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elcome to the 18th edition of International Racehorse Magazine. Longer daylight hours for us here in the Southern Hemisphere signal the start of summer and what is bound to be an exciting racing season. In the Northern Hemisphere, we enjoyed the excitement of the Keeneland Yearling Sale recently, and we still have the Breed Stock sale in November to look forward to. Breeders’ Cup also lies ahead and promises to be a memorable one. We have put together a great issue for you. Michele MacDonald follows what is surely one of the great horses of our time, California Chrome, to Del Mar, where he bested Beholder and Dortmund to increase his already record breaking (excluding Japan) earnings to $13.25mil. Read more about Chrome on page 44. With the Northern Hemisphere breeding season just around the corner, Michele also looks at some interesting options in First Year Sires on page 50. Last but not least from Michele, she spends some time with Koji Maeda, owner of the North Hills racing and breeding program in Japan, on page 81.
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Liesl King kicks off her contribution with a look back at the Vodacom Durban July, the race with twisted fates, hard luck stories and jubilant underdogs. The master, Piere Strydom rode The Conglomerate to a magnificent win for owners Marcus and Ingrid Jooste to rewrite this horse’s story, more on page 20. Liesl casts the spotlight on Gavin Lerena, the South African superstar who beat some of the world’s best jockeys for a top spot in the Longines Hong Kong International Jockey’s Challenge. She tracks his path from entering the South African Jockey Academy in 2002 on page 74. We then move on to Goodwood and the Qatar Goodwood Festival on page 26. If you can’t get enough on one day of racing, then why not a five day racing event? Last from Liesl in this issue is a look at our cover model Smart Call, the South African hopeful at the Breeders’ Cup in November, on page 8.
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SA M A R T C A L L DATE WITH DESTINY
mart Call reached the pinnacle of her South African racing career when she won the G1 J & B Met over 2000m on the 30th of January this year. Not only did the talented mare record her third Grade 1 victory that day, but she also thrashed 2016 Horse of the Year Legal Eagle by a staggering two lengths.Yet it was her victory in the WFA G1 Paddock Stakes (1800m) three weeks earlier that set in motion a daring plan. A plan that would take nine months to complete; a plan that would take her on a journey stretching over four continents; a plan that would culminate in her running in the World Championships of racing, the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Since its inception, the Breeders’ Cup races have mostly been contested by USA based horses, as the entrance requirements were fairly onerous. A world championship needs runners from
all over the world though and in order to attract entrants from outside of the USA, a Breeders Cup Challenge was created in 2007 with 15 “Win and You’re In” races in two countries. Horses winning these races were automatically guaranteed a spot in one of the 13 Breeders’ Cup races should they wish to take part. By 2014 the Challenge had grown to 71 races in 13 countries including South Africa, where the G1 L’Ormarins Queens’ Plate had been granted “Win and You’re In” status. With the race mainly won by colts, the Breeders’ Cup committee decided to add a fillies and mares race in 2016 and the G1 Paddock Stakes joined the list of “Win and You’re In” races. In winning the Paddock Stakes, Smart Call therefore qualified to run in the $2 million G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf race over 2000m at Santa Anita on the 5th of November. Previously Variety Club, Capetown Noir and Futura had all qualified as
Moffat and Smart Call
Smart Call in Mauritius
Smart Call Paddock Stakes
Now she had her chance and Laird was equally as keen. As soon as she won, I said to Jessica “we’re going,” Laird recalls. It was to be the start of a nine-month journey, but they had two things on their side, Laird’s experience and Smart Call’s laid back temperament. Travelling horses is not for the faint-hearted. This time though there was a difference. For Smart Call is There is so much that can go wrong along the way and often trained by Alec Laird, a man known as the pioneer of travelling highly strung thoroughbreds do not take kindly to being confined and competing horses overseas. Laird famously took 1996 in a pressurised metal tube, with long delays and frequent stops. Durban July winner London News to Hong Kong to capture The most seasoned of globetrotters such as Red Cadeaux, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup in 1997. And Jessica Slack, who Sheikhzayedroad and Flintshire all have one thing in common; a has always dreamed of having a runner in the Breeders’ Cup, great temperament and calm demeanor and so did Smart Call. is Smart Call’s owner. Jessica takes up the story. “Alec and I were watching Mike de Kock’s feats in Dubai one evening and After departing from Johannesburg on the 27th of March, the we started chatting about what our dreams were for racing mare’s first stop was the island of Mauritius and judging from internationally. I told him my dream was to run in a race on photos of her stay, the 90 days of quarantine there was certainly Breeders’ Cup day with a homebred. My dad is American so not too stressful. With only a 750m track at his disposal, Laird I am not sure if it is a dream born from that or from the could only canter the mare, but Smart Call went for regular amazing experiences and fun I have had as a spectator at the swims in the azure blue waters surrounding the tropical island Breeders’ Cup, the couple of times I have been lucky enough with her groom and work rider Bangeli (Moffat). to attend. I remember saying to Alec that we had time, it was a “one day” dream.” Her- next stop would be Abington Place stables, in Newmarket, winners of the L’Ormarins Queens’ Plate, but with onerous quarantine restrictions in place, none had taken up the offer to compete in the Breeders’ Cup. Hence little notice was taken of the fact that Smart Call had just won a “Win and You’re In” race.
Smart Call Lime KIlns
where she arrived early July after a lengthy journey. Horses do not fly direct like humans do as Steven Jell, who is in charge at Abington Place, explains. “The horses flew from Mauritius to Nairobi in Kenya where they spent three hours at the airport, before flying onwards to Liege in Belgium. That trip took about 13 hours, followed by a three hour road trip from Liege to the so-called “Horse Hotel” in Amsterdam, where they got a deserved 12-hour rest.Then Smart Call had a further nine-hour trip from Amsterdam to Newmarket, which included a ferry trip across the English Channel. Jell also reports that the mare arrived in great shape and promptly emptied her manger!
nothing left to prove in South Africa. Whether she’ll be good enough to win abroad, that I don’t know. But just to compete there will be amazing.”
Currently Smart Call is working well on the Newmarket Heath with regular dawn appearances on the Al Bahatri and the Lime Kilns gallops. Frankie Dettori, who sat on her for the first time on the Al Bahatri recently, was full of praise for the mare, commenting that while she was a bit rusty after not having raced for so long, she gave him a great feel.With the Sun Chariot a mere two weeks away, Smart Call had her first proper gallop on the Rowley Mile. And Dettori, who was onboard again, confirmed The next four months would be crucial for Smart Call as Laird, that she handled the undulating track with ease. with Jell’s assistance worked on getting her back to full fitness. Laird explains that they decided on the G1 The Kingdom of Slowly but surely all the pieces are falling in place. A date with Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes on the 1st of October as her prep destiny awaits Smart Call as she crosses the ocean to the Breeders’ run. “The Sun Chariot a Group 1 over the undulating Rowley Cup, following in the footsteps of her paternal grandmother, the Mile course, but with her being based in Newmarket, we will be great filly Banks Hill, who won the very same race, the Breeders’ able to train on the course and get her used to it.The Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf fifteen years ago. She will carry with her Cup is five weeks later which is perfect and I hope to have her the hopes and dreams of all her South African fans, but most of peaking by the time we get there.” Laird is a realist and knows all she will be fulfilling the life long dream of a girl, who dreamt of his star mare will be up against the best in the world. “She has “one day” having a homebred horse in the Breeders’ Cup.
EADY TO RUN SALE
ALWAYS IN CHARGE - CTS RTR Graduate - Equus Champion 2-y-o Colt 2016 - winning 2016 Gold Medallion G1. © Anita Akal
By Mark van Deventer
CTS READY TO RUN
ape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) launched the Cape Premier Yearling Sale in 2012. Since then, this dynamic bloodstock company has become synonymous with innovation, making a bold impact in the SouthAfrican thoroughbred auction market.
CTS nurture a positive vision for the sport of horse racing. They continue to promote various niche sales to best represent breeders’ range of stock, together with associated incentive races which massively boost the stakes pot, regenerating interest for owners.
To illustrate, CTS run a special incentive program with qualifying yearlings eligible for Million Dollar Races (over 1200m and 1600m) to be held in Cape Town during January 2018 on the Investec Day Of Dreams. Each race will tempt connections with a sky high stake of USD 500,000 – dramatically greater- than- usual prize money for South Africa. Early Spring is an exciting time of transition. Mares are getting ready to foal down and young horses in training may only really start to reveal their true talents on the tracks with the African sun on their backs. October and November are also months now traditionally linked to popular Breeze-Up auctions with the Ready to Run Sale’s concept now an
READY TO RUN SAL
RED RAY - CTS RTR Graduate - Cape Champion Sprinter 2016 - winner of the 2016 Mercury Sprint G1. Â© Wayne Marks
EADY TO RUN SALE
CAPTAIN AMERICA - CTS RTR Graduate - winner of the Horse Chestnut S G1, Green Point S G2, Lanzerac RTR S; 2nd Horse Chestnut S G1, Investec Cape Derby G1, Grand Parade Cape Guineas G1; 3rd J&B Met G1, KRA Guineas G2, etc. © Wayne Marks
accepted way of selling thoroughbreds. Buyers all around the world respond favourably when able to make their own judgements seeing the youngsters put through their paces before the bidding starts. CTS host two such auctions with intriguing catalogues. Durbanville racecourse is the venue on 14th/15th October for the CTS Ready To Run Sale presented by Lanzerac Hotel and Spa, with Emperor’s Palace staging the 2016 CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale on the 24th/25th November . As the name suggests, horses acquired at these sales are ‘ready’ to compete almost immediately, so can provide fortunate investors with a rapid return – lucrative CTS incentive races are linked to these specific sales as well. At Turffontein in 2015, Champagne Haze lucked in to a big payday in the “City of Gold”. Then, R160 000 bargain buy, Budapest outpaced his foes at Kenilworth to secure the bulk of that tempting R2,5 million total. The upcoming Lanzerac sale, in fact, represents a massive sweepstake opportunity for buyers. With the 159 horses catalogued creating a 10% chance of being in the final field
of 16 runners going to post, buyers will hold favourable prospects with a live chance of winning R2.5 million in stakes! Kenilworth Racecourse will again stage the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes, on the 19th November 2016. Lanzerac the “grande dame” of luxury Stellenbosch hospitality, is in the mid-stages of a splendid restoration, boasting newly refurbished rooms and suites. Major function areas have been upgraded together with the complete regeneration of a swish wine-tasting centre and deli constantly stocked with sumptuous fresh goodies.The revamped Lanzerac Spa is also due to open its doors late 2016. On race-day, “Classic Extravagance” will appropriately be showcased in the opulent marquee, with regal gold colours featuring prominently. Jo-Anna Looms of Lanzerac revealed, “In Celebration of Excellence will be a fitting theme for this year’s classy event, linking the exploits of champion racehorses with a stately property of great renown.” CTS auctions have proven repeatedly to be a source of Grade 1 champions. Red Ray is one of those “Ready To Run” stars still shining brilliantly. He ran a valiant second behind equine “super-hero” Captain America in the 2013 Lanzerac
READY TO RUN SAL
ZODIAC RULER - CTS RTR Graduate - 2016 Golden Horseshoe G2. © Anita Akal
Stakes, going on to perform with distinction in a succession of prestigious events such as the Cape Guineas and a couple of Grade 1 sprints, before seeking his fortune abroad. Things may not have panned out as anticipated overseas, but he reverted to winning ways in the recent Grade 1 Mercury Sprint and is genuinely top class. Fellow RTR product, Zodiac Ruler is a striking son of Zoffany, with a Grade 2 victory and a valiant second to CTS graduate, Gunner, in the Grade 1 Premiers Champion Stakes at Greyville in July, already part of his impressive CV. He is expected to build on those early achievements and be a big player in upcoming Classic contests. Arguably, the best of all from this vintage is Always In Charge, who was sold at the 2015 CTS Ready To Run and was honoured as the Equus Champion two-year old Colt. He was narrowly defeated on debut in early April before shedding his Maiden in an eye-catching runaway at Kenilworth later that month. Canny trainer Vaughan Marshall knows a seriously good one from years of experience, so targeted the Grade 1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion at Scottsville for Always In Charge’s next outing. The son of SA’s Champion sire of
2014/2015, Captain Al sustained pace proved too much for his foes in that key June showdown. Amongst other young horses purchased at RTR’s in 2015, Sergeant Hardy, Bishops Bounty and Lord Balmoral all showed smart potential as juveniles, securing that desirably quick return on investment for lucky owners. Dual Grade 1 winner and Equus Champion French Navy is another breeze up success story together with 2013 contemporary, the Joey Ramsden trained Brutal Force, one of the country’s top sprinters. Grade 1 winner Captain America was also sourced at the CTS RTR, and this high-class, longstriding miler has gone on to record earnings in excess of R3 million. His trainer, Brett Crawford also secured Fillies Guineas winner, Alexis at this sale, so is a total convert to the concept. Passionate South African racing fans have these important sales and a Spring program full of high quality races to look forward to over the next few months. Buyers will be scouring the catalogues for equally gifted youngsters to those described above, whilst race-goers will be treated to a great spectacle and competitive races with big money on the line...
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rhinoceros). Here The Palace of the Lost City guests can view the Super Seven, adding cheetah and wild dog to the list. Said Liam Oddie: “It’s unusual for a game reserve to be found this close to a resort like Sun City’s The Palace of the Lost City. “You can view game from a hot-air balloon in the Pilanesberg – a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and the only safari experience of its kind in South Africa. And just an hour later you can be playing a round of golf on a legendary championship course, ranked as the leading golf course in South Africa and designed by golfing great Gary Player.” He added that top international and local entertainment was also on offer, as well as a range of dining options to satisfy the most difficult palate. From The Palace of the Lost City, we head to The Maslow, the big city jewel in the Sunlux Collection crown situated in the heart of Africa’s business hub, Sandton. An urban retreat that allows an escape from the hurly burly clamour of the surrounding economic hub, The Maslow has become the preferred place to be, and be seen, for movers and shakers from around the globe. The Maslow is also a gateway into the life, leisure and history of South Africans living a racy life in the world-class city, Johannesburg. On The Maslow’s doorstep are some of the finest retail therapy outlets on the continent, with shopping that covers global brands along with the best of African design. Revisiting history is a necessary part of a trip to the city that locals call “Jozi”. It is at the Apartheid Museum that visitors embark on a journey that takes them through the sad history of separation and oppression in South Africa.
The soulful journey takes a break from the ocean, and into safari and game viewing territory, to the luxurious resort that is The Palace of the Lost City.
Freedom finally came with the release of the world’s most beloved leader, Nelson Mandela, whose home on Vilakazi Street in Soweto’s Orlando West (he lived there from 1946 to 1962) is on the “must be visited” list of things to do in Johannesburg.
The Sun City resort is built on the edge of the game rich Pilanesberg National Park, distinctive for being malariafree. But this park offers more than a viewing of just the traditional big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and
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Text & Photos by Liesl King
THE DURBAN JULY A RACE LIKE NONE OTHER
he first Saturday in July – mention that date to any racing enthusiast and they will immediately tell you “that’s when the Vodacom Durban July is run.” The race with its 120-year history has had many sponsors and hence to simplify matters most simply talk about ‘The July’. Despite being a conditions handicap, it is considered to be South Africa’s premier race, the one race every jockey, trainer and owner wants to win and not unlike the Melbourne Cup, the race everybody wants to attend. Over the years there have been a number of changes. The inaugural July was run over a mile (1600m) for a stake of 500 sovereigns and unlike most racing jurisdictions where race distances tend to decrease over the years, the July has steadily increased. 1906 saw a tiny increase to 1670m, in 1913
it increased to 1800m, to 2000m in 1915 and to 2100m in 1941. In 1970 the final change to the current distance of 2200m was made. Even the race name has seen some changes, with the original race in 1897 run as the Durban Winter Handicap. 1928 saw it changed to the Durban July Handicap. Interestingly the race name reverted back to its original name during the Second World War, before changing back again to the Durban July Handicap, as it is known today, in 1946. Rothmans was the July’s first big sponsor, a partnership that would last 38 years. In 2002 Vodacom stepped in as race sponsor, a position they still hold today. A premier race is guaranteed to attract interesting records and unusual tales and the Durban July is no different.Through
the years there have been only four back-to-back victories with the most recent being the diminutive El Picha, who won in 1999 and 2000. Legendary trainer Syd Laird holds the record for most wins, with a tally of seven, while Terence Millard captured six. Three jockeys have won the illustrious race four times, with two of them, Anthony Delpech and Anton Marcus, both currently vying for that elusive fifth victory to take the title outright. Hard luck stories and the Durban July seem to go hand in hand, but none can trump that of Sea Cottage, one of the best horses ever seen in South Africa. Sea Cottage was trained by Champion trainer Syd Laird and according to Laird, the colt wasnâ€™t the most handsome of creatures. Sea Cottage was light framed, lacking in substance, with rather 24
straight front legs and calf knees. Despite a less than stellar conformation, Sea Cottage had an unbelievable action, a good temperament and as Laird put it, intelligence that even exceeded that of his trainer! In 1966 having swept all before him, Sea Cottage was the July favourite. Then the unthinkable happened. Three weeks before the race, on June 10, 1966, while walking under the Blue Lagoon Bridge on his way to the beach for his morning training, Sea Cottage was shot in the hindquarters with a pistol. The culprits, a shady club owner, his henchman and his bookmaker had hatched a plan to stop Sea Cottage from running, thus settling the club ownerâ€™s big gambling debt. Thankfully the shot was not fatal. The vets decided that the best course of action was to leave the bullet where it had
of a Polytrack, the turf course was narrowed to 18 meters in 2013. Consequently the running of the 2014 and 2015 Vodacom Durban July ended in the boardroom with the jockeys still getting used to navigating the narrow track. 2016 however saw a trouble free race and a surprise winner, well After encountering traffic problems in the home straight, at least for some! Sea Cottage finished a gallant fourth. One year later though, with bullet still in his rump, Sea Cottage finally won South In the lead up to the 2015 Durban July the Australian import Africaâ€™s premier race in a dead-heat with Jollify. 1967 saw Sea The Conglomerate, a gelding by Lonhro was all the rage. Cottage retire to stud having won 20 of his 24 starts. And Trained by Joey Ramsden, the three-year-old had won the that bullet? It stayed firmly put throughout his stud career G3 Politician Stakes before romping home in the Gr 2 KRA and was only retrieved upon his death at age 25. Guineas. A third behind French Navy in the Gr 1 Daily News, one of the July prep races saw The Conglomerate rated as Fifty years on from Sea Cottageâ€™s shooting, there has been one of the July favourites. Fate however has a way of messing another change. In order to accommodate the installation things up when it comes to racing and in the scrimmage of lodged. Remarkably the colt soon recovered and three weeks later Sea Cottage, with his regular jockey Rob Sivewright in the irons, started in the Durban July, with the added weight of one bullet.
the 2015 July, The Conglomerate was one of the hard luck stories, finishing in eighth, five lengths behind eventual winner Power King. In 2016 Ramsden returned to Durban withThe Conglomerate, to a race that was now worth R4.25 million, a far cry from the original purse of 500 sovereigns. He was absolutely convinced that this was the horse that would deliver him and owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste their first July. The media though, after the hype of 2015 were sceptical, focusing rather on Triple Crown winner Abashiri, the star filly Bela-Bela and the Cape upstart with an incredible turn of foot, Marinaresco. Ramsden however had bought The Conglomerate as his July horse and it wasn’t an easy purchase. Firstly he had to convince Markus Jooste that he had found him his July winner and then due to having overslept, he had to persuade a taxi driver that Melbourne’s streets were indeed a Grand Prix circuit, in order to get to the sales ring on time. And perhaps the media and the punters who allowed the gelding to start at long odds were justified.The Conglomerate had drawn barrier 18 of 18 and his jockey though supremely talented, had already celebrated his fiftieth birthday. Yet Ramsden was unwavering in his belief that The Conglomerate 26
could win the July and rightly so. Before a packed crowd of 55,000, Piere Strydom, who had won the race three times before, got the gelding across from his ‘death’ draw, neatly slotting in behind the early leaders. Rounding the final bend The Conglomerate was only five lengths adrift and once straightened, he charged down the centre of the track, passing horses as if they were standing still. Marinaresco flew up late from the back, but there was no stopping Strydom and The Conglomerate. Marinaresco finished in second, a quarter length back, with Mac De Lago in third a further two lengths back. The champagne flowed, as the victory was celebrated on and off the track. Sadly work commitments meant Jooste could not be there, but Mrs Jooste was on hand to graciously accept the couple’s first ever July trophy. A master class in race riding earned Strydom his fourth title, adding his name to the record held by greats such as Harold ‘Tiger’ Wright. And the Conglomerate? He calmly cantered down the track on his lap of honour, accepting the applause befitting the champion that he is. He may not be the next Sea Cottage, but his name will forever be added to those greats who have conquered South Africa’s premier race, the Durban July.
