The stallions we manage are consistently at the forefront – the late-great champion Captain Al had 8 consecutive 2yo Sire Championships, Dynasty was crowned Equus Outstanding Sire for the fourth time in 2017 and Trippi was Champion Sire in 2016. Gimmethegreenlight was 2016’s Champion Freshman Sire, boasting Gr1 and Gr2 winners from his first two crops to race. What A Winter was 2017’s Champion Freshman Sire, followed closely by Twice Over who has already sired two Gr1 horses from his first crop. Querari’s progeny see him leading an assault on the sire championship. Pathfork has a Gr1 winner and Philanthropist maintains his status as an international sire with a massive win in HK. Jackson and Master Of My Fate’s first runners have already set the stage for much more to come. Wylie Hall’s superb first yearlings are on sale in 2018 and Horse Of The Year Futura’s exciting first crop arrived last season. We also have our sights set on a very exciting Gr1 winner to add to our portfolio. News to follow! Thank you for your much valued support.
Captain Al –
Al Mufti - Off To War (Complete Warrior) - Bay 1996 - 16hh
Fort Wood - Blake’s Affair (Commodore Blake) - Bay 1999 - 16.1hh
SA Champion Sire 2015
4x Equus Outstanding Sire
8x Champion Sire of 2yo’s (SA record) Sire of 6 Equus Champions
19 Equus Awards incl 3 Horses of the Year: Futura, Irish Flame & Legislate as well as dual KZN Horse of the Year Beach Beauty
Sire of 55 Gr1 horses
Sire of 25 Gr1 horses
Twice Equus Outstanding Sire
Sire of 21 Gr1 winners
Along with his sire Fort Wood he is one of only 3 sires in the history of South Africa to get 3 Horses of the Year.
SA’s most record-setting sire Continues to break records – even after his passing
Dynasty - Scribblin’ The Cat (Badger’s Drift) - Bay 2010 - 16.1hh
Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) More Than Ready - Yes She Can Cancan (Canny Lad) - Bay 2008 - 16.1hh
2016 Champion Freshman Sire 2017 leading 2nd crop sire 2018 leading active sire of 3yos
Equus Horse of the Year 2015 Equus Champion Older Male 2015 Equus Champ Middle Distance 2015
Gr1 J&B Met
1st 3yo in 40 yrs to win the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate
Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate
Highest rated 3yo in SA 2012
Gr1 Champions Cup twice incl new track record
Only horse to beat dual Horse of the Year Variety Club - TWICE!!
16 starts, 9 wins, 7 places, R4.34m
Son of dual Champion Sire More Than Ready - dam produced two Gr1 winners
Dynasty - Moonlit Prairie (Cozzene) - Bay 2008 - 16.2hh
Camden Park - Laptop Lady (Al Mufti) - Bay 2003 - 16.1½ hh
Breathtaking class & movie star looks - MR 124
The best Classic Horse in SA 2011/2012
Equus International Horse of the Year & Equus Champion 3yo colt - TFR 126
Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr1 Cape Derby, Gr1 Daily News 2000 & 2nd Gr1 Queen’s Plate (twice)
Highest stakes earner in SA history - R40 million Beat 8 international Gr1 winners when breaking the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free record
Immediate damline of sires: Smart Strike (Champion), Strike Smartly, Sky Classic, Sail From Seattle etc A leading freshman sire by %wnrs/rnrs (June 2018)
Master Of My Fate Jet Master - Promisefrommyheart (Elliodor) - Bay 2009 - 16.2hh
The product of a series of Champions Four Equus Champions in the first three generations of his dam line Champion Sire Jet Master Champion dam Promisefrommyheart Champion Broodmare Sire Elliodor
2018 yearlings sold for: R900k, R600k, R600k, R450k, R450k, R440k, R400k etc. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSEA leading black-type freshman sire
Distorted Humor - Visions of Clarity (Sadler’s Wells) - Bay 2008 - 16.1hh
Sire of Gr1 winner Mighty High Leading sire of 2yos by black type (12 June 2018) Irish Champion 2yo Undefeated at 2 yrs including Gr1 & Gr2 Highest rated 2yo in Ireland 2010 TFR 119 Family of Northern Guest, El Gran Senor, Redoute’s Choice etc
Kris S. - Hidden Reserve (Mr Prospector) - Chestnut 2001 - 16.3hh
Oasis Dream - Quentena (Acatenango) - Bay 2006 - 16hh
Sire of 7 stakes horses from his first crop to race in SA incl.
2015 Champion Freshman Sire - Cape
HK$10m HK Classic Cup winner Singapore Sling, Sail, She’s A Giver, Kenny Trix & Lee’s Pick
Sire of Gr1 winner Querari Falcon Monks Hood, Wonderwall, Kangaroo Jack, Cosmic Light, Pinnacle Peak etc.
A APEX - amongst the Top 20 sires in the world
Champion & Gr1 winner beat 4 champions
Sire of 2 Champions from his 1st crop: Pender Harbour & Phil’s Dream
Top rated in Germany 2010 TFR 121
Sales prices include R1.4m, R1.1m, R1.05m, R1.05m, etc.
Son of leading UK sire Oasis Dream
Twice Over (GB)
Observatory - Double Crossed (Caerleon) - Dark Bay 2005 - 16.2hh
End Sweep - Jealous Appeal (Valid Appeal) - Bay 1997 - 16.1hh
SA Champion Sire 2016
Sire of Cape & KZN Champion Gr1 winner Sand And Sea and Gr2 KZN Guineas Do It Again from his first crop
Joint SA yearling sale record R6m Sire of Equus Champion Older Female Hammie’s Hooker & Inara – 1st filly to win Gr1 in all 3 provinces Sire of 2x Equus Special Achievement Awards 2016 Sire of 33 Gr1 horses & damsire of Liam’s Map - dual Gr1 winner in USA (2015) Leading Sire of 3yo’s 2015 & 2016 Sire of CTS $1m winner Illuminator & R2.5m Lanzerac RtoR winner Miss Katalin
UK & Joint European Champion 2009 13 of the first 14 sires in his pedigree are Champions Undefeated in 2 starts at 2yrs incl Zetland Stakes Won 4 Gr1 races & placed in a further 10. Sales include: R2.1m, R1.2m, R1.1m, R1m, R1m, R900k, R800k, R750k etc
What A Winter
Wylie Hall (AUS)
Western Winter - Waseela (Ahonoora) - Bay 2007 - 16hh
Redoute’s Choice - Beauty Belle (Ideal Planet) - Bay 2009 - 16hh
2017 Champion Freshman Sire 2018 A leading 2nd crop sire
1st Gr1 Champions Challenge - beat Majmu 1st Gr1 SA Derby 1st past post Gr1 Durban July
Equus Champion Older Male 2012
6 wins, 9 places, 1400-2450m, R3.65m
Equus Champion Sprinter 2012
Half-brother to ABSOLUTE CHAMPION Champion Sprinter - 1200m track record 19 sire sons of Redoute’s Choice have already produced stakes winners - eight of them have Gr1 winners Wylie Hall’s 1st crop on sale 2018
Equus Champion Sprinter 2013 Won or placed in 8 Gr1 races – joint 3rd highest rated sprinter in the world 2013
Sire of Dutch Philip, Magical Wonderland, Fort Winter, Warrior’s Rest, What A Player etc.
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elcome to our July 2018 Edition of International Racehorse Magazine. It is always our hope when we do our edition layout planning around a possible American Triple Crown, that history will be made. What a special year 2018 turned out to be, oldest rider to steer home a Triple Crown, trainer with most ever Triple Crown wins and only second time in history, undefeated and widely seen as inexperienced winner, all in one package. Michele MacDonald survives not only torrential rain but all that goes with covering this championship to bring you this magnificent story on page 8. Michele goes on to spend time with Justify, after his Triple Crown success as he shows off in front of 20 000 screaming fans on page 24. Justify’s Sire, Scat Daddy, makes up her last contribution for this edition, read all about what might have been on page 70.
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It’s no party out here, and on Kentucky Derby day, it was miserably wet, with record rain and mud so deep I almost went to my knees near a drain when I was leaving the turf course. But look at what the horses and riders dealt with in the Derby. Justify’s talent and Mike Smith’s shrewdness are all the more impressive when considering these conditions. 10 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
By Michele MacDonald
JUSTIFY, BAFFERT AND SMITH RACE INTO HISTORY
arly on the afternoon of February 18, a chestnut colt with a white blaze was led over to the Santa Anita Park paddock to prepare for his racing debut. He was handsome, well-bred and had all the right connections.
Although he broke a step slowly from the starting gate and was last early, the colt sped to the front, flying through early fractions of :21.80 and :44.37 before storming home to capture the seven-furlong maiden event by 9 ½ lengths. The colt demonstrated everything trainer Bob Baffert had hoped he would in that race, which marked the first step of what would become an unprecedented bid for history.
than three months with a colt who had never competed at two—drew barbed criticism. After all, no horse that had not run as a juvenile had won the Derby since 1882, when the gelding Apollo succeeded in a field of 14. Subsequent failures had long been deemed victims of the “curse of Apollo.” The subject was so prickly that a veteran journalist penned a diatribe to Baffert. “Forget about it,” he wrote of the Derby plans. “The Kentucky Derby is the toughest race in America and it chews up and spits out horses—experienced horses who have raced six, seven, eight times, who have not been rushed into the race and who started as two-year-olds. With any horse coming into the race 11 weeks after his debut... you’re taking a huge chance that they’ll never again be the same. Is it worth the risk?”
“It’s not too late,” Baffert said at the time, revealing that he had the Kentucky Derby in mind for the colt. “I’ve got a plan.” Baffert, whose instinctive horsemanship skills are otherworldly, did not hesitate in taking that risk and the rest is now the His bold ambition—to aim at the Run for the Roses in less stuff of legend.
Even though Good Magic came on resolutely under Jose Ortiz, Justify was moving powerfully to wire and would not be denied.
Mike Smith waved his helmet as he came back to the winner’s circle on Justify
Not only did the chestnut colt with the apropos name of Justify make the Kentucky Derby, he powered through five unforgettable weeks in Kentucky, Maryland and New York to become an unbeaten Triple Crown winner, the first horse ever to sweep the American classic races who had not been tested at two. “He just came on and broke every curse there was,” Baffert declared after watching Justify romp home, unchallenged from gate to wire, to conclude the triple accomplishment in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. “The great ones just find another gear.”
Seattle Slew, had earned the crown while unbeaten. Justify also established himself as the first horse ever to win both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes on sloppy tracks; the surfaces he raced on were deeper than sodden quagmires after persistent rains in both Louisville and Baltimore. He also was the first Triple Crown winner to defeat more than seven rivals in the 1 ½-mile Belmont Stakes, turning back nine competitors with ease in what was only his sixth career start.
So much history was rewritten in the waning light of the overcast early evening at Belmont Park that the vast old grandstand, erected for racing’s glory days, shook with the roars of the 90,000 people reported to be in attendance to witness Justify’s ascent into sporting immortality.
With the climactic victory, Baffert, 65, reached never before scaled heights as the all-time leading trainer by wins in Triple Crown races with 15, and he also became only the second trainer to saddle two Triple Crown winners, with Justify following 2015 champion American Pharoah.
Not only did the colt do something no other with his lack of experience had ever been able to do in sweeping the Triple Crown, he joined a select group of only a dozen others that have won all three classic races. Only one other of that group,
Jockey Mike Smith also left his mark. At age 52, Smith became the oldest rider to steer home a Triple Crown winner, and, while moved to tears, he captured the essence of Justify perhaps better than anyone.
Riding to the finish, Mike Smith guides Justify home as Bravazo (black silks, No. 8) and Tenfold rally to pass a tiring Good Magic (green and purple silks on rail). The mist was still so thick that it distorted colors and clarity of images, both on TV and in still photos. Surreal! We couldn’t even be sure Justify still had the lead until he was very close to the finish as the fog was so thick
Crown winner in history.The depth of his girth is breathtaking and his shoulder formidable; he has the body of a weightlifter There are other angles to Justify’s story that also are distinct. yet the handsome allure of a movie star. He most likely is claimed by more owners than any other American classic winner in history as five different groups— “I’ve seen all kinds, but this guy is just special,” Baffert said WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, Head after the Kentucky Derby. “He has that presence about him.” of Plains Partners and the SF Racing group affiliated with George Soros’s Soros Fund—share ownership among Bred in Kentucky by John Gunther of Glennwood Farm from the multiple stakes-placed Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic, dozens of people. Justify was sold as a yearling at Keeneland to the WinStarAlthough a deal has not been confirmed, Justify also may be affiliated Maverick Racing and partner China Horse Club for one of the most expensive stallion prospects in history, with $500,000. reports indicating that Coolmore may have agreed to pay up to $75 million for the colt to eventually stand at stud. The big colt encountered some muscle problems in his early lessons and did not make it to Baffert’s base at Santa Anita As a son of the brilliant but ill-fated Coolmore sire Scat Daddy, until November of his juvenile season. But he quickly revealed who died of heart failure at only 11, Justify is guaranteed to to the trainer that he was something far from ordinary. be in demand by breeders from all parts of the world. Scat Daddy became renowned for the ability of his offspring to As Baffert calmly replied when challenged about his Derby plans following Justify’s maiden win, “He’s shown his brilliance perform at the highest levels on dirt and turf. in the mornings.” Justify also is an undeniably spectacular specimen; at 16.3 hands and about 1,280 pounds, he could be the largest Triple For the doubters, Justify’s front-running defeat of multiple “He’s so gifted—he was sent from heaven,” Smith said.
Left: Looking over the other horses in the Preakness Stakes field, Justify seemed poised, confident, ready with caretaker Eduardo G Luna Above: Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes waves as he and groom Eduardo Luna lead Justify toward the Preaknes winnerâ€™s circle
Justify & Jockey Mike Smith receiving their flower blanket
“I’VE SEEN ALL KINDS, BUT THIS GUY IS JUST S P E C I A L , ” B A F F E RT SAID AFTER THE K E N T U C K Y D E R B Y.
“ H E H A S T H AT PRESENCE ABOUT HIM.”
Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro in the Santa Anita Derby in early April should have given a clear indication of his talent.
Horse Club and SF Racing), but Justify was, as the official race chart accurately proclaimed, “unwavering” through 1 ¼ miles.
“Justify is just a natural and he’s just learning how to run,” “He is so above average—he’s got unbelievable talent—and Baffert said at the time. “He has that big, beautiful stride. He’s he’s got a mind to go with it. He was loving this stuff,” Smith quick and he’s light on his feet. I just feel fortunate to have him.” related jubilantly. In the Kentucky Derby, Justify demonstrated that he possesses another asset that can’t be quantified but which can make a huge difference for a racehorse.Through the stormy weather and the noisy tumult from a crowd of over 157,000, he maintained a serene composure despite his inexperience. Justify strolled quietly, displaying no anxiety, in the post parade and listened intently to Smith, rating just to the outside and a half-length behind early leader Promises Fulfilled, as the field splashed into the first turn. By the time the 20 Derby runners had gone a mile, Justify had taken over the lead. Coming down the stretch, 2017 juvenile champion Good Magic tried to run with him, as did Florida Derby winner Audible (also owned by WinStar, China
Coming back in the Preakness two weeks later is never easy and, in fact, can be the undoing of some colts who can’t tolerate the quick turnaround and the Triple Crown’s middle jewel test at 1 3/16 miles. But it was in Baltimore, over a virtual bog of a track that Pimlico Race Course workers had tried to improve by adding extra dirt to particularly problematic areas, that Justify truly showed his heart. Challenged immediately at the start by Good Magic and jockey Jose Ortiz, who broke to his inside, Justify never got a breather. Water puddles and track marks left by a connecting ramp for pedestrians going to infield party facilities also were distractions. Justify leaped high in the air to clear the marks
Mike Smith flicks his whip at Justify as the gate opens and the chestnut son of Scat Daddy leaps forward
Flying to victory and into legend as racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner
while going past the finish line for the first time, and Smith reported he jumped twice more during the race, although neither rider nor horse lost balance or momentum. Ortiz and Good Magic kept pushing Justify wide and there even was some physical contact, but Justify continued resolutely on, emerging from a thick fog that blanketed Pimlico with a slight lead in the stretch. Although challengers Bravazo and Tenfold tried to rally, Smith got Justify home by a half-length and appeared to wrap up on him late, saving as much energy as he could for the Belmont. Knowing his horse, Baffert couldn’t help exulting a bit after watching the Preakness unfold before a crowd of over 134,000.
