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Adver tisers List Letter from the Editor Cover Feature: Magnificent Enable “the best filly I have ever ridden” Liesl King Lifestyle Essentials Breeding Stats Black Type Pages Sarah Whitelaw
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2017 - Another great year for BSA! Sarah Whitelaw A Not so glorious Goodwood Festival Liesl King Lanzerac Wines: Make a Statement in Horse Racing Reversal of For tunes Michele MacDonald 2017 Cape Summer Season Liesl King Equus Awards 2017 the winners and then some Liesl King Equus Awards in Pictures Extraordinary: Secretariat, Chenery Fondly Remembered Michele MacDonald Ruling The World Michele MacDonald
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elcome to this our 21st Milestone Edition of International Race Horse Magazine. With 2017 racing to its end, we can’t help but feel excited about months of fabulous racing ahead.
The Cape Summer Racing Season kicks off and Liesl King takes a look at some of the season’s returning stars and up-andcoming youngsters on page 32. Liesl also spent some time at the Goodwood racecourse, home of the “Duel on the Downs”, to witness a clash between two of the most powerful racing operations in the world, Coolmore and Godolphin, albeit in a torrential downpour, on page 16. Liesl visits Gestüt Röttgen, a stud on the outskirts of Cologne in Germany for a story as old as time. Passion, influence and revenge, read all about it on page 70. The South African racing fraternity honoured their champions during the annual Equus Awards, The Oscars of Racing, on page 38. Michele MacDonald looks back at a true pioneer, Penny Chenery. Our sincere condolences go to the Chenery family. More about her and the legendary Secretariat on page 46. Michele witnessed a true reversal of fortunes, following on Arrogate’s explosive victory during the 2017 Dubai World Cup over rival Gun Runner. Gun Runner turned the tables and is possibly set to even erase his rival’s massive earnings record. More on page 26. When it comes to earning power in the horse racing universe, Deep Impact has no rival, Michele rounds off her features with a look at a this incredible stallion on page 53. Marie Chin spoke to the internationally recognised artist, Erna Goudbeek about her inspiration, love of nature and the passion her subjects evoke in her oil paintings on page 64. With lots more in this edition to get through I leave you here.
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“ T H E B E S T F I L LY I H AV E E V E R R I D D E N ” Enable (GB) – she is only three years old and yet the beautiful bay filly with the long ears is already a household name across the globe. Enable bounced onto the scene in June this year with an emphatic victory in the Group 1 Investec Oaks, where she powered clear to win by five, despite the race being run in extreme conditions. A month later she lined up in the Group 1 Irish Oaks, where she delivered a repeat performance, this time winning by five and a half lengths.
COVER FEATURE wo weeks later Enable was in action again. This time, stepping out in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, against the boys at Ascot. Again the filly, with regular rider Frankie Dettori in the saddle, came home lonely, winning by four. Three Group One victories in two months is a big ask of any three-year-old, colt or filly and yet Enable and her trainer John Gosden was far from done. A month later Enable completed the trifecta winning the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks again by five lengths.The filly was now the firm favourite for the most famous race in the world, the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. Gosden however was going to take it one day at a time.The Arc was still six weeks away and the astute trainer knew just how much could go wrong in the space of six weeks. Yet Enable is not only blessed with an extraordinary athletic ability and gorgeous looks, she also has an incredible temperament and as the weeks rolled by the filly stayed fit, healthy and happy. The clear favourite with the punters, Enable however, had not yet been entered in the Arc and in order to run, she would have to be supplemented at a cost of €120,000. Four days before the Arc, on the 27th of September, Enable was finally supplemented for the race.
At the 400m mark Dettori decided that he had been patient long enough. He pulled the filly out and Enable, delighted to be given her head, cruised past the leaders in a matter of strides. Dettori gave her three taps on the rump, indicating that the time had come to stretch out and the filly flew. In scenes reminiscent of the mighty Frankel, Enable, flying over the soft track, effortlessly flying over the soft track, extended away from the field. Now Dettori is a showman of note, known for his standing-in-thestirrups celebrations and his trademark flying dismount.Yet on the flying filly, he was crouched low, head down, leaving the limelight to the magnificent filly as she annihilated the opposition. And magnificent she was, crossing the line two and a half lengths clear
Gosden is not known as a man of few words, yet his tribute to his star was as eloquent as it was succinct. “She is magnificent! “She is a majestic queen of a filly!” Gosden also revealed the huge pressure that comes with having a star such as Enable in your care. “It has been hellish,” he said. “You watch the filly every moment and are in danger of wearing down a path from your back door to her box. It’s the expectation, so when she wins like that it’s a relief and you can really enjoy it. She can cruise and then put in a massive turn of foot. Her acceleration kills off a field. She’s done it before and done it today. She has a great mind on her as well. She enjoys her training and like Treve she has big ears.We like big ears” he adds with a smile.
Now Dettori is a showman of note, known for his standing-in-thestirrups celebrations and his trademark flying dismount. Yet on the flying filly, he was crouched low, head down, leaving the limelight to the magnificent filly as she annihilated the opposition.
In hindsight, one wonders why Gosden waited so long. He already knew what the rest of us only suspected, that he had the filly of a lifetime residing in his stables. For on Sunday, the 1st of October 2017, Enable came round the home bend tucked in behind the O’Brien pair of Order Of St George and Idaho. In the familiar green, pink and white colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah, Dettori was sitting quietly in the saddle, with the filly on a tight hold and moving easily.
while easing down and with her ears pricked. Enable recorded her fifth Group 1 victory and Dettori his fifth Arc, gaining him the title of the jockey with the most Arc victories.
Arguably the most famous jockey in the world, Dettori has ridden many a superstar. Most recently piloting another Gosden trained star, Golden Horn to victory in the 2015 Arc. Yet Dettori rates Enable as the best filly he has ever ridden. “C’est magnifique. She is the best filly I have ever ridden. Usually in an Arc something happens, but it was so smooth and so effortless. I was quite shocked. Then you ask yourself, ‘I’m not actually dreaming? This is true, isn’t it?’ I was quite emotional and able to enjoy it because it happened so easily,” Dettori said.
The big question now is whether the daughter of Nathaniel will race on as a four-year-old. It is quite clear that Gosden and Dettori would dearly like to see her take on the world as an even better and stronger four-year-old. The decision however lies with her owner Prince Khalid Abdullah and his racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe was justifiably cautious. “We’ll see how she is and I’ll talk to Prince Khalid in good time – but there’s no hurry for that decision. She is fine this morning and yesterday was a very special day, as a victory it was hugely important to us,” he said. “It was Frankie’s fifth Arc, Prince Khalid’s fifth Arc and Enable’s fifth Group 1 win. It was a tremendous performance”, he added
One thing is certain; Enable has done more than enough this year and will now have a well-deserved rest. Prince Khalid sportingly raced star mare Midday until she was five and even Frankel, the greatest runner of recent times was allowed to share his brilliance with the world for an extra year. So one can but hope that the Prince allows Enable to return to the track in 2018 and if she does, make sure you are in Longchamp for the running of the 97th Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe!
Bela-Bela captures her third Gr1 win, coming home lonely in the Garden Province. The Equus Award winner has been tested in foal to Gimmethegreenlight.
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2017 - ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR BSA!
Bloodstock South Africa enjoyed yet another wonderful season in 2017 when their graduates continued to make waves.
istory was made at the 2017 National Yearling Sale when a Var filly, consigned by Varsfontein Stud under the name of Goddess Var, was knocked down to Shadwell South Africa for R5 000 000.This was a new record price for a yearling sold at the TBA complex in Germiston. The record breaking Goddess Var was produced by Fidelity, a winning daughter of Captain Al and former Equus Champion Promisefrommyheart, herself the dam of stakes winners Master Of My Fate and Justthewayyouare.
The 2017 NationalYearling Sale also saw a Silvano colt, consigned by Lammerskraal Stud, fetch R4 000 000 and no fewer than 19 yearlings fetch R1 million plus. Despite being held in a very tough economic market, the National Sale once again proved a highlight of the South African thoroughbred auction calendar. The top lot sold fetched double the price of the highest yearling sold at the 2016 sale, and the average, given the economic climate, held up reasonably well during the sale.
Lady In Black captures the Gr1 Thekweni Stakes. The Dynasty filly is undefeated from three starts and crowned Equus Champion 2YO Filly for the season. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
R1,3million National Yearling Sales graduate, Marinaresco, welcomed by his connections after capturing the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July.
The Equus Awards for the past season also highlighted the quality of thoroughbred sold off BSA auctions. Legal Eagle, who has been a wonderful poster-boy for Bloodstock South Africa, won his second straight title as Horse Of The Year and also scored repeat titles as Champion Miler and Champion Older Male. Bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm and raced by Mayfair Speculators, Legal Eagle, a R425 000 buy from the 2013 National Sale, has now a remarkable six Equus Awards to his credit. Other recent Equus Award winners to have been sold off BSA sale include the remarkable Hermoso Mundo (Champion Stayer), a R200 000 buy from the 2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, who recorded a unique treble during the season when winning all of the G3 Gold Bowl, G3 SABC Gold Vase and G3 eLan Gold Cup. The Mauritzfontein bred gelding has earned over R1.5 million and he won’t stop here!
defied top weight to win South Africa’s most famous horse-race going away.The diminutive bay, who was also victorious in the G2 Independent on Saturday Drill Hall Stakes during the season just past, made history when making trainer Candice Bass Robinson the first female trainer ever to saddle a July winner. Bred by Mauritzfontein, Marinaresco, who has now earned in excess of R5 million, was a R1.3 million purchase from the 2014 National Yearling Sale.The son of champion sire Silvano also made amends for finishing a close, and arguably unlucky, second in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July when beaten only by a poor draw and The Conglomerate.
Unbeaten filly Lady In Black was named Equus Champion 2YO Filly –the Willem Engelbrecht JR bred filly having cost R1.1 million at the 2016 National Yearling Sale –after a season which saw the Dynasty filly win all three of her starts including the G1 Thekwini Stakes. She looks destined for classic glory!
The list of Grade One races won by Bloodstock South Africa sold horses during 2016-2017 is an impressive one. BSA graduates won all of the G1 Vodacom Durban July, G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, G1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes, G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes, G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes, G1 Princess Charlene Of Monaco Empress Club Stakes, G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge, G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge, G1 Thekwini Stakes, G1 Premiers Champion Stakes, G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint, and G1 Mercury Sprint last season and look poised for another big year in 2017-2018.
Marinaresco, himself a former Equus Champion, became the seventh Bloodstock South Africa sold thoroughbred to land the G1 Vodacom Durban July in the past eight years when he
The Cheveley Stud bred Bela-Bela, now retired to stud, proved a wonderful flagbearer for BSA, with the R1.4 million National Two Year Old Sale buy earning more than R2.6 million during her career
Hermoso Mundo made a clean sweep of the feature stayer races, ending with the Gold Cup at Greyville.
and winning three times at the highest level. Bull Valley, who was named Horse Of The Season at the 2017 KZN Racing Awards, was another great advert for BSA with the Toreador gelding winning both the G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and G1 Mercury Sprint, while the ever game Varsfontein Stud bred Captain America, a R400 000 buy from the 2012 National Sale, pushed his earnings past R4.9 million this season. First BSA sale to take place in 2018 will be the CapeYearling Sale, to be held once again at the majestic Mistico Equestrian Centre, which will take place on Feburary 25th. The Cape regional sale has certainly made its mark in recent years, with recent high-class graduates including such top-class stakes winners as Doosra, Gold Standard, Green Pepper and Hack Green, and buyers are sure to find more gems in the 2018 Cape sale. South Africaâ€™s premier yearling sale, the 2018 National Yearling Sale, is scheduled to be held in Germiston on April 24-26th next year, while the ever popular KZN Yearling Sale will once again take place, just before the 2018 Vodacom Durban July, on July 5th and 6th. South Africaâ€™s best value for money sale, and regular producer of champions, the National Two Year Old Sale has been pencilled in for the 16th and 17th of August next year. A full list of sales dates can be viewed online at www.tba.co.za
BSA Record priced yearling Goddess Var, bred and consigned by Varsfontein Stud, sold for R5-million to Shadwell Stud. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
Ladies in blue and white
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A NOT SO GLORIOUS GOODWOOD FESTIVAL Nestled on a hilltop with views as far as the eye can see, one can easily understand from whence the famous Goodwood Racing Festival acquired the nickname “Glorious Goodwood”.
Here Comes When beats Ribchester
part from views that stretch from the Isle of Wight in the south to the rolling green hills of the Sussex Downs in the north, the Goodwood Estate, sprawling over 11,500 acres, is a magical place in itself. A golf course winds its way through the Estate’s ancient forests, a motor racing track where the annual Festival of Speed is held, an airfield, acres of farm land and in the centre of it all the magnificent Goodwood House, home of the 11th Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Aubigny.
monsoon hit Goodwood. Of course it was on the day that the most important feature of the Festival, the G1 Sussex Stakes was due to be run. Known colloquially as the Duel on the Downs, it is a race that always seems to throw up two star performers, ready to fight it out. The initial “Duel on the Downs” in 2011 was between a young unbeaten Frankel and the leading older miler Canford Cliffs. Frankel prevailed with ease and his dominance was such that the 2012 Sussex Stakes heralded no duel, just an exhibition gallop by the mighty colt. Since then Dawn Approach and Toronado in 2013 and Toronado and Kingman in 2014 treated eager spectators to fascinating duels down the Goodwood home straight. Solow, arguably the world’s best miler emulated Frankel in 2015, coming home lonely, while 2016 saw another epic fight to the bitter end in which The Gurkha defeated 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold.
The Goodwood racecourse is truly the most beautiful course in England, well that is if the weather gods play along. Yet even when the occasional sea fret blows in, cloaking the course in a damp, cold mist, it is just a mere inconvenience. Visibility may be almost zero, but the track stays good and the 2017 was billed not only as the Duel on the Downs, but also racing fast and furious! This year however, was a completely as a clash between the two most powerful racing operations different kettle of fish as what can only be described as a in the world, Coolmore and Godolphin. In the Coolmore
Elena Rowland - the winner
camp, Churchill, the duel 2000 Guineas winner was ready to take on his year older rival, the Godolphin owned Ribchester, trained by Richard Fahey. Ribchester had a heady start to 2017, winning the G1 Lockinge Stakes, before setting a new track record in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. The two had never met and a battle of epic proportion was expected. Then the rain came down. Wherever his horses are racing, Churchill’s trainer Aidan O’Brien can always be found walking the course in the hours leading up to a big race and Goodwood was no exception. Well except for the fact that the worst rainstorm in memory was lashing Goodwood. High winds and horizontal driving rain tore flags from their poles and sent sodden racegoers scurrying for cover, while the walkways around the grandstand quickly turned into deep lakes. In this terrible weather, O’Brien could be seen walking the course. Anywhere else racing would probably have been cancelled as the course turned waterlogged and the going changed to heavy in a matter of minutes. The English however are made
Al Jazi and Dettori
of sterner stuff and the announcement came that racing would proceed, followed shortly by another even more shocking announcement. Churchill had been withdrawn. Now Churchill’s home country of Ireland is a damp place indeed and O’Brien’s horses are all very capable of handling a wet track. So the decision to withdraw for the safety of the horse, gives an idea of just how dire the conditions were. Would Ribchester follow? Fahey‘s belief in his horse was absolute and he bravely announced that the multiple Group 1 winner would take his place in the starting lineup. It was to be a decision that Fahey would regret forever. Coming down the hill and into the home straight, Ribchester was comfortably in the lead. In the closing stages however, the deteriorating conditions starting taking their toll. Ribchester started faltering and up on his outside ranged Here Comes When, a seven-year-old Group 2 winner ridden by Jim Crowley. Here Comes When relished a cut in the ground and here on the sodden Goodwood track he was in his element. Champion that he is, Ribchester fought back bravely, but Here Comes When still had a neck on him
Racing in the rain
as the line flashed by. A great horse squarely beaten by the conditions. A sodden end to one of the season’s great races. Glorious Goodwood may have been hit by the worst weather in its history during the week, but by Friday order was restored. The sun came out; the gale force winds died down, allowing the ladies to dress in their blue and white outfits, instead of their wellies and macs, for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Best dressed competition. Over the years the racegoers have gradually taken the blue and white theme on board and while the entire course wasn’t quite decked in blue and white, it was pretty close. Friday also featured the running of the G3 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Stakes over 1400m. 1400m is a specialist event at which only certain horses excel and French trainer Francois Rohaut seems to have a stable full of them. In 2015 he won the race with Amy Eria, following up in 2016 with Al Jazi, both owned by Al Shaqab Racing. For his hat trick in 2017, Rohaut again fielded Al Jazi, this time adding extra fire power in the form of Frankie Dettori.
