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Horse of the Year 2014

Horse of the Year 2015

LEGISLATE

FUTURA

Auction price R100 000 • Rated 119

Auction price R500 000 • Rated 119

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LEGAL EAGLE

Auction price R425 000 • Rated 120


2014 Louis The King

2016 Abashiri

Auction price R55 000 • Rated 116

Auction price R400 000 • Rated 117

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www.FreemanStallions.co.za The 2014/2015 racing season signified the fiercest battle for stallion supremacy South Africa has seen in many years – FreemanStallions are proud to have been involved. We thank all of the breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys who contributed to the success of Equus Champion Sire Captain Al, Equus Outstanding Sire Dynasty, Equus award-winning sire Trippi and Cape Champion Freshman Sire Querari. The future is bright for these great sires and for the other up-and-coming stars in our carefully selected portfolio.

Captain Al

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

Dynasty

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

SA Champion Sire 2014/15

Equus Outstanding Sire 3x

7x Champion Sire of 2yo’s Twice Equus Outstanding Sire Sire of 7 Champions & 1 Horse of the Year Sire of 39 Gr1 horses

15 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 15 Gr1 winners: Albert Mooney, All Is Secret, Captain America, Captain Of All, Captain’s Gal, Captain’s Lover, Carry On Alice, Emerald Cove, Exhilaration, Hill Fifty Four, Pine Princess, Cloth Of Cloud, Always In Charge, The Secret Is Out & Captain Kremlin

Sire of 17 Gr1 horses

Futura

Dynasty - Scribblin’ The Cat (Badger’s Drift) - Bay 2010 - 16.1hh

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.

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

SA Leading Freshman Sire

Equus Horse of the Year 2015 Equus Champion Older Male 2015 Equus Champ Middle Distance 2015

(13 June 2016)

1st 3yo in 40 yrs to win the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

Gr1 J&B Met Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

Only horse to beat dual Horse of the Year Variety Club - TWICE!!

Gr1 Champions Cup twice incl new track record 16 starts, 9 wins, 7 places, R4.34m

Son of dual Champion Sire More Than Ready - dam produced two Gr1 winners

MR 120

New Freshman Sire sale record: R1.7m

Jackson

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

Jay Peg

Camden Park - Laptop Lady (Al Mufti) - Bay 2003 - 16.1½ hh

Breathtaking class & movie star looks - MR 124

A leading sire in SA (2016)

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

A leading sire of 3yo’s 2016

Highest stakes earner in SA history - R40 million Beat 8 international Gr1 winners when breaking the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free record

1st yearlings on sale 2017

Legislate

Dynasty - Champers (Restructure) - Bay 2010 - 16.1 ¼ hh

Jet Master - Promisefrommyheart (Elliodor) - Bay 2009 - 16.2hh

Equus Horse of the Year 2014 Equus Champion 3yo Equus Champion Middle Distance Equus Champion Miler

The product of a series of Champions

Gr1 Durban July Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge Gr1 Daily News 2000 Gr1 Investec Cape Derby

Four Equus Champions in the first three generations of his dam line

1600m track record Gr2 Green Point St

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8 starts - 6 wins in a row in 8 months

Champion Sire Jet Master Champion dam Promisefrommyheart Champion Broodmare Sire Elliodor

1st yearlings on sale 2017


Pathfork (USA)

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

Leading SA Freshman Sire

Philanthropist (USA)

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

A Leading Freshman Sire 1st SA winners 2016 A APEX - amongst the Top 20 sires in the world

(June 2016)

Irish Champion 2yo Undefeated at 2 yrs including Gr1 & Gr2 Highest rated 2yo in Ireland 2010 TFR 119

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

Family of Northern Guest, El Gran Senor, etc

Leading 2nd crop sire at NYS - yearlings made up to R1.4m 2015 & R1.1m 2016

Son of sensational dual Champion Sire Distorted Humor, 17 Gr1 winners, 125 SW, 52 GSW and over $106m

Potala Palace

Querari (GER)

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

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

Outstandingly bred Gr1 winner

2015 Cape Champion Freshman Sire 2016 SA Leading 2nd crop sire

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

Champion & Gr1 winner beat 4 champions

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

Top rated in Germany 2010 - TFR 121 Son of leading UK sire Oasis Dream

1st yearlings on sale 2017

Trippi (USA)

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

Twice Over (GB)

Observatory - Double Crossed (Caerleon) - Dark Bay 2005 - 16.2hh

Dual Champion Racehorse

R25m SA record progeny earnings 2016

Won 4 Gr1 races & over $4m 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 Gr1 races

Leading Sire of 3yos 2015 & 2016 Sire of Equus Champion Older Female Hammie’s Hooker Sire of 3 Gr1 winners from first 3 crops in SA Damsire of Liam’s Map - dual Gr1 winner in USA (2015)

What A Winter

1st yearlings 2016 made: R1.1m, R1m, R700k, R575k, R500k etc

Wylie Hall (AUS)

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

Redoute’s Choice - Beauty Belle (Ideal Planet) - Bay 2009 - 16hh

Equus Champion Older Male 2012

1st Gr1 Champions Challenge - beat Majmu

Equus Champion Sprinter 2012

1st Gr1 SA Derby

Equus Champion Sprinter 2013

1st past post Gr1 Durban July

Joint 3rd highest rated sprinter in the world 2013

6 wins, 9 places, 1400-2450m, R3.65m

Won 12 races and placed 5 times in 22 starts - 15 of his starts in Graded races Won or placed in 8 Gr1 races

Leading Freshman Sire in the sales ring 2016

Half-brother to ABSOLUTE CHAMPION Champion Sprinter - 1200m track record 15 sire sons of Redoute’s Choice have already produced stakes winners - eight of them have Gr1 winners

...the progeny of the stallions we manage celebrated a record year in 2014/2015! Act Of War - Gr1 winner Captain America - Gr1 winner Captain Of All - Champion Carry On Alice - Champion

Futura - Horse of the Year Hammie’s Hooker - Champion Inara - Champion Legislate - Horse of the Year

Melliflora - Gr1 2nd Pender Harbour - Champion Phil’s Dream - Champion Pine Princess - Gr1 winner

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REGULARS 10 10 112 116

Adver tisers List Letter from the Editor Leading Sires - Stats Black Type Pages Sarah Whitelaw

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jeremy Nelson, John Lewis, Andrew Watkins, Wayne Marks, Mark Cranham, Amy Lanigan, T Jones, EquiSport Photos, Liesl King, Thoroughbred Photography Ltd, Nicole De Villiers, Tom Ferry, JC Photography, Adam Coglianese, Leslie Martin, www.godolphin.com, Gold Circle, Candiese Marnewick, Michele MacDonald

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Abashiri Triple Crown Champion Liesl King Chrome turns Gold In Dubai Michele MacDonald Investec Derby Liesl King American Classic Michele MacDonald Ar tist Feature - Gavin Doyle Lizzie Philpin and Yvonne Bolton TBA SIBAYA KZN Yearling Sale A day of Champions Liesl King

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Captain Al SA Champion Sire 2015 SA record auction yearling filly: R5.25m Seven times SA Champion Sire of 2yo’s Sire of 8 Champions

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CONTENTS THE TEAM

Johan Blom Chief Executive Officer

Pieter Hugo Managing Director

Marie Chin Advertising Executive

Marguerite le Roux Senior Designer

Liesl King Journalist/Photographer

Bunny Hinzman Journalist

Nicole De Villiers Features & Advertising

Lindsay Hunter USA Sales & Editorial

Jacqueline Beck Fashion Representative

Dee-Dee-Doughlas USA Sales & Marketing

Michele MacDonald Journalist/Photographer

Shannon Ella Canadian Sales & Marketing

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Passion and Pride Michele MacDonald Investec Derby Wrap-up Chantilly’s Historic Allure Bunny Hinzman A Journalist in Dubai Liesl King CTS 2016 Review Mark van Deventer Flying the Flag - Bush Hill Stud Candiese Marnewick

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“As good a 2yo as I’ve ever ridden” - Richard Hughes

“Twice Over - proof of the lasting values of loyalty, patience and class” - Brough Scott “One of my best friends” - Sir Henry Cecil

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Alado Allan Bloodlines Avontuur Stud Bartholomeus Klip Bush Hill Stud Capstone Feeds Captain Al CTS Dynasty Elusive Fort Epol Equifeeds Far End Racing Fencing Master Fine & Country Freeman Stallions Futura Gary Player Stud Giimethegreenlight Gitano Hernanado Highlands Stud Hintlesham Racing Hunter Boots Investec Jackson Klawervlei Kuda Lateral Legislate Louis the King Maine Chance Farms Master of my Fate Pathfork Philanthropist Querari Steenberg Sun International TBA Trippi Twice Over What A Winter Wheres That Tiger Winstar Wylie Hall

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Welcome to our mid-year edition of International Racehorse Magazine. This 16th edition marks the 4th anniversary of one of my favourite magazines to put together. Over the last 4 years we have experienced so many amazing events in some of the most spectacular racing settings around the world. What stands out though, is the many passionate racing connections we have had the pleasure of meeting and befriending. Thanks to everyone who has supported and guided us along the way. On to this issue. The spectacular Dubai World Cup left the world in awe as California Chrome started from a wide draw to leave the competition behind and set a new course and earnings record. It is one of the most thrilling stories in racing’s recent history and one that we have followed from the start. Michele MacDonald relives that night at Meydan on page 32. We round-up the American Classics with what had everyone reliving the magic of 2015, only to be reminded of just how difficult Triple Crown glory is to achieve. Michele’s report on the Kentucky Derby, Oaks and the Preakness Stakes is on page 42. Michele ends off her contribution with a look at the Industry Leading Sire, Tapit, Anthony Beck and the famous Kentucky Gainesway Farm on page 76. Bunny Hinzman visits the home of the Prix de Diane to take a look at some of the grand history surrounding the picturesque Chantilly on page 89. Liesl King travels to Epsom Downs for one of the world’s biggest race days, The Investec Derby, read more about it on page 38. Liesl shares with us her experience from the rest of the Dubai World Cup on page 94. South Africa sees another Triple Crown winner in the form of Abashiri, the full story on page 14. There is a lot more to get through so I won’t keep you any longer. For now we look forward to one of South Africa’s most famous race days, The Vodacom Durban July, full coverage of that and news from around the world in our September edition. See you around the track.

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ABASHIRI TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION Abashiri is a seaside town on the island of Hokkaido in the Okhotsk area. The town is renowned for its ‘drift ice crab’, three varieties of crab that can be caught for a short period of time when the drift ice recedes. A bright orange in colour, the ‘drift ice crab’ is known for its extraordinary meaty flavour, developed while the crab spend the long winter months under the drift ice, dining on high quality plankton. The crab season reaches its height at the end of April and into early May, when the town of Abashiri holds its annual ‘Spring Season Festival’. With huge quantities of crab being offloaded daily at the Abashiri port and more than thirty restaurants in and around town serving crab, it is indeed a sea of orange.

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bashiri is also a racehorse and 14000 km away, surrounded not by the Indian Ocean and drift ice, but by dusty mine dumps, Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg also took on a decidedly orange glow on the 30th of April. It may not have been a crab eating festival, but it was all about Abashiri, except this Abashiri was a bright bay gelding with a star, a stripe, a snip and three white socks. And he was aiming for greatness; to become only the third horse in South African racing history to win the Triple Crown. Bred by the Lammerskraal Stud from the Elliodor mare Donya, Abashiri was sired by their resident stallion Go Deputy. Donya, a half sister to Yard Arm, Equus Horse of the Year in 2003, had already produced a black type performer in Drift Ice, a colt by Western Winter. With the town of Abashiri being the only place where one can see the drift ice from the shore, the new colt promptly acquired his name. Abashiri was entered on the 2014 Bloodstock SA National Yearling Sale and knocked down to Mike Azzie for owner

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Adriaan van Vuuren for R400,000. Van Vuuren and his wife Rika were new to the racing game, having only bought their first racehorse in 2012, but they had been surrounded by horses all their lives. The Van Vuurens own Misty Meadows, a state of the art equestrian venue and home to many of the top competitions in the country. Their only involvement with horseracing came in the form of a yearly visit to the Vodacom Durban July. It was these annual visits that sparked a dream in Van Vuuren to one day own a Vodacom Durban July winner. After a discussion with Rika, he decided to attend the Bloodstock SA Ready To Run Sale in Germiston in November of 2012 to see how one goes about buying a racehorse. Living in Flaming Rock Street, Van Vuuren wanted to buy something related to the legendary racehorse and the only horse that fitted the bill was Lot 48, a filly by Jet Master out of a grand daughter of Flaming Rock, named Mystical Star. Van Vuuren had to go to R1,500,000 to acquire the filly. Consternation ensued as Van Vuuren, when signing for his buyer’s card, had indicated that he only intended to spend


R100,000. How was he planning on settling the price of the filly was the polite enquiry? Van Vuuren explains just how naïve to the whole business of buying racehorses he was in those days. “I told them it was no problem and if they brought me a computer I would do the transfer immediately, which I did. Then this guy asked me which trainer I would be using. I told him I was going to take the horses to the farm and would train them there. He said that wasn’t possible and I needed to find a trainer. I wanted somebody who would really care for the horses and this guy told me he had an ideal trainer and introduced me to Mike Azzie. The whole experience was quite a rude awakening. But from there the interest grew and the horses grew in numbers.” It was the start of a relationship that would ultimately lead to the bright bay gelding called Abashiri. Decked out in Van Vuuren’s colours of orange with black crossed sashes, Abashiri debuted at Greyville racecourse on the 30th of May 2015. Unchallenged, he cantered home to win by 1.25 lengths. Azzie knew he had a good one on his hands and Abashiri next lined up in the G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes over 1600m for two-year-olds, finishing a respectable third behind

Rabada, less than a length back. His first start at Turffontein came in the G2 Investec Dingaans, where he again finished in 3rd, this time behind Noah From Goa. Abashiri’s next start would be the first of a five race winning streak and the start of an amazing partnership with jockey Karl Zechner. Cantering away with the Listed Sea Cottage Stakes by 2.5 lengths under Zechner, Abashiri was added to the list of ‘top three-year-olds to watch’. His next graded start would be in the G2 Bettingworld Gauteng Guineas, the first leg of the Triple Crown. Abashiri and Zechner duly obliged, winning by a staggering 2.5 lengths from Champagne Haze. The second leg looked even easier as Abashiri dominated proceedings winning the G1 SA Classic by 3.5 lengths in a clinical fashion, this time beating Brazuca. Few, including Zechner knew of the drama that had unfolded in the run up to the Classic. Azzie explains. “Three weeks before the race I received a call from my son, saying ‘Come to the stables quickly - we’ve got a problem.’ “The horse had hurt himself badly and I didn’t think he would INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE

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get to the racecourse.We poulticed him for a week and then it was eight days of box rest. He only had ten days’ work and I was really worried. I phoned Adriaan straightaway and he nearly bit my head off but it all worked out perfectly.” Next up was the G1 SA Derby over 2450m. 650m more than Abashiri had ever run. And as can happen to the best of the best, things did not quite go according to plan. On a course decked out in orange and black, Abashiri made his entrance to the chants of “Go Abba Go”. He stalked around the parade ring, neck arched, looking the picture of rude health, before cantering down to start in exemplary fashion. From the jump Zechner settled Abashiri well back, with only two behind him as stable companion, Scheme Of Things, set the pace up front. Approaching the home straight, Abashiri was still 12 lengths behind his pacesetter. Entering the home straight Zechner decided that it was time to go. He brought Abashiri wide and the gelding quickly accelerated, making up the lost distance. With 300m to go,

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Abashiri hit the front down the standside rail. Yet just as the crowds started to cheer him home, Rocketball living up to his name, came flying up to challenge the champion. Abashiri was in trouble, but the gelding dug deep and as Zechner, face buried in his mane, urged him on, he kept fighting and reached the line 0,4 lengths in front. It was enough. Abashiri had won the Triple Crown; only the third horse to do so after Horse Chestnut in 1999 and Louis The King in 2014. There is an old saying that we do not choose our horses, they choose us. And in a way, this rings true for Abashiri. From a town famous for its orange crab to a Triple Crown champion racing in orange. It is a story with twists and turns, a story of a champion who defied the odds, but above all it is a story of one man’s love for his once in a lifetime horse. The picture that is forever etched on my mind from that day is not of Abashiri in full stretch reaching for the line, but of Adriaan van Vuuren, hugging the gelding as he cried tears of joy into his mane. After all that is what racing is all about.


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CHROME TURNS GOLD IN DUBAI As the gate sprang open for the $10 million Dubai World Cup, no one in the bustling crowd at Meydan, nor anyone watching around the globe via television, could have known they would be witness to one of racing’s most extraordinar y achievements. 34

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ven as the horses pounded down the stretch, with America’s hero, the flaming red California Chrome, surging to the lead, it still was not immediately clear how unusual and exceptional this race was to be.

The reality did not sink in until some moments later, after California Chrome’s jockey Victor Espinoza dismounted following his gallop out from a victory that not only set a track record of 2:01.83 for the 2000m but also established an all-time earnings record of $12,532,650 for any horse based outside of Japan. As Espinoza adjusted his tack, the eyes of the racing world could see what he and California Chrome had overcome on the mild desert evening of March 26. This triumph by the horse who already represented the foremost Cinderella story


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As California Chrome completed his exercise, rider Dihigi Gladney called over jockey Victor Espinoza and jokingly told him if he was going to be the hotwalker for the team, he had better keep up. They laughed and joked on their way back to the barn, Chrome seemed to be enjoying the camaraderie too.

in the sport—being sired by an unknown stallion standing for only $2,500 and initially raced by owners who called themselves the “Dumb Ass Partners”—was nothing short of monumentally epic. Not long after departing the starting gate, California Chrome’s saddle began slipping. By the time he strode to the finish line, it had drifted to the middle of his back, with the girth sliding even farther toward his flank and pinching some of the most sensitive parts of his belly. How Espinoza managed to stay aboard and strongly urge the five-year-old, who could have flagrantly and disastrously objected to the girth position, past pacesetters Mshawish and Special Fighter and then maintain his edge over a late challenge from eventual runner-up Mubtaahij is remarkable. “I was just trying to keep my balance and not move my body,” Espinoza reflected. “I thought ‘uh-oh.’ Down the stretch it got worse and worse, and I was thinking ‘where’s the wire?’ “I didn’t want to get out of balance, because it wouldn’t have been pretty,” he added. For Espinoza, the 11th child in a family of 12 who drove a bus

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in Mexico City when he was a teenager to pay for jockey school, riding feats have become almost the norm. He won five of the six Triple Crown races run in 2014 and 2015 in the United States, steering California Chrome to Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes success two years ago and then guiding American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years. Earlier in his career, Espinoza also won two-thirds of the Triple Crown on War Emblem, and he brings a unique joie de vivre as well as chutzpah to racing. On several days of the week prior to the Dubai World Cup, Espinoza walked beside California Chrome and exercise rider Dihigi Gladney on the long journey from the quarantine barn to the track and back, at times exuberantly waving to onlookers and clearly enjoying the prelude to the world’s richest race. His upbeat yet keenly competitive spirit meshes with mounts like California Chrome and American Pharoah and had to be a factor in his ability to maintain balance and momentum while the saddle was slipping in the Dubai World Cup. “Victor did a fabulous job,” praised trainer Art Sherman, who was a jockey for 23 years prior to taking up training. “When your saddle slips, it makes you move backwards on


No words needed...poetry in motion: California Chrome under Dihigi Gladney

a horse (and it is difficult) to keep control.” Sherman paid tribute to California Chrome as his “horse of a lifetime.” The son of Lucky Pulpit broke like a shot from post 11 in the field of 12 and rated kindly for Espinoza just off the early pace set by multiple Grade 1 winner Mshawish and locallybased Special Fighter. Once the field rounded the far turn and Espinoza asked California Chrome for his best, the chestnut splashed with a blaze and four white legs quickly spurted away from his rivals with a powerful, sustained run to the finish, never appearing off balance despite the precarious saddle position. “It’s alchemy in Dubai; Chrome turns to gold,” Meydan announcer Terry Spargo proclaimed. Indeed, the victory was golden for everyone connected with California Chrome. Co-breeder and co-owner Perry Martin was on hand to celebrate with his new partners, the team from Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky, who last year bought out cobreeder Steve Coburn’s 30% position. The Taylor family then sold shares in the horse to their clients, a diverse group including Japanese breeder Dr. Masatake Iida and Kentucky stalwarts such as Marie Jones and Town and Country Farms.

All the breeders who have invested in California Chrome are sharing in his racing fortunes as well as preparing to support him in his stud career, which may begin in 2017—unless the owners decide to try for the Dubai World Cup yet again, which they have hinted could be a possibility. Although initially not overly enthusiastic when California Chrome’s original owners opted to run in the 2015 Dubai World Cup, Sherman—who will be 79 this June 15—and his son and assistant, Alan, took on the challenge with aplomb. They both were relaxed and happy while in Dubai, particularly this year, demonstrating an attitude that showed how well the horse adapted to the desert environs and thrived in his training. Learning from the 2015 experience with a relatively late arrival at Meydan that offered less of a chance to acclimate, the Shermans sent California Chrome to Dubai in January this year, following a pattern similarly utilized by another record-setting American Horse of the Year, Curlin, when he won the Dubai World Cup in 2008. California Chrome easily won a February 25 handicap prep race over the course and distance of the Dubai World Cup. Afterward, he blossomed further in his training, and the week before the world’s richest race, he radiated a strength and vitality that seemed to eclipse his competition.

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California Chrome, setting both a track record and an all-time earnings record even with a slipped saddle.

Even when Sherman drew post 11, he just laughed and said:“The outside is good when you’ve got the horse.” History will recall that Sherman, Espinoza and all the owners had the right horse. With his victory this year, California Chrome amassed $6 million for his connections, tripling the $2 million he earned in 2015 for finishing second to Prince Bishop in that edition of the Dubai World Cup. But more than the money, California Chrome provided his team and racing aficionados around the globe with a memory that will last forever: a vision of a red fireball streaking down the Meydan stretch, with jockey Espinoza balancing on a slipping saddle yet fearlessly urging his mount forward until breaking into a jubilant whip-flourishing, standing-in-the-irons victory celebration. Mubtaahij’s trainer Mike de Kock reacted to the spectacle with awe and admiration. While revealing that Mubtaahij would be sent to the U.S. in search of Grade 1 glory, he admitted that he hopes the son of Dubawi can avoid a rematch anytime soon. “I want to go to the opposite side of the world from (California Chrome) if I can,” de Kock said. California Chrome returned to Taylor Made for about a month

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of rest after the Dubai World Cup. He had spent much of the previous summer at the farm, relaxing in a paddock, eating grass, putting on weight and shedding some of the aches and pains accumulated with racing. Tentative plans for the rest of 2016 call for the horse to be returned to the Shermans in May, with a view toward possibly running in the Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar on August 20, although the Chrome team indicated it wants the race purse raised from $1 million to $2 million before they commit to the event. Afterward, the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 5 at Santa Anita Park would be the main target, with hopes that California Chrome will markedly add to his earnings record. While California Chrome already has done more than anyone could have ever imagined, with a record of 12 wins and four placings in 21 starts, he may yet find ways to continue to dazzle his legion of “Chromie” fans. As Breeders’ Cup tempts us to believe, with their promotional tagline for the championship event, “the best is yet to come.” At the same time, however, it is difficult to conceive of any more exciting race than the one that California Chrome gave us all in Dubai.


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THE INVESTEC DERBY WHERE THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE

By Liesl King | Photos by Dan Abrahams

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rish trainer Dermot Weld is a man of records. He became the first international trainer to saddle a Melbourne Cup winner with Vintage Crop in 1993. He followed up on that victory with an even more spectacular victory with Media Puzzle, ridden by Damien Oliver in 2002, which was portrayed in the movie The Cup.

a Group 3 over 2000m in heavy going at Leopardstown at his next start, he entered the Derby picture, but his regular jockey was already engaged to ride Midterm. For the Irish Magician though things have a way of working out just fine and when it was announced on the 20th of May that Midterm was out of contention with a stress fracture, Smullen was free to ride Harzand.