The Right Choice
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THE QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL Text & Photos by Liesl King
Galileo Gold and The Gurkha
he Goodwood racecourse, nestling on a hilltop on the Sussex Downs, is surely the most picturesque racecourse in the world; it is also the home of the five day Qatar Goodwood Festival, held annually at the end of July. The Festival highlight being the G1 Sussex Stakes, contested over a mile. In 2011 an undefeated three-year-old colt named Frankel and the leading older miler Canford Cliffs were set to clash in the Sussex Stakes. A thrilling duel was expected and it wasn’t long before the media coined the phrase,The Duel on the Downs.That duel was of course a rather one-sided affair, with Frankel beating Canford Cliffs by a staggering five lengths without raising a sweat. This year another Duel on the Downs was eagerly anticipated for two of the best three-year-old colts were stepping into the ring for a rematch.The first, Galileo Gold, trained by Hugo Palmer and owned by Sheikh Joaan’s Al Shaqab Racing had won the first of the Classics, the G1 2000 Guineas in style. While the second colt, The Gurkha trained by Aiden O’Brien, ran away with the French Classic by 5.5 lengths. The two colts met for the first time on the opening day of Royal Ascot, in the G1 The St James’s Palace Stakes. Galileo Gold under a superb ride by Frankie Dettori made that race his own, winning comfortably by 1.25 lengths with The Gurkha in second. Ryan Moore and The Gurkha were out for revenge and the Sussex Stakes was the perfect place for a rematch.
Dettori on Galileo Gold got the run of the race and set off for home down the famous downhill home straight. Galileo Gold had a headstart, but Moore sent The Gurkha flying after his nemesis and the Duel on the Downs was on. Side by side, the two colts fought, neither giving an inch, with perfect matching strides.Then, slowly, The Gurkha seemed to be gaining the upper hand. A nostril; then a head and with the line fast approaching, a neck. The 2011 Sussex Stakes may have been billed as the Duel on the Downs, but 2016 edition was the real deal. In any epic battle there can only be one victor and this time it was The Gurkha’s turn. A thrilling finish to the Festival’s showpiece. Yet many will tell you that the actual feature race of the week is the gruelling G2 Goodwood Cup. Galloping 3200m is not for the faint hearted, galloping 3200m on the undulating and twisting course that is Goodwood is only for the very brave. The 2015 edition of the race ended in a thrilling duel between Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris and the Michael Bell trained Big Orange, with Big Orange snatching victory on the line. 2016 was however quite another story. It had been raining since early on and when a sea fret descended on Goodwood, the visibility plummeted. The runners may have been at the start, but without being able to see a single horse, even the commentator admitted defeat, simply calling that the race had started. TV cameras valiantly tried
Big Orange wins the Goodwood Cup
to pick up the runners on various points along the course, but all one could see was a sea of gloomy grey fog. Then the sound of the galloping hooves reached the tightly packed crowds along the running rail. Like mythical beasts, ghostly horses appeared out of the mist and driving rain and leading the pack, splattered with mud and with his reins dangling was Big Orange. Jamie Spencer had long since given up steering and was simply urging his mount along. Now being a big rangy type with what the English call a common head, Big Orange is not the most beautiful of horses. What he lacks in beauty though he makes up for in courage and heart. For Big Orange is tough as nails, and heading down the long hill he courageously fought off first Sword Fighter and then Pallasator, to claim his second Goodwood Cup. Another double winner came in the G3 L’Ormarins Queens Plate Stakes over 1400m on a day blessed with glorious sunshine. Well it was a double for everybody but the winning horse! Let me explain. 2015 saw Amy Eria, a rank outsider charge into the lead under Gregory Benoist to deny a flying Frankie Dettori on the favourite Osaila. In true L’Ormarins style, Amy Eria returned to the winner’s enclosure sporting a garland of blue and white flowers, while Al Shaqab’s Racing Advisor Harry Herbert and her trainer Francois Rohaut collected their trophies. When interviewed Rohaut explains that he had the race underlined in red in his diary and that he was delighted that his filly won. What he did not say
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Al Jazi wins the L’Ormarins Queens Plate
was that once he has won a race, he likes to win it again and again. So when Rohaut legged Benoist up onto Al Jazi (IRE), incidentally also owned by Al Shaqab, few took notice. Al Jazi however had been successful over 1200m and a mile and the downhill run over 1400m suited her perfectly. The filly jumped from stall one and Benoist kept her on the far rail and out of trouble, before asking for a run in the final stages. Al Jazi responded instantly and quickly extended away from her nearest challenger Mise En Rose and James McDonald to win comfortably. “This was quite a long term target,” said Rohaut.“When we win a race, we try to win it again”, exclaimed a delighted Rohaut. Interestingly this race is a result of a collaboration between Goodwood and L’Ormarins, with the Gr.3 Glorious Goodwood Handicap due to be run in South Africa on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Day in January 2017.Alex Eade, general manager, Goodwood Racecourse explained the twinning agreement between Goodwood and L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. “It’s a fabulous partnership between the two brands really. Both stand for style and elegance and it comes together at the Qatar Goodwood Festival with the L’Ormarins Queens Plate race. It was a fabulous race yesterday and for us it was really good as it was won by Al Jazi, owned by Sheikh Joaan Al Thani who is our main sponsor here for the week. He was here and he loved the race and he was able to receive the trophy.” On the beautiful Sussex Downs anything is possible. The Qatar Goodwood Festival delivers a superb week of racing and even when the weather doesn’t quite play along, it is still a week that is not to be missed. 32
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Al Jazi with her garland
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AUSTRALIA’S NUMBER ONE Leading thoroughbred sales company Magic Millions has rounded out a further racing season as the number one source for Australian racetrack stars.
ith 104 individual stakes winners of 154 black type races, Magic Millions graduates had another 12 months to remember during the recently completed 2015/16 racing season.
Bred by the Camilleri family’s Fairway Thoroughbreds and sold through the draft of Coolmore Stud for $210,000 at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Winx boasts a career record of 14 wins and three seconds from 20 starts with earnings of over $6.7 million.
The high class performances were led by champion mare Winx, the highest rated Australian racehorse and highest rated mare in the world.
The clear favourite to be crowned Australian Horse of the Year, Winx is out to make it back to back wins in racing’s major award after the crowning of fellow Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling graduate Dissident a year earlier.
During the season Winx remained unbeaten in seven starts a streak which included five Group One victories - the Epsom Handicap, WS Cox Plate, Chipping Norton Stakes, George Ryder Stakes and The Doncaster.
Magic Millions’ 104 stakes winners during the season ranged in purchase price from $1,800 to $720,000 and emerged from 14 different auctions the company stages each year.
Black Heart Bart, a $20,000 Perth Yearling Sale purchase, won five stakes races during the season including the Group One The Goodwood in Adelaide and boosted his earnings to over $2 million. The son of Blackfriars has kick started his latest preparation in the best possible fashion by winning the Memsie Stakes, the first Group One race of the Australian 2016-17 racing season. Capitalist, a $165,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase, proved to be Australia’s champion juvenile of the season when he completed the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and Golden Slipper Stakes double to send his earnings past $3.5 million. A son of Written Tycoon, Capitalist was bred in Queensland by Jan Clark and sold through the draft of Daandine Stud,
purchased by Sydney based bloodstock agent James Harron for a syndicate of owners to join the Snowden Racing stables. The Golden Slipper run at Sydney’s Rosehill racecourse is the world’s richest juvenile race for two-year-olds and has been a crowning race for the Australian breeding industry. Magic Millions graduates have a remarkable record in the famous race – ten of the past 13 winners of the race sold at auction were sold by Magic Millions! Another exceptional performer was Buffering, an international Group One winner, who at home scooped another two Group Ones. The $22,000 Gold Coast March Yearling from Racetree, has now earned a staggering $7,267,694. During the 2015/16 racing season Magic Millions graduates won close to 5,000 races in Australia alone, earning over $154 million with no fewer than 620 black type top three finishes.
Text & Photos by Sharon Lee Chapman
BIRDSVILLE THE MOST ICONIC RACE MEETING IN THE WORLD When it rains in the outback, it rains and Birdsville received half their annual rainfall the day before Day 1 of the Races, 38mm. The track was underwater as the aerial photographs showed and it seemed incomprehensible that the race meeting could possibly go ahead.
owever, there’s something special about the spirit of those in the outback and the community and local Council came together and achieved the impossible. Birdsville races would go ahead on Sunday, in a combined 11 race card, postponed from Friday and Saturday. The town was now isolated, with all roads in and out of Birdsville closed until floodwaters receded and with rivers about to hit their peak over the next week, people wondered when they would get out at all. But back to the races, and Sunday’s 11 race program was spectacular and the crowd loved every second of it, after having braved incredible conditions throughout the week. Gusts of over 80km an hour hit their campsites on Thursday after the downpour and there were scenes of devastation all over town with tents blown apart and debris littering the campsites. It didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands that made the
annual pilgrimage to Birdsville in what is one of the most iconic races in the world. Birdsville has an annual population of 120 which grows to around 6000-7000 race week and is described as the biggest party in the outback. By Monday, there was one road out of town, which only stayed open for 2 hours as hundreds of vehicles flocked to get out of town before the rivers rose. Only the brave attempted the Cooper Creek crossing, but the waters were too deep for some and many cars nearly floated away. The road was closed 2 hours later and not expected to re open for at least a week, with the famous Birdsville track resembling a lake and closed for 2-3 weeks. To get out, we had to detour and head north, some 800kms in the opposite direction. But with smiles on our faces and tales to tell for a lifetime, I know I’ll be back to Birdsville for the 3rd time next year. It’s a Bucket List item, so Google Birdsville and see what all the hype is about, it’s well worth the effort.
By Michele MacDonald
THE NEXT CHAPTER
Every time American champion California Chrome seems to have reached the zenith in what has been a three-year surge to superstardom, he takes another stride beyond expectations.
he latest chapter in the saga of the red fireball who was bred on a $2,500 stud fee from an $8,000 mare, revealed him soaring to perhaps his best lifetime performance in the $1 million Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar on August 20. Defeating champion mare Beholder and towering challenger Dortmund, California Chrome left them and other rivals gasping with a front-running display of speed from the moment he leapt out of the starting gate. While increasing what already historically ranked as the highest earnings for any racehorse based outside Japan by $600,000 to $13,252,650, California Chrome also has reached another unique level by completely repaying the investment made in him by Taylor Made Farm as a stallion prospect. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” reflected Taylor Made Vice President, Frank Taylor in relating that the five-year-old has earned more money than what the farm paid prior to ever getting near 46
to breeding a mare. “We got very lucky and blessed and it’s just gone to perfection at this point. No matter what happens now, even if he never wins another race, it’s gone a lot better than I ever would have dreamed it would have.” What perhaps is just as remarkable in this unparalleled story is that, over the next four months through the end of January, it is possible California Chrome could earn another $10.9 million, give or take a few dollars, by prevailing in just three more races. If no problems arise and he does win the Awesome Again Stakes in October, the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November and the newly created $12 million Pegasus World Cup in January, the son of Lucky Pulpit would surpass even the richest of Japan’s runners, who compete for the world’s most lucrative purses. When yen are converted to dollars at the time of racing, two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Gentildonna currently stands atop the racing world with total earnings of $18,468,392.
While the potential schedule shared by California Chrome’s connections could foretell the end of his racing days, it remains possible he could run on through 2017, delaying his stud career for a year.
say this now—this is the best horse I’ve ever ridden,” Espinoza declared after the Pacific Classic, just a few minutes following his comment that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was “the best three-year-old” he had ridden.
“We’re going to consider it,”Taylor said. “I think we’ll probably sit down after the Breeders’ Cup Classic and see how sound he is and how he is feeling, and probably at that point make a decision whether we are going to run him another year or retire him and start booking mares. If you start booking mares and then you decide to run him, that wouldn’t be any good. We’ll probably make the decision right after the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”
“I just wanted to get out there and see what was going to happen,” Espinoza continued, referring to bouncing out of the gate from the rail post and immediately heading toward the center of the track to take on Beholder and Dortmund, who were in posts seven and eight. “He was going well the whole trip. He was in a perfect rhythm.The way he’s running now, he could beat anyone, anytime. He’s run on dirt. He’s won on grass. He has won all over the world. He’s just so, so special,” Espinoza said.
When asked if California Chrome’s extraordinary racing success after time off due to bone bruising and backaches in the middle of 2015 might ignite a trend of more racing for male runners rather than quick retirements, Taylor indicated how rare the accomplishments have been. “This worked out—usually it doesn’t,” he said.“If you go back and look at all the people who have had a horse who has been off after being at a certain level and then they go on and run them more, it usually goes the other way. But this horse is just a special horse,” he emphasized. Some insight into just how special California Chrome is came from the man who sits on his back, jockey Victor Espinoza, who has been riding the horse ever since December 2013, when they partnered to win the King Glorious Stakes at Hollywood Park. “He’s just an amazing horse. He won so easy today. I’m going to 48
“What can you say about him? He’s just a super horse.That’s why he’s the best horse in the country,” praised trainer Art Sherman. “He’s Chrome and I can’t believe that I get to train him. I’m sure he’ll be in the Hall of Fame someday, and it will be good to know that I trained a horse that’s in the Hall of Fame.” Among the top qualities that make California Chrome so special is his intelligence. “I’ve been around horses all my life.There’s a lot of attributes that make California Chrome great, but his mind is one of them. He’s the smartest horse I’ve ever seen and that’s what sets him apart. He can do whatever you want him to do,” said Duncan Taylor, Taylor Made president and chief executive officer. Frank Taylor concurred with and amplified on his brother’s comments. “He is the smartest horse I’ve ever been around in my life. He is just so smart it’s unbelievable,” Frank Taylor said,
explaining that California Chrome displays his intelligence by doing things like carefully rolling on a regular basis, which keeps his back in proper alignment while he is experiencing the rigors of racing and training. His intelligence also is a key factor in how he can be urged from the gate, as Espinoza asked at the start of the Pacific Classic, but then come back to his rider, unflustered, and gallop along at a more moderate pace until accelerating again to the finish.
“We keep a running list of horses we want, like a wish list, and usually we don’t get them because they cost too much,” Frank Taylor said. “Going into the Belmont (Stakes), people were talking about (California Chrome) being a $20 or $30 million horse— huge numbers—and we couldn’t afford that. Everybody was trying to buy him, and then he got beat. And after that, he had a bad campaign the next year and then the ownership (co-owners and breeders Perry Martin and Steve Coburn) got to fighting.We were still tracking it and calling—we were interested in the horse— “You can see how smart he is—Victor can hustle him right out and then Perry Martin called us and said that Steve Coburn was of the gate, push him out of the gate, and when he backs off, interested in selling his part. So, they came (to Kentucky) and (California Chrome) will just settle right down wherever (Victor) visited a few farms, and we met with them and talked with them wants. If you look at his last three races,Victor sent him right out and hit it off. We ended up buying out Steve Coburn’s part. We of the gate hard, then (California Chrome) will just turn right could have never bought (California Chrome) if he had won the off and relax and come right back to him,” Frank Taylor said. “A Triple Crown, but things just worked out.We just got lucky,”Taylor lot of horses won’t do that. But he’s so smart, he’ll do it,” Taylor continued. “He was like the hero horse and everybody liked him, continued. and then the ownership got into the negativity and that sort of surrounded him. I think a lot of our competition backed out and “He knows when a race is coming and he’s ready. He got in that weren’t that interested in him. But the horse hadn’t changed, paddock the other day and he had his game face on and he was it was just the situation that had changed. And then, when we ready to run. He gets that look on his face like ‘I’m going to get bought into him, we were just buying to stand him at stud,”Taylor somebody.’ He’s not just a laid back pushover; he’s very studdish. said in noting one of the more intriguing twists in the story. While When he sees some mares, he gets all worked up, but he can turn they were not counting on returning California Chrome to racing, it off, too,” he added. he responded so well to rest and therapy at the farm that he became ready to take on the world. The Taylors began tracking California Chrome to see if they could acquire him for stud duty as he was basking in the limelight as California Chrome arrived at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, a three-year-old who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Kentucky, after a fruitless trip to England, during which he did not Stakes, surpassing all the colts of his generation with fancier race following his runner-up effort to Godolphin’s Prince Bishop pedigrees. It took relatively equal measures of determination and in the 2015 Dubai World Cup. He was examined by renowned good fortune to make the deal happen. equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage, who prescribed INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
lots of paddock time to encourage circulation to heal his bone bruising. Bramlage also forecast that California Chrome could be just as good in future racing if he was given enough time to heal. The Taylor Made staff then went to work and brought in specialists including chiropractor Shirley McQuillan, who worked on his alignment.The horse also had a massage therapist kneading his muscles,Taylor said. “We took his shoes off and let his feet grow out. We did a lot with him.We were feeding him four times a day and keeping him out on the grass, that was the main thing. Dr. Bramlage wanted him out a lot in the paddock, so we were keeping him out 1618 hours a day. In 90 days, he put on 190 pounds—he just blossomed,”Taylor recalled. “When I flew out with him to Los Alamitos (Race Course) and we got him off the van and Art and (his son and assistant) Alan (Sherman) saw him, they just couldn’t believe it. He had a big crease down his back and was all dappled out and was swinging his tail up over his back—he was just like a new horse.” From that moment last October, California Chrome has been undeniable, unbeatable. In five races beginning with the San Pasqual Stakes on January 9 and including the Dubai World Cup and the Pacific Classic, he has banked $6.93 million for Taylor Made, Martin and what FrankTaylor refers to as the “super syndicate” of breeders who have joined Taylor Made in investing in him.The returns have been so great that ownership group decided to give part of the horse’s earnings to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of America’s leading cancer research funding organizations. 50
The ownership group is international and includes Japan’s Dr. Masatake Iida of Chiyoda Farm; Virginia Kraft Payson, who bred champions St. Jovite, Vindication and Farda Amiga through her Payson Stud; Kiki and Louise Courtelis, who race 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria; Mike Stinson, who campaigned unbeaten mare Peppers Pride, and Jan Van de BosNaify, whose bloodstock holdings include the $2.2 million broodmare purchase Up, a Group 2 winner by Galileo. There are 50 shares in the syndicate, with Martin and Taylor Made holding the largest number of shares,Taylor said. While the racing world waits to see if California Chrome can continue to dominate American racing and earn the title of the world’s highest rated racehorse on the World Racehorse Rankings for 2016, in addition to a second American Horse of the Year crown following his 2014 coronation, the investors also are waiting.They likely won’t know until early November if they will be trying to collect more prize money from the star in a 2017 campaign or attempting to send him the most ideal mares for mating once breeding season begins in February. “Some great, great people have already committed some great, great mares to him. So I think, whenever he retires, he’s going to be getting a hell of a good bunch of mares,” Frank Taylor said. In the meantime, Taylor Made is working on advertising and other promotion of the superstar, but in reality, that work is secondary to what California Chrome is doing on the racetrack. “He’s marketing himself right now,” Taylor observed of California Chrome’s racing feats. “We really don’t have to do anything.”