Remarkably, Justify held his weight throughout the rigors of the Triple Crown. By the time he and his team had made it to Belmont Park, he seemed more eager than ever, pulling on exercise rider Humberto Gomez as he galloped for the first around the 1 ½-mile dirt oval known as “Big Sandy.” “He loves it,” Gomez said, breaking into a delighted grin while he and Justify walked off the track. With that knowledge—and the recollection of how American Pharoah had concluded his Triple Crown by going directly to the front and daring challengers to come and get him—Smith sent Justify away from his rail position in the Belmont starting gate like he would a Quarter Horse. Flicking his whip and smooching, Smith sparked Justify to leap into a huge, ground-gobbling stride, and the colt instantly separated himself from most of the field.
“He’s a big, heavy, strong horse, and races don’t knock him out. He will eat everything tonight. That’s just the way he is,” Baffert said. “I would love to put a Western saddle on him Another Baffert trainee, Gary and Mary West’s stakes-placed and ride him in the Rose Parade, if they would let me. He’s Restoring Hope, chased from second early with Bravazo in third. But by the time the field reached the stretch, it was just so beautiful.”
Below: Leading in a champion to the winner’s circle, Teo Ah Khing of the China Horse Club waves to the crowd
Above: Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith admire Justify while assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes displays the Scat Daddy colt for the crowd. The Belmont Stakes winning garland of carnations hangs on a barn sawhorse
European invader Gronkowski who launched the strongest challenge to Justify, rallying up the rail after breaking last and dawdling far back in the initial furlongs. Smith, however, had measured the horse he had under him and the distance they had to travel to perfect precision. Coolly they cruised across the finish line and into the Triple Crown record books as winners by 1 ¾ lengths over Gronkowski. Smith gave thanks and credit to Baffert and to Justify. “Bob has helped me achieve so many of my goals, but today he made my dreams come true. He talks about how great his crew is and then he puts an old man up there to sit still and let a good horse be a good horse,” he said.
Less than 120 days later, he once again touched Triple Crown fame and glory, forever solidifying his own legacy as the only trainer other than James “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, who saddled Gallant Fox and Omaha in the 1930s, to hone the talents of two classic ultimate classic competitors. “I’m grateful to have a horse like this, to have the opportunity to be here. To make history like this is an incredible feeling,” Baffert said, his voice choked with emotion, before acknowledging a sense of spirituality he also noted in 2015 as he addressed his survival from a heart attack and the death of his parents, Ellie and Bill, several years earlier. “I think of my parents, the good friends I’ve lost. I know they’re up there (in heaven). I really believe in that, that they’re helping me out, giving me that little push,” Baffert said before turning his attention to Justify.
Baffert, who always dreamed of winning the Triple Crown before American Pharoah accomplished the feat 37 years after the last winner, Affirmed, was overcome with emotion but not really surprised. After all, even when criticized in February “To train a horse like this—he’s just a magnificent animal,” he regarding his hopes for Justify, he knew what he had in his barn. said. “It’s just amazing. This never gets old.”
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Johannesburg’s glitterati join 80 countries in a global Moët Grand Day celebration. or more than 270 years, Moët & Chandon has been driven by a bold vision and Moët Grand Day 2018 is testament to the Maison’s legendary pioneering spirit with the creation of a global champagne moment truly deserving of a place in the history books.
The glittering red-carpet Moët & Chandon par ty hosted at the Four Seasons Arcadia Ballroom, saw Johannesburg once again take its place on the world stage, with South Africa joining an astounding list of 80 countries around the globe uniting over 1 million people in a 24-hour celebration. “Moët Grand Day has become one of the most anticipated events on the Johannesburg social calendar, and this year’s glamorous experience once again paid tribute as to why Moët & Chandon remains the world’s most loved champagne,” says Patrick Leslie, Moët & Chandon Champagne Por tfolio Manager. The evening was unforgettable, and we really showed the world how South Africa celebrates in champagne style.” TV crews and dozens of photographers captured celebrity guests reveling in the ‘gold’ themed par ty which included guests enjoying mini magnums from Africa’s first ‘mini’ Moët & Chandon vending machine, a rocking set by DJ of the moment Lerato Kganyago; incredible choreographed dancers and a gold 6 litre illuminated Moët & Chandon was uncorked and served on the dancefloor, setting the ‘flow’ for an evening of generosity and celebration. The event attracted the country’s top celebrities, music
royalty and business personalities including Boitumelo Thulo ‘Boity’, Luthando Shosha ‘Lootlove’, Dineo Moeketsi, Khanya Mkangisa and Kelly Khumalo who celebrated in true Moët & Chandon glamorous style, all signing and adding their personalised messages to the custom designed Moët & Chandon Instagram wall while the gorgeous Boity took time to pose in the Moët & Chandon ladder photo pod created for the event. The ‘City of Gold’ stayed true to its name with guests arriving in glittering style, with show-shopping outfits in keeping with the ‘Gold is Grand’ dress-code. Lorna Maseko was presented with the award for ‘most glamorous’ in a fitted sequined mini dress, with Troy Molaiwa claiming the title of ‘most stylish’ in a stunning black coat embellished with gold buttons. As guests enjoyed the evening’s festivities, a countdown culminated in a connected group toast leading up to a final toast to Moët & Chandon with a golden buzzer releasing gold confetti, a true Moët Moment which set the cheerful cadence for this magical evening. Guests were treated to a range of Moët & Chandon from Moët & Chandon Impérial to Moët Nectar Impérial. The culmination of Champagne drinking came when late in the evening a Moet & Chandon Imperial Illuminated Golden Methusalem, 6 litre, bottle was opened and poured into guests golden Moët goblets. To celebrate Moët Grand Day, Moët & Chandon hosted grand experiences all over South Africa, from the High Tea at the One and Only hotel in Cape Town to allnight celebrations in select venues across Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, proving once again that, to revel in life’s most memorable moments in grand champagne style, it Must be Moët.
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JUSTIFIED TRIPLE CROWN WINNER PARADES FOR FANS
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tanding near the fabled Churchill Downs dirt racetrack, over which so many champions have trod for decades, Bob Baffert shook his head and lowered his voice.
“I still can’t believe we did it,” he declared. But then he gazed up at Justify, who just a week earlier had completed an unprecedented run through history to become America’s 13th Triple Crown winner while the only one never to have raced as a juvenile. The towering chestnut colt stood in the winner’s circle, his head held high, calmly surveying the more than 20,000 people who had gathered in part to pay him homage, and his trainer was reminded of just what a special athlete he had honed to arrive at this moment. “I have never seen a horse that is just so tough,” Baffert praised. “He is just a magnificent animal.” True to that description, Justify endured sweltering heat and humidity on June 16, the day he was honored during a special ceremony that featured him parading down the track and in the paddock at Churchill Downs, and never flinched. He arched his neck, pricked his ears and reacted to the cheers of fans with a kingly air.
Every inch the champion, Justify walks to the paddock to cheers from more than 20,000 people at Churchill Downs while accompanied by key members of his team, from left to right, Jimmy Barnes, Eduardo Luna and Humberto Gomez.
Bob Baffert, now the all-time leading trainer of winners of American classic races, with Justify.
“It’s great that Bob is good enough to share him with the public,” said Elliott Walden, chief executive officer of Justify’s co-owner, WinStar Farm. “The thing about a horse that wins the Triple Crown is that he’s not our horse anymore—he’s America’s horse.” Led by key Baffert team members including assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes, exercise rider Humberto Gomez and groom Eduardo Luna, Justify strode out of the trainer’s Barn 33 on the Churchill backstretch around 6:30 in the evening. He repeated the steps he took to the paddock to be saddled for his Kentucky Derby victory on May 5, a performance that is even more incredible in hindsight as it marked only the second start in a stakes for Justify. As he was being paraded, the waning sun gilded Justify’s coppery mane and tail. A white cooler emblazoned with his name and the most elusive title in racing, “Triple Crown Winner,” was fastened around the colt’s girth and chest as
he arrived in the paddock after walking virtually the entire length of the massive Churchill grandstand. Joining a group of eight maiden runners who were preparing for the third race on the track’s program that featured the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, Justify stood in stall 14 until the field left for the track. Barnes and Luna then led him around the paddock oval so that fans who had staked out positions at the rail, lining up for more than an hour seeking a glimpse of the champion despite the heat, could try to snap a photo. Some called out congratulations to Baffert, who waved and took the shank from Luna and led Justify for one lap. When the maiden race had concluded, the Justify team headed for the winner’s circle adjacent to the track, where more celebrations ensued, although the colt went back to the stable with Barnes, Luna and Gomez before trophies
Right: Showing no signs of fatigue after his Belmont Stakes triumph at 1 1/2 miles, Justify strides out under Humberto Gomez on the morning of June 16 at Churchill Downs. Right Below: The new Triple Crown trophy, left, is so large that it cannot be easily hoisted by victors. Below: Justify and his groom, Eduardo Luna, lean on each other in a quiet moment during the ceremony honoring the Triple Crown winner.
were handed out and interviews conducted. Jockey Mike Smith, who rode in the maiden race while Justify was being paraded, quickly switched into WinStar silks and joined the ceremony. “It feels so good, I just want to do it all over again,” exclaimed Smith while reflecting on the Triple Crown. At 52, Smith is the oldest jockey to complete the classic sweep and is a renowned athlete in his own right; a member of the American Racing Hall of Fame for nearly 15 years, Smith leads all jockeys by Breeders’ Cup race wins. Yet while Smith has ridden many champions, including Horses of the Year Holy Bull, Azeri and Zenyatta as well as Dubai World Cup winner Arrogate, he has never been astride anything quite like Justify. He has referred to the colt as an “old soul” sent from the heavens above. Smith can look forward to riding Justify more this season
as Baffert and Walden confirmed that current plans call for the colt to continue to be raced. Potential targets include the Haskell Invitational Stakes, the Travers Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Any plans naturally will be contingent on Justify’s health and condition, Baffert emphasized, indicating that the colt likely would return to timed workouts at some point in July. “We’ll let the horse tell us,” he said of when Justify might next race. Remarkably, Justify emerged from the Triple Crown carrying as much weight as when he began the 112-day journey that took him from a maiden victory at Santa Anita Park all the way to his Belmont win. “He’s ready to go again,” Baffert said during the Churchill celebrations. “He looks good. He’s had a lot thrown at him, and he’s handled it really well.”
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V O D A C O M D U R B A N J U LY 2 0 1 8
The first Saturday in July is fast approaching. The last Vodacom Durban July Log has been published, entries are now closed and the weights have been announced. All that is left is the announcement of the final field on the 26th of June. Forty horses remain after recent withdrawals and some anxious days await their trainers as they wait to hear whether they stars are running. Except for one trainer that is. Cape trainer Justin Snaith could have five, possibly even six
entries in this year’s R4.25 million Grade 1 race.
third of the field belonging to one trainer seems impossible, yet Snaith has a habit of making the impossible possible. Snaith etched his name in the record books with his extraordinary eight victories on Met day 2016, and he followed that up this year by training the first three-year-old filly to win the G1 Sun Met in over one hundred years. He also leads the Trainers’ Championship with a staggering R21.2 million in earnings. Hence possibly training nearly a third of the July field should not come as a surprise. Currently his likely runners to make the final field are the favourite African Night Sky, promising 3yr old Do It Again, Elusive Silva, one of last year’s favourites, supplementary entry Made To Conquer and the filly Star Express. African Night Sky, a 4yr old Dynasty gelding and the winner of the 2017 Cape Winter Series, has shortened to 18/10 in the ante-post betting for the Vodacom Durban July. Having his first prep run at Greyville in May, African Night Sky flew up late in a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m, before storming home with consummate ease in the G3 Cup Trial over 1800m.
The gelding has mostly been competed over 1600 to 1800m, but he won the final leg of the Winter Series, the Highlands Stud Winter Derby over 2400m by 5.5 lengths leaving no doubt that he easily gets the distance. Favourites however have a habit of getting beaten in the Vodacom Durban July. Igugu being the last favourite to win, but if anybody can beat the favourite jinx, it is Justin Snaith. African Night Sky will carry 57kgs and no jockey has been announced yet. And if the favourite can’t quite get there, don’t worry Snaith trains the second favourite as well. Do it Again, a 3yr old gelding by Twice Over (GB), who has been allocated 54kgs, is currently second favourite in the ante-post betting at 11/2. After winning his first two starts Do it Again did not feature in the G1 Cape Guineas, but bounced back with a second in the G1 Investec Cape Derby. Snaith thought enough of his charge to send him to Durban for the season and Do It Again justified that faith with a convincing victory it the G2 Daisy Guineas at Greyville, his first time racing right-handed. A solid fourth, only 1.25 lengths behind the winner in the G1 Daily News, saw Do It Again rocket up the betting. Last year’s Cup Trial winner and one of the favourites for the 2017 July, Elusive Silva, sadly injured a tendon during the Vodacom Durban July public gallops, forcing his withdrawal and it was thought that his career was over. Seven months
African Night Sky
later after mammoth rehabilitation effort, Snaith has worked miracles and the Silvano gelding returned to racing in January. A promising 5th in the Listed Sledgehammer Stakes showed Elusive Silva was definitely on the comeback trail. Victory in the G2 World Sports Betting 1900 from a wide draw on the 19th of May, saw him firmly in 7th on the last log. With six career victories, four at Graded level and earnings of just under a million Rand, Elusive Silva, carrying 56,5kg fully deserves his place in the final line up. And donâ€™t be surprised if the bright red chestnut is in the mix at the finish. Jeff Lloyd hopes to follow in the footsteps of Muis Roberts. The July was the one race that Roberts never won, despite several attempts. Returning for one final attempt in 1997 he was offered the ride on Super Quality by David Ferraris. Super Quality was definitely not expected to be in the lead at the business end of the race, but nobody had told him that. Under a masterful ride by Roberts, Super Quality strode to victory with not a dry eye in the house. At last Roberts was a July winner. Another who has won just about everything except the July is champion jockey Jeff Lloyd.
After a superb career in South Africa, Lloyd departed for Australia where he has enjoyed great success in Queensland, overtaking the record set by Chris Munce for the most winners in Queensland, during the 2016-2017 season. A veteran of the jockeysâ€™ bench at 56, Lloyd has announced that he will retire at the end of this season, but not before he also has one final attempt at winning the July. And his ride? The 4yr old Dynasty gelding Made To Conquer, who has been allocated a light weight of 53kgs. The recent Lonsdale Stirrup Cup winner, Made To Conquer was a final supplementary entry and both Lloyd and Snaith are very confident that his name will be one of the final 18. Will it be a fairy tale ending? Only time will tell. Star Express, a 5yr old Silvano mare trained by Snaith, occupied the 11th position on the last July log. While the mare finished 5th in the G2 Gold Bracelet over 2000m at Greyville a year ago, she has recently been successfully campaigned over 1400m to 1600m. Therefore it is more than likely that Star Express will start in the other G1 race on July day, the Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes over 1600m.
As usual the July panel determines the final field of the Vodacom Durban July, but the race conditions do in fact specify that the winners of ten Grade 1 races automatically qualify. Interestingly this year only one of those winners is still among the entries and that is the G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Coral Fever, who will carry top weight of 60kgs. Trained by Robbie Sage, Coral Fever is a 5yr old Judpot (USA) gelding. Late November saw him finish third behind Liege in the G1 Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup, followed by a third in the G3 London News Stakes behind Cascapedia (IRE). Solid second in the G2 Hawaii Stakes and victory in the G2 Colorado King Stakes followed a no show in his first lefthanded race in the G1 Sun Met. Coral Fever finished off his July prep with his G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge victory over 2000m at Turffontein in May. It will be Coral Fever’s first run at Greyville and while the gelding is languishing at 25-1 in the ante-post betting, he is certainly capable of contesting the minor places.
And finally there has to be a roughie in any July preview. The Vodacom Durban July is a hard race to win under any circumstances, but for fillies it is even harder. The last filly to do so was Igugu (AUS) in 2011. Leading from start to finish, the diminutive filly, trained by Mike de Kock, stayed out of harms way and won with a length in hand. Igugu however, was a 4yr old filly and Fiorella, a daughter of the late Champion Sire Captain Al, is only three. Fiorella however does come into the race with some solid form, with a fourth in the G1 SA Fillies Classic (1800m), finishing 1.55 lengths behind the winner Takingthepeace, before victory in the G2 Daisy Fillies Guineas at Greyville. Her last start on June 2nd in the G1 Woolavington Stakes (2000m) at Greyville, saw her collared late by multiple Grade 1 winner Oh Susanna (AUS), beaten only half a length.Trainer Duncan Howells has booked vastly experienced jockey Mark Khan for the ride. She may be a filly and a 3yr old to boot, but Fiorella is quite capable of causing an upset. Do not be surprised if you see her fighting out the minor placings.