He has won Group 1 races on four continents, and the fifth, Africa, is still very much in his sights. Weld also holds the record for most winners trained in Ireland. So with 23 European Classic victories behind his name, you would think that there must be a couple of Epsom Derbies in that tally. Well you would be wrong, as the Investec Epsom Derby is one of the few Classics that have eluded Weld.

Derby day dawned and one could easily have thought that from here onwards it would be plain sailing for the striking dark brown colt, but unbeknownst to everybody, high drama was not far away. On the way to the airport, Harzand stood on himself as the float rounded a corner and pulled off his racing plate. Weld takes up the story.

At the start of the season Weld didn’t have a suitable Derby candidate and hence his stable jockey, Pat Smullen opted to partner Sir Michael Stoute’s classy Galileo colt Midterm. Unbeaten Midterm was favourite for the Derby after winning the Derby Trial and Smullen looked forward to what could be his first victory from eight Derby starts.

“He was pretty unlikely to run today after what happened. Racing plates are very light and unfortunately he pulled one off. By doing this, he drew blood as well so his foot was very sore. I’ve got excellent staff and immediately old-fashioned treatment came in. We poulticed him and then, when he got to Epsom this morning, he was very sore. So we treated him again and I was happy then that we’d drawn anything we had wanted to out of the foot. We then put him in ice for four hours. He hadn’t damaged the plate - it was clean and hadn’t buckled at all. Jim Reilly, Jim Bolger’s farrier, was able to tack that back on. Jim is a very gifted man and we were lucky to have him here. He tacked the plate back on so delicately and then we put the foot in ice again.”

Harzand, a Sea The Stars colt trained by Weld and owned by HH The Aga Khan, had only managed a 5th on debut. It wasn’t until his second start where he produced a staggering 16 length victory in a maiden at Cork, that Weld thought he might have a good one on his hands. When Harzand won

The shoe was tacked on at 1.55pm and 2pm Harzand jogged perfectly sound with the track vet in attendance. His foot was put back in a bucket of ice until race time. Weld saddled the colt and again he jogged out perfectly sound. The final test was whether Pat would be happy with how Harzand

Weld’s ability to win races, when victory seems not only improbable, but downright impossible, has earned him the nickname of The Irish Magician. And when one considers the events that led up to this year’s Investec Derby, one can certainly believe it. Lets wind back to the very beginning.

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felt once he had cantered down to the start. Smullen was under strict instructions to jog the colt one last time and to retire him if he wasn’t happy. The Irish Magician’s luck held as Smullen trotted a sound Harzand in a circle at the start, with the track vet looking on.The colt was cleared to take his place in the Group 1 Investec Derby. The Derby course is a test like nothing on earth and unless you have stood on the hallowed turf at the finish line and looked up the hill to Tattenham corner, I think it is hard to comprehend, just quite what is asked of these young colts. For not only does the course undulate to the extreme, but from Tattenham corner to just before the finish line there is a drop of just over 30m. Doable on good going, but thundering downhill at high speed on slippery wet ground is not for the fainthearted. After seven Derbies Smullen knew what had to be done and he tucked Harzand in behind Idaho and Seamie Heffernan, racing mid field. Smullen waited patiently till Harzand had conquered the steepest part of the drop before producing the colt for a run. As Harzand pulled clear, it wasn’t long before the white face of the favourite, the Aidan O’Brien trained US Army Ranger under a driving ride by Ryan Moore, loomed on his outside. Smullen asked Harzand to step up a gear and the colt responded, drawing well clear. Despite Ryan Moore’s urgings US Army Ranger could make no inroads into Harzand’s lead and HH The Aga Khan’s colt won by 1.5 lengths in a time of 2:40.09, giving Weld and Smullen their first Investec Derby

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victories. US Army Ranger finished in second with Idaho in third and Wings Of Desire and Frankie Dettori in fourth. The Irish Magician had done it again, against all odds, he finally had an Investec Epsom Derby behind his name. “I suppose not winning the Derby has been nagging away at me for a bit. It’s been a race I’ve always wanted to win. I’ve been very fortunate in Group Ones and Grade Ones all around the world and in my own country. It was the one race I needed to win though. Quite often though, you don’t have a good enough horse to run in the race, let alone win it. You have to make every opportunity count when you do though.” An equally delighted HH The Aga Khan, celebrating his fifth Derby winner, thanked his breeding operations’ staff in Ireland and France. “I’m very honoured to have them all working with me to produce these horses. We are not in the marketplace for buying horses - we breed them. It’s difficult to compare Harzand to my other Derby winners (Shergar in 1981, Shahrastani in 1986, Kahyasi in 1988 and Sinndar in 2000). I think one of the best memories I have is of Shergar coming round Tattenham Corner and, in my eyes he was cantering. I’m 80 now and I’ve owned horses since I was 20 so 60 years of ownership. I’ve had some wonderful horses.” The Investec Derby never fails to deliver and 2016 was no exception. A superb victory by a talented colt, ridden by a master tactician jockey, trained by an Irish Magician and owned by of the greatest owner breeders of all times. Pat Smullen summed it up beautifully when he said: “It’s an amazing game and it simply doesn’t get any better than this!”


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AMERICAN CLASSIC

For one brilliant afternoon, hope sparkled in the Kentucky spring sunshine that what once had seemed impossible would happen yet again.

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“It was only natural that dreams of the Triple Crown would be stirred again”

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yquist, an undefeated champion, had just rolled powerfully through the ten furlongs of the Kentucky Derby, becoming just the eighth unbeaten winner in the 142-year history of America’s most famous race. His time of 2:01.31 stands as the 13th fastest ever, as well as the most rapid in over a dozen years. So, it was only natural that dreams of the Triple Crown, which American Pharoah so gloriously proved can still be accomplished in the modern era, would be stirred again in the glow of Nyquist’s run at Churchill Downs before a near record crowd of 167,227 onlookers. Two weeks later, however, those dreams were lost in the tiring quagmire at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Trainer Doug O’Neill was among those who were stunned by the defeat of Nyquist in the Preakness, especially since the Uncle Mo colt had seemed somewhat invincible in the light of his Derby triumph.The trainer took responsibility for the directions he gave jockey Mario Gutierrez to gun for the lead in the Preakness field of 11, no matter what the other horses did. “Our strategy backfired and that’s mostly on me,” said O’Neill, who described the track as “sticky and heavy. “ “My level of confidence was so high that my instructions to Mario were to take it to them. Don’t take any chances, even if it means being in front. … It wasn’t Mario, it was me and it backfired,” he said.

In following O’Neill’s guidelines, which seemed to be straight out of the playbook utilized by Bob Baffert with American The rallying Derby runner-up Exaggerator gained a sweet revenge, Pharoah in last year’s rainy Preakness, Gutierrez found himself speeding past Nyquist in the stretch after the champion had and his mount tangling early with the speedy Uncle Lino (also engaged in an early speed duel that yielded the fastest opening by Uncle Mo), while also pressed by Awesome Speed and quarter-mile in the 141 runnings of the middle jewel of the Triple Collected. The quartet went through the first quarter in a Crown of America’s Classic races. searing :22.38 as Uncle Lino had a head front of Nyquist, with 46

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the first half in :46.56 as Nyquist gained a half-length advantage. to the letter ended his chance to become a racing immortal with a Triple Crown sweep. American Pharoah became the first in 37 This debilitating pace on a surface pounded most of the day by years—and only the 12th in history—to win all three Classics rain was a big departure from how Nyquist devastated 19 rivals when he powered through the series in 2015. in the Derby. Patiently reserved just behind the blinding speed displayed by Danzing Candy, who blazed through fractions of With Nyquist defeated, the next best outcome was the near :22.58 and :45.72 on a fast track, Nyquist spurted clear in the instant notion of a rivalry between the Derby and Preakness stretch and virtually cantered to the finish line, with much in winners, even though Nyquist had handily beaten Exaggerator all four previous times they had met prior to their Baltimore mud reserve, as Exaggerator ran gallantly on from far back early. brawl. “He’s such a special horse,” praised O’Neill, who previously had won the Derby and Preakness with I’ll Have Another, also But just as quickly as the idea was sparked, it flickered out, at least campaigned by Nyquist’s owner J. Paul Reddam, in 2012.“We see for the immediate future. Nyquist developed a fever and a high white blood cell count after the Preakness and was ruled out of it in his eyes on a daily basis.” a rematch in the Belmont Stakes on June 11, leaving Exaggerator “He will not allow any other horse past him. He’s the kind of with the chance of taking home two-thirds of American racing’s horse that always has something left for whatever comes to him most prized trophies. late,” exclaimed Gutierrez after the Derby in comments that became stingingly ironic two weeks later at Pimlico. The elegant son of Curlinhas certainly staked his claim as one of the best colts of his generation, with victories in the Santa Anita While Nyquist already has established his reputation for history, Derby and Preakness—both on muddy tracks—and his runnerthe Preakness mud and Gutierrez’s decision to obey instructions up effort in the Derby. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE

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“What I’m feeling now is awesome confirmation of a lifetime of dedicating myself to finding and getting the best out of a horse”

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But, just as much as his exploits, the story of Exaggerator revolves colorfully around his connections, the trainer-jockey brother duo of Keith and Kent Desormeaux and bold, relatively new owners, led by Matt Bryan’s Big Chief Racing and Sol Kumin. While older brother Keith Desormeaux toiled mostly in relative obscurity prior to receiving promising young horses from Bryan, Kent had carved out a Hall of Fame career while winning three Kentucky Derbies aboard Fusaichi Pegasus, Real Quiet and Big Brown. Both brothers had spent key parts of their early careers in Maryland. “What I’m feeling now is awesome confirmation of a lifetime of dedicating myself to finding and getting the best out of a horse,” said the low-key Keith Desormeaux after the Preakness. He deferred much comment or emotion about his brother, saying only that “you don’t need to show it outwardly,” when asked about brotherly love. Keith Desormeaux has endured some rocky times with his brother but has solidly supported Kent, who sought treatment for alcoholism after the Preakness following years of somewhat unpredictable behavior.

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“It was time to take a sober look at my life and take this step,” said Kent Desormeaux, who undoubtedly is one of the most talented riders to compete in American racing. He still holds the record, set in 1989, by wins in a single year with 598, and he is one of only three jockeys to win Eclipse Awards as both outstanding apprentice and outstanding overall rider. Meanwhile, the savvy investment and luck by Kumin, particularly, stand out as remarkable. The Wall Street executive, who is chief executive of Folger Hill Asset Management, got involved in racing in 2014 and one of his first purchases was the still undefeated filly sensation Lady Eli, a $160,000 yearling now on the comeback trail after a bout with laminitis. Kumin also co-owns Royal Ascot’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner Undrafted and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Wavell Avenue, and he had interests in 65 horses overall in January when he was named America’s new owner of the year for 2015.Around the same time, he decided to invest in Exaggerator, who had been purchased by Bryan as a yearling, on the recommendation of Keith Desormeaux, for $110,000.


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“The way she did it turning for home, I think nobody can beat that filly today,”

Paul Reddam

Exaggerator and Nyquist, hopefully, will battle on for supremacy in the second half of the racing season, with many others trying to establish their credentials, including Belmont contenders Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby; Brody’s Cause, first in the Blue Grass Stakes, and Lani, victor in the UAE Derby in Dubai. While the colts skirmish, America’s three-year-old fillies also are scrambling for position at the top of their division. Cathryn Sophia, a daughter of Street Boss who was a $30,000 yearling acquisition by Afleet Alex’s owner Charles Zacney for his Cash Is King stable, showed her feisty nature and her heels to 13 competitors in the Kentucky Oaks, drawing off for a 2 ¾-length score in front of a record crowd of 124,589. Winning the lilies at Churchill Downs redeemed Cathryn Sophia after she found herself having to settle for third after being passed by both winner Weep No more and Rachel’s Valentina in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. She lost both that Grade 1 race in April and her undefeated record, and trainer John Servis immediately ruled her out of the Oaks. But in a twist of fate propelled partly by the withdrawal of champion juvenile filly Songbird and partly by Cathryn Sophia’s

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ongoing strong training, Servis and Zacney reversed course—and the rest is history. “The way she did it turning for home, I think nobody can beat that filly today,” said winning jockey Javier Castellano, who has won three consecutive Eclipse Awards as America’s outstanding jockey. Servis recounted how Cathryn Sophia always displayed talent along with her Type A personality, revealing that the filly who has chased countless people out of her stall seemed to have no limitations other than those suggested by her compact size and penchant for speed. Her command of the Oaks and its 1 1/8 miles revealed she can handle longer distances against top competition and thus makes her a fierce contender for the championship of her division. “This opens up all sorts of horizons on what we can do,” said Servis.“The way things work out—this is unbelievable,” added the trainer, who now has achieved the unique feat of having saddled winners of both the Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, which he saddled Smarty Jones to win in 2004, with his first starters in each race.


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avin Doyle is well known throughout South Africa for his paintings of animals, both domesticated and wildlife; but it is most certainly his portraiture of horses for which he is most renowned. Gavin does not just paint a horse – he paints your horse and he does it with such insight and attention to detail that you, as the owner, are captivated. Those of us lucky enough to have one of Gavin’s paintings hanging in their home know that it is a daily pleasure to walk into a room and catch sight of his work. How he came by these talents is something of a mystery, since there were no family tendencies to art recorded in his ancestry. Nevertheless his story begins some seventy years ago in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. “I was raised on a sheep farm adjoining the Mountain Zebra Park in the Cradock district of the Eastern Cape. The untamed freedom while growing up evoked a passion for

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the wilderness and a commitment to the animals that lived there. I often hiked to the top of a mountain where a rock with inscriptions dating back to the Boer war told me I was camping overnight on the exact spot where British soldiers had bivouacked . There was even a draughts board etched into the flat surface of an ironstone rock. My schooling began at the local Preparatory School and then was followed by my senior years at Queens College in Queenstown. School holidays were spent sketching whatever subjects were available and willing. In fact, after leaving school some of these sketches were submitted to an Advertising Agency in Port Elizabeth, which led to my employment in their Art Department. However, having spent three years there with little opportunity of advancement, I decided to move to Johannesburg. At the time, the only work I could find in Johannesburg was with an engraving company designing labels for fruit boxes. Needless to say, that job only lasted a year! It did, however, give me the opportunity of looking round for something more challenging, which I found with Lindsay Smithers in their Creative Department.

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Whilst working for Lindsay Smithers, I found myself drawn to horse shows over weekends. I had a limited knowledge of horses, my only previous contact having been with the stock ponies that were used to herd the sheep on my parent’s farm. At one of the shows, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to David and Charlotte Stubbs, two of the most respected and knowledgeable horse personalities of the equestrian fraternity in South Africa. It was shortly after our meeting that I became their first tenant, when they offered me a cottage to rent on their property. Surrounded by horses my latent passion for them flourished. I had never been happy working in an office and shortly afterwards I resigned from Lindsay Smithers and spent the next five years working for David and Charlotte at Waterfall Kennels.

of a horse’s anatomy and to assess the physical attributes of individual horses. I was persuaded by David and Charlotte to take the exams conducted by the South African National Instructors Plan and this led to me being invited onto several judges’ panels. Happily, I was still able to spend time sketching in between riding and judging at the shows. An opportunity presented itself for me to take over the stable yard at the Inanda Club and it was here that I established the Inanda Stables and Riding School, which I ran for the next eight years. It was during this time that I received my first commission to paint a horse. Torch Sign, a rather plain chestnut gelding, had just won the South African Show Jumping Derby for the third year running and was about to be retired. Painted in 1973, the painting still hangs in the Inanda Club today.

My daily routine included riding some of their horses and I was also fortunate to have lessons from Charlotte who Further commissions followed and so I decided to concentrate was an expert on the conformation of horses. As a result, on being a full time artist. One of these commissions was I was able to gain invaluable knowledge on the finer points initiated by an old pupil of mine, Andrew Irwin, an eminent

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surgeon in the UK now, who introduced me to the owners of Politician who were looking to have a portrait of their remarkable race horse painted. Politician, trained by Syd Laird, had achieved 14 Stakes Wins, which included winning the Metropolitan Handicap twice and also the Durban July and all carrying top weight which was an extraordinary feat.

the ever-present security cameras. From time to time Horse Chestnut would come over and put his muzzle on the sketch pad for a moment and then once again return to his haynet!

I was also commissioned to paint another champion from the Oppenheimer’s Mauritzfontein Stud, in Kimberley, a magnificent filly called Cherry on the Top, who won the Triple I knew Mary Oppenheimer through riding and via David and Tiara for Jessica Slack, Mrs. Oppenheimer’s Granddaughter. Charlotte Stubbs, subsequently meeting her parents, as well, Another Triple Tiara winner I painted was Igugu for the highly at the races. Commissions for Mary and for Mrs Bridget successful trainer Mike de Kock. Oppenheimer followed. Initially these were of their dogs but subsequently I painted several of their top horses. One of the I always like to observe each horse at close quarters, picking finest was Horse Chestnut who brought his South African up their mannerisms and that certain expression which is career to a close, culminating in an unforgettable triumph, by unique to the individual. That is what I am looking for and winning the Triple Crown at Gosforth Park in 1999. I did several what I endeavour to capture. For me that is the challenge that comes with each painting, to catch that quintessential paintings of him for his owner, Mrs. Bridget Oppenheimer. expression which defines the subject. I do use photographic reference for my paintings, but prefer to get to know the subject, which is often not possible with My preferred medium is painting in oils, but often I have a horses in training. I had a fair idea of Horse Chestnut’s amazing request by the client for pastels, particularly with portraits of ability and conformation, since I had watched him winning on dogs. Horses are still my favourite subject, but as a change I several occasions but few of the top horses would permit enjoy painting wildlife and I have done several canvasses for me to study them at close quarters, With Horse Chestnut it game lodges. When opportunity knocks I am off to the bush was different. An unusually kind temperament allowed me to to rekindle my passion for the wilderness and those wide sketch this remarkable horse in his stable, under the gaze of open spaces the animals call home.”

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SIBAYA KZN YEARLING SALE AN EXCEPTIONAL CATALOGUE By Sarah Whitelaw | Photos by Liesl King

The Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale is one of the most popular and fastest growing thoroughbred auctions on the South African calendar.

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ver the past few years the KZN Yearling Sale has grown in both quality and quantity.

The sale, which takes place days before the running of South Africa’s greatest horse-race –the G1 Vodacom Durban July, has curved out a niche for itself in the

South African market, as a sale which offers buyers both quality and great value for money, with stud farms around the country keen to support the KZN Yearling Sale. Naturally, the KZN Sale has produced a number of outstanding performers, with its honour roll including Triple Crown/G1


Summer Cup winner Louis King, KZN champion Virgo’s Babe, G1 SA Derby hero Seal, subsequently exported dual G1 winner Same Jurisdiction (winner of the 2014 KZN Yearling Sale Million) and the Equus Champion, and G1 Gold Cup hero Wild One. The latter, a bargain R95 000 buy from the 2011 sale, won or placed in 14 of his 19 outings, with Wild One (South Africa’s Champion Stayer of 2014-2015) both winning and finishing second in the G1 eLan Property Group Gold Cup. Last year’s sale also produced its share of talented performers, with graduates of the 2015 KZN Yearling Sale including devastating G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Red Chesnut Road, as well as impressive debut winners Determination, Poster Girl and South Side. No doubt, a number of bright prospects will still emerge from the 2015 KZN Yearling Sale, with a number of well bred juveniles still unraced and waiting in the wings! Graduates of the 2016 Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale qualify for the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale Million, which will be run next

year on Vodacom Durban July day. This year, 306 yearlings have been catalogued for the annual two-day sale, with a number of South Africa’s top farms and sires well represented. Among the outstanding stallions represented at the 2016 Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale are Captain Al, Dynasty, Judpot, Kahal, Silvano and Trippi, to name a few, while other proven South African sires represented are Ashaawes, Black Minnaloushe (sire of former KZN Sale poster boy Louis The King), Count Dubois, Elusive Fort, Go Deputy, Horse Chestnut, Ideal World, Jay Peg, Mambo In Seattle, Miesque’s Approval, Mogok, Muhtafal, Querari, Sail From Seattle, Seventh Rock, Toreador, and former leading first crop sire Visionaire. Promising young sires, whose first crops have already produced local winners, include Bold Silvano, Curved Ball, Gimmethegreenlight, Pathfork and Philanthropist.


Exciting young stallions represented by their first local yearlings include Await The Dawn, Byword, Crusade, Eightfold Path, Irish Flame, Oratorio, Twice Over and What A Winter. There are also half or full siblings to such talented stakes winners as US G1 winner Crimson Palace, as well as to the likes of Control Freak, De Kock, East Beach, Feel My Love, Fort Vogue, House Of Wax, Link Man (a former Equus Champion), Madrisa, Opera Cloak, Shimmering Gem, Victoria Lavelle, Sunsational (dam of Juxtapose), Tempted, Waywest Goddess, Whatalady, Winter Darling, and Wishful Eye. The catalogue also includes yearlings produced by such smart, stakes winning racemares as Charming Lady (a colt by Eightfold Path), Chiquita (a filly by Oratorio), Dance To The Point (colt by Spectrum), Dancette (colt by Horse Chestnut), Dolphin Beach (filly by Eightfold Path), Fair Model (colt by Imperial Stride), First Again (filly by Irish Flame), Hard To Get (filly by Crusade), Holly Oak (filly by Curved Ball), Lady Perez (filly by Judpot), Midnight Ale (colt by Crusade), Most Precious (filly by Antonius Pius), Passive Resistance (filly by Crusade),

Purple Orchid (colt by Judpot), Really Rich (filly by Crusade), Reconcile (colt by Gimmethegreenlight), Royal Prophecy (filly by Mogok), Sammy Jo (filly by Sail From Seattle), Sugar Magnolia (filly by Mogok), Swingtime (colt by Great Britain), Tempter (filly by Great Britain), Time And Tide (colt by King’s Chapel), Treasure Teft (colt by Pathfork), Wishful Eye (colt by Toreador), Bloodstock South Africa, is delighted by this year’s catalogue, commenting, “We are delighted to be returning to Sibaya for our annual KZN Yearling Sale, and this year we are able to accommodate over 300 yearlings for this increasingly popular sale. We are pleased to advise that Steve Davis will be returning to auction at this sale as well as our two stalwarts, Graeme Hawkins and Andrew Miller. We believe that there is a horse for all level of buyers, and we look forward to welcoming all to our sale on the 30th June and 1st July.” The 2016 SIbaya KZN Yearling Sale will be held at the Sibaya Casino in Durban from June 30th and July 1st and the online catalogue can be viewed at www.tba.co.za


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A DAY OF CHAMPIONS

Text & Photos by Liesl King

Sunshine, a packed grandstand and a sea of orange. The race card on Champions Day at Turffontein may have had eleven races carded, but for most oncourse it was all about one race, actually about one horse to be precise. A bright bay with star, stripe and snip, a bright bay who had won two legs of the Triple Crown, a bright bay whose racing colours were orange and black, a bright bay gelding called Abashiri. 70

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s the gates opened on Champions Day, excited racegoers were greeted by friendly staff handing out ‘Go Abba” t-shirts and caps, while in the function rooms and even out on the Deck, the décor was distinctly orange. Abashiri’s owner, Adriaan van Vuuren left no stone unturned in his support for his star gelding, from requesting racegoers to wear orange and black, to organising buses for about 200 of his staff. Hence it came as no surprise to see the grandstand covered in a sea of orange. The first of the Graded races was the Grade 2 Gold Bowl over 3200m, where the Geoff Woodruff trained gelding Arch Rival under a driving ride by Raymond Danielson stormed home to beat Cool Chardonnay and Richard Fourie by almost a length. Next it was the turn of the Australian import Fursa as Callan Murray had the Mike de

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Kock trained filly scraping the paint off the standside rail, before skipping clear for 1 1,2 length victory. They say fortune favours the brave and Sean Tarry was certainly brave when he entered the Captain Al filly Cloth Of Cloud against the colts in the SA Nursery over 1160m. When it comes to talent, Cloth Of Cloud is on par with the best of the boys, but when it comes to temperament, it is a whole different story. For Cloth Of Cloud is quite happy to run, as long as she has horses in front of her. Once her nose is clear of her nearest rival, the opinionated filly feels that she has done quite enough thank you and violently slams on the brakes. Regular jockey S’Manga Khumalo has had to become multiskilled when riding the tricky filly. Urging her on, while she tries her best to stop as quickly as possible, requires infinite balance and the skills of an acrobat, as she bounces all over the place, while throwing her head in the air. So to attempt a


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skirmish with the best two-year-old colts was certainly brave! All went well until about the 200m mark when Khumalo could wait no longer, easing his stranglehold on the reins. It didn’t take long before Cloth of Cloud hit the front. Up came the head and on went the brakes. Khumalo kept riding despite being bounced all over the place, valiantly trying to keep Cloth Of Cloud going in a forwardly direction.Thankfully the line came in time, with Cloth Of Cloud a length clear of second placed Rivarine. After all that stress, Tarry must have been thankful for Trophy Wife’s exemplary run under Khumalo in the Grade 2 Gerald Rosenberg over 2000m, which culminated in a well deserved victory. The excitement continued as the Stanley Ferreira trained Juxtapose proved that her victory in the second leg of the Fillies Triple Tiara, the Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic, was no fluke, when comfortably accounting for the third leg, the SA

Oaks over 2450m. Juxtapose is not the biggest of fillies and regular jockey Chase Maujean sensibly kept her well clear of the scrimmaging up front and waiting till the business end of the race before asking the Judpot filly to move up and get involved. Within a matter of strides Juxtapose had powered clear and such was her turn of foot that the winning distance was two lengths despite Maujean easing down as the line approached. Carry On Alice has become the queen of sprinting and hence it came as no surprise when she delivered Tarry’s third victory of the day, when dominating the Gr.1 Computaform Sprint over 1000m. It is doubtful whether Khumalo has ever had such an easy victory on Carry On Alice. Steering the four-year-old straight down the middle of the track, he rode a hands and heels race as the speedy filly raced against herself. Khumalo was well clear with 200m to go, affording him to smile and salute to the appreciative crowd as he eased Carry On Alice down. At the line Carry On Alice was a length

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clear of a fast chasing Talktothestars and Anthony Delpech, every stride. Abashiri is a champion though and with his tank running empty, he fought on, running on heart and courage but there was never any doubt as to her winning. alone. The line came, Abashiri was still in front and the rest The Computaform done, it was time for Abashiri to try and is history. Abashiri had become only the third Triple Crown become only the third horse in South Africa’s history to win winner in South Africa. the Triple Crown. As trainer Mike Azzie walked ahead of his star into the parade ring, the crowd started chanting and Legal Eagle on the other hand, used the Gr.1 Premiers shouting his name. Up in the stands, Van Vuuren’s workers, all Champions Challenge over 2000m as a training gallop. decked out in bright orange Abba shirts, waved orange and Anton Marcus had little to do except steer as the L’Ormarins black flags. Abashiri pranced around the parade ring, the bell Queen’s Plate winner strolled to his fourth Grade 1 victory, with stable companion French Navy back in second. Thus rang, Karl Zechner was legged up and it was race time. delivering Tarry a well deserved double and his fourth Zechner sent Abashiri into the lead up the home straight victory of the day. Last but certainly not least the Lucky and for a moment it looked as if the previous two legs Houdalakis trained Joan Ranger skipped clear under the lights of the Triple Crown were taking their toll. Zechner, head to record her first graded victory in the Gr.2 Camellia Stakes. down, drove Abashiri up the standside rail, but his lead was Ten Graded races, ten champions, one Triple Crown winner shrinking as Rocketball, flying up the outside was gaining with – not bad for a day’s work!