Orb won the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby under Joel Rosario
Text & Photos by Michele MacDonald
FIRST YEAR SIRES Yearlings by one of the most exciting groups of first-year stallions in recent memory will be launched to the world at the Keeneland September yearling sale, taking initial steps on a journey that will help determine which of their promising progenitors might become leading sires in the sale ring and on the racetrack.
ubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom and his fellow Kentucky Derby winner Orb will lead the way along with multiple English Group 1 winner Declaration of War.
But there are at least 20 other first-year stallions with offspring in the six books of the 13-session Keeneland sale, the worldâ€™s largest yearling marketplace, which will be conducted from September 12-24. The 798 yearlings by these 23 first-year stallions equal almost one-fifth of the yearlings Keeneland has assembled 52
“He’s bred good mares. He stood fairly reasonably for what he could have probably been,” Sams said
overall, representing 17.8% of the 4,479 horses cataloged this year. More significant than the quantity, however, is the potential quality of both the yearlings and their young sires. Claiborne Farm’s Orb, a six-year-old son of Malibu Moon out of Lady Liberty, by Unbridled, is bred for the Classics on both top and bottom, and his female family has impressive depth. His fourth dam, Laughter, is a half sister to legendary champion Ruffian and to sires Icecapade and Buckfinder. Of all the first-year stallions, Orb has the most yearlings in Keeneland’s elite Book 1, with 11 cataloged. A total of 62—or about two-thirds of Orb’s first crop of 101 foals, as reported by The Jockey Club - are in the sale overall. “They’re good-bodied individuals with a strong hind end to them,” said Claiborne’s Bernie Sams, who predicted that Orb could become “the next War Front. “They’ve sold well (so far) and the individuals I’ve seen at the sale all look well. Hopefully, it will continue,” he said. Through August, eight yearlings by Orb had been offered at auctions, with all eight reported sold for an average price of $183,125, highest of any of the first-year stallions with 54
five or more sold prior to the beginning of the Keeneland September sale. Standing for an advertised fee of $25,000, Orb is showing he can be profitable for breeders. “He’s bred good mares. He stood fairly reasonably for what he could have probably been,” Sams said.“He’s a good looking horse and he’s thrown kind of what he looks like himself, and we were able to kind of pick through what mares went to him, and there was quite a bit of demand for him starting out.” With Claiborne keeping books for its stallions lower in number than some other stud farms and generally aiming for around 120 mares in the initial book of a horse beginning stud duty, Orb covered 122 mares in his first season, with 117 and 108 in the next two years, respectively. One of the more eye-catching pedigrees among the yearlings sired by Orb in Book 1 is a colt bred by Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds and consigned by St. George Sales, agent, as Hip 291. The bay is out of the Empire Maker mare Deep Feeling, a half sister to Juddmonte Farms’ Grade 1 winners Aptitude and Sleep Easy and from the family of champion Slew o’ Gold and Belmont Stakes winner Coastal as well as more recent Grade 1 winners Slumber and Real Solution.
Looking at some of the other first-year stallions, Animal Kingdom is a standout by any measure.An eight-year-old who remarkably won the Kentucky Derby in his first start on dirt and who stands at Darley’s Jonabell Farm, has 63 yearlings in the Keeneland catalog, second only to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Grade 1 winner Violence, who has 72. As one of the most versatile horses ever seen, with his Dubai World Cup victory scored on an all-weather track and his troubled but impressive runner-up effort to Horse of the Year Wise Dan on turf in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Animal Kingdom has the potential to sire runners that can do anything. “Obviously, he was very versatile himself, and I’m expecting his progeny to show that same versatility,” said Darley Sales Manager Darren Fox. “They have great size and scope, great athleticism, and they all have great walks and really catch the eye from the side when they move, which is him to a T—he is just a really athletic horse.” Prior to the Keeneland sale, there had been nine Animal Kingdom yearlings offered at auction, with four sold for an average price of $156,250. The son of Brazilian-bred Leroidesanimaux out of German-bred Dalicia, by Acatenango, Animal Kingdom offers an international outcross to American
breeders, who sent him 148 mares in 2014 and 153, his biggest book to date, this year in his third season, which often is problematic for young horses seeking mates. His advertised fee has been $35,000. “Typically that should be the trickiest year in a stallion’s career, and he bred the most mares. We saw a lot of breeders coming back and we saw a lot of breeders coming back with the same mares. That just tells you that people liked what they got. Numerous people told me that their mare’s best foal was an Animal Kingdom,” Fox said. “We’re thrilled. Obviously, all the signs are positive and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing his progeny hit the track.” Among the most intriguing of the nine Animal Kingdom yearlings cataloged in Book 1 of the Keeneland sale is a bay half sister to Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Shared Account (Hip 23 consigned by Valkyre Stud, agent for Catherine Parke) and a chestnut half sister to newly minted Grade 1 winner Drefong, who won the King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga (Hip 325 consigned by Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall). Another exciting first-year stallion is Declaration of War, now a seven-year-old by War Front and out of a half sister to Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags, and he also can be expected to INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
“Obviously, he was very versatile himself, and I’m expecting his progeny to show that same versatility,” said Darley Sales Manager Darren Fox.
make his presence known to buyers at Keeneland.The denizen of Coolmore’s Ashford Stud, following an initial season in Ireland, proved himself as exceptional when he finished a close third to Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic in his first and only start on dirt. Prior to the first hammer falling at Keeneland, only two yearling offspring of Declaration of War had been sold at auction in North America, averaging $225,000 on his $40,000 advertised stud fee, the highest fee of any of the first-year stallions. Ashford Manager Dermot Ryan has noted there are some key similarities between Declaration of War and top sire Giant’s Causeway. “Declaration of War has an incredibly similar profile to Giant’s Causeway, who also joined us after standing a single season in Ireland. Both were unbeaten at two, both won some of Britain’s key Group 1 races over a mile and a mile-and-aquarter, and both ran incredible races on their first starts on traditional dirt in the Breeders’ Cup Classic,” Ryan stated on Ashford’s website. “And then, of course, they’re both by top sires out of daughters of Rahy from great American families. Bred by Joe Allen in whose colors he ran, Declaration of War was one of the best yearlings ever raised here on the farm and we’re delighted to be getting him back (for stud duty).” 56
Nine yearlings by Declaration of War are included in Keeneland’s Book 1, but only 19 overall, as many from his first crop have remained in Europe. Tattersalls has cataloged 29 yearlings by Declaration of War in Books 1 and 2 of its October yearling sale, including a half brother to 2013 European champion juvenile Toormore, while Goffs has 22 in its Orby sale at the end of September, including a half sister to St. Leger Stakes winner Rule of Law. Among the highlights of the Declaration of War yearlings cataloged at Keeneland is Hip 119, an Irish-bred half sister to Group 1 winner Maids Causeway from the family of European highweightsVetheuil and Verveine. The bay filly is consigned by St. George Sales, agent. While Declaration of War, Orb and Animal Kingdom are at the top of the list of first-year stallions represented at the Keeneland sale, they are joined by many others with outstanding credentials. Calumet’s Oxbow, a six-year-old who won the Preakness Stakes and who is by Awesome Again out of a full sister to established sire Tiznow, has pleasantly surprised observers so far with his yearlings. Eight of 9 offered prior to Keeneland have been sold at an average price of $163,125; Oxbow stood his first year at stud for $20,000.
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Taylor Made Farm’s Graydar (Unbridled’s Song), who has three from his overall group of 43 yearlings cataloged. All three were Grade 1 winners during their racing career.
There are only 20 yearlings by Oxbow in the entire Keeneland catalog and none in Book 1, but that is partly because Calumet owner Brad Kelley breeds up to 50% of mares in the stallion’s book each year, which has numbered around 150 mares. Kelley reportedly intends on putting as many as 18 ofOxbow’s yearlings, which generally have impressed Calumet officials, into training for next year, and Calumet has consigned some others to the Keeneland sale through agents.
Keeneland contingent of 38, and Taylor Made Farm’s Graydar (Unbridled’s Song), who has three from his overall group of 43 yearlings cataloged. All three were Grade 1 winners during their racing career.
Shanghai Bobby has four yearlings in Keeneland’s Book 1, including a three-quarter brother to Grade 2 winner Intense Holiday, bred by Colts Neck Stable. Catalogued as Hip 417, the dark bay or brown colt is consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
A trio of other first-year stallions, all Grade 1 winners, is represented by 39 yearlings each in the Keeneland catalog: Spendthrift Farm’s Flat Out, by Flatter, and Jimmy Creed, by Distorted Humor, and WinStar’s Overanalyze, by Dixie Union.
There are many other first-year stallions that could rise to the top of the group, including WinStar Farm’s Grade 1 winner Paynter, who is bred just like Oxbow as a son of Awesome Again out of a full sister to Tiznow and who has 48 yearlings in the Keeneland catalog after his nine to sell earlier Also noteworthy in the large pack of first-year stallions is 2012 averaged $147,778; Breeders’ Cup winners New Year’s Day, champion juvenile Shanghai Bobby, another Ashford stallion, by Street Cry, and Fort Larned, by E Dubai, who have 18 and who currently stands for $15,000 after beginning his stud 15 in the catalog and who respectively stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale career at an advertised fee of $20,000. The son of Harlan’s and Adena Springs South; WinStar’sTake Charge Indy, by A.P. Holiday has 52 yearlings in the Keeneland catalog while Indy out of the prolific Take Charge Lady, who has 50, and entering the sale with 15 sold of 21 offered earlier this year for Claiborne’s Data Link, another Grade 1-winning son of War an average of $153,867. Front,who has 59.
Other first-year stallions with yearlings in Book 1 are Clearly there will be plenty to choose from as buyers search Violence (Medaligad’Oro), with one; Adena Springs’ for the next big racehorses, who may in turn show us all who Point of Entry (Dynaformer), who has two from his total the next big sires will be in the years ahead. 58
Text & Photos by Candiese Marnewick
GLOBE-TROTTING GROUP WINNER RETURNS HOME:
The Apache To Highdown Stud
he Apache’s arrival on to the green lawns of Scott Bros’ Highdown Stud that have stood so many champions over the years, is a proud moment for the farm as the son of Mogok has come full circle. The Apache looks a picture striding out next to his handler with a swagger – a dark bay with a bronze sheen on an immaculate coat, he has an electric energy about him, a horse who knows his greatness. He is acutely aware of his surroundings and every move, his expression is honest and curious. “The Apache has a genuine 121 Timeform Rating, which is only given to horses that race in Europe. I can see why he ran like he did because he is just like elastic, incredibly athletic and has great length through his back. He was the first to cover on the farm on Thursday which marked the beginning of the [southern hemisphere] covering season – I have a great gut feel about this horse and he is looking magnificent,” - strong words coming from Robin Scott of Highdown Stud, one of the oldest and consistent stud farms in South Africa in a history of almost 50 years, that has produced an abundance of Graded Stakes winners and stood many a Champion sire, including the likes of Foveros and Jungle Cove.
The Scott Bros have a strong association with Africa’s greatest horse race as breeders and owners – the Durban July, which saw wins with Politician, Devon Air and Illustrador. For the past two national racing seasons, the Scott Bros have collected Equus Awards for Champion Stayer, Wild One (a son of Mogok), and recently Champion Sprinter – Talktothestars (a son of Overlord). The Scott Bros 50 year influence on the stud book in South Africa has been enormous but isn’t limited to South Africa alone – as Robin pages through the locally produced 2016 Sires Annual, he points out horses owned or bred in various stallions pedigrees, including the third dam of top freshman sire, the German-bred Querari and the recently retired son of Dynasty, Legislate. When Robin Scott says that he has a strong gut feel about a horse – fellow breeders should be sitting up and taking notice. His gut feel is confirmed by recent Equinome test results, published by The Apache’s Hong Kong co-owner, Winston Chow, who purchased the Mogok colt at the National 2YO Sale from the draft of Robin and Des Scott’s Highdown Stud for only R80 000.Winston posted on his personal facebook page under a picture of a quality athletic plain dark bay colt in October 2010: “2007 Mogok,The Apache… only 80k but possibly group class, let’s see!Very good temperament! I like him a lot.”What prophetic words they proved to be. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
“The Apache has been tested by Equinome, with results indicating that he is top class, i.e Grade 1 in GRV (Genomic Racing Value) and Grade 1 in GBV(Genomic Breeding Value) and is a C-T for Speed Gene Test,” states Winston Chow. “I see that this is highly significant because Equinome tests all horses worldwide with the same criteria and thus meaning that The Apache has the best racing and breeding genes amongst the best in the world.” The Scott Bros home-bred colt ended his career first across the line in the Gr1 Arlington Million and earned R17million in stakes in a career that saw him win and place at the highest level in four leading horse racing countries. He is the second international Group (1) winning progeny of his sire Mogok (USA), one of the best-bred stallions to be imported to South Africa who produced American Gr1 Matriarch winner, Gypsy’s Warning amongst his four Gr1 winners to date – the others being Orbison and Wild One.
began when Robin Scott purchased his fourth dam Lenore, one of the foundation mares of the great Scott Bros nursery. Amongst others, Lenore produced Leta, a Gr1 winner of the Fillies Guineas and the Cape Flying Championship. She was mated to Kimberley Kid, a stallion that was a gift to the Scott’s from Bridget Oppenheimer and a son of Wilwyn.That mating producedYasmini, who was mated to another of the Scott Bros’ multiple Champion sire Jungle Cove – to produce the brilliant Gr1 winner, Bold West and Gr2 winner Jungle Class. Yasmini also produced a winner in the USA by Plum Bold named Bold East, a horse that also finished second in the Gr2 Green Point Stakes. In turn Gr1 Gilbey’s (and 9-time winner) Bold West was mated to Dolpour, a son of Sadler’s Wells brought into Highdown Stud as a shuttle sire.
The Apache was awarded with Equus Champion 3YO Colt in 2011 after his top class Graded Stakes wins in South Africa prior to leaving for his international campaign. He was the pride of South Africa when he finished first in the Gr1 Arlington Million in the USA for trainer Mike De Kock, only to have the race result changed after interference.
The product was 4-time winner Apache Rose – herself a full sister to the multiple Stakes Placed Sugar Magnolia – and very sadly passed away in foal to Mogok a few years ago. She produced five winners from seven foals. The Scott Bros have retained The Apache’s full sister, Bold Pocahontas, for stud duties and she recently produced a lovely filly by Gr1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade, the half-brother to dual Gr1 winner Seventh Heaven.
The Apache is a culmination of the Scott Bros’ dynasty of stallions and mares carefully mated for over four generations, he has certainly reflected his breeders and his champion lineage with his outstanding achievements. Out of Apache Rose by Dolpour, he carries a strong Highdown Pedigree that
Sent into training with Gavin Van Zyl, The Apache’s first start saw him finish six lengths off in fourth position on debut at Clairwood over 1450m. His second start at Greyville saw him finish second to the brilliant English Garden, just a neck off over 1600m. The Apache then won his next two starts at
Clairwood over 1600m and 1700m, each in dominating fashion by an average of three lengths. His first Graded Stakes debut saw him finish five lengths unplaced behind Kavanagh in a Gr3 over 1400m, but proved himself by winning the Gr2 Dingaans from Galileo’s Destiny by over a length. It was the start of a glittering high class race career – which saw him beat the best – including winning the Gr1 Champions Cup and Gr1 Daily News 2000. His run in the Durban July saw him finish just two lengths off the brilliant Igugu, to place fourth in Africa’s most exclusive race. In total he won seven times and placed 11 – amongst them locally the London News and Victory Moon Stakes. Half of his ownership was sold to Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and he was to sent into the care of top SA trainer Mike De Kock, for an overseas campaign. After enduring the arduous travel regimen for South African horses to Dubai via Mauritius, The Apache set the Dubai Carnival alight by winning the Gr2 Al Rashidiya Stakes and placing second in the Gr1 Jebel Hatta and Gr1 Dubai Duty Free. De Kock then decided to send the Mogok colt to England for a run prior to his American trip, and he finished fourth in the Gr2 York Stakes. It was onto the Gr1 Arlington Million, and while The Apache put in a sensational run to cross the finish line a little over a length in front, the race was taken away very disappointingly over interference, in the process he defeated a number of international Gr1 winners. The pair raced neck and neck down the straight with The Apache was declared the unofficial winner but lost 64
the race on an objection.” Reflecting on his tremendous effort trainer Mike De Kock continued: “I think he had a lot of quality horses behind him very good European horses and very good American horses.”He’s The South African pride. He ran huge!” De Kock continued on the international campaign for The Apache: “He’s gone from South Africa to Mauritius to Dubai to England, and to America in 12 months. You can’t do that with many horses but South African horses tend to deal with it.” The Apache was retired and sent back to South Africa, having won or placed in ten Group/Graded races in four different countries. Among the top horses beaten by The Apache during his globetrotting campaign were international Group/Grade 1 winners Aesop’s Fables (Prix Jean Prat), Giofra (Falmouth Stakes), Hunter’s Light (Jebel Hatta), Little Mike (Breeders Cup Turf), Ocean Park (Cox Plate), Side Glance (VRC Mackinnon Stakes), Trade Storm (Woodbine Mile) and Wigmore Hall (Northern Dancer Turf Stakes - twice). Local racing stars beaten by The Apache included the Gr1 winners Big City Life, Bravura, Buy And Sell, Dancewiththedevil, Emerald Cove, English Garden, Flirtation, Gold Onyx, Happy Landing, Igugu, Link Man, Regal Ransom, Seal and Solo Traveller. The Apache will stand alongside his sire Mogok, Miesque’s Approval, Crusade and Eightfold Path. This year The Apache is free to mares with lines of Danehill, Zabeel and Bold Ruler, it is his third season at stud and the first in the province of KZN, where he stands for just R6 000.
Warren Kennedy gives the thumbs up after winning aboard No Worries in the KZN Breeders Million Mile.
