUS). Ming Zhi Cosmos (FR) trained by Nicholas Clement and Summer Surprice (FR) trained by Francis-Henri Graffard represented France, while Bajan (USA) trained by Roger Varian was the only British trained entry. Completing the line up was local warhorse and Singapore Gold Cup winner Tropaios, trained by Michael Freedman. The race was always going to be interesting. Especially when several of the competitors were racing at what was clearly not their optimal distance. The 1800m race distance having been chosen as the most ideal distance to race over at the Kranji track, in consultation with the Singapore Turf Club. During track work Ming Zhi Cosmos and Parranda impressed and the race panned out pretty much along those lines. Parranda proving far superior to her rivals, cantered home lonely, with Zululand snatching second from Ming Zhi Cosmos close to the line. The celebrations of the winning connections was a delight to behold and in keeping with the CHC’s philosophy that ownership must be an enjoyable experience, the prize giving ceremony included the owners of the first three horses across the line. To add to the day’s festivities, another CHC runner Shanghai Bund cantered home in the 2nd on the card.



So what does the future hold for the China Horse Club? Teo Ah Khing has a bold vision and wants the Club to be firmly established as a global racing force to be reckoned with in the near future.While their horses currently race around the world, the ultimate aim is to race in Mainland China. And it may not be as far off as it sounds. The Chinese government recently decentralized horseracing, handing the decision making power down to Provincial level and while betting is unlikely to be legalized, Khing has an audacious plan for funding racing in China through television rights and advertising. The promotion of Chinese based horses abroad is another avenue that CHC is exploring and in this year Alcott, who won the 2014 Hurun Report Cup,The Ferryman who won the 2014 Sir Owen Glenn Sprint and Beat of the Drum who won the 2013 CECF National Breeders’ Cup have cleared quarantine in the United States and are being prepared for stakes events, including Grade 1 races. In reality though there is still a long road ahead for race clubs such as the CHC and its counterparts. The CHC however, under the leadership of Khing, has certainly gone about things the right way and if their success around the world is anything to go by, Khing’s vision of the CHC as a global leader in the sport of thoroughbred horseracing may not be so far fetched after all.

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Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Lady Gaga, Princess Haya of Jordan, Madonna, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Marilyn Manson – a diverse cast that comes together under the brim of a Philip Treacy hat.


his universally appealing Irish born milliner can line up a contentious list of Who’s Who - iconic figures and horse racing enthusiasts from around the globe who all sport his fashionable headwear. Madonna wore a jeweled Philip Treacy design during her Super Bowl halftime show and among his most frequent patrons is pop star Lady Gaga, who dons exquisite narrative hats for her music videos and on-stage costumes. She wore a most notable telephoneshaped creation with a removable handset on her appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in 2010. “A hat is a positive symbol. A good hat is the ultimate glamour accessory. It thrills observers and makes the wearer feel like a million dollars. This creates a high status of desirability and although the images received can seem out of this world the conspicuous consumer relates strongly to it. The message is simple and absolute; a great hat exists outside its own time,” said Treacy. The list of wearers also includes Princess Beatrice of York, Grace Jones, Adele, Zara Philips and Sarah Jessica Parker for whom he designed a headpiece for the Sex and the City film premiere.




“What I love about being a hat designer is that my client base is anyone from Marilyn Manson to Prince Charles’ wife. The most interesting people in the world wear hats and I get to meet them,” Treacy said. “I look at our clients and at their personality. I’m thinking of them. My aim is to make that person feel a million dollars. This is the whole point of why people wear clothes, to look their best.” Despite the glitter and lights of his life today, young Philip Treacy began fostering a love of fashion in the desolate beauty of rural Ireland. Raised far from the city, he was brought up in a home across the road from the village church. Bridal attire became an inspiration. He commented, “For all the fashion shows I’ve seen in my time in London, Paris, Milan and New York, none of them evoke in me the powerful way those little weddings in Ahascragh did.” This idyllic realm of country life nurtured his career in fashion, instilling him with his concept of beauty. “I was always influenced by beauty. At home in Ireland we were taught about the beauty of nature. We had lots of chickens, pheasants and geese so the prime ingredients of the hats I make are feathers because I know them very well. I now appreciate the profound effect my childhood had on me.” Treacy continued to comment, “You may want to escape where you grew up, but you never do because it is in your heart. I always talk about where I come from like it’s Rome.”

Treacy said. “I look at our clients and at their personality. I’m thinking of them. My aim is to make that person feel a million dollars.“


Treacy’s older sister proved instrumental in unlocking a door to another world. He remarked,“I thought my sister Marion was the most glamorous girl in the world. She was a huge inspiration to me. She was my introduction to fashion and magazines. She worked as a nurse in London and used to come home on holidays with all these great magazines like Harpers and Vogue, which I’d never seen.” This interest eventually led him to study fashion at Dublin’s National College of Art and Design in 1985. “When I came to college in London I found that many of the students were a little jaded but not me, because the city was all new to me. “ Entering college, he did not have a clear idea of what he would pursue in fashion. Treacy explained, “At that time I had no idea I would become a milliner, I just liked fashion and style.” During his studies, he discovered millinery when interning in London with Stephen Jones, whose hats were the most popular in London. Treacy pursued a Master’s degree at London’s Royal College of Art in 1989, which would personally rank as one of the most memorable moments of his career. The aspiring designer would be a part of the first class in a millinery course. “When I started at the Royal College of Art, they thought hats were for old ladies and I thought that was completely insane. Why would you think that? I love the idea of the unknown and the future; you don’t know what is going to happen next week, and that’s a fashion attitude,” Treacy said.

During his studies, he took one of his designs to Tatler magazine. The hat impressed their style editor, Isabella Delves Broughton, and she asked him to design a veil/ wimple for her marriage to barrister Detmar Blow. Treacy accepted the offer and created a beautiful fiberglass lace wimple inspired by Lady Diana Cooper. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990 with first class honors, he opened his workshop in the basement of the Blow’s residence. Here, he would design for the next decade. “Issie” Blow assisted her new prodigy with an introduction to Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel. This introduction was later followed by an offer to work in a Chanel Haute Couture runway presentation. It would be the first time Treacy would see a fashion show in Paris, and in it, supermodel Linda Evangelista would wear one of his most famous early designs, the Twisted Birdcage hat. Treacy would work with Lagerfeld for the next decade. The rising milliner was soon collaborating with premier brands such as Valentino,Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Ralph Lauren. In 1991, the Twisted Birdcage hat was featured on the cover of British Vogue, and that November, the milliner won first of his five BFC Accessory Designor of the Year awards. Later, during London Fashion Week, he staged his first solo runway show, consisting of all-black hats. The model cast was headlined by Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


designed included Princess Beatrice’s hat which created social media uproar and presented the opportunity to be auctioned for charity. It was sold on eBay for $131,000; the recipients included Children in Crisis and UNICEF UK. Treacy poignantly described the importance of the hat when he said, “A hat can completely change the personality of the wearer, make them stand differently and walk differently. A hat can make that person feel interesting. People think sometimes that people who wear hats want to show off. But human beings, since the beginning of time, have always wanted to embellish themselves. So hats have been around since the year dot. It’s a human thing to want to dress every part.” And in the culture of horseracing, the hat plays an integral and heralded role. Among one’s first associations with the glamor of the sport is the hat; to wear a beautiful hat on a beautiful race day is to be dressing oneself in a legacy. Treacy is significant to continuing this legacy into the modern age. The weeklong Royal Ascot meet is a major event for millinery, and in 2008, Treacy’s held his own catwalk show – a testament to the resounding success of his career and designs. In the adrenaline-filled sport, his hats are an appropriately exciting topper to any glamourous spectator. Ultimately, that it is goal: he says, “I like to make hats that make the heart beat faster.” Surely his thrilling designs fulfill that objective – for the fashionables of horseracing and beyond. Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, and Yasmin Le Bon. In 1997, he collaborated with Issie Blow’s other rising sensation, Alexander McQueen, for his debut as chief designer for Givenchy Haute Couture. Treacy’s headpieces included gilded horns from a ram belonging to Blow. At the turn of the century, Treacy staged his Orchid Collection show in Paris at invitation of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. It was the first ever show on the couture schedule devoted entirely to chapeaux. Six years later, hats from the Orchid collection would be paired with 18th century dresses in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit, “Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion” In 2005, he created a wheat-sheaf tiara for Camilla Parker Bowles to wear when she wedded Prince Charles. That same year, he was appointed designer director for the G, a luxury hotel in Galway. After the death of Alexander McQueen in 2010, The New Yorker cover featured an illustration of the Butterfly hat Treacy created for Alexander McQueen’s spring 2008 collection. In 2013, he put on a striking spring show in tribute to Michael Jackson. Treacy’s extravagant hats had topped the late pop-star’s wardrobe, including the famed Thriller jacket. In 2011, he outfitted thirty-six guests, including David and Victoria Beckham, for the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The chapeaux he 104 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE


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DERBY The bluegrass state is best known as the host of the famous Kentucky Derby. The world-class horses, the celebrity filled crowds, and the breathtaking Twin Spires all play a role in the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”. What really sets this sport event apart from the rest is the extraordinary fashion. 108 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE



omen’s fashion has particularly contributed to the atmosphere and history behind The Kentucky Derby. Derby day was an opportunity for the 19th and 20th century woman to be seen in the latest fashion trends, and this tradition has carried on to the modern day woman. Derby day is around the corner, so we looked to Louisville’s local fashion experts to help us properly carry on this prestigious tradition. Our experts Todd Calvert, Jennifer Lee, Claire Heckenberg, and Sher Stumler were selected to give us the Derby fashion do’s and don’ts. Todd Harrison Calvert is the Director of Fashion at Glasscock Boutique in Louisville, Kentucky. Glasscock Boutique was founded 37 years ago and provides high fashion merchandise, as well as a concierge service that can meet any customer’s need from wardrobe to hotel accommodations, and everything in between. The boutique is well known as the “go to” fashion destination in equestrian circles as the Glasscock family is involved in Thoroughbred, Saddlebred and Hunter Jumper disciplines. Jennifer Lee and Claire Heckenberg are the owners of The Peacock Boutique located in Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer and Claire have been in the retail industry together for over 20 years. The Peacock Boutique is filled with sophisticated clothing and luxurious accessories. The name was inspired by one of nature’s most dazzling creatures.Therefore, the store is about reveling the fun and excitement of dressing beautifully and “ruffling some feathers”. Sher’s Bridal and Formal boutique was opened in 1973. Sher’s is a family owned and operated boutique located in Middletown, Kentucky.The boutique carries a variety of unique and elegant gowns, and is known for its superior customer service, each bride has their own personal bridal consultant to ensure every bride has the ultimate bridal experience. Sher’s carries bridal and formal wear as well as accessories to top off the perfect look.

1. What does it take to achieve the ultimate Derby look?

Peacock: Trust your first instinct. When you find something you love, buy it...otherwise it will be gone! Hats, dresses and clutches are hot commodities during Derby season. Glasscock: At Glasscock we start as early as six months in advance, often during Fashion Week or immediately after. Often, the client has a favorite designer that he or she wishes to choose from, and sometimes have something made especially for them. We get to know each of our clients on a very personal level, so I know which collections to show them. Occasionally a lady starts with the hat, and we find the perfect ensemble to compliment that. Most often, we start with a color pallet that the individual wants for the weekend of events (cocktail parties, gala black tie events, brunches, and 2-3 days at the track) and work into the specific dresses, gowns and suits that they would like. Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Siriano, Chanel, Escada and Jason Wu are always favorites. After that, we accessorize with the hat, bag and shoes. We often have the last minute Derby weekend shopper, and Glasscock is always prepared for that. Because we offer a complete concierge service to life-style dressing, one of our sales associates is always prepared to load up a diverse selection, grab the seamstress, and head to a hotel within an hour’s notice.Trust me, when we get done no one but the client knows that we had only a few hours to complete a wardrobe a lady to attend the weekend of events! Sher’s: A theme and the confidence to carry it off. 2. What are some tips for selecting the perfect Derby dress?

Glasscock: First, anyone that is going to attend the “greatest 2 minutes in sports” should realize that the weather for that first weekend in May is still dubious. Mornings are typically chilly, and there is more often than not rain at some point during the day. So when I help choose the dress for a client, I try to steer them to items that are transitional. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Todd Harrison Calvert from Glasscock

Second, everyone should realize that the Derby is an all-day event… Most of us arrive before noon and do not leave until after the Derby runs around 6:30. That is a LONG day to be in heels and a hat. With that in mind, I usually advise our clients to stick to heals under 4” and with a very slight platform to give additional support and comfort. Third, I want everyone to be comfortable for 8 + hours… So I do not recommend strapless dresses that they will have to be pulling up all day, or dresses so short that one has to constantly be worrying about pulling down. Ultimately, I try to remind clients that the Derby, in the grand tradition of horse racing, is a garden party, not a cocktail party of night club. Definitely not the place for plunging necklines. Fourth, I encourage color. Pastels and various hues of white are wonderful for the weekend! Red is always great, and traditional black and white is wonderful as well. In past Derby weekends, I have put together entire trousseaus of white with black accents that have been stunning! Both Christian Siriano and Zang Toi have a wonderful way of using these two colors. Fifth, for night most anything tasteful goes! my favorite Derby eve gown was created for my dear friend Phillipa Sledge by Christian Siriano and contained over 400 pearls to attend the Julep Ball. We call it “the cloud”, because that is what it looked like! While everyone else might remember Phillipa for the rest of her wardrobe that weekend, created by Zang Toi, in white boucle and black beads, “the cloud” was quite the sensation. I think that Lupita Nyong’o took a cue from Phillipa for the Oscar’s this year.

Peacock: Pick something that is comfortable and weather appropriate. Stay away from 100% silks and other fabrics that wrinkle easily. It’s a long day at the track, and there’s nothing worse than not feeling good in what you are wearing. Buy a light sweater or wrap that matches your dress--Derby has a reputation for being either hot and steamy or chilly and breezy. It’s rare that perfect weather shows up! Sher’s: Consider where you will be seated- undercover- inside- grand stand… etc.

3. Hats are a Derby staple, do you prefer the traditional large sun hats or the trendy small fascinators?

Sher’s: A derby hat is a must for the Derby. It

For those that insist on something less than a wide brimmed hat, I suggest a “Hatinator.” These are somewhere in between, but still maintaining a traditional appeal. Think Royal Ascot and the headpieces you see on the younger royals. Philip Treacy hats may be the most popular hats for those willing to pay the price because of his connection with assisting the Princesses Beatrix and Eugenie. However, these are custom hats and take months to coordinate. At Glasscock, we work with a number of well-known milliners to create hats that are appropriate for each dress that we have in stock for Derby. On a moment’s notice, we have local milliners that are ready to create a custom hat, albeit not on the Philip Tracey level of grandiose.