Dettori however, was uncharacteristically winless so far at the Festival, with many a close finish, but no winning skywards leap towards the waiting crowd. Despite a dash for the line by Eternally (GB),Tomyris (GB) and even former South African runner Same Jurisdiction (SAF), the result was never in any doubt. With just over 400m left to go Dettori sent Al Jazi into the lead and the mare extended away from her rivals to win by 1.25 lengths with Eternally in second and Tomyris in third, a further head back. The roar as the popular jockey entered the winner’s circle was deafening. Dettori did not disappoint and despite his recent troubles with a persistent shoulder injury, he flew skywards in style, followed by a happy dance once safely back on the ground. A delighted Dettori is indeed a sight to behold. While Dettori, Rohaut and Al Shaqab Racing celebrated, Elena Rowland was crowned the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Best Dressed Lady! Elena and her partner will be jetted off to South Africa in January 2018 to attend the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. Lets just hope the weather is better!
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By Michele MacDonald
REVERSAL OF FORTUNES
G U N R UN NERâ€™S RI SE TO C HAL L E NGE ARR OGATE AND THE RE C ORD BOOK S When $10 million was on the line, the floodlights were shining and the mud was flying at Meydan, it was not even close.
ARROGATE. Photo by Michele MacDonald
rrogate thundered past Gun Runner as if he was running in slow motion, and the muscular gray cruised to one of the most impressive victories in the history of the Dubai World Cup. He left his copper-coated rival 2 ¼ lengths behind even though he had totally missed the break and lagged far behind in the early going while Gun Runner had loped along near the front with a storybook trip.
Downs and the Whitney and Woodward Stakes at Saratoga since returning to the United States. He has bloomed with robust health, seemingly getting bigger and quicker with each race.
The incredible victory earned Arrogate his standing as the world’s highest rated horse of 2017 at 134.
“And,” Geroux maintained, “I don’t think he is 100 percent cranked up yet. I really do think he has another step forward.”
“Stronger. Faster. Overall, he is just getting better,” jockey Florent Geroux declared after a 10 ¼-length Woodward tour de force that may have been a career-best performance, even if completed against only four opponents lacking a comparable stature.
In the six months that have followed that breathtaking performance, The Candy Ride colt’s condition and performances have Winchell thinking about what could possibly be accomplished in the future, however, a shocking reversal of fortunes has taken place. and not just in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, although America’s As improbable as it may seem for anyone who witnessed Arrogate richest race is the next planned step. at Meydan, Gun Runner now looms in position to upend the champion in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and possibly even go on The fact that the Classic will be run at Del Mar, which is hosting the Breeders’ Cup for the first time, makes Winchell smile even to erase his rival’s massive earnings record. more. While Gun Runner was winning his races with ease this “He is thriving.Yes, thriving,” declared Gun Runner’s co-owner Ron summer, Arrogate lost both his starts and looked only a shadow Winchell with a smile while buying young stock at the Keeneland of his former self—and both those races were at Del Mar, on a surface he clearly did not enjoy. September yearling sale. Gun Runner has fired three consecutive impressive winning efforts in prestigious Grade 1 events - the Stephen Foster at Churchill
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If Gun Runner were to prevail in the Classic and remain healthy, then Winchell said it is possible he could race on to the Pegasus
GUN RUNNER - The Stephen Foster Handicap Gr l. Photo by Coady Photography
World Cup Invitational Stakes, which is set to be worth $16 million in 2018, and a second run at the Dubai World Cup.
While those machinations continue behind the scenes, Gun Runner keeps right on working and thriving.
Although stud plans for the colt to retire to co-owner Three Chimneys Farm are pending, they might just remain pending.
Returned to Churchill Downs from Saratoga, he breezed on September 24 and was due to travel to California at the end of the month to continue to prepare for the Classic for trainer Steve Asmussen, who reflected after the Woodward that the colt had “proved his worth.”
“Historically, I usually run them on when they’re older, so we’ll just see what happens in the Classic and we’ll go from there,” said Winchell. “Obviously, if the Pegasus happens and it’s a big purse, and Dubai is a big purse, it makes a big difference in the decision.” There is some question about the Pegasus race since a dozen stakeholders must each contribute $1 million in order to make the race happen, with The Stronach Group adding in the remaining $4 million.
At this stage, it’s clearly plausible that Gun Runner’s worth, in every sense, could soar even higher. He already has banked an enviable $5,738,500, including the $2 million he earned in Dubai for finishing second. But if he were to win the Classic, the Pegasus and the World Cup, he could conceivably increase his total earnings to a staggering $23 million.
The race is scheduled for January 27 at Stronach Group-owned Gulfstream Park, but the required number of participants had not yet committed the funds as of mid-September, according to those involved, and deadlines have been extended until late this year.
That may be a lot of “ifs,” but assuming Gun Runner prevailed in that lucrative trio, he would become racing’s all-time leader, even surpassing horses that run in Japan for the world’s largest purses, such as Triple Crown winner Orfevre, who earned $19,005,276. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
GUN RUNNER. Photo by Michele MacDonald
Asmussen is not thinking about numbers, and the rest of the Gun Runner camp also is keeping its own sort of radio silence on predictions or goals past the Breeders’ Cup Classic and another tangle with Arrogate. In both their previous encounters, Arrogate has won convincingly.
Everything he’s doing is exactly according to plan,” O’Rourke said “(Baffert) wanted to give him a little time to freshen up and get his energy back up after the Pacific Classic and he said he’s spot on where he hoped he would be and where he needs him to be, so we’re moving forward.
But this is a new Gun Runner, one now rated the third best horse in the world at 127 behind only Arrogate in his Dubai performance and Australia’s Winx at 132. And this is now a new scenario, with Gun Runner ascending and Arrogate struggling.
“Absolutely,” O’Rourke added when asked if Arrogate was on track for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Garrett O’Rourke, the American manager for owner Juddmonte Farms, reported during the Keeneland yearling sale that Arrogate is doing well. The colt worked a brisk five furlongs for trainer Bob Baffert following the Pacific Classic on September 26.
If he can return to his Dubai form, it is difficult to imagine any horse defeating Arrogate. And if he wins his second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Classic, Arrogate will become the first horse in history to gallop past the $20 million barrier.
Beyond that race, O’Rourke hinted that it would not be out of the question for Arrogate to race on if the Pegasus takes place. “I think everything culminates with the Breeders’ Cup Classic,” Arrogate won the inaugural Pegasus and used it as a launching Asmussen said. “That is why (Gun Runner) is in training this pad to Dubai, banking $13 million for winning those two events, a year and that has been the goal and continues to be the goal. tremendous haul that Juddmonte undoubtedly has not forgotten. We will do our best to get him there in as good a shape as “We take it one step at a time, and Prince Khalid will make all possible. If we are fortunate to have success there, everything those decisions (about whether Arrogate races more or retires to else will take care of itself.” stud duty) at the right time, and we’ll give him all the information to help make those decisions,” O’Rourke said. The Arrogate camp, while deflated by the losses in the San Diego Handicap, in which the Unbridled’s Song colt was never Arrogate’s career earnings stand at $17,302,600, an all-time in the race and finished fourth, and in the Pacific Classic Stakes, record for any horse outside Japan and behind only Orfevre and in which he mounted a mild rally to finish second, is not ready another Japanese champion, Gentildonna, when Japanese runners’ to surrender. earnings are counted in U.S. dollars.
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Text & Photos by Liesl King
2017 CAPE SUMMER SEASON Torrential downpours followed by beautiful sunny days, the heady scent of blossoms and racing returning to Durbanville means just one thing, spring is in the air and a new Cape racing season is about to start. The season kicks off with the running of the R250, 000 G3 Matchem Stakes and the R250, 000 G3 Diana Stakes, both over 1400m, at the newly resurfaced Durbanville racecourse on the 7th of October.
oth races have attracted some hardhitting contenders with Guineas master, Dean Kannemeyer sending out his unbeaten Western Winter colt Last Winter in the Matchem Stakes, while Grade 1 winner Just Sensual takes her place in the Diana Stakes. The Kannemeyer-trained Capetown Noir, now doing stallion duty at Summerhill Stud, also made his seasonal debut in the Matchem before going on to win the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. Kannemeyer however cautions that while he thinks very highly of Last Winter, the colt will need to “earn his stripes” before he will be aimed at any of the Cape features.
G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Just Sensual steps out in the Diana Stakes as her season’s opener. Ramsden is faced with an enjoyable dilemma here as Just Sensual is as competitive sprinting as she is over the mile, giving her the options of either taking on the boys in the G1 Cape Flying Championship over 1000m or competing against her own sex in the G1 Majorca Stakes over a mile. Ramsden reported that for now Just Sensual will start over the sprint distances, but that plans could change as the season progresses. The other interesting addition to the Matchem field is Glen Kotzen’s Gold Standard. Gold Standard won the Selangor Cup last year before a solid second in the G1 Cape Guineas behind William Longsword and a fourth in the Sun Met behind Whisky
Baron. Sadly the colt returned injured and has been off the track for nine months. A recent grass gallop at Kenilworth racecourse saw a superb looking Gold Standard going through his paces under Richard Fourie. Kotzen has indicated that Gold Standard is likely to follow the tried and tested route of the Green Point Stakes leading into the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, with the ultimate goal being the G1 Sun Met at the end of the Cape season. Three established stars who will also be following that same route are 2016 G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Marinaresco, G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner Captain America and Horse of the Year Legal Eagle. Legal Eagle will be defending his L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate crown for the third year running. Should he succeed, he will be just one victory short of matching the legendary Pocket Power’s four straight victories in what is considered to be the premier weight-for-age mile event in the country. The established stars won’t have it all their own way though. Coming up through the ranks are youngsters such as Edict of Nantes and Horizon. G1 Cape Investec Derby winner Edict of Nantes finished off the season with a flying third in the Vodacom Durban July and the Brett Crawford trained colt will be a strong
contender on the tried and tested route to possible Sun Met glory. The Candice Bass-Robinson trained Dynasty colt, Horizon, stepped up to his R5.2 million prize tag when comfortably winning the G3 Politian Stakes in January and followed that up with a third in the G1 Daily News 2000 at Greyville in June. According to Bass-Robinson, Horizon will follow the same path as Edict Of Nantes, but a start in the G2 Premiers Trophy over 1800m could also be included in the burly colt’s program. Of her youngsters, Bass-Robinson indicated that her only real standout at this point seems to be Dutch Philip. The son of Champion Sprinter What A Winter won the G3 Cape of Good Hope Nursery over 1200m at his last start and has only contested the sprint distances to date. According to BassRobinson she is going to step him up in distance in the Cape Classic (1400m) at the end of October and depending on how he handles that, a decision will be made as to whether he will be a Cape Guineas contender. Bass-Robinson also trains Nightingale, who finished a gallant fourth in the Vodacom Durban July last year. The now five-year-old mare will have either the Paddock Stakes over 1800m or the Majorca over 1600m as her main target for the season.
Another lady heading to Cape Town is the Dennis Drier trained Miss Frankel, a daughter of Champion Sprinter Val De Ra, who recently won her second start by four lengths. According to Drier there are no definite plans for the daughter of super sire Frankel yet. Miss Frankel will be accompanied by a classy pair of unbeaten three-year-olds, the colt Sand And Sea, who will be aimed at the Cape Guineas and the filly Lady in Black, who is likely to contest the Cape Fillies Guineas. Drier however is never without a sprinter or two in his ranks and he adds that Durban Dash winner Sommerlied is also travelling to the Cape to contest some of the upcoming sprints.
Last but certainly not least is a filly that recently won her first start. Why am I including her you may ask? Well she is trained by master tactician Dean Kannemeyer; she is by Champion sire Dynasty and she trashed a field of thirteen runners over the Scottsville 1750m, winning by four. Her name is Hashtagyolo and Kannemeyer considers her a very smart staying filly. So do not be surprised if she pops up in a feature or two during the season. Established stars, youngsters with big reputations and the odd newcomer sneaking in under the radar; what an exciting Cape Summer Season to look forward to.
Text & Photos by Liesl King
EQUUS AWARDS 2017 THE WINNERS AND THEN SOME
The highlight of the South African racing scene, the annual Equus Awards, where honour and glory is bestowed in ten racing categories, is an eagerly awaited affair by owners, trainers and breeders alike. Receiving an Equus award is akin to receiving an Oscar. A beautiful trophy to adorn the mantelpiece and your equine’s achievement printed in bold black in sales catalogues for all to see. With categories ranging across all age groups, sexes and distances, these awards are as hotly contested as they are debated.
016 saw the supremely talented four-year-old Legal Eagle sweep the boards at the Equus Awards. Top horses often garner awards from a young age on. Yet Legal Eagle only burst onto the scene as a four-year-old during the 2015/2016 season. In an astounding display of sheer class, the son of Greys Inn won the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, the G1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes and the G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge. Legal Eagle had conquered the 2015 G1 SA Derby as a three-year-old, but all that victory earned him was two Equus nominations. Now, one season later, three Group 1’s painted a whole different picture and Legal Eagle walked away with the titles of Champion Older Horse, Champion Miler and the ultimate award, the title of South African Horse of the Year. Many doubted that the feat could be repeated in 2017. Legal Eagle, now five, had other ideas. A repeat
performance, why not? He casually strolled home unchallenged in the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the G1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes, before going down by a short head to Deo Juvente in the G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge. And with those feats the galloping bay will join the mighty Pocket Power as the only horses to win the same three Equus titles, including the Horse of the Year title, in two consecutive years. It may have been a second round of Champion Older Horse, Champion Miler and South African Horse of the Year titles, but trust me, second time round was all the sweeter for his owner Markus Jooste and his trainer Sean Tarry. There was more joy on Equus night when Carry On Alice was announced as Champion Older Female and Champion Sprinter. The star sprinter astonishingly did not received a single Equus award in her first three years of racing. Carry On Alice however, made up for all those years of mere nominations by promptly collecting two trophies at once and her connections’ celebrations once the announcement was made, pretty much raised the roof.
Alice, as she is affectionately known by her owners Chris van Niekerk, Dr Jill Warner and John Koster, won her first Group 1 at the tender age of two, when she trounced the boys in the G1 SA Nursery winning by 2.5 lengths. The 2017 winner of that race, Mustaaqeem (AUS), earned the title of Champion Two Year Old Colt for his victory. Carry On Alice was not so lucky and her stunning victory earned her a mere nomination in the category of Champion Two Year Old Filly in 2014. 2015 saw Carry On Alice win the G1 SA Fillies Sprint and in 2016, she again trounced the boys coming home lonely in the G1 Computaform Sprint. Yet neither effort was deemed good enough to bestow the title of Champion Sprinter upon the gutsy mare. So Alice lived up to her name and carried on. Well if one Group 1 wasn’t going to cut it then perhaps two would. January 2017 saw her flying home late against the boys, to add the G1 Cape Flying Championships trophy to her collection and in May she proved her superior sprinting abilities one last time when cantering home in the G1 SA Fillies Sprint. With motherhood beckoning, the mighty Carry On Alice had come to the end of her racing career. Again she earned several Equus nominations, but by now her owners had stopped believing that their star would ever receive the recognition she so deserved. Imagine their surprise and delight when Carry On Alice was announced as 2017 Champion Older Filly/Mare. Yet it was the title of Champion Sprinter that had been denied her so often and that she so richly deserved. Do fairy tales come true or was it too much to hope for? Apparently they do. There was a river of tears when Carry On Alice was finally announced as the 2017 Equus Champion Sprinter. Their darling, the gutsy daughter of Captain Al, who had given them so much joy for so long, had finally done it. It had taken blood, sweat, lots of tears, incredible highs and incredible lows, but Carry On Alice was the Equus Champion Sprinter at last. There were other great winners on the night, but for Legal Eagle and Carry On Alice it simply doesn’t get any better than that.