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Tapit has indeed changed the entire landscape of American breeding, and his influence has extended as far away as to Japan

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idway through the 2016 Northern Hemisphere racing year, the nearly white form of Tapit stands firmly atop the American sire standings, poised to continue what so far has been a two-year reign that established seasonal progeny earnings records in both 2014 and 2015. The 15-year-old son of Pulpit out of the Unbridled mare Tap Your Heels has risen to a height few other horses reach, which also has elevated the profile of Gainewsay Farm, where he has stood his entire career.


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Empire Maker walking down Gainesway lane

Purchased In 1989 by the late South African coal magnate, vintner and leading Thoroughbred owner/breeder Graham Beck, the 1,500-acre Gainesway in Lexington has been reshaped by Beck’s son, Antony Beck. The lush farm, which has been declared an arboretum by the American Public Garden Association due to the Beck family’s commitment to planting a wide variety of trees, is creating new chapters of the glory days enjoyed during the boom years of the 1980s, when international sires such as Lyphard, Riverman and Blushing Groom ruled the paddocks. Beck is committed to “turning out a product in the tradition of the great Thoroughbreds at Gainesway,” as he declares on the farm’s website, and his endeavors to improve the breed and the sport in general have been recognized through his election as vice chairman of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and as a member of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Board of Trustees. Standing left to right: Emma, Andrew, William. Seated left to right: Lily, Angela, Antony, Henry.

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As the latest brochure for the Gainesway stallions notes,


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“On October 24, 2004, Grade 1 winner Tapit arrived at Gainesway” and “the rest is history.”Tapit has indeed changed the entire landscape of American breeding, and his influence has extended as far away as to Japan, where the Yoshida family has raced a number of his offspring, including Group 1 winner Testa Matta, and imported a number of his top daughters, including champion Stardom Bound and Grade 1 winner Laragh, for broodmare duty. This year, Japanese-owned Lani, a gray son of Tapit, won the $2 million UAE Derby in Dubai and is set to join Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator as one of only two colts to compete in each of the American Triple Crown races. Remarkably, Tapit sired the sale toppers at all four major American yearling auctions in 2015, and he has already given racing a Belmont Stakes winner in Tonalist, a Kentucky Oaks winner in champion Untapable, a pair of juvenile champions in Hansen and Stardom Bound, four Breeders’ Cup winners and a number of Grade 1 winners on turf. Many of his offspring, particularly in his early years at stud when he stood for

$15,000, were produced by mares with few stakes credentials. Sometime this year, the total earnings by the sons and daughters of Tapit will exceed the remarkable boundary of $100 million, just one more sign that the stallion has become something of an industry unto himself. “We really caught lightning in a bottle with Tapit,” says Gainesway Director of Sales Michael Hernon. “He can change a mare’s life—and he can change a breeder’s life.” But Gainesway’s foundations extend far beyond even the massive reach of Tapit, whose stud fee tops all others in North America at $300,000. In 2015, Beck joined with Chilean-based Don Alberto Corp. to repatriate top stallion Empire Maker—the leading son of top American Classic influence Unbridled—from Japan for residence at Gainesway. Empire Maker is standing this season for $100,000 and covering a book limited by Gainesway, as is Tapit’s, to around 130 mares.

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The sire of champion Royal Delta, Grade 1 winner Pioneerof the Nile (who sired Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his second crop), and promising first-crop sire Bodemeister, Empire Maker represents a major achievement for Gainesway. Beck and his team had to compete with a number of other high-profile farms who were bidding to acquire the now 16-year-old Juddmonte Farms-bred stallion from the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association. “I truly consider it one of my greatest accomplishments since I’ve been at Gainesway. This will mean a huge amount to the farm, to have a horse like that stand alongside Tapit. We’ve always tried to emphasize as high a level of quality as we can, and Empire Maker very definitely fits that profile,” Beck said. Gainesway also joined with the Niarchos family to stand Breeders’ Cup Mile and Pouled’Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) winner Karakontie, a son of Bernstein who will carry on the influence of grandsire Storm Cat. His 82

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introductory fee was set at $15,000 for 2016. Other stallions at the farm also have been top achievers, including Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and champion Summer Bird; champion Afleet Alex, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes; Japanese champion Hat Trick, a son of Sunday Silence who sired European juvenile champion Dabirsim in his initial crop, and young stallions Tapizar, by Tapit, and To Honor and Serve, by Bernardini, who each will have their first runners this season. “I’ve always tried to get as good of a stallion as I possibly can,” Beck has said. “If you were to ask me what my favorite aspect of the business is … I would have to say that standing stallions is what I get fairly obsessed about. “ “Great stallions have stood on this farm since the days of Peter Pan (and) Mahmoud.… The history and the legacy is very important to me.”


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Champion South African Breeders 2014-15

SIRES 2016 Jay Peg (SAF)

Captain Al (SAF) AL MUFTI - OFF TO WAR BY COMPLETE WARRIOR Twice Equus Outstanding Sire. Champion Sire SA 2015. Champion Sire of 2-y-o’s for 7 consecutive seasons (2009 - 2015). Sire of CAPTAIN OF ALL (Equus Champion Sprinter 2015). 2016 yearling average R683,878. Yearlings sold for R5,2m, R2,2m, R2,1m, R2m, R1,2m (2), etc. 2016 STUD FEE: R250,000

Captain Of All (SAF)

Equus Champion 3-y-o Male. Equus Outstanding International Performer. Timeform 126. Sire of: VICTORIOUS JAY (G2), LE CLOS (G3), ORCHESTRATED (G3), PEGGY JAY (G3, G1p), FLASH DRIVE (G3), OLYMPIC OWEN (G3), HOT AFFAIR (G3), SHE’S A DRAGON (G1p). Yearlings have sold for R1,1m, R1m, etc. 2016 STUD FEE: R10,000

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CAPTAIN AL - SERIOUS SIDE BY FARD

JET MASTER - GOLDEN APPLE BY NORTHERN GUEST

Equus Champion Sprinter 2015. Highest rated horse in South Africa at 126. Won 7 races, 2 - 4 years, (1000-1200m) from 12 starts in South Africa; R2,251,900. By CAPTAIN AL - Champion Sire SA 2015. 7 times Champion Sire of 2-y-o’s SA. Equus Outstanding Sire 2009 and 2011. Sire of 10 Gr1 winners. 2016 STUD FEE: R10,000

“Undoubtedly the best son of Jet Master to retire to stud” Winner of 8 races 1160-2450m, R4,080,125, incl Durban July G1, SA Derby G1; 2nd SA Classic G1; 3rd Champions Challenge G1, Gold Challenge G1, Queen’s Plate G1, etc. Dam by 10 x Champion Broodmare Sire SA, NORTHERN GUEST. 2016 STUD FEE: R12,000

Count Dubois (GB) ZAFONIC - MADAME DUBOIS BY LEGEND OF FRANCE Equus Outstanding Sire; A leading sire - sire of FRENCH NAVY (Equus Champion 3-y-o 2015), DOOR OF DECEPTION, MADAME DUBOIS, as well as ZAITOON (Gr1), ASYLUM SEEKER (Gr1), ZEENO (G1), etc. 2016 yearling average R210,560. Yearlings have sold for R2m, R1m, R775,000, R600,000, R500,000, etc. 2016 STUD FEE: R10,000

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Coup De Grace (USA) TAPIT - HOME COURT BY STORM CAT (USA) Won 5 races 1200-1600m (miler) incl Amsterdam S G2, $200,000, Bay Shore S G3, $300,000, Oh Say S L, $50,250; 3rd King’s Bishop S G1, $500,000. By TAPIT - Champion sire USA 2014, 2015 and current leading sire USA 2016. Dam is by multiple Champion Sire and Champion Sire of 2yo’s, STORM CAT. 2016 STUD FEE: TBA

Curved Ball (USA) FASTNET ROCK - CURVACEOUS BY ZABEEL Miler - won Dingaans G2. By FASTNET ROCK - Champion sire Australia 2011/12. Champion 3-y-o Colt and Champion Sprinter Australia 2004/05. Sire of 23 individual G1 winners. Dam by ZABEEL - 2 x Champion Australian Sire and 4 x Champion New Zealand Sire. 2016 yearling average R110,000. 2016 STUD FEE: R8,000

Seventh Rock (AUS) ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - RUBY CLIPPER BY RUBITON Sire of SEVENTH PLAIN (Equus Champion 2yo Colt 2015; won Gold Medallion G1, Golden Horseshoe G1, etc); GUINESS (Tsogo Sun Medallion G1), STONEHENGE (G3), THE STONE THROWER (G3), SEVEN GRAND, SEVENTH SYMPHONY, etc. 2016 yearling average: R206,613. 2016 STUD FEE: R25,000

Twice Over (GB) OBSERVATORY - DOUBLE CROSSED BY CAERLEON Timeform 128. Champion UK & European Racehorse. Won 12 races £2,526,584. Won Champions Stakes Gr1 (twice), Coral Eclipse Stakes Gr1, Juddmonte International Stakes Gr1. Placed in 8 Gr1 races incl 3rd Breeders Cup Classic Gr1 - 2.25 lengths behind ZENYATTA. 2016 yearling average: R261,757. 2016 STUD FEE: R50,000

Warm White Night (SAF) WESTERN WINTER - THOUSAND NIGHTS BY FOVEROS Multiple Gr1 Winning Sprinter. By multiple Champion Sire, WESTERN WINTER. Dam won 8 races - dam of 5 stakes horses including a Champion. A Leading First season Sire in 2015. Sire of: HARD DAY’S NIGHT (G2, G3p), HARLEM SHAKE (G3p), etc. Yearlings have sold for R1,1m, R800,000, R350,000, etc. 2016 STUD FEE: R10,000

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DERBY WRAP-UP The Investec Derby Festival 2016

On the first weekend in June each year, a quaint, tranquil town in Surrey is consumed by Derby fever. Thousands of people from all walks of life descend on Epsom Downs for this great sporting English tradition; the greatest flat race in the world.

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pen-top buses, gazebos, deck-chairs, picnics, live music and funfair rides conceal Epsom’s iconic hill and create an air of excitement and intrigue ahead of the twoday festival of racing.

A spectator atop one of the synonymous open-top London buses summed up the day superbly, “In what other sport do you get thousands of people coming together on a hill

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like this one? The Derby is an unbelievable spectacle which continues to capture the imagination and makes the public come back year after year.” LADIES DAY 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF INVESTEC DERBY’S FIRST WOMAN JOCKEY Ladies Day 2016 marked a very special occasion for Epsom Downs Racecourse. It was the 20th anniversary of jockey Alex Nicholls becoming the first woman to ride in the


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FACTS • The 2016 Investec Derby is the richest race ever run in Britain. The total prize money for the race is £1 545 000. • Four horses were supplemented for the race at a cost of £75 000 - Cloth Of Stars, Wings Of Desire, Humphrey Bogart and Red Verdon. Wings Of Desire was originally entered as a yearling in December 2014 and then taken out of the race in March of this year. • The last horse to be taken out of the Investec Derby, supplemented back into the race and then win was Kris Kin in 2003. • Owner Saeed Suhail, trainer Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Kieren Fallon teamed up to win the Investec Derby with Kris Kin in 2003. They joined forces again this year with Across The Stars. • Algometer is owner Kirsten Rausing’s first runner in the Investec Derby. He is bidding to become the fifth grey to win the race and the first since Airborne in 1946. • Several of this afternoon’s Investec Derby hopefuls have true ‘Epsom’ pedigrees. Ulysees is out of 2007 Investec Oaks heroine Light Shift while the dam of US Army Ranger, Moonstone, finished second in the 2008 Investec Oaks behind Look Here and won the Irish Oaks. • Melikah, the dam of Moonlight Magic, was third in the 2000 Investec Oaks behind Love Divine and is also a half-sister to two Investec Derby heroes in the shape of Galileo (2001) and Sea The Stars (2009). • Shogun is a full-brother to last year’s Investec Oaks heroine Qualify. • Workforce, winner of the 2010 Investec Derby, is the only horse to have been beaten in the Dante Stakes and then go on to win at Epsom. Deauville bids to emulate that feat this afternoon, having finished a neck behind Wings Of Desire at York. • If Wings Of Desire is successful, he will become only the fifth horse to win the Investec Derby in the post-war period having not run as a two-year-old. The others were Phil Drake (1955), Morston (1973), Commander In Chief (1993) and Ruler Of The World (2013). • The biggest-priced winning market leader in the last 50 years was Teenoso, who justified 9/2 favouritism in 1983. • The oldest trainer is this year’s Investec Derby is Jim Bolger (74). The youngest is Richard Hannon (40). • The oldest jockey in this year’s Investec Derby is Kieren Fallon (51). The youngest is Donnacha O’Brien (17).

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Investec Derby, an achievement only matched once in the past 20 years by flat jockey Hayley Turner. To celebrate the occasion, Investec and Clare Balding joined forces to host this group of inspirational women from the world of sport, from elite athletes to businesswomen. Jockeys Alex Nicholls and Hayley Turner, were joined by Olympic Gold medallists Denise Lewis and Victoria Pendleton, who famously succeeded in a career change to horseracing earlier this year competing at the Cheltenham Festival. England women footballers Eni Aluko and Leah Williamson also attended, along with Rio Olympics 100m and 200m hopeful Jodie Williams and snowboarder Jenny Jones, who made history at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, winning Great Britain’s first ever medal in a snow event, taking home a Bronze medal. The group was also joined by Ruth Holdaway, CEO of Women In Sport, named by The Independent as one of the 50 most influential women in sport, as was their host Clare Balding. The iconic Oaks race, open to three-year old fillies, was a dramatic victory for favourite Minding despite a very rough passage exiting Tattenham Corner. The filly, who is the

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daughter of 2001 Investec Derby winner Galileo, managed to regain her poise in a quality and tenacious performance. Minding’s win gave champion trainer Aidan O’Brien his sixth success in the Epsom fillies’ Classic. HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS In its eighth year of sponsorship, Investec created a truly extraordinary event and commemorated the Queen’s 90th birthday by renaming the Coronation Cup the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup and asking Her Majesty the Queen to present the Derby trophy with Investec’s Bernard Kantor to the winner of the Derby; a historic moment. A field of 16 went to post in the 237th renewal of the Investec Derby, Britain’s richest-ever race with a prize fund of £1 545 000. After a gruelling effort on Britain’s toughest racetrack this year’s Derby winner, Harzand, was an unexpected victor for punters and bookies alike having been a doubtful runner due to an injury scare in the morning. This is a first victory for trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Pat Smullen and despite slipping under most pundits’ radars, Harzand achieved Derby glory.

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The winner, a son of the 2009 Investec Derby winner Sea The Stars, became another breeding triumph for his owner, HH The Aga Khan, who has now won the world’s greatest flat race no fewer than five times, equalling the record of his grandfather. Harzand follows in the path of His Highness’ previous Derby wins; Shahrastani (1986), Kahyasi (1988), Sinndar (2000) and perhaps the most famous of all Derby winners, Shergar (1981). He commented, “Winning the Derby is the goal of every owner and it’s been the goal of every owner for centuries. It’s a great race with a great history and outstanding winners. From my point of view, it’s the ultimate thing you can do as an owner and, at this stage, I would like to thank my team for what they do in Ireland and in France which is a big achievement and which has been going on for a long time now. I’m very honoured to have them all working with me to produce these horses. We are not in the marketplace for buying horses - we breed them.” The iconic event combines glamour with high-class racing and continues to draw people back year-on-year to witness the splendid occasion.


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FIRE SONG

BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA)

FLOWERING PEACH (USA) C6

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SILVANO (GER)

JABULANI JIVE

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PEPPER DUST

BOLD SILVANO

PEPPER BELLE

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RITE OF SPRING

QUERARI (GER)

ROBINIA

C13

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SO VAIN

QUERARI (GER)

SILVER VANITY

C14

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SPRING DAY

SEUL AMOUR (NZ)

SPRING AHEAD

C17

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AMBERBELL

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ARCTIC LILY

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GINOS GEM

GITANO HERNANDO (GB)

LARUSSA

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LIBERTY PRINT

BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA)

LIBERTY STAR

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TRUE SENSE

BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA)

PERFECT SENSE

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JUDPOT (USA)

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Chateau de Chantilly, located near eastern end of racecourse

CHANTILLY’S HISTORIC ALLURE

By Bunny Hinzman / Photos Courtesy of Laura Battles

Twenty five miles north of Paris, an old Roman town with beautiful lakes and chateaus sits at the edge of a forest where famous red deer roam. Here, in this fashionable town modeled after Versailles, exists horse racing heaven: Chantilly Racecourse.

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he same excessive monarchical indulgences that laid the groundwork for the bloody French Revolution ultimately created the extraordinary beauty of the place that became the nucleus of the modern sport.

At Chantilly, horse racing hosted its first organized meeting on the very same turf where Napoleon himself had paraded his legions. This 1834 meeting was highlighted by an inaugural race for fillies named in the Neoclassical spirit after a mythical goddess, the Prix de Diane (Gr-I). Two years later, the Chantilly meeting held its first Prix du Jockey Club (Gr-I) (French Derby), which is the male equivalent of the Prix de Diane.

Naturally chic, Chantilly’s grandstand has been the venue for the most elegant races and the height of French style. This great racecourse, which once faced closure, accentuates all that is beautiful about horse racing, with its small bends and slopes and trails where the horses gallop through the forest with Chantilly’s iconic red deer. France’s most brilliant racehorses have stepped down these paths; a visitor on their own walk could easily imagine the hoof beats of Allez France galloping by as she prepared for her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory here. Chantilly’s masterpiece landmark, the Les Grandes Ecuries, contributes to the allure of this spectacular place. The stable sits at the far turn of the racecourse, running along the

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outside rail for two hundred yards. Workers began building the structure by the order of Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the Prince de Conde, in 1719. The royal prince was so convinced he would be reincarnated as a horse that he ordered this stable to be constructed as lavishly as his Chateau de Chantilly - across a lake at the eastern end of the course to assure his next existence would be as stylish as his current one. Capable of housing two hundred fifty horses, the stables are still used today. Often unseen for most of the European racing season, Chantilly comes to life in early June for those classic races: the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane. However, neither race have remained exclusively at Chantilly since their creation. Both contests were moved to Versailles during the Revolution of 1848 and were cancelled during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. In 1915, they were completely abandoned and the Prix du Jockey Club was replaced by the Prix des Trois Ans for three years. This event was first held at Moulins, then Chantilly, and finally Maisons-Laffitte in 1918. The following year, the Prix de Diane would be reinstated, but a subsequent version of the Prix du Jockey Club, entitled the Prix de Chantilly, was held at Auteuil over 2,600 meters. During World War II, the Prix de Diane was canceled only once and Prix du Jockey Club would be reestablished at Longchamp and Le Tremblay until 1949, when it returned to Chantilly. The Prix de Diane was most recently canceled in 1975 as the result of a strike by stable hands.

Only open for French runners until the 1940s, the two races remained closed off to the racing world for a century. Even when the races opened up to foreign competitors, the number of outsiders remained small since the Chantilly races coincided with other major Classics for three-year-olds. In 1970, however, Sweet Mimosa became the first foreign Prix de Diane victress; but it was not until 1982 that the first foreign competitor took the Prix du Jockey Club when the David O’Brien trained Assert boldly carried the famous silks of Robert Sangster to victory at Chantilly. The Prix du Jockey Club, often referred to as the French Derby, is a one mile, 2 ½ furlong contest inspired by the Epsom Derby. Inaugurated in 1836, the race was named to honor the English Jockey Club located in Newmarket. The race was originally contested at 2,500 meters, but was lowered by 100 yards in 1843, then to its current distance in 2005. With a current purse of €1,500,000, its onehundred-and-forty year history has produced a strong roster of winners, highlighted by nine Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victors – the first was Ksar in 1921 and the most recent was Dalakhani in 2003. Other triumphant Prix du Jockey Club winners include the Aga Khan Studs’ Darshaan (1984), Montjeu, bearing the illustrious Coolmore silks, in 1999, and Godolphin’s Shamardal. The celebrated rider Yves Saint-Martin remains the Prix du Jockey Club’s winningest jockey with nine victories, while Tom Jennings, Sr. holds the record for the most wins by a trainer with ten triumphs, and the leading owner is legendary

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Forest training grounds at Chantilly

French breeder, Marcel Boussac with a dozen winners. Also contested over 1 mile, 2 ½ furlongs, the Prix de Diane attracts the highest quality of French mares to Chantilly. The race has been won by two English Oaks victresses: Fille de l’Air (1864) and Pawneese (1976). Six fillies that would go on to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, most recently, the supermare Treve in 2013. Other significant winners include Allez France in 1973, followed the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Highclere, and Zarkava (2008). The Prix de Diane jockey title is shared by four riders with five wins: Spreoty, Charles Pratt, Yves Saint-Martin, and Gerald Mosse. Henry Jennings conditioned nine victresses from 1843 through 1875, making him the winningest trainer. Famous for his legendary female families, His Highness Aga Khan IV has owned seven Prix de Diane winners: Shemaka (1993), Vereva (1997), and followed by Zainta and Daryaba who won the two proceeding installations. In 2008, Zarkava carried the green and pink silks of the Aga Khan Studs, followed by Sarafina (2010), and Valyra (2012).

nearby Chantilly, remains the only of these Thoroughbred visionaries to continually furnish the breed with flourishing, living bloodstock. Currently, major figures in the sport contribute to racing’s future by buying, selling, and breeding. However, Aga Khan Studs is unique in that it is the only operation rooted in the establishment of the breed through their own foundation lines. The Aga Khan colorbearers allows one to read the living legacy of the famed stud. They are all originals – they do not just carry the Aga Khan silks; their very existence embodies the institution and its history. They are Thoroughbred antiquities, but also the Thoroughbred’s future.