4. What are your thoughts on Derby hats and dresses matching? Is it better to mix or match?

Glasscock: It depends on what you call “matching.” Certainly you want the hat to “top off” a perfect look, but that does not mean all matchy matchy in colors. It may contrast and enhance an outfit, or it can totally distract from the “look.” When I assist clients, I try to steer them to a total look, without emphasis on a single item that they are wearing. Daytime elegance can still be achieved, and they are going to the Kentucky Derby, not the circus.

Peacock: It’s better when the hat and dress complement one another without being matchy matchy. We work with clients to create outfits that flow and look pulled together. Sher’s: Mixing is better rather than matching. It

completes the look and is so flattering to the face.

makes the total picture more interesting and makes a statement.

Peacock: Anything goes, and our two milliners have gorgeous options that cover all the bases. If you love drama, turn heads in a beautiful large design by Philip Treacy. If you want to make a statement without the fuss, top your outfit with a pretty, fun fascinator by MemSahib Couture.

5. Heels are an essential part of Derby style, yet they are not always the most comfortable during a long race event. What do you recommend in order to stay stylish and comfortable?

Glasscock: Fascinators are fast becoming a thing of the past, with ladies returning to traditional wide-brimmed hats. It is a delightful return to a more genteel period when ladies looked like ladies. Besides, let’s face it… The fascinator is really a cocktail hour hair piece. However, hats are difficult to travel with. For my clients that are traveling to Louisville, I keep the hats at the store, and send them via messenger to their hotel the day before they arrive. 110 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE

Peacock: Wear your heels! A little secret that we have learned is stash a pair of nice flip-flops in your clutch for the walk back to the car. Sher’s: I recommend having two pairs of shoes. Start the day with an incredible, yet comfortable, pair of heels. Carry a bag large enough for the second pair, vary the heel height. Did I mention having both pairs be the same color? Less noticeable…!

Glasscock: Endure it! It is only one weekend, and so well worth the effort. Every client is “walking a runway”! Barring that, put on a pair of flats to walk to the gates, and change into your heels. The flats can go into your purse. Please, ladies? No wedges! They are so two seasons ago, and make ankles look like piglets.

6. What are the Derby day essentials? What do women need to carry on them in order to be prepared?

Sher’s: Lip gloss, mascara, powder compact, breathe mints, aspirin, sun screen, and small bills for tips.

Glasscock: Powder, lipstick, sunglasses, and a purse full of money to bet with! Peacock: Cash, lipstick, sunscreen and flipflops.

7. For first time visitors to the Derby – what advise can you give them?

Peacock: Sip those mint juleps slowly--they’re stronger than you think!--and be ready for any kind of weather.You never know what you’re going to get in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. Glasscock: Watch out for the Mint Juleps! They taste great sliding down, but remember you have a long day and night ahead… They are potent! The last things I want to see is a wonderful couture piece wobbling around on heels! Plus, if you attend one of the nightly galas, you will need to conserve energy so that you can dance into the wee hours and still be up for a country ham brunch the next morning. Just be prepared to only sleep 4 hours and be ready to go! On Derby Day, it is so easy to be overcome with the crowd, but don’t forget the horses.Take that journey down to the paddock early in the day, experience the crowd there, and enjoy seeing the horses. After all, our love of the horse is why we even come together on this magical day in Louisville, Kentucky. Welcome to the Kentucky Derby… A weekend of tradition, elegance and fun.

Sher’s: Do NOT skip breakfast. Eat a balanced breakfast before you go to the track, because it will be a long day. Watch out for the Mint Juleps and Oaks Lily- they are incredible, but know your limits. Don’t mix your liquor. Drink lots of water. Above all, have fun and savor the moment.



By Bunny Hinzman

MAKING STRIDES THE GRAYSON-JOCKEY CLUB RESEARCH FOUNDATION For seventy-five years, the GraysonJockey Club Research Foundation has been at the tip-of-the-spear for funding research leading to major breakthroughs in equine health.


ince its formation, GJCRF-supported endeavors have had a world-wide impact on all breeds of horses and their wide variety of disciplines. The University of Kentucky’s Dr. David Horohov remarked to the Keeneland Magazine that “half of what has been done in equine research would not have been accomplished without support from Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.” Since 1983, they have given $20.9 million to three hundred and ten research projects at forty-one universities. Grayson-Jockey Club supported research has put emphasis on the importance of pre-competition examinations. Their research found most horses suffering major injuries in competition primarily have issues preceding the event. The research has also found that Cryotherapy, the local or general application of cold temperatures to treat tissue damage, is a reliable practice to help prevent support-limb laminitis, and can even assist in fighting laminitis after diagnosis. Furthermore, their research has helped establish guidelines for safe usage of shock wave therapy before a race. Thus, the GJCRF, a Jockey Club affiliate, has been crucial to improvement of veterinary care for horses of all disciplines.

so we have plans to get our name out there and to people who are involved in disciplines other than racing. The work we do has an effect on all horses, so we need to let people know how we operate and encourage them to support the efforts. I think Grayson has had a huge effect on many practices used by vets worldwide. It is thanks to Grayson that we have a vaccine for virus abortion, the first vaccines for equine influenza and EVA. When MRLS broke out, we jumped in to help understand the cause and what precautions should be recommended. So I would say that Grayson has been important to horses both here and abroad and certainly made people feel more comfortable with certain situations.”

What sets the GJCRF above other research foundations is that it offers grants to various studies at multiple universities, rather than pooling all the grants at a single university. Hancock explained this was the reason she initially became involved with the GJCRF, “I became interested in equine research after Swale died.” Eight days following Swale’s 1984 Belmont Stakes win, he died following a routine gallop. Evidence was vague, pointing towards a heart issue, and his cause of death was never clearly understood. This inspired her to begin investigating venues conducting equine Chairman of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Dell research. “After looking around at a few options, I landed on Hancock of Lexington’s iconic Claiborne Farm remarked, “I think Grayson because I was impressed with the fact the foundation all of us at Grayson feel very confident and comfortable with gave money to the best research wherever it was. Had I what we do and how we do it. We are not comfortable with the supported one university the money would have been spent fact some feel we are the best kept secret to most horse owners, there regardless.” 112 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE

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The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has a strong history. Admiral Cary Grayson, for whom the establishment was named, devoted himself to promoting the study of horse health. His work with several organizations eventually led to the endeavor that now carries his name. As president of the Gargas Foundation, Grayson and the American Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (ATBA) partnered to explore ways to encourage horse research. Just one year after the admiral’s death in 1938, a plan was formed to create the Grayson Foundation and the ATBA launched a campaign to raise $100,000. When the organization had reached that milestone, the new foundation would be created. Under the guidance of chairman William Woodward Sr., the Jockey Club offered a substantial twenty percent of the total donations to reach the goal. When the foundation was launched in 1940, Woodward said that it was “the result of the conviction of a large number of persons devoted to the raising and breeding of horses that there is a positive need for further research in veterinary medicine and in the breeding, raising, and handling of horses.” With John Hay Whitney as its first president, the Grayson Foundation offered its first grant within a year. The organization donated $11,000 to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School to continue their research on periodic ophthalmia. Their goal was to disperse total of $100,000 in grants each year, and they operated successfully as their own entity for almost half a century.

“Since 1984, the process has become much more sophisticated as to the ‘vetting’ of the submitted projects and I am so proud of how and why research is supported by Grayson,” said Dell Hancock, “That is in large part to Larry Bramlage and Gary Lavin and the rotating committee they organized.” In 1984, the Jockey Club built its own foundation for horse research grants, and five years later, it merged with the Grayson Foundation and acquired its current name, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. In recent years, the organization has been able to offer nearly $1 million in grants annually, and at the end of 2011, their net assets reached $18.1 million. Dr. Charlie Scoggin, who works on day-to-day care of foals at Claiborne Farm, remarked, “The list of recent Grayson-funded research is very impressive, and the ones that really stand out for me include Dr. Margo Macpherson’s work on placentitis treatment and Dr. Michelle LeBlanc’s earlier study on the mechanism of placentitis. These studies were landmarks in allowing us reproduction vets to improve our success rates in managing cases of placentitis and generating a live and, most importantly, viable foal. What is more, these studies provided new insight into the mechanism and risk factors for placentitis. When taken as a whole, these studies have allowed me and my colleagues to practice better medicine.” Among the breakthroughs supported by the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation are the first vaccine for equine INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


influenza and tests for common diseases such as EHV, influenza, botulism, and EPM. The research they have supported has identified the cause of virus abortion and has led to its vaccine. Their herpes virus research has assisted in controlling outbreaks, such as the major epidemic on the Cutting Horse circuit. Research has also led to the Equine Viral Arteritis vaccine and has corrected previous concepts about placentitis. It has also found that high front toe grabs put a horse at larger risk of injury. Some of their recent projects address Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, the use of serum markers to uncover impending injury to bones and joints, enhancing immunities through DNA vaccination, and clearer knowledge of equine gastric ulcers. Other funded research looks into solving Laminitis, improved understanding regarding safer horseshoes and the horse/ racetrack interface, usage of stem cells for cartilage repair, gene therapy for Equine Arthritis, new approaches to vaccination against R. equi pneumonia, muscular factors influencing size of airway in exercising horses, and studies of immunity to EPM.

have also helped in establishing a large number of the practices and standards in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s requirements for its race track accreditation program, implemented not long after the 2008 Kentucky Derby. Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation President, Edward Bowen stated that “The Summits were also instrumental in the launch of the Race Track Testing Laboratory, which has created major steps forward in maintaining track consistency through scientific testing of materials, enhanced weather tracking, and use of ground-penetrating radar.”

The Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation is increasing its international presence. Hancock remarked, “I think the further down the road we go, the more international collaboration we will see. It is already happening. Grayson is currently funding two projects atThe University of Queensland. Dr. van Eps is working on a laminitis project in collaboration with researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Ohio State University . Another University of Queensland project is one concerning Omeprazole (gastrogard). Jose Vazquez-Boland from the University of Edinburgh is looking Last year, the GJCRF supported nineteen research projects for a into rhodococus, which is devastating to foals. So while we total of $1,003,580. The foundation funded eleven new projects, are funded primarily by US dollars, the research is being done five entering their second year, and three Storm Cat Career internationally, which I hope will result in more participation from Development Awards. One research endeavor in its first year of horse enthusiasts around the globe.” a two year grant is “Weight Bearing: Perfusion and Bioenergetics in Laminitis” conducted by Andrew van Eps of the University of The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation aspires to Queensland. Two others are “Events Affecting Laminar Adhesion continue its support of breakthrough research in the equine in Equine Sepsis” headed by James Belknap of Ohio State world. The organization is undertaking a donation drive to University, and “R. Equi Pnenomia: Can a Novel Vaccine Protect increase its net worth of approximately $24 million to an interim Foals?” by Noah Cohen of Texas A&M University. goal of more than $30 million. As Bowen stated, the GJCRF’s “underlying goal always is to identify and fund the research which Each year, the GJCRF and the Jockey Club host Welfare and provides the best opportunity for enhancements in horsemen’s Safety of the Racehorses Summits, which have helped lead ability to prevent injury and disease, but also to treat aggressively to the creation of the Equine Injury Database. The summits any health and soundness problems which do occur.” Photo credit Equisport Photos


Dr. Sue Stover




Text & Photos by Candiese Marnewick


TENACIOUS TOREADOR Toreador emerges from under the green trees at Bush Hill Stud along the grassy path, dancing about his groom excitedly, a 15 year old stallion with buzzing energy and a polite disposition.


y world champion sire in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, Danehill, Toreador is the most successful son of this great stallion to stand his career in South Africa.

Your first impression of Toreador is his handsome head with a white star, his copper sheened coat on a muscular shortcoupled frame and the fact that he never stops moving. At 16hh Toreador is agile and athletic; it is easy to see the big heart that carried him through his racing career. Suffering a potentially crippling injury to his pelvic area as a young horse that might have subdued the heart of any other Thoroughbred, his sheer courage and bravery is most evident in his racing career - one that spanned over England, Ireland and South Africa leaving four wins and 17 places.


As a two year old, he placed in the Acombe Stakes Listed over 1400m at York. His racing career picked up again at age five in South Africa with trainer Mike De Kock. Amongst his many places, four of them were in Gr2 company, and two prestigious Gr1’s – the Gold Challenge and Queens Plate over 1600m at six years of age. A 250 000 Guineas yearling off the Houghton Sale, Toreador is out of a Young Generation mare named Purchasepaperchase, in turn out of a Petingo mare Tin Goddess. His dam achieved a Timeform Rating of 104, winning three times and placing in several Stakes races including second in the Gr1 Prix Alary. She proved an equally good mare at stud – producing ten foals and nine winners – amongst them Matiya, winner of the Gr1 Irish 1000 Guineas, along with three other Black Type siblings. Toreador has to be the best value for money stallion standing

Link Man

commercially in South Africa, for a fee of just R15 000, his yearlings are in demand by owners and trainers alike at sales. Always producing a lovely horse, Toreador’s sales averages across the board in 2014 were impressive. Averaging R228 333 for each of his nine yearlings sold at the TBA National Yearling Sale in 2014, he continued this momentum at the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, averaging an admirable R123 889 each.The TBA Ready To Run Sale saw his three two-year olds sell for an average of R140 000 each, whilst the 2015 January CTS Premier Yearling Sale saw the progeny of Toreador average R400 000. A breeder cannot help but find Toreador likeable; he consistently produces a speedy racehorse with a good turn of foot, more recently with the blistering fast filly Lazer Star, trained by Ormond Ferraris.

Unbeaten in her first four starts, she won on debut by over five lengths at the Vaal over 1200m. Her third start saw her grab her well-deserved Gr3 win in the Magnolia Handicap, going on to secure the Swallow Stakes Listed by almost four lengths at Turffontein over 1160m. Armed with a Merit Rating of 108, the racing fans waited with baited breath to see if the good filly could make it five in a row – unbeaten. Carrying almost 8kgs more than the winner in the Gr3 Three Troikas off a fifth draw, Lazer Star had nothing to feel ashamed about when finishing second by a nose to Australianbred Sensible Lover. Her first four triumphs from five starts saw her win by a combined winning distance of 14 lengths. With Champions Season peeping around the corner in KZN, it is anticipated that we should see much more of her to come in the winner’s circle.




