Page 1


















1 4 9 19 23 36 48 49 50 52 54 58 59 63 68 70 71 73 75 86 91 109 117 122 123 127 128 139 140 141 144 148 149 153 157 161 162 171 173 176 178 183 184 187 188

Count Dubois (GB) Captain Al Captain Al Count Dubois (GB) Trippi (USA) Trippi (USA) Western Winter (USA) Count Dubois (GB) Seventh Rock (AUS) Trippi (USA) Captain Al Captain Al Captain Al Captain Al Captain Al Trippi (USA) Jay Peg Distorted Humor (USA) Seventh Rock (AUS) Captain Al Captain Al Captain Al King's Apostle (IRE) Var (USA) Jay Peg Fort Wood (USA) King's Apostle (IRE) Count Dubois (GB) Captain Al Rebel King Distorted Humor (USA) Captain Al Captain Al Trippi (USA) Count Dubois (GB) Trippi (USA) Count Dubois (GB) Count Dubois (GB) Captain Al Trippi (USA) Speightstown (USA) Oracy (NZ) Distorted Humor (USA) Count Dubois (GB) Trippi (USA)

Tallula Thin Red Line (AUS) Val de Vie West to East Winter Conquest Aquilonia (GB) Blue Swift (AUS) Bridget's Academy (AUS) Burning Gold Captain's Gal Carolain (ARG) Cool Dreamer (AUS) Cornucopia Danewells Lass (AUS) Divine Donna Viola Dragon Lily Ebaraya (GB) Encircle Frankfort Giant's Bounty (AUS) Hope Johanna (AUS) Juvenescent (USA) Kwaito Lady Major Late Summer (USA) Lavender Bells Milla's Rocket (IRE) Ming Gold Miss Dillan (ARG) Ms. Blue Blood (USA) Mystery of Magic Nania Nimley Only in Philly (USA) Pagan Princess Page Girl Quest for Gold Resolution Bay Roman Eagle Rubicat (USA) School Assembly Seattle Weekend (USA) Shades of Winter Shadow Dancing

colt colt filly filly filly filly colt filly colt filly filly filly colt colt colt filly filly filly filly filly colt filly filly filly colt filly colt filly colt filly colt filly colt colt colt filly filly colt colt filly colt filly filly filly colt

Un-named Captain Marooned Valediction Comtessa Antonia Alpine Trip Abilene Onuntius Bridget Dubois Seventh Flame Wandering Carol on Board Sails Set Captain Courteous Captain Danewell Redcarpet Captain Mea Filia Lilipeg Estimation Seventh Mission Honest Ally Captain's Causeway Tide is Turning Captured Quality Miss Marker Imperfect Promise Dubois Destiny Alarm Bells Milla's Smile Gold Coast Captain Miss Parker Road to Indy Now You See Her Captain's Version Perpetual Silence Underboss Dance at Dawn Tessa du Bois Nugget Counter Resolute Captain Airbound Ante Omnia Be Seated Seattle Surprise Pendulum of Life Overshadow


51 66 104 113 118 126 150 169

colt colt colt filly colt colt colt filly

Un-named Seventh Rock (AUS) Dune Buster Warm White Night Apollo's Gift Warm White Night Jo's Bond Captain Al Seventh Apostle King's Apostle (IRE) Rebel Prince Rebel King Petiscos Chook Oracy (NZ) Roman Perfection (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)

Butterfly World Desert Mirage Hellhathnofury Itlaaq Kaleido Laser Fan National Delux Pure Perfection (IRE)

Kl awervlei

Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2014 8


INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014 BACKGROUND PHOTO: SHEA SHEA (National Emblem) winning AL QUOZ SPRINT G1 over 1000m in Dubai | bred by KLAWERVLEI STUD


US$1 000 000 “International Pedigrees for International Currency” A Chance in a Million Presenting 4 outstanding yearlings by Champion Sires Distorted Humor and Speightstown LOT 73 ESTIMATION - FILLY by Distorted Humor (USA) ex Ebaraya (GB) by Sadler’s Wells. Dam is sister to 2 Champions in UK and Ireland - ENZELI (Champion Older Male Ireland; Royal Ascot Gold Gup G1, etc) and ESTIMATE (Champion 3yo Filly Stayer GB; Royal Ascot Gold Cup G1, etc) - as well as EBADIYLA (Irish Oaks G1, etc).