WHAT A WINTER
CHAMPION FRESHMAN SIRE 2017
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STALLIO N D AY Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont, held their Stallion Parade on 25 May in the beautiful Western Cape countryside of Robertson. The home to one of South Africa’s all time leading greatest sires, Dynasty, seventeen stallions were presented for show including the great stallion himself, and his son Jackson. Eleven farms participated and sent the likes of Admiral Kitten (Moutonshoek), Vercingetorix (Maine Chance Farms), William Longsword (Klawervlei), Oratorio (Avontuur), Coup De Grace (Klawervlei), Quasillo (Klipdrift Stud) and his half-brother Querari (Maine Chance Farms), Soft Falling Rain (Wilgerbosdrift), Flower Alley (Wilgerbosdrift), Time Thief (Nadeson Park), Visionaire (Lammerskraal Stud) and Louis The King (Sorrento Stud) for an evening under the the spotlights. Visitors sipped on Pink Gin available on tap, and enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres before the stallion parade on a cool winters evening in the Cape winelands. Highlands showed their own stallions which included the very exciting new prospect of proven sire Canford Cliffs who is to stand at stud this year, the fast Rafeef, recent Gr1 producer Pathfork and Jackson. Guests enjoyed a traditional South African braai with the festivities continuing until late into the evening. Congratulations to Highlands and the participating farms on an outstanding Stallion Parade, not to be missed in the future!
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T H E H O LY G R A I L O F R A C I N G
“The pinnacle of our sport - it’s the Holy Grail, the be all and end all and its means everything to me. I have dreamed of this since I wanted to be a jockey.” – William Buick
Masar and Buick
“This is the best race in the world. This is what it is all about” – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
he Investec Derby, run on the famous Epsom Racecourse is considered the world over to be the true test of the best of the best, the race everybody wants to win, the Holy Grail of racing. Many try, few succeed. For to win this race with its fabled history, you need not only the best blue blooded three-year-old colt, you need a colt that has the stamina for the gruelling 2400m of the Epsom Downs, a colt that can handle running up the hill and round Tattenham Corner before plunging down a drop of just over 30m.Then when his lungs and legs are screaming for mercy, you need a colt with the heart and the courage to climb the steep rise to the finish. First run in 1780, the Derby was the brainchild of a certain soldier, playwright and politician, called Johnny Burgoyne. In 1776 Burgoyne passed on the lease of his Surrey mansion,The Oaks to the Earl of Derby. He also casually suggested that the Lord Derby should introduce a race for three-year-old fillies over a mile and a half, emulating his old comrade Anthony St Leger, founder of the
St Leger at Doncaster. Three years later the first Oaks was run on the Downs above Epsom. Of course the boys couldn’t be left out in the cold and at an Oaks celebratory dinner Burgoyne suggested that perhaps a similar race for colts would be a good idea. Legend has it that the naming rights went the way of Lord Derby in a coin toss. On Saturday June 2nd, 239 years later on a glorious English summer’s day, a field of twelve colts lined up for the race of their lives on the tricky and challenging course. And what an impressive field it was. Saxon Warrior, winner of the Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas and the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy was the clear favourite. Trained by Coolmore maestro Aidan O’Brien, with six Derby victories behind his name and ridden by world champion jockey Ryan Moore, his short price of 4/5 was surely justified. Irish wizard Dermot Weld, with a Melbourne Cup and 23 European Classics behind his name, finally captured his first Derby with Harzand in 2016. Now he was back dreaming of a second victory with another Aga Khan star, Hazapour with Frankie Dettori in the saddle. Dettori was of course victorious in 2015 aboard Golden
“All I ever wanted was to be the first person to train a winner of the Derby in the Godolphin blue.” – Charlie Appelby
Horn for trainer John Gosden and Gosden was back for more, saddling Roaring Lion. Another star was the Group 3 Chester Vase winner Young Rascal. Trained by William Haggas, who had seen a distinct drought since his first victory with Shaamit in 1996, the colt was owned by none other than the managing director of race sponsor Investec, Bernard Kantor. Kantor had owned horses for most of his life since “inheriting” a horse from his brother, but had never had a Derby runner. Now in the 10th year of Investec’s Derby sponsorship and in his final year at the helm of Investec, Kantor’s yellow and blue silks would finally parade down the Epsom turf. Then of course there was the familiar blue colours of the mighty Godolphin operation of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed lives and breathes racing: “Horses are my blood. I love horses and I love racing.” And like it did for Dermot Weld for so many years, the Derby has eluded Sheikh Mohammed.Twice victory had been so tantalizingly close. In 1995 Lammtarra won, in the colours of Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum,
Sheikh Mohammed’s nephew and in 2008 New Approach carrying the colours of Sheikh Mohammed’s wife Princess Haya, crossed the line in first.Yet for the man who had invested heavily in horses for over 40 years, the Derby remained as elusive as the Holy Grail itself. Oh the blue colours of Godolphin had come close several times, finishing second on three occasions with City Honours in 1998, Rule of Law in 2004 and Jack Hobbs in 2015, but victory always remained just out of their grasp. This year the familiar royal blue silks were to be worn by William Buick on the Group 3 Craven Stakes winner, Masar. Not only was Masar sired by a previous Derby winner New Approach, he was also a homebred for Sheikh Mohammed. Could this be the year? The colt paraded like a seasoned pro, ears pricked as he casually took in the sights and sounds of the massive Derby crowd. And when the field turned for home, flying round Tattenham Corner, the familiar blue colours were prominent in the leading group. Masar thundered down the hill with Dee Ex Bee and Roaring Lion in close pursuit. As the incline approached, the crowd started
“There are 12,000 yearlings every year. How many get to the Derby: 12” – Bernard Kantor, managing director of Derby sponsor Investec
cheering.Would the chestnut colt have the heart and the courage to keep going, or would the last stretch be his undoing, as it had been for so many before him. Masar however, showed no signs of stopping, striding up the incline and lengthening the gap with a swish of his tail. He was a glorious sight in victory, crossing the line one and a half lengths in front, prompting Buick to stand in his irons, punching the air in delight. The Holy Grail was finally Godolphin’s.
20 years, the last five as trainer, could also not believe what had just happened. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet. When I was appointed a Godolphin trainer five years ago, the aim was to have a Derby winner in the Godolphin blue. All I could think of in the last furlong was that I wanted to be the first trainer to win the Derby in the Godolphin blue. It was a fantastic team effort.”
And the man who has waited over 40 years for this victory? Sheikh Mohammed, with his family in attendance, is a man of few words. Buick, winning his first Derby, could hardly contain his delight.“I am “This is what it is all about, it is something special to win the Derby. not going to explain myself very well but it’s huge, it’s massive. I My daughter is here and she brought all the luck. I wasn’t nervous in have had a few rides in the race and come close a couple of times. the last part of the race - I was excited and jumping around!” I think this is my eighth Derby ride and I know some people have ridden more Derbies without winning, but there were a couple The record books will record that Masar followed in his sire’s of times when I was thinking ‘is my time ever going to come’? To footsteps, winning the Investec Derby at Epsom by 1,5 lengths do it for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and his family in the in a time of 2m 34.93s. A name, a date, winning margin and time famous royal blue - they are very loyal supporters of me and I am recorded for posterity.Yet it was so much more. A life long dream just very, very happy to be part of it. I have dreamed of this since coming true for one of racing’s greatest and most passionate I wanted to be a jockey.This is everything.” owners, a jockey finally achieving his Holy Grail and a young trainer doing what none could do before him. It’s the stuff of dreams, it’s Trainer Charlie Appelby, who has worked for Godolphin for the Holy Grail of racing - it is the Derby. 54
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TWEDDELL MARKETING MANAGER, MR. JULY AND POET Years of planning . . . Months of preparation . . . Weeks of sharpening . . . Days of fine tuning . . . Hours of tension . . . Minutes of anguish . . . Seconds of panic . . . . . .a race against time! One hundred and twenty two years, To this extraordinary day. An occasion for celebration, Camaraderie and play. A national hero, The winner will be. A champion forever, An equine V I P. The fashion is timeless, Explore a watch face. Understated or classic, Or detailed like lace. The buzz of excitement, You might ask why! Twenty past four, First Saturday of July. Africa’s greatest horseracing event The Vodacom Durban July
he Vodacom Durban July Day is the highlight of the South African racing calendar and consists of 12 races including the race everybody wants to win, the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m. On the first Saturday in July, up to 55,000 local and international racegoers flock to Greyville Racecourse in Durban, where the fashion is colourful and flamboyant, while the racing is fast and furious. The lead up to the big day is also uniquely African. Bean plants are grown to predict the winner, sangomas throw their bones and the fashion theme is announced in a poem. Working away quietly behind the scenes and the driving force behind the event’s hugely successful marketing campaign, is the author of that annual poem, Marketing Manager – Events, Sponsorships and Branding, Mr. July himself, Ken Tweddell. I caught up with Tweddell to learn a little bit more about the man who is part poet, part magician and part military drill sergeant. Tweddell admits that while he did not start his working life off in racing, horses have always been in his blood.
“I started off as an articled clerk at a firm of auditors – big mistake but I managed to stick it out for two and a half years. I don’t regret it as it gave me the basics of finance.” A short stint at a logistics company followed, before Tweddell found his way to one of the leading milling companies in South Africa. Based in Johannesburg, he worked his way up the corporate ladder, eventually becoming the National Marketing Manager. Not one to ever sit on his laurels, Tweddell kept himself busy by simultaneously studying Marketing Management at the UNISA Business Leadership School. It would take sixteen years, but the birth of his son finally persuaded him to move back to Durban, where he got to live his passion for horses as the Marketing Manager of the Durban Turf Club.
extraordinary things that are required of Tweddell is the penning of the July poem. For the past 10 years or so the announcement of the annual raceday theme has taken the form of a poem which is used as inspiration for the many fashion competitions and shows that form part of the upcoming July’s early promotion. Demand by eager fashion enthusiasts for the new theme is so strong that he now has to have it penned by late December for an early February announcement. Tweddell explains why each year’s poem is so important. “In life, nothing stays the same and it is partly through this theme, which puts a totally new perspective on the event every year, coupled with learning from our mistakes and our successes of the previous year and actively making necessary changes to the upcoming year’s event, that we improve the event every year.”
“Horseracing has always been in Over the years at the Marketing my blood, not initially because of helm, Tweddell has witnessed My overarching role is to the beautiful beast, but because of many changes. “The crowds are live, eat and sleep the my dear Gran who just loved taking back, particularly a large increase Vodacom Durban July and I a bet. Three and seven first double from Johannesburg and people every Saturday – it did not matter are willing to spend extraordinary will do the extraordinary what horses carried those numbers! amounts on hospitality”, he notes. to ensure its success The transistor radio was on all day “There are many more bet types every year waiting for the familiar jingle that and Telebetting and interactive announced the commentary and betting has grown making it easier the results coming through. My first to bet. Nowadays we even have memory of the ‘July’ was when Left Wing won in 1960 – I a steady stream of international media attending and would have been just about 7 years old. covering the Vodacom Durban July and it definitely elevates the event in peoples’ minds. Just the fact that “What really cemented my love of the game was winning they are interested in coming all the way to South Africa the family sweep the following year when Kerason won. elevates the event. Obviously the mileage that they Leading up to July Day we used to cut out the names give to us when they are in their home countries must of the runners from the newspaper and line them up have benefit for SA horseracing. They almost become on the dining room table. To determine the winner we ambassadors for us.” would give them a blow to see which would go the furthest . . . and as a typical 7 year old, I would demand of Speaking of betting, has he ever taken a bet, I quiz Gran that we had to do it again and again. We had many Tweddell. “I backed Lightning Shot when it won in 1977. crazy ways to select a July winner! At that time it was the biggest bet I had ever taken. I sometimes get a ‘feeling’ and will have a small interest “My favourite aunt was also mad about horseracing and bet”, he explains. The Vodacom Durban July is pretty she and her husband had horses with Des Rich and were much all consuming of his time, yet it is not the only close friends with Robbie Sivewright and Syd Laird, so event that Tweddell and his team organises. “Yes the July what chance did I have but to get totally involved. Later takes up the major part of my day from January to about in life as a student I worked as a payout clerk at both the end of September”, he admits, “but we also have a Greyville Racecourse and Scottsville Racecourse. That strong marketing drive behind the Champions Season was in the days before computers and the more you features. And for the balance of the year there is Night paid out, the more you earned in commission. Using a Racing.” calculator was too slow and so by far the quickest way to calculate the winnings was to use you head. Thank I wonder quietly if he ever sleeps! The Durban Turf Club goodness the discipline from the auditing days was still may have morphed into Gold Circle Horseracing and embedded.” Betting, but 25 years on Tweddell is still at the marketing helm, working fast and furiously to dot every ‘i’ and His title may be self-explanatory but as he admits cross every ‘t’ before this year’s event on the 7th of July. himself, “my overarching role is to live, eat and sleep the Retirement may be due at the end of August this year, Vodacom Durban July and I will do the extraordinary but it is the last thing on his mind. “I am still loving every to ensure its success every year.” And one of those minute of it….so watch this space!”
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WOMEN IN RACING Racing has always been a man’s world and even in our changing society the number of women in various racing positions, from administrator to photographer are few and far between.
o how does racing go about changing this, was the question up for debate at the recent Asian Racing Conference in Seoul. Victoria Carter, Deputy Chair of NZ Thoroughbred Racing opened the session with a frank discussion on how racing can respond to a rapidly changing world, with the emphasis on staying relevant and driving diversity.
women in racing at all levels, not just oncourse will mean that we have a greater chance of innovation, collaboration and transformation. If you can’t see it, how can you be it or believe that it is possible?” she challenged the audience. “Having more women in racing shows all women that it is possible. It means you do not need to be unique, exceptional or chosen and it becomes more of the norm. Remember half the world is women.
“If racing wants to expand its participant base and get more fans – the fastest way is through diversity. More
“For racing to gallop ahead we need women in leadership roles. If you want good decisions, good strategies and good
outcomes, you need people who are different from you. Hence diversity or gender-balance matters. Change will make our industry stronger.There isn’t an industry today that doesn’t need innovation and new ideas; racing is not alone here.” In conclusion Carter summed up: “So if we want more women to participate in racing we need to find a way to get the other 50% involved.” Following on from Carter, Arena Racing’s Susannah Gill provided an insight into British racing’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. British racing, with its rich heritage, excellent growth and leading position in the production of top quality horses, has recently found itself out of kilter with modern society. This resulted in the formation of a Diversity in Racing Steering Group led by the BHA and included representation from all stakeholder groups. The Group will shortly be publishing a Diversity and Inclusion Action plan. According to Gill, “Society still perceives racing to be a ‘white rich man’s sport’ yet it relies mostly on people who are not white, rich or men. With racing’s administration populated with white middle-aged men, a current staffing shortage, which will only get worse with Brexit and a gender pay gap, British racing is in trouble. So in short not only do we need to attract the brightest and the best, but we also need to
retain them. Hence we have got to be seen to be open for business.” In 2016 the Racing Foundation funded a research project by the Oxford Brookes University on the working environment for different career sectors, career development and support, women in senior positions and specific career areas in racing. In conclusion their recommendations were that a greater understanding of industry diversity is required, the need for career advice and development, the need to address the shortage of women in key positions and the need to balance work life and pastoral care. Next under the spotlight was female ownership as Anna Seitz Ciannello, Client Development and Public Relations Manager of Fasig Tipton gave an informative talk on how she set about creating and expanding female racing syndicates in the United States and abroad. Seitz Ciannello is a born and bred horsewoman, having grown up at Brookdale Farm in Kentucky, the birthplace of horses such as 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another and Champion Hong Kong Stayer California Memory. Four years working for 7-time Eclipse Award–winning trainer, Todd Pletcher saw her handling horses such as Scat Daddy and
Rags To Riches and in 2008 she joined Fasig Tipton in a sales position. These experiences gave her a unique understanding into the role women can and should play in racing. “In my job I realised how exciting it was for people to be involved in owning a racehorse. Hence I put together my first syndicate and bought a filly called I’m Already Sexy. We were not millionaires; we were just a bunch of young people having fun. From there grew the idea of having syndicates for women, where the aim is simply to have fun.“ Partnering with Elaine Lawlor of Goffs, Seitz-Ciannello proceeded to expand her syndicates internationally, with runners in Australia, Ireland and the USA. Her Australian syndicate It’s All About the Girls, formed in 2013, has subsequently brought several hundred new female owners to the sport. With Global Glamour, the syndicate’s Group 1 winning filly, being a prime example of the international reach of such syndicates as she is owned by 40 women from 8 countries! In conclusion, Megumi Ichiyama, the Chief of Staff of the JRA
Publicity Department, shared the strategy of the UMAJO project started in 2012 and aimed at attracting ladies to the racecourse with the delegates. “The project was launched”, Ichiyama explains, “when the JRA realised that less than 14% of all racegoers in Japan were women. Research showed that women not only wanted to race in comfort, but also wanted to be provided with information and to be guided on racing when attending as a newcomer.“ This led to the creation of the UMAJO SPOT, an area set up exclusively for women at each of the JRA Racecourses. Here women are offered a concierge service, introductory brochures, refreshments and even educational tours. The JRA also realised that the horse is a key attraction factor for women and have used this successfully in their poster campaigns. To date the project has already shown to be beneficial with female attendance growing to 17% in 2017. It is clear from the four speakers that not only are woman in racing a necessity, but it is also the only way for racing to grow and flourish, while staying relevant in a rapidly changing world.