His Highness Aga Khan IV was also significant in preventing the closure of Chantilly racecourse in the mid-1990’s. Having lived and stabled his horses in nearby Aiglemont, he donated €40 million to restore the largest privately owned estate in France, which included the racing venue as well as the beautiful chateaux, forests, and gardens, which had been designed by Andre le Notre, creator the gardens of Versailles and Tuileries in Paris. The entire town had gradually decayed since the The Aga Khan and Chantilly 1887 death of its last private owner, the Duc d’Aumale Henri The Aga Khan, the 17th Earl of the Derby, Federico Tesio, d’Orleans, who was the last French king Louis Phillipe’s final Marcel Bousacc – These figures have made instrumental son. Including the second largest collection of classical art in contributions to the evolution of the Thoroughbred, their France, he had left the estate under strict conditions to the names inseparably interwoven into the ancient branches Institut de France. The Aga Khan thus became a significant of Thoroughbred pedigree. Their enduring influences will force in the twenty year restoration process at Chantilly and forever be at work, impacting and enhancing the breed. our continued appreciation for its beauty and significance in However, Aga Khan Studs, operating in part out of Aiglemont the history of horse racing.

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GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) More Than Ready - Yes She Can Cancan (Canny Lad)

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A JOURNALIST Text & Photos by Liesl King

IN DUBAI

One Man Band wins Godolphin Mile

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ournalists and racehorse trainers generally don’t mix. And that’s not surprising at all. When you are trying to get a half ton animal with a mind of its own and a propensity for injuring itself, fit and sound enough to win a race, the last thing you need are inquisitive journalists asking endless questions. Yes I have to admit we are rather like annoying gnats. Fortunately for us, most trainers will put up with the questions, if only to be left in peace and quiet to get on with the real job at hand, getting that champion to win the next race. Yet for every rule there has to be an exception and in this case the exception is that rare trainer that actually likes the media. Who enjoys showing you his horses and loves to talk about what they have done and their future plans, usually over endless cups of coffee. But when it comes to the Dubai World Cup, all bets are off. The richest raceday in the world with the richest race, brings out tension, stress and anxiety in even the most laidback of trainers and understandably so. On the last Saturday in March, at the extraordinary Meydan racetrack, there is a lot at stake and everything that happens, happens in front of a 500 strong media contingent. It is rare to see a trainer at morning trackwork at Meydan and when they briefly appear to watch a workout or chat to the owners, talking to the media is not high on their list of must do’s. Even the most obliging of them, will only offer a word or two, the enormity of the undertaking clearly taking its toll. Here the slightest mishap can result in a huge loss of potential earnings. Some trainers eschew the main track, preferring to train away from the media glare at the training track, while others, such as Godolphin firmly remain at their home base, only to be seen come race night. Hence when American trainer Doug Watson had the favourite for the UAE Derby, the unbeaten filly Polar River (USA), he was the man everybody wanted to interview and Polar River was the horse everybody wanted to photograph. There was just one small problem. Watson, who has been in the UAE for close on 23 years, trains from the Red Stables, far away from Meydan. I had given up all hope of ever seeing this amazing filly who had swept all before her during the Carnival, winning her first three starts by a staggering 31.25 lengths!

Polar River runs second in UAE Derby

Then at the post-position draw, I ran into Watson by accident - literally! And being a journalist I took my chance. Was he going to bring Polar River for a warmup canter on the main track? “No”, came the answer and then to my utmost surprise it was followed by, “but you are most welcome to come watch her workout tomorrow morning, we pull out at five”, delivered with a broad smile. Once Doug Watson watching Meadow Creek

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I had picked myself up off the floor and managed to get directions down on the nearest scrap of paper, I realised that 5am was going to be way too dark for any pictures, unless the track was floodlit. On arrival at the Red Stables’ training track the next morning, the only light to be seen was the full moon. I admitted defeat and left my camera in the boot, armed only with my recorder, I waited for Watson to arrive. How any human being can be so cheerful at that time of the morning is beyond me, but I have to say that I have never been welcomed so warmly at any training track, anywhere in the world at that hour! “Where’s your camera”, he asks once the greetings are over, “its going to be light soon”. Not believing that for an instant, I dutifully trudged back to my car for said camera. And One Man Band wins Godolphin Mile INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE

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amazingly he was right, with minutes to spare, streaks of light appeared over the horizon and in the desert I quickly learned, sunrise is not a slow affair. Expecting to see just Polar River work, with Watson answering a few questions before sending me on my way, I could hardly believe my eyes, when all seven of his Dubai World Cup Day contenders were brought out one by one for me to photograph. “Oh we will work the rest later. This way you will get to see all my top horses” Watson explained. And to top it all there was no need to ask questions, as Watson kept up a running commentary. Detailing who each horse was, what he had done so far, which race he was running in and what sort of a run he was expecting. I was in journalist heaven.

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Polar river in the moonlight

Once each horse had completed its work, Watson made sure the riders posed for me on the track. “Is that good? Have you got what you needed?” Was this man for real? I am so used to grabbing shots on the go. Posing horses? What’s that? The stars were being brought out in pairs and some such as Polar River, came alone, giving me plenty of time to find out just what brought Watson to this desert country and more importantly, why had he stayed. A young Watson arrived in Dubai in 1993 to work as headman for Satish Seemar. His first World Cup was spent in the vet’s room on a chair, as horse ambulance driver. ‘They just wanted somebody who knew where to go if something went wrong and it was a free place from which to watch the race”, he quips. Adding that watching Cigar storm to victory that day is still his greatest World Cup memory. Next Watson spent ten years as assistant to fellow USA trainer Kieran McLaughlin at the Red Stables, owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. Upon McLaughlin’s return to the States, Watson took over the reins.Twelve years later he is still here. Still hands on, checking the legs of each horse as they come out on to the track and sending them on their way with a pat. On their return, he discusses each workout with the rider, before a final pat sends them back to the barn. And this attention to detail certainly paid off come Dubai World Cup night with a memorable trifecta in the G2 Godolphin Mile. One Man Band (IRE) storming to a dominant 4.75 length victory under Sam Hitchcott, while Faulkner (GB) under Dane O’Neill just got his nose in front of Cool Cowboy (USA) and Patrick Dobbs. I have to admit, I shouted them home. Polar River, with Dobbs in the saddle, ran a gallant race against the colts and just found one better, finishing second to Lani (USA) and Yutaka Take. Watson ended the 2015/2016 season as Champion trainer, but he is so much more than that. He is genuine, warm, likeable and funny. A true horseman, who lives for his horses and is liked by all his staff and even the media. So do yourself a favour when you are next in Dubai and go and visit the Red Stables. It is bound to be an experience you will never forget 100 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE

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EADY TO RUN SALE

Photo credit J Nelson - Lot81

By Mark van Deventer

CTS 2016 REVIEW Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) remain at the forefront of the racing and breeding industry in South Africa. Their expanding platform of auctions continue to showcase yearlings with attractive pedigrees from amongst the top stud farms, whilst recent notable performance by CTS graduates in important Graded races keeps the dream alive for passionate buyers.

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he high-quality Cape Premier Yearling Sale staged in January set the tone. South African records for the highest price attained by a colt and filly sold on auction were achieved at a robust sale which yielded a final average of R600,221 with the median mark set at R375,000. Confirmation that breeders and buyers have quickly embraced the idea of a start-of-the-year auction in Cape Town was evident from a healthy aggregate of R135,650,000. Lot 37, Silver Coin, an eye-catching colt by former champion sire Silvano and a half brother to Grade 1 performer Halve the Deficit was knocked down for a whopping R6 million to Mayfair Speculators, after a bidding duel with Lady Christine Laidlaw. This was a record amount for a colt sold through an auction ring in SA.


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Photo credit Hamish Niven - Avontuur Estate

Yet more remarkable action unfolded when Lot 81, Best Kept Secret entered the arena. The Captain Al filly by top class racemare, Secret of Victoria is from an exceptional female line featuring Equus champion All Is Secret and highly impressive juvenile,The Secret Is Out. Consigned by Klawervlei Stud, as agent on behalf of committed racing man, Garth Miller, she was eventually sold to Tina Rau Bloodstock/MV Mangier for R5,25 million – the highest sum ever paid for a filly at a thoroughbred auction in South Africa. Secret Of Victoria is a wonderful broodmare. She has another foal at foot, and recently tested in foal, so fortunate pharmacist Miller, is hopeful of repeating a winning prescription. Based on aggregate, ruling champion breeders Klawervlei Stud (49 lots), Highlands Farm (36 lots), Drakenstein Stud (9 lots), Maine Chance Farms (22 lots) and Avontuur (9 lots) were the top vendors at CPYS. Drakenstein Stud were thrilled at their average return – an exceptional R1.9 million per yearling. Former jockey, now a trainer in Durban, Garth Puller chatted thoughtfully about CPYS 2016, “Obviously if the powerful buyers are all going for the same horses then big prices will be reached, but I still look at all horses, even those that may seem out of range, as there are lucky surprises to be found in the lower-middle market.”

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Those words proved prophetic when a day later, a horse trained by his brother Glen, Illuminator, an opportunistic 180K purchase at a CTS auction in March 2014, scored a momentous win in the inaugural CTS Million Dollar over 1400m on the turf at Kenilworth, Africa’s richest thoroughbred race. This landed his lucky connections an R8 million bonanza - a brilliant return on investment. Illuminator was ridden by struggling apprentice Heavelon Van der Hoven to narrowly deny star Cape Summer season filly Silver Mountain. In a feel-good twist, Van der Hoven benefitted enormously by seizing the opportunity, both in terms of career advancement and money in the bank. Normally, a big chunk of apprentice stakes commissions would accrue to the Jockey Academy, but subsequent negotiations ensured that he kept the bulk of his riding earnings from the CTS Million Dollar triumph. South Africa’s finest stallions with proud records found their way to the top of the charts at CPYS 2016. Silvano averaged R1.1 million for his 22 desirable lots, Dynasty’s average was R1.3 million from 14 sought-after entries, with Captain Al’s 22 yearlings selling for an average of R901,000. Trippi is now well-entrenched in this country, so loyal supporters ensured he grossed R8 million from only nine youngsters.


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Globe-trotting sire, Oratorio made a pleasing SA debut with his 25 yearlings realising just under R11 million. This complemented stalwart Avontuur resident,Var who is enjoying a resurgence with stand-out juvenile performers in early 2016. Former Champion SA sprinter What a Winter and Byword, who enjoyed a notable career in France/UK, are new sires with potential and they too attracted rapt attention at the slick CTS showpiece. Next on the calendar was the CTS March Yearling Sale where there was a horse available to suit a wide cross-section of buyers. The auction proceeded smoothly at Durbanville racecourse - an aggregate of R21,395,000 was attained at an average of R107,513.

When the final figures were toted up, Rainbow Beach Trading topped the buyers list. Mike Bass, Mayfair Speculators,Wehan Smith of Kuda Insurance, Michael Azzie and Form Bloodstock were other active bidders at the top end of the market. Experienced racing man Craig Carey observed, “This was a fair sale based on the draft represented in the catalogue.” Breeder Dr Ian Heyns echoed that view, after benefitting early on when selling a daughter of commercially attractive sire Querari, “Prices depend on the stallions – this has been a roller coaster, but it has turned out fine.”

CTS run an alluring incentive program with all of these yearlings purchased qualifying for the next Million Dollar Races (over 1200m and 1600m) to be held in CapeTown during January 2018 on the Investec Day Of Dreams. Each race beckons alluringly with a stake of USD 500,000.

Then, in mid April, action shifted up to the Highveld, where a most lively 2016 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale stretched into a pulsating Friday evening at the luxurious Johannesburg hotel and casino complex. CTS go to great lengths to make their gatherings entertaining, with the innovative poker tournament generating a buzz in the build up.

Breeders and racing owners comprise a resilient fraternity. Vendors were reconciled to some tough trading at the March Yearling Sale, but still came out satisfied, according to Mike Sharkey of Highlands Farm Stud, “This turned out better than we thought – the good horses are still going for good prices.”

The post- sale stats showed that of 199 lots offered, 167 were sold, realizing an aggregate of R63,085,000. That translates into an average of R377,754 at a median price of R225,000. Vendors left feeling well-remunerated for their efforts, and buyers were clearly taken in by a deep catalogue that featured

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a tempting selection of South Africa’s best bloodlines. “Fantastic” was the concise summary of bubbly Avontuur GM, Pippa Mickleburgh. The beautiful farm located in the Cape Winelands despatched their first ever draft to this sale, and garnered a return of R9,825,000 from five yearlings at an outstanding average of R1,965,000. In the period under review, CTS graduates continued to excel with stellar performances around the country. In the Grade 1 SA Nursery, Cloth Of Cloud, trained by Sean Tarry and ridden by S’Manga Khumalo, ran past another CTS graduate, Rivarine. Also on Champions Day at Turffontein, Carry On Alice’s sidled to an eyepopping victory for the same red-hot connections in the Grade 1 World Sports Betting Computaform Sprint.A R475,000 purchase at CPYS in 2013, the daughter of Captain Al boosted earnings to over R3 million in scoring her 8th victory from 22 career outings. Ready To Run 2013 graduate, French Navy came out of the Grade 1 Premier’s Champion Challenge over 2000m with honour intact after finishing second at level weights behind Legal Eagle. French Navy’s stakes haul of over R4 million in earnings have yielded a handsome return on a bargain R100,00 price tag. The son of Count Dubois sports an official merit rating of 115, which places him in the elite class of SA equines.

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Broodmares provide the foundation for such racetrack excellence, so breeders are constantly searching all over the world to perpetuate successful families. The Select Fillies and Mare Sale, staged at Highlands Farm Stud on the 10th June, catered for just that niche market with 15% of the lots Black Type winners. It provided breeders with the forum to either acquire promising new bloodlines or bring to market potently bred mares. The imported batch from Ireland, together with other quality European bred fillies and mares offered at this particular sale are bound to enhance the SA Stud Book for future generations. Champion breeders Klawervlei also hosted a farm sale as part of the weekend festivities for the racing and breeding fraternity. June may well be mid-winter, but all participants were treated to a warm BAR Valley welcome and a long-weekend of fun, loaded with great buying opportunities. Peeking into the future, CTS host the August Two-Year-Old Sale in Cape Town on Saturday the 6th followed by the popular Johannesburg Ready to Run Sale on the 16th October.The CTS Ready To Run Sale presented by Lanzerac Hotel and Spa may seem far away, but the 18th November will be upon us before we realise, given the unrelenting pace at which things move on a busy racing calendar.


CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale Cape Town Saturday • 6 August 2016 • Durbanville Racecourse

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GALILEO SON

FLYING THE FLAG AT BUSH HILL STUD

Text & Photos by Candiese Marnewick

Bush Hill Stud have welcomed a son of the mighty Galileo to their stallion ranks ahead of the 2016 breeding season. Bush Hill currently stand several sons of some of the worlds top stallions and the big good looking chestnut horse, Flying The Flag, makes an exciting addition indeed.

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he first impression given by the impressive Flying The Flag is his correctness, size, substance and quality. Standing well over the ground and at 16.2 hands, his head and facial markings emulate that of his famous sire whilst bearing the handsome qualities of chestnut 6-time Champion sire Pivotal, sire of 126 stakes winners.

Her trainer Aiden O’ Brien stated that her win the Sun Chariot by half a length was impressive after the filly had “had a long old season,” whilst one of her jockey’s, Johnny Murtagh, described the flying grey filly as “very brave and very tough.” Halfway To Heaven also provided her leading owner Sue Magnier with one of her six wins in the exclusive race of the Irish 1000 Guineas.

Pivotal is not only a multiple champion stallion but an outstanding broodmare sire, the only one in the top ten European damsires to produce an impressive number of Stakes Winners as a sire and broodmare sire whilst still actively at stud – a feat only reproduced by Northern Guest while at stud in South Africa. Amongst Pivotal’s champion progeny is Dubai Cup winner African Story, Golden Apples and top French two year Old, Siyouni.

Halfway To Heaven is out of the brilliantly fast Cassandra Go, winner of the Gr2 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Gr2 Temple Stakes and as well as the Gr3 King George, and placing second in the Gr1 July Cup. Cassandra Go is a six-time winning half-sister to sire Verglas, and has produced six winners to date – four of them Bold Black Type.

Flying The Flag is a first foal out of the grey triple Group 1 winning mare, Halfway To Heaven, who established herself as one of Europe’s leading fillies in her three year old year.

Cassandra Go is by Indian Ridge out of a Secreto mare named Rahaam, a female line thick in Bold Black Type with the likes of sire Grey Eminence, Champion French sprinter Do The Honours, top German sprinter Best Regards and Future Generation.

A Goff’s €450,000 yearling and a Stakes Winner at two, amongst Halfway To Heaven’s most impressive wins was her Irish 1000 Guineas victory, and she also took home the Gr1 Nassau Stakes and the Gr1 Sun Chariot.

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Igugu’s name aptly translates to “Jewel”from Zulu, and amongst her Gr1 wins is Africa’s most exclusive and richest race, the Vodacom Durban July. Igugu also beat the boys at Kenilworth in the Gr1 J&B Met and added further Group 1’s to her accolades in the SA Oaks and Woolavington 2000. Seven of her nine victories were Graded Stakes wins. Universally acknowledged as the best stallion on the planet, Galileo had stamped his name into the history books before his great son Frankel arrived, who went on to emphasise and justify what a great stallion the son of Sadler’s Wells really is. Galileo has produced over 52 Gr1 winners and more then 211 Stakes Winners. As a sire-of-sires, Galileo’s potency is being seen through his sons’ Teofilo, New Approach and Rip Van Winkle, whilst Frankel’s first runner won impressively on debut. Rip Van Winkle is out of a Stravinsky mare. It is interesting to note that Stravinsky, who is a sire of nine Gr1 winners and more than 50 Stakes Winners, is also included in Flying The Flag’s female line. The cross of Galileo onto Pivotal mares has already proved successful and most recently produced Australian Gr1 winner The United States (IRE), winner of the Gr1 Ranvet Stakes on turf over 2000m.The United States has further won two other Group races and placed second in the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. This cross has seen continued success with the likes of dual Gr2 winner Gospel Choir, Silver Galaxy, and Tamarind Cove. Flying The Flag is owned in a partnership that includes Coolmore Stud, Mauritzfontein and Wilgebosdrift Stud, and impressed after a juvenile win on debut over 1400m in Ireland - proving his precociousness and ability for speed. Racing sound until the age 110 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE

of six, Flying The Flag went on to win three times including the Gr3 International Stakes at the Curragh. He also placed second in the Gr2 Futurity Stakes in Ireland, a race that has seen the likes of Giant’s Causeway etched into its history. Flying The Flag was transferred to South African trainer Mike De Kock of Horse Chestnut, The Apache and Mubtaahij fame, and the Galileo colt went on to place in the Gr1 Jebel Hatta and win in Dubai. He finished third in the Gr3 London News Stakes at Turffontein as a six year old. Warwick Render of Bush Hill Stud comments on their exciting new addition to their farm: “He was a top class racehorse and its a stallions pedigree, he is an international Stakes Winner and Gr1 placed. His second start after winning his debut was a Gr2 at the Curragh and he ran second. In his first three starts as a three year old, in a space of three weeks, included the Gr1 French 2000 Guineas, the Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas and a week later, the Epsom Derby. That gives us a good indication of how highly thought of Flying The Flag was, and his credentials. After a six month rest he preformed admirably in Dubai by winning his first start, and placing in the Gr1 Jebel Hatta. This horse comes from a pure speed family. His pedigree is incredibly compatible with mares in KZN and South Africa. He is a very good looking horse, with size, substance and scope. The KZN Breeders have shown their recognition of what a great asset to our province and breeding in South Africa he is by quickly purchasing available shares in the syndicate.” Flying The Flag will stand for a fee of R20 000 in his first season at stud. Galileo’s influence in South Africa is relatively young and we look forward to its undoubted growth for generations to come.