“ A producer of talented fillies, Toreador also has Jackodore, a nine-time winner including a Gr2 and Gr3, Gr3winning She’s A Stunner “

Lazer Star

Toreador’s first covering season took place in 2005, getting his career off to a bang with grey son Link Man winning the Gr1 Gold Medallion over 1200m, the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas, Gr3 Spring Challenge and the Gr3 Tony Ruffel Stakes, amongst many other Group places. Link Man’s outstanding efforts saw him voted as Equus Champion Two Year Old Colt and put Toreador on the map. Not only producing top quality Group performing sprinters, filly Las Ramblas came along to win five races over distances of 1000m – 2000m, including the Michael Roberts Handicap and finishing second in the Gr1 South African Fillies Classic. His other stand out Group Winners includes colt Deliver The Power, winner of the Gr3 Tommy Hotspur and Man O’War Sprint and Mauritian Gr2 winner, Straight Forward. A producer of talented fillies,Toreador also has Jackodore, a ninetime winner including a Gr2 and Gr3, Gr3-winning She’s A Stunner 118 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE

and more recently Listed winner, Roc ‘n Rose. Relocated from the Cape to Bush Hill Stud in 2013,Toreador’s first crop of foals in Kwa-Zulu Natal are on the ground. Receiving a quality book of mares, they included Clock The Rock – the dam of Bush Hill Stud’s resident sire Irish Flame. She has an outstanding colt this year at Bush Hill Stud, a full brother to three year old filly Verge, a winner who has placed three times from four starts on three different tracks. Amongst Toreador’s yearlings represented at the up and coming 2015 TBA National Yearling Sale, is a full-brother to four-time winner Chrissy Sanchez. Scoring 8.5 at inspection and a sibling to three other winners, the colt named Cool Beenz is being consigned by Greg Royden-Turner of Roski Stud. With quality yearlings sold in 2014 across the board, there is much more excitement to come from Toreador in the very near future and the breeders in KZN are fortunate to have access to such a great and consistent proven sire.




By Roving Reporter


DENISE FINNEY The International Racehorse Magazine catches up with renowned artist Denise Finney. Finney is recognised as one of the finest and most exciting artists in the Horse Racing industry today. She has painted such greats as the legendary ‘Kauto Star ’, and the people’s horse, the incomparable ‘Frankel’.




inney was born and raised in South West London close to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew where, as a child, she whiled away many a happy hour sketching and developing a love of nature and wildlife. Encouraged by her parents, she was a regular visitor to the Natural History Museum and Regents Park Zoo, where she studied and drew the exhibits.

She attended her first race meeting when she was in her early teens, at Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey. It is a racecourse that she still attends whenever she can. She recalls being drawn in by the excitement, colour and the most beautiful horses that she had ever seen. Her love affair with the sport of horse racing continues to this day, and the desire to capture a small part of the magic in her work is what fuels the fire and keeps her motivated.

Then came horses. Finney recalls, “I have vivid childhood memories of my sister and I galloping around our garden on broom handles with scarves tied at one end. We competed to come up with the most exotic names for our noble steeds. I think we must have driven our parents mad, as it wasn’t long before we were riding real ponies.”

Finney studied art at a local college and towards the end of her final year, she was offered her first professional commission. This was to illustrate a book of spiders and other land invertebrates. For the next ten years she continued to work in London as a wildlife illustrator, but found the work limiting because of strict deadlines and the constant need to paint someone else’s ideal. She married in 1991, and moved away from London.The marriage was brief, and for the next fifteen years she concentrated on raising her two daughters. She remembers, “I took up my paint brushes again as soon as my daughters became independent, only this time I wanted to follow my own path. I suppose it was only natural that I should paint horses as they have been my only lasting passion.” She goes on to say. ”I like to keep my work honest and simple - I just paint what I see, as I see it. Although I do work from




photographic references, I like to observe my subjects when possible in order to study their movements and mannerisms, and to try and understand what makes each animal unique. I always base my paintings on the emotional impression that each animal makes on me when I first see them in the flesh. I have a dreadful habit when meeting people for the first time - I will not remember a word of conversation, but I will know and remember every inch of their faces and will have noted every mannerism and expression. Observation is the key!” Finney works mainly in watercolour pencil. She explains, “The colours are not mixed on a pallette, but on the artwork itself as each layer of colour is applied. I layer many colours in order to achieve the desired shade, and understanding how the colours work in combination is vital. If I get the wrong combination, it is nigh on impossible to make corrections. I work on a small section at a time. Progress is slow and careful, and I only produce four or five paintings each year.” In 2006 Finney moved with her two daughters and assorted animals to Devon in the South West of England. She spent most of her time working, although when the opportunity presented 124 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE

itself she would shoot off to one of the local racecourses at the drop of a hat! She still enjoys going to Sandown Park for their big race meetings, and of course she made the pilgrimage to Ascot to see the mighty Frankel - and a very fast lady, the beautiful Black Caviar. On her work on other animals Finney says, “Although I do occasionally paint dog portraits, I will always prefer to paint horses as my fascination with them seems to grow as the years go by.The more I learn about them, the more I want to learn, and each new painting poses a fresh challenge, a new riddle to be solved. To try and capture the life-spark of each horse is something that I have become totally committed to, and as long as the passion to create is there - I will keep working.”






































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BOOK LAUNCH Nicola Hayward shares with International Racehorse Magazine her journey from equine lover to novelist and a short extract of her recently published novel, Fenella.


icola recalls, “When I was six years old I was expelled from ballet classes. The dancing teacher advised my mother to enrol me for riding lessons. Her advice was the kernel for a life-long love affair with all things equine. It sentenced my parents to more than a decade of weekends spent towing a horsebox around the Natal Midlands and as far afield as Cape Town and Kimberley. It was a wonderful way to grow up. I matriculated from St Anne’s Diocesan College as Dux of the school in 1981. Although I gave up riding while at university where I eventually graduated with a Masters in Medical Biochemistry, I maintained an active interest in the sport. After my marriage I bought a retired racehorse who I rode until I was seven months pregnant with our first child. Soon afterwards my husband bought a property in the semidesert Tanqua Karoo where I was able to fulfil the life-long dream of becoming involved in breeding. While frustrating and at times heart breaking, it was the inspiration for a new venture into journalism.” Having written for HQ Magazine, International Racehorse Magazine, Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder (London) and (Newmarket UK), in 2011 she enrolled in an online creative writing course under the guidance of Ron Irwin from the University of Cape Town. “While my husband Neil has always been the patient financier, we have two daughters, aged 20 and 18, both of whom have ridden most of their lives. They both share my unbridled passion for the written word and so it has been a great privilege to have written a story that gets their seal of approval.“ 126 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE

FANELLA - BY NICOLA HAYWARD “That didn’t look good,” muttered Tommy. But then like me, he refocused on the screen. I looked for Jinja and found her mid-field and hopelessly boxed in. She was stuck and had nowhere to go. At the front Major Sebastian had taken the lead, his jockey working hard with the stick as he rode for the line. I looked for my brave filly and saw Jack take a hold and slow her momentarily, allowing her to fall behind the horse on her inside. A gap opened in front and to the right and she headed for it. Jack shook the reins at her and Jinja pinned her ears back, swished her tail and accelerated. “Here comes Lady Goodwin,” said the announcer above the yells and shouts around me. “The filly is flying, she’s almost there, Major Sebastian, Lady Goodwin,” the line was just strides away.The gap between the two horses was closing but Major Sebastian still held the upper hand. “Major Sebastian,” the tension in the announcer’s voice was clear. Around me people were shouting and jumping up and down but I felt like I was cocooned in a bubble of fear, excitement and hope.

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Hammie’s Hooker

Jet Supreme

By Sarah Whitelaw

South African

STATS 2015 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition

Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas, G1, 3yo fillies, Kenilworth, 6 December 2014, 1600m 1 Majmu (AUS) Redoute’s Choice (AUS) – Spontaneous (CHI), by Hussonet) 2 Inara Trippi (USA) – Mountains Of Mist (IRE), by Shirley Heights (GB) 3 Double Whammy Judpot (USA) – Frida, by Kabool (GB) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 5; Placings: 1 Earnings: R1 270 000 Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE is the sire of 120 stakes winners. In 2014 MAJMU Hussonet G1, LANKAN RUPEE Stravinsky G1, HAMPTON COURT Broken Vow G1, BONARIA Last Tycoon G1, ROCK MAGIC Bubble Gum Fellow LR, PANZER DIVISION Hussonet LR, SCISSOR KICK Quest For Fame G3, LA AMISTAD Riverman LR, SEASIDE Hennessy LR, HONORINE Honour And Glory G2, TANGO’S DAUGHTER Anabaa G2, A TIME FOR JULIA Jade Hunter G3, LILLIBURLERO General Nediym G3, ABIDEWITHME Zabeel LR, STRAWBERRY BOY Strawberry Road LR.

1 Alboran Sea (AUS) 3 f Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) – Lady’s Light (USA), by Toolighttoquit (USA) 2 Captain Of All 4 c Captain Al – Serious Side, by Fard (IRE) 3 Carry On Alice 3 f Captain Al – Carry On Katie, by Western Winter (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 8; Wins: 4; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 317 250 Sire ROCK OF GIBRALTAR is the sire of 98 stakes winners. In 2015 ALBORAN SEA Toolightoquit G1, ROYAL ZULU GUARD King’s Theatre LR 1st dam LADY’S LIGHT, Unraced Dam of 3 winners: 2006: Trafalgar Legacy (c Rock Of Gibraltar), 5 wins in South Africa and Singapore, 3rd Singapore Derby G1 2007: LIGHT EXPRESS (f Fastnet Rock), 2 wins in Australia 2010: ALBORAN SEA (f Rock Of Gibraltar), $105 000PYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Championship G1, Cape Flying Championship G1, 2nd Golden Slipper G1, Southern Cross S G2.

1st Dam SPONTANEOUS, 2 wins in Chile, Clasico Polla De Potrancas G1 Dam of 1 winner 2011: MAJMU (f Redoute’s Choice), $300 000 IEYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Cape Fillies Guineas G1, SA Fillies Nursery G2, Starling S G2, Pretty Polly S G3, Ruffian S LR.

2nd Dam, LADY’S ANSWER, Unraced Dam of 8 winners: ERICA’S DREAM: 16 wins in USA, Matron Hcp G3, Gardenia Hcp LR, dam of G3W ADREAMISBORN TWOSIES ANSWER: 9 wins in USA, Berlo Hcp LR, dam of champion ANSWER LIVELY

2nd Dam GALOISE Unraced Dam of 3 winners: SPONTANEOUS: See Above Lao Tzu: 12 wins in Chile, 3rd Raimundo Valdes Cuevas G3

Broodmare sire TOOLIGHTTOQUIT is the sire of dams of 2 stakes winners – ALBORAN SEA Rock Of Gibraltar G1, SMILE SAMANTHA Reparations LR

Broodmare sire HUSSONET is the sire of the dams of 39 stakes winners –IL VENEZZIO Merchant Of Venice G1, ANIMAS Easing Along G1, MR RODRIGO Hurricane Cat G1, LE CAESAR Caesarion G2, DIVA SPIRIT A P Indy LR, MAJMU Redoute’s Choice G3, WINDFINDER Shirocco LR, PORSENNA Dylan Thomas LR, ALL THE TALK Stratum G3, DIVINE BABY Easing Along LR, PERFECT FRIEND Easing Along G2, PIPPA Belong To Me G1, HURACAN RODRIGO Hurricane Cat LR, ASCOT PRINCE Sir Cat G1, PUERTA DE CRISTAL Ocean Terrace G3, ALCOHUAZ Merchant Of Venice LR, HASTA NUNCA Star Dabbler G3, PUERTO BOTANY Merchant Of Venice G2, ASHTAR Merchant Of Venice G1 Danehill Redoute’s Choice Shantha’s Choice Hussonet Spontaneous Galoise

Danzig Razyana Canny Lad Dancing Show Mr Prospector Sacahuista Smooth Performance War Wind

Betting World Cape Flying Championship, G1, Kenilworth, 11 January 2014, 1000m


Danehill Rock Of Gibraltar Offshore Boom Toolighttoquit Lady’s Light Lady’s Answer

Danzig Razyana Be My Guest Push A Button Dixieland Brass Raksh Northern Answer Sweet Lady Briar

Breco Seafoods Prix Du Cap, G3, fillies and mares, Kenilworth, 21 February 2015, 1400m 1 Hammie’s Hooker 5 m Trippi (USA) – Gem Queen, by Damascus Gate (USA) 2 Red Flame 4 f Jet Master – Forty Fires, by Western Winter (USA) 3 Maybe Yes 4 f Tiger Ridge (USA) – Fair Enough, by Model Man Age: 5; Starts: 27; Wins:9; Placings: 12; Earnings: R1 520 870 Sire: TRIPPI. Is the sire of 49 stakes winners. In 2015 HAMMIE’S HOOKER Damascus Gate G3, INARA Shirley Heights G1, TRIP TEASE Complete Warrior G3, Liquid Mercury Skip Away G1, Trip To Heaven Cee’s Tizzy G3, Shingwedzi Sadler’s Wells G2, Lanner Falcon French Deputy G2, Night Trip Machiavellian G2, Tiger Territory Model Man G3 1st Dam GEM QUEEN, 2 wins in South Africa

Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Victoriana (f Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa, 3rd Champagne S G3 2006: KING’S COLLEGE (c Lecture),Winner in South Africa 2009: HAMMIE’S HOOKER (f Trippi), R360 000CRS, 9 wins in South Africa,Tibouchina S G2, Prix Du Cap G3, Diana S G3, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, Irridescence S LR, Perfect Promise Sprint LR, 2nd Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas G1, 3rd Klawervlei Majorca S G1

of Good Hope Derby G2. 2003:WHISPERING JET (f Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa dam of SW OMATICAYA 2006: STARS IN MY EYES (f National Assembly),Winner in South Africa 2007: SEA OF ICE (c Western Winter), Winner in South Africa 2009: JET SUPREME (f Jet Master), 5 wins in South Africa, Umzimkhulu S G3, Final Fling S G3,Victress S G3, 2nd Jamaica Hcp LR, 3rd KRA Fillies Guineas G2, Diana S G3, Ladies Mile LR.