Scat Daddy frolicking in his paddock while at stud under the Coolmore banner. Photo courtesy of Coolmore.
By Michele MacDonald
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
SCAT DADDY’S EARLY DEATH A STAGGERING LOSS
here is no way to measure what was lost on that chilly day in December of 2015. When Scat Daddy fell to the ground as he was walking out of his paddock at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky, cut down by heart failure while just settling into his prime at age 11, the potential he possessed to sire many more crops and future champions died with him. With his brilliant and undefeated son Justify having completed a unique sweep of the Triple Crown in June even though unraced as a juvenile, Scat Daddy’s death has been revealed to be even more of a monumental loss than it was at the time. Justify was only months old when his sire passed away, as was another colt who would become a Grade 1 winner, Mendelssohn, the half brother to multiple champion Beholder, who dazzled international racing with a record 18 1/2-length victory in the $2 million UAE Derby in March. “It was extremely unfortunate that (Scat Daddy) died at such a young age, not just for us, but the industry as a whole,” reflected Ashford manager Dermot Ryan about a week after Justify completed his Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes. Speculation has it that Justify eventually will take his sire’s place at Ashford under terms of a deal that is still reportedly pending. He is likely to be joined by Mendelssohn, who was purchased by Coolmore as a yearling for $3 million and is being trained by Aidan O’Brien for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he could encounter Justify, who is expected to race on as a three-year-old.
Even with all their accomplishments, however, the sons will have much to do to even begin to compete with their sire as stallions. A multiple Grade 1 winner in a racing career cut short by a bowed tendon suffered after starting as one of the favorites in the 2007 Kentucky Derby, Scat Daddy was an immediate success at stud, ranking as North America’s leading freshman sire of 2011.
and scope to the colt that was Scat Daddy. He was a tall, rangy foal, with plenty of leg, and a really good mover.That was the one thing that stood out about him from an early age,” Galvin said. Todd Pletcher, North America’s all-time leading trainer by total stable earnings and also by Eclipse Awards, with seven, pinpointed Scat Daddy as a top prospect, buying him at the Keeneland September sale for $250,000 on behalf of Wall Street investment guru James “Scat” Scatuorchio.
Despite standing for moderate fees—beginning at $30,000 and then dropping to $10,000 before rising again to $30,000—Scat Daddy has sired an outstanding 9% black-type winners, or 101, “He was an attractive from his total of 1,131 foals, including his final crop of 180 juveniles of 2018, who can improve on that record. He was “For a good-sized horse, set to stand for $100,000 in the breeding he had plenty of speed. season that began two months after his death and thus would have received the He had everything that best mares of his stud career. With a tally of 64 graded/group stakes winners to his credit, Scat Daddy possessed remarkable versatility as a sire. His best progeny include precocious sprinters such as Royal Ascot Group 1 winners Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia, but now he also has Justify to his credit, a horse capable of a tour de force in the 1 ½-mile Belmont Stakes on dirt.
you’re looking for—he was tough, he had a big stride, he had tactical speed—everything you could hope for,” Pletcher added of Scat Daddy’s abilities as a racehorse.
“I’m sure he was heading in the direction of the Galileos and the Sadler’s Wells of this world as far as how good he was going to be as a sire,” said Fergus Galvin, co-owner of Hunter Valley Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, where Scat Daddy was raised. “When he died, he was just at the crest of a wave.To think what he could have accomplished with proper Grade 1 mares, which he would have been getting, it could be staggering. It is staggering already—the fact that he had such international appeal, the fact that his offspring could literally run on any surface and at any distance,” Galvin said. By Johannesburg and out of the Mr. Prospector mare Love Style, Scat Daddy was born at Hunter Valley in May 2004, the first year that Galvin and his partners operated the farm. He is listed as bred by Axel Wend, a pseudonym for a prominent European breeder who prefers not to be identified.
“The very first purchase we made was Scat Daddy himself as a baby. We bought the mare, Love Style, and him together as a package privately from his breeder. And he happened to be the first yearling we sold in September the following year—our first Keeneland September yearling that we ever sold,” recalled Galvin. “The mare was very big, and we liked that because with Johannesburg being on the smaller side, she added a lot of size
yearling. He was big, strong and had a terrific walk. We just really, really liked him,” Pletcher said of Scat Daddy. “Mr. Scaturochio and our team talked about it and we just decided we were going to do the best we could to buy him.” Even before he officially turned two, Scat Daddy indicated in his early training with Pletcher’s father, J. J. Pletcher, that he was an outstanding prospect, and he quickly verified that potential once he began racing. “For a good-sized horse, he had plenty of speed. He had everything that you’re looking for—he was tough, he had a big stride, he had tactical speed— everything you could hope for,” Pletcher added of Scat Daddy’s abilities as a racehorse.
His success as a sire has “been a lot of fun for us to see,” he said, “and it’s terribly saddening at the same time that we lost him way, way too soon. It’s hard to predict that one is going to sire a Triple Crown winner, but you could see he was going to make a good stallion and he was just really getting going. What impresses me so much is his versatility. He got colts, he got fillies, he got turf, he got dirt. He got sprinters, he got a Belmont winner—he was literally capable of getting every type of good horse that you could hope for, from one like (Kings Stand Stakes and Prix Morny winner) Lady Aurelia to one like Justify.” “It’s been very exciting to see him do all of this and also very saddening to think of what could have happened had he continued on,” Pletcher added. With Justify’s exploits to his credit, Scat Daddy now is the heir to the legacy of his great grandsire, Storm Cat. Scat Daddy’s outstanding offspring a include European highweights Caravaggio, Lady Aurelia and No Nay Never, with the last named making his mark with his initial crop off and running well for Coolmore. Additionally, Scat Daddy sired ten champions in Chile, where he ranked as leading sire from 2013 through 2016 as a result of three seasons of shuttle duty.
Scat Daddy, ridden by John Velazquez, surges past Nobiz Like Shobiz to win the 2006 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park. Photo credit Coglianese Photos
Ryan recalled Scat Daddy as “everything we look for in a future stallion.” “As well as being an incredibly good looking, excellent moving horse, he was a top-class, Grade 1-winning two-year-old and came highly recommended by one of the best trainers in America in Todd Pletcher,” Ryan said.“It was very clear from the outset that he was destined to do well. We were very impressed from the moment his first foals hit the ground, as they mirrored his traits of being imposing, stand-out physicals with outstanding walks.”
the big, pressure-filled race days,” Ryan noted. With the early death of Scat Daddy and the subsequent rise of the extraordinary Justify, breeders will long ponder what might have been if Scat Daddy had survived to continue his stud career. How many more champions could he have sired?
The only consolations are that there could be more brilliant runners to emerge from Scat Daddy’s final crop of two-year-olds in addition to the promise of his sons Justify and Mendelssohn, who are poised to carry on for their sire in America, and Caravaggio Justify seems to have inherited Scat Daddy’s best characteristics, and No Nay Never, who stand for Coolmore in Europe. from his impressive size and athletic movement to his focused demeanor. Even though his life was far too short, Scat Daddy will live on through his sons as well as daughters such as Grade 1 winners “Scat Daddy was a very straightforward and uncomplicated horse Dacita, Celestine, Harmonize, Lady of Shamrock, Daddys Lil to work with, something that he seems to have passed on to his Darling and Lady Aurelia, with his legacy “set to continue for years progeny, who seem to be calm and composed when it comes to to come,” Ryan said.
The connections of Pink Lloyd celebrate his Horse of the Year triumph. Photo by Terence Dulay.
By Tom Ferry
PINK LLOYD ROCKS THE NIGHT
CANADA’S HORSE OF THE YEAR S W E E P S T H E S O V E R E I G N AWA R D S He is his country’s most beloved, honored, active racehorse. This was borne out again at the 43rd Annual 2017 Sovereign Awards when 6-year-old gelding Pink Lloyd was named Canada’s Horse of the Year along the way to capturing a total of three awards.
Frank Stronachâ€™s Adena Springs won for outstanding breeder as well as champion 3-year-old filly Holy Helena, seen here with Stronach. Photo by Tom Ferry Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva has won multiple Sovereign Awards for outstanding jockey. Photo by Terence Dulay.
Pink Lloyd, 2017 Canadian Horse of the Year and winner of 3 Sovereign Awards. Photo by Cindy Pierson Dulay.
Photo by Terence Dulay.
he ceremony, held April 19 at the Palais Royale in Toronto, Ontario and hosted by the Jockey Club of Canada, celebrated the outstanding achievements in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada. Pink Lloyd, by Old Forester out of Gladiator Queen by Great Gladiator, won his remarkable 11th consecutive stakes win on June 3 when he captured the $125,000 (CAD) Achievement Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse. He was a perfect eight for eight in 2017 and in addition to Horse of the Year, the Sovereign voters also honored him with champion older male and champion male sprinter. Across three racing seasons and 16 career starts, the horse with the name inspired by both the classic rock band Pink Floyd and the character Lloyd from the HBO television series Entourage has never run anywhere but his home base of Woodbine. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Runner-up to Pink Lloyd in the Horse of the Year balloting was the 5-year-old mare Ami’s Mesa who became the night’s second multiple award winner when she was
honored with champion older female and champion female sprinter. By Sky Mesa, the Josie Carroll-trainee captured three graded stakes in 2017 including the (G2) Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes and was runner-up in the (G1) Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Del Mar. And it was a family affair as Ami’s Mesa’s dam, Victorious Ami (Victory Gallop), was named outstanding broodmare. Toronto businessman Ivan Davos and his Tall Oaks Farm has developed into one of the most successful racing and breeding operations in Canadian history. Not only did Tall Oaks breed Ami’s Mesa, but also produced Canada’s champion male turf horse, Johnny Bear. The seven-yearold gelding was a five-time winner in 2017 including a grade one triumph in last September’s Northern Dancer Turf Stakes at Woodbine. The race provided one of the most thrilling finishes in Canadian racing last year when Johnny Bear ran down Europe’s multiple group one winner Hawkbill to win by a head bob at the wire. The champion female turf award went to Starship Jubilee who won six of her ten starts including grade 2 triumphs in both the Nassau and Dance Smartly stakes. Her 2018 campaign got off to a great start in January with a win in
Toronto’s Palais Royale sits on the northwestern shores of Lake Ontario and provided an idyllic setting for the Awards. Photo by Cindy Pierson Dulay.
the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park. Founded in 1860, The Queen’s Plate is Canada’s premier race and this battle of three-year-old horses foaled in Canada is the oldest continuously run race in North America. When Sovereign Awards are presented to two-year-old champions, it also highlights likely Plate contenders for the upcoming summer, and that is the case this year for female juvenile champion. Wonder Gadot is a budding star and a worthy contender for this year’s Queen’s Plate. In May, she mounted a late charge in the (G1) Kentucky Oaks and fell just short by a half-length to winner Monomoy Girl. That was the best finish by a Canadian-bred horse in the race since Gal in a Ruckus won in 1995. Wonder Gadot’s award-winning 2017 campaign was highlighted by wins in the (G2) Demoiselle Stakes and the (G3) Mazarine Stakes, and thus far in 2018, Wonder Gadot has been in the money in all six of her starts. Admiralty Pier was named champion two-yearold male after winning the Display Stakes and earnings of $141,300. In the three-year-old category, Channel Maker took
home the prize as champion 3-year-old male. The Bill Mott-trainee captured the $400,000 (CAD) Breeder’s Stakes last summer, which is the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. He also finished a strong second in late fall in the $300,000 (USD) grade one Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. New champion 3-year-old filly Holy Helena likely clinched her award after she defeated Channel Maker and the rest of the boys in last year’s running of the Queen’s Plate. In doing so, she became the 36th filly to win across 158 years of the grand race. Holy Helena was bred and is owned by Frank Stronach. Stronach’s Adena Springs received the Sovereign Award for outstanding breeder for a record 12th time. Holy Helena was one of eight individual Canadian-bred stakes winners Adena had in 2017. Outstanding owner went to Robert and Mark Krembil’s Chiefswood Stable. The first-time nominee won earnings of more than $2.2 million in 2017 and was led by Sovereign finalists Tiz a Slam and Yorkton. For the seventh consecutive year and a record 10 times overall, the trophy for outstanding trainer went to Mark Casse. Over the years, Casse has trained Canadian Horse of
The 2017 Sovereign Awards was the 43rd annual celebration. Photo by Terence Dulay.
Mark Casse (right) captured his 7th straight outstanding trainer award. Photo by Tom Ferry.
the Year winners Sealy Hill, Catch a Glimpse and Lexie Lou and currently conditions champion Wonder Gadot, Sovereign finalist Enstone and 2017 (G2) Nearctic Stakes winner Field of Courage. Team Pink Lloyd achieved even greater success when Eurico Rosa da Silva captured his 5th Sovereign Award for outstanding jockey. His 203 wins in Canada during 2017 included an incredible 34 stakes wins at Woodbine, most notably the $800,000 G1 Pattison Canadian International aboard 42-1 longshot Bullards Alley. Eurico has been Canada’s leading jockey for the past three years and in addition to being Pink Lloyd’s jockey during the horse’s current 11-race victory streak, he also piloted Sovereign finalists Dixie Moon, Melmich and Mr. Havercamp last year. The Sovereign Award for outstanding apprentice jockey went to Rey Williams. A native of Barbados, Williams captured 41 victories last year with more than 50% of his mounts finishing in the money. The award for outstanding groom was presented to Nicaraguan native Alfredo
Ramos who has worked for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield since 2008 and a Sovereign for top handicapper was presented to Michael Eisen. Media awards were presented to Dave Landry for outstanding photograph, Perry Lefko for outstanding writing, Horse Racing Alberta for outstanding digital audio/visual & broadcast, and the Jockey Club of Canada Award went to Tyson Lautenschlager at the School of Media Studies and Information Technology, Humber Institute of Advanced Technology and Advance Learning. A special Sovereign was presented to Sam Lima, a horseowner, horseplayer and long-time member of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. In 2017, Canada celebrated its 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in the country by telling the stories, reveling in the history, and honoring those humans and horses who have preceded us. The Sovereign Awards, like its American Eclipse Award and European Cartier Award counterparts, provides a snapshot in time to be looked back upon and remembered for future generations to come.