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SOUTH AFRICAN BREEDING STATS BREEDING STATISTICS CURRENT SEASON UP TO 2016-05-29 BREEDERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Name Klawervlei Stud Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd Lammerskraal Stud Highlands Farms Stud (Pty) Ltd Wilgerbosdrift Mauritzfontein Stud Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm Scott Bros Varsfontein Stud Ascot Stud (Pty) Ltd The Alchemy

rnrs 387 347 188 81 165 116 99 93 53 159 96 82 95

rns 2045 2176 1069 498 921 723 590 486 237 995 569 461 582

AEPR 41602 46283 56940 128237 62448 76275 81335 81465 140595 46462 76239 64805 46740

wns 181 180 117 85 102 85 66 76 42 63 64 57 51

wnrs 136 123 82 44 65 59 47 47 27 46 44 39 39

Wnrs/rnrs 35,10% 35,40% 43,60% 54,30% 39,40% 50,90% 47,50% 50,50% 50,90% 28,90% 45,80% 47,60% 41,10%

BT Wnrs/rnrs 1,00% 0,90% 2,10% 8,60% 4,80% 3,40% 5,10% 3,20% 5,70% 1,30% 3,10% 2,40% 1,10%

plcs 950 948 561 288 428 386 314 286 147 437 302 238 297

stks R 16 100 062,00 R 16 060 088,00 R 10 704 662,00 R 10 387 200,00 R 10 303 875,00 R 8 847 850,00 R 8 052 125,00 R 7 576 200,00 R 7 451 525,00 R 7 387 388,00 R 7 318 988,00 R 5 314 025,00 R 4 440 288,00

rnrs 176 183 213 146 175 130 115 162 71 105 79 117 45 92 113

rns 963 922 1140 890 1174 745 673 783 470 656 448 754 290 543 657

AEPR 85138 81284 67409 77893 54163 69158 70878 48353 105278 69771 85912 55378 142403 64055 49476

wns 157 148 154 109 121 107 80 97 47 66 57 78 43 58 63

wnrs 93 97 99 71 81 65 54 69 30 47 39 51 21 36 43

Wnrs/rnrs 52,80% 53,00% 46,50% 48,60% 46,30% 50,00% 47,00% 42,60% 42,30% 44,80% 49,40% 43,60% 46,70% 39,10% 38,10%

BT Wnrs/rnrs 8,50% 6,00% 3,80% 6,80% 1,10% 2,30% 3,50% 1,90% 2,80% 2,90% 3,80% 1,70% 8,90% 3,30% 1,80%

plcs 558 516 606 476 510 420 338 396 198 339 241 386 157 262 294

stks R 14 984 262,00 R 14 874 900,00 R 14 358 125,00 R 11 372 350,00 R 9 478 562,00 R 8 990 600,00 R 8 150 988,00 R 7 833 162,00 R 7 474 738,00 R 7 325 962,00 R 6 787 062,00 R 6 479 188,00 R 6 408 150,00 R 5 893 038,00 R 5 590 812,00

rnrs 26 36 18 29 17 22 16 22 8 14 12 11 14 8 2

rns 49 81 41 91 39 56 28 65 44 39 27 24 33 28 7

AEPR 76014 41376 42129 24192 38657 25472 34078 24615 60441 32961 33635 34977 25532 43775 174000

wns 16 19 6 6 9 8 7 6 6 6 5 6 5 2 2

wnrs 9 17 6 6 5 6 6 5 4 5 5 4 5 2 1

Wnrs/rnrs 34,60% 47,20% 33,30% 20,70% 29,40% 27,30% 37,50% 22,70% 50,00% 35,70% 41,70% 36,40% 35,70% 25,00% 50,00%

BT Wnrs/rnrs 15,40% 2,80% 5,60% 0,00% 5,90% 0,00% 6,30% 0,00% 0,00% 7,10% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 50,00%

plcs 42 53 35 64 30 32 19 32 21 19 20 13 21 22 5

stks R 1 976 375,00 R 1 489 550,00 R 758 325,00 R 701 575,00 R 657 175,00 R 560 388,00 R 545 250,00 R 541 525,00 R 483 525,00 R 461 450,00 R 403 625,00 R 384 750,00 R 357 450,00 R 350 200,00 R 348 000,00

rnrs 86 73 77 22 47 43 54 47 65 63 59 54 43 30 49

rns 428 446 434 138 282 250 383 298 342 407 361 322 276 171 281

AEPR 81910 83928 70178 217213 98363 98528 77935 81773 57942 55305 48577 52565 65262 86101 50492

wns 74 80 71 21 43 50 53 53 52 41 31 27 37 21 30

wnrs 45 47 50 10 30 30 30 33 35 28 25 19 26 14 22

Wnrs/rnrs 52,30% 64,40% 64,90% 45,50% 63,80% 69,80% 55,60% 70,20% 53,80% 44,40% 42,40% 35,20% 60,50% 46,70% 44,90%

BT Wnrs/rnrs 4,70% 6,80% 2,60% 4,50% 2,10% 7,00% 3,70% 0,00% 0,00% 1,60% 1,70% 1,90% 2,30% 3,30% 0,00%

plcs 250 263 242 78 152 140 208 177 191 178 156 170 149 89 151

stks R 7 044 250,00 R 6 126 712,00 R 5 403 675,00 R 4 778 675,00 R 4 623 062,00 R 4 236 700,00 R 4 208 500,00 R 3 843 325,00 R 3 766 225,00 R 3 484 225,00 R 2 866 025,00 R 2 838 500,00 R 2 806 262,00 R 2 583 025,00 R 2 474 112,00

SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name CAPTAIN AL b.s 19y 1996 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 19y 1997 SILVANO (GER) br.s 20y 1996 DYNASTY b.s 16y 1999 KAHAL (GB) b.s 22y 1994 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 JUDPOT (USA) ch.s 11y 2005 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 17y 1999 GREYS INN (USA) dkb. or br.s 15y 2000 JET MASTER b.s 21y 1994 IDEAL WORLD (USA) b.s 11y 2005 JAY PEG b.h 12y 2003 GO DEPUTY (USA) ch.s 16y 2000 TIGER RIDGE (USA) dkb. or br.s 20y 1996 TOREADOR (IRE) b.s 17y 1999

SIRES OF 2 YEAR OLDS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name CAPTAIN AL b.s 19y 1996 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 17y 1999 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 19y 1997 REBEL KING ch.s 12y 2003 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 ARGONAUT ch.s 11y 2004 SILVANO (GER) br.s 20y 1996 SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) dkb. or br.s 12y 2003 MIESQUE’S APPROVAL (USA) b.s 17y 1999 PATHFORK (USA) b.s 8y 2008 QUERARI (GER) dk.b.s 10y 2006 TOREADOR (IRE) b.s 17y 1999 KAHAL (GB) b.s 22y 1994 JUST AS WELL (USA) dkb. or br.s 13y 2003 HARD SPUN (USA) s 11y 2004

SIRES OF 3 YEAR OLDS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name SILVANO (GER) br.s 20y 1996 CAPTAIN AL b.s 19y 1996 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 19y 1997 GO DEPUTY (USA) ch.s 16y 2000 JUDPOT (USA) ch.s 11y 2005 DYNASTY b.s 16y 1999 JAY PEG b.h 12y 2003 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 17y 1999 KAHAL (GB) b.s 22y 1994 TOREADOR (IRE) b.s 17y 1999 VISIONAIRE (USA) ch.s 11y 2005 IDEAL WORLD (USA) b.s 11y 2005 TIGER RIDGE (USA) dkb. or br.s 20y 1996 MOGOK (USA) b.s 16y 2000

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SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa’s Leading Breeder LEADING SA BREEDER BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER 2015/16 (NHRA to 29 May 2016 - 53 or more runners)

BREEDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

AVONTUUR ESTATE LAMMERSKRAAL STUD DRAKENSTEIN STUD MAURITZFONTEIN STUD WILGERBOSDRIFT VARSFONTEIN STUD CHEVELEY STUD ASCOT STUD HIGHLANDS STUD MAINE CHANCE FARMS

RUNNERS

EARNINGS

AEPR

53 81 93 99 116 96 76 82 165 188

R7,651,525 R10,395,200 R7,578,200 R8,052,125 R9,147,850 R7,343,988 R5,034,788 R5,410,900 R10,355,875 R10,720,662

R144,368 R128,336 R81,486 R81,335 R78,861 R76,500 R66,247 R65,987 R62,763 R57,025

HOME OF LEADING SIRES ORATORIO & VAR AVONTUUR ESTATE • General Manager: Pippa Mickleburgh Tel: (021) 855 1442 • Mobile: 083 658 4404 • Email: stud@avontuurestate.co.za • Web: www.avontuurestate.co.za Avontuur Estate

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NORTHERN AMERICAN LEADING SIRES BREEDING STATISTICS  CURRENT SEASON UP TO 2016-05-29 LEADING SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Stallion Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Uncle Mo, Indian Charlie, 2008 Lucky Pulpit, Pulpit, 2001 Candy Ride (ARG), Ride the Rails, 1999 Curlin, Smart Strike, 2004 Bernardini, A.P. Indy, 2003 Giant’s Causeway, Storm Cat, 1997 Malibu Moon, A.P. Indy, 1997 Congrats, A.P. Indy, 2000 Medaglia d’Oro, El Prado, 1999 City Zip, Carson City, 1998 Flatter, A.P. Indy, 1999

‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm $300,000/Gainesway, Kentucky $75,000/Ashford Stud, Kentucky $7,500/Harris Farms, California $60,000/Lane’s End, Kentucky $100,000/Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Kentucky $100,000/Darley, Kentucky $85,000/Ashford Stud, Kentucky $95,000/Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky $20,000/WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky $150,000/Darley, Kentucky $40,000/Lane’s End, Kentucky $30,000/Claiborne Farm, Kentucky

Rnrs 207 95 113 203 147 164 212 212 214 151 193 174

Wnrs 73 42 31 84 64 52 69 73 86 48 72 67

‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm $300,000/Gainesway, Kentucky Died 2015/Ashford Stud, Kentucky Died 2016/Three Chimneys Farm, Kentucky $15,000/Airdrie Stud, Kentucky $5,000/Lovacres Ranch, California $20,000/Darby Dan Farm, Kentucky $30,000/Ashford Stud, Kentucky $40,000/Lane’s End, Kentucky $7,500/Sequel Stallions New York, New York N/A/Florida $25,000/Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Kentucky $2,500/Doubletree Farm, New Mexico

Current 2YOs 119 105 86 86 21 119 52 95 48 12 111 8

Wnrs/rnrs 35,27% 44,21% 27,43% 41,38% 43,54% 31,71% 32,55% 34,43% 40,19% 31,79% 37,31% 38,51%

Rpt. Wnrs 14 10 4 21 18 16 11 16 16 7 24 20

Chief Earner (Earnings) Lani ($1,253,066) Nyquist ($3,505,600) California Chrome ($6,210,000) Gun Runner ($1,040,000) Exaggerator ($1,988,000) Lewis Bay ($310,600) Brody’s Cause ($600,000) Stanford ($819,400) Polar River ($745,000) Mshawish ($593,700) Collected ($382,500) Taris ($398,560)

‘16 Earnings $7,925,912 $7,154,384 $6,941,679 $4,956,378 $4,719,857 $3,941,221 $3,910,536 $3,859,711 $3,854,836 $3,581,552 $3,536,187 $3,441,549

Chief Earner (Earnings) Silvertoni ($91,580) Caravaggio ($49,456) Epping Forest ($45,000) Theonewewaitedfor ($43,680) Dutt Bart ($35,100) Oxblood ($25,749) Tale of Two ($50,000) Spellker ($35,000) Silver Mission ($50,000) Big City Dreamin ($24,600) Runaway Lute ($36,000) Ignored ($64,756)

‘16 Earnings $132,380 $120,608 $92,612 $88,378 $84,915 $77,194 $75,891 $75,760 $74,540 $69,930 $66,000 $65,204

SIRES OF 2 YEAR OLD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Stallion Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Scat Daddy, Johannesburg, 2004 Exchange Rate, Danzig, 1997 Creative Cause, Giant’s Causeway, 2009 Empire Way, Empire Maker, 2009 Shackleford, Forestry, 2008 Tale of the Cat, Storm Cat, 1994 City Zip, Carson City, 1998 Mission Impazible, Unbridled’s Song, 2007 Iqbaal, Medaglia d’Oro, 2006 Midnight Lute, Real Quiet, 2003 The Way Home, Giant’s Causeway, 2004

Rnrs 3 6 7 6 6 5 3 4 3 5 2 2

Wnrs 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 1

Wnrs/rnrs 66,67% 50,00% 28,57% 33,33% 33,33% 60,00% 66,67% 25,00% 66,67% 40,00% 100,00% 50,00%

INTERNATIONAL LEADING SIRES

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Stallion Deep Impact (JPN)   King Kamehameha (JPN)   Daiwa Major (JPN)   Dubawi (IRE)   Heart’s Cry (JPN)   Stay Gold (JPN)   Tapit   Street Cry (IRE)   Uncle Mo   Gold Allure (JPN)   Lucky Pulpit   Zenno Rob Roy (JPN)   Kurofune   Manhattan Cafe (JPN)   Fastnet Rock (AUS)  

Country Japan Japan Japan England Japan Japan United States United States United States Japan United States Japan Japan Japan Ireland

NORTH AMERICA Earnings $55,510 $$$107,150 $$$5,853,902 $1,087,142 $7,067,890 $$851,679 $$$$119,046

EUROPE/DUBAI Earnings $4,363,074 $1,200,000 $$7,684,516 $180,000 $$1,830,341 $530,193 $$$6,090,000 $$$$989,705

JAPAN/HONG KONG Earnings $26,164,152 $17,991,938 $10,992,822 $689,327 $9,427,467 $9,129,027 $451,823 $341,347 $159,986 $7,065,652 $$6,849,326 $6,923,308 $6,669,382 $1,247,011

INTERNATIONAL ‘16 Earnings $30,587,653 $19,193,050 $10,992,822 $9,938,879 $9,607,467 $9,148,805 $8,175,669 $7,346,701 $7,263,590 $7,075,607 $6,941,679 $6,932,879 $6,923,308 $6,669,382 $6,016,369

OWNERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Owner Reddam Racing LLC Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Big Chief Racing, LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Rocker O Ranch, LLC et al. Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. Repole Stable Stonestreet Stables LLC Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H. Shadwell Stable WinStar Farm LLC Charles E. Fipke Hronis Racing LLC Danny R. Caldwell

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Starts 111 268 4 259 87 49 90 79 57 81 85 189

Wins 15 54 2 67 23 15 17 8 15 13 17 37

Places 12 60 1 43 11 9 20 11 5 15 10 32

Shows 17 28 1 37 18 3 9 13 10 9 8 28

Earnings $4,965,650 $2,372,088 $1,948,000 $1,902,771 $1,680,520 $1,650,511 $1,296,993 $1,283,961 $1,271,175 $1,139,797 $1,075,124 $1,043,713

Win% 14% 20% 50% 26% 26% 31% 19% 10% 26% 16% 20% 20%

WPS% 40% 53% 100% 57% 60% 55% 51% 41% 53% 46% 41% 51%


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SOUTH AFRICAN GRADE RACE RESULTS 2016 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition

By Sarah Whitelaw

SECRET IS OUT Allan Robertson Championship, G1, 2yof, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 The Secret Is Out f Captain Al –Secret Of Victoria, by Goldkeeper 2 Fursa (AUS) f Hard Spun (USA) –Red Princess (AUS), by Red Ransom (USA) 3 Visuality f Visionaire (USA) –Personify, by Personal Hope (USA) Age:2; Starts: 3; Wins:3; Placings:0; Earnings: R546 875 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2016 CLOTH OF CLOUD Fusaichi Pegasus G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G1, CAPTAIN ALFREDO King Of Kings LR, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Fort Wood LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Jallad LR, CAPTAIN ALDO Elliodor G2, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G3, PRINCESS ROYAL Rakeen G2, ALWAYS IN CHARGE Polar Falcon G1, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Fort Wood G3 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),Winner in South Africa 2013: THE SECRET IS OUT (f Captain Al), 3 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Championship G1, Strelitzia S G3 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: 4 wins in South Africa, Woolavington 2000 G1, Daisy Fillies Guineas G2 SECRET OF VICTORIA: See Above SPRING LILAC: 2 wins in South Africa, Fillies Nursery G3, dam of SW VICTORIAN SECRET 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

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Betting World 1900, G2, Greyville, 20 May 2016, 1900m 1 Solid Speed 5 g Dynasty –Boston Tea Party, by Jallad (USA) 2 St Tropez 4 g Silvano (GER) –Tanover, by Model Man 3 Dynamic 6 g Dynasty –Lanquid Lady (USA), by Theatrical (IRE) Age:5; Starts: 15; Wins: 8; Placings: 4; Earnings: R828 500 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 36 stakes winners. In 2016 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G2, IT’S MY TURN Jallad G1, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, OLMA Danzig G3, Noor Jet Master G3, Morning Light Deputy Minister LR, Liege Jallad G3, Legislate Restructure G1, It Is Written Northfields LR, SOLID SPEED Jallad G2, Fly Phillippa Kingmambo LR, Dynamic Theatrical G2, 1st dam, BOSTON TEA PARTY,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2009: RAZZMATAZZ (f Spectrum),Winner in South Africa 2010: SOLID SPEED (g Dynasty), R600 000 CPYS, 8 wins in South Africa, Betting World 1900 G2, Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, G3, 3rd Gold Vase G2 2011: RAINY DAY BLUES (g Western Winter), 4 wins in South Africa 2012: GARDEN TEA PARTY (f Western Winter), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam DAME KIRI, winner in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: TALAHATCHIE: 2 wins in South Africa,

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Premier’s Champion S G1 JANE S PIDDY: 2 wins in South Africa, Lady’s Slipper S LR Mystery Dame: 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Final Fling S G3 Flaming Dame: 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Jockey Club S LR LEADING DAME:Winner in South Africa, dam of G1PSW LIZARRE MISS KIRI:Winner in South Africa, dam of SW THE MERRY WIDOW Broodmare sire JALLAD is the sire of the dams of 32 stakes winners: IT’S MY TURN Dynasty G1, SOLO TRAVELLER Jallad G1, SHEA SHEA National Emblem G1, CLASSIC ILLUSION Kahal G3, MAJESTIC SUN Kahal G3, SUN CITY Kahal LR, GIVE ME FIVE Goldkeeper G1, MARTIAL EAGLE Silvano G1, FOREST OF DEAN Silvano G3, PORT OF LONDON London News G2, HOSPITALITY Badger’s Drift G3, RED DOR Elliodor G2, MASAI WARRIOR Wolfhound G3, CHARLIES ISLAND Lizard Island G3, BIT ON THE SIDE Jet Master G3, JOSHUA’S DREAM Joshua Dancer G3, SHE’S A WINNER Joshua Dancer G3, LIZARRE Jet Master G3, RAISE THE BAR Goldkeeper LR, CODE ROCK Doowaley LR, ONEHUNDREDACREWOOD Malhub LR, YOSHIE Antonius Pius LR, SCENTED ASH Ashaawes LR, RUN FOR IT Dynasty LR, IN LIKE FLYNN National Assembly LR, RUSSINI Kitalpha LR, LUCKY SAM Imperial Stride LR, FOURTH ESTATE Dynasty G3, SOLID SPEED Dynasty G2, TRIPTIQUE Trippi G2, SOLANA Querari LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Captain Al LR, Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Jallad Boston Tea Party Dame Kiri

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Blushing Groom Petrava Flaming Rock Duzz’nt Miss

Canon Guineas, G2, 3yos, Greyville, 6 May 2016, 1600m 1 Black Arthur 3 c Silvano (GER) –Grace Me Guide, by Western Winter (USA) 2 Rabada 3 c Brave Tin Soldier (USA) –Jordie, by Fard (IRE) 3 Mambo Mime 3 c Mambo In Seattle (USA) – Murmuration (USA), by Miswaki (USA)

In 2016 BLACK ARTHUR Western Winter G2, JANOOBI Rakeen G3, INANINSTANT Northern Guest LR, Nightingale Fort Wood G2, Ice Machine Elliodor G2, Arissa Al Mufti G2, GALLICA ROSE Al Mufti LR, MARINARESCO Fort Wood G3, Count Tassilo Cordoba LR, Silva Hawk Jallad LR, Silver Spring Elliodor LR, Kumiko London News LR 1st dam, Grace Me Guide, 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Diana S G3, 3rd Champagne S G3 Dam of 5 winners: 2006: ROBERT THE BRUCE (g Jallad), 3 wins in South Africa, East Cape Derby G3, 2nd Winter Derby G3, 3rd Cape Derby G1 2007: M’lords Throat (g Silvano), 7 wins in South Africa, 3rd Cape Derby G1 2010: Glenton (g Jallad),Winner in South Africa, 2nd East Cape Derby G3, Ibhayi Stakes LR 2011: OCHONCAR (g Captain Al), 3 wins in South Africa 2012: BLACK ARTHUR (c Silvano), 4 wins in South Africa, Canon Guneas G2, Politician S G3 2nd dam AIR OF ELEGANCE,Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: Grace Me Guide: See Above WINTERSWEET:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of dams of 20 stakes winners –PAST MASTER Jet Master 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, BLACK ARTHUR Silvano G2 Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Western Winter Grace Me Guide Air Of Elegance

Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Gone West Chilly Hostess Elliodor Airworthy

Age: 3; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Placings: 1; Earnings: R688 125

Camellia S, G2, f&m, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 1160m

Sire SILVANO is the sire of 59 stakes winners.

1 Joan Ranger 3 f Horse Chestnut –Fashion


JOAN RANGER Photo by Liesl King

Edition, by Rambo Dancer (USA) 2 Kilauea 3 f Trippi (USA) – Kyllachy, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Heaps Of Fun 3 f Visionaire (USA) –Dream Starling, by Northern Guest (USA) Age:3; Starts: 10; Wins: 3; Placings: 5; Earnings: R429 500 Sire HORSE CHESTNUT is the sire of 19 stakes winners. In 2016 JOAN RANGER Rambo Dancer G2, Star Chestnut Western Winter LR 1st dam, Fashion Edition, 6 wins in South Africa, 4th Jacaranda Hcp G3 Dam of 7 winners: 2004: Miss Turbulence (f Jet Master), 8 wins in South Africa, 3rd Hawaii S G2 2006: ROMAN WARRIOR (g Al Mufti), 5 wins in South Africa 2007: NITRO NORI (g National Emblem), 8 wins in South Africa 2008: FANZENE (f National Emblem), 6 wins in South Africa, Magnolia Hcp G3 2010: FORT OZORK (g Fort Wood), 4 wins in South Africa 2011: AL COUTURE (g Captain Al),Winner in South Africa 2012: JOAN RANGER (f Horse Chestnut), 3 wins in South Africa, Camellia S G2, 3rd Umzimkhulu S G3, Starling S G3 2nd dam SHOPPPING AROUND, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: Fashion Edition: See Above Shop Wise: 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Olympic Duel S LR Broodmare sire RAMBO DANCER is the sire of the dams of 14 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. Fort Wood Horse Chestnut London Wall Rambo Dancer Fashion Edition Shopping Around

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Col Pickering Nalatale Northern Dancer Fair Arabella Complete Warrior Well Dressed

City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint,

G1, f&m, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 Real Princess 4 f Trippi –Pagan Princess, by Fort Wood 2 Fly By Night 6 m Jet Master –Fly The Wind, by Model Man 3 Joan Ranger 3 f Horse Chestnut – Fashion Edition, by Rambo Dancer (CAN) Age:4; Starts: 15; Wins: 6; Placings: 6; Earnings: R883 025 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 64 stakes winners. In 2016 INARA Shirley Heights G1, Jeweller’s Joy Badger Land LR, Trip To India Gulch LR, Deo Juvente Complete Warrior G2, Illuminator Al Mufti LR, Tiger Territory Model Man G3, FROMAFAR Yes It’s True G3, Baritone Singspiel G3, African Ruler Caesour G3, FLYING MYTH Captain Al LR, BRILLIANT CRIMSON Danehill Dancer LR, Inanna Shirley Heights LR, Lanner Falcon French Deputy G1, REAL PRINCESS Fort Wood G1 1st dam PAGAN PRINCESS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2011: REAL PRINCESS (f Trippi), R2700000 CPYS, 6 wins in South Africa, City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint G1, Poinsettia S G3, 3rd Southern Cross S G2, Laisserfaire S LR 2013:WILLIAM LONGSWORD (c Captain Al), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam DANCING FLOWER, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: VICTORY MOON: Horse Of The Year in UAE, 7 wins in Dubai and South Africa, UAE Derby G2, UAE 2000 Guineas G3, 2nd Dubai World Cup G1, sire KELLY: Equus Champion Older Male Stayer in 2001, 5 wins in South Africa, Gold Bowl G1 FLAME:4 wins in South Africa,Woolavington Hcp LR Arabian Pearl: 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Woolavington 2200 G1 Off The Peg: 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Summerveld S G3 Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 51 stakes winners - 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, 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 G3, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al LR, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Fort Wood Pagan Princess Dancing Flower

Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Dancing Champ Wild Hyacinth

Daily News 2000, G1, 3yos, Greyville, 28 May 2016, 2000m 1 Rabada c Brave Tin Soldier (USA) –Jordie, by Fard (IRE) 2 It’s My Turn g Dynasty –Jallad’s Queen, by Jallad 3 Mambo Mime c Mambo In Seattle (USA) – Murmuration (USA), by Miswaki Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Placings:2; Earnings: R2 473 750 Sire BRAVE TIN SOLDIER is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2016 RABADA Fard G1 1st dam JORDIE,Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2009: River Tyne (f Stronghold), 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Lady’s Slipper S LR 2012: RABADA (c Brave Tin Soldier), R300000 CTSRTR, 5 wins in South Africa, Daily News 2000 G1, Premier’s Champion S G1, Gatecrasher S LR,

2nd Canon Guineas G2 2nd dam DAGGER’S DRAWN, Placed in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: JORDIE: See Above STARA MENNICA:Winner in South Africa CLOAK AND DAGGER:Winner in South Africa SINGLE TEMPO:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire FARD is the sire of the dams of 3 stakes winners –RABADA Brave Tin Soldier G1, CAPTAIN OF ALL Captain Al G1, THE WEST IS WIDE Western Winter G3 Storm Cat Brave Tin Soldier Bless Fard Jordie Dagger’s Drawn

Storm Bird Terlingua Mr Prospector Angel Fever Reprimand Anneli Rose Braashee Blue Yonder