LOT 144 ROAD TO INDY - COLT by Distorted Humor (USA) ex Ms Blue Blood (USA) by A.P. Indy. Half-brother to Crazy About Me (6 wins; 3rd Laurel Safely Kept S L, etc). Dam is half-sister to MONARCHOS (Kentucky Derby G1, Florida Derby G1; 3rd Belmont S G1, etc). Family of DYNAFORMER, DARBY CREEK ROAD, WHITE BRIDLE, JAVA MOON, etc).

LOT 178 ANTE OMNIA - COLT by Speightstown (USA) ex Rubicat (USA) by Storm Cat. Dam is half-sister to STRUT THE STAGE (10 wins $1,568,555 incl Woodbine Sky Classic G2; 2nd Secretariat S G1, Manhattan H G1, etc) and SACRED SONG (Lancashire Oaks G3, Princess Royal S G3; 2nd Yorkshire Oaks G1, etc; dam of MULTIDIMENSIONAL).

LOT 184 SEATTLE SURPRISE - FILLY by Distorted Humor (USA) ex Seattle Weekend (USA) by A.P. Indy. Dam is half-sister to BITE THE BULLET (Sanford S G2; sire), SHUAILAAN (5 wins, Winter Hill S L, etc), Love Me True (dam of DUKE OF MARMALADE - Champion; RULER OF THE WORLD - The Derby G1, etc). 3rd dam is LASSIE DEAR.



(Forty Niner - Danzig’s Beauty by Danzig) A WORLD-CLASS LEADING ACTIVE SIRE 2011 CHAMPION SIRE. 13 G1 Winners & 10 Millionaires. #1 Active Sire by 2012 Yearling Average - $316,053 Sire of Irish Champion 2yo and G1 winner, PATHFORK. Sire of G1 winners in Europe, USA and Australia.

(Gone West - Silken Cat, by Storm Cat) NORTH AMERICA’S #1 LEADING SIRE OF 2012 #2 LEADING SIRE NORTH AMERICA 2013 (to date). Eclipse Champion Sprinter. The Leading Son at Stud by top Sire of Sires GONE WEST. Rated as one of the leading APEX Sires in the World by Bill Oppenheim. Sire of G1 winners in Europe, USA, Dubai and Argentina.



Klawervlei Stud | John Koster, PO Box 266, Bonnievale 6730 | T: (023) 616 2980 | F: (023) 616 2548 | M: 082 880 7943 | E: john@klawervlei.co.za | Grant Knowles | M: 082 882 9774 | E: grant@klawervlei.co.za

CONTENTS January 2014



REGULARS 10 10 14 120 139

Advertisers List Letter from the Editor Cover Story - Cape Thoroughbred Sales $1 000 000 Race Liesl King Breeders Notebook: To Continue Johan Dreyer International Stats 2013 Sarah Whitelaw


Fashion Essentials OH My Hat! Little Hattery

THIS ISSUE 20 28 36 38 46 54 60 66 72 74 80 96




Buy the Horse of the Year in the Year of the Horse Tom Callaghan L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Media launch for the Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes Presented by CTS Lanzerac RTR Stakes Liesl King The Breeders Cup Toasts its 30th Year Bunny Hinzman The Investec Derby Nicola Hayward Fairytales and Farewells in the Mud Liesl King Ramsey Farm: Breaking the Barriers Lindsay Hunter The J&B Met 2014 Kenilworth Racecourse Richard Smith Kurt Becker Answers the Call to the Post Bunny Hinzman Treve- Arc Winner Extraordinaire Liesl King

CONTENTS January 2014


98 102 108 113 116 124 128 139

Jockey Profile: Glen Hatt Marie Chin Silvery Moon, First Painted Racehorse Liesl King Mogok (USA) Candiese Marnewick The KZN Breeders Awards Candiese Marnewick Sansui Summer Cup Beyond Racing Catherine Hartley Silvano Jeremy Nelson The Stats Pages Sarah Whitelaw