Text & Photos by Candiese Marnewick
KZN Breeders Race Day 2016 No Worries For The Burnards
he KZN Breeders race day hosted annually by the KZN Breeders Club, is exclusively for KZN-bred racehorses and gets bigger and better year after year, with a total stakes on the day on offer of R2,6million for owners and trainers and incorporates the KZN Breeders Million Mile, the brain child of previous KZN Breeders Club Chairman Koos De Klerk and his Board four years ago. The race day is one of the biggest on Gold Circle’s racing calendar behind the Vodacom Durban July annually by stakes. The current Chairman of the KZN Breeders Club, Lee Scribante of Piemonte Stud comments on the day: “Its a day that is unique in South Africa and its a great opportunity for the breeders and owners to get together and celebrate the KZN racehorse. The KZN Breeders Race Day has had
overwhelming support and we are seeing more and more horses being entered for our innovative day each year which says something, the trainers are purchasing our horses specifically and planning accordingly to enter their horses for the day.” It has been embraced and supported enthusiastically by the racing fraternity which saw a record of almost 900 entries received for the eight supporting races and approximately 140 places that make up the KZN Breeders Series on the day – each for a stake of R200 000. Over 380 breeders, owners and trainers filled the magnificent Durban View Room to capacity and enjoyed the black and white themed “Proudly KZN” day and fine dining at the luncheon.
No Worries hits the front of the field from Rabada in the yellow noseband, to win in emphatic style.
Newly crowned Equus leading National breeders Summerhill Stud produced the winners of five races on the nine race card, including the top two finish in the main race of the day – the KZN Breeders Million Mile which saw the multiple Graded Stakes performer No Worries edge out Gr1 Daily News 2000 winner, Rabada, into second place by over a length and taking home the first place stake of R625 000. There was hardly a dry eye in the winners enclosure from the winning connections of the feature race of the day, as Kahal’s courageous five year old son No Worries trounced a strong field of competitors in the KZN Breeders Million Mile – for the second time. Since the conversion of the KZN Breeders Million Mile from the original KZN Breeders 1600 (Listed) in 2012, history was also made in the process as it was the first time a horse has won the million incentive race, twice in a row. No Worries took the KZN Breeders Million Mile in 2014 when the race was run at Clairwood, after inclement weather saw the course changed at the last minute from Greyville. Referred to affectionately as “the family horse” by owner Brian Burnard with his wife Yolanda, No Worries has been a fairytale
for the passionate racing family who purchased the horse (and one of Brian’s first horses) as a colt with trainer Gavin Van Zyl for R420 000 from his breeders Summerhill Stud, at the Summerhill Summer Ready To Run Sale in February 2012. His purchase price which saw him top the sale at Summerhill on that hot day in February, pales in comparison to his earnings which stands at close to R3million – for a consistent record of 6 wins and 16 places, with a Timeform Rating of 105 and multiple feature places at the major racing centres around South Africa. Out of Rambo Dancer mare Coastal Waltz, No Worries is a winner of the Gr2 Joburg Spring Challenge, and finished only a nose behind Vercingetorix in the Gr1 Daily News 2000 – with the likes of Capetown Noir, Love Struck, Wylie Hall, Wild One, Yorker,Tellina and War Horse finishing behind him. His grey halfsister made the news at the National Yearling Sale in 2014 when she was knocked down for R1,4million. Mike Azzie’s dual Gr1 winner Rabada, a handsome son of Brave Tin Soldier owned by Markus and Ingrid Jooste, was an exciting entry into the KZN Breeders Million Mile and the Summerhillbred had been entered to run in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July just a week later – a double that Kahal Gr1 winner Love Struck INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
Chairman of the KZN Breeders Club, Lee Scribante.
The Burnard’s greet their champion No Worries, from left to right: Nadine and Victor Tojeira, and Brian and Yolanda Burnard on the right.
Brian Burnard gives No Worries a thank you hug.
had attempted in previous years. Rabada earned a cheque of R200 000 for second place and was subsequently scratched from the Durban July field in the week leading up to Africa’s greatest horse race. The KZN Breeders Million Mile field included previous winner (and Gr2 winner) Bezanova, Scottsville record holder Humidor who was going over the 1600m for the first time, and multiple Graded Stakes Placed Malak El Moolook as well as Gr1 placed Kahal filly Intergalactic, endorsing a quality field once more again this year. The KZN Breeders Series of eight races yielded exciting results, with Summerhill-bred Witchcraft – who had won the Gr3 Oaks at Scottsville over 2400m in her previous start, making it a 1-2 in the Spring Valley Stud KZN Breeders 1900 for the successful combination of Sean Tarry and Chris Van Niekerk, while previous winner Enchanted Silk (by Kahal) finished a length off Witchcraft under Champion jockey S’manga Khumalo. Count Von Count yielded a surprise win under Lyle Hewitson for Tony Rivalland and owner Mary Liley - the full brother to Gr2 winner Heaps Of Fun delivered a three quarter length 68
win in the Eightfold Path KZN Breeders 1200 Juvenile race for colts and geldings at big odds of 25/1. It was a double on the day for sire Visionaire on the day as multiple Graded Stakes Placed Lala won the Piemonte Stud KZN Breeders 1600 for fillies and mares. In addition to the KZN Breeders Series of races offering R1,6million in prize money on the day, the winning and placed trainers all received incentive vouchers towards the purchase of a KZN-bred yearling from the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale a week later. Lee Scribante emphasises the ‘ripple effect’ it has on the racing industry overall: “An off shoot from our KZN Breeders race day is that its a big attraction to purchase our KZN horses from our regional KZN Yearling Sale which takes place three days later. The sale has boosted its quality over the years and becoming immensely popular amongst buyers. In addition, the sale has yielded the likes of Gr1 winners Wild One, Louis The King, overseas campaigners’ Same Jurisdiction and Happy Valentine, to name but a few. Of course in turn, the incentive race for this sale – the KZN Yearling Sale Million run on Vodacom Durban July day - is a great feather in our cap and we are very proud of what we are achieving in our province!”
CHAMPION STALLION: Trippi
CHAMPION OWNER: Markus & Ingrid Jooste
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR: Callan Murray
CHAMPION BREEDER: Summerhill Stud
CHAMPION JOCKEY: Sâ€™manga Khumalo
HORSE OF THE YEAR: Legal Eagle
LEGAL EAGLE AND SMART CALL SHINE
AT 2015/2016 EQUUS AWARDS Photos by JC Photographics Champion Older Male Legal Eagle and Champion Older Filly Smart Call were two of the stars at the prestigious Equus Awards, known at the ‘Oscars’ of the South African horse racing industry, held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg in August. Smart Call, who won this year’s J&B Met, also won the Award for Champion Middle Distance Horse for the past 2015/2016 Season. Legal Eagle, winner of one of the country’s richest horse races, the Premier’s Champions Challenge in April, was also recognised for the best overall performance over 1 400 -1 600m but the award that no doubt most pleased owners Mrs I & Mr M J Jooste and trainer Sean Tarry was unquestionably Legal Eagle’s Equus Award for South African Horse of the Year. Given the many achievements of this dream team over
the last season meant it was no surprise that the Equus Award for Champion Trainer went to Sean Tarry and Owner of the Year went to Mrs I & Mr M J Jooste. Sean wins this award for the second season in a row with the Jooste’s achieving this accolade for an extraordinary ninth consecutive year. After his impressive 243 season wins from a staggering 1 348 races, S’manga ‘Bling’ Khumalo was announced as the 2015/2016 racing season Champion Jockey, the second such title under his belt, having won it for the first time in 2014. A Special Achievement Award this year went to Illuminator for winning the first Million Dollar race in South Africa, the Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) Million Dollar, held in January at Kenilworth at the Investec Day of Dreams. Mr Ormond Ferraris was recognised for achieving 2 500 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF AWARDS PRESENTED INCLUDES: CHAMPION TWO YEAR FILLY (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL) Cloth Of Cloud CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COLT (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL) Always In Charge CHAMPION THREE YEAR OLD FILLY (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL) Bela-Bela CHAMPION THREE YEAR OLD COLT (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL) Marinaresco CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL) Smart Call CHAMPION OLDER MALE (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL) Legal Eagle CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000-1200 METRES ; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL) Talk To The Stars
career wins, a remarkable feat which he reached on 12 March this year when Romany Prince won the Listed Drum Star Handicap. Other special mentions went to Inara for winning three Grade 1 races in three different racing districts and of course, a Special Achievement Award also went to Abashiri for his phenomenal Triple Crown win. The Award for Apprentice of the Year went to 19 year old Callan Murray who joined the South African Jockey Academy at Summerveld four years ago and has achieved so much in his relatively short career – an incredible talent with a bright future. Summerhill Stud and Lammerskraal Stud walked away with Champion Breeder and Outstanding Breeder respectively.
CHAMPION MILER (1400-1600; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL) Legal Eagle CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE (1800-2200 METRES;AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL) Smart Call CHAMPION STAYER (2400 METRES UPWARDS; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL) Enaad (AUS) SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Illuminator – winner of the ﬁrst Million Dollar race in SA Mr Ormond Ferraris – 2500 winners Inara – For winning 3 Grade 1 races, in 3 different racing districts Abashiri – For winning the Triple Crown CHAMPION STALLION Trippi (USA) Congrats to Gaynor Rupert & John Freeman BROODMARE OF THE YEAR Our Table Mountain Congrats to MIKE SHARKEY - Highlands Stud CHAMPION BREEDER Summerhill Stud Congrats to Mick & Cheryl Goss OUTSTANDING BROODMARE Young Sensation Klawervlei Stud OUTSTANDING BREEDER Lammerskraal Stud Congrats to Pieter & Jolanda Graaff EXCEPTIONAL BROODMARE Mystic Spring Vaughan Koster - Cheveley Stud
MEDIA AWARDS Print – Charles Faull APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR Callan Murray CHAMPION JOCKEY S’manga Khumalo CHAMPION TRAINER Sean Tarry OWNER OF THE YEAR Mrs I & Mr M J Jooste HORSE OF THE YEAR Legal Eagle
CHAMPION TRAINER: Sean Tarry
Sunday 9 October
Matchem Stakes (Gr3) Diana Stakes (Gr3)
Saturday 22 October
Woolavington Handicap (L)
Saturday 29 October
Choice Carriers Championship (Gr2) Cape Classic (Gr3)
Saturday 12 November
Laisserfaire Stakes (L)
Saturday 19 November
Selangor Cup (Gr2) Kenilworth Cup (L) Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes (Non-Black Type)
Saturday 26 November
Dekro Paints’ Race day
Saturday 3 December
World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas (Gr1) Cape Merchants (Gr2) Green Point Stakes (Gr2)
Saturday 10 December
Southern Cross Stakes (Gr2)
Saturday 17 December
Cape Guineas (Gr1) Premiers Trophy (Gr2) Victress Stakes (Gr3) Cape Summer Stayers Handicap (Gr3) Jet Master Stakes (L)
Saturday 24 December
Southeaster Sprint (L) Need for Speed Sprint (Non-Black Type)
Friday 6 January
Sceptre Stakes (Gr2) Jamaica Handicap (L)
Saturday 7 January
L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (Gr1) Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes (Gr1) Peninsula Handicap (Gr2) Politician Stakes (Gr3) Chairman’s Cup (Gr3)
Saturday 14 January
Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes (Gr2) Sophomore Sprint (L)
Saturday 28 January
Sun Met celebrated with G.H. Mumm Champagne (Gr1) Investec Cape Derby (Gr1) Klawervlei Majorca Stakes (Gr1) Betting World Cape Flying Championship (Gr1) Western Cape Stayers (Gr2) Summer Juvenile Stakes (L) CTS 1200 (Non-Black Type) CTS 1600 (Non-Black Type)
Saturday 11 February
Horses For Causes
Saturday 25 February
Vasco Prix Du Cap (Gr3) Cape Mile (Non-Black Type) Cape Town Prawn Festival
SMART CALL STARS AT
CAPE BREEDERS AWARDS By Sarah Whitelaw | Photos by Wayne Marks
The Cape Breeders held their annual Award evening at the magnificent Lanzerac Hotel on Monday 8th of August.
he ceremony saw Mauritzfontein Stud’s Gr1 J&B Met winner Smart Call crowned Horse Of The Year, with the Breeders’ Cup bound daughter of Ideal World also picking up the title of Champion Older Female and Champion Middle Distance Horse. Klawervlei Stud picked up the title of Breeders’ Of The Year (the farm’s Gr1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner Always In Charge (Captain Al) landing the award of Champion 2YO Colt), while Drakenstein Stud’s Trippi was named Stallion Of The Year.
Maine Chance Farms’ former Stud Manager John Slade was honoured with a Special Services Award, while Lammerskraal Stud (whose charges include Cape Champions Abashiri and Red Ray) was named the season’s Outstanding Breeder. The evening was also a triumph for Highlands Farm’s broodmare Our Table Mountain. Not only was the daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus named Broodmare Of The Year, but her daughters Cloth Of Cloud (Captain Al) and Silver Mountain (Silvano) were named Champion 2YO Filly and Champion 3YO Filly respectively.
2yo colt/gelding ALWAYS IN CHARGE – Klawervlei Stud 2yo filly CLOTH OF CLOUD – Highlands Stud 3yo colt/gelding MARINARESCO – Mauritzfontein Stud 3yo filly BELA-BELA – Cheveley Stud SILVER MOUNTAIN – Highlands Stud Older male LEGAL EAGLE – Avontuur Farm Older female SMART CALL – Mauritzfontein Stud Sprinter RED RAY – Lammerskraal Stud Middle Distance SMART CALL – Mauritzfontein Stud Stayer ABASHIRI– Lammerskraal Stud Broodmare of the Year OUR TABLE MOUNTAIN – Highlands Stud Stallion of the Year TRIPPI – Drakenstein Stud Outstanding new stallion GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT – Varsfontein Stud Breeder of the Year KLAWERVLEI STUD Horse of the Year SMART CALL – Mauritzfontein Stud Outstanding breeder LAMMERSKRAAL STUD Special service industry award JOHN SLADE
Text & Photos by Liesl King
T H E W O R L D AT H I S F E E T
hen Gavin Lerena won the Victor Ludorum at the 2009 International Jockeys Challenge in South Africa while competing against the likes of Frankie Dettori, Mick Kinane and Richard Hughes, it barely caused a ripple in the racing world. He was after all competing in his own backyard on familiar tracks and horses he knew. Six years later though, on a wet Hong Kong evening at the inner city Happy Valley track, Lerena stood on the podium as the winner of the Longines Hong Kong International Jockeys’ Challenge, having soundly beaten some of racing’s superstars such as Joao Moreira, Ryan Moore, Victor Espinoza and Silvestre de Sousa. This time the racing world sat up at took notice. Where did this unknown rider come from and what was his history?
Gavin Juan Lerena was born on the 2nd of July 1985 into South African racing royalty. His great grandfather and grandfather were both trainers, while his great uncle Frederick Chapell, a former jockey, had trained the 1957 G1 Durban July winner, the filly Migraine. His uncle Anton also joined the training ranks, while another uncle, Spike Lerena, also a former jockey, trained the mighty Jungle Rock. And cousin Brandon Lerena, also a jockey, often competes against Lerena. Yet Lerena lists his father Tex Lerena, a former jockey and a previous chairman of the SA Jockeys’ Association, as one of his greatest role models along with Gerald Turner and Jeff Lloyd. Tex may have tried to keep a young Lerena from following in his footsteps but there was no stopping the boy, with photos aplenty of the toddler dressed in his father’s
Longines International Challenge trophy
Gavin at the stables aged 1
A young Gavin Lerena
Gavin and son, Ashton
to the finish. Something that most visiting jockeys find hard to adapt to. Lerena though, had no such problems and given a ride in the first by Tony Millard, he promptly steered his That burning desire to go as fast as humanly possible on mount Medic Swordsman into third. Lerena went on as he horseback saw him enter the SA Jockeys Academy in 2002 had started, storming home on Mr Right, to snatch victory on along with well known names such as Richard Fourie, S’Manga the line, before clinching the title with a stunning victory on the Khumalo and Muzi Yeni. Three years later he won his first Derek Cruz trained Superoi. “It’s a very fair track and I had a Champion Apprentice title. Two more Champion Apprentice great time. It was my dream to ride here and it is fantastic to titles followed and in the process Lerena won 283 races, ride against such great jockeys”, he said in his victory speech. The overseas bug had bitten, and bitten hard. breaking Michael Roberts’ long-standing record. riding gear. “From a young age all l wanted was to follow in my father’s footsteps and be a jockey”, explains Lerena.
The humble, soft-spoken jockey gets on with most trainers and he is one of those rare jockeys that horses run for. After a narrow loss to Anton Marcus in the 2011/2012 Jockeys’ Championship, it was therefore no surprise to see him clinch the 2014/2015 title. From there it was simply a matter of time before Lerena stepped onto the international stage and into the limelight. The Longines International Jockeys’ Challenge provided just the springboard that he needed and he took full advantage, clinching the title with two victories on that rain soaked night. Many thought he was just lucky; a good draw and two good rides providing him with ample opportunity. The very tight Happy Valley track however, has been the nemesis of many a visiting international jockey. It demands that jockeys bounce their mounts out as fast as possible and go hell for leather
When the invitation came to join the Rest of the World team in the Shergar Cup, at Ascot, the bastion of English racing, he did not hesitate. Ascot however would be a track like nothing he had ever encountered. The course winds it way down to Swindley Bottom followed by the almost 23m climb up the other side. And the going is seldom on the right side of soft. Steadying a racehorse as you gallop downhill, conserving energy for the climb back up, not being tricked into going too soon in the long inviting finish and knowing that there is another nasty little rise at the 200m mark, Ascot is not easy. Something the locals know all too well, but Lerena was a newbie to this tricky course. He however knew that all too well, and he knew what he had to do. “Walking new tracks is a necessity for me. I walked all 2022m of that track twice, but what is also important for me
is to go out there with an open mind. My aim is to give each horse a happy, confident ride.” It certainly paid off, as Lerena on his very first ride at Ascot, casually steered 25/1 outsider Arch Villain to victory. In fact his ride on Arch Villain had been so impressive that one of racing’s stalwarts couldn’t help but comment “You know that is the best ride I have seen in a stayers race at Ascot. Leading all the way at a steady pace, then taking a pull to give the horse a breather and not panicking when he got passed. He left just enough in the tank to go again and win.”
next five years. This was not some favourite, this was a 25/1 outsider who was clearly out of form. The first thing I noticed was what lovely hands Lerena has. He slides the horse up the outside from that wide draw. Immediately he has formed a communication with the horse, the reins are nice and long, the horse is relaxed. He is basically pulling the strings from here on and the horse is a willing partner. It really was artistry this ride.”