The results of the 2017 Equus Awards HORSE OF THE YEAR Legal Eagle CHAMPION 2YO COLT: Mustaaqeem CHAMPION 2YO FILLY: Lady In Black CHAMPION 3YO COLT: Edict Of Nantes CHAMPION 3YO FILLY: Just Sensual CHAMPION OLDER MALE: Legal Eagle CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE: Carry On Alice CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000 – 1200m; age/gender immaterial): Carry On Alice CHAMPION MILER (1400 – 1600; age/gender immaterial): Legal Eagle CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1800 – 2200; age/gender immaterial): Whisky Baron CHAMPION STAYER (2400m and up; age/gender immaterial): Hermoso Mundo SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Mike de Kock CHAMPION STALLION Silvano CHAMPION BROODMARE Mystic Spring CHAMPION BREEDER Klawervlei Stud OUTSTANDING STALLION Dynasty OUTSTANDING BREEDER AWARD Varsfontein Stud APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR Lyle Hewitson CHAMPION JOCKEY Anthony Delpech CHAMPION TRAINER Sean Tarry OWNER OF THE YEAR Mayfair Speculators (PTY) Ltd (Nom: MR D Brugman)
Carry On Alice
A Record Breaking Season 2016/17 A Guineas Double & The Derby in 2016/17 “To win a 3 year old classic is a lifelong ambition for any breeder. To win three in the same year is simply unheard of and must be a World record of sorts” - Bill Oppenheim, 24 March 2017
G1 winners of
Stakes Winners of
8 G1 races 19 Stakes Races
WILLIAM LONGSWORD (SAF) - G1 CAPE GUINEAS
JUST SENSUAL (SAF) - EQUUS CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
EDICT OF NANTES (SAF) - EQUUS CHAMPION 3YO COLT
CARRY ON ALICE (SAF) - EQUUS CHAMPION SPRINTER & EQUUS CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Champion South African Breeders 2016/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
CHAMPION BREEDERS KLAWERVLEI STUD R31,041,576 SUMMERHILL STUD R20,056,901 MAINE CHANCE FARMS R15,816,713 HIGHLANDS STUD R13,070,375 VARSFONTEIN STUD R12,791,350 AVONTUUR STUD R10,943,013 ASCOT STUD R9,490,200 MAURITZFONTEIN R8,975,350
NUMBER OF EQUUS AWARDS 1. KLAWERVLEI STUD 5 2. AVONTUUR STUD 3 3= KLAWERVLEI & ARROWFIELD 1 ARROWFIELD STUD 1 CHEVELEY STUD 1 MAURITZFONTEIN 1 VARSFONTEIN STUD 1
RAFEEF (AUS) - G1 COMPUTAFORM SPRINT
NUMBER OF G1 WINNERS 1. KLAWERVLEI STUD 2= KLAWERVLEI & ARROWFIELD AMBIANCE STUD ARROWFIELD STUD AVONTUUR STUD CHEVELEY STUD HIGHLANDS STUD WILGERBOSDRIFT
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MUSTAAQEEM (AUS) - EQUUS CHAMPION 2YO COLT
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Markus Jooste & Moses Tembe
The Live Show Co. Grant Knowles, John Koster, Mike de Kock & Vidrik Thurling
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Eerste foto credit: Secretariat, with Jockey Ron Turcotte up, crosses the finish line alone to win the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 1973. (AP Photo/File)
By Michele MacDonald
EXTRAORDINARY: SECRETARIAT, CHENERY FONDLY REMEMBERED
IT WAS A TIME OF STRIFE, A TIME OF TEARS.
he year 1973 still yields haunting memories of Vietnam, of Watergate, and of massive spikes in the cost of oil. Around the world, there was the Yom Kippur War and disturbing headlines about Irish Republican Army bombs and Basque terrorists.
The Exorcist terrified moviegoers while Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon. And then was the red flame that seared across the
landscape, burning away some of the pain and fearâ€”the very embodiment of uplifting glory. Secretariat. Like few other racehorses ever have done, Secretariat ignited the public imagination. Barreling through the Triple Crown as the first horse to sweep the elusive series in 25 years, the big, beautiful chestnut colt proved that even the most difficult challenges in an epoch of turmoil could be overcome.
Penny Chenery, right, leading her champion into the winnerâ€™s circle. Photo credit New York Racing Association
Lucien Laurin and Penny Chenery with Secretariat, and jockey Ron Turcotte. Photo credit New York Racing Association
And he did it all with a unique panache, setting stakes records in each of the three Classic races, although his Preakness Stakes time was not acknowledged until 2012. The Maryland Racing Commission officially changed the time 39 years after the race was run, noting problems with the original timing of the race while saluting the unparalleled performance of Secretariat.
“Mrs. Chenery exemplified the very best of our sport, serving as one of its most beloved and passionate ambassadors. She was a generous owner, tirelessly sharing the legacy of her great Triple Crown winner, Secretariat, with generations of fans that extended far beyond racing,” said Keeneland Chief Executive Officer Bill Thomason.
By his side every step of the way, which also was extraordinary for an era in which women typically were expected to recede into the background, was Helen “Penny” Chenery. Known as “The First Lady of Racing” in America, Chenery became almost as iconic as “Big Red” himself, and when she passed away on September 16 at age 95, the splendor of their run into history together was remembered with an unusual reverence.
Chenery herself did not seek the glory deflected by Secretariat, but she did devote herself to working ceaselessly to promote his legacy even in the years after his death from laminitis in 1989.
“Penny Chenery was a true pioneer in our sport and, on behalf of the women and men of the New York Racing Association, we mourn her loss and offer our condolences to the Chenery family,” said Chris Kay, chief executive officer of the New York Racing Association. Secretariat made his most memorable run down the long stretch at NYRA’s Belmont Park, flying home in the Belmont Stakes to cap his Triple Crown with a unforgettable 31-length margin of victory in world record time of 2:24 for the 1 ½ miles.
One of her most charming attributes was her fearless candor. Chenery openly conceded that she was “miscast” early in her life as a wife and mother of four children. She even revealed in a 2013 documentary film produced by her son that she had had an affair with Lucien Laurin, the trainer who conditioned both Secretariat and his stablemate Riva Ridge, who won the 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. The affair went on during the year of Secretariat’s Triple Crown and just prior to Chenery’s divorce from John Tweedy.
“It may spoil my image,” Chenery told a Kentucky newspaper in discussing the affair with Laurin, who died in 2000, when the documentary was released.“I don’t know, and at this point I don’t care. It was a tremendous experience for me to go through the “Belmont Park is where champions are crowned, and there was Secretariat years, and I just really wanted to let people know what no greater champion for women in racing than Penny Chenery. it’s like to have a top horse and no one to turn to.” We look forward to honoring her memory and celebrating the life and legacy of a woman so important to the fabric of racing in Chenery once said that “the experience of having Secretariat New York,” Kay added. rescued me.”
Secretariat’s unforgettable 31-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes. Photo credit Bob Coglianese/New York Racing Association
The entire story of Chenery and Secretariat involved more than the usual elements of chance and drama. She was called in from her home with Tweedy in Colorado to oversee the Meadow Stable established by her father, Christopher Chenery, when he began to decline from Alzheimer’s disease. Although she had no experience running a racing stable or a breeding farm, she sought advice from Arthur B. “Bull” Hancock of Claiborne Farm, and Riva Ridge’s rise to become a multiple champion and Classic winner began to turn around the fading Meadow fortunes. Secretariat famously fell into her hands by the loss of a coin flip. The Phipps family’s Wheatley Stable, which owned the accomplished Claiborne-based stallion Bold Ruler, won that flip for the choice of foals produced by two Meadow mares bred to Bold Ruler. Chenery said losing the coin toss was a relief because she wouldn’t have known which foal to choose. With the decision made by the Phipps family, The Meadow Stable gained a colt who would grow into a legend.
While he did not go on to become a brilliant sire, Secretariat proved he was worth every penny. His blood lives on in the descendants of so many of today’s top runners through the globally prolific sire lines of A.P. Indy and Storm Cat, both of whom were produced by Secretariat mares. During his own time on the racetrack, Secretariat rose above all other racing champions, transforming into a phenomenon and even appearing on the cover of Time magazine after his Belmont triumph with the simple but apropos headline: Super Horse. “The country was in a blue mood,” Chenery recalled in later years. “It was the time of Watergate and the Nixon scandals, and people wanted something to make them feel good. This red horse with the blue-and-white blinkers and silks seemed to epitomize an American hero.” Chenery followed his lead and made herself into a hero for many causes, including the aftercare of Thoroughbred racehorses. Officers of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which Chenery served soon after its creation as a vice president to the board of directors, paid special tribute to her.
A champion juvenile who won five of six starts, Secretariat went on to compete 12 times at three, winning nine races including “Though Secretariat has long since passed, he may now be two major turf stakes in addition to his Triple Crown tour de force. reunited with his longtime friend Penny Chenery, who is surely continuing to advocate for the racehorse from above. He also saved the family’s Thoroughbred enterprise; soon after The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and their horses Chenery’s father died in January 1973, the colt was syndicated by would like to take a moment to thank Penny, and share their Claiborne’s Seth Hancock for a then record $6.08 million and he appreciation for the amazing human being that she was and the retired to stud duty after his three-year-old season. pioneering work she did on TRF’s behalf,” the TRF statement said.
Secretariat Sculpture at Kentucky Horse Park by Edwin Bogucki in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Penny made everyone feel welcome to be a part of the ‘once in a lifetime’ glow of Secretariat,” said TRF’s Diana Pikulski. “Better than anyone, she understood the depth of the emotional response that he ignited in his fans, no matter male or female, young or old. She allowed us all to own Secretariat and helped us to have the experience long after he was gone. We are all lifetime fans of racing because of it.” “She gave back totally,” added Linda Dyer, TRF’s Kentucky farm manager. “She knew what a gift that was given to her with Secretariat.” Chenery also served as the first woman president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, holding that position from 1976 through 1984, and she was president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. She also became one of the first women allowed as a member of The Jockey Club in America. However, she downplayed her pioneering positions. “I did all the things I did out of instinct,” Chenery said in a 2012 interview with The Atlantic magazine.“I was not trying to be a role model.” In reaching out to the public, Chenery created the Secretariat Vox Populi Award in 2010 to honor racing’s most popular horse as acknowledged by fans.
It is my hope that the Secretariat ‘Vox Populi’ Award will be an honor that reflects the heart and soul of racing and will help build upon the devotion the public has for a horse they love,” she said. Chenery also developed the Secretariat Foundation, which assists and supports various racing community charities. Often saying that Secretariat gave her the chance to become further involved in racing and use her voice since he could not speak, Chenery spoke out in favor of banning the use of drugs in racing and she also advocated for laminitis research. She was awarded the 2006 Eclipse Award of Merit for lifetime contributions to the Thoroughbred industry, and her story with Secretariat was turned into a major motion picture by Disney Studios, which cast Diane Lane as Chenery. While she dismissed the Disney portrayal of her as having had a mystical connection with Secretariat, she did say they had “mutual respect” for one another. “I’m going to miss him terribly,” she said when Secretariat died. “He was not only a champion racehorse but a cherished friend.” That sentiment is shared throughout the sport of racing about Chenery, who like her magnificent horse, cannot be replaced.
“Penny Chenery led an extraordinary life that touched Thoroughbred racing fans and others in a unique and personal way. Thankfully, her legacy will live on for many generations to “The industry is long overdue in annually acknowledging the star come,” said Alex Waldrop, chief executive of America’s National horse who brings the most excitement and attention to the sport. Thoroughbred Racing Association.
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Al Ain after winning the Satsuki Sho in April. Photo credit Japan Racing Association
By Michele MacDonald
RULING THE WORLD
D E E P I M PA C T F O L L O W S S U N D AY S I L E N C E I N G L O B A L E A R N I N G S D O M I N AT I O N The king of the world walks with a light step. He is unfazed by yet another group gathering to pay him homage, and he gazes across his empire to see if something more interesting might await, such as the princesses of racing that have been entertaining him for months. After posing for a few photos, he saunters back to his private quarters for a nap.
Deep Impact. Photo by Michele MacDonald
his is the life of Deep Impact for about half of the year, when he is not performing his regular stallion duties during the busy Northern Hemisphere breeding season at the Shadai Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaido.
He may be lunged or walked for a while to maintain his fitness and he may occasionally cover a mare on Southern Hemisphere time, but otherwise he leads a life of leisure in the months when he is not working to create the next generation of Japanese champions. When it comes to earning power in the horse racing universe, Deep Impact has no rival and has more than earned some relaxation time. He stands above all other sires globally by progeny earnings and remarkably has done so ever since the 147 registered members of his first crop turned four in 2012. “He is still in very good condition,” said Shadai Stallion Station spokesman Keisuke Miwa of the beautifully balanced Japanese Triple Crown winner who stands about 16 hands and moves like a panther. “When he was racing, he was quite a sensitive type of horse and sometimes he didn’t want to eat. Managing him isn’t easy, but he is doing well.”
While he is now 15, the son and heir to the legacy of American champion Sunday Silence shows no signs of slowing down, and he leads all other sires worldwide by progeny earnings again this season with over $38.7 million through mid-September. To put that number in perspective, his progeny earnings are about $20 million more than the total accumulated by the progeny of European leader Galileo and $22 million more than the sons and daughters of the late Unbridled’s Song have amassed, even including Arrogate’s $13 million from the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes and the Dubai World Cup. While his numbers are partially due to Japan offering the world’s most lucrative purse structure, Deep Impact also has benefited from Group 1 wins by his offspring in Dubai, Hong Kong,Australia and France as well as in Japan. He is the first Japanese sire to achieve such extensive international success, and no other horse in the world can claim more intercontinental superiority. Deep Impact’s rise to sovereignty has mirrored the trajectory of Japanese breeding overall. The Yoshida brothers—Teruya, Katsumi and Haruya—who own and operate the Shadai Stallion Station knew that in order to make Deep Impact’s stud career, they had to invest in quality
Deep Impact. Photo by Michele MacDonald
The $5-million-plus colt foal by Deep Impact out of Elusive Wave with his new owner, winning bidder Riichi Kondo. Photo by Michele MacDonald
mares from other bloodlines since many of the top Japanese mares also descend from Sunday Silence. They invested more than $100 million in obtaining mares of the highest quality from the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and other major Japanese breeders have followed suit as far as their resources will take them.The rewards continue to roll in through Deep Impact’s offspring. Of Deep Impact’s 30 Grade/Group 1 winners, 22 have been produced by mares bred outside Japan. This year’s Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) winner Al Ain, for example, was delivered by Dubai Majesty,America’s champion female sprinter of 2010 and a daughter of Essence of Dubai. Katsumi Yoshida paid $1.1 million for Dubai Majesty in 2010 and she has produced four foals by Deep Impact, including Al Ain, a weanling filly, and a two-year-old colt named Danon Majesty. The juvenile colt was sold for $2.2 million to Masahiro Noda’s Danox Co. at the 2016 Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) select sale. This tale of one mare sums up the Yoshidas’ brilliantly successful strategy: buy top mares, breed them to Deep Impact, sell a foal
or two to pay for the mare, and then race or syndicate the other foals and make more money in addition to possibly shaping a future stallion or broodmare. Al Ain competes for Sunday Racing Co., which is the major racing operation affiliated with Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm. Another example of this winning approach is potential Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe contender Satono Diamond, the now fouryear-old Deep Impact colt out of Argentine Group 1 winner Malpensa, by Orpen. Satono Diamond triumphed in last year’s Group 1 Arima Kinen and Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger). Acquired by Katsumi Yoshida from previous owners, Malpensa also produced a colt by Deep Impact in 2016 that was sold as a foal at the JRHA sale that year for $2.7 million to Hajime Satomi, who races Satono Diamond. The American-bred Grade 1-placed Storm Cat mare Magic Storm, a $500,000 purchase at Keeneland by KatsumiYoshida, has produced Deep Impact’s Group 1 winning son Satono Aladdin and Group 1 winning daughter Lachesis. In 2014, a Deep Impact yearling colt out of Magic Storm was sold for $1.96 million at the JRHA sale. There are many other examples of this breeding blueprint
Deep Impact colt out of Champagne D’Oro. Sold for $ 1.71 million at the JRHA Sale. Photo by Michele MacDonald
coming to fruition, including Princess Olivia, an $850,000 purchase by Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in 2005. Already the dam of Grade 1 winner Flower Alley in America, the Lycius mare went on to produce the Group 1-winning Deep Impact full brothers Spielberg and Tosen Ra. The Yoshidas continue to breed their very best mares to Deep Impact, including American Horse of the Year Azeri, a $2.25 million purchase in 2009 who has been covered by the stallion every year since 2012 and this year produced a colt. In 2013 and 2014, her colt foals sold for $2.352 million and $2.45 million respectively, with each topping the JRHA foal session.
Princess of Sylmar with her 2017 Deep Impact filly. Photo by Michele MacDonald
Japanese stud book records show that Kissed by Angels also visited Deep Impact in 2016 and she produced a colt from that mating on February 7. Maybe previously delivered the now three-year-old filly Pavlenko and juvenile colt Saxon Warrior when bred to Deep Impact; Pavlenko won a maiden race for Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh in July, while Saxon Warrior has won both his starts including the Group 1 Beresford Stakes in September. Coolmore is not the only major breeding operation outside Japan to patronize Deep Impact.
The list of others that have paid the approximately $268,680 stud fee for the world sire leader’s services are like a Who’s Who in racing: Qatari Sheikh Fahad al Thani, who has a license to race in the Japan Racing Association races; Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum of Dubai; Australian Paul Fudge; Alain and Gerard Wertheimer; the Niarchos family; Lady Bamford’s Coolmore representatives David O’Loughlin and Dermot Ryan, Daylesford Stud, and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid who attended the JRHA sale in July, said the mares were Kissed al Maktoum through his Darley Japan establishment. by Angels, a Group 3 winner and sister to 2016 Cartier Horse of the Year Minding; Best In the World, a Group 3 winner and sister Australia’s Arrowfield Stud—which has long maintained a to Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner relationship with the Yoshida family and stands Deep Impact’s Found, and Fluff, a winning sister to Moyglare Stud Stakes winner sons Real Impact (a Group 1 winner in Australia and in Japan) Maybe. and Mikki Isle (a multiple Group 1 winner in Japan)—sent six Deep Impact’s international success also has untapped a new stream of top mares flowing into his court. This year, Coolmore sent three Galileo mares who are full sisters to outstanding European runners to Deep Impact.
Deep Impact’s son Kizuna, Photographed at Shadai Stallion Station 2017. Photo by Michele MacDonald
mares to Deep Impact on Southern Hemisphere time in 2015 and all produced foals late last year.
Shadai receives up to 400 applications a year for services to Deep Impact, whose forte as a sire is middle distances on the turf, said Teruya Yoshida, describing the stallion in one word: “super.”