PHOTOGRAPHERS Jeremy Nelson, John Lewis, Andrew Watkins, Wayne Marks, Mark Cranham, Amy Lanigan, T Jones, Ash Maharaj, EquiSport Photos, Gallo Images, Liesl King, Thoroughbred Photography Ltd, Nicole De Villiers, Greg Beadle, Tom Ferry, JC Photography, Adam

Marie Chin Advertising Executive

Marguerite le Roux Senior Designer

Liesl King Journalist

Bunny Hinzman Journalist

Lindsay Hunter USA Sales & Editorial

Nicole De Villiers Features & Advertising

Gasnat Jaffer Office Manager

www.silvermane .co.za Advertising: Design: Editorials:


Pieter Hugo Managing Director

Orders & Invoicing:


Johan Blom Chief Executive Officer

Johan Blom johan@silvermane.co.za (0027) 83 324 3709 Pieter Hugo pieter@silvermane.co.za (001) 502 321 8305 Suzie Oldham suzie@international-racehorse.com (001) 859 621 4236 Marguerite le Roux mleroux@silvermane.co.za (0027) 82 773 9123

Marie Chin marie@silvermane.co.za (0027) 82 497 4475 Nicole de Villiers ncldevilliers@yahoo.com (0027) 79 056 8550 Gasnat Jaffer gasnat@showhorse.co.za 32b Whitlers Way, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa Tel: (0027) 21 790 1983 • Fax: (0027) 21 790 8047

Coglianese, Leslie Martin, www.godolphin.com, Gold Circle, Candiese Marnewick

www.interna tional-racehorse .com Published by: SilverMane Media www.silvermane.co.za





elcome to another great edition of International Racehorse Magazine. At the time of writing this letter , South Africans and the World are reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandela, the loss of this Icon and remembering just how much good one man can do. His message of peace, forgiveness and empathy will hopefully stay close in our hearts. As the World pays tribute to this great man, it makes me proud to be a South African. Hamba Kahle Tata. We kick off 2014 with a jam-packed edition and a bumper racing season. So if you are reading this at the Queen’s Plate, The CTS Yearling Sales or the J&B Met, I hope you will find some inspiration within these pages. I loved a quote from one of our recent advertisers, “Life’s too short, buy the damn horse”. So join in, come for the party, place a bet, buy a horse, it’s not just rewarding but an extreme amount of fun. From the Investec Derby, with Nicola Hayward on page 54 to the Breeders Cup with Bunny Hinzman on page 46. Jeremy Nelson takes an in-depth look at one of our beloved sons, Silvano on Page 130. There is so much more, just keep turning these pages. We look forward to 4 great editions for 2014, as they say, watch this space... or visit one of our online offerings, The International Racehorse Magazine on Facebook or @Racehorsemag on Twitter and join our more then 75 000 Online followers. I leave you with a quote: “There is no higher form of art than that which deals with the intelligent manipulation of animal life; the modeling of living, breeding creatures in accordance with the will and purpose of a guiding mind. It rises in its boundless possibilities to heights that are fairly God-like. The world of human endeavor presents no nobler field of ability.” (Sanders, 1915) Have fun at the races.

ADVERTISERS A2A Tours Alado Allan Bloodlines Avontuur Stud Balmoral Stud Bar tholomeus Klip Cape Thoroughbred Sales Carat CO Cheveley Stud Cruises International Drakenstein Stud Equipage Fair Aviation Fluid Motion Services Golden Touch Thoroughbred Services Graham Beck Greys Inn Highlands Stud Horse Dentist John Freeman Stallions Kapstadt International Proper ties Klawervlei Stud La Berg Stud L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Living in Luxury Maine Chance Stud Mark Tarry Bloodstock Mar tin Collins Nutfield Stud Rod & Rifle Bourbon Shuck Fence Steenberg Thoroughbred Breeders Association Varsfontein Stud Wicklow Stud