SOUTH AFRICAN BREEDING STATS BREEDING STATISTICS CURRENT SEASON UP TO 2018-06-12 BREEDERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name Klawervlei Stud Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd Varsfontein Stud Ascot Stud (Pty) Ltd Highlands Farms Stud (Pty) Ltd Moutonshoek Scott Bros Lammerskraal Stud Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm Hemel`n Aarde Stud Dr I R Heyns Cheveley Stud
Runners 363 334 109 198 152 103 91 144 131 155 66 72 114 55 62
Runs 1986 2094 604 1081 859 608 523 832 720 1008 334 342 677 340 337
AEPR 52,416 53,354 114,360 62,830 81,692 97,462 105,566 66,110 59,145 46,001 86,539 78,348 47,541 96,960 81,131
rnrs 217 166 137 224 133 150 129 117 148 114 96 93 69 132 111
rns 1211 853 692 1163 747 850 673 621 781 781 598 549 401 799 599
AEPR 78,998 96,562 94,736 54,531 80,041 70,876 64,060 69,957 49,069 61,640 68,491 68,084 89,739 46,269 53,289
rnrs 50 74 83 56 41 4 74 48 74 74 63 67 60 41 61
rns 305 485 465 285 245 23 444 273 446 396 355 382 354 260 416
AEPR 161,850 96,733 80,610 91,843 118,281 1,182,888 57,869 88,805 55,385 51,083 59,683 54,948 58,801 80,573 52,143
Winners 128 117 60 89 66 44 40 68 47 58 34 25 47 25 27
Wins 178 170 86 132 108 65 61 96 78 75 47 36 63 47 37
Wnrs / Rnrs% 3530,00% 3500,00% 5500,00% 4490,00% 4340,00% 4270,00% 4400,00% 4720,00% 3590,00% 3740,00% 5150,00% 3470,00% 4120,00% 4550,00% 4350,00%
Places 756 746 245 422 298 244 210 301 264 358 142 131 274 148 142
Total Stake 19,026,850 17,820,313 12,465,275 12,440,383 12,417,238 10,038,563 9,606,500 9,519,850 7,747,938 7,130,138 5,711,575 5,641,025 5,419,675 5,332,800 5,030,100
wns 103 73 68 81 68 64 44 51 64 53 43 37 30 38 42
wnrs 160 107 112 120 98 84 52 76 94 80 58 67 41 62 60
Wnrs/rnrs 4750,00% 4400,00% 4960,00% 3620,00% 5110,00% 4270,00% 3410,00% 4360,00% 4320,00% 4650,00% 4480,00% 3980,00% 4350,00% 2880,00% 3780,00%
plcs 485 379 252 458 338 301 248 222 279 282 238 224 151 294 193
stks 17,142,545 16,029,213 12,978,825 12,215,025 10,645,500 10,631,375 8,263,763 8,185,025 7,262,225 7,026,975 6,575,183 6,331,825 6,192,025 6,107,475 5,915,025
wns 31 32 49 28 29 4 32 23 37 32 32 36 27 21 26
wnrs 49 44 79 39 38 9 42 33 47 38 40 51 34 27 33
Wnrs/rnrs 6200,00% 4320,00% 5900,00% 5000,00% 7070,00% 10000,00% 4320,00% 4790,00% 5000,00% 4320,00% 5080,00% 5370,00% 4500,00% 5120,00% 4260,00%
plcs 137 175 194 107 116 7 193 102 172 146 142 124 122 80 153
stks 8,092,488 7,158,250 6,690,600 5,143,200 4,849,525 4,731,550 4,282,275 4,262,650 4,098,475 3,780,113 3,760,025 3,681,488 3,528,075 3,303,475 3,180,725
SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name Silvano (GER) * Captain Al Dynasty Var (USA) Trippi (USA) Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) Judpot (USA) Querari (GER) * Sail From Seattle (CAN) * Kahal (GB) Elusive Fort Ideal World (USA) * Western Winter (USA) Mambo In Seattle (USA) Visionaire (USA)
SIRES OF 3 YEAR OLD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name * Captain Al Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) Silvano (GER) Dynasty Trippi (USA) ** Street Cry (IRE) Var (USA) Querari (GER) Oratorio (IRE) Judpot (USA) What A Winter * Sail From Seattle (CAN) Twice Over (GB) * Await The Dawn (USA) * Antonius Pius (USA)
TRAINERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Name Mr S J Snaith Mr S G Tarry Mr M F de Kock Mr B J Crawford Mrs C L Bass-Robinson Mr A C Greeff Mr P A Peter Mr G S Kotzen Messrs M G Azzie & A A Azzie Mr J A Janse van Vuuren
Runs 1010 1101 670 650 830 881 538 703 439 433
Wins 146 114 115 86 89 124 73 70 53 61
Win% 14,5 10,4 17,2 13,2 10,7 14,1 13,6 10 12,1 14,1
2nd 115 114 77 81 89 112 48 60 56 59
3rd 105 104 70 69 98 90 48 64 44 50
Other 203 218 130 130 171 187 89 132 72 85
Places 423 436 277 280 358 389 185 256 172 194
Place% 41,9 39,6 41,3 43,1 43,1 44,2 34,4 36,4 39,2 44,8
Win Stake 15,226,250 10,636,875 9,514,563 6,394,875 5,213,750 5,846,500 5,083,125 4,738,625 4,235,625 4,722,500
Total Stake 20,815,875 17,012,950 14,049,008 10,143,900 9,407,375 8,971,000 7,809,470 7,629,700 7,258,375 7,048,095
OWNERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Name Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) Mayfair Speculators (Pty) Ltd Mayfair Speculators (Pty) Ltd & Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff Mr C J H Van Niekerk Mrs S Plattner Messrs Greg Bortz & A J van Huyssteen Mauritzfontein (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Miss J B Slack) Mr St John D Gray Mr M J A Ferreira Mr I F M van Schalkwyk
Runs 206 561 79 325 436 102 173 455 236 52
Wins 36 82 12 27 59 18 36 33 38 12
Win% 17,5 14,6 15,2 8,3 13,5 17,6 20,8 7,3 16,1 23,1
2nd 25 59 10 40 48 12 20 34 33 11
3rd 30 67 13 25 60 6 21 41 21 3
Other 37 99 19 70 96 19 34 93 32 14
Places 92 225 42 135 204 37 75 168 86 28
Place% 44,7 40,1 53,2 41,5 46,8 36,3 43,4 36,9 36,4 53,8
Win Stake 7,310,625 5,019,913 3,983,750 2,066,875 3,256,875 4,529,275 3,165,000 2,217,313 2,334,375 2,093,750
Total Stake 8,709,100 7,135,375 6,320,925 5,324,625 5,157,325 4,998,625 4,317,563 3,622,225 3,518,175 3,437,700
NORTHERN AMERICAN LEADING SIRES BREEDING STATISTICS UPDATED: JUNE 14, 2018 LEADING SIRES Stallion Candy Ride (ARG), Ride the Rails, 1999 Scat Daddy , Johannesburg, 2004 Kitten’s Joy, El Prado, 2001 Into Mischief, Harlan’s Holiday, 2005 Curlin, Smart Strike, 2004 Quality Road, Elusive Quality, 2006 Flatter, A.P. Indy, 1999 Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Malibu Moon, A.P. Indy, 1997 Ghostzapper, Awesome Again, 2000
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm $80,000, Lane’s End, KY Died 2015, KY $60,000, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, KY $100,000, Spendthrift Farm, KY $150,000, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, KY $70,000, Lane’s End, KY $40,000, Claiborne Farm, KY $300,000, Gainesway, KY $75,000, Spendthrift Farm, KY $85,000, Adena Springs Kentucky, KY
Rnrs 163 229 269 231 154 161 136 203 207 163
Wnrs 68 83 82 86 64 84 53 79 70 71
Rpt. Wnrs 21 19 29 32 15 23 18 13 16 24
Chief Earner (Earnings) Gun Runner, ($7,000,000) Justify, ($3,798,000) Hawkbill, ($3,765,021) Audible, ($1,003,520) Good Magic, ($1,128,400) City of Light, ($750,000) West Coast, ($3,600,000) Unique Bella, ($500,000) Magnum Moon, ($1,177,800) Runaway Ghost, ($483,960)
17 Earnings $10,340,900 $9,210,785 $7,919,686 $6,262,327 $6,202,833 $5,900,610 $5,844,869 $5,698,424 $4,657,882 $4,031,608
LEADING BROODMARE SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Stallion Giant’s Causeway, Storm Cat, 1997 Sunday Silence, Halo, 1986 Unbridled’s Song, Unbridled, 1993 Storm Cat, Storm Bird, 1983 Dubai Destination, Kingmambo, 1999 A.P. Indy. Seattle Slew, 1989 French Deputy, Deputy Minister, 1992 Ghostzapper, Awesome Again, 2000 Honour and Glory, Relaunch, 1993 Selkirk, Sharpen Up (GB), 1988 Distorted Humor, Forty Niner, 1993 Seeking the Gold, Mr. Prospector, 1985 Pivotal (GB), Polar Falcon, 1993 Kurofune, French Deputy, 1998 King Kamehameha (JPN), Kingmambo, 2001
Dams 316 480 328 279 82 287 239 57 110 148 240 192 257 215 169
Rnrs 448 904 491 416 120 441 421 79 169 206 353 302 356 361 264
Wnrs 142 259 187 149 38 154 132 36 60 55 140 82 111 110 81
SWrs 9 7 10 7 7 6 5 5 2 2 4 6 10 1 4
Chief Earner, Earnings Gun Runner, $7,000,000 Almond Eye, $1,322,608 Magnum Moon, $1,177,800 Study of Man, $1,107,229 Thunder Snow, $6,280,000 Bolt d’Oro, $440,000 Rainbow Line, $971,218 Justify, $3,798,000 West Coast, $3,600,000 Benbatl, $3,885,000 Hedge Fund, $208,900 Seeking the Soul, $850,000 Cracksman, $732,562 Lily Noble, $411,154 Wagnerian, $1,085,555
‘17 Earnings $16,796,173 $12,153,106 $9,982,709 $7,936,784 $7,717,887 $6,630,406 $6,593,579 $5,597,399 $5,595,603 $5,383,103 $5,330,697 $4,927,476 $4,906,621 $4,771,380 $4,701,594
Cum. SWrs 63 177 124 254 25 170 75 13 49 63 61 151 75 7 10
AEI 1,56 1,61 1,47 1,7 2,38 1,65 1,6 2,12 1,14 1,14 1,75 1,64 1,4 1,17 1,24
Comp Index 1,36 1,39 1,37 1,41 1,35 1,44 1,28 1,54 1,25 1,36 1,39 1,42 1,36 1,16 1,17
Cum. Foals 2,491 5,001 2,770 4,511 526 3,251 1,624 245 2,194 1,846 1,581 2,899 1,656 730 438
INTERNATIONAL SIRES Stallion Deep Impact (JPN) Heart’s Cry (JPN) King Kamehameha (JPN) Stay Gold (JPN) Snitzel (AUS) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Dubawi (IRE) Daiwa Major (JPN) Candy Ride (ARG) Harbinger (GB) Scat Daddy Captain Sonador (AUS) Helmet (AUS) Kitten’s Joy Street Cry (IRE) I Am Invincible (AUS) Rulership (JPN) Kurofune Exceed And Excel (AUS) Manhattan Cafe (JPN)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Country Japan Japan Japan Japan Australia Ireland England Japan United States Japan United States Australia England United States United States Australia Japan Japan Ireland Japan
North America Earnings $$297,600 $$9,700 $$178,046 $336,857 $$10,115,827 $$7,225,987 $$120 $3,224,592 $1,049,878 $$$$66,345 $-
Europe/Dubai Earnings $3,138,295 $8,457 $302,825 $$$747,156 $8,840,446 $$211,764 $720,554 $1,679,255 $$6,855,790 $4,420,371 $1,234,553 $30,000 $123,573 $$2,711,230 $-
Japan/Hong Kong Earnings $29,370,265 $16,038,190 $15,478,271 $14,731,998 $516,645 $1,986,681 $202,917 $10,654,684 $229 $9,084,703 $593,348 $7,672,464 $355,816 $455,298 $609,268 $680,749 $7,677,643 $7,717,783 $1,979,826 $7,397,737
International ‘17 Earnings $32,956,899 $16,356,841 $15,791,530 $14,741,698 $11,729,860 $11,077,114 $10,717,032 $10,654,684 $10,344,634 $9,814,336 $9,784,628 $8,456,287 $8,428,922 $8,191,410 $8,151,014 $8,001,783 $7,801,216 $7,717,783 $7,603,754 $7,397,737
TOP OWNERS Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Owner Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar Farm West, Gary and Mary Calumet Farm Charles E. Fipke End Zone Athletics, Inc. Gary Barber Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Hronis Racing LLC Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. Reddam Racing LLC Stronach Stables Dubb, M., Monomoy Stables, LLC, The Elkstone Group LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC Low, Lawana L. and Robert E. Godolphin, LLC
Starts 2 7 95 230 72 516 153 190 140 448 152 83 28 46 76
Wins 1 6 21 30 14 148 33 40 18 96 23 16 8 14 17
Places 20 35 10 92 29 26 22 74 27 6 5 3 18
Shows 1 12 30 12 57 30 29 18 54 31 9 5 4 7
Earnings $7,002,280 $4,560,800 $2,573,244 $2,370,673 $2,254,910 $2,205,016 $2,055,406 $1,904,465 $1,836,769 $1,740,848 $1,687,142 $1,679,554 $1,576,152 $1,507,455 $1,445,420
Win% 50% 86% 22% 13% 19% 29% 22% 21% 13% 21% 15% 19% 29% 30% 22%
WPS% 50% 100% 56% 41% 50% 58% 60% 50% 41% 50% 53% 37% 64% 46% 55%
By Sarah Whitelaw
SOUTH AFRICAN RACE RESULTS 2018 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition
MIGHTY HIGH Allan Robertson Championship, G1, 2yof, Scottsville, 26 May 2018, 1200m 1 Mighty High f Pathfork (USA) –Bold Nimph (AUS), by Shamardal (USA) 2 Celtic Sea f Captain Al –Ireland (BRZ), by Mark Of Esteem (IRE) 3 Inverroche f Ideal World (USA) –National Sensation, by National Assembly (CAN) Age:2: Starts:2: Wins: 2; Placings: 0; Earnings: R534 375 Sire PATHFORK is the sire of 5 stakes winners. In 2018 MIGHTY HIGH Shamardal G1, MADAME SPEAKER National Assembly LR 1st dam BOLD NIMPH, Unraced Dam of 1 winner: 2015: MIGHTY HIGH (f Pathfork), R120 000NYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Championship G1 2nd dam Nimphidia, 3 wins in GB, 2nd Hackwood S, LR, 3rd Phoenix Sprint S G3 Dam of 4 winners: SKY LINK: 5 wins in Mauritius and South Africa, Somerset 1200 LR Bluroute: 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Starling S G3 Broodmare sire SHAMARDAL is the sire of dams of stakes winners –AWTAAD Cape Cross G1, MIGHTY HIGH Pathfork G1, PERFECT CLARITY Nathaniel LR, ROYAL YOUMZAIN Youmzain G2, LAW POWER Lawman LR, ASTOR Iffraaj LR, ANDA MUCHACHO Helmet G2, GIFTED MASTER Kodiac G3, STRATHSPEY New Approach G2, DANCE DIVA Mayson LR, EASY STREET Brave Tin Soldier LR, FASHION QUEEN Aqlaam LR, SHOCKING LUCK Shocking G3, DIAMOND FIELDS Fastnet Rock G3, SPEEDO BOY Vision D’Etat LR, KEN’S DREAM Dream Ahead LR, SHADOW HUNTER Arcano LR, ZUHOOR BAYNOONA Elnadim LR
Distorted Humor Pathfork Visions Of Clarity Shamardal Bold Nimph Nimphidia
Forty Niner Danzig’s Beauty Sadler’s Wells Imperfect Circle Giant’s Causeway Helsinki Nijinsky Ii Absentia
Computaform Sprint, G1, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 1000m 1 Attenborough 4 g Western Winter (USA) –In Camera, by Caesour (USA) 2 Pinnacle Peak 3 g Querari (GER) – Pinnaquin, by Count Dubois (GB) 3 Speedpoint 3 c Var (USA) –Cash Register, by Casey Tibbs (IRE) Age:4; Starts: 21; Wins: 5; Placings: 9; Earnings: R2 024 087 Sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of 88 stakes winners. In 2018 ATTENBOROUGH Caesour G1, EXELERO Badger Land LR, LIGHT THE LIGHTS Northern Guest G3, BISHOP’S BOUNTY Pas De Quoi G2 1st dam IN CAMERA, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2013: ATTENBOROUGH (g Western Winter), R2 000 000 CPYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Computaform Sprint G1, In Full Flight Hcp LR, Somerset 1200 LR, 2nd Cape Nursery 2014: SELFIE (f Var),Winner in South Africa 2nd dam DANCE CELEBRE, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: GIVE ME FIVE: 4 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, dam of G3W MYFUNNYVALENTINE Broodmare sire CAESOUR is the sire of the dams of 9 stakes winners – DANCEWITHTHEDEVIL Modus Vivendi G1, ATTENBOROUGH Western Winter G1, EMERALD COVE Captain Al G1, DOOSRA Captain Al G3, ROYAL BENCHER Greys Inn G1, TALES OF
BRAVERY Kahal G2, FIORELLA Captain Al G2, MORE ENERGY Fastnet Rock LR, GOAT Labeeb G2 Gone West Western Winter Chilly Hostess Caesour In Camera Dance Celebre
Mr Prospector Secrettame Vice Regent Impressive Lady Nureyev Don’t Sulk Jallad Isadora Duncan
Daily News 2000, G1, 3yos, Greyville, 2 June 2018, 2000m 1 Surcharge c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Congestion Charge (GB), by Diktat (GB) 2 Majestic Mambo c Mambo In Seattle (USA) –Regal Classic, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Tap O’ Noth c Captain Al –Wintersweet, by Western Winter (USA)