That group included Group 1 winner Alinghi, who also was a graded winner in the United States, and she produced a filly. Patronage by Coolmore, Arrowfield and other international breeders likely will make him only more sensational even as his Another Group 1 winner, Alverta, also delivered a filly. sons begin to stake their own claims as sires. Shadai currently In Japan, the list of exceptional mares going to Deep Impact is stands a pair of Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) winners by Deep unending. This year, in addition to the Coolmore mares, he was Impact in Kizuna and Deep Brilliante, with the former covering over 200 mares this year in his second season. visited by the likes of: • American champion and French Group 1 winner Stacelita, dam of Japanese champion and Yushun Himba (Japanese “Deep Impact is still very healthy but is aging, so his book has been slightly reduced (to around 230 mares, compared with Oaks) winner Soul Stirring; • Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar, a $3.1 million over 260 in two previous seasons),” Miwa said. “Kizuna could purchase by Shadai Farm whose first two foals were sired eventually be his replacement.” by Deep Impact; • Elusive Wave, winner of the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and But not yet, and with Deep Impact following Sunday Silence in dam of a colt foal by Deep Impact in 2017 who topped the dominating the world by progeny earnings, the Yoshidas hope he JRHA sale on a bid of $5,086,600 from prominent owner will prosper for years to come after they were robbed of his sire when he was only 16 due to laminitis and a leg infection. Riichi Kondo; • Grade 1 winner Contested, whose first four foals are all by With the mares he is being bred to, Deep Impact stands to sire Deep Impact, and • Grade 1 winner Condo Commando, a $1.5 million many more champions. purchase in 2015 whose first foal born this year, a colt by Long live the king. Deep Impact, sold for $1,491,229.
Ice Lord with David soon after his latest win. Maybe true love, but also looking for his next Extra Strong Mint.
Serendipity and Striker Strydom win in Davidâ€™s colours at Turffontein with Lucky Houdalakis.
A Hintlesham Met Day Winner.
By Marie Chin
IT COULD HARDLY GET MORE REASONABLE THAN THIS! HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN RACING AS AN OWNER AND BE LOOKED AFTER PROPERLY David Allan has been a fixture in South African racing and breeding for fifteen years and overseas for much longer as an owner, breeder, racing and breeding manager for clients and sales selector for buyers in a dozen countries. www.allanbloodlines.com shows amongst others how the South Africa Racing Groups work. There can hardly be any more reasonably priced opportunity. Marie Chin finds out how and why.
Bushy Park wins for Hintlesham Racing trained by Vaughan Marshall.
Marie: Judging by the AllanBloodlines Twitter and Facebook pages, you have had a flurry of winners in South Africa and UK recently – does that signal some good value for the upcoming Cape Summer? David: I certainly hope so. In our Hintlesham Racing Group in the Cape there is no up-front cost or long period of waiting before full training – we cover those costs ourselves so we are hoping that a good number of people will come in during October and November to enjoy a busy and successful summer, all going well. Marie: They don’t have to pay up front to buy in? David: No not in this Hintlesham Racing Group. They are in the position of owners – on the racecourse, sharing stake money won 8% up to 25% each but with racing management on their behalf and detailed communication included. Unusually there is a share of sale proceeds if sold, so it is akin to leasing but with a lot more added into the package of enjoyment. Marie: Training fees are expensive. How much do people have to pay? David: For (say) 10% interest in four horses R 5 000 + VAT per month all up.
Marie: Wow – including everything? David: Yes unless good enough to travel to another centre but then he or she would probably have won plenty already. If a horse needs a break or a rest, the monthly cost pro rata will go down. In fact when a runner has done what he or she can and needs to retire, we take the horse out and either replace or reduce the costs pro rata. Marie: That’s amazing! You are really giving people a gentle time. David: It’s all about involvement in a sport with so many dimensions of enjoyment way beyond what is usually “marketed” in South Africa so we want to make it easier to be involved – whether for people who love racing or people who have never raced. This works really well for fillies who give great pleasure on the racecourse and at the training stables and have family associations that we can chat about in reports. The latest fillies now are a winner of three and Feature placed, two winners of one who lived through a grim Cape Winter and are looking great in their coats now, and a new girl who has had a couple of prep runs and needs a trip.
Being involved with a racehorse – and we do them four at a time – is to know a beautiful athlete who tries his or her heart out for you...
Hintlesham UK partners celebrate a winner at Ascot.
Flying Winger bred in the Allan-managed Alado Project wins under Randall Simons.
Marie: Some people want colts, do you do anything for them?
two winners at Turffontein very recently in my colours and leased out, so there is scope to expand.
David: Sure. A colt may or may not be better than a filly on the track but is usually more tradeable if good. Therefore, this requires actual ownership and payment up front. Our newest syndicate is for 2 year olds only – two colts, a lovely filly and a fourth tba. Only R 24,000 + VAT to purchase and own 10% of all four, then the same monthly fixed costs as above.
Marie: Racing is a social event on the racecourse, at the stables, or in close email contact. You have a deep involvement in the South African bloodstock industry – can people get even more involved that way?
Marie: How long have you been offering this kind of soft package? David: More than 10 years in South Africa and nearly 25 years in the UK. Here, we are in the Cape with 30 x Grade 1 winning trainer Vaughan Marshall who helps us make people welcome as well as being an excellent, caring trainer and a foodie with an expert palate for Sauvignon Blanc.. People from other provinces have joined us as well as people overseas – you don’t have to attend every race and we keep people closely informed. Although not in the Hintlesham colours, we have runners elsewhere –
Hintlesham Racing Team on course with a win.
David: As much or as little as they wish. Yes, we manage stallions and look after three dozen broodmares and all their babies, as well as working the sales. Add to that my involvement in AHS/Export activity and working on the yearling sales schedules, and people can learn, visit or debate as much as they like. It is a global sport and industry so we add that dimension as well whether people here want to get involved in depth or just like to hear about it. Being involved with a racehorse – and we do them four at a time – is to know a beautiful athlete who tries his or her heart out for you and is welcoming when you go to visit. You can punt if you like or don’t punt if you don’t want to but above all you get up close and personal with these fabulous creatures and are “in with a shout” at the races at the most reasonable cost we can manage.
GOUDBEEK A RT I S T F E AT U R E
International Racehorse Magazine spoke to this internationally recognised artist who is inspired by her love of nature and the passion her subjects evoke in her oil paintings
By Marie Chin INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
rowing up in Holland, what influenced you and shaped your future as an artist in your younger years and who or what would you say has been a major influence and inspiration? When I was growing up as a child, I lived in the centre of a city, but I was very fortunate to have parents that ensured I learnt about nature. We used to cycle and walk in the nature, visiting nature reserves to see wild birds and animals in their natural habitat. One of my first loves as a child was drawing with pencil; I spent lots of time drawing, animals mostly. When I met my partner Brian, we decided to look for a house and in 2002, we settled in a small German village just over the border from Holland. We found that we had settled in the middle of a preservation area for wild birds of prey. In that same year, I decided to become a full time artist, leaving my job at the NATO Base in Holland. In this little village where we live, surrounded by nature and wildlife, I find the inspiration I need to create my oil paintings. Here, I feel like I’ve gone back in time yet finally have come home and settled down. My partner Brian built a gallery for me; he is as passionate about my work as I am. He always motivates me to move forward and supports me with everything I do, especially with new projects. As I have grown as an artist, I still feel heavily influenced by my teacher Mr. Guust van den Noort, he was a Dutch old Master! He gave me a great gift; the confidence to paint, he always told me that I am a natural talent.This in turn gave me the will to develop my own technique. I am a perfectionist and I am never satisfied. I strive with each piece to get better, become the best artist I can be. Unfortunately, my teacher passed away, but I feel he is always with me. When
I need it, I just think of his last words to me ”…I believe in you and you will get there, just keep painting with your heart…”. Your subjects are predominantly animals, and horses seem to be a particular favourite of yours. How did this come about? I think that I first became involved and interested in horses when I saw the beautiful horses of my uncle, who bred horses at a farm in Holland, he also had, as I recall, one or two Arabians.Years later, one of my friends bought an absolutely stunning Arabian and I think it was then when I also fell in love with the Arabian horse. I love all horse breeds, but what I find most fascinating about Arabian horses is their raw beauty, words are not enough to describe what I feel when I am busy painting an Arabian horse! There is something special about the Arabian; their beauty and grace is overwhelming, the eyes… large and beautiful, the long arching neck and high tail carriage. I feel it’s energy when I paint such a unique horse. An Arabian horse promotes strength, intelligence, nobility, elegance and of course it’s glorious “floating trot”.
You have exhibited in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain which must have been a fascinating time for you. What were the highlights of your time spent there? In December 2011, I was a finalist in the art competition of the 3rd. International Festival of Falconry in Abu Dhabi (Al Ain), this was my first time in the UAE! In March 2014, I was invited to the Maraâ€™ee in Bahrain to exhibit my work and where I was introduced to the King of Bahrain. My paintings were so passionately received, the response was overwhelming, that I felt it was tailor made to exhibit my paintings. It enabled me to demonstrate the true emotional engagement in my paintings. When I am painting, I can express my true emotional self in the work. I know I have been successful when I see that same depth of emotional response in the eyes of those who view my paintings. It was a wonderful experience to meet the King of Bahrain and present my work to him during the VIP opening and that he bought a few of my paintings for his collection.The response has been worldwide. Fortunately, my work has garnered a following and I have received a number of commissions.
Time and time again, I hear the same response, “Your paintings are alive”. I try and give the work light and depth, people want to not only be affected by them emotionally, but also want to physically touch the work itself. It has been humbling! Your studio must be a special place to inspire such creativity, where exactly are you based and do you have exhibitions planned or exciting commissions you are currently working on? As I mentioned earlier,my studio is based in a small village called Neugnadenfeld in Germany, still close to Holland, and this is where I find the inspiration I need to create my oil paintings. When I am not travelling to events, exhibitions or fairs, (incidentally where I find a great deal of my inspiration), you can find me in my gallery, where I can work peacefully - just painting! I am most at peace while listening to beautiful music or just the sounds of nature around me when I start to think about painting. At the moment, a part of my collection is on display in a gallery in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. I have several wonderful commissions now to work on (private collectors), and I am building up a collection in my gallery. My goal for next year is to continue to progress and explore new events/ exhibitions internationally! What has been your proudest or most rewarding achievement so far and what are your hopes and plans for the future? We hope it includes a visit to South Africa!
To be the artist I always wanted to be and to follow my passion. I took a risk when I gave up a career that I worked very hard to achieve. Being an international artist of some standing is a dream come true. Some of my successes have led me to travel and exhibit in places I never thought I would ever go to, like the 3rd International Festival of Falconry in Abu Dhabi (Al Ain) UAE representing the Netherlands with two of my paintings as a finalist in the art competition, and my invitation with two other artists to the Mara’ee in Bahrain in March 2014 was special too. While in Bahrain, I was delighted to hear that one of my oil paintings was selected for the David Shephard Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. My plan for the future is to build up a network of contacts and to be able to exhibit my work further and further around the world. I now have contact with China and hopefully will be able to exhibit my work there and I would love to return to the Middle East again to exhibit my work and to enjoy the atmosphere and warm hospitality of the people! Recently I have started to look for interesting Arabian horse shows, I found out that there are some really interesting shows held in Germany, but no doubt there are many more around the world. It would be a real pleasure for me if I was to be invited to attend one of your shows in South Africa and to be able to exhibit my work to such enthusiastic owners and breeders of horses.
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Yearling barn at Rรถttgen
A COLT, A CASTLE AND THE MOST FAMOUS RACE IN THE WORLD Te x t & P h o t o s b y L i e s l K i n g
f the heading hasn’t confused you completely, then rest assured, the story will. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Our unusual tale begins at Gestüt Röttgen, a magnificent stud farm on the outskirts of Cologne in Germany. Some 250 hectares of valuable farmland is encompassed by an imposing wall, as high as it is long and with the only entry being through a well-guarded gatehouse. Hidden behind those walls is a lush green oasis of peace and tranquillity, where mares and foals graze, a magical space created by its owner, Peter Paul Mülhens, in 1924. So much so that when the track for the new high speed ICE train was destined to cross Röttgen’s paddocks, it was negotiated to rather send the train through a tunnel underneath the stud, than to disturb its peacefulness. Mülhens asked architect Ludwig Paffendorf to design the
stables, foaling barn and riding hall in the Renaissance style, incorporating the turquoise, gold and red colours of the famed 4711 perfume that Mr. Mülhens produced. From the outside, the buildings belong on any stud farm and it is only once you enter that its understated elegance becomes apparent. From oak panels decorated with wrought iron designs, vaulted wooden ceilings with sweeping arches and beautifully crafted oak stable doors to the cigar holder perfectly positioned at the entrance of the riding hall. Mr. Mülhens died in 1945 and his daughter Maria MehlMülhens, a passionate rider, made the stud her life’s work. She also took up residence in the Röttgen castle. Although not large by European standards, it is a beautiful building overlooking a magnificent garden. It is interesting that on an estate where each paddock is hemmed in by immaculately maintained hedges, the garden is allowed to sprawl unfettered into the forest beyond.The stud has around 30 mares gracing
Dschingis Secret at Röttgen
Lot 182 Dschingis Revenge
its paddocks, while resident stallion, Melbourne Cup winner, Protectionist, rules the roost under the watchful eye of stud manager Frank Dorff. Yet it is in the training yard that we find what we have been searching for. Here behind sturdy oak doors reside 90 odd horses all trained by Röttgen’s resident trainer Martin Klug. As facilities go it is not too shabby. When the weather gets inclement, the strings exercise in the riding hall, but whenever possible they can be found on Röttgen’s personal training track. Situated in the forest across from the estate, it features a 2200m grass track, as well as a sand trotting track, enclosed on both sides by high hedges. And it is here at the magnificent Gestüt Röttgen that the subject of our story, a colt named Dschingis Secret resides and trains. By champion sire Soldier Hollow (GB) Dschingis Secret was bred by Gestüt Park Wiedigen and sold to Hong Kong based business man Horst Pudwill at the 2014 BBAG yearling sale for €200,00. Pudwill entrusted the colt into Martin Klug’s
care and Dschingis Secret took up residence at Gestüt Röttgen. Klug clearly knew he had something special on his hands, sending the young colt straight into in a Listed race in Hanover in May 2016, where Dschingis Secret finished a solid third. A month later Dschingis Secret again finished third, this time in a Group 2 in Cologne, but it was his next start in the Group 1 Deutsches Derby in Hamburg that would make him a household name across Europe. For all the wrong reasons. In a dramatic finish to the Deutsches Derby, Dschingis Secret was narrowly beaten into third. Isfahan (GER) ridden by Dario Vargiu winning by a head from Savoire Vivre (IRE) ridden by Freddy Tylicki. Both jockeys made excessive use of their whips and both received hefty fines and bans, but the matter did not end there. Pudwill was furious, claiming that as his jockey, Martin Seidl, did not break any whip rules, his horse should be declared the winner. Unable to persuade the stewards, Pudwill mounted an appeal and when that failed, he took the matter to court, arguing that the first two horses should be disqualified as both their jockeys broke the
Riding Hall at Röttgen
So where does that leave Dschingis Secret? While the talented colt’s bitter defeat is still the source of a furious court battle, Dschingis Secret has far bigger foes to tackle. So what do you do, when you firmly believe that you have A stunning victory in the G2 Qatar Prix Foy, one of the Arc been cheated out of a victory worth a cool €286 764.71? trials at Chantilly, will see the colt line up with the best in Well you place a very important phone call while the 2017 Europe in the most famous race of all, the G1 Qatar Prix de BBAG sale is in full swing and Lot 182 is about to enter the l’Arc de Triomphe. The Arc, as the race is commonly known, ring. For Lot 182 was none other than the full brother to is a race entires, but interestingly not geldings. Usually held Dschingis Secret. In a packed auditorium the bidding rose over the 2400m of the Longchamp racecourse, this year’s Arc swiftly and it soon became clear that bids were coming will again take place at Chantilly, due to ongoing renovations fast and furious via the lone telephone in the corner of the at Longchamp. The John Gosden trained Enable, who has auditorium. swept all before her this season, is the reigning favourite. Irish magician Aidan O’Brien has entered four including Capri, When the hammer fell at €500,000, it was to the mysterious recent winner of the G1 St Leger at Doncaster and star filly phone bidder, later revealed to be Pudwill. And that was not Winter, but Dschingis Secret, the colt who looks out from his all that was revealed. As the journalists clamoured for info, beautiful stable at Gestüt Röttgen, is certainly not without a Pudwill announced that the colt would be named Dschingis solid chance. Revenge. Like his full brother he would be trained by Klug and his mission? To win the 2019 G1 Deutsches Derby of One thing is for sure though, his rivals had better mind the whip rules! course. After all, revenge is always best served cold. whip rules. That court case is still on going with seemingly no end in sight.
The Gold Coast’s Broadwater
WHERE THE BEST IN THE WORLD EMERGE She’s currently the world’s best turf performer and could just be the best horse to ever grace any Australian racecourse. Her name is Winx and she is a revelation.