2nd Dam JUST SUSAN,Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: SHOCKING PINK,Winner in South Africa, dam of G2P Justamossa JUST MAN, 9 wins in South Africa and Mauritius

2nd dam,WHENEVER WHEREVER, Unraced. Dam of 6 winners: GOLD FOREVER:Winner in NZ, Princess Mellay S LR SOLEA: See Above

Broodmare sire DAMASCUS GATE is the sire of dams of 6 stakes winners -HAMMIE’S HOOKER Trippi G2, SHEZTHECLUBQUEEN Fan Club’s Mister G3, D J DETZKY Announce LR, I DO Camden Park G3, BRIDAL LACE Baroon G3, SYMPHONY OF JOY Argosy G3 End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Damascus Gate Gem Queen Just Susan

Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Damascus Spring Adieu Mr Justice Susans Choice

Calulo Victress Stakes, G3, fillies and mares, Kenilworth, 13 December 2014, 1800m 1 Jet Supreme 5 m Jet Master – Solea (NZ), by Zabeel (NZ) 2 Acrostar (AUS) 4 f Danehill Dancer (IRE) – Nova Star (AUS), by Iglesia (AUS) 3 Indaba 3 f Dynasty – Posh Lady, by Proclaim (USA)

Broodmare sire ZABEEL is the sire of dams of 129 stakes winners – IT’S A DUNDEEL High Chaparral G1, ATLANTIC JEWEL Fastnet Rock, DARCI BRAHMA Danehill G1, COMMANDING JEWEL Commands G1, CURVED BALL Fastnet Rock G2, SILENT ACHIEVER O’Reilly G1, HEADTURNER Anabaa G1, O’MARILYN O’Reilly G1, PURPLE Commands G1, SOUTHERN SPEED Southern Image G1, DEAR DEMI Dehere G1, INVEST Dehere G1, SHOOTOFF Duelled G1, FAINT PERFUME Shamardal G1, JET SUPREME Jet Master G3, SIR MOMENTS Choisir G2, TIME FOR WAR Snitzel G2, RHYTHM TO SPARE Pins G3, GO INDY GO Bernardini G1, ESSAY RAIDER Bernardini G3, GYPSY DIAMOND Not A Single Doubt G3, LADY CUMQUAT Duke Of Marmalade G3, EPINGLE Pins G3, SHOW ME THE WORLD High Chaparral G2, SCAPOLO Bachelor Duke G2, WAR More Than Ready G3, WOWEE Choisir G3, LUCK OF SMILING Elusive City G1. Rakeen Jet Master Jet Lightning

Age: 5; Starts: 22; Wins: 5; Placings: 9; Earnings: R640 805 Sire JET MASTER is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2014 IN THE FAST LANE Northern Guest G1, YORKER Al Mufti G1, MASTER OF MY FATE Elliodor G2, PRINCESS OFTHE SKY Goldmark LR, Helderberg Blue Fusaichi Pegasus G3, TOUCH THE SKY Royal Academy LR, FLY BY NIGHT Model Man G1, STAR JET Mutakddim LR, Hijacked Al Mufti LR, Ad Idem Camden Park G2, Pomodoro Northern Guest G1, JET BELLE Ahmad G2, STORM WARNING Fort Wood LR, Master’s Eye Al Mufti LR, Red Flame Western Winter G3, Jet Aglow Argosy G1, Mensoora Giant’s Causeway LR, Glorious Jet Elliodor LR, Jet Explorer Icelander G1, Jayyed Mr Prospector G1, MLJet Spectrum G1, JET SET GO Bletchley Park G3 1st dam SOLEA,Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: 2000: ROMANTIC (f Caesour), 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G3P Northern Conquest 2001: IVY GREEN (g Elliodor), 5 wins in South Africa,Woolavington Hcp LR, 2nd Cape

Zabeel Solea

Whenever Wherever

Northern Dancer Glorious Song Rollins Jolly Laughter Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Secretariat Miralla

Chairman’s Cup sponsored by CTS, G3, Kenilworth, 21 February 2015, 3200m 1 Coltrane(ARG) 5 g Giant’s Causeway (USA) – Nuance (IRE), by Rainbow Quest (USA) 2 Gone Baby Gone 4 g Greys Inn (USA) – Native Gem (ARG), by Lode (USA) 3 Shingwedzi 4 f Trippi (USA) – Buffalo Dance (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells (USA) Age: 5; Starts: 26; Wins: 6; Placings:14 Earnings: R743 193 Sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY is the sire of 152 stakes winners . In 2015 COLTRANE Giant’s Causeway G3, Red Rifle Gulch G3, IRISH MISSION Miswaki G3, Bouclette Top Honour And Glory LR, TAKE CHARGE BRANDI Seeking The Gold LR, Potent Way Hidden Prize G2, TOP JULIETTE Southern Halo G3, NIGHT PROWLER More Than Ready G3

Fourth Estate

Captain Of All

1st Dam, NUANCE, placed in UK from 2 starts Dam of 4 winners: 2004: EL HOMBRE (c Horse Chestnut), Winner in USA 2005: DOODLEBURG (c Johannesburg), 2 wins in USA 2006: NUDGE NUDGE (c Catienus), 2 wins in South Africa 2009: COLTRANE (g Giant’s Causeway), R1 250 000 NYS, 4 wins in South Africa Cape Summer Stayers Hcp G3, 2nd J&B Reserve Stayers Hcp G2, 2nd The Sledgehammer LR, 3rd Castle Tankard G1 2nd dam, MADAME DU BOIS, 5 wins in GB and France, Prix de Royallieu G2, Park Hill S G2 Dam of 7 winners: IRISH HAVEN: 3 wins inc. Irish 2000 Guineas G1, sire COUNT DUBOIS: 2 wins inc. Gran Criterium G1, successful sire in South Africa Place de’l Opera: 2 wins, 3rd Aphrodite S LR, dam of G2W IMPERIAL STRIDE, G3 HIGH PITCHED, SW ZERO TOLERANCE Broodmare sire RAINBOW QUEST is the sire of dams of 153 stakes winners – FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND Giant’s Causeway G1, ELUSIVE WAVE Elusive City G1, RAKTI Polish Precedent G1, NORTH LIGHT Danehill G1, KRIS KIN Kris S G1, PEDRO THE GREAT Henrythenavigator G1, LOOK HERE Hernando G1, JUST THE JUDGE Lawman G1, KINGSTON HILL Mastercraftsman G1, SILK SARI Dalakhani G2, RIPOSTE Dansili G2, ALJAAMAHEER Dubawi G2, SAMITAR Rock Of Gibraltar G1, SPIRIT QUARTZ Invincible Spirit G2, GLEN’S DIAMOND Intikhab G2, JAVA’S WAR War Pass G1, LAW ENFORCEMENT Lawman G1, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rock Of Gibraltar G2, REKINDLED INTEREST Redoute’s Choice G2, IRIAN Tertullian G2, WELL ROUNDED Reset G2, PLUMANIA Anabaa G1, ASK Sadler’s Wells G1, SPANISH MOON El Prado G1, AQLAAM Oasis Dream G1, DOCTOR FREMANTLE Sadler’s Wells G2, BALLADEUSE Singspiel G2 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm Rainbow Quest Nuance Madame Dubois

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Blushing Groom I Will Follow Legend Of France Shadywood

Christmas Hcp, G3, Greyville, 26 December 2014, 1600m 1 Fourth Estate 7 g Dynasty – Ritualistic, by Jallad (USA) 2 Diamond King (NZ) 4 g More Than Ready (USA) – Salsa (NZ), by O’Reilly (NZ) 3 Isobar 5 g Tiger Ridge (USA) – Forecast, by Western Winter (USA) Age: 7; Starts: 44; Wins: 8; Placings: 12; Earnings: R675 100 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2014 LEGISLATE Restructure G1, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, ACT OF WAR Cordoba G1, DYNASTIC POWER Royal

Prerogative G3, IRISH MYTH Flaming Rock LR, DANCING DYNASTY Northfields LR, BLAZE OF NOON Goldkeeper G3, FOURTH ESTATE Jallad G3, DYNAMIC Theatrical G2, SHIMMERING GEM Rakeen G3. 1st dam, RITUALISTIC, won 2 races in South Africa Dam of 3 winners: 2006: BADER (g Windrush), 3 wins in South Africa 2007: FOURTH ESTATE (g Dynasty), R60 000KZNYS, 8 wins in South Africa, Christmas Hcp G3, 3rd Christmas Hcp G3 2010:TITANIA (f King Of Kings),Winner in South Africa 2nd dam NORTHERN RITUALS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: RITUALISTIC: See Above FORMAL FLING:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire: JALLAD sired of the dam of 27 stakes winners SOLO TRAVELLER Jallad G1, SHEA SHEA National Emblem G1, CLASSIC ILLUSION Kahal G3, MAJESTIC SUN Kahal G3, SUN CITY Kahal LR, GIVE ME FIVE Goldkeeper G1, MARTIAL EAGLE Silvano G1, FOREST OF DEAN Silvano G3, PORT OF LONDON London News G2, HOSPITALITY Badger’s Drift G3, RED DOR Elliodor G2, MASAI WARRIOR Wolfhound G3, CHARLIES ISLAND Lizard Island G3, BIT ON THE SIDE Jet Master G3, JOSHUA’S DREAM Joshua Dancer G3, SHE’S A WINNER Joshua Dancer G3, LIZARRE Jet Master G3, RAISE THE BAR Goldkeeper LR, CODE ROCK Doowaley LR, ONEHUNDREDACREWOOD Malhub LR, YOSHIE Antonius Pius LR, SCENTED ASH Ashaawes LR, RUN FOR IT Dynasty LR, IN LIKE FLYNN National Assembly LR, RUSSINI Kitalpha LR, LUCKY SAM Imperial Stride LR, FOURTH ESTATE Dynasty G3 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Jallad Ritualistic Northern Rituals

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Blushing Groom Petrava Northern Guest Old Rituals

Khaya Stables Diadem S, G2, Kenilworth, 27 December 2014, 1200m 1 Captain Of All 4 c Captain Al – Serious Side, by Fard (IRE) 2 Copper Parade 7 g Lecture (USA) – Copper Horizon, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Fly By Night 5 m Jet Master – Fly The Wind, by Model Man Age:4; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Placings: 2; Earnings: R783 150 Sire CAPTAIN AL. Sire of 47 stakes winners. In 2014 HILL FIFTY FOUR Sportsworld G1, DISCO AL Badger Land G3, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, CAPTAIN LARS Polar Falcon LR, PINE PRINCESS Badger Land G3. 1st dam, SERIOUS SIDE,Winner in South

Arcetri Pink

Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2009: Intimateconnection (f Lake Coniston), 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Irridescence S LR, 3rd Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3 2010: CAPTAIN OF ALL (c Captain Al), R100 000KFS, 4 wins in South Africa,Tsogo Sun Medallion G1, Diadem S G2, 3rd Golden Horseshoe G1 2nd Dam, FORTY JEWELS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: CATS EYE: 7 wins, Breeders Challenge G3 Golden Pendant: 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Durban Nursery LR Broodmare sire FARD is the sire of the dams of 2 stakes winner – CAPTAIN OF ALL Captain Al G1, THE WEST IS WIDE Western Winter G3 Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Fard Serious Side Forty Jewels


ALEXANDER POPE Danehill Dancer G3, SAAMIDD Street Cry G2, GATERIE Dubai Destination LR, HARD DREAM Oasis Dream G2, NIGHT OF THUNDER Dubawi G1, Danehill Rock Of Gibraltar Offshore Boom Galileo Arcetri Shewillifshewants

Danzig Razyana Be My Guest Push A Button Sadler’s Wells Urban Sea Alzao Dedicated Lady

Bradlows/Morkels Fillies Mile, G3, 3yo fillies, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 1600m 1 Banbury f Horse Chestnut – Lady Helen, by Stage Colony (USA) 2 Smart Call f Ideal World (USA) – Good Judgement (USA), by Horse Chestnut 3 Ataab (AUS) f Flying Spur (AUS) – Azwa, by Muhtafal (USA)

Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Reprimand Anneli Rose Forty Winks Casket

Age:3; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Placings: 3; Earnings: R276 625

Electric Express Ipi Tombe Challenge, G2, Fillies and mares, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 1600m 1 Arcetri Pink (AUS) 4 f Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) – Arcetri (AUS), by Galileo (IRE) 2 Pine Princess 3 f Captain Al – Scent Of Pine, by Badger Land (USA) 3 Carry On Alice 3 f Captain Al – Carry On Katie, by Western Winter (USA) Age:4; Starts: 20; Wins: 5; Placings:8; Earnings: R1 365 250 Sire ROCK OF GIBRALTAR is the sire of 96 stakes winners. In 2014 ARCETRI PINK Galileo G2, CELTIC ROCK Celtic Swing LR, ROCK OF ROMANCE Indian Ridge G3, SPOIL THE FUN Night Shift G3, RAYDARA Marju G2, DARIA Big Shuffle LR, SAVANNE Galileo G3, AJAXANA Lycius G2, ALBORAN SEA Toolightoquit G1, PRINCE GIBRALTAR Pennekamp G2, RICH GIRL Giant’s Causeway G3 1st Dam, ARCETRI, was unraced Dam of 1 winner: 2010: ARCETRI PINK (f Rock Of Gibraltar), 5 wins in South Africa, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2,Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas G2, 3rd Magnolia Hcp G3.