Daisy Fillies Guineas, G2, 3yofs, Greyville, 6 May 2016, 1600m 1 Bela-Bela f Dynasty –Mystic Spring (IRE), by Royal Academy (USA) 2 Nightingale f Silvano (GER) – Quickwood, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Negroamaro f Fort Wood (USA) –Touch Of Tuscan, by Al Mufti (USA) Age:3; Starts: 5: Wins: 3: Placings: 1; Earnings: R458 125 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 36 stakes winners. In 2016 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G2, IT’S MY TURN Jallad G1, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, OLMA Danzig G3, Noor Jet Master G3, Morning Light Deputy Minister LR, Liege Jallad G3, Legislate Restructure G1, It Is Written Northfields LR 1st dam MYSTIC SPRING, Raced once, unplaced Dam of 10 winners: 2001: RABIYA (g Jallad), Equus Champion 3yo Classic Male in 2005, 5 wins in South Africa, Daily News 2000 G1, Cape Guineas G1, Cape Derby G2, 2nd Selangor Cup G2, 3rd KZN Guineas G2, died 2002: SECRET OF VICTORIA (f Goldkeeper), 6 wins in South Africa, Sceptre S G2, Southern Cross S G2, dam of champion ALL IS SECRET, G3W THE SECRET IS OUT 2003 SPRING LILAC (f Joshua Dancer), 2 wins in South Africa, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, dam of SW VICTORIAN SECRET 2005: RAFIYA (f Jallad), 2 wins, East Cape Oaks LR, died

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LEGAL EAGLE Photo by Liesl King

2006: SHAMROCK SPRING (f Western Winter), Winner in South Africa 2007: MEEZAH (f Goldkeeper), 3 wins in South Africa 2008: MYSTIC JET (c Jet Master),Winner in South Africa 2010: TOUCH THE SKY (f Jet Master), 4 wins in South Africa, Oaks Trial LR, 3rd Woolavington G1 2012: BELA-BELA (f Dynasty), 3 wins in South Africa, Fillies Guineas, G2, 3rd Paddock S G1 2013: SECRET CAPTAIN (c Captain Al),Winner in South Africa 2nd dam SECRET SUNDAY,Winner in Britain Dam of 3 winners: Sound World: 4 wins in JPN, 3rd Silk Road S LR Cidaria: Unplaced dam of SW CARIOCA (dam of G2PSW TUPI) Broodmare sire ROYAL ACADEMY is the sire of the dams of 102 stakes winners –FASTNET ROCK Danehill G1, FINSCEAL BEO Mr Greeley G1, DABIRSIM Hat Trick G1, FROZEN POWER Oasis Dream G2, RULE OF LAW Kingmambo G1, RABIYA Jallad G1, RAFIYA Jallad LR, SECRET OF VICTORIA Goldkeeper G2, TOUCH THE SKY Jet Master LR, BELABELA Dynasty G2, SPRING LILAC Joshua Dancer G3, IT’S SOMEWHAT Dynaformer G2, KELOWNA STAR Sufficient G1, SAFETY CHECK Dubawi G2, NASHVILLE Darci Brahma G1, POWER TRIP Hard Spun G3, SOME IN TIME Shirocco G1, PAK LOK ANGEL Lucky Unicorn G1, BURBERO O’Reilly G2, QUIET FORCE Dynaformer G3, FRACTIONAL Manduro G2, COFFEE CLIQUE Medaglia D’Oro G1, MELEAGROS King’s Best G3, SABATINI Street Cry G2, GAULTIER Rios G1, ROMAN LEGEND Holy Roman Emperor G1, PAINT NAIF Crimson Tide G1, OMI ALICE White Muzzle G3, SHARP SENSATION Sharp Humor G3, GUEST OF HONOUR Cape Cross G2, AMARILLO Holy Roman Emperor G3, RUSCELLO Cape Cross G3, CLENOR Oratorio LR, SIR ANDREW Sir Percy G2, SERATA BELLA Vettori G1, HITCHENS Acclamation G3, ANA LUISA Elusive Quality G2, SUMMER APPLAUSE Harlan’s Holiday G2, VIVE VELOCE More Than Ready G3, TWILIGHT ROYALE Testa Rossa G2 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Royal Academy Mystic Spring Secret Sunday

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Nijinsky Ii Crimson Saint Secreto Caracciola

Gerald Rosenberg S, G2, f&m, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 2000m

1 Trophy Wife 4 f Tiger Ridge (USA) –My Squeeza, by Goldmark 2 The Centenary (NZ) 4 f Mastercraftsman (IRE) – Diamantaire (NZ), by Montjeu (IRE) 3 Patchit up Baby 4 f Ideal World (USA) –Qui Liz (USA), by Benny The Dip (USA)

1 Arch Rival 5 g A P Arrow (USA) –Competitive Edge, by National Emblem 2 Cool Chardonnay 4 g Antonius Pius (USA) –Wine Dark Sea (USA), by Touch Gold (USA) 3 Storm Warning 6 g Jet Master – Olympic Storm, by Fort Wood (USA)

Age:4; Starts:23; Wins: 5; Placings:16; Earnings: R1 678 957

Age: 5; Starts: 26; Wins: 5; Placings: 13; Earnings: R693 475

Sire TIGER RIDGE is the sire of 34 stakes winners. In 2016 TROPHY WIFE Goldmark G2, OOMPH Not For Sale LR

Sire A P ARROW is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2016 ARCH RIVAL National Emblem G2

1st dam MY SQUEEZA, 4 wins in South Africa, Woolavington S LR, 2nd Garden Province S G1 Dam of 7 winners: 2001: Calpurnia (f Caesour), 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Yellowwood Hcp G3 dam of 3 winners 2002: GREEN PEACE (f Fort Wood), 2 wins in South Africa 2003: FLORA (f Fort Wood), 2 wins in South Africa 2005: CHIPPENDALE (c Fort Wood), 5 wins in South Africa 2006: SUZIE (f Rich Man’s Gold), Winner in South Africa 2009: LOBOLA (f Fort Wood), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: TROPHY WIFE (f Tiger Ridge), R240 000CPYS2, 5 wins in South Africa, Gerald Rosenberg S G2,2nd Empress Club S G1, Gauteng Fillies Guineas G2, 3rd Woolavington 2000 G1, SA Fillies Classic G1 2nd dam, CHERRY CHILD, Placed in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: MY SQUEEZA: See Above Blue Jean Baby: 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd East Cape Paddock S LR Broodmare sire GOLDMARK is the sire of the dams of 8 stakes winners –BIG CITY LIFE Casey Tibbs G1, CHESALON Fort Wood G2, TROPHY WIFE Tiger Ridge G2, CREE LODGE Casey Tibbs G3, PRINCESS OFTHE SKY Jet Master LR, LA VOLTA Var LR, CASH REGISTER Casey Tibbs G3, ROAD TO REASON Joshua Dancer LR Storm Cat Tiger Ridge Weekend Surprise Goldmark My Squeeza Cherry Child

Storm Bird Terlingua Secretariat Lassie Dear Golden Thatch Pillow Talk Argosy Bold Cherry

Gold Bowl, G2, 3200m, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 3200m

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1st dam COMPETITIVE EDGE,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2005: COME DANCING (f Rambo Dancer),Winner in South Africa 2007: IBHOLA (c Solskjaer), 2 wins in South Africa 2008:THE EDGE (c Solskjaer),Winner in South Africa 2010: ARCH RIVAL (g A P Arrow), 5 wins in South Africa, Gold Bowl G2, 2nd Caradoc Gold Cup G3, 3rd Java HCP LR 2nd dam SKIMMING, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: SKEEM TEAM: 4 wins in South Africa,The Consolation Hcp LR, 2nd Lonsdale Stirrup Cup G3 Star Of The Sea: 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd SA Fillies Classic G1 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 Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Mr Prospector Garimpeiro Far Flying National Assembly National Emblem Title Page Coastal Skimming Interlacing A.p. Indy

A. P. Arrow

Competitive Edge

H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes, G1, Turffontein, 2 April 2016, 1600m 1 Legal Eagle 4 g Greys Inn (USA) –Young Sensation, by National Emblem 2 Captain America 5 g Captain Al –Requista, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 New Predator (AUS) 3 c New Approach – Head Over Heels (AUS), by Fastnet Rock (AUS)

Age:4; Starts:11; Wins: 6; Placings:3; Earnings: R3 422 875 Sire GREYS INN is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2016 –LEGAL EAGLE National Emblem G1, FORRIES WALTZ Rich Man’s Gold G2, KING OF PAIN Defensive Play G3, 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, 6 wins in South Africa, Horse Chestnut S G1, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1, SA Derby G1, Jubilee Hcp G3, Derby Trial LR, 2nd J&B Met G1 2nd dam FAIR MODEL, 4 wins in South 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 8 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 Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Christmas Tree Great Verdict Summoned National Assembly National Emblem Title Page Model Man Fair Model Winged Princess Zabeel

Greys Inn

Young Sensation

L Jaffee Empress Club Stakes, G1, f&m, Turffontein, 16 April 2016, 1600m 1 Inara 4 f Trippi (USA) –Mountains Of Mist (IRE), by Shirley Heights (GB) 2 Sensible Lover (AUS) 4 f Good Journey (USA) –Almah, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Intergalactic 3 f Kahal (GB) –Nojoom (AUS), by Galileo (IRE) Age:4; Starts: 17; Wins: 7; Placings: 7; Earnings: R3 278 125 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 63 stakes winners. In


ABASHIRI 2016 INARA Shirley Heights G1, Jeweller’s Joy Badger Land LR, Trip To India Gulch LR, Deo Juvente Complete Warrior G2, Illuminator Al Mufti LR, Tiger Territory Model Man G3, FROMAFAR Yes It’s True G3, Baritone Singspiel G3, African Ruler Caesour G3, FLYING MYTH Captain Al LR, BRILLIANT CRIMSON Danehill Dancer LR, Inanna Shirley Heights LR, Lanner Falcon French Deputy G1, 1st dam MOUNTAINS OF MIST,Winner in Britain Dam of 10 winners: 1998: FORTUNE POINT (c Cadeaux Genereux), 3 wins in the UK 1999: MADEIRA MIST (f Grand Lodge), 8 wins inc. Dance Smartly Hcp G3, dam of G1W JOSHUA TREE 2000: MOUNTAIN SNOW (c Barathea),Winner in UK 2001: MISTY HEIGHTS (f Fasliyev), 2 wins in Ireland, Memorial S LR, 2nd C L Weld Park S G3. 2002: MIDNIGHT MIST (f Green Desert), 2 wins in Ireland, dam of SP Midnight Music 2003: PLEASANT SEASON (c Desert Prince), 5 wins in Japan 2007: BELLA NERO (f Caesour), 5 wins in South Africa 2009: MUSSOORIE (c Trippi),Winner in South Africa, died 2010: MOUTAIN MASTER (g Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa 2010: INARA (f Trippi), 7 wins in South Africa, Empress Club S G1, Paddock S G1, Majorca S G1 – twice, Diana S G3, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1, 2nd Paddock S G1, KRA Fillies Guineas G2 2012: Inanna (f Trippi), 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Breeders Guineas LR 2nd dam, MAGIC OF LIFE, won 4 races in Britain, Coronation S G1, Mill Reef S G2. Dam of 9 winners: ENTHUSED:Won 3 races in Britain inc. Lowther S G2, Princess Margaret S G3, dam of G3W NORMAN INVADER, 2nd dam of G3W ENERGIZER FROM BEYOND:Won 2 races in France, Prix Vulcain LR REVEUSE DE JOUR: Placed twice, dam of G3W NOVA HAWK Broodmare sire SHIRLEY HEIGHTS is the sire of dams of 176 stakes winners – ALEXANDROVA Sadler’s Wells G1, IN THE WINGS Sadler’s Wells G1, HAWKER’S NEWS Sadler’s Wells G3, MAGICAL ROMANCE Barathea G1, INARA Trippi G1, MADEIRA MIST Grand Lodge G3, SOLEMIA Poliglote G1, FAME AND GLORY

Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G1, ALPINE ROSE Linamix G1, LIGHT SHIFT Kingmambo G1, MONTARE Montjeu G1, DAI JIN Peintre Celebre G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, FLYING CLOUD Storming Home G2, LAURO Monsun G2, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells G2, MISSIT Orpen G2, ROSENKREUZ Sunday Silence G2, ANTON CHEKHOV Montjeu G2, FIRST CHARTER Polish Precedent G2, EYE OF THE STORM Galileo G3, LORD SHIRLDOR Elliodor G1, DOG ROSE Fort Wood G2, BONNY SCOT Comanche Run G2. End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Shirley Heights Mountains Of Mist Magic Of Life

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

SA Classic G1, 3yos, Turffontein, 2 April 2016, 1800m 1 Abashiri g Go Deputy (USA) –Donya, by Elliodor (FR) 2 Brazuca (AUS) c Teofilo (IRE) – Base Paradise (AUS), by Choisir (AUS) 3 Samurai Blade (AUS) g Where’s That Tiger (USA) – Shao Shao (AUS), by Shinko Forest (IRE) Age: 3; Starts:7; Wins: 5; Placings: 2; Earnings: R2 190 000 Sire GO DEPUTY is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2016- ABASHIRI Elliodor G1, Welsh Emperor Al Mufti LR, Flying Ice Western Winter G3 1st dam, DONYA, 7 wins in South Africa, Azalea Hcp G3, Gosforth Park Hcp G3 Dam of 6 winners: 2001: DRIFT ICE (g Western Winter), 8 wins in South Africa and UAE, Jebel Ali Sprint LR 2002: KAYAK (g Western Winter), 6 wins in South Africa and UAE 2005: GINGER HILL (f Western Winter), 5 wins in South Africa 2008: LACONIC (c Western Winter),Winner in South Africa 2010: Warcraft (c Western Winter), 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Castle Tankard LR 2012: ABASHIRI (g Go Deputy),R400 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, SA Classic G1, Gauteng Guineas G2, Sea Cottage S LR, 3rd Premier’s Champion S G1, Dingaans 2nd dam FASHING, Equus Broodmare Of The Year in 2003, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners:

YARD-ARM: Horse Of The Year, Champion Older Middle Distance Horse in 2003, 11 wins in South Africa and UAE, J&B Met G1, Queen’s Plate G1, Gold Challenge G1, SA Derby G1 DONYA: See Above MAST ABEAM: 9 wins in Mauritius and South Africa, D.H. Harris Hcp LR Camara: 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Queen Palm Hcp LR, dam of G3W CURRENT EVENT Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of the dams of 80 stakes winners - FRENCH NAVY Count Dubois G1, KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL DE RAVar G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SETVictory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION Modern Day G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3, AMERICAN STORM Black Minnaloushe LR, VAUCLAIRVar LR, MASTER OF MY FATE Jet Master G2, UNPARALLELED Lateral G2, CAPTAIN ALDO Captain Al G2, ABASHIRI Go Deputy G2, PITTSBURGH FLYER Street Cry G3, CHESTNUTS N PEARLS Horse Chestnut G1, CURRENT EVENT Go Deputy G3, Deputy Minister Go Deputy Partygoer Elliodor Donya Fashing

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SA Derby, G1, 3yo, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 2450m 1 Abashiri g Go Deputy (USA) –Donya, by Elliodor (FR) 2 Rocketball g Judpot (USA) – Kite Runner, by Kabool (GB) 3 Samurai Blade (AUS) c Where’s That Tiger (USA) – Shao Shao (AUS), by Shinko Forest (IRE) Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 6; Placings: 2; Earnings: R5 592 500 Sire GO DEPUTY is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2016- ABASHIRI Elliodor G1, Welsh Emperor Al Mufti LR, Flying Ice Western Winter G3 1st dam, DONYA, 7 wins in South Africa, Azalea Hcp G3, Gosforth Park Hcp G3 Dam of 6 winners: 2001: DRIFT ICE (g Western Winter), 8 wins in South Africa and UAE, Jebel Ali Sprint LR 2002: KAYAK (g Western Winter), 6 wins in South Africa and UAE 2005: GINGER HILL (f Western Winter), 5 wins in South Africa 2008: LACONIC (c Western Winter),Winner in South Africa 2010: Warcraft (c Western Winter), 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Castle Tankard LR 2012: ABASHIRI (g Go Deputy),R400 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, SA Classic G1, Gauteng Guineas G2, Sea Cottage S LR, 3rd Premier’s Champion S G1, Dingaans 2nd dam FASHING, Equus Broodmare Of The Year in 2003, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: YARD-ARM: Horse Of The Year, Champion Older Middle Distance Horse in 2003, 11 wins in South Africa and UAE, J&B Met G1, Queen’s Plate G1, Gold Challenge G1, SA Derby G1 DONYA: See Above MAST ABEAM: 9 wins in Mauritius and South Africa, D.H. Harris Hcp LR Camara: 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Queen Palm Hcp LR, dam of G3W CURRENT EVENT Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of the dams of 80 stakes winners - FRENCH NAVY Count Dubois G1, KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL

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CLOTH OF CLOUD Photo by Liesl King

DE RA Var G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SET Victory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION Modern Day G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3, AMERICAN STORM Black Minnaloushe LR, VAUCLAIR Var LR, MASTER OF MY FATE Jet Master G2, UNPARALLELED Lateral G2, CAPTAIN ALDO Captain Al G2, ABASHIRI Go Deputy G2, PITTSBURGH FLYER Street Cry G3, CHESTNUTS N PEARLS Horse Chestnut G1, CURRENT EVENT Go Deputy G3, Deputy Minister Go Deputy Partygoer Elliodor Donya Fashing

Vice Regent Mint Copy Secretariat Quiet Charm Lyphard Ellida Dancing Champ Fast Pace

SA Fillies Nursery, G2, 2yof, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 1160m 1 Fursa (AUS) 2 f Hard Spun (USA) –Red Princess (AUS), by Red Ransom (USA) 2 Myfunnyvalentine 2 f Captain Al –Give Me Five, by Goldkeeper (USA) 3 Arissa 2 f Silvano (GER)- Arabian Empress, by Al Mufti (USA) Age:2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Placings: 2; Earnings: R348 000 Sire HARD SPUN is the sire of 49 stakes winners. In 2016 LE ROMAIN Strategic G1, FURSA Red Ransom G2, BIG JOHN B Doneraile Court G3, KHUSOSSY Galileo G3, GHAAMER Seeking The Gold LR, RELOAD Mr Prospector G3 1st dam RED PRINCESS, 2 wins in Australia Dam of 4 winners:

2006: PRINCE VLADIMIR (g Jeune),Winner in Australia 2007: RUBY ROYAL (f Danzero),Winner in Australia 2009: Dominating (g Snitzel), 6 wins in Australia, 2nd HC Bolton Sprint H LR, Newmarket Hcp LR 2013: FURSA (f Hard Spun), $48000 IPYS, 2 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Nursery G2, 2nd dam PRINCESS PLUME, 7 wins in Australia, Fashion S G3 Dam of 7 winners: VISUAL DISPLAYS: 5 wins in Australia, Great Western Hcp LR Token Of Honour: 6 wins in Australia, 2nd Chairman’s S LR RED PRINCESS: See Above Broodmare sire RED RANSOM is the sire of the dams of 100 stakes winners –MARCHFIELD A P Indy G2, TEMIDA Oratorio G1, MAHBOOBA Galileo G1, OVIDIO Danehill Dancer G2, VILANOVA Commands LR, VAVASOUR Redoute’s Choice G2, SECRET AGENDA Not A Single Doubt G3, MISSED CALL Authorized LR, CASUAL SMILE Sea The Stars G3, MUNIRAH Kitten’s Joy G3, IVAWOOD Zebedee G2, STARS ABOVE ME Exceed And Excel LR, DARING DANCER Empire Maker G3, FULL RANSOM Full Mandate G3, WAR COMMAND War Front G1, PIANIST More Than Ready G3, NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS Smarty Jones G3, SARATOGA SNACKS Tale Of The Cat LR, VO HEART Show A Heart G2, TUSCAN LASS Spectrum LR, CANTONESE Redoute’s Choice LR, RANSOM THE KITTEN Kitten’s Joy G1, ROLLOUT THE CARPET Holy Roman Emperor G1, SMART STING Smart Strike G3, MOONWALK Malibu Moon G3, PACHATTACK Pulpit G3, BANNOCK Bertolini LR, RED RULER Viking Ruler G1, RETRIEVE Rahy G3, NEW NORMAL Forestry G3, DEVIL MAY CARE Malibu Moon G1, REGAL RANSOM Distorted Humor G2, TROPICAL TREAT Bahamian Bounty LR, CHANCE BYE Snitzel G2, FURSA Hard Spun G2 Danzig Hard Spun Turkish Tryst Red Ransom Red Princess Princess Plume

Northern Dancer Pas De Nom Turkoman Darbyvail Roberto Arabia Military Plume Without Equal

SA Nursery, G1, 2yos, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 1160m 1 Cloth Of Cloud f Captain Al –Our Table Mountain (USA), by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) 2 Rivarine c Var (USA) –River Jetez, by Jet Master 3 Double Appeal c Trippi (USA) – Imperious Star, by Navarone (USA)

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Age:2; Starts:3; Wins: 3; Placings: Earnings: R796 875 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 66 stakes winners. In 2016 CLOTH OF CLOUD Fusaichi Pegasus G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G3, CAPTAIN ALFREDO King Of Kings LR, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Fort Wood LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Jallad LR, CAPTAIN ALDO Elliodor G2, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up LR, PRINCESS ROYAL Rakeen G2 1st dam OUR TABLE MOUNTAIN 6 wins in South Africa, Olympic Duel S LR, 2nd Olympic Duel S LR Dam of 5 winners: 2009: Careful Hiker (f Spectrum), 3 wins in South Africa, 3rd Thekwini S G1 2010: Helderberg Blue (g Jet Master), 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Premier Trophy G2, 3rd J&B Met G1 2011: OUR ICON (c Dynasty), 2 wins in South Africa 2012: SILVER MOUNTAIN (f Silvano), R1 300 000CPYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Cape Fillies Guineas G1 Fillies Championship G2, 2013: CLOTH OF CLOUD (f Captain Al), R2200000 CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, SA Nursery G1, Pretty Polly S G3 2nd dam HIDDEN LIGHT, 6 wins in USA Santa Anita Oaks G1, Hollywood Oaks G1 Dam of 9 winners: ARTIE SCHILLER: 10 wins in USA, Breeders Cup Mile G1, Maker’s Mark Mile G2, Jamaica Hcp G2, National Museum Racing Hall Of Fame S G2, Bernard Baruch Hcp G2, sire OUR TABLE MOUNTAIN: See Above Speed To Burn:Winner in USA, 3rd Astarita S G3, dam of G3W MUNIRAH Broodmare sire FUSAICHI PEGASUS is the sire of the dams of 31 stakes winners –WE MISS ARTIE Artie Schiller G1, SILVER MOUNTAIN Silvano G1, EXTRA CHOICE Redoute’s Choice LR, SNUGGLES Rosberg LR, CAPITALIST Written Tycoon G1 HIGH DOLLAR WOMAN Super Saver G2, METALLIC CROWN Northern Meteor G3, ALWAYS ALLISON More Than Ready G2, PICK OF THE LITTER Kitten’s Joy G2, NAVAL COMMAND Midshipman LR, ANNULMENT Broken Vow LR, WIN MALEREI Matsurida Gogh G3, GAMBLIN’ GURU New Approach LR, ALBANY REUNION Fastnet Rock G1, AERONAUTICAL Encosta De Lago LR, ESTRELA MONARCHOS Monarchos G1, AUSUS Invasor G3, MOHAVE PRINCESS Mount Nelson LR, BATTLE FORCE Giant’s Causeway LR, DARCI BE GOOD Darci Brahma G3, DONA SARITA Powerscourt G2, HAKASSAN Sir Cat G1, NIAGARA Encosta De Lago G2, WHO IS CAMILLE Dixie Union LR,

FREE JUDGEMENT Vindication G3, CLOTH OF CLOUD Captain Al G1 Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Our Table Mountain

Fusaichi Pegasus Hidden Light

Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Mr Prospector Angel Fever Majestic Light Tallahto

The Premier’s Champions Challenge, G1, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 2000m 1 Legal Eagle 4 g Greys Inn (AUS) –Young Sensation, by National Emblem 2 French Navy 4 g Count Dubois (GB) –Redoutable, by Elliodor (FR) 3 Brazuca (AUS) 3 cTeofilo (IRE) – Base Paradise (AUS), by Choisir (AUS) Age: 4; Starts: 12; Wins: 7; Placings: Earnings: R5 822 875 Sire GREYS INN is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2016 –LEGAL EAGLE National Emblem G1, FORRIES WALTZ Rich Man’s Gold G2, KING OF PAIN Defensive Play G3, 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 (fVar), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: LEGAL EAGLE (g Greys Inn), R425 000 NYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Horse Chestnut S G1, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1, SA Derby G1, Jubilee Hcp G3, DerbyTrial LR, 2nd J&B Met G1 2nd dam FAIR MODEL, 4 wins in South 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 8 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 Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Christmas Tree Great Verdict Summoned National Assembly National Emblem Title Page Model Man Fair Model Winged Princess Zabeel