H Yearling Sale.
er name is Winx and she is a revelation. Bred by the Camilleri family’s Fairway Thoroughbreds in New South Wales, Winx made her first significant public appearance at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast
Offered through the Coolmore Stud draft, as agent, Winx was a well admired youngster at the auction and her auctioneer Grant Burns said she had “great scope.” What no one knew was just what sort of scope!
On the market early in bidding, as low as $80,000, the Street Cry-Vegas Showgirl filly eventually was sold to the bid of Magic Bloodstock for $230,000. She was sold on the spot – with Magic Bloodstock’s Peter Tighe welcoming friends Debbie Kepitis and Richard Treweeke into the ownership. The ride experienced by the trio of owners has been incredible. Twice a winner at two, Winx showed ability as an early three-year-old winning at Group Two level and being twice Group One placed during the autumn. It was when she was sent north to the Queensland Winter Carnival that racegoers first got to realise just what the dark bay filly could be developing into.
Pre-sale parade ring Ringside dining, Saturday night’s sales session
On May 16, 2015, Winx turned in one of the finest winning performances of the season when she came from last in a field of 16 to win the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas under one of Sunline’s former jockeys Larry Cassidy. Cassidy said he’d never ridden a horse with such an amazing turn of foot and predicted huge things for the future.
South African stars Wylie Hall, Delago Deluxe and Happy Archer.
Next time out she won the Group One Queensland Oaks by the easiest of three lengths. Since then she’s raced another 18 times and never been beaten. Her incredible record of 24 wins, 20 in a row (to September 16), have included 13 wins at G1 level.
Other important auctions will be held at Magic Millions Australian venues including Perth (19-20 February) and Adelaide (13-14 March) where many South African buyers have tasted success in conjunction with the domestic Australian buying bench.
On her way to earnings of over A$13.5 million, Winx has defeated no fewer than 45 individual Group One winners – including the highly regarded import Hartnell.
There is always something for everyone at a Magic Millions Yearling Sale and 2018 will be no different with outstanding nominations for all auctions received during recent months.
Winx is the latest pin up performer sold at one of the world’s great thoroughbred auctions, the Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Any prospective buyers looking to attend any Magic Millions Yearling Sale in 2018 can contact Barry Bowditch (barry@ magicmillions.com.au) for further information. For the latest news and catalogues for the upcoming sales visit www. magicmillions.com.au.
Other former graduates include Australia’s Golden Slipper winners Sebring, Stratum, Vancouver, Pierro and Capitalist and
The 2018 edition of the sale will be held from January 10 to 16 and will attract the finest yearlings from Australasia who are destined for racetrack success – another Winx could be among them.
WHERE CHAMPIONS DANCE Text & Images by Tom Ferry
Canada’s Sam-Son Farm Has Set the Gold Standard for Canadian Racing
he has been gone for ten years this summer. Walk the grounds at Sam-Son Farm in Milton, Ontario, Canada, however, and you will feel her presence everywhere. And see evidence of what she left behind. The late Dance Smartly was adored by thousands across North America throughout her 19 years. She was but one of many champions who have roamed the paddocks of this legendary farm located 25 miles (40 km) west of downtown Toronto. The sum of Sam-Son’s accolades and accomplishments is staggering. Induction of 14 members into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. An impressive 9 winners of Canada’s Horse of the Year. A total of 78 Sovereign Award recipients and 4 U.S. Eclipse Awards. Five Queen’s Plate trophies from Canada’s most prestigious race, and two Breeders’ Cup World Championships. And with Dance Smartly, Sam-Son acquired a Canadian Triple Crown champion and a member of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame.
For 45 years, the story of Sam-Son Farm has been about a man, a family, a philosophy, and a love for Canadian-bred racehorses. Ernie As Canada celebrates its 250th anniversary of horse racing, many notables of the sport across the years, both equine and mortal, are being remembered. Few, however, have had greater influence and impact on Canadian racing than Ernest Lionel (Ernie) Samuel. Ernie was born into a family who in 1855 began Samuel, Son & Co. which, more than 160 years later, continues to be a leading metals and industrial products manufacturer, processor and distributor. Samuel grew up dreaming of applying the same family-owned and operated principles and dedication to the thoroughbred horse racing business. His history with the breed began initially with show jumpers. All the training, time and devotion was rewarded with a horse named Canadian Club. Winner of the 1967 Pan American Games Individual Jumping Gold Medal, Canadian Club also won Canada’s first equestrian Gold Medal the following year
Sovereign Award-winning mares Dancethruthedawn (left) and Catch the Ring (right) share a paddock. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
Sam-Son has been the recipient of 78 Sovereign Awards.
Dance Smartly’s final resting place at Sam-Son Farm.
Aldous Snow before capturing his third Singspiel Stakes in four years.
at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Canadian Club’s rider would ultimately play a significant role in the early success of SamSon Farm. He was Jim Day and he would ride Samuel’s trained jumpers for Canada’s Olympic team until 1976 when he retired as a rider to take on the role of private trainer for the farm. In 1972, Sam-Son trainer Art Warner went to Canada’s Fort Erie Racecourse and claimed a horse named Takaring. The three-yearold chestnut colt would become the farm’s first stakes winner when he captured two that summer. Sam-Son had entered the thoroughbred racing world. Three years later in 1975, Ernie Samuel paid a visit to the sales at Woodbine and claimed two fillies. And Canadian horse racing changed forever. Foundation One was named No Class and the other Loudrangle.Their names are forever linked together in the history of Canadian racing. No horse and its given name were ever more inappropriately matched than was the case with No Class. With a name derived from the match of her sire Nodouble and her dam Classy Quillo, No Class was anything but. A multiple stakes-placed filly on the track, she was purchased by Ernie Samuel for $25,000 and became the greatest matron in Canadian history, producing four champions and establishing a foundation for most of Sam-Son’s success across the years. Her brilliance was rewarded in 1997 when she was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Like No Class, Loudrangle was also a stakes winner on the track who went on to capture Canadian Broodmare of the Year honors. Ernie Samuel believed successful breeding was created by building an impressive broodmare band, believing the mare played a vital role in the overall breeding equation. And with No Class and Loudrangle, Samuel walked the walk. From nine registered foals, Loudrangle produced Canadian champions Tilt My Halo and Ruling Angel and stakes winners Dancing with Wings, Tiffany 82
Tam, No Louder and Slew of Angels.Tiffany Tam became a stakes winner of more than $130,000 and moved on to her own successful breeding career. The other half of the dynamic duo, No Class, made an impact that is still reaping benefits today. She produced eight named foals, of which seven started and won. This included Canadian champions Grey Classic, Regal Classic, and the American Champion Turf Male of 1992, Sky Classic. Dave Whitford is Sam-Son’s Farm Manager.“The No Class family never seems to want to die,” says Whitford, “And the Loudrangle line is very nice and still very relevant. Any one of those young fillies coming along can really explode that family.” In 1981, No Class produced a foal by Smarten who would go on to become Canada’s champion 3-year-old filly of 1984. Her name was Classy ‘n Smart. Continuing the standard of excellence established by No Class and Loudrangle, Classy ‘n Smart would retire from the track and go on to capture yet another Broodmare championship for Sam-Son. Ernie Samuel believed in sending his mares to the very best stallions. Over the years, this included broodmare visits to Kentucky for pairings with Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector and many others. In 1987, Classy ‘n Smart journeyed to Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky where she was paired with Danzig, who would ultimately become the three-time leading sire in North America (1991-93).The union would result in the 1988 birth of a tall, leggy filly whose distinctive white star on her forehead earned her the nickname “Daisy.” In 20 short years, Sam-Son Farm had grown into one of the most prominent racing and breeding stables in all of North America.This young filly, however, would put the farm on a map of the entire horse racing world. Dance Smartly She was quite simply the most beloved filly in the history of Canadian racing. While Dance Smartly didn’t really stand out from the other blue-blooded Sam-Son yearlings early on, feelings of optimism came to fruition in July of her two-year-old season when
Sam-Son has been a regular visitor to North American winner’s circles for more than 40 years.
she captured her debut at Woodbine Racetrack by 31/2 lengths. As summer progressed, she won two of her next three races including a score in the Natalma Stakes on grass. In October, Dance Smartly and her equally promising stablemate Wilderness Song were shipped to NewYork’s Belmont Park to contest the 1990 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Sam-Son pairing competed in the Juvenile Fillies and unfortunately got in a speed duel against one another during the first half mile that ultimately drained both horses and resulted in a third-place finish for Dance Smartly. It would be close to two years before she lost another race.
Smartly became the first Canadian-bred to ever win a Breeders’ Cup race when she defeated champion older mare Queena and Versailles Treaty to capture the Distaff. Her shining moment came despite missing several weeks of training leading up to the race due to an injured front hoof. She had completed an undefeated season and received a host of honors including the Eclipse Award as North America’s best three-year-old filly as well as Canada’s Horse of the Year. She came back in 1992 and raced four times as a four-year-old, highlighted by her third career victory over the boys when she captured the Canadian Maturity Stakes.
While disappointing, the Breeders’ Cup had shown the Samuels family they had a fighter on their hands and Canada recognized this by awarding her the Sovereign Award as 1990’s champion two-year-old filly. As the 1991 season began, Dance Smartly coasted to victories in her first three starts including the $150,000 Canadian Oaks. A jockey change was made prior to the Oaks when trainer Jim Day awarded the mount to his brother Pat.The future Hall-of-Famer would stay with her for the remainder of her racing days.
She retired as the world’s all-time leading money-winning filly or mare with a bankroll of $3,263,835. In 17 career starts, she never finished worse than third. Her brilliance carried over to the breeding shed where she produced, among others, back-to-back Queen’s Plate champions Scatter the Gold (’00) and Dancethruthedawn (’01). In August of 2007, Dance Smartly suffered an irreparable injury in her paddock at Sam-Son and was euthanized. At age 19, she was gone too soon.“She made Canada very proud,” says Dave Whitford.“She was almost like a Northern Dancer at the time. She was a once in a lifetime, there’s no doubt about that.”
Dance Smartly’s performance in the Oaks was so dominant, a decision was subsequently made to run her against the boys in Canada’s greatest race, the Queen’s Plate. She didn’t disappoint as she won first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown by eight lengths on dirt. She followed this up weeks later with a two-length triumph on dirt in the Prince of Wales Stakes and on August 18, 1991, Dance Smartly became the second filly to win the Canadian Triple Crown when she and Pat Day captured the Breeders’ Stakes on turf at Woodbine. Different tracks, different surfaces, different genders — nothing seemed to slow her down. The highlight of her racing career, and the history of Sam-Son Farm for that matter, came less than three months later in the 1991 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs. The disappointment from the previous year was a distant memory when Dance
Championship Pastures If Dance Smartly brought attention to Canadian racing and breeding, then a colt born at Sam-Son in 1992 provided further notice. His name was Smart Strike, by the great Mr. Prospector out of Classy ‘n Smart. While his injury-shortened racing career was notable, his impact as a stallion would be felt around the world. The two-time leading Sire in North America was the sire of 113 stakes winners, 12 champions, four Breeders’ Cup winners and two Classic champs.This included two-time American Horse of the Year Curlin and American Male Turf Champion English Channel. In March of 2015, Smart Strike was euthanized due to complications from laminitis. He was only 23 and the farm still feels his loss. “Financially, he meant a lot to the farm every year,” INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
Sam-Son’s broodmare band has been an immeasurable component of the farm’s success through the years.
says Dave Whitford. “To be able to breed seven mares to him each year on our shares, it was a big hole to fill.” When Smart Strike died, his ashes were shared and buried by both Sam-Son and Lanes End, his long-time home in Versailles, Kentucky. Stroll the paths between paddocks at Sam-Son and Hall-of-Famer Dancethruthedawn and her paddock mate and fellow Sovereign Award winner Catch the Ring will walk up to greet you. Multiple graded stakes champion Deceptive Vision grazes in her paddock. As you gaze upon other mares and their offspring, close your eyes, imagine and remember so many others who have frolicked in these meadows and left their mark on Canadian racing history. Chief Bearhart, Quiet Resolve, Soaring Free, Eye of the Leopard, Sea Regent, Rainbows for Life, and Up With the Birds.
Multiple graded stakes champion Deceptive Vision continues the tradition of quality racehorses and broodmares.
47 and Sam-Son took another hit a little more than two months later when Liza Samuel died. The one constant throughout nearly 50 years of the family business and racing organization, however, has been perseverance, through times of difficulty and prosperity. When Tammy Samuel-Balaz died, her brother Mark, sister Kim and husband Rick took control, ensuring the red and gold silks of Sam-Son would endure and continue to build upon a legacy.
Horizon The next generation appears poised to carry on as Tammy and Rick’s son Michael is currently at the National Irish Stud, He has expressed interest in establishing a career in the racing industry and is looking forward to applying to the Darley Flying Start program in 2018. The other Samuel grandchildren have been involved with horses throughout their lives and share similar Sam-Son typically breeds from 25-30 mares each year. They are passions.“The three families that own Sam-Son Farm now are still bred to stallions in Kentucky each spring and are returned to foal very committed and have high goals,” says Dave Whitford. “They in Canada by the end of May.The farm rarely sells weanlings and want to continue everything that Ernie began and it’s just magical yearlings, preferring to keep what they breed to race themselves. to be able to do that.” Once these young colts and fillies are of age, they are sent to Sam-Son’s Training Centre in Ocala, Florida under the direction of Over the years, Sam-Son Farm made a conscious decision to Tom Zwiesler where they are prepped for a racing career. After cut back on costs in order to drive greater efficiencies. This has that are hopes and dreams of North American racing success and resulted in more of a focus on quality versus quantity. The farm for a fortunate few, an imprint on racing history. maintains fewer horses than they did during its peak in the 1990’s but continues to send their mares to the very best stallions in A Family Legacy Kentucky and pay the fees as long as they feel it is a good cross From Ernie Samuel’s earliest involvement with thoroughbred and a good match. And trainer Malcom Pierce and some of show jumpers to the current 2017 racing season, Sam-Son Farm North America’s leading jockeys still find their way to winner’s has always been a family affair. Ernie and his wife Liza founded circles season after season. the farm in 1972 and when Ernie died in 2000 at age 69, their daughter Tammy Samuel-Balaz took over operations of the farm Continue to walk across the sacred ground of this Ontario farm as well as becoming a director of the family business. Under and you’ll come across a paddock that is vacant for now. It is Tammy’s leadership, the farm maintained the standard of brilliance where Dance Smartly once galloped. Look across the landscape established by her father by capturing a combined nine Sovereign and you will catch sight of her daughters. And understand that Awards for outstanding owner and breeder across six racing one day another mare and her foal will occupy this space, and the seasons. After a long bout with cancer,Tammy died in 2008 at age promise will begin all over again. 84
Gypsy Queen with her Noble Tune filly and Rathmor Stud manager Thulani Mazibuko.
By Candiese Marnewick | Photos by Candiese Marnewick and Rathmor Stud
GYPSY QUEEN A TRIBUTE
There is never an exact science when it comes to breeding Thoroughbreds and if it were that easy, it wouldnt be the exciting game that it is - horse breeders are the most positive people in the world, believing every foal born is going to be a future champion year in and year out.
hilst breeders can pace the sales yards at Broodmare sales, studying catalogues, how much Black Type a mare has and conformation along with progeny produced, its almost along the famous lines from the movie Forest Gump - “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get!” Whilst mares who have earned Black Type themselves at the track usually buy tickets to stud for their lesser performed siblings, its never a guarantee that a Black Type mare at stud will perform to the heights expected. Gypsy Queen is the sort of mare that keeps all breeders hopes alive at sales unplaced in one start at age 3, but a full sister to two Gr2 SA Oaks winners amongst their other Stakes wins – namely Royal Prophecy and Noble Destiny. Gypsy Queen has no doubt trounced her Bold Black Type sisters at stud, whose progeny have won but not excelled to the the heights of Gypsy Queen. 86
There is also a saying that one man’s loss can be another man’s gain, and in the case of Gypsy Queen (who has a name sake racing currently by Gitano Hernando) it was Mike McHardy of Rathmor Stud who purchased the mare in 2003 at the Burwell Stud Dispersal Sale, for R55 000. Mike McHardy of Rathmor Stud describes his thoughts of Gypsy Queen at the sale: “ As a individual she was not much to look at. She just had the breeding lines that appealed to me and I suppose I went with my gut feel and got very lucky with her.” Gypsy Queen’s purchase price pales into comparison with the amount of coverage the placid bright bay mare would bring to Rathmor Stud, placing them firmly on the Thoroughbred breeding map and establishing a dynasty in her own right, both locally and internationally. Mike describes her purchase as “a huge help to us - she took over from the great mare Grecian Gale [who produced Gr1 winner Wendywood] that passed away and probably saved us from falling into a hole. At the time we only bred 8 to
Gypsy’s Warning winning the Gr1 Matriarch in the USA.