Lerena went on to score a second victory aboard Danehill Kodiac in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic. In the end it was just not enough to win the Silver Saddle, with Thierry Lerena calls it keeping the horses happy, racing experts use Jarnet snatching the lead from him with victory in the last. The another word, “hands”. That magical ability to settle a horse; team competition though firmly belonged to the Rest of the to imperceptibly communicate with it, so that it races at the World team, comprising of Lerena, Silvestre De Sousa and required pace, without wasting energy fighting the rider. It is Kenichi Ikezoe from Japan. a skill that cannot be taught. It is something you either have or you don’t, something you are born with. And Lerena has What does the future hold for this talented rider? “If the opportunity presented itself I would certainly consider an ‘hands’. overseas riding stint. When you have a home to run in your Racing UK’s James Willoughby explains why he considered own country though it is not easy to just up and go, you need Lerena an extremely gifted rider. “That race was the one a good all-inclusive lucrative contract. I am looking forward to of the highlights of the day for me, I thought this was one defending the Longines International title in December, but of the best rides I think I have ever seen in terms of its all for the time being I am home riding in South Africa. And if round skill. Gavin Lerena is clearly a name that we are going I am in the running for the Jockeys’ Championship I will give to get to know much better on the international scene in the it my all.” 80
KOJI MAEDA’S GLOBAL REACH
hile Japanese businessman Koji Maeda modestly describes his North Hills racing and breeding operation as primarily just a hobby, there should be no doubt that he is one of the world’s boldest owners who aims to collect some of the sport’s most coveted trophies. After sending his homebred Lani after America’s Triple Crown this season, Maeda paused while buying five foals during the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale at the Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido to outline his global goals. “The Dubai World Cup, Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomph—those four are the major races in the world that I would like to win,” Maeda said with a smile. Dressed meticulously and speaking firmly yet graciously, Maeda gives the impression that when he sets out to accomplish something, he makes it happen. North Hills already has bred two winners of the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the biggest prize in racing in his homeland, in Kizuna and One and Only, and while Maeda certainly aims to add to that total, he also is keeping the
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world’s elite races in sharp focus on his radar. “The racing world is now becoming smaller and smaller.When I find a suitable race for my horses, I don’t hesitate to choose any area to ship the horse,” he said. Lani shone a bright light on his owner while racing in the United States and Dubai in the first half of this year, illuminating Maeda’s commitment to sporting competition, which clearly is second to none. Lani joined Exaggerator as the only two runners to compete in all three races of the grueling American Triple Crown even though he had to travel from Dubai after winning the $2 million UAE Derby. It is difficult to imagine another owner or a trainer, at least in America, willing to ship a well-bred three-year-old halfway around the world and run in all three races of the Triple Crown. Possessing the distinctive light gray color of his sire, leading American sire Tapit, and the quirky personality that the stallion can pass along, Lani rose through social media to be a fan favorite. His occasional INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
refusals to train in the morning; his frequent studdish behavior, Champions Cup at Chukyo Racecourse this December before complete with loud whinnying while on track, and his journey from flying to Dubai early next year for a try at the Dubai World Cup on the track he obviously relished in the UAE Derby. His seasonabroad stamped him as unique in the American Classic series. ending goal for 2017 will be the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which A Twitter account was created for him with the handle @ will be run for the first time ever at Del Mar Thoroughbred Lanithelegend, and the website Americasbestracing.com featured Club near San Diego, California. him in a profile with a headline that referred to him as a hero Afterward, Maeda is thinking of standing Lani in the U.S., as his By the completion of the Triple Crown, Lani had demonstrated pedigree probably would have more appeal to Americans than that he has both ability and durability.While he broke slowly amid to Japanese breeders the raucous cheering of the huge crowd at the Kentucky Derby and then was forced to rally eight-wide after racing near the rear .“I want to stand him in Kentucky. I already have received some inquiries and I hope he is going to be a good stallion in Kentucky,” of the 20-horse field, he finished ninth, holding his own. Maeda said. Sent on to the Preakness, Lani bobbled at the start at Pimlico Race Course and trailed early on a sloppy track, but came on Lani was conceived in Kentucky after Maeda sent one of his to be fifth in the 11-horse field, finishing ahead of Laoban, who favorite horses, the mare Heavenly Romance, to Lane’s End Farm, where he boards five mares that he breeds to Americanwould go on to win the Jim Dandy Stakes. based stallions. A daughter of Sunday Silence and the Sadler’s In the Belmont Stakes, Lani raced next to last in the early Wells mare First Act, Heavenly Romance won the Tenno Sho going and then ranged up to look like a possible winner as the (Emperor’s Cup) in 2005 when Japan’s Emperor Akihito was 13-horse field entered the stretch. At the finish, he was a good present at Tokyo Racecourse, making the achievement an third with his jockey partner, the legendary Yutaka Take, just 1 ½ extraordinary experience, Maeda said. lengths and a nose behind winner Creator. Fans cheered Lani In talking about his horses, Maeda deferentially gives much credit both at Belmont Park and online. for success to his staff and advisors, particularly North Hills “I am very happy to hear that there are so many fans of Lani manager Hiroshi Fukuda, who tirelessly travels the world attending in America,” Maeda said, adding that the colt will return to the sales and races, and to Kentucky-based equine nutritionist Steve Jackson. Both Fukuda and Jackson suggested he breed Heavenly United States in 2017 if all goes to plan. Romance to Tapit in the mating that produced Lani, Maeda said, Now back in training in Japan, Lani will be aimed at the and the now 16-year-old mare is back in foal to Tapit. 82
“In Japan, there are many Sunday Silence line horses, and many (by current leading sire and Sunday Silence son) Deep Impact. So, this is the reason why I sent mares by Sunday Silence and Deep Impact to keep them in America. I think the variation of sires in the United States is wider than in Japan, so this is the reason why I send mares to find good stallions in Kentucky,” Maeda explained. In addition to keeping mares at Lane’s End, Maeda said he also has a connection with Three Chimneys Farm via his friendship with farm Chairman Goncalo Torrealba. Maeda, who has run multiple businesses including the outsourcing company Aitec Corp. and is based in Osaka, keeps about 70 mares at his North Hills in the Niikappu area of Hokkaido. Overall, he has about 180 horses in training in Japan, and he has raced a few horses in America for years, including Forty Niner’s son Sunday Break, who finished third in the 2002 Belmont Stakes to Sarava and Medaglia d’Oro while ahead of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner War Emblem. This year, Maeda bred 22 of his mares to Kizuna, his striking, nearly black son of Deep Impact who won four other group events in addition to the 2013 Tokyo Yushun and who covered around 250 total mares in his first season at the Shadai Stallion Station.
daughter of American Grade 1 winner Pacific Princess, by Damascus. One and Only descends from American Broodmare of the Year Courtly Dee through her Damascus daughter Barada, and Heavenly Romance has another Broodmare of the Year, Natashka, as her third dam. Family also is important to Maeda when it comes to his own. Some of North Hills’ best runners have run in the names of his wife,Yoko, or brother, Shinji. While his past accomplishments in racing are many, Maeda is looking forward. He spent $1.65 million on his five foal purchases at the JRHA sale, adding colts by Just a Way, Heart’s Cry,Victoire Pisa, Rulership and King’s Best to his bloodstock arsenal. He also buys at international sales; in 2015, Maeda acquired two fillies and a colt at the Keeneland September yearling sale, including a Speightstown half sister to Grade 1 winner Lochte who has been named Ten Mohs. On the track, his colors continue to fly high in Japan, with recent winners including the Deep Impact three-year-old filly Blanc Bonheur, a homebred who captured the Group 3 Keeneland Cup at Sapporo on August 28 and who was Group 1-placed as a juvenile.
Many of Maeda’s best horses demonstrate how he blends “I’m now attempting to win a third (Japanese) Derby,” Maeda Japanese with American bloodlines in his breeding program. said. “My current two-year-old crop is very good, so I hope to Kizuna was produced by the Storm Cat mare Catequil, a win another one next year.” 84
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AT HISTORIC JONABELL FARM
By Lindsay Hunter | Photos: Darley USA
prawling across 800 acres in the heart of the Bluegrass, over lush rolling pastures bounded by traditional oak board fencing, the American arm of HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s global Thoroughbred racing and breeding empire calls the former Jonabell Farm it’s home. With stallions in six countries around the world, the Godolphin Empire is headquartered at Dalham Hall in Newmarket, England, the world renowned Mecca of Thoroughbred racing and breeding. As a young college student, Sheikh Mohammed attended his first horse race with his brother, Sheikh Hamdan, in Cambridge, England, and the dream was born. Over the past 50 years , the global operation known as Godolphin, founded in 1992, which takes its name from one of the three foundation stallions credited with forming the roots of the modern Thoroughbred racehorse, the Godolphin Arabian, has expanded worldwide, to include operations in the U.A.E, Australia, the United Kingdom, America, Japan and recently, in China. It’s royal blue silks often grace the Winner’s Circle of racetracks the world
over. With a vision of hosting world class racing in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed was behind the inaugural running of the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup, first run at Nad El Sheba in 1996 and won by America’s horse, the famous Cigar (his 14th consecutive win). In 2010, the world’s richest race was run at Meydan, a magnificent racecourse conceived by Sheikh Mohammed. The Darley operation, named for the Darley Arabian, one of the Arab world’s greatest exports, a stallion exchanged for a shipment of rifles in 1704 at Aleppo, Syria by one Thomas Darley, who shipped him to his Aldby Stud in England, where he proved to be one of the most prepotent sires of the Triumvirate of the three Foundation Sires, along with The Godolphin Arabian and The Byerly Turk. Jonabell Farm was already established as a notable breeding force in the Bluegrass when acquired by Sheikh Mohammed in 2001. Originally founded in 1946 by John A. Bell 111 family, the relocation to Bowman Mill Road, just east of Keeneland, took INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
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place in 1954. Over 200 Stakes Winners and 14 Champions were produced at Jonabell Farm, including Leading Sire, Damascus, who as a stallion left an indelible mark on the breed, and the Bell’s homebred Breeders Cup Champion, Epitome. Never Say Die, the first American horse to win the Epsom Derby, was foaled here. Holy Bull, undefeated as a two year old, sire of Breeders Cup Juvenile winner, Macho Uno, retired to stud at Jonabell in 1995, and Affirmed, syndicated for a record at the time of $14.4 million dollars, the last winner of the Triple Crown in 37 years before American Pharoah broke that barrier in 2015,moved from Calumet Farm upon that farm’s dispersal in 1991, stood here at stud the final 10 years of his life and is buried near the Stallion Complex. Popular sires, Cherokee Run and Old Trieste, also stood at Jonabell. The Bell House, noted as the oldest brick house in Lexington, was built in 1815, and renovated in 2009 to become the imposing office of Darley’s operations in the U.S. The Bowman Cabin, built in 1799 for Abraham Bowman, who had received the land as a land grant for his service in the war, was believed to be the oldest house in Fayette County. Still standing close to the Bell House is the hand chipped stone water tower built in the early 1900’s by Ed Corrigan, former owner of Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago.
Long time Stallion Manager Phillip Hampton oversees all the Darley stallions
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Fast forward to the present. Passionate about breeding and racing horses, Sheikh Mohammed looks forward to each breeding season with a sense of excitement and delight. Having assembled an outstanding team to spearhead the Darley America operations, with Jimmy Bell, Dan Pride, Michael Banahan at the forefront, Darley’s presence at every event is well represented. Under the Godolphin umbrella, Darley has become the name of the bloodstock holdings, the brand to promote the stallions. In 2005 the stallions from Gainsborough Farm merged into one location and the present state-of-the-art Stallion Complex was built. It is without doubt that Darley America offers a formidable battery of stallions to discerning breeders of high class racehorses, including the following: Elusive Quality, a son of Gone West, has established himself as an exciting sire of fast, exceptional horses on four continents, including Raven’s Pass, Smarty Jones, Sepoy and Quality Road, proving his ability to advance the breed with no fewer than 12 record setters, four Champion two year olds and numerous G1 and Graded winners. Medaglia D’Oro 88
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to pass on both with the added ability of mind and muscle, has formed a dynasty of his own. Consistent sire of yearlings that have commanded figures of half a million or more, his daughter Rachel Alexandra amassed an unprecedented record on the track, awarded Horse of the Year and Champion Three Year Old Filly. A colt by Medagia d’Oro out of Spring Passion commanded a winning bid of $1,000,000 by Coolmore’s M. V. Magnier to top the first session of the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling sale, while a filly out of Distorted Passion brought a whopping $750,000 on the second day of sales. The sire of the brilliant Songbird,undefeated filly and six time G1 winner, Medaglia d’Oro will leave his mark on the breed. Street Boss, foaled the same year, and a son of Street Cry, and his fastest son, is siring precocious winners while sales of his progeny continue to soar. Bernadini, A.P. Indy’s most successful son at stud, not only won the prestigious Travers Stakes, but like the great Man ‘O War, sired two winners of the Travers (in his first two crops !). His youngsters are in high demand at the sales, commanding high figures in the millions of dollars at the sales, while his superstar son, Stay Thirsty, was accorded the accolade of “best three year old in the country“. Animal Kingdom, the only horse ever to win the
Kentucky Derby on his dirt debut, is a lightning fast son of Leroidesanimaux. An Eclipse Champion at three, winner of the world’s richest race, the G1 Dubai World Cup, began his stud career in Australia and has a promising group of youngsters there. Hard Spun, with 29 Stakes horses in his first crop, the last G1 winning son of Danzig, had the precocity and durability and speed to sprint and the endurance to run at the Classic distances. His noted son, Wicked Strong, winner of the Wood Memorial, continues to impress. Girolamo, the fastest son of breed shaping A.P. Indy, from the family of La Troienne, his first three dams are all Graded winners, family of top sire Private Account, and his sister is the dam of Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver. With his ongoing enthusiasm for contributing to the industry, Sheikh Mohammed initiated a unique program to provide for professional training and practical experience across five countries, known at first as the Darley Flying Start program. A two year educational program committed to producing dynamic industry leaders seeking to drive long term change and development in the Thoroughbred industry, now adopting the Godolphin name. Visit www.godolphin.com for more information INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE
SOUTH AFRICAN BREEDING STATS BREEDING STATISTICS CURRENT SEASON UP TO 2016-09-14 BREEDERS Name Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd Klawervlei Stud Highlands Farms Stud (Pty) Ltd Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) Varsfontein Stud Hemel`n Aarde Stud Scott Bros Wilgerbosdrift Mr G J Armitage Moutonshoek The Alchemy Lammerskraal Stud Ascot Stud (Pty) Ltd Mauritzfontein Stud
rnrs 187 168 67 84 43 50 65 85 51 44 46 44 34 48 26
rns 324 286 108 122 68 82 98 155 83 81 78 89 48 74 47
AEPR 13768 12435 15546 11351 20858 17924 12893 9571 15362 16384 12832 12295 15357 10822 18021
wns 32 29 13 11 12 15 14 7 11 11 8 7 8 5 6