IBC 41 29 39 35 90 18 91 97 OBC 43 28 1 13 12 2 11 4 100 26 92 6 123 33 88 136 138 127 101 42 112 89 24 53 137

Copyright for all original published material is vested in SilverMane Media and may be reproduced only with the permission of the Editor. All opinions expressed in the articles appearing in SilverMane Media are those of the authors and are not necessarily subscribed to by the editorial staff of SilverMane Media. Authors of articles are compelled to acknowledge all sources of information (if any) used in the compiling of articles and are therefore liable for copyright transgressions. SilverMane Media accepts no responsibility for claims made in the advertisements and will not be held liable for any damage resulting from the use of any of the information published in SilverMane Media.









By Liesl King

Countdown begins EADY TO RUN SALE R

to Cape Premier Yearling Sale


Christmas may be over for another year, but for buyers and vendors alike, this only means one thing. The final countdown to the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale has begun.

n an unprecedented move, CTS stunned the thoroughbred horseracing and breeding industry in October this year, when announcing Africa’s richest race for graduates of the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale and the 2014 CTS March Yearling Sale.

With a staggering value of $1 000 000, the race far surpasses



the current richest race in Africa, the R3.5 million, Vodacom Durban July. The CTS Million Dollar race is scheduled to be run over 1400m at Kenilworth Racecourse in January 2016 and for a buy in of a mere R5000 per horse, buyers can look forward to an extraordinary return on investment. Prize money is apportioned over the first five places, with the winner receiving $500 000, 2nd place $200 000, 3rd $150

000, 4th $100 000 and with $40 000 to the 5th placed horse. The vendor of the winning horse will receive $10 000 as well. Two hundred and two select lots will be offered for sale and after the announcement of the CTS Million dollar race, the catalogue has been eagerly awaited. A sneak preview shows that there are forty-three stallions represented, with a good cross section from well established to first season sires. Popular 2013 Champion sire, Silvano(GER), is well represented by 25 yearlings, while Western Winter(USA), who was sadly lost this year, has nine yearlings on offer. Dynasty, with his magical first four home in the Gr.2 Selangor Cup at Kenilworth recently, is represented by 16 yearlings, while speed sensation Var(USA) goes one better with 17 yearlings on offer. Captain Al (21), Trippi(USA) (18) and Count Dubois(GB) (12) can be counted on to produce champions and are all well represented. New sire sensation Judpot(USA), who was crowned 2013 Equus outstanding stallion, has four yearlings on offer and buyers are likely to be fighting over those. Seventh Rock(AUS), who has had two impressive winners from two

runners, is appropriately represented by seven yearlings, while globe-trotting Jaypeg has nine yearlings flying the flag. Only three first season sires, Great Britian(GB), Querari(GER) and Warm White Night have yearlings on offer including a colt by Great Britain that is sure to get the catalogues waving. Out of Balabos(USA), the bay colt, consigned as Lot 42 by Highlands Farm Stud is a half brother to the exciting juvenile Antonius Du Bois. Antonius Du Bois won the Gr. 3 Langerman before travelling to Port Elizabeth where he accounted for the Gr.3 Champion Juvenile Cup in a facile fashion. Interestingly a number of overseas-based sires are also represented in the catalogue. Distorted Humor(USA) sire of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide(USA) and recently imported Pathfork(USA) has three yearlings on offer and it is Lot 184 that is likely to have buyers drooling. A chestnut filly out of the A.P Indy mare Seattle Weekend(USA) from the sire producing family of Lassie Dear(USA), Lot 184 is consigned by Klawervlei Stud and sports the likes of stars such as Duke Of Marmalade(IRE) and 2013 Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World(IRE) in her pedigree.