15 mares a year, so you can imagine how difficult it is to be lucky enough to get a mare like this. It gave us international exposure which on a small farm like ours, its a once in a lifetime coup.” Sadly the 23 year old outstanding broodmare with a big honest eye and a thick bushy forelock passed away at her home of 14 years in Nottingham Road, Rathmor Stud, during the month of August this year. Voted KZN Breeders Broodmare Of The Year in 2011, Gypsy Queen has fast established herself in the studbook, with six daughters and a grand-daughter acquired by leading Thoroughbred nurseries in both South Africa and overseas – going on to produce six winning progeny between them, including in Ireland and a Listed winning juvenile granddaughter at Fairview – Queen Forever. Her grandson So Var is Gr3 placed and a 3-time winner at Turffontein. Her last foal produced (now a yearling filly) is a slightly sentimental one and a combination of the best to the best - Rathmor Stud stand one of the most exciting stallion prospects to come to South Africa in Noble Tune, the halfbrother to dual Gr1 winner Honor Code and the family of Serena’s Song and Made You Look, to name but a few of the greats from the internationally sought after pedigree. Asked if the filly would be sent to yearling sales, Mike confirmed that they would sell her. “We have two daughters already
in Golden earings, the Fort Wood, and then 50% of Judy Silvano (by SA Champion sire Silvano) with Klawervlei Stud in partnership. She will be visiting Coup De Grace this season which is an exceptional mating, he is the first son of Tapit to retire to stud in South Africa.” Gypsy Queen’s first daughter to go to stud was Among Royalty, who produced three winners for breeders Collingwood Stud. Leading breeding establishment Varsfontein, who amassed the most individual stakes winners which is unmatched by any other stud over the past South African racing season and saw them voted Equus Outstanding Breeder, have two of Gypsy Queen’s daughters at stud (both bred by Rathmor) – the unraced Jallad mare Queen Of All and Gypsy Madonna. Golden Earings full sister, Gypsy Madonna, has foaled to Judpot (2015) and Gimmethegreenlight (2016). Sold for R1,2million as a yearling, Gypsy Madonna won twice and placed fourth in a Listed race. Queen Of All gave Gypsy Queen her first Black Type as a grand dam, with the Scribante-owned juvenile filly by Gimmethegreenlight winning the Lady’s Slipper Stakes (Listed) at Fairview. Queen Forever has gone to be crowned the Eastern Cape’s Champion Juvenile filly of last season. Queen Forever has now recorded two wins from three starts INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
Gypsy Queen with her Fort Wood filly Golden Earings. Golden Earings will foal to Noble Tune this year.
for trainer Alan Greef – a R130 000 purchase off the 2015 Val De Vie Yearling Sale, she has bought her ticket to join Piemonte Stud in Summerveld as a broodmare in the future.
behalf of Team Valor and Green Lantern Stable to dissolve the partnership, she was purchased by Flaxman Holdings who bred her sire, Mogok.
Another Rathmor-bred daughter Surabi (by Wolfhound) won the Gr2 Camellia Stakes and the Listed Gardenia, and placed in several Graded Stakes races. A resident of Maine Chance Farms who stand Silvano, she has produced 4-time winner Sundari (including the Non-Black Type RA Flamingo Mile) and So Var – the latter trained by Gavin Van Zyl for owner Michael Leaf. It is the third win for So Var, who has in addition placed from all of seven of his starts, including a second to the talented Al Mariachi in the Gr3 Umkhomazi Stakes at Greyville.
Mike describes his reaction when he heard that Gypsy’s Warning had sold for over R10-million from Keeneland, he said it was absolute jubilation and pride. “The fact that something from our small farm could sell for for that sort of money, and after that you realise that South Africa-breds are comparible to a degree in the international market, as she was taken to be a broodmare - which makes us realise that we do have the pedigrees here, to compete and sell internationally, which is all very exciting.”
“You cannot keep a family hot without other big studs helping you, and with the major studs having her daughters, it helps to spread your chances,” Mike goes on to say. “They go to good sires and get every opportunity with the best. With regards to overseas, its fantastic as I feel that when South Africa open up to export our Thoroughbreds, our family will be well known internationally and it will give us a head start.” The filly that put Gypsy Queen and Rathmor Stud on the map is Gypsy’s Warning, who after a glittering South African and American Gr1 winning career was sold at the Keeneland November sale for a whopping $1.05 million, offered at the time as a racing/broodmare prospect. Sold by Denali Stud on 88
Described as a temperamental filly from birth, quite the opposite of her mother, Gypsy’s Warning originally sold for R170 000 at 2007 National Yearling Sale to the Duncan Howells Racing Stable. Gypsy’s Warning got off to an exceptional start with Duncan Howells, recently awarded Kwa-Zulu Natal’s leading trainer for the season and a man who has trained many Group Winners, including the likes of the brilliant Gr1 exported fillies Via Africa and Same Jurisdiction. Duncan describes Gypsy’s Warning as one of the best fillies he has ever trained, going on to say that “she showed us very little in training at home, but was super star at the racecourse. Her win first time out was unexpected and she just got better and better with racing.”
“ ...her daughters are young at
Queen Forever in the Cape Yearling Sales ring.
stud and from the promising start of her grandchildren, more to look forward to in the future from this damline of a special broodmare that has clearly begun her own dynasty.
Romany Prince wins the Gr3 London News Stakes. Image: JC Photos
Gypsy’s Warning won five races including three Gr1’s in South Africa with Howells, and two wins in America with trainer Graham Motion including the Gr1 Matriarch Stakes and the Gr3 Eatontown Handicap, earning R1,267,505 and $378,333 respectively.
– her sire Mogok is a half-brother to Machiavellian, whilst Romany Prince by Kahal is a son of Machiavellian – the common denominator being the broodmare Coup de Folie. Interestingly, Know’s sire Street Cry is also a son of Machiavellian.
From the age of 2 to 5 she won over distances of 1200 – 1800 metres, including the Gr1 Golden Slipper, the Gr1 Woolavington 2000, Gr1 Empress Club Stakes, Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge and the Gr3 Strelitzia. In America she went on to prove herself by placing in the Gr1 Beverly D Stakes, Gr1 Yellow Ribbon and third in the Miss Liberty Listed Stakes.
All her descendants to sell at sales since 2003 have sold for a combined total of over R5 million between them at yearling sales, with 38 wins accumulated and five Black Type.
Her first foal, a filly by Street Cry named Know, won and placed in Ireland from seven starts and sold at Goff ’s 2015 breeding stock sale to Japanese interests for €50,000. Gypsy’s Warning has since foaled to the great chestnut galloping machine owned by Team Valor, Animal Kingdom. Gypsy Queen’s Black Type achievements at stud havent stopped there, and her Gr3 winning son of Kahal is a fivetime winner. Aptly named Romany Prince and in training with Ormond Ferraris, he is a winner the Gr3 London News Stakes and the Drum Star Listed. The R400 000 National Yearling Sales graduate has in addition, placed in several Graded Stakes races including the Gr3 Jubilee Handicap. Romany Prince is bred on similar lines to Gypsy’s Warning
Gypsy Queen is by Gr1 Durban July winner Royal Chalice and a daughter of Sara’s Warning by Caveat - her dam a half-sister to Smart Nuff (USA) and Shy Groom (USA). This family includes the closely related Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes winner Tales Of Bravery, and amongst a plethora of Black Type entries from an overseas damline is nine-time and Gr1 winner Pierre Jourdan, and his siblings Gr2 winner Champagne Haze and Belle Rose. Stallions to come out of the female line include British Gr1 Prince Of Wales Stakes winner Morcon, Lord Lister (USA), Clever Allemont (USA), French-bred Noalcoholic and Alluvia. It is an active female line that has helped not only Rathmor Stud in future pedigree histories to come - her daughters are young at stud and from the promising start of her grandchildren, more to look forward to in the future from this damline of a special broodmare that has clearly begun her own dynasty. Rest In Peace Gypsy Queen. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
SOUTH AFRICAN BREEDING STATS BREEDING STATISTICS CURRENT SEASON UP TO 2017-09-19 BREEDERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd Klawervlei Stud Highlands Farms Stud (Pty) Ltd Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein Hemel`n Aarde Stud Scott Bros Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) The Alchemy Varsfontein Stud Mauritzfontein Stud Favour Stud Moutonshoek Gary Player Stud (Pty) Ltd Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm
rnrs 177 179 83 78 74 66 77 50 38 47 23 39 57 40 32
rns 320 284 143 118 102 120 142 74 71 71 51 78 100 76 46
AEPR 13599 11551 15523 15620 15892 16720 11739 14722 17031 13351 25367 14321 9056 10929 13656
wns 31 23 19 15 16 14 10 9 10 8 6 8 9 6 4
wnrs 28 23 19 14 16 13 9 9 9 8 6 8 6 5 4
rnrs 83 73 66 107 69 59 70 47 38 66 60 42 51 56 59
rns 125 131 90 169 107 99 105 80 69 127 108 76 80 81 114
AEPR 18625 19072 20375 11524 15654 15105 12688 18188 21026 11654 10877 15526 12786 11642 10983
wns 21 18 20 12 11 11 12 13 11 9 7 7 10 9 5
wnrs 20 15 20 10 11 10 11 13 9 6 7 7 10 9 5
rnrs 34 22 20 19 32 26 23 29 31 27 36 25 30 19 20
rns 59 26 23 33 46 35 33 44 41 38 55 47 39 30 37
AEPR 18224 22929 24091 24414 13491 15054 16311 12405 11080 12658 9478 12718 8917 13971 12604
wns 9 9 8 7 4 6 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 2
wnrs 9 9 8 6 4 6 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 2
rnrs 158 113 94 94 82 64 61 52 45 59 89 32 45 51 39
rns 264 194 156 149 134 98 102 88 74 98 135 50 86 79 68
AEPR 10950 14644 13814 13501 14074 14317 14934 14846 15413 11469 7365 20218 13939 11186 14208
wns 21 21 14 19 13 11 11 9 9 10 8 8 7 8 9
wnrs 18 18 13 18 12 11 11 9 8 8 8 7 7 8 8
Wnrs/rnrs 15,80% 12,80% 22,90% 17,90% 21,60% 19,70% 11,70% 18,00% 23,70% 17,00% 26,10% 20,50% 10,50% 12,50% 12,50%
plcs 145 125 62 57 58 64 61 40 27 32 30 39 34 32 23
stks R 2 407 050,00 R 2 067 575,00 R 1 288 400,00 R 1 218 325,00 R 1 175 975,00 R 1 103 500,00 R 903 900,00 R 736 075,00 R 647 175,00 R 627 500,00 R 583 450,00 R 558 500,00 R 516 200,00 R 437 150,00 R 437 000,00
plcs 65 69 46 78 65 51 54 42 44 54 40 36 33 35 59
stks R 1 545 838,00 R 1 392 225,00 R 1 344 775,00 R 1 233 088,00 R 1 080 150,00 R 891 200,00 R 888 150,00 R 854 825,00 R 798 975,00 R 769 150,00 R 652 625,00 R 652 100,00 R 652 075,00 R 651 975,00 R 647 988,00
Wnrs/rnrs 26,50% 40,90% 40,00% 31,60% 12,50% 23,10% 17,40% 17,20% 16,10% 14,80% 13,90% 12,00% 10,00% 10,50% 10,00%
plcs 32 16 11 17 28 15 21 18 20 20 19 17 22 16 21
stks R 619 625 R 504 438 R 481 825 R 463 875 R 431 712 R 391 400 R 375 150 R 359 750 R 343 475 R 341 775 R 341 225 R 317 950 R 267 500 R 265 450 R 252 088
Wnrs/rnrs 11,40% 15,90% 13,80% 19,10% 14,60% 17,20% 18,00% 17,30% 17,80% 13,60% 9,00% 21,90% 15,60% 15,70% 20,50%
plcs 132 102 77 63 63 52 43 38 34 43 49 25 37 36 27
stks R 1 730 100,00 R 1 654 775,00 R 1 298 550,00 R 1 269 100,00 R 1 154 100,00 R 916 312,00 R 911 000,00 R 771 975,00 R 693 600,00 R 676 650,00 R 655 500,00 R 646 975,00 R 627 250,00 R 570 475,00 R 554 112,00
SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name SILVANO (GER) br.s 22y 1996 KAHAL (GB) b.s 24y 1994 DYNASTY b.s 18y 1999 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 19y 1999 CAPTAIN AL b.s 21y 1996 JAY PEG b.h 14y 2003 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 21y 1997 ANTONIUS PIUS (USA) b.s 17y 2001 TIGER RIDGE (USA) dkb. or br.s 22y 1996 MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) b.s 13y 2005 MOGOK (USA) b.s 18y 2000 ELUSIVE FORT b.h 15y 2002 PHILANTHROPIST (USA) ch.s 17y 2001 GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) b. or br.s 9y 2008 REBEL KING ch.s 14y 2003
Wnrs/rnrs 24,10% 20,50% 30,30% 9,30% 15,90% 16,90% 15,70% 27,70% 23,70% 9,10% 11,70% 16,70% 19,60% 16,10% 8,50%
SIRES OF 3 YEAR OLD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name ANTONIUS PIUS (USA) b.s 17y 2001 SILVANO (GER) br.s 22y 1996 DYNASTY b.s 18y 1999 AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) b.s 8y 2007 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 19y 1999 TWICE OVER (GB) b. or br.s 13y 2005 CAPTAIN AL b.s 21y 1996 PHILANTHROPIST (USA) ch.s 17y 2001 SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) dkb. or br.s 12y 2003 JAY PEG b.h 14y 2003 ORATORIO (IRE) b.s 16y 2002 JUDPOT (USA) ch.s 13y 2005 WHAT A WINTER b.s 10y 2007 PATHFORK (USA) b.s 10y 2008 REBEL KING ch.s 14y 2003
DAM SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Name FORT WOOD (USA) b.s 25y 1990 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 JALLAD (USA) dkb. or br.s 30y 1988 AL MUFTI (USA) dkb. or br.s 26y 1985 JET MASTER b.s 23y 1994 CAPTAIN AL b.s 21y 1996 NATIONAL EMBLEM ch.s 20y 1991 ELLIODOR (FR) b.s 41y 1977 QUI DANZIG (USA) dkb. or br.s 29y 1987 MODEL MAN br.s 22y 1982 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (CAN) b.s 30y 1984 BADGER LAND (USA) b.s 17y 1983 RAMBO DANCER (CAN) b.s 34y 1984 SILVANO (GER) br.s 22y 1996 KAHAL (GB) b.s 24y 1994
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NORTHERN AMERICAN LEADING SIRES BREEDING STATISTICS UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 LEADING SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Stallion Unbridled’s Song , Unbridled, 1993 Candy Ride (ARG), Ride the Rails, 1999 Kitten’s Joy, El Prado, 2001 Ghostzapper, Awesome Again, 2000 Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Harlan’s Holiday, Harlan, 1999 Scat Daddy , Johannesburg, 2004 Malibu Moon, A.P. Indy, 1997 Into Mischief, Harlan’s Holiday, 2005 Curlin, Smart Strike, 2004
‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm Died 2013, Kentucky $60,000, Lane’s End, Kentucky $100,000, Ramsey Farm, Inc., Kentucky $75,000, Adena Springs Kentucky, Kentucky $300,000, Gainesway, Kentucky Died 2013, Kentucky Died 2015, Kentucky $75,000, Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky $75,000, Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky $150,000, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Kentucky
Rnrs 133 225 307 190 252 284 255 270 229 174
Wnrs 61 106 143 97 110 136 127 134 127 74
Wnrs/rnrs 45,86% 47,11% 46,58% 51,05% 43,65% 47,89% 49,80% 49,63% 55,46% 42,53%
Rpt. Wnrs 18 34 57 45 21 41 40 49 51 25
Chief Earner (Earnings) Arrogate, ($13,218,000) Gun Runner, ($3,700,700) Oscar Performance($1,017,500) Shaman Ghost($2,520,000) Tapwrit($1,165,000) Neolithic($2,129,000) Caravaggio($578,825) Gormley($790,000) Practical Joke($931,000) Irish War Cry($956,660)