Sire HORSE CHESTNUT is the sire of 16 stakes winners. In 2014 BANBURY Stage Colony G3, BOLD INSPIRATION Model Man LR, Catkin Badger Land LR, Rake’s Chestnut Rakeen G1, SILENT FORCE Goldkeeper LR, CHESTNUT’S ROCKET Jet Master G3 1st dam, Lady Helen, 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd SA Oaks G2 Dam of 3 winners: 2005:TOPLESS TOWERS (f Fort Wood), Winner in South Africa 2010: GRAFTON (c National Assembly), Winner in South Africa 2011: BANBURY (f Horse Chestnut), 2 wins in South Africa, Fillies Mile G3 2nd dam, LADY SHIRLEY BIRD, Placed Dam of 10 winners: LORD SHIRLDOR: 6 wins, FNB 1600 G1, Bloodline Classic G1 MAXIMUM POWER: 8 wins,Vaal Bookmakers Hcp DOG ROSE: 5 wins, Gosforth Park Fillies Guineas G2, dam of G3W SALUKI KESTREL: 6 wins, John Skeaping Trophy G2 Broodmare sire STAGE COLONY is the sire of dams of 1 stakes winners – BANBURY Horse Chestnut G3 Fort Wood Horse Chestnut London Wall

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Col Pickering Nalatale Pleasant Colony Meteor Stage Shirley Heights Geopelia

2nd Dam SODA WATCH,Winner in Australia Dam of 5 winners: CAMENA: 7 wins in Australia, Light Finger S G2, 2nd Galaxy Hcp G1 dam of G3P Warhead JAI’S JUMP: 3 wins in Australia, Darby Munro S LR

Flamboyant S, G3, fillies and mares, Greyville, 2 January 2015, 1600m

Broodmare sire GALILEO is the sire of dams of 25 stakes winners – LA COLLINA Strategic Prince G1, ARCETRI PINK Rock Of Gibraltar G2, VENUS DE MILO Duke Of Marmalade G3, LEA First Samurai G1, LEITIR MOR Holy Roman Emperor G3, REHN’S NEST Authorized G3,

1 Same Jurisdiction 3 f Mambo In Seattle (USA) – Diana De Carlo, by Captain Al 2 Goldie Coast (AUS) 4 f Choisir (AUS) – Drama Of Life (AUS), by Royal Academy (USA) 3 Admiral’s Eye 4 f Admire Main (JPN) – Surfers Eye, by Elliodor (FR)

Stage Colony Lady Helen Lady Shirley Bird



Same Jurisdiction

Shimmering Gem

Age: 3; Starts:5; Wins: 4; Placings: 1 Earnings: R1 148 425 Sire MAMBO IN SEATTLE. Sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2014 SAME JURISDICTION Captain Al G1, Mystic Express Joshua Dancer LP 1st dam, DIANA DE CARLO,Winner in South Africa Dam of 3 winners: 2008: KENSINGTON ROAD (c Albert Hall), Winner in South Africa 2010: RED TRACTOR (g Casey Tibbs), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: SAME JURISDICTION (f Mambo In Seattle), R270 000KNYS, 4 wins in South Africa,Thekwini S G1, Flamboyant S G3 2nd dam, SILK STALKINGS, 4 wins in South Africa, Flamboyant S LR Dam of 1 winner: DIANA DE CARLO: See Above Broodmare sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of dams of 4 stakes winners – POTENT POWER National Emblem G1, SAME JURISDICTION Mambo In Seattle, HOT AFFAIR Jay Peg G3, FLASH DRIVE Jay Peg G3, DOOR OF DECEPTION Count Dubois LR Kingmambo Mambo In Seattle

Weekend In Seattle Captain Al

Diana De Carlo Silk Stalkings

Mr Prospector Miesque Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Al Mufti Off To War National Assembly Lady Mcardy

Gauteng Racing Association Hcp, G3, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 3200m 1 Shimmering Gem 5 g Dynasty – Brilliant Beryl, by Rakeen (USA) 2 Rodeo Sioux 5 m Casey Tibbs (IRE) – Dancing Sioux, by Qui Danzig (USA) 3 Kingston Mines (GB) 4 g Archipenko (USA) – Alexandrine (IRE), by Nashwan (USA) Age:5; Starts: 19; Wins: 6; Placings: 6; Earnings: R456 775 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 23 stakes winners. In 2014 LEGISLATE Restructure G1, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, ACT OF WAR Cordoba G3, DYNASTIC POWER Royal Prerogative G3, IRISH MYTH Flaming Rock LR, DANCING DYNASTY Northfields LR, BLAZE OF NOON Goldkeeper G3, SHIMMERING GEM Rakeen G3 1st dam, BRILLIANT BERYL, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2005: FEARLESS LOVE (c Rich Man’s Gold), Winner in South Africa 2009: SHIMMERING GEM (g Dynasty), NYS R60 000, 6 wins in South Africa, Racing Association Hcp G3 2nd Dam, BERYL MARQUARD, 4 wins in South Africa, Jack Patience Futurity LR Dam of 3 winners: BRILLIANT BERYL: See Above SISWE: 5 wins in South Africa


FLIGHT ODYSSESY: 3 wins in South Africa Broodmare Sire RAKEEN is the sire of dams of 12 stakes winners – PRINCESS VICTORIA G1, FAR DE VIE Fard G1, SEDGE Silvano G3, AL CZARINA Rabah G3, ORANGE ALERT Goldkeeper LR, CALL TO COMBAT Announce LR, ISLAND RETREAT Mogok LR, COMTESSE DUBOIS Count Dubois LR, LYCURGUS Not For Love LR, HANGOVER KID Lemon Drop Kid G2, BLUSHING B.J. Rock Slide LR, SHIMMERING GEM Dynasty G3 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Rakeen Brilliant Beryl Beryl Marquard

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Northern Dancer Glorious Song Elliodor Aerialist

Glorious Goodwood Hcp, G2, Kenilworth, 10 January 2015, 1800m 1 Arion 4 c Silvano (GER) – Alstroemaria, by Northern Guest (USA) 2 Power King 4 g Silvano (GER) – Northern Gale, by Northern Guest (USA) 3 Night Trip 5 g Trippi (USA) – Pleine Nuit (IRE), by Machiavellian (USA) Age: 4; Starts: 13; Wins: 3; Placings:5; Earnings: R609 588 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 49 stakes winners. In 2015 – ARION Northern Guest G2, Power King Northern Guest G2. 1st dam, ALSTROEMARIA,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 1997: IRISH LILY (f Kilconnel),Winner in South Africa 2004:WHITE OLEANDER (f Lecture), 2 wins in South Africa 2008: ATAMASCO (c Silvano), 4 wins in South Africa 2010: ARION (c Silvano), R200 000CRTR, 3 wins in South Africa, Peninsula Hcp G2, 3rd Cape Derby G1 2nd dam, LILY GRAY, Unraced Dam of 8 winners: GLOWING THATCH: 8 wins in South Africa, Flying Festival 1000 LR PAINTED GLORY: 6 wins in South Africa, Lonsdale Stirrup Cup G3 Lilium Regale: 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Ruffian S LR Pewter: 6 wins in South Africa, 3rd Allez France Hcp LR, dam of SP Cotton Candy ST GEORGE LILY: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G3W GEORDOBA, 2nd dam of G1W VILLANDRY LILY LANE: Unraced dam of G3W BILBOA and G3W DAY LILY DELIGHT TRITONIA: 8 wins, dam of SW TRITON Broodmare sire NORTHERN GUEST is the sire of the dams of 80 stakes winners– IN THE FAST LANE Jet Master G1, EASTERN GREETING Kahal G2, THE MOUSEKETEER Kahal LR, POMODORO Jet Master G1, J J THE JET PLANE Jet Master G1, TOP SELLER Al Mufti G1, ICY AIR Jallad G2, AMPHITHEATRE Braashee

Act Of War

G2, JET LEGEND Jet Master G3, POWER KING Silvano G3, NORTHERN LAND Badger Land G3, BOLD ELLINORE Kahal G1, THE MOUSEKETEER Kahal G2, END OF SEASON Announce LR, RUSHING WIND Windrush G2, FURIOUS DANCER Dancing Duel LR, GOLDEN CHARIOT Caesour G2, MR MICKEY MOUSE Muhtafal LR, DANCE AT DAYLIGHT Rambo Dancer G3, WINNING LEAP Labeeb G2, IMPERIOUS STAR Navarone G1, BLUE HEATHER Fort Wood LR, PURPLE LAKE Lake Coniston G3, VANGELIS Kahal LR, FOREST PATH Fort Wood G1, REEF ROAD Fort Wood G2, LONDON GUEST London News G3, CHARMING LADY Winter Romance LR, ROYAL EXIT Kitalpha G3, MOUNT HOOD Manshood G3, ARION Silvano G2, LIGHT THE LIGHTS Western Winter LR. Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Northern Guest Alstroemaria Lily Gray

Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Northern Dancer Sex Appeal Instrument Landing Run For Lily

Grand Parade Cape Guineas, G1, 3yos, Kenilworth, 20 December 2014, 1600m 1 Act Of War c Dynasty – Si Senorita, by Cordoba (USA) 2 Harry’s Son (AUS) c Haradasun (AUS) – Dash On Ruby (AUS), by Anabaa (USA) 3 Kingvoldt c Western Winter (USA) – Red Parade, by Parade Leader (USA) Age: 3; Starts:7; Wins: 6; Placings: 1 Earnings: R1 288 000 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2014 LEGISLATE Restructure G1, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, ACT OF WAR Cordoba G1, DYNASTIC POWER Royal Prerogative G3, IRISH MYTH Flaming Rock LR, DANCING DYNASTY Northfields LR, BLAZE OF NOON Goldkeeper G3, FOURTH ESTATE Jallad G3, DYNAMIC Theatrical G2, SHIMMERING GEM Rakeen G3. 1st dam, Si Senorita, 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Fairview Breeders Guineas LR Dam of 5 winners: 2003: SUBASTADOR (g Tara’s Halls), 3 wins in South Africa, Langerman Hcp G3, Cape Breeders S LR, 3rd Matchem S G3, Dahlia Plate LR. 2004: SENOR SASSI (c Tara’s Halls), 5 wins in South Africa 2006: MUCHACHO GRANDE (c Indigo Magic),Winner in South Africa 2009: LUNA DE VICTORIA (f Victory Moon), 4 wins in South Africa, Off To Stud Hcp LR 2011: ACT OF WAR (c Dynasty), R550 000 CPYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Grand Parade Cape Guineas G1, Selangor Cup G2, Cape Classic G3, Langerman Hcp G3,Winter Juvenile S LR. 2nd Dam Vadostar, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Sophomore Sprint LR Dam of 5 winners:


Si Senorita: See Above Sharp Cookie: 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Falcon Sprint LR. Damsire CORDOBA is the sire of dams of 9 stakes winners – ACT OF WAR Dynasty G1, SYRIAN SONJA Damascus Gate G3, PIRATE’S GOLD Rich Man’s Gold G3, LUNA DE VICTORIA Victory Moon LR, SUBASTADOR Tara’s Halls G3, KHEMOSABI Commands LR, COUNTLESS TIMES Count Dubois G2, LADY PEREZ West Man LR, ZOLAROYALE Dominion Royale G3. Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Cordoba Si Senorita Vadostar

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite El Gran Senor Gay Senorita Calvados Transtar Ii

Grandwest Cape Summer Stayers Hcp, Kenilworth, 20 December 2014, 2500m 1 Coltrane (ARG) 5 g Giant’s Causeway (USA) – Nuance (IRE), by Rainbow Quest (USA) 2 Gothic 5 g Silvano (GER) – Mysterious Land, by Badger Land (USA) 3 Current Event 5 g Go Deputy (USA) – Camara, by Elliodor (FR) Age: 5; Starts: 23; Wins: 4; Placings:13; Earnings: R463 630 Sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY is the sire of 138 stakes winners . In 2014 TAKE CHARGE BRANDI SeekingThe Gold G1, IMAGINING A P Indy G1, COLTRANE Rainbow Quest G3, IRISH MISSION Miswaki G3, CARPE DIEM Unbridled’s Song G1, PERUGIA TOP Perugino G2, RED RIFLE Gulch G2, ABACO PleasantTap G2, FED BIZ Wild Again G2, BIG CAZANOVA Morning Bob G3, PROTONICO A P Indy G3, WINNING CAUSE G3 Kingmambo, GIANT REMAX Southern Halo G3, IRISH SURF Seattle Slew G3. 1st Dam, NUANCE, placed in UK from 2 starts Dam of 4 winners: 2004: EL HOMBRE (c Horse Chestnut),Winner in USA 2005: DOODLEBURG (c Johannesburg), 2 wins in USA 2006: NUDGE NUDGE (c Catienus), 2 wins in South Africa 2009: COLTRANE (g Giant’s Causeway), R1 250 000 NYS, 4 wins in South Africa Cape Summer Stayers Hcp G3, 2nd J&B Reserve Stayers Hcp G2, 2ndThe Sledgehammer LR, 3rd CastleTankard G1 2nd dam, MADAME DU BOIS, 5 wins in GB and France, Prix de Royallieu G2, Park Hill S G2 Dam of 7 winners: IRISH HAVEN: 3 wins inc. Irish 2000 Guineas G1, sire COUNT DUBOIS: 2 wins inc. Gran Criterium G1, successful sire in South Africa Place de’l Opera: 2 wins, 3rd Aphrodite S LR, dam of G2W IMPERIAL STRIDE, G3 HIGH PITCHED, SW ZERO TOLERANCE Broodmare sire RAINBOW QUEST



is the sire of dams of 153 stakes winners – FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND Giant’s Causeway G1, ELUSIVE WAVE Elusive City G1, RAKTI Polish Precedent G1, NORTH LIGHT Danehill G1, KRIS KIN Kris S G1, PEDRO THE GREAT Henrythenavigator G1, LOOK HERE Hernando G1, JUST THE JUDGE Lawman G1, KINGSTON HILL Mastercraftsman G1, SILK SARI Dalakhani G2, RIPOSTE Dansili G2, ALJAAMAHEER Dubawi G2, SAMITAR Rock Of Gibraltar G1, SPIRIT QUARTZ Invincible Spirit G2, GLEN’S DIAMOND Intikhab G2, JAVA’S WAR War Pass G1, LAW ENFORCEMENT Lawman G1, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rock Of Gibraltar G2, REKINDLED INTEREST Redoute’s Choice G2, IRIANTertullian G2, WELL ROUNDED Reset G2, PLUMANIA Anabaa G1,ASK Sadler’s Wells G1, SPANISH MOON El Prado G1, AQLAAM Oasis Dream G1, DOCTOR FREMANTLE Sadler’s Wells G2, BALLADEUSE Singspiel G2 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm Rainbow Quest Nuance Madame Dubois

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Blushing Groom I Will Follow Legend Of France Shadywood

Investec Cape Derby, G1, 3yos, Kenilworth, 31 January 2015, 2000m 1 Ertijaal (AUS) c Hard Spun (USA) – Alharir (AUS), by Jeune (GB) 2 Act Of War c Dynasty –Si Senorita, by Cordoba (USA) 3 Liquid Mercury gTrippi (USA) – Skip Poker (USA), by Skip Away (USA) Age:3; Starts: 4; Wins: 4; Placings: Earnings: R812 500 Sire HARD SPUN is the sire of 29 stakes winners. In 2014 ERTIJAAL Jeune G1, Hard Not To Like Tactical Cat G3, HARD ACES Quiet American LR, Before You Know It SeekingThe Gold LR. 1st dam, Alharir, won 3 races in Australia, 2nd SAJC Dequetteville Hcp LR Dam of 6 winners: 2002: THIMAAR (g Zabeel), 9 wins in Australia and Macau, AutumnTrophy LR 2003: EKLEEL (f Fantastic Light),Winner in Australia 2006:AQWAAL (g Dubai Destination), 3 wins in Australia 2008: MUSHREQ (g Flying Spur), 5 wins in Dubai and South Africa,Al Fahdi Fort G2, Singspiel S LR, 2nd Golden Horseshoe G1,Al Rashidiya G3, 3rd Zabeel Mile G2 2011: ERTIJAAL (c Hard Spun), 4 wins in South Africa, Cape Derby G1, Sea Cottage S LR 2nd dam, ASAWIR, 2 wins in Australia, MVRC William Crockett S LR Dam of 10 winners: GHAREEB: 2 wins in Australia, SAJC Hill Smith S LR Alharir: See Above Nasmah: 3 wins in Australia, 3rd VRC Anzac Day S LR FARASHA: 2 wins in Australia, dam of G3W SHARNEE ROSE Broodmare sire JEUNE is the sire of dams of 8 stakes winners – ERTIJAAL Hard Spun