Broodmare sire DIKTAT is the sire of the dams of 20 stakes winners – SPEEDY BOARDING Shamardal G1, SURCHARGE Gimmethegreenlight G1, SUMMER FESTIVAL Poet’s Voice G2, INVINCIBLE ARMY Invincible Spirit G3, PERFECT PASTURE Pastoral Pursuits LR, SECOND THOUGHT Kodiac LR, ATIAM Raven’s Pass LR, BEAT THE BANK Paco Boy G2, IZZY BIZU Kodiac LR, YUMAN Literato LR, DONNERSCHLAG Bahamian Bounty G2, KLUGER King Kamehameha G2, CONSELICE Showcasing G3, CABLE BAY Invincible Spirit G2, NORDICO Medicean G2, NORDIC FLIGHT Adlerflug LR, NEVADA Dubai Destination LR, BURKE’S ROCK Cape Cross LR, HANDASSA Dubawi LR, BLANCHE DUBAWI Dubawi LR
Age:3; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Placings: 4; Earnings: R2 773 375
Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 11 stakes winners. In 2018 SURCHARGE Diktat G1, GREEN PLAINS Jet Master G2
1st dam CONGESTION CHARGE, Placed twice Dam of 4 winners: 2007: ROAD TAX (f Medicean), Winner in South Africa 2011: ZRINSKI (f Dynasty), Winner in South Africa 2013 DEX DEXTER (c Dynasty), 2 wins in South Africa 2014: SURCHARGE (c Gimmethegreenlight), R200 000NYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Daily News 2000 G1, Tony Ruffel S G3, Secretariat S LR, 2nd SA Derby G1, SA Classic G1, Gauteng Guineas G2 2nd dam Overdrive, 5 wins in GB, 4th Sagaro S G3 Dam of 4 winners: ENDORSEMENT: 2 wins in GB, Queen’s Vase G3, dam of G3WMORES WELLS Zugudi: 2 wins in GB, 2nd Selby S LR
More Than Ready Yes She Can Cancan Diktat Overdrive
Southern Halo Woodman’s Girl Canny Lad Dove Vai Warning Arvola Shirley Heights Milly Moss
Daisy Fillies Guineas, G2, 3yof, Greyville, 4 May 2018, 1600m 1 Fiorella f Captain Al –Arcola, by Caesour (USA) 2 Snowdance f Captain Al –Spring Lilac, by Joshua Dancer (USA) 3 Elusive Heart f Elusive Fort –Redeem My Heart, by Indigo Magic (USA) Age:3; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Placings: 4; Earnings: R606 094 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 89 stakes winners. In 2018 SNOWDANCE Joshua Dancer G1, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G1, FIORELLA Caesour G2, UNDERCOVER AGENT London News G3, CELTIC SEA Mark Of Esteem G3, AL DANZA Jet Master LR, MYFUNNYVALENTINE Goldkeeper G1, ARCTICA Indian Ridge LR, MERYSAGOS Singspiel LR
LEGAL EAGLE 1st dam ARCOLA, 4 wins in South Africa, SA Oaks G2, Caradoc Gold Cup G3 Dam of 2 winners: 2013:VERDIER (c Var), 2 wins in South Africa 2014: FIORELLA (f Captain Al), R700 000NYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Daisy Fillies Guineas G2 2nd dam STAR OF ARCOLE, Broodmare Of The Year in 2014, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: ARCOLA: See Above PRINCESS OF LIGHT: 6 wins in South Africa, Gold Circle Oaks G2 ASH CLOUD: 4 wins in South Africa, SA Oaks G1 DRILL SARGEANT: 14 wins in South Africa, PE Gold Cup LR Broodmare sire CAESOUR is the sire of the dams of 9 stakes winners – DANCEWITHTHEDEVIL Modus Vivendi G1, ATTENBOROUGH Western Winter G1, EMERALD COVE Captain Al G1, DOOSRA Captain Al G3, ROYAL BENCHER Greys Inn G1, TALES OF BRAVERY Kahal G2, FIORELLA Captain Al G2, MORE ENERGY Fastnet Rock LR, GOAT Labeeb G2 Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Caesour Arcola Star Of Arcole
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Nureyev Don’t Sulk Foveros Arcole
Sire TWICE OVER is the sire of 3 stakes winners. In 2018 DO IT AGAIN Casey Tibbs G2 1st dam SWEET VIRGINIA 6 wins in South Africa,Winter Classic G3,Winter Derby G3, Final Fling S G3, Dam of 5 winners: 2010: STRONGMAN –HORSE OF FORTUNE (g Stronghold), 9 wins in South Africa and Hong Kong, Sa Sa Ladies Purse G3, Sophomore Sprint LR 2011: MIGHTY EMPEROR (g Kahal), 2 wins in Singapore 2012: VILIKAZI –SLEEP EDUCATION (g Visionaire), 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Winter Guineas G3 2013: SUPREME VISION (f Visionaire), 2 wins in South Africa 2014: DO IT AGAIN (g Twice Over), R1 100 000 NYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Daisy Guineas G2, 2nd Investec Cape Derby G1, 3rd Selangor Cup G2 2nd dam MILLIE BOVANA,Winner in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: SWEET VIRGINIA: See Above RUFOUS THATCH: 3 wins in South Africa BEAUTIFUL BOVANA: 3 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire CASEY TIBBS is the sire of dams of 3 stakes winners –DO YOU REMEMBER Silvano G1, HORSE OF FORTUNE Stronghold G3, DO IT AGAIN Twice Over G2 Observatory Twice Over Double Crossed
Daisy Guineas, G2, 3yos, Greyville, 4 May 2018, 1600m 1 Do It Again 3 g Twice Over (GB) – Sweet Virginia, by Casey Tibbs (IRE) 2 Sniper Shot 3 g Judpot (USA) –Seven Veils, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 3 Tap O’ Noth 3 c Captain Al –Wintersweet, by Western Winter (USA) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Placings: 2; Earnings: R707 500
Casey Tibbs Sweet Virginia Millie Bovana
Distant View Stellaria Caerleon Quandary Sadler’s Wells Fleur Royale Royal Prerogative Modern Millie
Gerald Rosenberg S, G2, f&m, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 2000m 1 Sabina’s Dynasty 4 f Dynasty –Sabina Park, by Sportsworld (USA) 2 Bi Pot 4 f Judpot (USA) –Alexandra Bi (IRE), by Darshaan (GB)
3 Girl On The Run 5 m Silvano (GER) –Girl From Grenada, by Badger Land (USA) Age:4; Starts:18; Wins: 4; Placings: 10; Earnings: R620 725 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 57 stakes winners. In 2018 EYES WIDE OPEN Jallad G1, HASHTAGYOLO Jallad G3, SABINA’S DYNASTY Sportsworld G2, LET IT RAIN Giant’s Causeway G2, LADY IN BLACK Jet Master G3, WILD WICKET Jallad LR, OUR EMPEROR Jet Master G3 1st dam SABINA PARK, 5 wins in South Africa, SA Oaks G2, SA Fillies Nursery G2, 2nd Golden Slipper G2, 3rd Gerald Rosenberg S G2, Gold Bracelet G2, Yellowwood Hcp G3 Dam of 4 winners: 2007: EMBLEM PARK (g National Emblem), 3 wins in South Africa 2009: MASTER SABINA (g Jet Master), 9 wins in South Africa, Summer Cup G1 -twice, Campanajo 2200 G3, 2nd Summer Cup G1, Victory Moon S G2 2013: SABINA’S DYNASTY (f Dynasty), 4 wins in South Africa, Gerald Rosenberg S G2, 2nd Jacaranda Hcp LR 2014: AMERICAN LANDING (c Dynasty), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam BATIMAMSELLE,Winner in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: SABINA PARK: See Above Roman Forum: 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Riverside Hcp LR CHEDWIN PARK: 6 wins in South Africa PIMENTO:Winner in South Africa, dam of G3W GREEN PEPPER KARUKERA:Winner in South Africa, dam of G2P Henry Higgins FROSTY: Unraced, dam of G3P Valberg Broodmare sire SPORTSWORLD is the sire of the dams of 13 stakes winners - HILL FIFTY FOUR Captain Al G1, BULSARA Silvano G3, HOT TICKET Silvano G2, WHITELINE FEVER Right
Approach G2, JUAN PABLO Winter Romance LR, PEARL OF AFRICA Jeremy LR, CAPE WINTER Western Winter LR, COMPETITOR Tara’s Halls LR, SLIGHT ADVANTAGE Peintre Celebre LR, LOUPE Fort Wood LR, MASTER SABINA Jet Master G1, OFF THE MARK Jet Master G3, SABINA’S DYNASTY Dynasty G2 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Sportsworld Sabina Park Batimamselle
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Alleged Gallanta Model Man Kendal Green
H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut S, G1, Turffontein, 7 April 2018, 1600m 1 Legal Eagle 6 g Greys Inn (USA) –Young Sensation, by National Emblem 2 Nother Russia 5 m Tiger Ridge (USA) – Mother Russia, by Windrush (USA) 3 Unagi 4 g Admire Main (JPN) –Cariad, by Northern Guest (USA) Age:6; Starts: 23; Wins: 13; Placings: 8; Earnings: R11 463 375 Sire GREYS INN is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2018 –LEGAL EAGLE National Emblem G1 1st dam, Young Sensation, 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Scarlet Lady Hcp LR, 3rd Gerald Rosenberg S G2 Dam of 2 winners: 2009:WHITE WHISPER (f Var), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: LEGAL EAGLE (g Greys Inn), R425 000 NYS,13 wins in South Africa, Horse Chestnut S G1-three times, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1 –three times, SA Derby G1, Premier’s Champions Challenge G1, Green Point Stakes G2 -twice, Jubilee Hcp G3, Derby Trial LR, 2nd J&B Met G1 , Champions Challenge G1 2nd dam FAIR MODEL, 4 wins in South
GREEN PLAINS Africa, Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, Fillies Championship G2, 2nd Argus Bloodline Guineas G1, Cape Fillies Guineas G1, Garden Province S G1 Dam of 6 winners: Young Warrior: 14 wins in Mauritius and South Africa, 2nd Selangor Cup G2 Young Sensation: See Above Broodmare sire NATIONAL EMBLEM is the sire of the dams of 9 stakes winners – LEGAL EAGLE Greys Inn G1, CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER Captain Al LR, ORACLE NEWS London News G3, SEVENTH PLAIN Seventh Rock G1, KINEMATIC COUNTESS Count Dubois G3, ONLY EMILY Captain Al LR, LADY MAGPIE Dupont G3, FOX HUNT Fard LR, ARCH RIVAL A P Arrow G2 Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Christmas Tree Great Verdict Summoned National Assembly National Emblem Title Page Model Man Fair Model Winged Princess Zabeel
Highlands Stud Camellia S, G2, f&m, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 1160m 1 Green Plains 3 f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)- Savannah Leigh, by Jet Master 2 Myfunnyvalentine 4 f Captain Al –Give Me Five, by Goldkeeper (USA) 3 Winter’s Forge 3 f Western Winter (USA) –Forge Ahead, by Parade Leader (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 11; Wins: 4; Placings: 4; Earnings: R896 250 Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 11 stakes winners. In 2018 SURCHARGE Diktat G3, GREEN PLAINS Jet Master G2 1st dam SAVANNAH LEIGH,Winner in South Africa 2014: GREEN PLAINS (f Gimmethegreenlight), R350 000CPYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Camellia S G2, SA Fillies Nursery G2, Pretty Polly S G3, 2nd Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, 3rd Man O’ War Sprint G3 2nd dam LA DEPORTISTA, 6 wins in South Africa, JB McIntosh Fillies Classic G2
UNDERCOVER AGENT Dam of 5 winners: JUAN PABLO: 13 wins in South Africa, Champion Juvenile Cup LR SAVANNAH LEIGH: See Above SUPER ELLE: Unraced, dam of G2P Saratoga Dancer WOLFISTA: 2 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire JET MASTER is the sire of the dams of 19 stakes winners –EDICT OF NANTES Count Dubois G1, LADY IN BLACK Dynasty G1, MADAME DUBOIS Count Dubois G3, EXIT HERE Jay Peg G3, SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, OMATICAYA Silvano LR, EVENTUAL ANGEL Right Approach G3, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G2, RIVARINE Var G3, GIMME THE STARS Gimmethegreenlight LR, BANKABLE TEDDY Bankable LR, EROS’S GIRL Captain Al LR, SHE’S A PIPPA Var LR, CHESTNUT’S ROCKET Horse Chestnut G3, GREEN PLAINS Gimmethegreenlight G2, RONNIE’S CANDY King Of Kings G2, RAINBOW BRIDGE Ideal World G3, OUR EMPEROR Dynasty G3, AL DANZA Captain Al LR More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight
Yes She Can Cancan Jet Master
Savannah Leigh La Deportista
Southern Halo Woodman’s Girl Canny Lad Dove Vai Rakeen Jet Lightning Sportsworld Blushing Breeze
HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club S, G1, f&m, Turffontein, 21 April 2018, 1600m 1 Nother Russia 5 m Tiger Ridge (USA) –Mother Russia, by Windrush (USA) 2 Al Danza 4 f Captain Al –Jet Danza, by Jet Master 3 Silvan Star 5 f Silvano (GER) –Bold Choice, by Lecture (USA) Age:5; Starts:17; Wins: 8; Placings: 8; Earnings: R2 670 875 Sire TIGER RIDGE is the sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2018 NOTHER RUSSIA Windrush G1 1st dam MOTHER RUSSIA, Equus Champion Older Filly/Mare in 2010, 13 wins in South Africa, L’Ormarins Queen’s
Plate G1, Paddock S G1, Majorca Stakes G1, Empress Club S G1, Gold Bracelet G2, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2, Fillies Championship G2, 2nd J&B Met G1 –twice Dam of 1 winner: 2012: NOTHER RUSSIA (f Tiger Ridge), R550 000NYS, 8 wins in South Africa, Empress Club S G1-twice, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2, Acacia Hcp G3, 2nd Horse Chestnut S G1, 3rd Champions Challenge G1 2nd dam RUSSIAN MUSE,Winner in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: MOTHER RUSSIA: See Above Baltic Beauty: 3 wins, 2nd Perfect Promise Sprint LR, 3rd Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3 Broodmare sire WINDRUSH is the sire of the dams of 4 stakes winners –NOTHER RUSSIA Tiger Ridge G1, JUXTAPOSE Judpot G1, A WOMENS WAY Var G2, HASHTAG STRAT Great Britain LR Storm Cat Tiger Ridge Weekend Surprise Windrush Mother Russia Russian Muse
Storm Bird Terlingua Secretariat Lassie Dear Seeking The Gold Tempest Dancer Russian Fox Terpsichore
Independent on Saturday Drill Hall S, G2, Greyville, 4 May 2018, 1400m 1 Perovskia 4 g Russian Sage –What A Gal, by Qui Danzig (USA) 2 Undercover Agent 3 c Captain Al –Secret Risk, by London News 3 Will Pays 6 g Imperial Stride (GB) – Rattlebag, by Jallad (USA) Age: 4; Starts: 14; Wins: 6; Placings: 5; Earnings: R710 150 Sire RUSSIAN SAGE is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2018 PEROVSKIA Qui Danzig G2 1st dam WHAT A GAL,Winner in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: 2007:WONDER KID (g Manshood) 8 wins in South Africa and Mauritius 2008:MING WARRIOR (g Miesque’s Approval), 6 wins in South Africa
2010: SUB SHAAWES (g Ashaawes), 4 wins in South Africa 2011:WHIMSICAL GAL (f Argonaut),Winner in South Africa 2013: PEROVSKIA (g Russian Sage), R70 000N2YOS, 6 wins in South Africa, Drill Hall S G2, Jet Master S LR 2nd dam EARLY FUN 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 11 winners: MAKER’S MARK: 3 wins in South Africa Cape Classic G3 Pro-Am: 6 wins in South Africa, 3rd Winter Classic G3 Echohawk: 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Tony Ruffel S G3 Broodmare sire QUI DANZIG is the sire of the dams of 12 stakes winners - BUY AND SELL National Emblem G1, VIA AFRICA Var G1, J’S OUTSIDER Miesque’s Approval G2, BEDLOE’S ISLAND Fort Wood G2, PIERRE JOURDAN Parade Leader G1, ALBERT MOONEY Captain Al LR, OCEAN’S SWIFT Captain Al LR, JET JAMBOREE Jet Master LR, COUNT THE MONEY Among Men G1, CHAMPAGNE HAZE Kahal G2, BELLE ROSE Golden Sword LR, PEROVSKIA Russian Sage G2 Jallad Russian Sage Sage Blue Qui Danzig What A Gal Early Fun
Blushing Groom Petrava Badger Land Grey Blue Danzig Qui Royalty Elliodor Early Game