Other overseas sires include Tapit(USA), Danehill Dancer(IRE), Giant’s Causeway(USA) and Speightstown(USA), one of North America’s leading sires of 2012. Germany has been in the news recently with outstanding performances from the likes of Danedream(GER), Pastorius(GER) and Novelist(GER), so a colt by German sire Tiger Hill(IRE) and a filly by Sabiango(GER), Silvano’s half brother are not to be overlooked. Talented racehorse Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) is another with a very exciting representative. Lot 169 is a bay filly out of Pure Perfection(IRE), a half sister to the sire King’s Apostle(IRE), who himself has four yearlings on offer. The first foals of star race mares are always eagerly awaited and two such outstanding lots are included in the catalogue. Captain Al’s talented daughter Captain’s Gal has her first foal, a filly by Trippi on offer as Lot 52. Captain’s Gal retired with nine victories including the Gr. 1 S A Fillies Sprint Stakes, the Gr.2 Camellia Stakes and the Gr.3 Flamboyant Stakes. Another first timer is Gr.3 Final Fling Stakes winner Crimson Blossom(IRE) and her Trippi colt is consigned by Highlands Farm Stud as Lot 60. Crimson Blossom hails from one of the coveted HH Aga Khan families and her bay colt is sure to attract the attention of the international buyers.



Leading the pack in the second foal stakes are a trio of classy ladies, including dual hemisphere Group winner Captain’s Lover, with victories in the Gr.1 Cape Fillies Guineas, the Gr. 3 Prix du Pin at Longchamp and the Listed Matchmaker Stakes at Monmouth. Consigned by Drakenstein Stud as Lot 53, her bay filly by Giant’s Causeway, named Song Of Happiness, is sure to have outstanding paddock value. And who can forget the great grey filly Dancer’s Daughter(GB) dead-heating with Pocket Power in the 2008 Vodacom Durban July? On offer as Lot 62 is her grey colt by Captain Al, named Winning Dancer. Justin Snaith, who trained Dancer’s Daughter, recently proclaimed her Dynasty colt, Imibala to be just like his dam and it would be no surprise if Winning Dancer finds his way to the Snaith stables. Last but certainly not least is the second foal of another Gr.1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner, Sparkling Gem. The speedy Sparkling Gem returned to Trippi for her second foal and Drakenstein Stud consigns a bay colt named Cuban Emerald as Lot 193. There are also several “royal relations” waiting to be snapped up by discerning buyers. Early J & B Met favourite and 2013 Gr. 1 Champions Cup winner, Jackson, has a half brother by

There are also several “royal relations” waiting to be snapped up by discerning buyers. Early J&B Met favourite and 2013 Gr. 1 Champions Cup winner, Jackson, has a half brother by Trippi on the sale.

Trippi on the sale. Consigned as Lot 143 by Highlands Farm Stud, the aptly named Magical Moon could see a flurry of hands. His dam Moonlit Prairie(USA) has already produced two stakes winners, while all her racing offspring have entered the number one box. Trippi is the sire of three more royal relations with Klawervlei Stud offering Lot 188, a half brother to dual Gr.1 winner Thunder Dance, while Depardieu and The Hangman both have Trippi half brothers on offer in Lot 67 from Normandy Stud and Lot 103 from Highlands Farm Stud. Highlands Farm Stud’s Dynasty has two royal relations on offer. Mike de Kock’s international superstar Soft Falling Rain, whose only defeat came in the mud on Champions Day, has a Dynasty half brother, who is by all accounts outstanding. Offered as Lot 89 the colt is very likely to be snapped up by the international buyers’ contingent. Divine Nymph, dam of Divine Jury and Divine Jet, visited Dynasty for the first time and Highlands Farm Stud as Lot 69 consigns the resulting filly, called Flying Fiona. From the family of J&B Met winner Martial Eagle, the filly is sure to attract some interest. Another Highlands yearling that is worth taking notice of is

the superbly bred Lot 182. A half sister to Sweet Sanette, third in the Gr. 1 King Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and Gr.3 Magnolia Handicap winner, Franny, the bay filly by Captain Al is likely to see a flurry of hands and oozes paddock potential. The last two royal relations are bound to be racy ladies, with European Sprint Champion Var as their sire. Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm offers Lot 125, a full sister to exciting Normanz, winner of the Gr.3 Godolphin Barb Stakes, while Maine Chance Farms consigns Lot 99, a half sister to Gr.1 Allan Robertson winner Happy Valentine. Happy Valentine was subsequently purchased by Team Valor and has been exported to the States. With so many exciting entries catalogued, it is no wonder that a large contingent of international buyers have indicated that they would like to attend the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Held annually in the unique surroundings of the Cape Town Convention Centre, the sale is fast becoming the premier yearling sale in South Africa and with the added incentive of an entry into the CTS Million Dollar Race, there can surely be no better place to be on the 23rd and 24th of January 2014.