G1, MUSHREQ Flying Spur G2, FUCHSIA BANDANA Trade Fair LR, PYRROLIC Teofilo LR, SHARNEE ROSE Nadeem G3, HAPPY ARCHER Dubawi G1, GRIFFON Flying Spur LR, FEMINA FASHION Shamardal LR, Danzig Hard Spun Turkish Tryst Jeune Alharir Asawir

Northern Dancer Pas De Nom Turkoman Darbyvail Kalaglow Youthful Last Tycoon Easy Date

Investec Dingaans, G2, 3yos, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 1600m 1 Unparalleled g Lateral (GB) – Sublime Surge, by Elliodor (FR) 2 Harry’s Son (AUS) c Haradasun (AUS) – Dash On Ruby (AUS), by Anabaa (USA) 3 French Navy c Count Dubois (GB) – Redoubtable, by Elliodor (FR)


Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION Modern Day G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3, AMERICAN STORM Black Minnaloushe LR, VAUCLAIR Var LR, MASTER OF MY FATE Jet Master G2, UNPARALLELED Lateral G2. Singspiel Lateral Ligona Elliodor Sublime Surge Surge Ahead

In The Wings Glorious Song Aragon Lima Lyphard Ellida On Your Mark Reddish

Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 2; Placings: 5; Earnings: R433 500

J&B Met, G1, Kenilworth, 31 January 2015, 2000m

Sire LATERAL is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2014 BILATERAL Secret Prospector G1, UNPARALLELED Elliodor G2

1 Futura 4 c Dynasty – Scribblin’The Cat, by Badger’s Drift 2 Gold Onyx 7 g Black Minnaloushe (USA) – Egoli Lass (NZ), by Kaapstad (NZ) 3 Helderburg Blue 4 g Jet Master – OurTable Mountain (USA), by Fusaichi Pegasus

1st dam SUBLIME SURGE, Unraced Dam of 5 winners: 2001: SUBLIME JOSH (g Joshua Dancer), Winner in South Africa 2002: SUDDEN SURGE (c Jallad), 2 wins in South Africa 2005: SUBLIMITY (f Fort Wood),Winner in South Africa 2009: STRAIGHT SET (fVictory Moon), 2 wins in South Africa,The Debutante G2, 2nd Golden Slipper G1,Thekwini S G1,Tsogo Sun Medallion G1, 2011: UNPARALLELED (g Lateral), R150 000 KZNYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Dingaans G2 2nd dam SURGE AHEAD, 5 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: CRIMSON WAVES: 7 wins in South Africa, Queen’s Plate G1, SA Guineas G1, MEC Guineas G3, 2nd Administrator’s Champion S G1, sire HOOVES OF GOLD: 7 wins in South Africa, Durban Nursery LR Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of dams of 74 stakes winners. KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL DE RA Var G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SET Victory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort

The Conglomerate

Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 26 stakes winners – in 2015 FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, Arniston Rainbow Quest G3, Act OfWar Cordoba G1, SAINT SOPHIA Saint Ballado LR, 1st dam, SCRIBBLIN’THE CAT,Winner in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2010: FUTURA (c Dynasty), R500 000NYS, 7 wins in South Africa, J&B Met G1, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1, Champions Cup G1, 3rd Vodacom Durban July G1, CupTrial G3, Green Point S G2. 2nd Dam, Winter Fox, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd SA Fillies Nursery G3 Dam of 3 winners: SCRIBBLIN’THE CAT: See Above FORESTVIXEN: 2 wins in South Africa WILD SWAN: 2 wins in South Africa

Fort Wood

Badger’s Drift Scribblin’ The Cat Winter Fox

Sire ARCHIPENKO is the sire of 3stakes winners. In 2015 KINGSTON MINES Nashwan G2 1st dam,ALEXNDRINE, 4 wins in the UK, Dam of 7 winners inc: 2003: Alambic (f Cozzene), 6 wins in GB, 3rd Esher S LR 2004:ALGARADE (f Green Desert), 3 wins in GB 2007: Allannah Abu (f Dubawi), 3 wins in Sweden, 3rd Jockeyklubbens Avelslopning LR 2011: KINGSTON MINES (g Archipenko) 30,000 GOS, 3 wins in SA, Urban Stayers G2, 3rd Racing Association Hcp G3.

Broodmare sire NASHWAN is the sire of dams of 66 stakes winners –KINGSTON MINES Archipenko G2, ROYAL HIGHNESS Monsun G1, MARAAHEL Alzao G2, MALABAR Raven’s Pass G3, JACK NAYLOR Champs Elysees G3, TANTO LUXO CrimsonTide G2, CHIGUN Oasis Dream G3, BEAT BABY Johannesburg LR, SHOWMETHEWAY Muhtafal LR, OH BEAUTIFUL Galileo LR, CARTAYA Singspiel G3, AYAAR Rock Of Gibraltar G3, EMPOWERING Encosta De Lago G3, SIR LANDO Lando G3, COQUET Sir Percy LR, SINGLE High Chaparral LR, CROC VALLEY Western Winter G3, GALILEO’S NIGHT LR, SHANKADERAH Azamour G2, GREEN DESTINY Marju G3, CHIBERTA KING King’s Best LR, MARKAB Green Desert G1, SHALANAYA Lomitas G1,BALIUS Mujahid G2, SHAKIS Machiavellian G2, TANTA HONRA CrimsonTide G1, ICE QUEEN Danehill Dancer G3 Kingmambo Archipenko Bound

Broodmare sire BADGER’S DRIFT is the sire of the dam of 1 stakes winner – FUTURA Dynasty G1 Blakes Affair

Age: 4; Starts: 12; Wins: 3; Placings: 5; Earnings: R421 625

2nd dam,ALRUCCABA,Winner and placed twice Dam of 8 winners: LAST SECOND: 4 wins, Nassau S G2, Sun Chariot S G2, dam of G1W and sire AUSSIE RULES ALLELUIA: 6 wins, Doncaster Cup G2, dam of G1W ALLEGRETTO ALOUETTE: 3 wins, Oyster S LR, dam of G1WS ALBORADA and ALBANOVA ARRIKALA: 3 wins, Curragh Cup LR, 3rd Irish Oaks G1

Age: 4; Starts: 11; Wins: 7; Placings:4; Earnings: R3 315 075


(IRE), by Sadler’s Wells (USA)

Nashwan Alexandrine

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Badger Land On The Roof Western Winter Fox Of Gold

JandB Urban Honey Stayers, G2, 31 January 2015, 2800m 1 Kingston Mines (GB) 4 g Archipenko (USA) – Alexandrine (IRE), by Nashwan (USA) 2 Coltrane (ARG) 5 g Giant’s Causeway (USA) – Nuance (IRE), by Rainbow Quest (USA) 3 Shingwedzi 4 fTrippi (USA) – Buffalo Dance


Mr Prospector Miesque Nijinsky Ii Special Blushing Groom Height Of Fashion Crystal Palace Allara

Julius Baer Politician S, G3, 3yos, Kenilworth, 10 January 2015, 1800m 1 The Conglomerate c Lonhro (AUS) – Republic Lass (AUS), by Canny Lad (AUS) 2 MLJet c Jet Master – Subyan Dreams (GB), by Spectrum (IRE) 3 Arniston c Dynasty –Strategic Quest (GB), by Rainbow Quest (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Placings:1 Earnings: R311 750 Sire LONHRO is the sire of 48 stakes winners






Trip Tease

– in 2015 THE CONGLOMERATE Canny Lady G3, Territory Canny Lad LR

G3, Tiger Territory Model Man G3, Liquid Mercury Skip Away G1.

Age: 4; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Placings:4; Earnings: R1 914 000

1st dam, REPUBLIC LASS, won 6 races in Australia,AJC Oaks G1, Ranvet Rawson S G1, Adrian Knox S G3, 3rd Caulfield Cup G1,AJC Queen Elizabeth II S G1, etc. Dam of 5 winners: 2004: DANCE OF DANES (f Danehill Dancer), Winner in Australia 2005: LIBERTARIAN (g Elusive Quality), 3 wins in Australia 2006: REPUBLIC LAD (g Encosta De Lago), 4 wins in Australia 2009: DESIGN FOR LIFE (g Flying Spur),Winner in Australia 2011: THE CONGLOMERATE (c Lonhro), AUS$160 000 IPYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Politician S G3.

1st dam MOUNTAINS OF MIST,Winner in Britain Dam of 9 winners: 1998: FORTUNE POINT (c Cadeaux Genereux), 3 wins in the UK 1999: MADEIRA MIST (f Grand Lodge), 8 wins inc. Dance Smartly Hcp G3, dam of G1W JOSHUA TREE 2000: MOUNTAIN SNOW (c Barathea), Winner in UK 2001: MISTY HEIGHTS (f Fasliyev), 2 wins in Ireland, Memorial S LR, 2nd C L Weld Park S G3. 2002: MIDNIGHT MIST (f Green Desert), 2 wins in Ireland, dam of SP Midnight Music 2003: PLEASANT SEASON (c Desert Prince), 5 wins in Japan 2007: BELLA NERO (f Caesour), 5 wins in South Africa 2009: MUSSOORIE (cTrippi),Winner in South Africa, died 2010: MOUTAIN MASTER (g Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa 2010: INARA (fTrippi), 3 wins in South Africa, Paddock S G1, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1.

His sire DYNASTY is the sire of 25 stakes winners – in 2015 FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, Arniston Rainbow Quest G3

2nd dam, SWIFT SEASONS, Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners: REPUBLIC LASS: See Above VERBITO: 6 wins in Australia Broodmare sire CANNY LAD is the sire of the dams of 60 stakes winners – REDOUTE’S CHOICE Danehill G1, PLATINUM SCISSORS Danehill G1, GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT MoreThan Ready G1, OFCOURSEICAN Mossman G1, RIVER LAD Top Echelon G1, THE CONGLOMERATE Lonhro G3, SESSIONS Lonhro G2, MANHATTAN RAIN Encosta De Lago G1, MNEMOSYNE Encosta De Lago G1, CELTS Lonhro G3, CLOWN MASTER Lonhro G1, TAMPIKO Lonhro LR, RENAISSANCE Lonhro G2, GIRL GUIDE Churchill Downs G3, GREGERS Commands G2, TIGER QUEST Where’sThat Tiger LR, SAFEGUARD Exceed And Excel G3, LASER HAWK Artie Schiller G1, GENERAL RIPPA General Nediym G3, STARCHEEKA Starcraft G3, DANCES ONWAVES Anabaa G2, HAPPY ZERO Danzero G1, I AM INVINCIBLE Invincible Spirit G3, NEROLI Viscount G1. The LONHRO/CANNY LAD cross has produced THE CONGLOMERATE G3, SESSIONS G2, CELTS G3, CLOWN MASTER G1, TAMPIKO LR, TERRITORY LR, RENAISSANCE G2. Octagonal Lonhro Shadea Canny Lad Republic Lass Swift Seasons

Zabeel Eight Carat Straight Strike Concia Bletchingly Jesmond Lass Cox’s Ridge Cascapedia

Klawervlei Majorca S, G1, fillies and mares, Kenilworth, 31 January 2015, 1600m 1 Inara 3 fTrippi (USA) – Mountains Of Mist (IRE), by Shirley Heights (GB) 2 Cold As Ice 3 f Western Winter (USA) –Viva, by National Assembly (CAN) 3 Jet Belle 5 m Jet Master – Bella Bianca (ARG), by Ahmad (ARG) Age: 3; Starts: 8; Wins: 3; Placings:4; Earnings: R1 530 325 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 49 stakes winners. In 2015 – INARA Shirley Heights G1, TRIP TEASE Complete Warrior G3, Trip To Heaven Cee’sTizzy G3, Night Trip Machiavellian


2nd dam, MAGIC OF LIFE, won 4 races in Britain, Coronation S G1, Mill Reef S G2. Dam of 9 winners: ENTHUSED:Won 3 races in Britain inc. Lowther S G2, Princess Margaret S G3, dam of G3W NORMAN INVADER, 2nd dam of G3W ENERGIZER FROM BEYOND:Won 2 races in France, Prix Vulcain LR REVEUSE DE JOUR: Placed twice, dam of G3W NOVA HAWK Broodmare sire SHIRLEY HEIGHTS is the sire of dams of 176 stakes winners – ALEXANDROVA Sadler’s Wells G1, IN THEWINGS Sadler’s Wells G1, HAWKER’S NEWS Sadler’s Wells G3, MAGICAL ROMANCE Barathea G1, INARATrippi G1, MADEIRA MIST Grand Lodge G3, SOLEMIA Poliglote G1, FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G1, ALPINE ROSE Linamix G1, LIGHT SHIFT Kingmambo G1, MONTARE Montjeu G1, DAI JIN Peintre Celebre G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, FLYING CLOUD Storming Home G2, LAURO Monsun G2, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells G2, MISSIT Orpen G2, ROSENKREUZ Sunday Silence G2,ANTON CHEKHOV Montjeu G2, FIRST CHARTER Polish Precedent G2, EYE OF THE STORM Galileo G3, LORD SHIRLDOR Elliodor G1, DOG ROSE Fort Wood G2, BONNY SCOT Comanche Run G2. End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Shirley Heights Mountains Of Mist Magic Of Life

Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Mill Reef Hardiemma Seattle Slew Larida

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, G1, Kenilworth, 10 January 2015, 1600m 1 Futura 4 c Dynasty – Scribblin’The Cat, by Badger’s Drift 2 LouisThe King 4 c Black Minnaloushe (USA) – Pamushana, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 3 Gold Onyx 7 g Black Minnaloushe (USA) – Egoli Lass (NZ), by Kaapstad (NZ)