Rising Sun Gold Challenge, G1, Greyville, 10 June 2018, 1600m 1 Undercover Agent 3 c Captain Al –Secret Risk, by London News 2 Snowdance 3 f Captain Al –Spring Lilac, by Joshua Dancer (USA) 3 Sail South 7 g Sail From Seattle (CAN) – Southern Price, by Northfields (USA) Age:3; Starts: 10; Wins:5; Placings: 2; Earnings: R4 020 000 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 89 stakes winners. In 2018 SNOWDANCE Joshua Dancer G1, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G1, CAPTAIN AMERICA Fort Wood G1, THE
SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G2 FIORELLA Caesour G2, UNDERCOVER AGENT London News G3, CELTIC SEA Mark Of Esteem G3, AL DANZA Jet Master LR, MYFUNNYVALENTINE Goldkeeper G1, ARCTICA Indian Ridge LR, MERYSAGOS Singspiel LR 1st dam SECRET RISK 2 wins in South Africa, Winter Oaks LR Dam of 2 winners: 2013: RISK ALL (f Captain Al), Winner in South Africa 2014: UNDERCOVER AGENT (c Captain Al), R325 000CPYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Gold Challenge G1, Byerley Turk G3, CTS 1600, 2nd Cape Classic G3, Drill Hall S G2 2nd dam Lustra Belle, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Juvenile Futurity LR Dam of 5 winners: SECRET RISK: See Above Rainbow’s End: 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Racing Association S LR Broodmare sire LONDON NEWS is the sire of the dams of 4 stakes winners –CAPTAIN’S CALL Captain Al G2, BEZANOVA Bezrin G2, WRECKING BALL Great Britain G3, CONSUMER CREDIT More Than Ready G3 Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War London News Secret Risk Lustra Belle
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Bush Telegraph Soho Secret Lustra Cabistan
SA Classic, G1, 3yos, Turffontein, 7 April 2018, 1800m 1 Lobo’s Legend c Trippi (USA) –Gone Wild, by Western Winter (USA) 2 Surcharge c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Congestion Charge (GB), by Diktat (GB) 3 Like A Panther c Captain Al –Della Scala (SSL), by Galileo (IRE) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 360 275 His sire TRIPPI is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2018 LOBO’S LEGEND Western Winter G1
1st dam, GONE WILD, 6 wins in South Africa, Ladies Mile LR Dam of 1 winner: 2014: LOBO’S LEGEND (c Trippi), R400 000CPYS, 2 wins in South Africa, SA Classic G1 2nd dam WILD WOLVERINE, 5 wins in South Africa, George Azzie Memorial Hcp LR Dam of 9 winners: GONE WILD: See Above SCHISM: 3 wins in South Africa, Winter Oaks LR OCCHI DI LUPO: 5 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of dams of 27 stakes winners –PAST MASTER Jet Master G1, LOBO’S LEGEND Trippi G1, HOWE GREAT Hat Trick G3, CARRY ON ALICE Captain Al G1, MAGIC SMOKE Fort Wood G2, WINTER PASSION Var LR, LE VAR Var G3, AMUR AFFAIR Tiger Ridge G3, HOUSE OF WAX Count Dubois LR, SUPER STORM Rakeen G3, POLAR MOON Victory Moon G2, STING OPERATION Captain Al LR, ROBERT THE BRUCE Jallad G3, GRANDALEA Parade Leader LR, GATHERING FAME Jet Master LR, AREZZO Go Deputy LR, LAUDERDALE Elusive Fort G1, ULTIMATE DOLLAR Jet Master G3, FLYING ICE Go Deputy LR, SINGAPORE SLING Philanthropist G2, WIND CHILL Silvano G2, ZANTE Ideal World G3, STRATHDON Silvano G3, TAP O’ NOTH Captain Al G1, BOLD EAGLE Bold Silvano H3, TAMBALANG Go Deputy LR End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Western Winter Gone Wild Wild Wolverine
Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Gone West Chilly Hostess Wolf Power Northern Pine
SA Derby, G1, 3yos, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 2450m 1 Hero’s Honour g Await The Dawn (USA) – Grail Maiden (AUS), by Galileo (IRE) 2 Surcharge c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Congestion Charge (GB), by Diktat (GB)
3 Noble Secret g Dynasty –Arabian Secret, by Al Mufti (USA)
3 Captain’s Princess f Captain Al –Jet Flyer, by Jet Master
Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Placings: 2; Earnings: R1 354 600
Age;2; Starts: 3; Wins: 1; Placings: 2; Earnings: R266 250
Sire AWAIT THE DAWN is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2018 HERO’S HONOUR Galileo G1
Sire KING OF KINGS is the sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2018 RONNIE’S CANDY Jet Master G2
1st dam Grail Maiden, 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Winter Oaks LR Dam of 2 winners: 2012: AVAIL (g Visionaire), Winner in Mauritius 2014: HERO’S HONOUR (g Await The Dawn), R300 000CTSRTR, 2 wins in South Africa, SA Derby G1
1st dam Bennie Andthe Jets, 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Jacaranda Hcp G3 Dam of 3 winners: 2012: Mogok Master (c Mogok), 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Protea S G3 2014: FRANKING (f King Of Kings), 2 wins in South Africa 2015: RONNIE’S CANDY (f King Of Kings), Winner in South Africa, SA Fillies Nursery G2
2nd dam ELAINE, Unraced Dam of 6 winners: Grail Maiden: See Above Broodmare sire GALILEO is the sire of the dams of 88 stakes winners –GALILEO GOLD Paco Boy G1, SAXON WARRIOR Deep Impact G1, LA COLLINA Strategic Prince G1, NIGHT OF THUNDER Dubawi G1, QUALIFY Fastnet Rock G1, US NAVY FLAG War Front G1, ROLY POLY War Front G1, AGE OF FIRE Fastnet Rock G1, HERO’S HONOUR Await The Dawn G1, UNFORGOTTEN Fastnet Rock G1, INTRICATELY Fastnet Rock G1, RIVET Fastnet Rock G1, SISTERCHARLIE Myboycharlie G1, BARNEY ROY Excelebration G1, ZHUKOVA Fastnet Rock G1, CHOPIN Santiago G1, HALL OF FAME Savabeel G1, LA CRESSIONNIERE Le Havre G1, MAGICOOL Fastnet Rock G1, LEA First Samurai G1 Giant’s Causeway Await The Dawn Valentine Band Galileo Grail Maiden Elaine
Storm Cat Mariah’s Storm Dixieland Band Shirley Valentine Sadler’s Wells Urban Sea Common Grounds Klarif
SA Fillies Nursery, G2, 2yof, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 1160m 1 Ronnie’s Candy f King Of Kings (IRE) –Bennie Andthe Jets, by Jet Master 2 Ghaalla f Var –Fidelity, by Captain Al
2nd dam FRANKI FOURFINGERS, Unplaced Dam of 5 winners: Bennie Andthe Jets: See Above BAD NEWS MEEUWS: 3 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire JET MASTER is the sire of the dams of 19 stakes winners –EDICT OF NANTES Count Dubois G1, LADY IN BLACK Dynasty G1, MADAME DUBOIS Count Dubois G3, EXIT HERE Jay Peg G3, SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, OMATICAYA Silvano LR, EVENTUAL ANGEL Right Approach G3, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G2, RIVARINE Var G3, GIMME THE STARS Gimmethegreenlight LR, BANKABLE TEDDY Bankable LR, EROS’S GIRL Captain Al LR, SHE’S A PIPPA Var LR, CHESTNUT’S ROCKET Horse Chestnut G3, GREEN PLAINS Gimmethegreenlight G2, RONNIE’S CANDY King Of Kings G2, RAINBOW BRIDGE Ideal World G3, OUR EMPEROR Dynasty G3, AL DANZA Captain Al LR Sadler’s Wells King Of Kings Zummerudd Jet Master Bennie Andthe Jets Franki Fourfingers
Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Habitat Ampulla Rakeen Jet Lightning Volksraad Light ‘n Easy
CORAL FEVER SA Nursery, G2, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 1160m 1 William The Silent c Var (USA) –Tick Tock, by Captain Al 2 Cirillo c Pomodoro –Miss Wordsworth, by Lake Coniston (IRE) 3 Chimichuri Run c Trippi (USA) –Spiced Gold, by Kahal (GB) Age:2; Starts:3; Wins: 2; Placings:0; Earnings: R693 750 Sire VAR is the sire of 41 stakes winners. In 2018 WILLIAM THE SILENT Captain Al G2, SOMMERLIED Pentire G3, STAR BURST GALAXY Doowaley LR 1st dam Tick Tock, 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1 Dam of 2 winners: 2013: TIME TO THINK (f Philanthropist), Winner in South Africa 2015: WILLIAM THE SILENT (c Var), R600 000 NYS, 2 wins in South Africa, SA Nursery G2 2nd dam ZEIGLER, Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: RED DISA: 2 wins in South Africa, Irridescence S LR Tick Tock: See Above Broodmare sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of the dams of 13 stakes winners –SAME JURISDICTION Mambo In Seattle G1, POTENT POWER National Emblem G1, GUNNER Gimmethegreenlight G1, DOOR OF DECEPTION Count Dubois LR, WILLIAM THE SILENT Var G2, HEAD HONCHO Querari LR, AL MARIACHI Great Britain G3, FLYING MYTH Trippi LR, ERNIE Elusive Fort LR, MY EMBLEM National Emblem LR, SIR DUKE Trippi LR, HOT AFFAIR Jay Peg G3, FLASH DRIVE Jay Peg G3 Forest Wildcat Var Loma Preata Captain Al Tick Tock Zeigler
Storm Cat Victoria Beauty Zilzal Halley’s Comeback Al Mufti Off To War Elliodor State Treasure
South African Fillies Sprint, G1, f&m, Scottsville, 26 May 2018, 1200m
1 Sommerlied 4 f Var (USA) – Sommermarchen (GER), by Pentire (GB) 2 Magical Wonderland 3 f What A Winter –Magical Miss, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Neptune’s Rain 3 f Antonius Pius (USA) – Water Is Gold, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) Age:4; Starts: 12; Wins: 7; Placings: 0; Earnings: R993 437 Sire VAR is the sire of 41 stakes winners. In 2018 SOMMERLIED Pentire G1, WILLIAM THE SILENT Captain Al G2, STAR BURST GALAXY Doowaley LR 1st dam SOMMERMARCHEN, Winner in Germany Dam of 1 winner: 2013: SOMMERLIED (f Var), 7 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Sprint G1, Poinsettia S G3, Laisserfaire S LR 2nd dam SIMPLY RED, Winner in Germany Dam of 6 winners: SCOUBIDOU: Champion 2YO Filly in Italy, 2 wins, Premio Dormello G3 Slowfoot: 6 wins, 2nd Hubertus Liebrecht Gedachtnispreis G3 SHADOW QUEEN: Winner in Germany, dam of G3Ws SURVEY, SHADOW SADNESS Broodmare sire PENTIRE is the sire of the dams of 13 stakes winners – SOMMERLIED Var G1, COURTE ZARINDI Any Suggestion LR, SAINT EMILION Mastercraftsman G1, ARTISTICA Areion G3, JACKSSTAR Zed G3, SUREASYOUWEREBORN Lucky Unicorn LR, SHE’S INSATIABLE Ustinov LR, ANNIESSTAR Zed LR, INTRANSIGENT Refuse To Bend G3, SHOOT OUT High Chaparral G1, PRESIDENT LINCOLN O’Reilly G2, NARITA CRYSAL Special Week G3, CASSANDRA SHADOW Johannesburg G3 Forest Wildcat Var Loma Preata Pentire Sommermarchen Simply Red
Storm Cat Victoria Beauty Zilzal Halley’s Comeback Be My Guest Gull Nook Dashing Blade Schalmai
The Premier’s Champions Challenge, G1, Turffontein, 5 May
THE SECRET IS OUT 2018, 2000m 1 Coral Fever 5 g Judpot (USA) –Coral Tree, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 2 Abashiri 5 g Go Deputy (USA) –Donya, by Elliodor (FR) 3 Silvan Star 5 m Silvano (GER) –Bold Choice, by Lecture (USA) Age:5; Starts: 20; Wins: 6; Placings:7; Earnings: R3 445 650 Sire JUDPOT is the sire of 11 stakes winners. In 2018 CORAL FEVER Rich Man’s Gold G1 1st dam CORAL TREE, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2012: CORAL FEVER (g Judpot), R130 000NYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Premier’s Champions Challenge G1, Colorado King S G2, Jubilee Handicap G3, 2nd Hawaii S G2, Victory Moon S G3, 3rd Summer Cup G1, London News S G3 2014: CORAL QUEEN (f Sail From Seattle), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam CRIMSON LILY, Winner in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: RAVISHING: 3 wins in South Africa, SA Derby G1, sire RED BADGE: 7 wins in South Africa, J&B Reserve Stayers G2, Winter Classic G3, Algoa Cup G3, Lonsdale Stirrup Cup G3, 2nd Cape Derby G1 DYNASTY POWER: 4 wins in South Africa Betting World 1900 G2 CORAL TREE: See Above Broodmare sire RICH MAN’S GOLD is the sire of dams of 17 stakes winners – BRAVE MARY Brave Tin Soldier, WAGNER Tiger Ridge G1, ATHINA Fort Wood G1, LOUIS THE KING Black Minnaloushe G1, WHISTLE STOP Silvano G3, PIMM’S Tumblebrutus G2, GORDA DE LUJO Edgy Diplomat G2, NOBLE VINE Tumblebrutus G2, MISTER PRESIDENT Cruise King G3, MARKADO Midnight Foxtrot G3, CEDRO REAL Dushyantor LR, NEPTUNE’S RAIN Antonius Pius G3, FORRIES WALTZ Greys Inn G2, EASY LOVER Right Approach LR, SHOW ME THE MONEY Tumblebrutus G3,
NASSA Dynasty G3, CORAL FEVER Judpot G2 A.p. Indy Judpot Miesque Rich Man’s Gold Coral Tree Crimson Lily
Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Nureyev Pasadoble Forty Niner Honest Joy Royal Prerogative Run For Lily
Tibouchina S, G2, f&m, Greyville, 10 June 2018, 1400m 1 The Secret Is Out 4 f Captain Al – Secret Of Victoria, by Goldkeeper (USA) 2 Star Express 5 m Silvano (GER) –Majestic Star, by Doowaley (IRE) 3 Final Judgement 4 f Judpot (USA) –Final Claim, by Proclaim (USA) Age:4; Starts: 13; Wins: 6; Placings: 4; Earnings: R1 170 713 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 89 stakes winners. In 2018 SNOWDANCE Joshua Dancer G1, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G1, CAPTAIN AMERICA Fort Wood G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G2 FIORELLA Caesour G2, UNDERCOVER AGENT London News G3, CELTIC SEA Mark Of Esteem G3, AL DANZA Jet Master LR, MYFUNNYVALENTINE Goldkeeper G1, ARCTICA Indian Ridge LR, MERYSAGOS Singspiel LR 1st dam SECRET OF VICTORIA, 6 wins in South Africa, Sceptre S G2, Southern Cross S G2, Strelitzia S G3, Olympic Duel S LR, 2nd Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1 Dam of 5 winners: 2008: DYNASTY’S SECRET (g Dynasty), 3 wins in South Africa 2009: ALL IS SECRET (f Captain Al), Equus Champion 2YO Filly in 2012, 6 wins in South Africa, Mercury Sprint G1, Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, Thekwini S G1, Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2, Poinsettia S G3, 2nd The Debutante S G2, Sceptre S G2 2010: SECRET COMMAND (c Captain Al), Winner in South Africa, winner in Hong Kong 2012: MEGA SECRET (g Jay Peg), 3 wins in South Africa 2013: THE SECRET IS OUT (f Captain
Al), 6 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Championship G1, Tibouchina S G2, Poinsettia S G3, Strelitzia S G3, 3rd SA Fillies Sprint G1 2nd dam MYSTIC SPRING, Unplaced Dam of 10 winners: RABIYA: Equus Champion 3YO Classic Male in 2005, 5 wins in South Africa, Daily News 2000 G1, Bloodstock SA Cape Guineas G1, Cape Derby G2, 2nd Selangor Cup G2, died BELA-BELA: Equus Champion 3yo filly in 2015-2016, 7 wins in South Africa, Paddock S G1, Garden Province S G1, Woolavington 2000 G1, Daisy Fillies Guineas G2 SECRET OF VICTORIA: See Above SPRING LILAC: 2 wins in South Africa, Fillies Nursery G3, dam of G1W SNOWDANCE SW VICTORIAN SECRET SECRET CAPTAIN: 2wins in South Africa, KZN Guineas G2 RAFIYA: 2 wins in South Africa, East Cape Oaks LR, died TOUCH THE SKY: 4 wins in South Africa, Syringa Hcp LR, 3rd Woolavington 2000 G1 Broodmare sire GOLDKEEPER is the sire of the dams of 8 stakes winners –ALL IS SECRET Captain Al G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Captain Al G1, BLAZE OF NOON Dynasty G3, REFLECTIVE IMAGE Tamburlaine G2, CLEAR SAILING Argonaut LR, SILENT FORCE Horse Chestnut LR, WAY CLEAR Ashaawes LR, SAY ALERT Rabah LR Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Goldkeeper Secret Of Victoria Mystic Spring