wnrs 27 27 12 10 12 15 11 7 10 10 8 7 8 5 5
rnrs 82 86 82 71 51 44 77 55 41 51 49 45 43 40 38
rns 114 131 138 99 85 74 116 91 60 73 82 71 80 72 73
AEPR 17179 16144 16211 14995 16492 18586 10105 13478 17222 13825 13858 14760 14738 15073 15696
wns 21 17 20 16 12 11 9 11 14 9 9 9 9 7 8
wnrs 18 17 17 15 9 10 9 11 13 9 9 9 7 7 7
rnrs 41 21 21 34 20 31 18 22 21 20 26 12 17 15 20
rns 60 27 28 53 23 45 21 29 24 34 43 17 22 20 38
AEPR 17222 23969 22227 12073 18131 10340 16000 12952 13274 13000 9860 20042 14147 15140 10094
Wnrs/rnrs 14,40% 16,10% 17,90% 11,90% 27,90% 30,00% 16,90% 8,20% 19,60% 22,70% 17,40% 15,90% 23,50% 10,40% 19,20%
plcs 147 125 57 57 41 49 48 64 44 42 35 40 23 35 26
stks R 2 574 700,00 R 2 089 100,00 R 1 041 550,00 R 953 475,00 R 896 900,00 R 896 175,00 R 838 050,00 R 813 550,00 R 783 475,00 R 720 900,00 R 590 275,00 R 541 000,00 R 522 150,00 R 519 450,00 R 468 550,00
SIRES Name SILVANO (GER) br.s 21y 1996 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 20y 1997 KAHAL (GB) b.s 23y 1994 CAPTAIN AL b.s 20y 1996 TIGER RIDGE (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1996 ELUSIVE FORT b.h 14y 2002 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 18y 1999 MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) b.s 12y 2005 GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) b. or br.s 8y 2008 DYNASTY b.s 17y 1999 HORSE CHESTNUT ch.s 19y 1995 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 WINDRUSH (USA) b.s 20y 1997 MOGOK (USA) b.s 17y 2000 A P ARROW (USA) ch.s 15y 2002
Wnrs/rnrs 22,00% 19,80% 20,70% 21,10% 17,60% 22,70% 11,70% 20,00% 31,70% 17,60% 18,40% 20,00% 16,30% 17,50% 18,40%
plcs 62 69 66 47 40 41 52 39 36 38 40 40 40 34 36
stks R 1 408 700,00 R 1 388 425,00 R 1 329 300,00 R 1 064 675,00 R 841 075,00 R 817 775,00 R 778 075,00 R 741 300,00 R 706 100,00 R 705 075,00 R 679 050,00 R 664 200,00 R 633 750,00 R 602 925,00 R 596 450,00
SIRES OF 3 YEAR OLD Name GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) b. or br.s 8y 2008 CAPTAIN AL b.s 20y 1996 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 20y 1997 SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) dkb. or br.s 12y 2003 MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) b.s 12y 2005 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 18y 1999 VISIONAIRE (USA) ch.s 12y 2005 SEVENTH ROCK (AUS) br.s 12y 2004 SILVANO (GER) br.s 21y 1996 ELUSIVE FORT b.h 14y 2002 ARGONAUT ch.s 12y 2004 COUNT DUBOIS (GB) b.s 19y 1998 PATHFORK (USA) b.s 9y 2008 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 BOLD SILVANO b.h 10y 2006
wns 14 8 7 6 6 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 4 3 2
wnrs 13 8 7 6 6 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 4 3 2
Wnrs/rnrs 31,70% 38,10% 33,30% 17,60% 30,00% 12,90% 22,20% 22,70% 19,00% 15,00% 11,50% 16,70% 23,50% 20,00% 10,00%
BTwnrs 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BT wns 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
plcs 36 17 18 24 9 20 10 13 12 16 15 12 13 11 18
stks R 706 100,00 R 503 350,00 R 466 775,00 R 410 475,00 R 362 625,00 R 320 550,00 R 288 000,00 R 284 950,00 R 278 750,00 R 260 000,00 R 256 350,00 R 240 500,00 R 240 500,00 R 227 100,00 R 201 875,00
DAM SIRES Name FORT WOOD (USA) b.s 25y 1990 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 JALLAD (USA) dkb. or br.s 29y 1988 CAPTAIN AL b.s 20y 1996 MODEL MAN br.s 22y 1982 JET MASTER b.s 22y 1994 AL MUFTI (USA) dkb. or br.s 26y 1985 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (CAN) b.s 30y 1984 ELLIODOR (FR) b.s 40y 1977 SILVANO (GER) br.s 21y 1996 NATIONAL EMBLEM ch.s 20y 1991 CENTENARY (USA) ch.s 35y 1982 NORTHERN GUEST (USA) b.s 24y 1977 QUI DANZIG (USA) dkb. or br.s 29y 1987 GOLDKEEPER (USA) b.s 27y 1990
rnrs 136 130 97 52 86 63 96 82 61 48 57 32 49 42 30
rns 222 212 158 95 138 100 160 134 112 74 82 62 86 78 55
AEPR 14728 12639 15080 19286 11379 15148 9884 9425 11826 14703 11031 18948 11602 13324 17513
wns 28 21 20 13 12 13 12 10 10 10 9 9 6 6 8
wnrs 25 21 19 12 10 12 11 10 9 10 9 7 6 6 8
Wnrs/rnrs 18,40% 16,20% 19,60% 23,10% 11,60% 19,00% 11,50% 12,20% 14,80% 20,80% 15,80% 21,90% 12,20% 14,30% 26,70%
BT Wnrs/rnrs 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 1,20% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00%
plcs 114 98 74 49 65 57 59 54 45 34 36 32 36 36 28
stks R 2 002 975 R 1 643 125 R 1 462 750 R 1 002 875 R 978 575 R 954 325 R 948 900 R 772 875 R 721 375 R 705 725 R 628 775 R 606 325 R 568 500 R 559 600 R 525 400
NORTHERN AMERICAN LEADING SIRES BREEDING STATISTICS
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LEADING SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Stallion Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Uncle Mo, Indian Charlie, 2008 Lucky Pulpit, Pulpit, 2001 Curlin, Smart Strike, 2004 Candy Ride (ARG), Ride the Rails, 1999 Bernardini, A.P. Indy, 2003 City Zip, Carson City, 1998 Giant’s Causeway, Storm Cat, 1997 Kitten’s Joy, El Prado, 2001 Scat Daddy, Johannesburg, 2004 Malibu Moon, A.P. Indy, 1997 Medaglia d’Oro, El Prado, 1999
‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm $300,000/Gainesway, Kentucky $75,000/Ashford Stud, Kentucky $7,500/Harris Farms, California $100,000/Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Kentucky $60,000/Lane’s End, Kentucky $100,000/Darley, Kentucky $40,000/Lane’s End, Kentucky $85,000/Ashford Stud, Kentucky $100,000 Ramsey Farm, Inc., Kentucky Dies 2015, Ashford Stud, Kentucky $95,000/Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky $150,000/Darley, Kentucky
Rnrs 269 131 149 184 254 223 249 278 282 252 268 194
Wnrs 120 68 65 92 130 95 128 116 114 111 111 79
‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm $200,000, Claiborne Farm, Kentucky Died 2015, Ashford Stud, Kentucky $45,000, Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky $300,000, Gainesway, Kentucky $5,000, Ocala Stud Farm, Florida $4,500, Northwest Stud, Florida $50,000, WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky $100,000, WinStar Farm LLC, Kentucky Died 2013, Kentucky $100,000, Darley, Kentucky $35,000, Lane’s End, Kentucky $5,000, Ocala Stud Farm, Florida
Current 2YOs 83 105 169 119 72 78 83 95 150 115 99 93
Wnrs/rnrs 44,61% 51,91% 43,62% 50,00% 51,18% 42,60% 51,41% 41,73% 40,43% 44,05% 41,42% 40,72%
Rpt. Wnrs 36 24 21 40 21 35 35 36 40 49 36 27
Chief Earner (Earnings) Frosted ($1,850,000) Nyquist ($3,565,600) California Chrome ($6,930,000) Exaggerator ($2588,000) Gun Runner ($1,256,380) Cavorting ($1,125,000) Catch a Glimpse ($1,130,700) Destin ($678,000) Oscar Nominated ($577,595) Dacita ($622,200) Stanford ($844,400) Songbird ($1,260,000)
‘16 Earnings $15,537,768 $10,145,132 $8,807,715 $8,188,638 $8,049,212 $7,995,642 $7,747,762 $7,676,895 $7,365,781 $7,286,347 $6,976,215 $6,902,413
Wnrs/rnrs 57,14% 23,68% 25,42% 33,33% 44,44% 23,33% 36,00% 37,93% 16,33% 29,03% 20,00% 35,90%
Chief Earner (Earnings) Lull ($251,490) Lady Aurelia ($344,554) Practical Joke ($259,800) Sweet Loretta ($250,520) Cajun Delta Dawn ($381,105) Three Rules ($380,640) Made You Look ($180,000) Rieno Tesoro ($113,475) Fun ($75,400) Cherry Lodge ($84,800) Klimt ($336,960) Legacy Azteca ($53,400)
‘16 Earnings $1,333,260 $1,089,687 $1,048,803 $1,006,647 $960,470 $704,806 $674,606 $596,669 $569,154 $550,288 $546,690 $526,753
SIRES OF 2 YEAR OLD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Stallion War Front, Danzig, 2002 Scat Daddy, Johannesburg, 2004 Into Mischief, Harlan’s Holiday, 2005 Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Kantharos, Lion Heart, 2008 Gone Astray, Dixie Union, 2006 More Than Ready, Southern Halo, 1997 Speightstown, Gone West, 1998 Harlan’s Holiday, Harlan, 1999 Bernardini, A.P. Indy, 2003 Quality Road, Elusive Quality, 2006 High Cotton, Dixie Union, 2003
Rnrs 28 38 59 27 27 30 25 29 49 31 20 39
Wnrs 16 9 15 9 12 7 9 11 8 9 4 14
INTERNATIONAL LEADING SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Stallion Deep Impact (JPN) King Kamehameha (JPN) Daiwa Major (JPN) Galileo (IRE) Heart’s Cry (JPN) Tapit Stay Gold (JPN) Dubawi (IRE) Gold Allure (JPN) Kurofune Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) Neo Universe (JPN) Manhattan Cafe (JPN) South Vigorous Fastnet Rock (AUS)
Country Japan Japan Japan Ireland Japan United States Japan England Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Ireland
North America Earnings $127,510 $$$2,238,995 $$13,211,733 $$341,655 $$$$$$$306,568
Europe/Dubai Earnings $4,520,668 $1,200,000 $$13,458,358 $180,000 $1,874,679 $$12,096,763 $$$$$$$2,325,905
Japan/Hong Kong Earnings $44,250,368 $28,724,474 $18,331,128 $636,867 $16,061,135 $809,363 $15,775,793 $850,811 $13,053,608 $12,429,348 $11,467,163 $11,452,373 $11,307,629 $10,593,844 $2,114,720
International ‘16 Earnings $48,920,058 $29,926,725 $18,331,129 $17,960,522 $16,241,135 $15,990,899 $15,809,145 $15,470,324 $13,064,325 $12,429,348 $11,569,634 $11,456,058 $11,307,629 $10,593,844 $10,422,102
OWNERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Owner Reddam Racing LLC Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Godolphin Racing LLC Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H. Stonestreet Stables LLC Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. Juddmonte Farms, Inc. Big Chief Racing, LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Rocker O Ranch, LLC et al. Charles E. Fipke Repole Stable West, Gary and Mary Hronis Racing LLC
Starts 194 421 270 181 79 469 66 7 163 150 125 158
Wins 27 85 44 36 20 100 15 3 34 39 33 30
Places 30 88 43 37 14 64 5 1 28 23 21 20
Shows 30 42 38 22 9 73 14 1 24 30 12 23
Earnings $6,010,956 $5,275,627 $4,089,586 $3,372,293 $2,845,412 $2,785,237 $2,765,632 $2,548,000 $2,373,583 $2,299,742 $2,155,470 $2,133,267
Win% 14% 20% 16% 20% 25% 21% 23% 43% 21% 26% 26% 19%
WPS% 45% 51% 46% 52% 54% 51% 52% 71% 53% 61% 53% 46%
SOUTH AFRICAN GRADE RACE RESULTS 2016 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition
SECRET IS OUT Allan Robertson Championship, G1, 2yof, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 The Secret Is Out f Captain Al –Secret Of Victoria, by Goldkeeper 2 Fursa (AUS) f Hard Spun (USA) –Red Princess (AUS), by Red Ransom (USA) 3 Visuality f Visionaire (USA) –Personify, by Personal Hope (USA) Age:2; Starts: 3; Wins:3; Placings:0; Earnings: R546 875 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2016 CLOTH OF CLOUD Fusaichi Pegasus G1, CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G1, CAPTAIN ALFREDO King Of Kings LR, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Fort Wood LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Jallad LR, CAPTAIN ALDO Elliodor G2, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G3, PRINCESS ROYAL Rakeen G2, ALWAYS IN CHARGE Polar Falcon G1, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Fort Wood G3 1st dam SECRET OF VICTORIA, 6 wins in South Africa, Sceptre S G2, Southern Cross S G2, Strelitzia S G3, Olympic Duel S LR, 2nd Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1 Dam of 5 winners: 2008: DYNASTY’S SECRET (g Dynasty), 3 wins in South Africa 2009: ALL IS SECRET (f Captain Al), Equus Champion 2YO Filly in 2012, 6 wins in South Africa, Mercury Sprint G1, Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1,Thekwini S G1, Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2, Poinsettia S G3, 2nd The Debutante S G2, Sceptre S G2 2010: SECRET COMMAND (c Captain Al), Winner in South Africa, winner in Hong Kong 2012: MEGA SECRET (g Jay Peg), Winner in South Africa 2013: THE SECRET IS OUT (f Captain Al), 3 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Championship G1, Strelitzia S G3 2nd dam MYSTIC SPRING, Unplaced Dam of 10 winners: RABIYA: Equus Champion 3YO Classic Male in 2005, 5 wins in South Africa, Daily News 2000 G1, Bloodstock SA Cape Guineas G1, Cape Derby G2, 2nd Selangor Cup G2, died BELA-BELA: 4 wins in South Africa,
By Sarah Whitelaw
LEGEND Woolavington 2000 G1, Daisy Fillies Guineas G2 SECRET OF VICTORIA: See Above SPRING LILAC: 2 wins in South Africa, Fillies Nursery G3, dam of SW VICTORIAN SECRET RAFIYA: 2 wins in South Africa, East Cape Oaks LR, died TOUCH THE SKY: 4 wins in South Africa, Syringa Hcp LR, 3rd Woolavington 2000 G1
South Africa, Golden Slipper G1, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, 3rd The Debutante G2, KRA Fillies Guineas G2, dam of SP Ad Idem DANCE ALONG: 6 wins in South Africa, Gold Bracelet, G2, dam of 4 winners 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, IN CAMERA (dam of SW ATTENBOROUGH)
Broodmare sire GOLDKEEPER is the sire of the dams of 8 stakes winners –ALL IS SECRET Captain Al G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Captain Al G1, BLAZE OF NOON Dynasty G3, REFLECTIVE IMAGE Tamburlaine G2, CLEAR SAILING Argonaut LR, SILENT FORCE Horse Chestnut LR, WAY CLEAR Ashaawes LR, SAY ALERT Rabah LR
Broodmare sire SPECTRUM is the sire of the dams of 33 stakes winners – DUTCH ART Medicean G1, MOONLIGHT CLOUD Invincible Spirit G1, WINCHESTER Theatrical G1, MACDUFF Street Cry LR, O TAMARA Argonaut G3, MIDDLEBURG Lemon Drop Kid G3, ZANBAGH Bernardini G2, SAVOUREUX Nadeem G3, DESSERTOFLIFE Mastercraftsman G3, TIME TO PLUNDER Holy Roman Emperor LR, FANCY FEET Fath G3, TELLINA Silvano G2, VALBCHECK Acclamation LR, BIRTHDAY PRINCE Areion LR, SANGSTER Savabeel G1, PURE EXCELLENCE Exceed And Excel LR, UP Galileo G2, ETHIOPIA Helenus G1, STARK DANON Marchand De Sable LR, CEDARBERG Helenus G1, ELECTRIC WAVES Exceed And Excel G3, PRINCE KAAPSTAD Kaapstad G1, CEDAR MOUNTAIN Galileo LR, SHOT BLESS Daggers Dawn G3,
Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Goldkeeper Secret Of Victoria Mystic Spring
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Mr Prospector Chapel Of Dreams Royal Academy Secret Sunday
Bloodstock South Africa Million Mile, 3yos, Scottsville, 14 August 2016, 1600m 1 Legend g Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Colour Fast, by Spectrum (IRE) 2 Last Outlaw c Sail From Seattle (CAN) – Samson’s Queen, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Palladium 3 c Silvano (GER) –Minelli, by Elliodor (FR) Age:3; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Placings:2; Earnings: R691 000 Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2016 GUNNER Captain Al G1, HACK GREEN Fort Wood G2, Skip The Red Badger’s Drift LR 1st dam COLOUR FAST, 2 wins in South Africa, Dam of 1 winner: 2013: LEGEND (g Gimmethegreenlight), 2 wins in South Africa, BSA Million Mile 2nd dam ISADORA DUNCAN, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 11 winners: CONSENSUAL: Equus Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa, 5 wins in
More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight
Yes She Can Cancan Spectrum
Colour Fast Isadora Duncan
Southern Halo Woodman’s Girl Canny Lad Dove Vai Rainbow Quest River Dancer Dancing Champ In Camera
Bloodstock South Africa Million Sprint, 3yos, Scottsville, 14 August 2016, 1200m 1 Hack Green c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Secret Mission, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Green Pepper f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Pimento, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Seattle Singer f Sail From Seattle (CAN) – Royal Drummer, by Kilconnel Age:3; Starts:3; Wins: 3; Placings: 0; Earnings: R862 500 Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the
sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2016 GUNNER Captain Al G1, HACK GREEN Fort Wood G2, Skip The Red Badger’s Drift LR 1st dam SECRET MISSION, Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2011: CAPTAINOFMYHEART (c Captain Al), Winner in South Africa 2013: HACK GREEN (c Gimmethegreenlight), R950 000VDVYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Umkhomazi S G2 2nd dam SECRET PACT, 4 wins in South Africa, Jack Patience Futurity LR, George Azzie Memorial Hcp LR, 2nd 3YO Sprint G3, Henry Eatwell Memorial Hcp G3, 3rd Cape Flying Championship G1,etc Dam of 7 winners: PROMISEFROMMYHEART: Equus Champion 3YO Classic Female in 2003, 6 wins in South Africa,Triple Tiara G1, SA Fillies Guineas G1, dam of SW JUSTTHEWAYYOUARE (dam of G3W CAPTAIN SPLENDID), and G2W and sire MASTER OF MY FATE COVENANT: 7 wins in South Africa, Majorca S G1, Sceptre S G2 –twice, Southern Cross S G2, etc SECRET HEART: 5 wins in South Africa, Prix Du Cap LR, dam of G2W and sire PLUCK, G3W THREE HEARTS London Niece: 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Umzimkhulu Hcp G3 Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 53 stakes winners -CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS
Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3, CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al LR, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G3, HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2 More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight
Yes She Can Cancan Fort Wood
Secret Mission Secret Pact
Southern Halo Woodman’s Girl Canny Lad Dove Vai Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Bush Telegraph Soho Secret
City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint, G1, f&m, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 Real Princess 4 f Trippi –Pagan Princess, by Fort Wood 2 Fly By Night 6 m Jet Master –Fly The Wind, by Model Man 3 Joan Ranger 3 f Horse Chestnut – Fashion Edition, by Rambo Dancer (CAN) Age:4; Starts: 15; Wins: 6; Placings: 6; Earnings: R883 025 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 64 stakes winners. In 2016 INARA Shirley Heights G1, Jeweller’s Joy Badger Land LR, Trip To India Gulch LR, Deo Juvente Complete Warrior G2, Illuminator Al Mufti LR, Tiger Territory Model Man G3, FROMAFAR Yes It’s True G3, Baritone Singspiel G3, African Ruler Caesour G3, FLYING MYTH Captain Al LR, BRILLIANT CRIMSON Danehill Dancer LR, Inanna Shirley Heights LR, Lanner Falcon French Deputy G1, REAL PRINCESS Fort Wood G1 1st dam PAGAN PRINCESS,Winner in South Africa