1st dam, SCRIBBLIN’THE CAT,Winner in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2010: FUTURA (c Dynasty), R500 000NYS, 6 wins in South Africa, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1, Champions Cup G1, 3rdVodacom Durban July G1, CupTrial G3, Green Point S G2. 2nd Dam, Winter Fox, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd SA Fillies Nursery G3 Dam of 3 winners: SCRIBBLIN’THE CAT: See Above FORESTVIXEN: 2 wins in South Africa WILD SWAN: 2 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire BADGER’S DRIFT is the sire of the dam of 1 stakes winner – FUTURA Dynasty G1 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Badger’s Drift Scribblin’ The Cat Winter Fox

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Badger Land On The Roof Western Winter Fox Of Gold

Lanzerac Le General Green Point S, G2, Kenilworth 22nd November 2014, 1600m 1 Legislate 4 c Dynasty - Champers, by Restructure (IRE) 2 Ashton Park 5 g Battersea Park – Hunters Prayer, by Jet Master 3 Futura 4 c Dynasty – Scribblin’The Cat, by Badger’s Drift Age:4; Starts: 12; Wins: 6; Placings: 4; Earnings: R4 753 600 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 22 stakes winners. In 2014 LEGISLATE Restructure G1, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, ACT OFWAR Cordoba G3, DYNASTIC POWER Royal Prerogative G3, IRISH MYTH Flaming Rock LR, DANCING DYNASTY Northfields LR, BLAZE OF NOON Goldkeeper G3. 1st Dam CHAMPERS, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2007:WONDERLAINE (gTamburlaine), 2 wins in South Africa 2010: LEGISLATE (c Dynasty), R100 000 NYS, 6 wins in South Africa,Vodacom Durban July Daily News 2000 G1,Investec Cape Derby G1, KRA Guineas G2, Green Point S G2, 2nd Selangor Cup G2, Cape Classic G3. 2nd Dam Classy Play, 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd SA Fillies Guineas G1, Flamboyant S LR. Dam of 7 winners: BLACK SKIMMER: 10 wins in South Africa, KZN Merchants G2, 3rd Mercury Sprint G1, ByerleyTurk Plate G3, Clairwood Christmas Hcp G3,Thukela Hcp LR. Champagne ‘n Roses: 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Poinsettia S G3 dam of SP Cashmere ‘N Caviar and G3P Sauna’s Rose Asprey: 10 wins in South Africa, 2nd Memorial Mile LR

Dunedin Star: 6 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, 2nd Cape Classic G3. Self Scented: Unplaced dam of SW SCENTED ASH Broodmare sire RESTRUCTURE is the sire of dams of 2 stakes winners – LEGISLATE Dynasty G1, THE PLUNDERER Spectrum G3. Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Restructure Champers Classy Play

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Danehill Twine Jungle Cove Classic Art

Lebelo Sprint G3, Turffontein, 3 January 2015, 1000m 1 Trip Tease 4 g Trippi (USA) – Girlish, by Complete Warrior (USA) 2 Tiger Territory 4 g Trippi (USA) – Fragrant Filly, by Model Man 2 Trip To Heaven 3 c Trippi (USA) – Helleborus Blue (USA), by Cee’s Tizzy (USA) Age: 4; Starts: 13; Wins: 9; Placings: 4; Earnings: R879 575 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 48 stakes winners. In 2014 TRIP TO HEAVEN Cee’s Tizzy G2, AFRIKABURN Peintre Celebre G1, HA LUCY Kahal LR, HAMMIE’S HOOKER Damascus Gate G2, TRIP TEASE Complete Warrior G3, NIGHT TRIP Machiavellian LR, BELOVED COUNTRY Rock Of Gibraltar LR, GABBYWITHA G Afleet G3, PUNK ROCKER Candy Stripes G3 1st dam GIRLISH, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2010: TRIP TEASE (g Trippi), R70 000 N2YS, 9 wins in South Africa, Lebelo Sprint G3, Man O’War Sprint G3, Golden Loom Hcp LR, Hampton Hcp LR 2nd dam, DAD’S REBEL,Winner in South Africa Dam of 8 winners: Rebel Chief: 6 wins in South Africa, 3rd East Cape Guineas LR BOBBY BEAR: 3 wins in South Africa and Mauritius GIRLISH: See Above Broodmare sire COMPLETE WARRIOR is the sire of the dams of 28 stakes winners – CAPTAIN AL Al Mufti G1, SHADOW DANCING Fort Wood G1, MUSTANG MANNY Print G2, FREEDOM FORTUNE Freedom Land G2, TRIP TEASE Trippi G3, CHAVE DE OURA Jet Master G3, SPICED GOLD Kahal G1, ESCAPLOGY Jet Master G3, GEEPEE S Goldkeeper G1, MINA SALAAM Medaglia D’Oro LR, SPLASH GOLD Goldkeeper G2, CASEY COOL Casey Tibbs G2, ROMAN CHARGER Al Mufti G2, BURMESE CAT Tiger Ridge LR, End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Complete Warrior Girlish Dad’s Rebel

Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Dewan Splendid Spree Rampaging Native Daddys Own

Lazer Star


London News S, G3, Turffontein, 11 January 2015, 1800m 1 Killua Castle (AUS) 5 g Churchill Downs (AUS) – Prayers ‘n’Promises (AUS), by Encosta De Lago (AUS) 2 Sabadell 5 g Var (USA) – Girl From Grenada, by Badger Land (USA) 3 Judicial 4 g Miesque’s Approval (USA) – Lady Advocate, by Dolpour (IRE) Age:5; Starts: 32; Wins: 5; Placings: 15; Earnings: R1 645 425 His sire CHURCHILL DOWNS is the sire of 3 SW. In 2015 KILLUA CASTLE Encosta De Lago G3 1st dam, PRAYERS’N’PROMISES, was unraced. She is the dam of 1 winner: 2009: KILLUA CASTLE (g Churchill Downs), R100 000RTR, 5 wins in South Africa, London News S G3, Jubilee Hcp G3, 2nd Sansui Summer Cup G1, 3rd Emerald Cup G2. 2nd dam, LOTTEY, 4 wins in Australia Dam of 6 winners: GOLD LOTTEY: 6 wins in Australia,Vanity S G3, 3rd Australian Oaks G1 BESAME MUCHO: 6 wins in Australia, Research S G3, dam of SW ESSINGTON Broodmare sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO is the sire of dams of 22 SW - MUSIR Redoute’s Choice G1, KILLUA CASTLE Churchill Downs G3, CHOICE Mastercraftsman G3, BELIEVE YOURSELF Sebring G2, PHEIDON Al Maher G2, CLIFTON RED Sebring G3, NOT LISTENIN’TOME Dylan Thomas G3, ISIBAEVA Johannesburg G3, SERTORIUS Galileo G2, MERHEE Elusive Quality G2, PHILIPPI Host G2, NEO One Cool Cat G2, PROISIR Choisir G3, EMPRESS ROCK Fastnet Rock G2, BENETEAU Redoute’s Choice G3. Danehill Churchill Downs Silken Whisper Encosta De Lago Prayers’n’promises Lottey

Danzig Razyana Diesis Yaguda Fairy King Shoal Creek Bellotto Tatcombe

Magnolia Hcp, G3, fillies and mares, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 1160m 1 Lazer Star 3 fToreador (IRE) – Empress of Ozz (AUS), by Sri Pekan (USA) 2 Winter Star 4 f Solskjaer (IRE) – Winter Dimension, by Exclusive Patriot (USA) 3 Pej 4 f Kahal (GB) – Miss Crystal, by Model Man Age:3; Starts: 3; Wins: 3; Placings: 0; Earnings: R265 625 Sire TOREADOR is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2014 LAZER STAR Sri Pekan G3, ROC ‘N ROSE LR, JACKODORE Shoe Danzig LR, She’s A Stunner Al Mufti G3. 1st Dam Empress Of Ozz, won 3 races in South Africa, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1 Dam of 4 winners: 2004:WIZARD OF OZ (c Lavery),Winner in South Africa 2006: NATIONAL EMPEROR (c National Assembly), 3 wins in South Africa

LouisThe King

2009: BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS (fToreador), 3 wins in South Africa 2011: LAZER STAR (fToreador), R350 000NYS 3 wins in South Africa, Magnolia Hcp G3 Granddam BEATS CRYING,Winner in Australia Dam of 4 winners: Empress Of Ozz: See Above FAIR WIN: 3 wins in Hong Kong Broodmare sire SRI PEKAN is the sire of the dams of 15 stakes winners – LAZER STAR Toreador G3, SPICY JAM Holy Roman Emperor LR, FINE BUBBLES Casino Prince G3, JACK DEXTER Orientor G3, JULIENAS Cape Cross G3, KIYOSHI Dubawi G3, MASTER HARRY Magic Albert G2, RADA ANGEL LeVie Dei Colori LR, MANTISSA Oratorio LR, CHIOS Storm Trooper G2, KISSING THE CAMERA Galileo LR, EMIRATES GOLD Royal Applause LR, YARASTAR Cape Cross LR, CHATTAHOOCHEE WAR War Chant G3. Danehill Toreador

Purchasepaperchase Sri Pekan

Empress Of Ozz Beats Crying

Danzig Razyana Young Generation Tin Goddess Red Ransom Lady Godolphin Clay Hero Honest And Legal

Maine Chance Farms Paddock S, G1, fillies and mares, Kenilworth, 10 January 2015, 1800m 1 Inara 3 fTrippi (USA) – Mountains Of Mist (IRE), by Shirley Heights (GB) 2 Athina 4 f Fort Wood (USA) –The Heiress, by Rich Man’s Gold 3 Jet Belle 5 m Jet Master – Bella Bianca (ARG), by Ahmad (ARG) Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 2; Placings: 4; Earnings: R935 438 Her sire TRIPPI is the sire of 49 stakes winners. In 2015 – INARA Shirley Heights G1,TRIP TEASE Complete Warrior G3, Trip To Heaven Cee’s Tizzy G3, Night Trip Machiavellian G3, Tiger Territory Model Man G3. 1st dam MOUNTAINS OF MIST,Winner in Britain Dam of 9 winners: 1998: FORTUNE POINT (c Cadeaux Genereux), 3 wins in the UK 1999: MADEIRA MIST (f Grand Lodge), 8 wins inc. Dance Smartly Hcp G3, dam of G1W JOSHUA TREE 2000: MOUNTAIN SNOW (c Barathea), Winner in UK 2001: MISTY HEIGHTS (f Fasliyev), 2 wins in Ireland, Memorial S LR, 2nd C L Weld Park S G3. 2002: MIDNIGHT MIST (f Green Desert), 2 wins in Ireland, dam of SP Midnight Music 2003: PLEASANT SEASON (c Desert Prince), 5 wins in Japan 2007: BELLA NERO (f Caesour), 5 wins in South Africa 2009: MUSSOORIE (cTrippi),Winner in South Africa, died 2010: MOUTAIN MASTER (g Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa 2010: INARA (fTrippi), 2 wins in South Africa, Paddock S G1, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1. 2nd dam, MAGIC OF LIFE, won 4 races in Britain, Coronation S G1, Mill Reef S G2.

Cold As Ice

Dam of 9 winners: ENTHUSED:Won 3 races in Britain inc. Lowther S G2, Princess Margaret S G3, dam of G3W NORMAN INVADER, 2nd dam of G3W ENERGIZER FROM BEYOND: Won 2 races in France, Prix Vulcain LR REVEUSE DE JOUR: Placed twice, dam of G3W NOVA HAWK

Tiger Ridge G1,ATHINA FortWood G1,LOUIS THE KING Black Minnaloushe G1,WHISTLE STOP Silvano G3,PIMM’STumblebrutus G2, GORDA DE LUJO Edgy Diplomat G2,NOBLE VINE Tumblebrutus G2,MISTER PRESIDENT Cruise King G3,MARKADO Midnight Foxtrot G3, CEDRO REAL Dushyantor LR.

Broodmare sire SHIRLEY HEIGHTS is the sire of dams of 176 stakes winners – ALEXANDROVA Sadler’s Wells G1, IN THE WINGS Sadler’s Wells G1, HAWKER’S NEWS Sadler’s Wells G3, MAGICAL ROMANCE Barathea G1, INARATrippi G1, MADEIRA MIST Grand Lodge G3, SOLEMIA Poliglote G1, FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G1, ALPINE ROSE Linamix G1, LIGHT SHIFT Kingmambo G1, MONTARE Montjeu G1, DAI JIN Peintre Celebre G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, FLYING CLOUD Storming Home G2, LAURO Monsun G2, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells G2, MISSIT Orpen G2, ROSENKREUZ Sunday Silence G2, ANTON CHEKHOV Montjeu G2, FIRST CHARTER Polish Precedent G2, EYE OF THE STORM Galileo G3, LORD SHIRLDOR Elliodor G1, DOG ROSE Fort Wood G2, BONNY SCOT Comanche Run G2.