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Mr Prospector Chapel Of Dreams Royal Academy Secret Sunday
Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion, G1, 2yos, Scottsville, 26 May 2018, 1200m 1 Van Halen g Oratorio (IRE) –Rock Concert, by Lecture (USA) 2 Cue The Music c Oratorio (IRE) –Minelli, by Elliodor (FR) 3 Chimichuri Run c Trippi (USA) –Spiced Gold, by Kahal (GB)
Age:2; Starts: 7; Wins:2; Placings: 3; Earnings: R601 125 Sire ORATORIO is the sire of 52 stakes winners. In 2018 VAN HALEN Lecture G1, CUE THE MUSIC Elliodor G3, CARLITA Point Given LR 1st dam Rock Concert, Winner in South Africa, 3rd Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1 Dam of 4 winners: 2010: ANGIE (f King Of Kings), 3 wins in South Africa 2011: What About Me (f Tiger Ridge), Winner in South Africa, 3rd Strelitzia S G3 2012: I AM A ROCK (c Judpot), Winner in South Africa 2015: VAN HALEN (g Oratorio), R100 000, 2 wins in South Africa, Gold Medallion G1, 2nd Godolphin Barb S G3 2nd dam DRUMMER GIRL, Unraced Dam of 4 winners: ROCK OPERA: Equus Champion 2YO Filly in 2005, 4 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, dam of G2W HEAVY METAL HIT SONG: 2 wins in South Africa, The Nursery G2, exported Rock Concert: See Above ROYAL DRUMMER: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G1W GULF STORM, G3W SEATTLE SINGER Broodmare sire LECTURE is the sire of the dams of 4 stakes winners –VAN HALEN Oratorio G1, HEAVY METAL Exceed And Excel G2, QUEEN LAURIE Great Britain LR, SILVAN STAR Silvano G3, Danehill Oratorio Mahrah Lecture Rock Concert Drummer Girl
Danzig Razyana Vaguely Noble Montage Seeking The Gold Narrate Al Mufti Swinging Girl
Tsogo Sun Sprint, G1, Scottsville, 26 May 2018, 1200m 1 Bold Respect 3 g Bold Silvano – Respectable Lady, by Kabool (GB) 2 Pinnacle Peak 3 g Querari (GER) – Pinnaquin, by Count Dubois (GB) 3 Sunset Eyes 4 g Western Winter (USA)
–Winning Eyes, by Qui Danzig (USA) Age: 3; Starts:11; Wins: 4; Placings: 5; Earnings: R1 992 500 Sire BOLD SILVANO is the sire of 3 stakes winners. In 2018 BOLD RESPECT Kabool G1, BOLD EAGLE Western Winter G3 1st dam RESPECTABLE LADY, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2013: BOLDLY RESPECTABLE (g Bold Silvano), 2 wins in South Africa 2014: BOLD RESPECT (c Bold Silvano), R200 000 CRTRS, 4 wins in South Africa, Tsogo Sun Sprint G1, In Full Flight Hcp LR, Kuda Sprint, 2nd Sophomore Sprint LR 2nd dam RESPECTABLE MODEL, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: RESPECTABLE LADY: See Above BLAZE OF RESPECT: 2 wins in South Africa RESPECTABLE RULER: Winner in South Africa RESPECTABLE REBEL: 3 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire KABOOL is the sire of the dams of 7 stakes winners –BOLD RESPECT Bold Silvano G1, GO INDIGO Indigo Magic G2, DOUBLE WHAMMY Kabool G2, TAR HEEL Var LR, MALEFICENT Judpot LR, REDCARPET CAPTAIN Captain Al G3, ZYGMUNT Vespone LR, Silvano Bold Silvano Bold Saffron Kabool Respectable Lady Respectable Model
Lomitas Spirit Of Eagles Al Mufti Saffron Groom Dancer Sheroog Model Man Respectable
Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic, G1, 3yof, Turffontein, 7 April 2018, 1800m 1 Takingthepeace f Visionaire (USA) – Lisa Anne, by Rambo Dancer (CAN) 2 Green Top f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)Caughtintheslips, by Caesour (USA) 3 Secret Potion f Elusive Fort –Lemon Drop Girl, by Parade Leader (USA)
Age:3; Starts: 9; Wins: 5; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 425 125 Sire VISIONAIRE is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2018 TAKINGTHEPEACE Rambo Dancer G1 1st dam Lisa Anne, 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Sycamore Sprint G3, 3rd Empress Club S G1,Yellowwood Hcp G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2014: TAKINGTHEPEACE (f Visionaire), R280 000CTSRTR, 5 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Classic G1, Gauteng Fillies Guineas G2, 3rd Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2nd dam FOREST EDGE, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: Lisa Anne: See Above BRAVE AND BOLD: 5 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire RAMBO DANCER is the sire of the dams of 17 stakes winners –JOAN RANGER Horse Chestnut G2, LITTLE GENIE Judpot LR, CAPTAIN CHAOS Captain Al G3, NO WORRIES Kahal G2, SEAL Silvano G1, LOVE STRUCK Kahal G1, DISTINGUISHED Kahal LR, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Jet Master G3,CHICO AZUL Shalford G3, BO JALLY Braashee LR, LA MARTINA Atraf LR, FAKAZI Albarahain LR, COZY GUY Alphabet Soup LR, FANZENE National Emblem G3, TAKINGTHEPEACE Visionaire G2, FIFTY CENTS Trippi LR, LUNA CHILD Ideal World LR Grand Slam Visionaire Scarlet Tango Rambo Dancer Lisa Anne Forest Edge
Gone West Bright Candles French Deputy Silver Tango Northern Dancer Fair Arabella Complete Warrior Forest Sounds
Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks, G2, 3yof, Turffontein, 5 May 2018, 2450m 1 Secret Potion f Elusive Fort –Lemon Drop Girl, by Parade Leader (USA) 2 Flichity By Farr f Go Deputy (USA) – Flichity, by Western Winter (USA) 3 Chariot Of Gold f Silvano (GER) –Quest For Gold, by Jallad (USA) Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 4; Placings: 3;
OH SUSANNA - Photo by Liesl King Earnings: R935 600 Sire ELUSIVE FORT is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2018 SECRET POTION Parade Leader G2, ELUSIVE HEART Indigo Magic G3 1st dam LEMON DROP GIRL Unplaced Dam of 4 winners: 2010: PIKITUP (f Casey Tibbs), Winner in South Africa 2011: LEMON TEA (f Lateral), 2 wins in South Africa 2012: INVISIBLE JUICE (f Royal Air Force), Winner in South Africa 2014: SECRET POTION (f Elusive Fort), R100 000 MYS, 4 wins in South Africa, SA Oaks G2, 3rd SA Fillies Classic G1 2nd dam NAUGHTY PRINCESS 5 wins in South Africa, Cape Nursery G3 Dam of 3 winners: HEAT OF THE NIGHT: 8 wins in South Africa and USA, Langerman G3 NAUGHTY PRINCE: 6 wins in South Africa, Winter Classic G3 Cigar Boy: 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Woolavington Hcp LR Broodmare sire PARADE LEADER is the sire of the dams of 3 stakes winners –ALEXIS Dynasty G3, SECRET POTION Elusive Fort G2, KINGVOLDT Western Winter G3 Fort Wood Elusive Fort Ever Seeking Parade Leader Lemon Drop Girl Naughty Princess
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Secret Prospector Epoque Kingmambo Battle Creek Girl Devilish Ninja Princess France
Woolavington 2000, G1, 3yof, Greyville, 2 June 2018, 2000m 1 Oh Susanna (AUS) f Street Cry (IRE) – Sharp Susan (USA), by Touch Gold (USA) 2 Fiorella f Captain Al –Arcola, by Caesour (USA) 3 Lady In Black f Dynasty –Mystery Dame, by Jet Master Age: 3; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Placings: 3; Earnings: R4 398 375 Sire STREET CRY is the sire of 118
stakes winners. In 2018 OH SUSANNA Touch Gold G1, WINX Al Akbar G1, OSBORNE BULLS Lonhro LR, TALLY Kris S G3, YULONG WARRIOR Bernardini LR, NOZOMI Danehill G3, GOLD TOWN Invincible Spirit G3, 1st dam SHARP SUSAN, 6 wins in USA, Lake Placid S G2, Herecomesthebride S G3 Dam of 3 winners: 2010: Indiano Jones (g A P Indy), 2 wins in North America, 3rd Summer S G2, Grey S G3 2013: BIBLICAL SUSAN (f Bernardini), Winner in South Africa 2014: OH SUSANNA (f Street Cry), 4 wins in South Africa, Sun Met, G1, Paddock S G1, Woolavington 2000 G1, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1, 3rd Kenilworth Fillies Nursery LR 2nd dam WINTER’S GONE, Unplaced Dam of 6 winners: SPRING AT LAST: 5 wins in USA, Donn Hcp G1,Godolphin Mile G2 sire SHARP LISA: 4 wins in USA, Las Virgenes S G1, Santa Barbara Hcp G2, dam of G1 FOUNDRY, G3W HOUSESOFPARLIAMENT SHARP SUSAN: See above WINTER’S QUEST: 2 wins in USA, dam of G1P Aripeka Broodmare sire TOUCH GOLD is the sire of the dams of 47 stakes winners – EMOLLIENT Empire Maker G1, OH SUSANNA Street Cry G1, UPSTART Flatter G2, SHAKHIMAT Lonhro G3, TULSA QUEEN Cactus Ridge LR, BIRDIE GOLD Birdstone G1, LUDY LUCIA Aragorn G2, DA BIG HOSS Lemon Drop Kid G2, ALL RIGHT Dominus LR, FLIPCUP Milwaukee Brew G3, AURY TOUCH Pounced LR, COOL CHARDONNAY Antonius Pius LR, PENWITH Bernardini G2, COMMISSIONER A P Indy G2, SPIRIT OF XIAN Kodiac G3, EDGE OF REALITY Lawyer Ron G3, BRYAN’ S JEWEL Rockport Harbor G3, LAUGH TRACK Distorted Humor G3, JAVERRE Outflanker G2, HEATHCOTE Niigon G3, SCHERER MAGIC Doneraile Court G3, NONIOS Pleasantly Perfect G3, RUNNING TALL Stratum G2, INDIAN FIREWATER Indian Charlie
G2, GALLANT Aptitude LR, COMICAS Distorted Humor G3 Machiavellian Street Cry Helen Street Touch Gold Sharp Susan Winter’s Gone
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World Sports Betting 1900, G2, Greyville, May 2018, 1900m 1 Elusive Silva 5 g Silvano (GER) –Esprit, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Dark Moon Rising 4 g Ideal World (USA) –Full Moon Rising, by Second Empire (IRE) 3 Matador Man 4 g Toreador (IRE) –Sahara, by Mogok (USA) Age:5; Starts: 16; Wins: 6; Placings: 3; Earnings: R893 937 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 79 stakes winners. In 2018 ELUSIVE SILVA Fort Wood G2, SIMPLY ROYAL Al Mufti G3, JANOOBI Rakeen G2, PARABOLA Camden Park LR, CHARIOT OF GOLD Jallad LR, SABBATICAL Rich Man’s Gold LR, 1st dam ESPRIT, Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2009: EMPYREAL SONG (f Albert Hall), Winner in South Africa 2010: ELUSIVE SPIRIT (f Caesour), 5 wins in South Africa 2012: ELUSIVE SILVA (g Silvano), R375 000CPYS, 6 wins in South Africa, WSB 1900 G2, Winter Derby G3, Cup Trial G3, The Sledgehmmer LR 2014: ESTEEMAL (f Captain Al), 2 wins in South Africa 2nd dam Ever Seeking, 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Debutante S LR,3rd Tibouchina S G2 Dam of 5 winners: ELUSIVE FORT: Equus Champion Male Stayer SA Derby G1, successful sire EASYJADEEASY: 5 wins in South Africa, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3 Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 59 stakes winners –
NIGHTINGALE Silvano G1, CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, WILLIAM LONGSWORD Captain Al G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3, CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al G3, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G2, HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2, GREEN PEPPER Gimmethegreenlight G3, IRISH PRIDE Ideal World LR, FORT WINTER What A Winter LR, MERYL Tiger Ridge LR, FOLK DANCE Tiger Ridge G3 Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Fort Wood Esprit Ever Seeking
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EPSON GRADE RACE RESULTS 2018 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition
FOREVER TOGETHER Investec Derby, G1, 3yo, Epsom, 2 June 2018, 2420m 1 Masar (IRE) c New Approach (IRE) – Khawlah (IRE), by Cape Cross (IRE) 2 Dee Ex Bee c Farhh (GB) –Dubai Sunrise (USA), by Seeking The Gold (USA) 3 Roaring Lion (USA) c Kitten’s Joy (USA) –Vionnet (USA), by Street Sense (USA) Age:3; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Placings: 3; Earnings: £1 021 395 Sire NEW APPROACH is the sire of 37 stakes winners. In 2018 MASAR Cape Cross G1, VENETO Zinaad LR, GOGO GRACE Monolith G3 1st dam KHAWLAH, 3 wins, UAE Derby G2, UAE Oaks LR Dam of 1 winner: 2015: MASAR (c New Approach), 4 wins in GB, Investec Derby G1, Craven S G3, Solario S G3, 3rd Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere G1, 2000 Guineas G1 2nd dam VILLARRICA, 2 wins in GB Dam of 4 winners: KHAWLAH: See Above VANCOUVERITE: 6 wins Prix Guillaurme d’Ornano G2 Broodmare sire CAPE CROSS is the sire of dams of 34 stakes winners – AUSTRALIA Galileo G1, SERIOUS ATTITUDE Mtoto G1, MASAR New Approach G1, WESTERN HYMN High Chaparral G2, LAURENS Siyouni G1,
MASAR INTELLO KISS Intello LR, POWER O’HATA Power G3, CELLARMAN Mossman G3, AUTHENTIC PADDY Howbaddouwantit G1, SHUKA Bachelor Duke G1, SENSIBLE PRINCE Street Sense G2, AL JAZI Canford Cliffs G3, THE BLACK PRINCESS Iffraaj G2, BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE New Approach G2, CONSENSUS Postponed G1, TABLE BAY Redoute’ s Choice G3, BANZARI Motivator G3, ONE MAN BAND Pivotal G2, READY TO ATTACK More Than Ready G3, MAGIC ARTIST Iffraaj G3, OUR VOODOO PRINCE Kingmambo G3, FRONTIERSMAN Dubawi LR Galileo New Approach Park Express Cape Cross Khawlah Villarrica
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Investec Oaks, G1, 3yof, Epsom, 1 June 2018, 2420m 1 Forever Together (IRE) f Galileo (IRE) –Green Room (USA), by Theatrical (IRE) 2 Wild Illusion (GB) f Dubawi (IRE) –Rumh (GER), by Monsun (GER) 3 Bye Bye Baby (IRE) f Galileo (IRE) – Remember When (IRE), by Danehill Dancer (IRE) Age:3; Starts: 4; Wins: 1; Placings: 2; Earnings: £301 614
Sire GALILEO is the sire of 271 stakes winners. In 2018 FOREVER TOGETHER Theatrical G1, MISSION IMPASSIBLE Exceed And Excel G2, MAGIC WAND Dansili LR, WALDGEIST Monsun G2, PLATINUM WARRIOR Clodovil G3, ORDER OF ST GEORGE Gone West G3, RHODODENDRON Pivotal G1, IDAHO Danehill G3, BYE BYE BABY Danehill Dancer G3, SOUTHERN FRANCE Anabaa LR, CLIFFS OF MOHER Dansili G2, GUSTAV KLIMT Danehill LR, CAPRI Anabaa LR, ALOFT Storm Cat LR 1st dam GREEN ROOM, Unraced Dam of 5 winners: 2006: LORD SHANAKILL (c Speightstown), 5 wins, Prix Jean Prat, G1, sire 2012: TOGETHER FOREVER (f Galileo), 3 wins, Fillies’ Mile G1 2013: SIGNE (f Sea The Stars), 3 wins in Ireland 2014: BLACK RUBY (f Dansili), Winner in Ireland 2015: FOREVER TOGETHER (f Galileo), Winner in GB, Investec Oaks G1 2nd dam CHAIN FERN, Unraced Dam of 5 winners: SPANISH FERN: 6 wins in USA,Yellow Ribbon S G1, Santa Ana Hcp G2 Broodmare sire THEATRICAL is the sire of dams of 95 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, CHIROPRACTOR Kitten’s Joy G1, TARIS Flatter G1, AVANZARE Grand Reward G3, ROSALIND Broken Vow 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, STYLISH Thunder Gulch G3 FOREVER TOGETHER Galileo G1, OSCAR PERFORMANCE Kitten’s Joy G1 Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea Theatrical Green Room Chain Fern
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