17 Earnings $16,566,609 $9,984,195 $9,972,931 $9,200,626 $9,189,597 $9,073,557 $8,623,193 $7,945,305 $7,560,795 $7,533,631
LEADING BROODMARE SIRES # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Stallion Distorted Humor , Forty Niner, 1993 Sunday Silence , Halo, 1986 A.P. Indy, Seattle Slew, 1989 Storm Cat, Storm Bird, 1983 Giant’s Causeway, Storm Cat, 1997 Unbridled’s Song, Unbridled, 1993 French Deputy, Deputy Minister, 1992 Sadler’s Wells, Northern Dancer, 1981 Galileo (IRE), Sadler’s Wells, 1998 Seeking the Gold, Mr. Prospector, 1985 Elusive Quality, Gone West, 1993 Danehill, Danzig, 1986 Kingmambo, Mr. Prospector, 1990 Machiavellian, Mr. Prospector, 1987 Pivotal (GB), Polar Falcon, 1993
Dams 242 513 326 329 335 344 256 440 313 236 252 312 234 138 285
Rnrs 405 1,054 544 532 525 566 488 644 445 386 404 463 400 209 434
Wnrs 181 387 260 236 214 246 207 218 170 165 190 175 163 80 171
SWrs 10 14 23 17 8 20 7 11 20 14 12 19 11 8 14
Chief Earner, Earnings Arrogate, $13,218,000 Red Falx, $453,148 Cloud Computing, $1,114,000 Decorated Knight, $1,634,257 Gun Runner, $3,700,700 Suave Richard, $512,506 Gold Dream, $404,190 Enable, $1,783,405 Barney Roy, $748,599 Awesome Slew, $590,300 Prize Money, $581,000 Highland Reel, $924,915 Ulysses, $1,566,877 Vivlos, $3,625,097 Cracksman, $803,854
‘17 Earnings $23,300,988 $18,213,172 $16,418,779 $15,654,506 $12,555,829 $12,371,614 $9,584,343 $9,137,677 $8,990,845 $8,833,138 $8,336,775 $8,027,418 $7,946,152 $7,704,565 $7,683,792
Cum. SWrs 56 169 161 246 54 115 73 339 59 147 49 184 109 100 65
AEI 1,78 1,63 1,67 1,71 1,48 1,47 1,63 1,54 1,43 1,64 1,25 1,6 1,64 1,6 1,33
Comp Index 1,41 1,4 1,45 1,42 1,38 1,38 1,29 1,35 1,35 1,43 1,36 1,28 1,41 1,38 1,38
Cum. Foals 1,387 4,791 3,010 4,337 2,124 2,481 1,520 7,145 1,830 2,810 1,705 6,988 2,285 1,899 1,475
INTERNATIONAL SIRES # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Stallion Deep Impact (JPN) King Kamehameha (JPN) Stay Gold (JPN) Daiwa Major (JPN) Galileo (IRE) Heart’s Cry (JPN) Unbridled’s Song Fastnet Rock (AUS) Kurofune Gold Allure (JPN) South Vigorous Harbinger (GB) Manhattan Cafe (JPN) Snitzel (AUS) Neo Universe (JPN)
North America Earnings $4,400 $$$$491,271 $237,100 $10,404,743 $481,035 $$$$$$$-
Country Japan Japan Japan Japan Ireland Japan United States Ireland Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Australia Japan
Europe/Dubai Earnings $3,865,664 $20,258 $$$16,397,659 $$6,028,798 $2,410,823 $$400,000 $$12,082 $$$120,000
Japan/Hong Kong Earnings $35,871,624 $26,330,200 $20,603,774 $19,607,194 $505,550 $17,560,948 $293,230 $4,272,993 $14,050,745 $13,057,975 $12,900,783 $12,162,755 $12,117,781 $1,210,610 $11,472,221
International ‘17 Earnings $39,914,169 $26,360,844 $20,606,971 $19,607,194 $18,915,840 $17,798,047 $16,726,771 $15,316,542 $14,050,745 $14,013,848 $12,900,783 $12,182,818 $12,117,781 $11,930,758 $11,599,412
TOP OWNERS Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Owner Juddmonte Farms, Inc. Calumet Farm Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H. Stronach Stables Reddam Racing LLC Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Live Oak Plantation End Zone Athletics, Inc. Gary Barber Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. Danny R. Caldwell Godolphin Racing LLC John C. Oxley Hronis Racing LLC West, Gary and Mary
Starts 115 381 158 163 209 304 166 705 240 358 403 214 108 145 133
Wins 25 51 41 22 33 67 34 190 47 84 103 36 16 24 35
Places 23 50 27 35 44 61 27 119 44 57 65 22 21 22 30
Shows 13 48 26 28 19 36 20 93 35 51 56 30 12 26 13
Earnings $10,145,559 $4,503,979 $4,497,291 $4,250,520 $4,080,554 $3,441,162 $2,789,980 $2,589,686 $2,448,052 $2,399,870 $2,392,206 $2,364,641 $2,349,912 $2,337,419 $2,230,191
Win% 22% 13% 26% 13% 16% 22% 20% 27% 20% 23% 26% 17% 15% 17% 26%
WPS% 53% 39% 59% 52% 46% 54% 49% 57% 53% 54% 56% 41% 45% 50% 59%
SOUTH AFRICAN GRADE RACE RESULTS 2017 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition
PURPLE DIAMOND Durban Golden Horseshoe, G2, 2yos, Greyville, 1 July 2017, 1400m 1 Purple Diamond c Var (USA) – Jalberry, by Jallad (USA) 2 Ancestry c Oratorio (IRE) –A Daughters Legacy, by Windrush (USA) 3 Captain And Master c Captain Al – Scorched, by Jet Master Age:2; Starts:5; Wins: 2; Placings: 2; Earnings: R447 625 Sire VAR is the sire of 38 stakes winners. In 2017 EXQUISITE TOUCH Elliodor G3, PURPLE DIAMOND Jallad G2, VAUCLAIR Western Winter LR, HANABI Modern Day LR 1st dam, JALBERRY, 4 wins in South Africa, Pretty Polly S G3 Dam of 7 winners: 2007: Count Express (c Count Dubois), 3 wins, 2nd Man O’War Sprint G3, 3rd Merchants G2 2008: MARY’S PRIDE (f Jet Master), 4 wins in South Africa 2009: HEART’S CONTENT (f Jet Master), Winner in South Africa 2010: ON THIS ROCK (c Trippi), 5 wins in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Gold Cup Sprint LR 2011: MR FANTASTIC (g Jet Master), 4 wins in Singapore 2013: Love To Boogie (f Trippi), 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Olympic Duel S LR 2014: PURPLE DIAMOND (c Var), 2 wins in South Africa, R400 000 CTSRTR Golden Horseshoe G2 2nd dam TAINEBERRY, 6 wins in South Africa, The Oaks G2 Dam of 7 winners: JALBERRY: See Above STRAWBERRY LANE: Winner in South Africa, dam of G1W SOLO TRAVELLER, 2nd dam of G2W
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HERMOSO MUNDO FLYING ICE ROYAL PURSE: Unplaced, dam of G3W ROYAL PLEASURE Broodmare sire JALLAD is the sire of the dams of 37 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, NEBULA Silvano G3, LUCKY LIEGE Dynasty G3, ICY TRAIL Go Deputy G2, PURPLE DIAMOND Var G2, QUEEN FOREVER Gimmethegreenlight LR, Forest Wildcat Var Loma Preata Jallad Jalberry Taineberry
Storm Cat Victoria Beauty Zilzal Halley’s Comeback Blushing Groom Petrava Centaine Strawberry Fair
eLan Gold Cup, G3, Greyville, 30July 2017, 3200m 1 Hermoso Mundo 4 g Ideal World (USA) –Escoleta Fitz (ARG), by Fitzcarraldo (ARG) 2 Zante 5 m Ideal World (USA) – Temperate Lady, by Western Winter (USA) 3 Let It Rain 4 g Dynasty –Gardener’s Delight (USA), by Giant’s Causeway (USA) Age:4; Starts:20; Wins: 5; Placings: 9; Earnings: R1 575 763 Sire IDEAL WORLD is the sire of 12 stakes winners. In 2017 HERMOSO MUNDO Fitzcarraldo G3, ZANTE Western Winter G3, KIMBERLEY STAR Strike Smartly LR, LOUISIANA Silvano LR, IRISH PRIDE Fort Wood LR 1st dam, ESCOLETZ FITZ, Equus Champion Older Classic Female in 2001, 10 wins in South Africa, Paddock S G1, Garden Province S G1, 2nd Paddock S G1, Spring Challenge G2 etc Dam of 4 winners: 2006: Efistfull (f Fort Wood), 2 wins in South Africa 2007: Eugenes (c Fort Wood), 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Riverside Hcp LR 2010: E-TICKET (f Jet Master), 2 wins in South Africa 2012: HERMOSO MUNDO (g Ideal World), R200 000KZNYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Gold Cup G3, Gold Vase G3, Gold Bowl G3, 2nd dam ESCOLETA, Placed in Argentina Dam of 10 winners: ESCOLETA FITZ: See Above Elect: 4 wins in Argentina, Clasico Embrujo LR Broodmare sire FITZCARRALDO is the sire of dams of 65 stakes winners –WILD STREAM Boboman G1,
HERMOSO MUNDO Ideal World G3, MISSING DUBAI E Dubai G1, SALTARIN DUBAI E Dubai, QUITA NISTEL Van Nistelrooy G1, TRAVELWELL True Cause G1, QUERIDA REBECA Exchange Rate G1, TAIFAS Val Royal G1, SABAYON Orpen G1, MISS PINKY Numerous G1, SABA EMPEROR Emperor Jones G1, FELICIDAD IS BACK Put It Back G1, BAMBA JANE Johannesburg G1, VERANEIO Signal Tap G1, GAMUZA FINA Equal Stripes G1, SEND INTHE CLOWNS Know Heights G1, TATTOUM Lode G1, STORM CHISPAZO Bernstein G1, TRUE PASSION Orpen G1, MISS BAMBA Numerous G1, BOUCLETTE GLORY Honour And Glory G1 Kingmambo Ideal World Banks Hill Fitzcarraldo Escoleta Fitz Escoleta
Mr Prospector Miesque Danehill Hasili Cipayo Stall Only Mariache Escola Do Samba
Gold Circle Golden Slipper, G2, 2yof, Greyville, 1 July 2017, 1400m 1 Desert Rhythm f Mambo In Seattle (USA) –Al Zahra, by Al Mufti (USA) 2 Let It Flow f Judpot (USA) –Final Flo, by Model Man 3 Tsessebe f Philanthropist (USA) –Encora De Lago (AUS), by Encosta De Lago (AUS) Age:2; Starts:7; Wins: 3; Placings: 4; Earnings: R4563 250 Sire MAMBO IN SEATTLE is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2017 DESERT RHYTHM Al Mufti G2 1st dam AL ZAHRA, Winner in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2014: DESERT RHYTHM (f Mambo In
DESERT RYTHYM Seattle), R200 000CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Golden Slipper G2 2nd dam, BLUSHING DOVE, 6 wins in South Africa, Southern Cross S G2 Dam of 8 winners: Lion Tamer: 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Astrapak 1900 G2, J&B Met G1, sire AL ZAHRA: See Above COSMIC DOVE: Placed, granddam of G2W COSMIC LIGHT LION COMIQUE: 3 wins in South Africa LUSSINO: 3 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire AL MUFTI is the sire of the dams of 60 stakes winners –AL SAHEM Silvano G1 ARABIAN BEAT Black Minnaloushe G1, DE KOCK Dynasty G2, FAIRYINTHEWOODS Count Dubois G2, WINTER FANTASY Western Winter LR, YORKER Jet Master G1, LITTLE MISS MAGIC Jet Master G1, DIVINE JURY Jallad G1, JAY PEG Camden Park G1, CYBER CASE Casey Tibbs G3, KINGS GAMBIT Silvano G1, BOLD SILVANO Silvano G1, SMART BANKER Strike Smartly G1, O CAESOUR Caesour G1, COPPER PARADE Lecture G1, ROCK OPERA Lecture G1, HEIR APPARENT Fort Wood G1, VERTICAL TAKEOFF Jet Master G2, SUPPER CLUB Manshood G2, ALIMONY Alami G2, FESTIVE OCCASION Casey Tibbs G2, HIT SONG Lecture G2 THUNDERFLASH Bezrin G3, RICH STRIKE Strike Smartly G3, MAGICO Dupont G3, SHE’S A STUNNER Toreador G3, QUICKWOOD Fort Wood G3, BANKER’S GOLD Fort Wood G3, AVENUE OF GOLD Albert Hall G3, LASER FAN Fanatic Dane G3, NATIONAL BANKER Fort Wood G3, MISTER ASSEMBLY National Assembly LR, SAMMY JO Dynasty LR, TOGA Caesour LR,
SOLDIER’S LASS Soldier’s Tale LR, ELUSIVE GOLD Sail From Seattle G1, SENSIBLE LOVER Good Journey G3, DRESSED IN COTTON Jallad LR, FORTUNE FELLA Mambo In Seattle G3, GALLICA ROSE Silvano G2, BARRACK STREET Dynasty G3, NEGROAMARO Fort Wood G3, MAGICAL WONDERLAND What A Winter LR, FORTISSIMUS Mogok LR, MR WINSOME Silvano G3, EPONA Silvano LR, BALANCE SHEET Silvano G3, FORTISSIMA Fort Wood G3, SEATTLE GOLD Sail From Seattle LR, DESERT RHYTHM Mambo In Seattle G2, KATALOX Old Forester LR, COPPER FORCE Royal Air Force Kingmambo Mambo In Seattle
Weekend In Seattle Al Mufti
Al Zahra Blushing Dove
Mr Prospector Miesque Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Roberto Lassie Dear Comic Blush Have Faith
KZN Yearling Sale Million, 2yos, Greyville, 1 July 2017, 1300m 1 Al Mariachi c Great Britain (IRE) – Senorita Al, by Captain Al 2 Sniper Shot c Judpot (USA) –Seven Veils, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 3 Cat’s Legacy c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Lanari Legacy, by Al Mufti (USA) Age:2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2: Placings: 2; Earnings: R763 750 Sire GREAT BRITAIN is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2017 WRECKING BALL London News G3, HASHTAG STRAT Windrush LR 1st dam SENORITA AL, Placed in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2014: Al Mariachi (c Great Britain), R70
000KZNYS, 2 wins in South Africa, KZN Yearling Sale Million 3rd Gold Medallion G1
Sire TOREADOR is the sire of 10 stakes winners. In 2017 BULL VALLEY Saumarez G1
2nd dam MODEL GUEST, Winner in South Africa Dam of 8 winners: LONDON GUEST: 6 wins in South Africa, The 2200 G3, The Sledgehammer LR ROMAN GUEST: 6 wins in South Africa CLEVERCONVERSATION: 5 wins in South Africa
1st dam Star Of Liberty, 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Umzimkhulu S G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2012: BULL VALLEY (g Toreador), R180 000NYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Mercury Sprint G1, Tsogo Sun Sprint G1, Man O’War Sprint G3, Golden Loom Hcp LR, 2nd Merchants G2
Broodmare sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of the dams of 10 stakes winners –GUNNER Gimmethegreenlight G1, POTENT POWER National Emblem G1, SAME JURISDICTION Mambo In Seattle G1, DOOR OF DECEPTION Count Dubois LR, HOT AFFAIR Jay Peg G3, FLASH DRIVE Jay Peg G3, FLYING MYTH Trippi LR, ERNIE Elusive Fort LR, MY EMBLEM National Emblem LR, SIR DUKE Trippi LR Green Desert Great Britain Park Appeal Captain Al Senorita Al Model Guest
Danzig Foreign Courier Ahonoora Balidaress Al Mufti Off To War Northern Guest Magic Model
Mercury Sprint, G1, Greyville, 15 July 2017, 1200m 1 Bull Valley 4 g Toreador (IRE) –Star Of Liberty, by Saumarez (GB) 2 Search Party 4 g Captain Al –Princess Magdelena (GB), by Pennekamp (USA) 3 New Predator (AUS) 4 c New Approach (IRE) –Head Over Heels (AUS), by Fastnet Rock (AUS) Age:4; Starts: 10; Wins: 6; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 599 875
2nd dam TOP TIMES, Placed in South Africa Dam of 8 winners: Time Control: 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Diana S G3, dam of SW CONTROL FREAK MAJESTIC STAR: 3 wins in South Africa, dam of G1SP Star Express TIME DIGITAL: 4 wins in South Africa Broodmare SAUMAREZ is the sire of the dams of 13 stakes winners –AUTHORIZED Montjeu G1, GENTLEWAVE Monsun G1, BULL VALLEY Toreador G1, ADOREBEEL Savabeel G3, LAGO MINTO Galileo LR, LOUVRE Doowaley G2, A BOY NAMED SUE Caesour G3, LES BEAUFS Apsis G1, GO COUNTRY Country Reel LR, PRINCE FASLIYEV Fasliyev LR, MAROUSSIES WINGS In The Wings G3, INDIAN FUN Poliglote LR, HOCKNEY Zafonic LR, GRANDES ILLUSIONS Kendor LR Danehill Toreador
Star Of Liberty Top Times
Danzig Razyana Young Generation Tin Goddess Rainbow Quest Fiesta Fun Elliodor Paris Model
Post-Merchants, G2, Greyville, 16 June 2017, 1200m
EYES WIDE OPEN 1 Search Party 4 g Captain Al –Princess Magdalena (GB), by Pennekamp (USA) 2 Talktothestars 5 g Overlord (AUS) – Tellittothestars, by Spaceship (ARG) 3 Amazing Strike 5 g Ideal World (USA) – Bayard Crown, by Strike Smartly (CAN) Age:4; Starts: 17; Wins: 5; Placings: 8; Earnings: R984 300 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 77 stakes winners. In 2017 CAPTAIN AMERICA Fort Wood G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Fort Wood G3, JO’S BOND Muhtafal LR, CALL TO ACCOUNT Giant’s Causeway LR, SEARCH PARTY Pennekamp G2 1st dam PRINCESS MAGDALENA, Winner in GB Dam of 3 winners: 2011: AMERICAN MAGIC (c Archipenko), Winner in South Africa 2012: SEARCH PARTY (g Captain Al), R450 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Cape Merchants G2, Post-Merchants G2, 2nd Tsogo Sun Sprint G1, 3rd Diadem S G2 2013: SEATTLE TANGO (f Sail From Seattle), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam REASON TO DANCE, Unraced Dam of 4 winners: DANCER’S DAUGHTER: Equus Champion Older Female Miler in South Africa in 2008, Equus Champion Older Female in South Africa in 2009, 10 wins in South Africa, Vodacom Durban July G1, Rising Sun Gold Challenge G1, Majorca S G1, Empress Club S G1, Paddock S G1 Broodmare sire PENNEKAMP is the sire of the dams of 10 stakes winners –MUBTAAHIJ Dubawi G2, LILY OF THE VALLEY Galileo G1, JAN VERMEER Montjeu G1, TOGETHER Galileo G1, PRINCE GIBRALTAR Rock Of Gibraltar G1, SEARCH PARTY Captain Al G2, ANSGAR Celtic Swing G2, VESLOVE Vespone LR, CALBUCO Kendor LR, PRINCESS GIBRALTAR Rock Of Gibraltar LR
Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Princess Magdalena