Coral Dance

End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Shirley Heights Mountains Of Mist Magic Of Life

Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Mill Reef Hardiemma Seattle Slew Larida

Sansui Summer Cup, G1, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 2000m 1 LouisThe King 4 c Black Minnaloushe (USA) – Pamushana,by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 2 Kilua Castle (AUS) 5 g Churchil Downs (AUS) – Prayers’n’Promises (AUS),by Encosta de Lago (AUS) 3 Judicial 4 g Miesque’s Approval (USA) – Lady Advocate,by Dolpour (IRE) Age:4;Starts:11;Wins:7;Placings:3; Earnings:R4 802 500 Sire BLACK MINNALOUSHE is the sire of 33 stakes winners.In 2014 ASH CLOUD Foveros G1,LOUISTHE KING Rich Man’s Gold G1,GREAT RUMPUS Royal Chalice LR, Littleblacknumber National Assembly G3,Mary Stuart Counter Action G3,Gold Onyx Kaapstad G1,AMERICAN STORM Elliodor LR,Serissa Royal Prerogative G3, 1st Dam PAMUSHANA,unplaced Dam of 1 winner 2010:LOUISTHE KING (c Black Minnaloushe), R55 000 KZNYS,7 wins in South Africa,SA Derby G1,SA Classic G1,Sansui Summer Cup G1,Betting World Gauteng Guineas G2,Sea Cottage S LR,2nd Secretariat S LR. 2nd Dam MILDEN MAGIC, 6 wins in South Africa,Poinsettia S G3 Dam of 3 winners: Silver Apples: 3 wins in South Africa,3rd Prix du Cap G3 MAGIC APPROACH:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire RICH MAN’S GOLD is the sire of dams of 10 stakes winners – WAGNER

Storm Cat Black Minnaloushe

Rich Man’s Gold Pamushana Milden Magic

Storm Bird Terlingua Green Dancer Carvinia Forty Niner Honest Joy National Emblem Easy Dancer

Sceptre S, G2, fillies and mares, Kenilworth, 17 January 2014, 1200m 1 Cold As Ice 3 fWesternWinter (USA) –Viva, by National Assembly (CAN) 2 DoubleWhammy 3 f Judpot (USA) – Frida, by Kabool (GB) 3 Lanner Falcon 4 fTrippi (USA) – Hosta (USA), by Dynaformer (USA) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 5; Placings: 1; Earnings: R689 875 Sire WESTERNWINTER is the sire of 80 stakes winners. In 2015 COLD AS ICE National Assembly G2 1st Dam VIVA, won 7 races in South Africa, Champagne S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2010:VIVA LAVAR (cVar)Winner of 4 races in 5 starts in South Africa 2011: COLD AS ICE (fWesternWinter), R875 000 CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2. 2nd dam, HOT GRASS, 6 wins in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: CARTEL: 11 wins in South Africa, Hawaii S G2, Spring Sprint G2. VIVA: See Above Pampas King: 6 wins in South Africa, 3rd Spring Hcp G2. Escobar: 12 wins in South Africa, 2nd Post Merchants G2 Broodmare sire NATIONAL ASSEMBLY is the sire of the dams of 29 stakes winners VERCINGETORIX Silvano G1, LAVERNA Parade Leader G1, HAPPYVALENTINE Silvano G1, TRINITY HOUSE Captain Al G3, HAPPY FOREVERVar G2, FRANNY Trippi G3, AGRATrippi LR, CANTE LIBRE Kahal LR, PURE POWER Captain Al LR, HIDDEN BEAUTY Victory Moon G2, SWEET SANETTE Jallad G3, MADRISA Grey Eminence G3, FLOWER’S ANGEL Captain Al G3, THEREALSLIMSHADY Captain Al LR, NEVVAYWesternWinter G3, MAGGIE KAY Lecture G3, BATTLESTAR EXPRESS Muhtafal LR, FAIR BRUTUS Muhtafal G2, SEALED WITH A KISS Jallad LR, NOTTAGALASHA Muhtafal LR, DARK JUSTICE Jallad G3, PURE HOKUM Winter Romance LR, TRITONWest Man LR, COLD AS ICE WesternWinter G2. Gone West Western Winter Chilly Hostess National Assembly Viva Hot Grass

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Act OfWar

Trip To Heaven

Selangor Cup, G2, 3yos, Kenilworth, 22nd November 2014, 1600m 1 Act OfWar c Dynasty – Si Senorita, by Cordoba (USA) 2 Kingsvoldt cWesternWinter (USA) – Red Parade, by Parade Leader (USA) 3 MLJet c Jet Master – Subyan Dreams (IRE), by Spectrum (IRE) Age: 3; Starts:6; Wins: 6; Placings: 1 Earnings: R663 000 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 22 stakes winners. In 2014 LEGISLATE Restructure G1, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, ACT OFWAR Cordoba G3, DYNASTIC POWER Royal Prerogative G3, IRISH MYTH Flaming Rock LR, DANCING DYNASTY Northfields LR, BLAZE OF NOON Goldkeeper G3. 1st dam, Si Senorita, 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Fairview Breeders Guineas LR Dam of 5 winners: 2003: SUBASTADOR (gTara’s Halls), 3 wins in South Africa, Langerman Hcp G3, Cape Breeders S LR, 3rd Matchem S G3, Dahlia Plate LR. 2004: SENOR SASSI (cTara’s Halls), 5 wins in South Africa 2006: MUCHACHO GRANDE (c Indigo Magic), Winner in South Africa 2009: LUNA DEVICTORIA (fVictory Moon), 4 wins in South Africa, OffTo Stud Hcp LR 2011: ACT OFWAR (c Dynasty), R550 000 CPYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Selangor Cup G2, Cape Classic G3, Langerman Hcp G3,Winter Juvenile S LR. 2nd Dam Vadostar, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Sophomore Sprint LR Dam of 5 winners: Si Senorita: See Above Sharp Cookie: 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Falcon Sprint LR. Damsire CORDOBA is the sire of dams of 9 stakes winners – ACT OFWAR Dynasty G2, SYRIAN SONJA Damascus Gate G3, PIRATE’S GOLD Rich Man’s Gold G3, LUNA DEVICTORIA Victory Moon LR, SUBASTADORTara’s Halls G3, KHEMOSABI Commands LR, COUNTLESS TIMES Count Dubois G2, LADY PEREZ West Man LR, ZOLAROYALE Dominion Royale G3. Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Cordoba Si Senorita Vadostar

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Stronach Racing Group Merchants, G2, Turffontein, 29 November 2014, 1160m 1 Trip To Heaven 3 cTrippi (USA) – Helleborus Blue (USA), by Cee’sTizzy (USA) 2 One Man’s Dream 4 g Greys Inn (USA) – Ember Dream, by Flaming Rock (IRE) 3 Blazing Al 5 g Captain Al – Syrian Flame, by All Fired Up (USA) Age:3; Starts:4; Wins: 2; Placings: 2; Earnings: R376 675 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 48 stakes winners. In 2014 TRIP TO HEAVEN Cee’sTizzy G2, AFRIKABURN Peintre Celebre G1, HA LUCY Kahal LR, HAMMIE’S HOOKER


Fly By Night

Damascus Gate G2, TRIP TEASE Complete Warrior G3, NIGHT TRIP Machiavellian LR, BELOVED COUNTRY Rock Of Gibraltar LR, GABBYWITHA G Afleet G3, PUNK ROCKER Candy Stripes G3 1st dam HELLEBORUS BLUE, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2007:AGAPANTHUS NANA (f Spectrum), 2 wins in South Africa 2009: THE HANGMAN (g Jallad), 4 wins in South Africa, Premier’s Champion S G1, DIngaans G2, 2nd Graham Beck S G3 2010:AZURE SKY (f Sail From Seattle),Winner in South Africa 2011: TRIP TO HEAVEN (cTrippi), R1.4 million CPYS, 2 wins in South Africa Merchants S G2, 3rd Graham Beck S G3. 2nd dam, HEPATICA,Winner in North America Dam of 4 winners: SLEW’S TIZNOW: Won El Cajon S, 2nd Breeders Futurity S G1 SLEW’S TIZZY: Won Lexington S G2, Lone Star Derby G3, Native Diver Hcp G3 HELLEBORUS BLUE: See Above Broodmare sire CEE’S TIZZY is the sire of dams of 13 stakes winners – OXBOW Awesome Again G1, PAYNTER Awesome Again G1, THE HANGMAN Jallad G1, TRIP TO HEAVEN Trippi G2, PUDDIFOOT Red Giant LR,TIZ A MINISTER MinistersWild Cat G3, TILDE Swiss Yodeler LR, AWESOME PATRIOT Awesome Again LR, TIZWEST GoneWest G3. End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Cee’s Tizzy Helleborus Blue Hepatica

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Tommy Hotspur Hcp, G3, Turffontein, 10 February 2015, 1000m 1 Moofeed (AUS) 4 c Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) – Dizzy De Lago (AUS), by Encosta De Lago (AUS) 2 One Man’s Dream 4 g Greys Inn (USA) – Ember Dream, by Flaming Rock (IRE) 3Willow Magic (AUS) 4 c Dubawi (IRE) – La Willow (AUS), byTierce (AUS) Age:4; Starts: 10; Wins:5; Placings:1; Earnings: R423 250 Sire DUKE OF MARMALADE is the sire of 18 stakes winners. In 2015 MOOFEED Encosta De Lago G3 1st dam, DIZZY DE LAGO, Placed in Australia Dam of 3 winners: 2006: MUSIR (c Redoute’s Choice), Equus Champion 2YO Colt in 2009, 8 wins in Dubai, Turkey, and South Africa, Golden Horseshoe G1, UAE Derby G2,Al Rashidiya G2,TopkapiTrophy G2, UAE 2000 Guineas G3, 3rd Hungerford S G3. 2008: MEREE (c Elusive Quality), 5 wins in South Africa, Post Merchants S G2, Senor Santa Hcp G2, 3rd Gold Horse Casino Sprint G1. 2010: MOOFEED (c Duke Of Marmalade), 5 wins in South Africa,Tommy Hotspur Hcp G3 2nd dam, SPRING REEL, Unraced Dam of: DIZZY DE LAGO: See Above


Broodmare sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO is the sire of dams of 25 stakes winners - MUSIR Redoute’s Choice G1, KILLUA CASTLE Churchill Downs G3, CHOICE Mastercraftsman G3, BELIEVE YOURSELF Sebring G2, PHEIDON Al Maher G2, CLIFTON RED Sebring G3, NOT LISTENIN’TOME Dylan Thomas G3, ISIBAEVA Johannesburg G3, SERTORIUS Galileo G2, MERHEE Elusive Quality G2, PHILIPPI Host G2, NEO One Cool Cat G2, PROISIR Choisir G3, EMPRESS ROCK Fastnet Rock G2, BENETEAU Redoute’s Choice G3, MOOFEED Duke Of Marmalade G3, BURNSTONE Redoute’s Choice LR, ANOTHER COUP Darci Brahma LR. Duke Of Marmalade

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Tony Taberer Southern Cross S, G2, fillies and mares, Kenilworth, 6 December 2014, 1000m 1 Fly By Night 5 m Jet Master – FlyTheWind, by Model Man 2 Alboran Sea (AUS) 3 f Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) – Lady’s Light (USA), byToolighttoquit (USA) 3 Savannah Song 4 f National Emblem – Savannah Star, by Damascus Gate (USA) Age: 5; Starts:19; Wins: 5; Placings: 8; Earnings: R1 084 300 Sire JET MASTER is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2014 IN THE FAST LANE Northern Guest G1, YORKER Al Mufti G1, MASTER SABINA Sportsworld G3, JET BELLE Ahmad G3, MASTER OF MY FATE Elliodor G2, Master’s Eye Al Mufti LR, Red Flame WesternWinter G3, Jet Aglow Argosy G1, STORMWARNING FortWood LR, Fly By Night Model Man G1, Mensoora Giant’s Causeway LR, Glorious Jet Elliodor LR, PRINCESS OFTHE SKY Goldmark LR, STAR JET Mutakddim LR, IN THE FAST LANE Northern Guest G1, Jet Explorer Icelander G1, FLY BY NIGHT Model Man G1, JET SET GO Bletchley Park G3. 1st dam, FLYTHEWIND, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2006: JET INTOTHEWIND (g Jet Master): 5 wins in South Africa 2009: FLY BY NIGHT (f Jet Master), R180 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Mercury Sprint G1, Southern Cross S G2, 2nd SA Fillies Sprint G1, Olympic Duel S LR, Lady’s Pendant S LR, 3rd Sweet Chestnut S LR. 2nd dam BRAVETHEWIND,Winner in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: BRAVE DOMINION: 7 wins in South Africa FLYTHEWIND: See Above FLYTHE BREEZE:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire MODEL MAN is the sire of 34 stakes winners - ALONG CAME POLLY Judpot G1, KING’S TEMPTRESS King of Kings G3, SUPER ELEGANT Daylami G3, NATIONAL SPIRIT National Emblem G1, POINTING NORTH Joshua Dancer G1, PHILIPPA JOHNSON Joshua Dancer G2, FORTVOGUE FortWood G2, SMANJEMANJE Kahal G2, SABINA PARK Sportsworld G2, MONET Badger Land G2, SUNSATIONALWindrush G3, BOSTON GLOBE Counter Action G3, OOCHEE AGENT Cataloochee G3, ETON

SQUARE Miesque’s Approval G3, MAYBE YES Tiger Ridge G2, FLY BY NIGHT Jet Master G1, BOLD INSPIRATION Horse Chestnut LR. Rakeen Jet Master Jet Lightning Model Man Fly The Wind Brave The Wind

Northern Dancer Glorious Song Rollins Jolly Laughter Elliodor Top Model Great Brother Heaven Help Us

Vasco Premier Trophy, G2, Kenilworth, 13 December 2014, 1800m 1 Dynamic 5 g Dynasty- Lanquid Lady (USA), by Theatrical (IRE) 2 Helderberg Blue 4 g Jet Master – OurTable Mountain (USA), by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) 3 Power King 4 g Silvano – Northern Gale, by Northern Guest (USA) Age: 5; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Placings: 4; Earnings: R511 685 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 24 stakes winners. In 2014 LEGISLATE Restructure G1, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, FUTURA Badger’s Drift G1, ACT OFWAR Cordoba G3, DYNASTIC POWER Royal Prerogative G3, IRISH MYTH Flaming Rock LR, DANCING DYNASTY Northfields LR, BLAZE OF NOON Goldkeeper G3, DYNAMICTheatrical G2. 1st dam, LANQUID LADY,6 wins in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2009: DYNAMIC (g Dynasty), R325 000N2YS, 4 wins in South Africa, PremierTrophy G2, 2nd Cape Derby G1. 2nd Dam, LADY AT PEACE, 5 wins in USA, Dahlia Hcp G2. Dam of 4 winners: LANQUID LADY: See Above Leonetti: 3 wins in USA, Blue JayWay S LR Broodmare sire THEATRICAL is the sire of dams of 71 stakes winners – RAIL LINK Dansili G1, COIL Point Given G1, ENGLISH CHANNEL Smart Strike G1, LORD SHANAKILL Speightstown G1, DYNAMIC Dynasty G2, TOGETHER FOREVER Galileo G1, SHILLELAGH SLEW Chief Seattle G3, NUMEROUS TIMES Numerous G1, GOLDEN ACTOR Curlin LR,TARIS Flatter G2, AVANZARE Grand Reward G3, ROSALIND BrokenVow G1, ANTONIUS DU BOIS Antonius Pius G3, MAINSAIL Oasis Dream G3, WIGMORE HALL High Chaparral G1, ENERGIZER Monsun G3, SPACY TRACY Awesome Again G2, RUN IT Cherokee Run G3, KARELIAN Bertrando G1, APRIL PRIDE Falbrav G3, THEATRICAL AWARD Academy Award G3, CROSSHARBOUR Zamindar G2, URBAN STREET Swept Overboard G3, NIAGARA CAUSEWAY Giant’s Causeway G3, PLAYWRIGHT Fantastic Light G3, ZAPPA Afternoon Deelites G2, IIDE KENSHIN Thunder Gulch G1, KINGSHIP King Cugat G3, NOTHING BUT FUN Dixie Union G2, STYLISHThunder Gulch G3. Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Theatrical Lanquid Lady Lady At Peace

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