Dam of 2 winners: 2011: REAL PRINCESS (f Trippi), R2700000 CPYS, 6 wins in South Africa, City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint G1, Poinsettia S G3, 3rd Southern Cross S G2, Laisserfaire S LR 2013:WILLIAM LONGSWORD (c Captain Al), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam DANCING FLOWER, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: VICTORY MOON: Horse Of The Year in UAE, 7 wins in Dubai and South Africa, UAE Derby G2, UAE 2000 Guineas G3, 2nd Dubai World Cup G1, sire KELLY: Equus Champion Older Male Stayer in 2001, 5 wins in South Africa, Gold Bowl G1 FLAME:4 wins in South Africa,Woolavington Hcp LR Arabian Pearl: 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Woolavington 2200 G1 Off The Peg: 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Summerveld S G3 Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 53 stakes winners -CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3, CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI
Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al LR, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Fort Wood Pagan Princess Dancing Flower
Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Dancing Champ Wild Hyacinth
Durban Golden Horseshoe, G2, 2yos, Greyville, 2 July 2016, 1400m 1 Zodiac Ruler (AUS) c Zoffany (IRE) – Sybarite (AUS), by Last Tycoon (IRE) 2 Misty Birnam c Toreador (IRE) – In The Mist (SNL), by Verglas (IRE) 3 Gunner g Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Play Nice, by Captain Al Age:2; Starts:2 ; Wins: 2; Placings: 0; Earnings: R425 000 Sire ZOFFANY is the sire of 9 stakes winners. In 2016 ZODIAC RULER Last Tycoon G2, KNIFE EDGE Monsun G2, Architecture Fasliyev G1, DOLCE STREGA Oratorio G3, LIGHT UP OUR WORLD Fantastic Light LR, WASHINGTON DC Shinko Forest LR, Bohemian Flame Daylami LR, Foundation Polish Precedent G2, VENTURA STORM Haafhd LR 1st dam SYBARITE, Unplaced in Australia Dam of 7 winners: 2004:VERKKO (f Flying Spur),Winner in Australia 2005: BRIGHT DEPUTY (c French Deputy), 2 wins in Australia 2006: MICHAUX (f Redoute’s Choice),Winner in Australia 2008: I GET AROUND (g Snitzel), 5 wins in Australia 2011: UNDOUBTED PLEASURE (g Not A Single Doubt),Winner in Australia 2012: ALMIGHTY GIRL (f Beneteau), 2 wins in Australia,Typhoon Tracy S G3 2013: ZODIAC RULER (c Zoffany), R450 000CTRS, 2 wins in South Africa, Golden Horseshoe G2 2nd dam PROCRASTINATE, 6 wins in Australia,Tristarc S G3
Dam of 10 winners: LAISSERFAIRE: Champion Older Female Sprinter in South Africa –twice, 12 wins in South Africa, Computaform Sprint G1, SA Fillies Sprint G1 –twice, Cape Flying Championshp G1, twice A TIME FOR JULIA: 4 wins in Australia, Wenona Girl Hcp G3 TIME THIEF: 2 wins in Australia, Zeditave S LR, 2nd Caulfield Guineas G1, sire FOREPLAY: 2 wins in Australia, Doveton S LR, 3rd Newmarket Hcp G1, sire PERSONIFY:Winner in Australia, Queen Adelaide S LR Broodmare sire LAST TYCOON is the sire of the dams of 151 stakes winners –THE DEPUTY Petardia G1, KING KAMEHAMEHA Kingmambo G1, CASINO PRINCE Flying Spur G1, SUN CLASSIQUE Fuji Kiseki G1, SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE Strike Smartly G1, ZODIAC RULER Zoffany G2, WANDJINA Snitzel G1, BONARIA Redoute’s Choice G1, TYPHOON TRACY Red Ransom G1, MASTER OF DESIGN Redoute’s Choice G1, DARIANA Redoute’s Choice G1, SAINT EMILION Zenno Rob Roy G1, GREEN BIRDIE Catbird G1, SANJUAN Danehill Dancer G1, ONEMORENOMORE Red Ransom G1, ROMAN EMPEROR Montjeu G1, MARKUS MAXIMUS Pentire G1, JUNGLE ROCKET Jungle Pocket G1, INSPIRATION Flying Spur G1, SOUSA Galileo G1, ADLERFLUG In The Wings G1, BENTLEY BISCUIT Peintre Celebre G1, JOYFUL WINNER El Moxie G1, KING’S DRAMA King’s Theatre G1, LACHLAN RIVER Desert King G1, THE MIGHTY LIONS Grosvenor G1, VINTAGE TIPPLE Entrepreneur G1 Dansili Zoffany Tyranny Last Tycoon Sybarite Procrastinate
Danehill Hasili Machiavellian Dust Dancer Try My Best Mill Princess Jade Hunter Reigntaine
eLan Gold Cup, G2, Greyville, 31 July 2016, 3200m 1 Enaad (AUS) 4 g High Chaparral (IRE) –Al Anood (AUS), by Danehill (USA) 2 Helderberg Blue 5 g Jet Master –Our Table Mountain (USA), by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) 3 Kinaan (AUS) 3 g Galileo(IRE) – Dazzledar
(GB), by Zamindar (USA) Age:4; Starts: 18; Wins: 4; Placings:8; Earnings: R1 325 500 Sire HIGH CHAPARRAL is the sire of 81 stakes winners. In 2016 ENAAD Danehill G2, TIVACI Fastnet Rock G3, CHEVAUCHEE Danehill LR, ECUADOR Danske LR, COOL CHAP Johannesburg LR, HIPPOPUS Danske LR, MADAME VICTORIA Personal Escort LR 1st dam Al Anood, 2 wins in Australia, 3rd Dequettville S LR Dam of 3 winners: 2009: AL ANEED (g More Than Ready), 3 wins in Australia, D’Urban Gothic S LR 2011: ENAAD (g High Chaparral), 4 wins in South Africa, Gold Cup G2, Gold Vase G3 2012: PRIDE OF DUBAI (c Street Cry), 2 wins in Australia, Blue Diamond S G1, ATC Sires’ Produce S G1, sire 2nd dam ELJAZZI, Winner in Britain Dam of 10 winners: RAFHA: 5 wins, Prix de Diane G1, dam of G1W INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, G3P Kodiac, ACTS OF GRACE G3W, SADIAN G2W, SW MASSARA (dam of G1W NAYARRA) CHIANG MAI: 4 wins, Blandford S G3, dam of G1W CHINESE WHITE Broodmare sire DANEHILL is the sire of the dams of 292 stakes winners –FRANKEL Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, SAOIRE Pivotal G1, BUZZWORD Pivotal G1, DANE JULIA Caesour G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, HIGHLAND REEL Galileo G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, VENGEANCE OF RAIN Zabeel G1, DIZELLE Zabeel G1, TAPESTRY Galileo G1, TURN ME LOOSE Iffraaj G1, MAGIC HURRICANE Hurricane Run G1, FREE EAGLE High Chaparral G1, PRIDE OF DUBAI Street Cry G1, VANCOUVER Medaglia D’Oro G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, HALLOWED CROWN Street Sense G1, COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Northern Meteor G1, NOBLE MISSION Galileo G1, BELARDO Lope De Vega G1, INTENSE FOCUS Giant’s Causeway G1, INTEGRAL Dalakhani G1, PURE CHAMPION Footstepsinthesand G1,
CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G1, DICK WHITTINGTON Rip Van Winkle G1, FENOMENO Stay Gold G1, MISS MOSSMAN Mossman G1, CHRISELLIAM Iffraaj G1, ROMANTICA Galileo G1, INTELLO Galileo G1, MORE THAN SACRED More Than Ready G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, BENICIO More Than Ready G1, PERFECTLY READY More Than Ready G1, ENAAD High Chaparral G2 Sadler’s Wells High Chaparral Kasora Danehill Al Anood Eljazzi
Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Darshaan Kozana Danzig Razyana Artaius In Camera
Gold Bracelet bought to you by Blythedale Coastal Resort, G2, Greyville, 31 July 2016, 2000m 1 Flying Ice 3 f Go Deputy (USA) – Strawberry Ice, by Western Winter (USA) 2 Nightingale 3 f Silvano (GER) –Quickwood, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Deputy Ryder 4 f Go Deputy (USA) –Miss Ryder, by Red Ryder Age:3; Starts: 12; Wins: 3; Placings: 6; Earnings: R605 625 Sire GO DEPUTY is the sire of 8 stakes winners. In 2016 ABASHIRI Elliodor G1, FLYING ICE Western Winter G2, DEPUTY RYDER Red Ryder LR, Go Direct Western Winter LR, Royal Badge Kahir Almaydan G3, Welsh Emperor Al Mufti G3 1st dam, Strawberry Ice, 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd KRA Fillies Guineas G2, Prix Du Cap G3 Dam of 2 winners: 2011: RAMPANT ICE (g Go Deputy), 2 wins in South Africa 2012: FLYING ICE (f Go Deputy), 3 wins in South Africa, Gold Bracelet G2, Devon Air S LR, 2nd Prix Du Cap G3,Track And Ball Oaks G3, Umzimkhulu S G3 2nd dam STRAWBERRY LANE, Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: SOLO TRAVELLER: 6 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, Cape Guineas G1, KRA
Guineas G2, Cape Classic G3, Duke Of York Cup LR, 3rd Champions Cup G1, Horse Chestnut S G1 Strawberry Ice: See Above STRAWBERRY LINE: 3 wins in South Africa ROCKABERRY LANE: 3 wins in South Africa SKYLAR LANE: Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of dams of 20 stakes winners –PAST MASTER Jet Master G1, HOWE GREAT Hat Trick G3, CARRY ON ALICE Captain Al G1, MAGIC SMOKE Fort Wood G2, WINTER PASSION Var LR, LE VAR Var G3, AMUR AFFAIR Tiger Ridge G3, HOUSE OF WAX Count Dubois LR, SUPER STORM Rakeen G3, POLAR MOON Victory Moon G2, STING OPERATION Captain Al LR, ROBERT THE BRUCE Jallad G3, GRANDALEA Parade Leader LR, GATHERING FAME Jet Master LR, AREZZO Go Deputy LR, LAUDERDALE Elusive Fort G1, ULTIMATE DOLLAR Jet Master G3, FLYING ICE Go Deputy G2, BLACK ARTHUR Silvano G2 Deputy Minister Go Deputy Partygoer Western Winter Strawberry Ice Strawberry Lane
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Gold Circle Golden Slipper, G2, 2yof, Greyville, 2 July 2016, 1400m 1 Final Judgement f Judpot (USA) –Final Claim, by Proclaim (USA) 2 Dawn Calling f Trippi (USA) – Acquavella (GB), by Danehill Dancer (IRE) 3 Sail f Philanthropist (USA) –Cutty Sark, by Fort Wood (USA) Age: 2; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Placings: 3; Earnings: R469 500 Sire JUDPOT is the sire of stakes winners. In 2016 JUXTAPOSE Windrush G1, FINAL JUDGEMENT Proclaim G2, DOUBLE WHAMMY Kabool LR, MALEFICENT Kabool LR, Three Balloons Montjeu G3, Timedtoperfection Lecture G3, Rocketball Kabool G1 1st dam FINAL CLAIM, 7 wins in South Africa, Garden Province S G1, Diana S G3,
Azalea F&M Hcp LR,Tibouchina S LR, 2nd Garden Province S G1 Dam of 6 winners: 1999: RUSPOLI (g Rakeen), Winner in South Africa 2000: IN CONCLUSION (g National Assembly), 2 wins in South Africa 2006: FINALITY (f Caesour), Winner in Kenya 2007:VETO (c Caesour), 6 wins in South Africa 2010: DEFINITIVE (c Judpot), 2 wins in South Africa 2013: FINAL JUDGEMENT (f Judpot), R500 000VDVS, 2 wins in South Africa, Golden Slipper G2, 3rd Devon Air S LR 2nd dam OLLIES LAST, ARCSA Broodmare Of The Year in 1996, Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: FINAL CLAIM: See Above ALPHA OMEGA: 8 wins in South Africa, Argus Guineas G1, Premier’s Challenge Cup G2 OVERBEARING: 5 wins in South Africa, Victory Moon Hcp G3 Broodmare sire PROCLAIM is the sire of the dams of 7 stakes winners –FINAL JUDGEMENT Judpot G2, WESTERN WALK Model Man G2, WESTERN PROSPECT Western Winter G2, BELLE OF CHOICE Up And At’Em LR, PACIFIC BLUE Model Man G1, SUPERIOR SERVICE Royal Chalice LR, EMCEE Token Of Youth G3 A.p. Indy Judpot Miesque Proclaim Final Claim Ollies Last
Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Nureyev Pasadoble Mr Prospector Maybellene Highborn Harry Mount Olive
Jonsson Workwear Garden Province S, G1, f&m, Greyville, 2 July 2016, 1600m 1 Inara 4 f Trippi (USA) –Mountains Of Mist (IRE), by Shirley Heights (GB) 2 Olma 4 f Dynasty –Theas Dance (GB), by Danzig (USA) 3 Bichette 4 f Western Winter (USA) –Bardot, by Badger Land (USA) Age: 4; Starts: 20; Wins: 8; Placings: 8; Earnings: R3 923 125
INARA Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 64 stakes winners. In 2016 INARA Shirley Heights G1, Jeweller’s Joy Badger Land LR, Trip To India Gulch LR, Deo Juvente Complete Warrior G2, Illuminator Al Mufti LR, Tiger Territory Model Man G3, FROMAFAR Yes It’s True G3, Baritone Singspiel G3, African Ruler Caesour G1, FLYING MYTH Captain Al LR, BRILLIANT CRIMSON Danehill Dancer LR, Inanna Shirley Heights LR, Lanner Falcon French Deputy G1, REAL PRINCESS Fort Wood G1, Dawn Calling Danehill Dancer G2, Trip To Heaven Cee’s Tizzy G1 1st dam MOUNTAINS OF MIST, Winner in Britain Dam of 10 winners: 1998: FORTUNE POINT (c Cadeaux Genereux), 3 wins in the UK 1999: MADEIRA MIST (f Grand Lodge), 8 wins inc. Dance Smartly Hcp G3, dam of G1W JOSHUA TREE 2000: MOUNTAIN SNOW (c Barathea), Winner in UK 2001: MISTY HEIGHTS (f Fasliyev), 2 wins in Ireland, Memorial S LR, 2nd C L Weld Park S G3. 2002: MIDNIGHT MIST (f Green Desert), 2 wins in Ireland, dam of SP Midnight Music 2003: PLEASANT SEASON (c Desert Prince), 5 wins in Japan 2007: BELLA NERO (f Caesour), 5 wins in South Africa 2009: MUSSOORIE (c Trippi), Winner in South Africa, died 2010: MOUTAIN MASTER (g Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa 2010: INARA (f Trippi), 8 wins in South Africa, Garden Province S G1, Empress Club S G1, Paddock S G1, Majorca S G1 –twice, Diana S G3, 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas G1, 2nd Paddock S G1, KRA Fillies Guineas G2 2012: Inanna (f Trippi), 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Breeders Guineas LR 2nd dam, MAGIC OF LIFE, won 4 races in Britain, Coronation S G1, Mill Reef S G2. Dam of 9 winners: ENTHUSED: Won 3 races in Britain inc. Lowther S G2, Princess Margaret S G3, dam of G3W NORMAN INVADER, 2nd dam of G3W ENERGIZER FROM BEYOND: Won 2 races in France, Prix Vulcain LR REVEUSE DE JOUR: Placed twice, dam of G3W NOVA HAWK
RED RAY Broodmare sire SHIRLEY HEIGHTS is the sire of dams of 176 stakes winners – ALEXANDROVA Sadler’s Wells G1, IN THE WINGS Sadler’s Wells G1, HAWKER’S NEWS Sadler’s Wells G3, MAGICAL ROMANCE Barathea G1, INARA Trippi G1, MADEIRA MIST Grand Lodge G3, SOLEMIA Poliglote G1, FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G1, ALPINE ROSE Linamix G1, LIGHT SHIFT Kingmambo G1, MONTARE Montjeu G1, DAI JIN Peintre Celebre G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, FLYING CLOUD Storming Home G2, LAURO Monsun G2, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells G2, MISSIT Orpen G2, ROSENKREUZ Sunday Silence G2, ANTON CHEKHOV Montjeu G2, FIRST CHARTER Polish Precedent G2, EYE OF THE STORM Galileo G3, LORD SHIRLDOR Elliodor G1, DOG ROSE Fort Wood G2, BONNY SCOT Comanche Run G2. End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Shirley Heights Mountains Of Mist Magic Of Life
Forty Niner Broom Dance Valid Appeal Jealous Cat Mill Reef Hardiemma Seattle Slew Larida
Mercury Sprint, G1, Greyville, 16 July 2016, 1200m 1 Red Ray 5 h Western Winter –Nacarat, by Pas De Quoi 2 Night Trip 6 g Trippi (USA) –Pleine Nuit (IRE), by Machiavellian (USA) 3 Real Princess 4 f Trippi (USA) –Pagan Princess, by Fort Wood (USA) Age:5; Starts: 14; Wins: 5; Placings: 6; Earnings: R1 878 750 Sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of 84 stakes winners. In 2016 RED RAY Pas De Quoi G1, Bichette Badger Land G1, Rainy Day Blues Jallad G3, Exelero Badger Land G1, ATTENBOROUGH Caesour LR, Arabian Winter Al Mufti LR, Sweet Painted Lady Jallad LR, Mumsy’s Jet Jallad G3, Frosty Friday Noverre G2, Cold As Ice National Assembly LR, Shadow Ofhis Smile Fort Wood LR, Bishop’s Bounty Pas De Quoi LR, Brutal Force Pas De Quoi G1, LIGHT THE LIGHTS Northern
Guest G2 1st dam: NACARAT, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: 2001: CHAMBRE (f Rakeen), Winner in South Africa dam of G3P Mr Roy 2002: SLIVOVITZ (g Kabool), 3 wins in South Africa and Mauritius 2003: Vermilion (f Western Winter), 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Prix du Cap G3 2004: NANIA (f Western Winter), 5 wins in South Africa, Thekwini Stakes G1, Prix du Cap G3, 3rd Fancourt Majorca Stakes G1 2005: TARGET ACQUIRED (g Western Winter), 5 wins in South Africa 2008: ADOBE PINK (f Go Deputy), 6 wins in South Africa, Queen Palm Hcp LR, East Coast Hcp LR, Sun CLassique Hcp LR 2009: VALOR RED (f Western Winter), 2 wins in South Africa, East Cape Oaks LR 2010: RED RAY (c Western Winter), R700 000 CPYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Mercury Sprint G1, Elusive Fort Cape Classic G3, Somerset 1200 LR, 2nd SA Nursery G1, Gold Horse Sprint G1, Cape Flying Championship G1, 3rd Cape Guineas G1 2011: BRUTAL FORCE (g Western Winter), R4.5 CTSRTR, 6 wins in South Africa, Merchants G2, 2nd Cape Flying Championship G1, 3rd Umgeni Hcp LR 2013: Bishop’s Bounty (c Western Winter), 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Summer Juvenile S LR 2nd dam: TAWNY RED, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 11 winners: SET AFIRE: 12 wins in South Africa, Gold Challenge G1, Champion S G1, Horse Chestnut S G1, London News Stakes G3, Secretariat S G3, 3rd J&B Met G1, SA Classic G1 RUDRA: 6 wins in South Africa, Steinhoff International Summer Cup G1, Wolf Power Hcp LR, 2nd Champions Challenge G1, Horse Chestnut S G1, 3rd SA Derby G1 AQUILA RAPAX: 3 wins in South Africa, Ruffian S LR, dam of Atair SPLENDID RED: 5 wins in South Africa, Swazi Howe Hcp LR Broodmare sire PAS DE QUOI is the sire of dams of 6 stakes winners- NANIA Western Winter G1, LION IN WINTER Western Winter G3, RED RAY Western Winter G3, ADOBE PINK Go Deputy LR, VALOR RED Western Winter LR,
BRUTAL FORCE Western Winter G2 Gone West Western Winter Chilly Hostess Pas De Quoi Nacarat Tawny Red
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Mike And Carol Bass Champions Cup, G1, Greyville, 31 July 2016, 1800m 1 Marinaresco 3 g Silvano (GER) –Gay Fortuna, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Judicial 5 g Miesque’s Approval (USA) –Lady Advocate, by Dolpour (IRE) 3 No Worries 6 g Kahal (GB) –Coastal Waltz, by Rambo Dancer (CAN) Age:3; Starts: 11; Wins: 4; Placings: 6; Earnings: R1 956 325 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 62 stakes winners. In 2016 MARINARESCO Fort Wood G1, ELUSIVE SILVA Fort Wood G3, JANOOBI Rakeen G3, Arissa Al Mufti G2, Nightingale Fort Wood G1, Silver Class Rakeen LR, CROWN OF GOLD Palace Music LR, PUNTA ARENAS Candy Stripes G3, Nebula Jallad LR, Jetano Jet Master LR, PALLADIUM Elliodor LR, BALANCE SHEET Al Mufti G3, BLACK ARTHUR Western Winter G2, GALLICA ROSE Al Mufti LR, INANINSTANT Northern Guest 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, 4 wins in South Africa, Champions Cup G1, Winter Guineas G3, Winter Classic G3, 2nd Vodacom Durban July G1, 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,
MAC DE LAGO
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 53 stakes winners -CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3, CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al LR, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G3, HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2 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
Post Merchants, G2, Greyville, June 2016, 1200m
1 Kangaroo Jack 3 g Querari (GER) – Rainbow Flag, by Model Man 2 Fly By Night 6 m Jet Master –Fly The Wind, by Model Man 3 Asstar 4 g Ashaawes (USA) – Stunning Star, by Northern Guest