By Tom Callaghan / Photo Credit Gold Circle

Buy the Horse of the Year in the Year of

the Horse

It is hard to believe that 2013 is nearly a thing of the past, amazing how time flies when you are having fun. It has been an excellent year for the TBA and we have posted a significant profit for the first time in many years


his is due in part to running the business more efficiently and mainly due to the loyal and passionate support of our buyers, who continue to support our sales and put their money down in our sales ring. It really makes my job so much more enjoyable and rewarding when I see happy buyers leave our sales with horses they wanted at prices they can afford. It does obviously make it even more rewarding when they can run! It is all about results of course, and I wanted to recap what an excellent year it has been for us: We sold approximately 10% more horses than in 2012 and



managed to grow the overall yearling market as well as our share of that market. This is an achievement I am extremely proud of, all things considered. Our average and median prices have grown considerably and this means that we are getting vendors more money for their horses, which is our primary goal. Buyers found excellent value at our sales and the overall quality of horses at our sales is improving as breeders invest in better stallions and optimise their breeding operations. This really helps buyer confidence and loyalty, and of course encourages higher prices.

This past season, our graduates won the J and B Met, the Vodacom Durban July, The Presidents Challenge, The Alan Roberston Fillies Championship, the Cape Premier Yearling Sales Guineas, Investec Cape Derby, Golden Horseshoe, Thekwini Stakes, Daily News 2000, Champions Cup, to name but a few. Our business was created by breeders many years ago to give them a commercial platform in the heart of the wealthiest province in the country. We exist because of our breeders and for our breeders and the improved prices, service levels and overall collections are just some signs of our commitment to making this January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


business last another 100 years. The values of honesty, ethics, teamwork, friendship and loyalty that this business was built on are the foundations that will take us forward and I am very conscious of upholding these values. We invest the majority of our profits into industry initiatives to improve the breed that are mainly veterinary and research based. The best way to improve our breed is also the biggest opportunity we have as an industry, and that is the removal of our draconian export protocols. Imagine the day we can shuttle stallions and mares, and when we can race fairly around the world, as well as sell our horses all over the world and in all markets. This must be the vision we all share and work together to achieve. Without the support of our breeders and buyers we would not be able to generate profits to invest in finding a solution to our export issues and for this we thank every one of you. Every rand that gets spent in our sales ring helps solve this export puzzle and we hope to revert fairly soon with some positive news of progress in this regard.



A strategic alliance has been formed between IFHA, ARF, FEI and the OIE to improve the manner in which high performance animals are able to move around the world. This has initiated a broadbase Export Strategy Workshop which is planned in the New Year, watch press for details as we have some exciting new developments that are looking very positive. We have to win this battle and we feel we are closer than we have been for a while to unlocking this puzzle. We have welcomed some new buyers to our sport and our business - Adriaan Van Vuuren, Greg Bortz, Basil Naidoo, Dr Michael Tang, to name a few. It is exciting to see new passionate people investing in horse racing and we wish them every success. BSA Added Value Stakes add R5M to the stakespot: Our new Value Added Stakes program rewards the winners of 78 black type races for 2 and 3 year olds which is very much in line with our goals of sustaining tradition and excellence in horse racing. This means there are 78 chances of winning money which is fairly good odds.