Greys Inn

Young Sensation


FURSA

Photo by Liesl King The Independent on Saturday Drill Hall Stakes, G2, Greyville, 6 May 2016, 1400m

Age:2; Starts:3; Wins: 2; Placings 1; Earnings: R436 875

1 New Predator (AUS) 3 c New Approach (IRE) –Head Over Heels (AUS), by Fastnet Rock (AUS) 2 Triptique 4 g Trippi (USA) –Pearl River, by Jallad (USA) 3 Ice Machine 7 g Silvano (GER) –Skid Alley, by Elliodor (FR)

Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2016 CLOTH OF CLOUD Fusaichi Pegasus G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G1, CAPTAIN ALFREDO King Of Kings LR, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Fort Wood LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Jallad LR, CAPTAIN ALDO Elliodor G2, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G3, PRINCESS ROYAL Rakeen G2, ALWAYS IN CHARGE Polar Falcon G1, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Fort Wood G3

Age: 3; Starts: 9; Wins: 3; Placings: 5; Earnings: R715 250 Sire NEW APPROACH is the sire of 27 stakes winners. In 2016 NEW PREDATOR Fastnet Rock G2, Demonstrate Danehill G2, Messi Dashing Blade G3, Biodynamic Barathea G3, Etymology Danehill LR, Glamorous Approach Rock Of Gibraltar LR, Intriguing Lady Green Desert G3, Munaaser Green Desert G3, ROYAL RUMBLE French Deputy LR, SWORD OF LIGHT King’s Best G3 1st dam, HEAD OVER HEELS,Winner in Australia Dam of 2 winners: 2011:VALAR MORGHULIS (f Henrythenavigator), Winner in Australia 2012: NEW PREDATOR (c New Approach), 3 wins in South Africa, Drill Hall S G2, 2nd Dingaans G2, 3rd Horse Chestnut S G1, 2nd dam, CENTAINE’S GIFT, 5 wins in Australia Dam of 5 winners: PRESENTLY: 10 wins in Australia, Razor Sharp Hcp LR, 2nd Frederick Clissold S G3 Another Time: Winner in Australia, 2nd Black Opal S G3 HEAD OVER HEELS: See Above GIFTED LASS: Dam of G2W SERENA MISS Broodmare sire FASTNET ROCK is the sire of the dams of 7 stakes winners –NEW PREDATOR New Approach G2, SANTA ANA LANE Lope De Vega G2, CHABAUD Lookin At Lucky LR, TIVACI High Chaparral G3, SHEES FLAWLESS Fully Fledged G3, PEARL STAR Star Witness LR, SUNSET ROCK Domesday LR, Galileo New Approach Park Express Fastnet Rock Head Over Heels Centaine’s Gift

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Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion, G1, 2yos, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 Always In Charge c Captain Al –Polar Charge (GB), by Polar Falcon (USA) 2 Seattle Singer f Sail From Seattle (CAN) – Royal Drummer, by Kilconnel (USA) 3 Rivarine c Var (USA) –River Jetez, by Jet Master

1st dam Polar Charge, 2 wins in Italy, 2nd Oaks D’Italia G1, Prix de Malleret G2 Dam of 9 winners: 2002: POLARMIX (f Linamix),Winner in Italy, Dam of SP Paso Lungo 2003: POLAR FONIC (c Zafonic), 9 wins in Italy 2004: HALLING CHARGE (f Halling), Unraced, dam of SW OGLUM BERAT 2005: POLAR CADEAUX (f Cadeaux Genereux), 5 wins in Italy 2006: FALCHARGE (c Falbrav), 8 wins in Italy 2007: KRUSEMAN (g Doyen),Winner in GB 2008:TYCOON TOUCH (g Royal Applause),Winner in South Africa 2009: CAPTAIN LARS (g Captain Al), 7 wins in GB and South Africa, Drum Star Hcp LR 2010: Alascan Maiden (f Captain Al), 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Devon Air S LR, 3rd Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, Final Fling S G3 2011: POLAR TRIP (f Trippi),Winner in South Africa 2013: ALWAYS IN CHARGE (c Captain Al), R600 000 CPYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Gold Medallion G1 2nd dam TAKE CHARGE, Unraced Dam of 5 winners: Polar Charge: See Above PURSUIT OF CHARGE: 2 wins dam of SW PIPERITA Broodmare sire POLAR FALCON is the sire of the dams of 32 stakes winners –FASCINATING ROCK Fastnet Rock G1, KRYPTON FACTOR Kyllachy G1, ARAAFA Mull Of Kintyre G1, ALWAYS IN CHARGE Captain Al G1, CAPTAIN LARS Captain Al LR, ISFAHAN Lord Of England G3, HAVANA BELLE Teofilo LR, INCANTATOR Aerion G3, GOTHIC DANCE Dalakhani G3, LEGENDARY Exceed And Excel G3, QUEEN OF ICE Selkirk LR, DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE Oasis Dream LR, PARIVASH Singspiel G3, GERTRUDE BELLE Sinndar G2, DEVER DREAM Medicean LR, ARCTIC FEELING Camacho LR, ZAUNGAST Alkalde G3, BLOW UP Daggers Dawn LR, EXCEPTIONAL ART Exceed And

Excel LR, DON’T TELL MARY Starcraft LR, ICELANDIC Selkirk G3, LOVELACE Royal Applause G2, RED GALA Sinndar LR, POLAR WIND Rob’s Spirit LR, POMELLATO Big Shuffle G2, ECHELON Danehill G1, RED BLOOM Selkirk G1, CHIC Machiavellian G2, ANDRONIKOS Dr Fong LR Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Polar Falcon Polar Charge

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Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic, G1, 3yof,Turffontein, 2 April 2016, 1800m 1 Juxtapose f Judpot (USA) –Sunsational, by Windrush (USA) 2 Negroamaro f Fort Wood (USA) –Touch Of Tuscan, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 She’s A Dragon f Jay Peg –Cherry Flower, by Goldkeeper (USA) Age:3; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Placings:3; Earnings: R804 125

Tsogo Sun Sprint, G1, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m

Sire JUDPOT is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2016 JUXTAPOSE Windrush G1, DOUBLE WHAMMY Kabool LR, Three Balloons Montjeu G3, Rocketball Kabool LR

1 Talktothestars 4 g Overlord (AUS) – Tellittothestars, by Spaceship (ARG) 2 African Ruler 3 g Trippi (USA) –Chant De Nuit, by Caesour (USA) 3 Exelero 5 g Western Winter (USA) –Landaulet, by Badger Land (USA)

1st dam SUNSATIONAL, 5 wins in South Africa, Final Fling S G3, Prix Du Cap G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2012: JUXTAPOSE (f Judpot), R130 000NYS, 3 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Classic G1, 3rd Fillies Mile G3,Three Troikas S G3

Age: 4; Starts: 23; Wins: 9; Placings: 5; Earnings: R1 529 575

2nd dam SUMMERS SWEET SONG, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: SUNSATIONAL: See Above C Major: 5 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, 3rd Winter Derby G3 Mod Barley: 3 wins in South Africa, 3rd Lebelo Hcp G3, Golden Loom Hcp LR STREAMS OF SONG: 2 wins in South Africa SONG FLIGHT:Winner in South Africa

Take Charge

Sire OVERLORD is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2016 TALKTOTHESTARS Spaceship G1 1st dam,TELLITTOTHESTARS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2007: STAR VOYAGER (f Mogok), 4 wins in South Africa 2008: PLANET QUEEN (f Mogok), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: TALKTOTHESTARS (g Overlord), 8 wins in South Africa, Tsogo Sun Sprint G1, Senor Santa S, G2, 2nd Computaform Sprint G1, 3rd Southeaster Sprint LR 2012: LADY STARLETT (f Overlord), 2 wins in South Africa

Prawn Cocktail Spaceship Tellittothestars Teller

Miesque Windrush Summers Sweet Song

Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Nureyev Pasadoble Seeking The Gold Tempest Dancer Model Man If Summer Comes

Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks, G2, 3yof, Turffontein, 30 April 2016, 2450m

Broodmare sire SPACESHIP is the sire of the dam of 1 stakes winner –TALKTOTHESTARS Overlord G1 Danehill

A.p. Indy Judpot

Sunsational

2nd dam,TELLER, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: ARGENTINE: 10 wins in GB AY TEE EM: 5 wins in South Africa and Mauritius TELLITTOTHESTARS: See Above

Overlord

Broodmare sire WINDRUSH is the sire of the dams of 1 stakes winner –JUXTAPOSE Judpot G1

Danzig Razyana Artichoke Crimson Saint Lode Sport Fashion Southern Halo Teodelina

1 Juxtapose f Judpot (USA) –Sunsational, by Windrush (USA) 2 Fortissima f Fort Wood (USA) – Synchronize, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Peggy Jay f Jay Peg –Colonial Girl, by Stage Colony (USA) Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 4; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 429 125 Sire JUDPOT is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2016 JUXTAPOSE Windrush G1, DOUBLE WHAMMY Kabool LR, Three Balloons Montjeu

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CARRY ON ALICE Photo by Liesl King

G3, Rocketball Kabool LR 1st dam SUNSATIONAL, 5 wins in South Africa, Final Fling S G3, Prix Du Cap G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2012: JUXTAPOSE (f Judpot), R130 000NYS, 3 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Classic G1, 3rd Fillies Mile G3, ThreeTroikas S G3 2nd dam SUMMERS SWEET SONG, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: SUNSATIONAL: See Above C Major: 5 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, 3rd Winter Derby G3 Mod Barley: 3 wins in South Africa, 3rd Lebelo Hcp G3, Golden Loom Hcp LR STREAMS OF SONG: 2 wins in South Africa SONG FLIGHT:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire WINDRUSH is the sire of the dams of 1 stakes winner –JUXTAPOSE Judpot G1 A.p. Indy Judpot Miesque Windrush Sunsational

Summers Sweet Song

Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Nureyev Pasadoble Seeking The Gold Tempest Dancer Model Man If Summer Comes

Woolavington 2000, G1, 3yof, Greyville, 28 May 2016, 2000m 1 Bela-Bela f Dynasty –Mystic Spring (IRE), by Royal Academy (USA) 2 Negroamaro f Fort Wood (USA) –Touch OfTuscan, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Nightingale f Silvano (GER) –Quickwood, by Fort Wood (USA) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins:4; Placings: 1; Earnings: R1 083 125 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 36 stakes winners. In 2016 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G1, IT’S MY TURN Jallad G1, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, SOLID SPEED Jallad G2, OLMA Danzig G3, Noor Jet Master G3, Morning Light Deputy Minister LR, Liege Jallad G3, Legislate Restructure G1, It Is Written Northfields LR, Fly Phillippa Kingmambo LR, DynamicTheatrical G2 1st dam MYSTIC SPRING, Raced once, unplaced Dam of 10 winners: 2001: RABIYA (g Jallad), Equus Champion 3yo Classic Male in 2005, 5 wins in South Africa, Daily News 2000 G1, Cape Guineas G1, Cape Derby G2, 2nd Selangor Cup G2, 3rd KZN Guineas G2, died 2002: SECRET OF VICTORIA (f Goldkeeper), 6 wins in South Africa, Sceptre S G2, Southern Cross S G2, dam of champion ALL IS SECRET, G3W THE SECRET IS OUT 2003 SPRING LILAC (f Joshua Dancer), 2 wins in

South Africa, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, dam of SW VICTORIAN SECRET 2005: RAFIYA (f Jallad), 2 wins, East Cape Oaks LR, died 2006: SHAMROCK SPRING (f Western Winter), Winner in South Africa 2007: MEEZAH (f Goldkeeper), 3 wins in South Africa 2008: MYSTIC JET (c Jet Master),Winner in South Africa 2010: TOUCH THE SKY (f Jet Master), 4 wins in South Africa, OaksTrial LR, 3rd Woolavington G1 2012: BELA-BELA (f Dynasty), R1400000N2YS, 4 wins in South Africa,Woolavington 2000 G1, Fillies Guineas, G2, 3rd Paddock S G1 2013: SECRET CAPTAIN (c Captain Al),Winner in South Africa 2nd dam SECRET SUNDAY,Winner in Britain Dam of 3 winners: Sound World: 4 wins in JPN, 3rd Silk Road S LR Cidaria: Unplaced dam of SW CARIOCA (dam of G2PSW TUPI) Broodmare sire ROYAL ACADEMY is the sire of the dams of 102 stakes winners –FASTNET ROCK Danehill G1, FINSCEAL BEO Mr Greeley G1, DABIRSIM HatTrick G1, FROZEN POWER Oasis Dream G2, RULE OF LAW Kingmambo G1, RABIYA Jallad G1, RAFIYA Jallad LR, SECRET OF VICTORIA Goldkeeper G2, TOUCH THE SKY Jet Master LR, BELABELA Dynasty G2, SPRING LILAC Joshua Dancer G3, IT’S SOMEWHAT Dynaformer G2, KELOWNA STAR Sufficient G1, SAFETY CHECK Dubawi G2, NASHVILLE Darci Brahma G1, POWER TRIP Hard Spun G3, SOME IN TIME Shirocco G1, PAK LOK ANGEL Lucky Unicorn G1, BURBERO O’Reilly G2, QUIET FORCE Dynaformer G3, FRACTIONAL Manduro G2, COFFEE CLIQUE Medaglia D’Oro G1, MELEAGROS King’s Best G3, SABATINI Street Cry G2, GAULTIER Rios G1, ROMAN LEGEND Holy Roman Emperor G1, PAINT NAIF CrimsonTide G1, OMI ALICE White Muzzle G3, SHARP SENSATION Sharp Humor G3, GUEST OF HONOUR Cape Cross G2, AMARILLO Holy Roman Emperor G3, RUSCELLO Cape Cross G3, CLENOR Oratorio LR, SIR ANDREW Sir Percy G2, SERATA BELLAVettori G1, HITCHENS Acclamation G3, ANA LUISA Elusive Quality G2, SUMMER APPLAUSE Harlan’s Holiday G2, VIVE VELOCE MoreThan Ready G3, TWILIGHT ROYALE Testa Rossa G2 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Royal Academy Mystic Spring Secret Sunday

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Nijinsky Ii Crimson Saint Secreto Caracciola

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1 Carry On Alice 4 f Captain Al –Carry On Katie, by Western Winter (USA) 2Talktothestars 4 g Overlord (AUS) –Tellittothestars, by Spaceship (ARG) 3 Barbosa 6 g Captain Al –Fine Feather, by Best By Test (USA) Age:4; Starts: 22; Wins: 8; Placings: 10; Earnings: R3 141 250 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 66 stakes winners. In 2016 CLOTH OF CLOUD Fusaichi Pegasus G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G3, CAPTAIN ALFREDO King Of Kings LR, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Fort Wood LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Jallad LR, CAPTAIN ALDO Elliodor G2, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up LR, PRINCESS ROYAL Rakeen G2 1st Dam CARRY ON KATIE, 4 wins in South Africa,The Debutante G2, 2ndTBA Paddock S G1, Gold Bracelet G2, IpiTombe Challenge G2, 3rd Fillies Nursery G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: CARRY ON CAPTAIN (g Captain Al),Winner in South Africa 2011: CARRY ON ALICE (f Captain Al), R475 000CPYS, 8 wins in South Africa, SA Nursery G1, City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint G1, Computaform Sprint G1, Southern Cross S G2, Man O’War Sprint G3, 2ndTsogo Sun Medallion G1,Thekwini S G1, Gardenia Hcp LR, 3rd Cape Flying Championship G1, IpiTombe Challenge G1, Pretty Polly S G3. 2nd dam KATIE FIRTH,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: CARRY ON KATIE: See above KATE KARNEY:Winner in South Africa, dam of 1 winner CALISTA FIRTH:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of dams of 19 stakes winners –PAST MASTER Jet Master G1, HOWE GREAT HatTrick G3, CARRY ON ALICE Captain Al G1, MAGIC SMOKE Fort Wood G2, WINTER PASSIONVar LR, LE VAR Var G3, AMUR AFFAIR Tiger Ridge G3, HOUSE OF WAX Count Dubois LR, SUPER STORM Rakeen G3, POLAR MOONVictory 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 Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Western Winter Carry On Katie Katie Firth

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Xpressbet.com Preakness S, G1, 3yos, 21 May 2016, 1900m 1 Exaggerator (USA) c Curlin (USA) –Dawn Raid (CAN), by Vindication (USA) 2 Cherry Wine (USA) c Paddy O’Prado (USA) – C.S. Royce (USA), by Unbridled’s Song (USA) 3 Nyquist (USA) c Uncle Mo (USA) – Seeking Gabrielle (USA), by Forestry Age:3; Starts: 11; Wins: 5; Placings: 4; Earnings: $2,971,120 Sire CURLIN is the sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2016 EXAGGERATOR Vindication G1, Theogony Tale Of The Cat G3, CURALINA Graeme Hall G1, Little Curlin Alhaarth LR, Cabecinho A P Indy G1, TERRA PROMESSA Yes It’s True G3, Off The Tracks Boston Harbor G2, STAGEPLAY Valid Expectations LR, Ride On Curlin Storm Cat LR, Pulling G’s Alydeed G3 1st dam Dawn Raid, 2 wins, 3rd Fanfreluche S LR Dam of 3 winners: 2010: SWEET SATURDAY (f Any Given Saturday), Winner in USA 2011: NILE QUEEN (f Pioneerof The Nile), 2 wins in USA 2013: EXAGGERATOR (c Curlin), 5 wins in USA, Preakness S G1, Santa Anita Derby G1, Saratoga Special G2, Delta Jackpot G3, 2nd Kentucky Derby G1, Breeders Futurity G1, San Vincente S G2, 3rd San Felipe S G2 2nd dam Embur Sunshine, 2 wins in USA, 2nd Blue Sparkler S LR, Candy Eclair S LR Dam of 6 winners: EMBUR’S SONG: Champion Older Female in Canada, 6 wins, Doubledogdare S G3 TEN FLAT: 5 wins, Silver Deputy S LR Embattle: 10 wins, 2nd Queenston S LR Glowing Amber: Placed, dam of G3P Amber Palace Broodmare sire VINDICATION is the sire of the dams of 9 stakes winners – EXAGGERATOR Curlin G1, SHAKIN IT UP Midnight Lute G1, JUSTIN SQUARED Zensational LR, FLEXIBILITY Bluegrass Cat G3, SOLEMN TRIBUTE Medaglia D’Oro LR, LA BERMA Lawman LR, FAR RIGHT Notional G3, FREEDOM HOLDER Holy Roman Emperor LR, DUNKIN BEND Dunkirk G3 Smart Strike Curlin Sherriffs Deputy Vindication Dawn Raid Embur Sunshine

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BUFFERING Photo by Liesl King Al Quoz Sprint, G1, Meydan, 26 March 2016, 1000m 1 Buffering (AUS) 8 g Mossman (AUS) –Action Annie (AUS), by Anabaa (USA) 2 Ertijaal (IRE) 5 g Oasis Dream (GB) – Shabiba (USA), by SeekingThe Gold (USA) 3 Peniaphobia (IRE) 5 g Dandy Man (IRE) – Umlani (IRE), by Great Commotion (USA) Age:8: Starts: 52; Wins: 20; Placings: 17; Earnings: $7, 237,418 Sire MOSSMAN is the sire of 32 stakes winners. In 2016 –BUFFERING Anabaa G1, Dothraki Flying Spur G1, Mossin’Around Octagonal G2, ADMIRAL West Quest LR,Telepathic Conatus G2, Privlaka Danehill LR, 1st dam,ACTION ANNIE,Winner in Australia Dam of 4 winners: 2004: CANNY ACTION (g Canny Lad), 2 wins in Australia 2005: HUSSYANNA (f Hussonet), 3 wins in Australia 2007: BUFFERING (g Mossman), 20 wins in Australia and Dubai,Al Quoz Sprint G1, Manikato S G1,VRC Spring Classic G1,Winterbottom S G1, AV Moir S G1, AV Moir S G1,Victory S G2, Schillaci S G2,AJ Moir S G2, Mitty’s McEwan S G3,Victory S G2, Roman Consul S G2 2008: SUITE ANNIE (f Hotel Grand), 3 wins in Australia 2nd dam, OVERDUE REACTION, Unplaced Dam of 12 winners: INSTANT STRKE: 11 wins in USA DONT GO CRAZY: 8 wins in Germany and Italy NEVER MISS: 4 wins in Australia ACTION ANNIE: See Above Broodmare sire ANABAA is the sire of dams of 42 stakes winners – TREVE Motivator G1, SILVER FROST Verglas G1, LUSH LASHES Galileo G1, BUFFERING Mossman G1, DISSIDENT Sebring G1, HARTNELL Authorized G3, HARRY’S SON Haradasun G1, SPIRITJIM Galileo G2, HAVANA Starcraft G3, TANGO’S DAUGHTER Redoute’s Choice G2, DIVINE CITY Ferocity LR, SIRIUS PROSPECT Gone West LR, DALKALA Giant’s Causeway G1, BARBED Canny Lad LR, TATOOSH Xaar LR, GREEN BYRON Byron LR, BANOFFEE Hurricane Run LR, CRUDEN BAY Not A Single Doubt LR, MOBACO Slickly G3, RUSAMBO Elusive Quality LR, ROZTeofilo LR, INSIDE MAN Hawk Wing LR, ADROITLY Octagonal LR, TELWAAR Haafhd LR, SANDY’S CHARM Footstepsinthesand G3, BALLYBACKA LADY Hurricane Run G3, BOOKLETTale OfThe Cat LR, ENGLISH Encosta De Lago G2,QUEENS

RING Manhattan Cafe G2, NAUTICAL Niello G3, MUWAARY O’Reilly G3, YAKABA Medicean G3, FITOCRACY Denman G3 Success Express Mossman Lichen Lady Anabaa Action Annie Overdue Reaction

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Colorado King S, G2, Turffontein, 26 March 2016, 2000m 1 Unparalleled 4 g Lateral (GB) –Sublime Surge, by Elliodor (FR) 2 Stonehenge 4 c Seventh Rock (AUS) – Pacific Sunrise (AUS), byTwig Moss (FR) 3 French Navy 4 g Count Dubois (GB) –Redoutable, by Elliodor (FR) Age: 4; Starts: 17; Wins: 4; Placings:10; Earnings: R997 600 Sire LATERAL is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2016 UNPARALLELED Elliodor G2, Milton Unaccounted For G2 1st dam SUBLIME SURGE, Unraced Dam of 5 winners: 2001: SUBLIME JOSH (g Joshua Dancer),Winner in South Africa 2002: SUDDEN SURGE (c Jallad), 2 wins in South Africa 2005: SUBLIMITY (f Fort Wood),Winner in South Africa, dam of SW PEGWELL BAY, G3P Sublime Lady 2009: STRAIGHT SET (fVictory Moon), 2 wins in South Africa,The Debutante G2, 2nd Golden Slipper G1, Thekwini S G1,Tsogo Sun Medallion G1, 2011: UNPARALLELED (g Lateral), R150 000 KZNYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Dingaans G2 2nd dam SURGE AHEAD, 5 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: CRIMSON WAVES: 7 wins in South Africa, Queen’s Plate G1, SA Guineas G1, MEC Guineas G3, 2nd Administrator’s Champion S G1, sire HOOVES OF GOLD: 7 wins in South Africa, Durban Nursery LR SPRING AHEAD:Winner in South Africa, dam of SP Spring Wonder STORM SURGE:Winner in South Africa, 2nd dam of SW EXQUISITE TOUCH Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of the dams of 81 stakes winners - FRENCH NAVY Count Dubois G1, KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy

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G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL DE RAVar G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SET Victory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION Modern Day G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3, AMERICAN STORM Black Minnaloushe LR, VAUCLAIRVar LR, MASTER OF MY FATE Jet Master G2, UNPARALLELED Lateral G2, CAPTAIN ALDO Captain Al G2, ABASHIRI Go Deputy G2, PITTSBURGH FLYER Street Cry G3, CHESTNUTS N PEARLS Horse Chestnut G1, CURRENT EVENT Go Deputy G3, EXQUISITE TOUCH Var LR Singspiel Lateral Ligona Elliodor Sublime Surge Surge Ahead

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1 Muarrab (GB) 7 g Oasis Dream (GB) –LicenceTo Thrill (GB), by Wolfhound (USA) 2 XY Jet (USA) 4 g Kantharos (USA) – Soldiersingstheblues (USA), by Lost Soldier (USA) 3 Morawij (GB) 6 g Exceed And Excel (AUS) – Sister Moonshine (Fr), by Piccolo (GB) Age: 7; Starts: 24; Wins: 13; Placings: 5; Earnings:£1,112, 366 Sire OASIS DREAM is the sire of 101 stakes winners.