Oasis Dream Querari Quetena Model Man Rainbow Flag Cloud Cover
Green Desert Hope Acatenango Quebrada Elliodor Top Model Rainbow Dream Monta Bella
1 Mac De Lago (AUS) 4 g Encosta De Lago –Macavelli Miss (AUS) by Vettori (IRE) 2 Trip To Heaven 4 g Trippi (USA) – Helleborus Blue (USA), by Cee’s Tizzy (USA) 3 French Navy 4 g Count Dubois (GB) – Redoubtable, by Elliodor (FR)
Age:3; Starts: 8; Wins: 4; Placings: 3; Earnings: R474 525
Premiers Champion Stakes, 2yo, Greyville, 31 July 2016, 1600m
Age:4; Starts: 13; Wins: 3; Placings: 4; Earnings: R1 216 875
Sire QUERARI is the sire of 3 stakes winners. In 2016 KANGAROO JACK Model Man G2, SOLANA Jallad LR, Touching Spectrum G3, Querari Falcon Crimson Waves LR, Spring Wonder Joshua Dancer LR, Fresh Lecture LR, Cosmic Light Silvano G2
1 Gunner 2 g Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Play Nice, by Captain Al 2 Zodiac Ruler(AUS) 2 c Zoffany (IRE) – Sybarite (AUS), by Last Tycoon (IRE) 3 Misty Birnam 2 c Toreador (IRE) – In The Mist (SNL), by Verglas (IRE)
Sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO is the sire of 110, stakes winners. In 2016 CHAUTAUQUA Lion Hunter G1, MAC DE LAGO Vettori G1, ENGLISH Anabaa G1, MISS ROSE DE LAGO Fasliyev G2, SULTRY FEELING Silver Deputy G3
Age:2; Starts: 5; Wins; 2; Placings: 2; Earnings: R493 500
1st dam, MACAVELLI MISS, 6 wins in New Zealand, Thorndon Mile G1, Rotorua S LR Dam of 3 winners: 2008: DANISH ROCK (g Stratum), 4 wins in New Zealand 2009: DR GOOD HABIT (g Tale Of The Cat), 3 wins in Hong Kong and New Zealand 2011: MAC DE LAGO (g Encosta De Lago),AUS$65,000 IPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Rising Sun Gold Challenge G1, 2nd KRA Guineas G2
1st dam RAINBOW FLAG, 5 wins in South Africa, The Scarlet Lady Hcp LR, 2nd Garden Province S G1, Gold Bracelet G2, Yellowwood Hcp G3, 3rd Jacaranda Hcp G3 Dam of 5 winners: 2005: NAJAH (f National Assembly), 2 wins in South Africa 2006: MEMPHIS (f Almushtarak), 2 wins in South Africa 2007: SIMPLY BLUE (f Var), 4 wins in South Africa 2011: SCARLETT ICE (f Black Minnaloushe), 2 wins in Zimbabwe 2012: KANGAROO JACK (g Querari), 4 wins in South Africa, Post Merchants G2 2nd dam Cloud Cover, 5 wins in South Africa, 3rd Champagne S LR Dam of 1 winner: RAINBOW FLAG: See Above Broodmare sire MODEL MAN is the sire of the dams of 38 stakes winners - ALONG CAME POLLY Judpot G1, KING’S TEMPTRESS King of Kings G3, SUPER ELEGANT Daylami G3, NATIONAL SPIRIT National Emblem G1, POINTING NORTH Joshua Dancer G1, PHILIPPA JOHNSON Joshua Dancer G2, FORT VOGUE Fort Wood G2, SMANJEMANJE Kahal G2, SABINA PARK Sportsworld G2, MONET Badger Land G2, SUNSATIONAL Windrush G3, BOSTON GLOBE Counter Action G3, OOCHEE AGENT Cataloochee G3, ETON SQUARE Miesque’s Approval G3, MAYBE YES Tiger Ridge G2, FLY BY NIGHT Jet Master G1, BOLD INSPIRATION Horse Chestnut LR, ST TROPEZ Silvano G3, THE ANGELUS Windrush LR, KANGAROO JACK Querari G2, WHATALADY Jet Master G3
Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2016 GUNNER Captain Al G1, HACK GREEN Fort Wood G2, Skip The Red Badger’s Drift LR 1st dam, Play Nice, 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Diana S G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2013: GUNNER (g Gimmethegreenlight), 2 wins in South Africa, Premiers Champion S G1, 3rd Golden Horseshoe G2 2nd dam Global Reach, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Prix Du Cap LR Dam of 3 winners: Play Nice: See Above MARKET SHARE: 2 wins in South Africa WORLD RENOWN: Winner in South Africa 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 More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight
Yes She Can Cancan Captain Al
Play Nice Global Reach
Southern Halo Woodman’s Girl Canny Lad Dove Vai Al Mufti Off To War Elliodor Borsalina
Rising Sun Gold Challenge, G1, Greyville, 11 June 2016, 1600m
2nd dam SYRENKKA, Placed in Australia Dam of 1 winner: MACAVELLI MISS: See Above Broodmare sire VETTORI is the sire of the dams of 32 stakes winners – MAC DE LAGO Encosta De Lago G1, LOPE DE VEGA Shamardal G1, CROWN OF ROSES Tiger Ridge LR, HUNT Dark Angel LR, RESPONSIBLEFORLOVE Duke Of Marmalade LR, STEPS Verglas G3, LIBER Ishiguru LR, BAROLO Northern Afleet G1, FRISSON Refuse To Bend G1, BILLABONG Gentlewave LR, PLEASURE GAINS Cape Cross G3, QUA QUA QUA Amigoni G3, ARABIAN GOLD Dubawi G2, OUTPLAY First American G1, SARINDA Dubawi LR, KYLLACHY LOOSE Kyllachy G3, FUGAZI Crimson Tide G2, MISS PELEAR Mr Nancho G2, HIGH JINKS Crimson Tide G3, RAVA Northern Afleet G3, ENTRAPMENT Halo Homewrecker G3, LINDENTHALER Azamour G3, CHANTILLY CREME Johannesburg LR, BAL DE LA ROSE Cadeaux Genereux G3, JIOCONDA Rossini LR
A WOMANS WAY Fairy King Encosta De Lago Shoal Creek Vettori Macavelli Mass Syrenka
QUERARI FALCON Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Star Way Rolls Machiavellian Air Distingue Polish Patriot Trisha
The Debutante, G2, 2yof, Greyville, 31 July 2016, 1200m 1 A Womens Way 2 f Var (USA) – A Daughters Legacy, by Windrush (USA) 2 Arissa 2 f Silvano (GER) –Arabian Empress, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 La Revere 2 f Var (USA) –My Guiding Star, by Jallad (USA) Age:2; Starts: 2: Wins: 2; Placings: 0; Earnings: R237 500 Sire VAR is the sire of 35 stakes winners. In 2016 –A WOMENS WAY Windrush G2, EXQUISITE TOUCH Elliodor LR, Rivarine Jet Master G1, Isca Impression G3, Miss Marker Fort Wood LR, EASY GAME Desert King LR, Mastermind Jallad G2, SEA CAT Hansel LR 1st dam, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY, 8 wins in South Africa, Final Fling S G3 –twice, Victress S G3, Ladies Mile LR, 2nd Final Fling S G3, Ladies Mile LR, Dam of 1 winner: 2013: A WOMENS WAY (f Var), R500 000CPYS, 2 wins in South Africa,The Debutante S G2 2nd dam, MISSISSIPPI MASALA, Unplaced in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: A DAUGHTERS LEGACY: See Above UTAH-HOO-HA: Winner in South Africa, dam of SW CAPTAIN SCOTT SPICE ROUTE: 3 wins in South Africa SOUTHERN SUNSHINE: 2 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire WINDRUSH is the sire of the dams of 2 stakes winners – JUXTAPOSE Judpot G1, A WOMENS WAY Var G2 Storm Cat Victoria Beauty Zilzal Loma Preata Halley’s Comeback Seeking The Gold Windrush Tempest Dancer Elliodor Mississippi Masala Breyani Forest Wildcat
A Daughters Legacy
Thekwini S, G1, 2yof, Greyville, 31 July
2016, 1600m 1 Querari Falcon 2 f Querari (GER) – Pretty Waves, by Crimson Waves 2 Dawn Calling 2 f Trippi (USA) –Acquavella (IRE), by Danehill Dancer (IRE) 3 Sail 2 f Philanthropist (USA) –Cutty Sark, by Fort Wood (USA) Age:2; Starts:3; Wins: 2; Placings: 1; Earnings: R452 000 Sire QUERARI is the sire of 4 stakes winners. In 2016 QUERARI FALCON Crimson Waves G1, KANGAROO JACK Model Man G2, SOLANA Jallad LR, Touching Spectrum G3, Fresh Lecture LR, Spring Wonder Joshua Dancer LR, Cosmic Light Silvano G2 1st dam PRETTY WAVES,Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2009: NAHOON BEACH (c Classic Flag), 2 wins in South Africa 2013: QUERARI FALCON (f Querari), R90 000CTS2YS, 2 wins in South Africa,Thekwini S G1, 2nd Devon Air S LR 2nd dam PRETTY FALCON, 6 wins in SA, ARCSA Broodmare Of The Year in 1997/98 Dam of 11 winners: FOLLOW THE FALCON: 10 wins in South Africa, FNB 1600 G1, Racecourse Bookmakers Hcp G3 SAVANNAH QUEEN: 7 wins in South Africa, Paddock S G1, Premiers Trophy G2 Golden Falcon: 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Issie Shenker Memorial Hcp LR SAVANNAH BREEZE: 3 wins in South Africa, dam of G1W ON HER TOES Broodmare sire CRIMSON WAVES is the sire of the dam of 1 stakes winner –QUERARI FALCON Querari G1 Oasis Dream Querari Quetena Crimson Waves Pretty Waves Pretty Falcon
Green Desert Hope Acatenango Quebrada Bush Telegraph Surge Ahead Accipiter At Loose Ends
Tibouchina S bought to you by Halfway Malanda Toyoya, G2, f&m, Greyville, 11 June 2016, 1400m 1 Alexis 4 f Dynasty –Rydethecreek, by Parade Leader (USA) 2 Silver Mountain 3 f Silvano (GER) –Our Table Mountain (USA), by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)
3 Sensible Lover (AUS) 4 f Good Journey (USA) – Almah, by Al Mufti Age:4; Starts: 17; Wins: 6; Placings:3; Earnings: R744 550 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 38 stakes winners. In 2016 BELA-BELA Royal Academy G1, IT’S MY TURN Jallad G1, A TIME TO DREAM Giant’s Causeway LR, ALEXIS Parade Leader G2, SOLID SPEED Jallad G2, OLMA Danzig G3, Noor Jet Master G3, Morning Light Deputy Minister LR, Liege Jallad G3, Legislate Restructure G1, It Is Written Northfields LR, Fly Phillippa Kingmambo LR, Dynamic Theatrical G2, BELLA SPUMANTE Argosy LR 1st dam, RYDETHECREEK, Unplaced in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2011: ALEXIS (f Dynasty), R200 000RTRS, 6 wins in South Africa, KRA Fillies Guineas G2, Tibouchina S G2, 3rd Umzimkhulu S G3 2012: DAWN FLIGHT (f Elusive Fort),Winner in South Africa 2nd dam MISS RYDER, 5 wins in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: WESTON PAINT: 10 wins in South Africa and Zimbabwe, OK Grand Challenge G2 WINONA: 5 wins in South Africa, East Coast Hcp LR, 2nd Gold Circle Oaks G2 Broodmare Sire PARADE LEADER is the sire of the dams of 2 stakes winners –ALEXIS Dynasty G2, KINGVOLDT Western Winter G3 Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Parade Leader Rydethecreek Miss Ryder
Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Kingmambo Battle Creek Girl Red Ryder Miss Honeychild
Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion, G1, 2yos, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 Always In Charge c Captain Al –Polar Charge (GB), by Polar Falcon (USA) 2 Seattle Singer f Sail From Seattle (CAN) – Royal Drummer, by Kilconnel (USA) 3 Rivarine c Var (USA) –River Jetez, by Jet Master Age:2; Starts:3; Wins: 2; Placings 1; Earnings: R436 875 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 69 stakes winners. In 2016 CLOTH OF CLOUD Fusaichi Pegasus G1, CARRY ON ALICE
Western Winter G1, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G1, CAPTAIN ALFREDO King Of Kings LR, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Fort Wood LR, THE MERRY WIDOW Jallad LR, CAPTAIN ALDO Elliodor G2, SERGEANT HARDY Hard Up G3, PRINCESS ROYAL Rakeen G2, ALWAYS IN CHARGE Polar Falcon G1, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Fort Wood G3 1st dam Polar Charge, 2 wins in Italy, 2nd Oaks D’Italia G1, Prix de Malleret G2 Dam of 9 winners: 2002: POLARMIX (f Linamix),Winner in Italy, Dam of SP Paso Lungo 2003: POLAR FONIC (c Zafonic), 9 wins in Italy 2004: HALLING CHARGE (f Halling), Unraced, dam of SW OGLUM BERAT 2005: POLAR CADEAUX (f Cadeaux Genereux), 5 wins in Italy 2006: FALCHARGE (c Falbrav), 8 wins in Italy 2007: KRUSEMAN (g Doyen),Winner in GB 2008:TYCOON TOUCH (g Royal Applause), Winner in South Africa 2009: CAPTAIN LARS (g Captain Al), 7 wins in GB and South Africa, Drum Star Hcp LR 2010: Alascan Maiden (f Captain Al), 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Devon Air S LR, 3rd Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, Final Fling S G3 2011: POLAR TRIP (f Trippi),Winner in South Africa 2013: ALWAYS IN CHARGE (c Captain Al), R600 000 CPYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Gold Medallion G1 2nd dam TAKE CHARGE, Unraced Dam of 5 winners: Polar Charge: See Above PURSUIT OF CHARGE: 2 wins dam of SW PIPERITA Broodmare sire POLAR FALCON is the sire of the dams of 32 stakes winners – FASCINATING ROCK Fastnet Rock G1, KRYPTON FACTOR Kyllachy G1, ARAAFA Mull Of Kintyre G1, ALWAYS IN CHARGE Captain Al G1, CAPTAIN LARS Captain Al LR, ISFAHAN Lord Of England G3, HAVANA BELLE Teofilo LR, INCANTATOR Aerion G3, GOTHIC DANCE Dalakhani G3, LEGENDARY Exceed And Excel G3, QUEEN OF ICE Selkirk LR, DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE Oasis Dream LR, PARIVASH Singspiel G3, GERTRUDE BELLE Sinndar G2, DEVER DREAM Medicean LR, ARCTIC FEELING Camacho LR, ZAUNGAST Alkalde G3, BLOW UP Daggers Dawn LR, EXCEPTIONAL ART Exceed And Excel LR, DON’T
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TELL MARY Starcraft LR, ICELANDIC Selkirk G3, LOVELACE Royal Applause G2, RED GALA Sinndar LR, POLAR WIND Rob’s Spirit LR, POMELLATO Big Shuffle G2, ECHELON Danehill G1, RED BLOOM Selkirk G1, CHIC Machiavellian G2, ANDRONIKOS Dr Fong LR Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Polar Falcon Polar Charge Take Charge
Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Nureyev Marie D’argonne Last Tycoon Stufida
Tsogo Sun Sprint, G1, Scottsville, 4 June 2016, 1200m 1 Talktothestars 4 g Overlord (AUS) – Tellittothestars, by Spaceship (ARG) 2 African Ruler 3 g Trippi (USA) –Chant De Nuit, by Caesour (USA) 3 Exelero 5 g Western Winter (USA) –Landaulet, by Badger Land (USA) Age: 4; Starts: 23; Wins: 9; Placings: 5; Earnings: R1 529 575 Sire OVERLORD is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2016 TALKTOTHESTARS Spaceship G1 1st dam,TELLITTOTHESTARS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2007: STARVOYAGER (f Mogok), 4 wins in South Africa 2008: PLANET QUEEN (f Mogok), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: TALKTOTHESTARS (g Overlord), 8 wins in South Africa, Tsogo Sun Sprint G1, Senor Santa S, G2, 2nd Computaform Sprint G1, 3rd Southeaster Sprint LR 2012: LADY STARLETT (f Overlord), 2 wins in South Africa 2nd dam,TELLER, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: ARGENTINE: 10 wins in GB AY TEE EM: 5 wins in South Africa and Mauritius TELLITTOTHESTARS: See Above Broodmare sire SPACESHIP is the sire of the dam of 1 stakes winner – TALKTOTHESTARS Overlord G1 Danehill Overlord Prawn Cocktail Spaceship Tellittothestars Teller
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Umkhomazi Stakes, G2, 2yos, Greyville, 31 July 2016, 1200m 1 Hack Green 2 c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Secret Mission, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Wrecking Ball 2 f Great Britain (IRE) – Picadilly Miss, by London News 3 Rocky Valley 2 c Seventh Rock (AUS) – Valley Of Rubies, by Mogok (USA) Age:2; Starts:2; Wins: 2; Placings: 0; Earnings: R237 500 Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2016 GUNNER Captain Al G1, HACK GREEN Fort Wood G2, Skip The Red Badger’s Drift LR 1st dam SECRET MISSION, Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2011: CAPTAINOFMYHEART (c Captain Al), Winner in South Africa 2013: HACK GREEN (c Gimmethegreenlight), R950 000VDVYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Umkhomazi S G2 2nd dam SECRET PACT, 4 wins in South Africa, Jack Patience Futurity LR, George Azzie Memorial Hcp LR, 2nd 3YO Sprint G3, Henry Eatwell Memorial Hcp G3, 3rd Cape Flying Championship G1,etc Dam of 7 winners: PROMISEFROMMYHEART: Equus Champion 3YO Classic Female in 2003, 6 wins in South Africa,Triple Tiara G1, SA Fillies Guineas G1, dam of SW JUSTTHEWAYYOUARE (dam of G3W CAPTAIN SPLENDID), and G2W and sire MASTER OF MY FATE COVENANT: 7 wins in South Africa, Majorca S G1, Sceptre S G2 –twice, Southern Cross S G2, etc SECRET HEART: 5 wins in South Africa, Prix Du Cap LR, dam of G2W and sire PLUCK, G3W THREE HEARTS London Niece: 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Umzimkhulu Hcp G3 Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 53 stakes winners -CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUETGARNI 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 LR, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G3, HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2 More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight
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Vodacom Durban July, G1, Greyville, 2 July 2016, 2200m 1 The Conglomerate (AUS) 4 g Lonhro (AUS) – Republic Lass (AUS), by Canny Lad (AUS) 2 Marinaresco 3 g Silvano (GER) –Gay Fortuna, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Mac De Lago (AUS) 4 g Encosta De Lago –Macavelli Miss (AUS), by Vettori (IRE) Age: 4; Starts: 17; Wins: 6; Placings: 4; Earnings: R3 395 325 Sire LONHRO is the sire of 60 stakes winners. In 2016 –THE CONGLOMERATE Canny Lad G1, GHISONI Red Ransom G2, MESSENE Redoute’s Choice LR, SHAKHIMAT Touch Gold G3, OLD NORTH Elusive Quality G2, SOUCHEZ Redoute’s Choice G2, HEATHERLY Danzero G2, COHESION Redoute’s Choice LR
1st dam, REPUBLIC LASS, won 6 races in Australia, AJC Oaks G1, Ranvet Rawson S G1, Adrian Knox S G3, 3rd Caulfield Cup G1, AJC Queen Elizabeth II S G1, etc. Dam of 5 winners: 2004: DANCE OF DANES (f Danehill Dancer), Winner in Australia 2005: LIBERTARIAN (g Elusive Quality), 3 wins in Australia 2006: REPUBLIC LAD (g Encosta De Lago), 4 wins in Australia 2009: DESIGN FOR LIFE (g Flying Spur), Winner in Australia 2011: THE CONGLOMERATE (c Lonhro), AUS$160 000 IPYS, 6 wins in South Africa, Vodacom Durban July G1, KRA Guineas, G2, Politician S G3, 3rd Daily News 2000 G1 2nd dam, SWIFT SEASONS, Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners: REPUBLIC LASS: See Above VERBITO: 6 wins in Australia Broodmare sire CANNY LAD is the sire of the dams of 60 stakes winners – REDOUTE’S CHOICE Danehill G1, PLATINUM SCISSORS Danehill G1, GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT More Than Ready G1, OFCOURSEICAN Mossman G1, RIVER LAD Top Echelon G1,THE CONGLOMERATE Lonhro G1, SESSIONS Lonhro G2, MANHATTAN RAIN Encosta De Lago G1, MNEMOSYNE Encosta De Lago G1, CELTS Lonhro G3, CLOWN MASTER Lonhro G1, TAMPIKO Lonhro LR, RENAISSANCE Lonhro G2, GIRL GUIDE Churchill Downs G3, GREGERS Commands G2, TIGER QUEST Where’s That Tiger LR, SAFEGUARD Exceed And Excel G3, LASER HAWK Artie Schiller G1, GENERAL RIPPA General Nediym G3, STARCHEEKA Starcraft G3, DANCES ON WAVES Anabaa G2, HAPPY ZERO Danzero G1, I AM INVINCIBLE Invincible Spirit G3, NEROLI Viscount G1. The LONHRO/CANNY LAD cross has produced THE CONGLOMERATE G2, SESSIONS G2, CELTS G3, CLOWN MASTER G1, TAMPIKO LR,TERRITORY LR, RENAISSANCE G2. Octagonal Lonhro Shadea Canny Lad Republic Lass Swift Seasons
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