Pennekamp Reason To Dance
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Bering Coral Dance Damister La Nureyeva
Premiers Champion S, G1, 2yos, Greyville, 30July 2017, 1600m 1 Eyes Wide Open c Dynasty –Live Your Dreams, by Jallad (USA) 2 Ancestry c Oratorio (IRE) –A Daughters Legacy, by Windrush (USA) 3 Warrior’s Rest c What A Winter –Bardot, by Badger Land (USA) Age:2; Starts:3; Wins: 2; Placings: 1; Earnings: R525 168 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 47 stakes winners. In 2017 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G1, LADY OF THE HOUSE Arch G1, LADY IN BLACK Jet Master G1, EYES WIDE OPEN Jallad G1, JUST SENSUAL Camden Park G2, BARRACK STREET Al Mufti G3, AFRICAN NIGHT SKY Cozzene G3, SMILING BLUE EYES Badger Land G2, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, HORIZON Lomitas G3 1st dam LIVE YOUR DREAMS, Winner in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: 2008: NEED TO DREAM (f Dynasty), Winner in South Africa 2009: Living With Heart (c Spectrum), 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Byerley Turk G3 2010: BE THE BEST (c Windrush), Winner in South Africa 2012: SILVERY DREAM (f Silvano), Winner in South Africa 2014: EYES WIDE OPEN (c Dynasty), R850 000KZNYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Premier’s Champion Stakes G1 2nd dam SYRIAN FLAME, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: NATIONAL FLAME: 11 wins in South Africa, Lebelo Hcp G3 –twice Blazing Al: 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd
Hampton Hcp LR Rozelana: 6 wins in South Africa, 3rd East Cape Breeders S LR Broodmare sire JALLAD is the sire of the dams of 38 stakes winners - IT’S MY TURN Dynasty G1, EYES WIDE OPEN 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, NEBULA Silvano G3, LUCKY LIEGE Dynasty G3, ICY TRAIL Go Deputy G2, PURPLE DIAMOND Var G2, QUEEN FOREVER Gimmethegreenlight LR, Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Blushing Groom Petrava All Fired Up Damascus Road
2 Nightingale 4 f Silvano (GER) – Quickwood, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Witchcraft 4 f Kahal (GB) –Deceptive Charm (IRE), by Kingmambo (USA) Age:4; Starts: 15; Wins: 6; Placings: 4; Earnings: R766 813 Sire ELUSIVE FORT is the sire of 4 stakes winners. In 2017 FORT EMBER Kahal G2 1st dam GLOWING EMBER, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2012: FORT EMBER (f Elusive Fort), R60 000 CTSRTRS, 6 wins in South Africa, Gold Bracelet G2, Flamboyant S G3, 3rd Hawaii S G2 2nd dam Compass Fire, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Swazi Howe Memorial Hcp LR Dam of 5 winners: GLOWING EMBER: See Above SYMPHONY OF FIRE: Winner in South Africa HOMEONTHEHEARTH: Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire KAHAL is the sire of the dams of 3 stakes winners –FORT EMBER G2, HA LUCY Trippi LR, RIVULET Fahal LR Fort Wood Elusive Fort Ever Seeking Kahal Glowing Ember Compass Fire
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Secret Prospector Epoque Machiavellian Just A Mirage All Fired Up Compass Queen
Rising Sun Gold Challenge, G1, Greyville, 10 June 2017, 1600m
Prosport International Gold Bracelet, G2, f&m, Greyville, 29July 2017, 2000m
1 Captain America 6 g Captain Al – Requista, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Trip To Heaven 5 g Trippi (USA) – Helleborus Blue (USA), by Cee’s Tizzy (USA) 3 Bela-Bela 4 f Dynasty –Mystic Spring (IRE), by Royal Academy (USA)
1 Fort Ember 4 f Elusive Fort –Glowing Ember, by Kahal (GB)
Age:6; Starts: 28; Wins: 9; Placings:15; Earnings: R4 799 675
Jallad Live Your Dreams Syrian Flame
LADY IN BLACK Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 77 stakes winners. In 2017 CAPTAIN AMERICA Fort Wood G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Fort Wood G3, JO’S BOND Muhtafal LR, CALL TO ACCOUNT Giant’s Causeway LR 1st dam 1st dam, Requista,5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Spook Express Hcp LR Dam of 5 winners: 2003: GRIMA (f Goldkeeper), Winner in South Africa 2004: AQUITAINE (f Al Mufti), 3 wins in South Africa, Jacaranda Hcp G3 2007: CARCASSONNE (c Jallad) 10 wins in Mauritius and South Africa 2008: MONPAZIER (f Silvano), Winner in South Africa 2010: CAPTAIN AMERICA (g Captain America), R400 000NYS, 9 wins in South Africa, Gold Challenge G1, Horse Chestnut S G1, Green Point S G2, Matchem S G3, Lanzerac Ready To Run S, 2nd Cape Derby G1, Cape Guineas G1, 3rd KRA Guineas G2 2nd dam, RIDING LIGHT, 2 wins in France Dam of 6 winners: DACHA: 6 wins in South Africa, Prix Du Cap, LR, twice, dam of G2P Jaroslaw CRUISE COLLECTION: 6 wins in South Africa, Gold Bracelet G2 SHIVER MY TIMBERS: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G3W PIRATE’S GOLD Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 58 stakes winners –NIGHTINGALE Silvano G1, CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, WILLIAM LONGSWORD Captain Al G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti
G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3, CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al G3, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G3, HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2, GREEN PEPPER Gimmethegreenlight G3, IRISH PRIDE Ideal World LR, FORT WINTER What A Winter LR, MERYL Tiger Ridge LR Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Fort Wood Requista Riding Light
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Top Ville Flash On
Thekwini Stakes, G1, 2yof, Greyville, 30July 2017, 1600m 1 Lady In Black f Dynasty –Mystery Dame, by Jet Master 2 Rockin Russian f Seventh Rock (AUS) – Russian Foxtrot, by National Emblem 3 Folk Dance f Tiger Ridge (USA) –Liberty Dance, by Fort Wood (USA)
Age:2;Starts:3; Wins: 3; Placings: Earnings: R572 344 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 47 stakes winners. In 2017 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G1, LADY OF THE HOUSE Arch G1, LADY IN BLACK Jet Master G1, EYES WIDE OPEN Jallad G1, JUST SENSUAL Camden Park G2, BARRACK STREET Al Mufti G3, AFRICAN NIGHT SKY Cozzene G3, SMILING BLUE EYES Badger Land G2, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, HORIZON Lomitas G3 1st dam Mystery Dame, 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Final Fling S G3, 3rd Final Fling S G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2014: LADY IN BLACK (f Dynasty), R1100000 NYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Thekwini S G1 2nd dam DAME KIRI, Winner in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: TALAHATCHIE: 2 wins in South Africa, Premier’s Champion S G1 JANE S PIDDY: 2 wins in South Africa, Lady’s Slipper S LR Mystery Dame: See Above LEADING DAME: Winner in South Africa, dam of SNG G3W LIZARRE BOSTON TEA PARTY: Winner in South Africa, dam of G2W SOLID SPEED Broodmare sire JET MASTER is the sire of the dams of 15 stakes winners –EDICT OF NANTES Count Dubois G1, LADY IN BLACK Dynasty G1, MADAME DUBOIS Count Dubois G3, EXIT HERE Jay Peg G3, SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, OMATICAYA Silvano LR, EVENTUAL ANGEL Right Approach G3, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G2, RIVARINE Var G3, GIMME THE STARS Gimmethegreenlight LR, BANKABLE TEDDY Bankable LR, EROS’S GIRL Captain Al LR, SHE’S A PIPPA Var LR, CHESTNUT’S ROCKET Horse Chestnut G3, GREEN PLAINS Gimmethegreenlight G2
Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Jet Master Mystery Dame Dame Kiri
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Rakeen Jet Lightning Flaming Rock Duzz’nt Miss
Tibouchina S, G2, f&m, Greyville, 10 June 2017, 1400m 1 Just Sensual 3 f Dynasty –Consensual, by Camden Park (USA) 2 Nightingale 4 f Silvano (GER) – Quickwood, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Anna Pavlova 3 f St Petersburg (USA) – Shatrang (IRE), by Royal Applause (GB) Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Placings: 2; Earnings: R1 281 250 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 45 stakes winners. In 2017 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G1, JUST SENSUAL Camden Park G2, SMILING BLUE EYES Badger Land G2, HORIZON Lomitas G3, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, LADY OF THE HOUSE Arch G1, AFRICAN NIGHT SKY Cozzene G3, BARRACK STREET Al Mufti G3 1st dam, CONSENSUAL, Equus Champion 2YO Filly of 2008, 5 wins in South Africa, Golden Slipper G1, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, 3rd KRA Fillies Guineas G2, The Debutante S G3 Dam of 3 winners: 2011: Ad Idem (f Jet Master), Winner, 3rd The Debutante S G2 2012: CONSEQUENTIALLY (f Silvano), 4 wins in South Africa 2013: JUST SENSUAL (f Dynasty), R2 000 000CPYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Cape Fillies Guineas G1, Tibouchina S G2, Prix Du Cap G3 2nd dam ISADORA DUNCAN, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 11 winners: CONSENSUAL: See Above DANCE ALONG: 6 wins in South Africa, Gold Bracelet G2 Silver Stream: 3 wins in South Africa, 3rd Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3
DANCE CELEBRE: 3 wins in South Africa, dam of G1W GIVE ME FIVE (dam of G2P Myfunnyvalentine), IN CAMERA (dam of SW ATTENBOROUGH) Broodmare sire CAMDEN PARK is the sire of the dams of 2 stakes winners –JUST SENSUAL Dynasty G1, ROYAL DREAMER Rebel King G3 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Camden Park Consensual Isadora Duncan
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite A.p. Indy Danzig Island Dancing Champ In Camera
Vodacom Durban July, Greyville, 1 July 2017, 2200m 1 Marinaresco 4 g Silvano (GER) –Gay Fortuna, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Al Sahem 3 c Silvano (GER) –Alderry, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Edict Of Nantes 3 c Count Dubois (GB) –Pagan Dance, by Jet Master Age:4; Starts: 18; Wins: 6; Placings: 9; Earnings: R5 082 300 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 72 stakes winners. In 2017 ORCHID ISLAND Tiger Ridge G1, NIGHTINGALE Fort Wood G1, AL SAHEM Al Mufti G1, MARINARESCO Fort Wood G1, WIND CHILL Western Winter G2, JANOOBI Rakeen G2, ELUSIVA SILVA Fort Wood G3, SILVER STRIPE Badger Land LR, MR WINSOME Al Mufti G3, EPONA Al Mufti LR, SILVAN STAR Lecture LR 1st dam, Gay Fortuna, 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Winter Oaks LR, Sun Classique Hcp LR Dam of 2 winners: 2011: WHAT FUN (f Ideal World), 2 wins in South Africa 2012: MARINARESCO (g Silvano), R1300000 NYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Vodacom Durban July G1, Champions Cup G1, Drill Hall S G2, Winter Guineas G3, Winter Classic G3, 2nd Vodacom Durban July G1, Green Point S G2, 3rd Cape
Derby G1 2nd dam, GAY REGINA, 6 wins in South Africa, Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies S G2, Ashburton Hcp G3, 2nd SA Fillies Guineas G1 Dam of 6 winners: BULSARA: 9 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, Graham Beck 3 G3, London News S G3, Duchess Of York Cup LR, Barbe Cup LR, 2nd SA Classic G1, Champions Cup G1, Premier’s Champion S G1 Gay Fortuna: See Above Queen Of Persia: 2 wins in South Africa, dam of G3W ISPHAN, SW PERSIAN RUG Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 58 stakes winners –NIGHTINGALE Silvano G1, CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, WILLIAM LONGSWORD Captain Al G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3,
SAIL SOUTH CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al G3, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G3, HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2, GREEN PEPPER Gimmethegreenlight G3, IRISH PRIDE Ideal World LR, FORT WINTER What A Winter LR, MERYL Tiger Ridge LR
Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Fort Wood Gay Fortuna Gay Regina
Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Sportsworld Welsh Damsel
World Sports Betting Champions Cup, G1, Greyville, 29July 2017, 1800m 1 Sail South 6 g Sail From Seattle (CAN) –Southern Pride, by Northfields (USA) 2 Captain America 5 g Captain Al –Requista, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Matador Man 3 g Toreador (IRE) –Sahara, by Mogok (USA) Age:6; Starts: 37; Wins: 9; Placings: 13; Earnings: R1 440 525 Sire SAIL FROM SEATTLE is the sire of 9 stakes winners. In 2017 SAIL SOUTH Northfields G1, SEATTLE SINGER Kilconnel G3, SEATTLE GOLD Al Mufti LR 1st dam, SOUTHERN PRIDE, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2001: NORTH KEEPER (c Goldkeeper), Winner in South Africa 2003: NORTHERN BANKER (c Goldkeeper) 4 wins in South Africa
2008: DANCING DYNASTY (f Dynasty), 5 wins in South Africa, Stormsvlei Mile LR 2010: SAIL SOUTH (g Sail From Seattle), 9 wins in South Africa, Champions Cup G1, Daisy Business Solutions Hcp LR, 3rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1 2nd dam CIVIC PRIDE, 7 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: PROUD TZARINA: 5 wins, Diamond S LR, 2nd dam of SW HURRICANE KATRINA Proud Royal: 7 wins in South Africa, 3rd Somerset Sprint LR, sire Broodmare sire NORTHFIELDS is the sire of dams of 170 stakes winnersSAIL SOUTH Sail From Seattle G1, PARADISE CREEK Irish River G1, CELTIC ARMS Comrade In Arms G1, KOOYONGA Persian Bold G1, BASIC INSTINCT Comic Blush G1, AFRICAN LION Shalford G1, ZEBRA CROSSING Jallad G1, CIRCLE OF LIFE Complete Warrior G1, CHIMES OF FREEDOM Private Account G1, ARCADIAN HEIGHTS Shirley Heights G1, DENON Pleasant Colony G1, ST JOVITE Pleasant Colony G1, WILD EVENT Wild Again G1, FORBIDDEN APPLE Pleasant Colony G1, LIZARD’S DESIRE Lizard Island G1, RUDRA Parade Leader G1, SET AFIRE Western Winter G1, FIELD FLOWER Silvano G1, ASYLUM SEEKER Count Dubois G1, INDIAN LODGE Grand Lodge G1, ALYNDA Nassau G1, SINGLE EMPIRE Kris G1, COURT OF HONOUR Law Society G1, DANSEUSE DU SOIR Thatching G1, NORTHERN DRAKE Varick G1, Gone West Sail From Seattle Seattle Classic Northfields Southern Pride Civic Pride
Mr Prospector Secrettame Seattle Slew Classy ‘n Smart Northern Dancer Little Hut Spike Ii Civic Worker
Top 10 Breeder for over 30 years SA LEADING BREEDERS BY STAKES 2016/17
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(NHRA) BREEDER RUNNERS KLAWERVLEI STUD 429 SUMMERHILL STUD 367 MAINE CHANCE FARMS 189 HIGHLANDS 175 VARSFONTEIN 115
STAKES R 25 978 423 R 18 504 450 R 14 941 425 R 12 996 075 R 12 037 075
SA LEADING BREEDERS BY % BT WNRS/RNRS 2016/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
(NHRA 130+ RUNNERS) BREEDER % BT WNRS/RNRS MAINE CHANCE FARMS 4,2% HIGHLANDS 4,0% SUMMERHILL STUD 2.2% WILGERBOSDRIFT & MAURITZFONTEIN 2.2% KLAWERVLEI STUD 2.1%
SA LEADING BREEDERS BY AEPR 2016/17
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(NHRA 130+ RUNNERS) BREEDER MAINE CHANCE FARMS HIGHLANDS KLAWERVLEI STUD WILGERBOSDRIFT & MAURITZFONTEIN SUMMERHILL STUD
AEPR R 79 055 R 74 263 R 60 556 R 57 901 R 50 421
SA LEADING BREEDERS BY % WNRS/RNRS 2016/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
(NHRA 130+ RUNNERS) BREEDER % WNRS/RNRS MAINE CHANCE FARMS 44,4% WILGERBOSDRIFT & MAURITZFONTEIN 43,0% HIGHLANDS 42.3% KLAWERVLEI STUD 40.6% HEMEL`N AARDE STUD 39.1%
2016/17 Season: 84 Winners of 134 races 8 Stakes Winners of 10 Stakes Races
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