In 2016 MUARRAB Wolfhound G1, Ertijaal SeekingThe Gold G1, MIRAGE Royal Applause LR, INCAHOOTS Inchinor LR 1st dam LICENCETOTHRILL, 2 wins in GB Dam of 9 winners: 2003: Classic Encounter (g Lujain), 2 wins in GB, 2nd Norfolk S G3 2004: GIMME SOME LOVIN (f Desert Style) 14 wins in GB and Greece 2005: Group Therapy (g Choisir), 4 wins in GB, 2nd King George S G2 2006: CHEAPTHRILLS (f Bertolini), 3 wins in GB, dam of SP Expensive Date 2007: WAVEBAND (f Exceed And Excel) 4 wins in GB, Cleves S LR 2008: The Thrill Is Gone (g Bahamian Bounty), Winner in GB, 2nd Dragon S LR 2009: MUARRAB (g Oasis Dream), 13 wins in GB and UAE, Dubai Golden Shaheen G1, Mahab Al Shimaal G3, Garhoud Sprint LR, Jebel Ali Sprint LR, 2nd Al Shindagha Sprint G3, Dubawi S LR 2010: BUNGLE INTHEJUNGLE (c Exceed And Excel), 4 wins in GB Cornwallis G3, Molecomb S G3, sire 2012: Moonraker (c Starspangledbanner), 2 wins in GB, 2nd Roses S LR 2nd dam CRIME OF PASSION, 3 wins in GB, Cherry Hinton S G3, Dam of 5 winners: Master Of Passion: 5 wins in GB,3rd Rockingham Hcp LR LICENCETOTHRILL: See Above CRIME OFTHECENTURY: 2 wins in GB, dam of SW MALTESE FALCON Broodmare sire WOLFHOUND is the sire of the dams of 14 stakes winners –MUARRAB Oasis Dream G1, BUNGLE INTHEJUNGLE Exceed And Excel G3, DUCA DI MANTOVA Manduro LR, ALFRED HUTCHINSON Monsieur Bond LR, WINTER DARLING Announce LR, FRATELLINO Auction House LR, DIJARVO Iceman LR, WAVEBAND Exceed And Excel LR, POLISH PATRIOT Polish Precedent G3, ADAMANTINA Diktat G3, ALAVA Anabaa LR, KNOT IN WOOD Shinko Forest G3, BAHAMIAN BABE Bahamian Bounty LR, IM SPARTACUS Namaqualand G3 Green Desert Oasis Dream Hope Wolfhound Licence To Thrill Crime Of Passion

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Photo by Liesl King March 2016, 2400m 1 Postponed (GB) 5 h Dubawi (IRE) –Ever Rigg (GB), by Dubai Destination (USA) 2 Duramente (JPN) 4 c King Kamehameha (JPN) – Admire Groove (JPN) by Sunday Silence (USA) 3 Last Impact (JPN) 6 h Deep Impact (JPN) – Superior Pearl (JPN), byTimber Country (USA) Age:5; Starts: 15; Wins: 7; Placings: 6; Earnings: £3,588, 994 Sire DUBAWI is the sire of 101 stakes winners. In 2016 –POSTPONED Dubai Destination G1, AMAZONA Monsun LR, SHEIKHZAYEDROAD Highest Honor G3, SAFETY CHECK Royal Academy G2, DUTCH CONNECTION Dutch Art G3, 1st dam EVER RIGG,Winner in GB Dam of 1 winner: 2011: POSTPONED (c Dubawi), 7 wins in GB and UAE, King GeorgeVI and Queen Elizabeth S G1, Dubai Sheema Classic G1, GreatVoltigeur S G2, Prix Foy G2, City Of Gold S G3, Glasgow S LR, 2nd Gordon Richards S G3, 3rdTattersalls Gold Cup G1, Hardwicke S G2 2nd dam BIANCA NERA, Champion 2YO Filly 1996, won 3 races in GB and IRE, Moyglare Stud S G1 Dam of 6 winners: Bite Of The Cherry:Winner in GB, 2nd Chester Hcp LR, Grand Cup LR Pietra Dura:Winner in IRE, 2ndVictor McCalmont Memorial S LR, dam of G3W TUNING TOP EVER RIGG: See Above BIJOU A MOI: Unraced, dam of G3 ROBIN HOODS BAY Broodmare sire DUBAI DESTINATION is the sire of the dams of 12 stakes winners –GOLDEN HORN Cape Cross G1, POSTPONED Dubawi G1, IHTIMAL Shamardal G2, SILENT SEDITION War Chant LR, FIRST VICTORY Teofilo G3, FAVULUSA Dansili LR, KACHY Kyllachy G3, ZAPEL Kyllachy LR, ESHERA Oratorio LR, SLIGHTLY SWEET Charge Forward G3, LEXINGTON TIMES Paco Boy LR, WHISPERING GALLERY Bachelor Duke G3, EASTERN BELLE Champs Elysees LR. Dubai Millennium Dubawi Zomaradah Dubai Destination Ever Rigg Bianca Nera

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Dubai Turf, G1, Meydan, 26 March 2016, 1800m 1 Real Steel (JPN) 4 c Deep Impact (JPN) – Loves Only Me (USA), by Storm Cat (USA) 2 Euro Charline (GB) 5 m Myboycharlie (IRE) – Eurolink Artemis (GB), by Common Grounds (GB) 3Tryster (IRE) 5 g Shamardal (USA) – Min Alhawa (USA), by Riverman (USA) Age:4; Starts:9; Wins: 3;Placings:5; Earnings:£3,675.708 Sire DEEP IMPACT is the sire of 79 stakes winners. In 2016 REAL STEEL Storm Cat G1, MOUNT ROBSON Mr Greeley G2, SATONO NOBLESSETony Bin G3, MAKAHIKI French Deputy G2, SINHALITE Singspiel G3, MIKKI ISLE Rock Of Gibraltar G3, ALBERT DOCK Unusual Heat G3, DEE MAJESTY Brian’sTime G3, SMART LAYER White Muzzle G3, SATONO DIAMOND Orpen G3, DECIPHER Dubai Millennium G2 1st dam LOVES ONLY ME, Unraced Dam of 4 winners: 2010: RADDOLCENDO (f Danehill Dancer),Winner in JPN 2011: LANGLEY (c Deep Impact), 4 wins in JPN 2012: REAL STEEL (c Deep Impact), 3 wins in UAE and JPN, DubaiTurf G1, Kyodo News Service Hai G3, 2nd Satsuki Sho G1, Kikuka Sho G1, 3rd Nakayama Kinen G2 2013: PRODIGAL SON (c Deep Impact), 2 wins in JPN, Fuyo S LR 2nd dam MONEVASSIA, Placed in France Dam of 7 winners: RUMPLESTILTSKIN: Champion 2yo Filly in Europe in 2005, 5 wins, Prix Marcel Boussac G1, Moyglare Stud S G1, Debutante S G2, dam of G1W TAPESTRY I AM BEAUTIFUL:Winner in Ireland, Grangecon Stud S G3 Tower Rock:Winner in Ireland, 2nd DerbyTrial S G2, 3rd Ballysax S G3 Broodmare sire STORM CAT is the sire of the dams of 215 stakes winners - A SHIN HIKARI Deep Impact G1, SHARED BELIEF Candy Ride G1, BALLYDOYLE Galileo G1, GLENEAGLES Galileo G1, MARVELLOUS Galileo G1, MISTY FOR ME Galileo G1, SPEIGHTSTOWN Gone West G1, FOLKLORETiznow G1, POUNCED Rahy G2, HONOR CODE A P Indy G1, SIDNEY’S CANDY Candy Ride G1, LACHESIS Deep Impact G1, TRUST IN A GUST Keep

The Faith G1, CLOSE HATCHES First Defence G1, MAGNIFICENT SONG Unbridled’s Song G1, BUDDHA Unbridled’s Song G1, LORD KANALOA King Kamehameha G1, KIZUNA Deep Impact G1, STREAMING Smart Strike G1, SAHARA SKY PleasantTap G1, AYUSAN Deep Impact G1, IN LINGERIE Empire Maker G1, LOVE AND PRIDE A P Indy G1, BODEMEISTER Empire Maker G1, DRILL Lawyer Ron G1, DIALED IN Mineshaft G1,HARMONIOUS Dynaformer G1, NOBIZ LIKE SHOBIZ AlbertThe Great G1, UNFURL THE FLAG Bertrando G1, MEISHO BOWLER Taki Shuttle G1, REAL STEEL Deep Impact G1 Sunday Silence Deep Impact Wind In Her Hair Storm Cat Loves Only Me Monevassia

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Dubai World Cup, G1, Meydan, 26 March 2016, 2000m 1 California Chrome (USA) 5 h Lucky Pulpit (USA) –LoveThe Chase (USA), by Not For Love (USA) 2 Mubtaahij (IRE) 4 c Dubawi (IRE) –Pennegale (IRE), by Pennekamp (USA) 3 Hoppertunity (USA) 5 h Any Given Saturday (USA) –Refuge (USA), by Unaccounted For (USA) Age:5; Starts: 21; Wins:12; Placings:4; Earnings: $12,532,650 Sire LUCKY PULPIT is the sire of 3 stakes winners. In 2016 CALIFORNIA CHROME Not For Love G1 1st dam LOVETHE CHASE,Winner in USA Dam of 1 winner: 2011: CALIFORNIA CHROME (c Lucky Pulpit), Horse Of The Year in 2014, Champion 3YO Colt in 2014, 12 wins in USA and UAE, Dubai World Cup G1, Kentucky Derby G1, Preakness Stakes G1, Hollywood Derby G1, Santa Anita Derby G1, San Felipe S G2, San Pasqual S G2, California Cup Derby LR, Graduation S LR, King Glorious S LR, 2nd Dubai World Cup G1, San Antonio S G2, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic G1 2nd dam CHASE IT DOWN,Winner in USA Dam of 3 winners: LOVETHE CHASE: See Above SOYA KNOW: 5 wins in USA PRINCE ALBERTO: 2 wins in RUS

CHROME Lucky Pulpit G1, CONCORD FAST Concord Point LR, FROSTY MARGARITA Frosty Giant LR, LOVE CAME TO TOWN Medallist LR, CONSTELLATION Bellamy Road LR, SOUL DRIVER Street Boss LR, OUR EPIPHANY Great Notion LR, UNCLE TODD Jump Start LR, SHE’S ORDAINED Minister’s Wild Cat LR, LUCY’S BOB BOY Flatter LR Pulpit Lucky Pulpit Lucky Soph Not For Love Love The Chase Chase It Down

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Senor Santa Stakes, G2, Turffontein, 26 March 2016, 1160m 1 Talktothestars 4 g Overlord (AUS) – Tellittothestars, by Spaceship (ARG) 2 Lazer Star 4 fToreador (IRE) –Empress Of Ozz (AUS), by Sri Pekan (USA) 3 Pivotal Pursuit 6 g Pivotal (GB) –Issa (GB), by Pursuit Of Love (GB) Age: 4; Starts:21; Wins:8; Placings: 4; Earnings: R694 475 Sire OVERLORD is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2016 TALKTOTHESTARS Spaceship G2 1st dam,TELLITTOTHESTARS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2007: STARVOYAGER (f Mogok), 4 wins in South Africa 2008: PLANET QUEEN (f Mogok), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: TALKTOTHESTARS (g Overlord), 8 wins in South Africa, Senor Santa S, G2, 3rd Southeaster Sprint LR 2012: LADY STARLETT (f Overlord), 2 wins in South Africa 2nd dam,TELLER, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: ARGENTINE: 10 wins in GB AYTEE EM: 5 wins in South Africa and Mauritius TELLITTOTHESTARS: See Above Broodmare sire SPACESHIP is the sire of the dam of 1 stakes winner –TALKTOTHESTARS Overlord G2, Danehill Overlord Prawn Cocktail

Broodmare sire NOT FOR LOVE is the sire of the dams of 23 stakes winners –CALIFORNIA

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NYQUIST Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, G1, 3yos, Churchill Downs, 7 May 2016, 2000m 1 Nyquist (USA) c Uncle Mo (USA) – Seeking Gabrielle (USA), by Forestry (USA) 2 Exaggerator (USA) c Curlin (USA) –Dawn Raid (CAN), by Vindication (USA) 3 Gun Runner (USA) c Candy Ride (ARG) –Quiet Giant (USA), by Giant’s Causeway (USA) Age:3; Starts:8; Wins: 8; Placings: 0; Earnings: $4 562 000 Sire UNCLE MO is the sire of 13 stakes winners. In 2016 NYQUIST Forestry G1, OUTWORK Empire Maker G1, ABIDING STAR Dynaformer LR, Forevamo Slew Gin Fizz G2, Auntie Joy Forestry G3, UNCLE LINO Orientate LR, Mighty Mo Grand Reward LR, Mokat Premiership G1, LOST RAVEN Elusive Quality LR, Costa Smeralda A P Jet G3, THRILLED Giant’s Causeway LR, Laoban Speightstown G3, MO’DAMOUR Scat Daddy LR, Shaken Seattle Slew G3, Little Mo Lear Fan LR, MO TOM Rubiano G3 1st dam SEEKING GABRIELLE, Winner in USA Dam of 1 winner: 2013: NYQUIST (c Uncle Mo), 8 wins in USA, Kentucky Derby, G1, Florida Derby, G1, Breeders’

Cup Juvenile G1, Frontrunner S G1, Del Mar Futurity S G1, San Vincente S G2, Best Pal S G3 2nd dam SEEKING REGINA, 2 wins in USA, Adirondack S G2 Dam of 8 winners SEEKING THE SKY: 3 wins in USA, Interborough Hcp G3, dam of G1W SAHARA SKY Seeking It All: 3 wins in USA, 2nd Schuylerville S G3, 3rd Spinaway S Seeking The Money: 7 wins in USA, 2nd Sanford S G2 SEEKING GABRIELLE: See Above Broodmare sire FORESTRY is the sire of the dams of 18 stakes winners –NYQUIST Uncle Mo G1, TURBULENT DESCENT Congrats G1, BOBBY’S KITTEN Kitten’s Joy G1, CAMELOT KITTEN Forestry G2, CADET RONI Colonel John LR, SASSICAIA Bernardini G3, ONUS Blame G3, SAMUEL DECHAMPLAIN Henrythenavigator LR, MUFAAJAH Tapit G3, DIVINE OATH Broken Vow G3, STORMY NOVEL Bernardini LR, BRIDGHAMPTON Bernardini LR, GREEN MASK Mizzen Mast LR, TATE’S LANDING Orientate LR, MAGICAL FEELING Empire Maker G2, MAJOR MAGIC Kitten’s Joy LR, OLE PEGASUS Fusaichi Pegasus G3

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Longines Kentucky Oaks, G1, 3yof, Churchill Downs, 7 May 2016, 1800m 1 Cathryn Sophia (USA) f Street Boss (USA) –Sheave (USA), by Mineshaft (USA) 2 Land Over Sea (USA) f Bellamy Road (USA) – Belle Watling (USA), by Pulpit (USA) 3 Lewis Bay (USA) f Bernardini (USA) –Summer Raven (USA), by Summer Squall (USA) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 5; Placings: 1; Earnings: $949 720 Sire STREET BOSS is the sire of 23 stakes winners. In 2016 CATHRYN SOPHIA Mineshaft G1, THE QUARTERBACK Encosta De Lago G1, TRIS Exceed And Excel G3, Holy Boss Holy Bull G3, DECKED OUT You And I G3 1st dam SHEAVE, Unraced Dam of 1 winner: 2013: CATHRYN SOPHIA (f Street Boss), 5 wins in USA, Kentucky Oaks G1, Forward Gal S G2,

Davona Dale S G3, Gin Talking S LR, 3rd Ashland S G1 2nd dam BELTERRA, 4 wins in USA, Golden Rod S G2, 3rd Ashland S G1, Bonnie Miss S G2 Dam of 2 winners: TAKETHEODDS: 4 wins in USA, Sugar Maple S LR SARATOGA BOUND:Winner in USA SISTER DYER: Placed, dam of SP Bullheaded Boy Broodmare sire MINESHAFT is the sire of the dams of 10 stakes winners –CATHRYN SOPHIA Street Boss G1, EAGLE Candy Ride G3, AZAR Scat Daddy G2, LEAVE THE LIGHT ON Horse Greeley G2, MICO MARGARITA Run Away and Hide G3, JESSTHEMARINE With Distinction LR, CONQUEST TITAN Birdstone LR, HARLAN’S PURE Harlan’s Holiday G1, SING DIXIE SING Dixie Union LR, SCOOTER’S CHOICE Too Much Bling LR Street Cry Street Boss Blushing Ogygian Mineshaft Sheave Belterra

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HARZARD Investec Derby, G1, 3yos, Epsom, 3 June 2016, 2400m 1 Harzand (IRE) c Sea The Stars (IRE) – Hazariya (IRE), by Xaar (USA) 2 US Army Ranger (IRE) c Galileo (IRE) – Moonstone (GB), by Dalakhani (IRE) 3 Idaho (IRE) c Galileo (IRE) –Hveger (AUS), by Danehill (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Placings:0; Earnings: £ 907, 173 Sire SEA THE STARS is the sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2016 HARZAND Xaar G1, CLOTH OF STARS Kingmambo G2, MEKHTAAL Silver Hawk G2, Across The Stars Mark Of Esteem LR, ASTRONEREUS Surako G3, Armande Verglas G3, Chemical Charge Kingmambo LR, Sweeping Up Limamix G3, Namhroodah Medicean LR, Al Haram Rainbow Quest LR 1st dam HAZARIYA, 3 wins in Ireland, Athasi S G3, 2nd Blue Wind S G3 Dam of 5 winners: 2007: HAZARAFA (f Daylami), 2 wins in Ireland, Finale S LR 2008: Haziyna (f Halling), 2 wins, 2nd Give Thanks S G3 2010: HARASIYA (f Pivotal), 2 wins, Silver Flash S G3, 3rd Moyglare Stud S G1 2012: HAZARABA (f Oasis Dream),Winner in Ireland 2013: HARZAND (c Sea The Stars), 3 wins in GB and Ireland, Investec Derby G1, Ballysax S G3 2nd dam HAZARADJAT, 2 wins in Ireland

Dam of 7 winners: HAZARIYA: See Above HAZARISTA: 2 wins in Ireland, Blue Wind S G3, 3rd Irish Oaks G1,Yorkshire Oaks G1 Broodmare XAAR is the sire of the dams of 17 stakes winners –HARZAND Sea The Stars G1, YANKEE ROSE All American G1, VAL NANDA Fast Company LR, ASSIGN Montjeu LR, THE ALFONSO Magnus G2, EASTERN IMPACT Bahamian Bounty G3, HARLEM RIVER Fastnet Rock LR, TARGET IN SIGHT Nadeem G3, NINTH LEGION Fastnet Rock G2, CHERIE GOOD Big Bad Bob LR, ONE RAR Dane Shadow G3, XCELLENCE Champs Elysees G3, SNOW BELL Kendargent LR, HARASIYA Pivotal G3, TIFONGO Dr Fong LR, FLYING AFFAIR Heritage LR, HAZARAFA Daylami LR Cape Cross Sea The Stars Urban Sea Xaar Hazariya Hazaradjat

Green Desert Park Appeal Miswaki Allegretta Zafonic Monroe Darshaan Hazy Idea

Investec Oaks, G1, 3yof, Epsom, 3 June 2016, 2400m 1 Minding (IRE) f Galileo (IRE) –Lillie Langtry (IRE), by Danehill Dancer (IRE) 2 Architecture (IRE) f Zoffany (IRE) – Brigayev (IRE), by Fasliyev (USA) 3 Harlequeen (GB) f Canford Cliffs (IRE) – Aurelia (GB), by Rainbow Quest

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Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Placings:3; Earnings:£ 1 073 868

COUNT OF LIMONADE: 5 wins in Australia and Ireland, Celebration S LR, 3rd Anglesey S G3

Sire GALILEO is the sire of 218 stakes winners. In 2016 MINDING Danehill Dancer G1, THE GURKHA Danehill Dancer G1, BEACON ROCK Danehill Dancer G3, PHOTO CALL Rock Of Gibraltar G3, ORDER OF ST GEORGE Gone West LR, THE MAJOR GENERAL Danehill LR, CUFF Danehill LR, DECORATED KNIGHT Storm Cat LR, BONDI BEACH Danehill G3, LAUNCHED Darshaan LR, SEVENTH HEAVEN Johannesburg LR, SAYANA Danehill LR, US ARMY RANGER Dalakhani G3, FOUND Intikhab G3, APPLE BETTY Mozart LR, MIZZOU Darshaan G3, MIDTERM Oasis Dream G3, PRETTY PERFECT Danehill LR, BLACK SEA Lemon Drop Kid LR, THE UNITED STATES Pivotal G1, FAUFILER Celtic Swing LR

Broodmare sire DANEHILL DANCER is the sire of the dams of 33stakes winners –THE GURKHA Galileo G1, MINDING Galileo G1, MUSIC MAGNATE Written Tycoon G1, RECORDER Galileo G3, HAWKSMOOR Azamour G2, CZABO Sixties Icon LR, STREET RAPPER Street Boss G3, BEACON ROCK Galileo G3, BRILLIANT CRIMSON Trippi LR, BACIMI PICCOLA Equiano G3, SUYOOF Magic Albert G3, TANNAAF High Chaparral G1, BEST TO THELIGHN Align G3, LITE’N MY VEINS Henrythenavigator G3, CHARMED HARMONY Hussonet G3, LIGHT MUSIC Elusive Quality LR, LA PASSE Street Sense G2, CASSINA DE POMME Pounced G3, KIND OF MAGIC Galileo LR, FADHAYYIL Tamayuz LR, WEDDING VOW Galileo G3, LADY TIANA Sir Percy G2, ARTLEE Excellent Art LR, KISSED BY ANGELS Galileo G3, HI WORLD High Chaparral G3, BE MY GAL Galileo G3, VINNIE EAGLE I Am Invincible G3, INFINITE MAGIC More Than Ready G2, MINCE Medicean G3, QUEST FOR PEACE Galileo G3, THE BOGBERRY Hawk Wing G3, LISCANNA Sadler’s Wells G3, JANINA Namid LR

1st dam LILLIE LANGTRY, Joint Champion 3YO Female Miler in 2010, 5 wins in GB and Ireland, Coronation S G1, Matron S G1, Debutante S G2, 3rd Moyglare Stud S G1 Dam of 2 winners: 2012: KISSED BY ANGELS (f Galileo),Winner in Ireland, 1000 Guineas Trial S G3 2013: MINDING (f Galileo), 5 wins in GB and Ireland, Investec Oaks G1, 1000 Guineas G1, Moyglare Stud S G1, Fillies Mile G1, 2nd Irish 1000 Guineas G1, Debutante S G2 2nd dam HOITY TOITY, Unraced Dam of 2 winners: LILLIE LANGTRY: See Above

Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea Danehill Dancer Lillie Langtry Hoity Toity

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Danehill Mira Adonde Darshaan Hiwaayati


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International Racehorse Magazine June 2016  

International Racehorse Magazine June 2016

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