stellar year for us. We have delivered the results this year, and we will continue to be the major source of top quality racehorses in South Africa. That is our mission and passion. This past season, our graduates won the J and B Met, the Vodacom Durban July, The Presidents Challenge, The Alan Roberston Fillies Championship, the Cape Premier Yearling Sales Guineas, Investec Cape Derby, Golden Horseshoe, Thekwini Stakes, Daily News 2000, Champions Cup, Sansui Summer Cup to name but a few. Tellingly, both the Equus Champion 3yo Colt (Vercingetorix) and Equus Champion 2YO Filly (Along Came Polly) were purchased off BSA sales. Bloodstock South Africa purchased horses won no fewer than 20 of South Africa’s major events for 3yos, and BSA sold horses won eight major 2yo contests. Cracking entries for 2014 NYS There has been tremendous interest and support from the country’s top farms for the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. The yearlings entered for South Africa’s oldest and most venerated sale feature some of the country’s most blue blooded young horses. Sires represented on the sale include all of South Africa’s leading sires. The likes of Captain Al, Dynasty, Fort Wood, Judpot, Kahal, Silvano, Trippi, Var and Western Winter are all represented by blue blooded yearlings. Exciting young sires with stock entered include Antonius Pius, Greys Inn, Horse Chestnut, Sail from Seattle, Jay Peg, and Rebel King.Sires with their first yearlings on offer include Bankable, Blue Tiger, Great Britain, Just As Well, King’s Chapel, Noordhoek Flyer, Querari, Rock of Rochelle, Russian Sage, Visionaire and Warm White Night. Some of the world’s leading sires could have yearlings on offer at the 2014 National Sale – namely Exceed and Excel, Giant’s Causeway, High Chaparral, and Medaglia D’Oro. The bonuses range from R40k for a Listed Race to R100k for a Gr 1 Race and are designed to reward racing excellence at the highest level. The breakdown is 67% owner, 20% breeder, 12 % trainer and 3% to the horse care units. This new program was well supported this year and I hope it will be further supported going forward. I can assure you I will be looking at ways to make this even more lucrative, but is a positive step in the right direction. Bloodstock South Africa graduates shine in SA’s top races In the 2012/13 season BSA grads were responsible for winning 80% of all Gr 1 and Gr 2 races that were won by horses that were sold on sales. Horse Racing was built on the graded race pattern system and this defines greatness from mediocrity, good horses from great horses and winning the leading Graded races in the country is what all racing purists strive for. We measure ourselves by the performance of our graduates on the racetrack , especially winning black type races and this year has been a

No fewer than 16 Grade One winning mares have offspring entered on the 2014 National Sale, while there are also siblings to such notables and Gr1 winners as All Is Secret (by Jay Peg), Captain’s Lover (by Western Winter), Contador (by Silvano), Ebony Flyer (by Western Winter), Forest Indigo (by Captain Al), Gypsy’s Warning (by Kahal), James Jaguar (by Lateral), Kildonan (by Tiger Ridge), Link Man (by Toreador), Rabiya (by Dynasty), Seventh Rock (by Medaglia D’Oro), Talahatchie (by Trippi), The Apache (by Miesque’s Approval), Val de Ra (by Var), Yorker(by Silvano), Wagner (by Dynasty) and War Horse (by Black Minnaloushe). Exciting times for the National Sale indeed! Please note that we have moved the dates of the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale to Sunday 27th and Monday 28th April. This is to fit in with the Easter Holidays the week before and to allow buyers more time to view during the week. Remember Monday 28th is a Public Holiday. Please make a note of this date change in your diaries. There is a world class day of racing at Champions Day that will help build an electric atmosphere for the leading Yearling Sale in Africa.












A competitively priced product range to meet the spectrum of racehorse insurance needs.





Contact our dedicated Equipagé team: Tel: 087 150 1853 or 083 377 2705 Email: info@equipage.co.za www.equipage.co.za

Underwritten by Hollard An authorised Financial Services Provider RACE HORSE January 2014 30 INTERNATIONAL

An authorised Financial Services Provider




QUEEN’S PLATE 2014 2013

UK’s Glorious Goodwood comes to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate


he eyes of the international horse-racing fraternity will be on Cape Town in January 2014, when England’s revered Glorious Goodwood holds a high-profile race during the 153rd running of South Africa’s most prestigious equestrian event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. The Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Stakes will be the second internationally-recognised race on the card along with the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, the only horserace



in South Africa which grants its winner automatic entry to the Breeders’ Cup, the world’s biggest race-day held annually in the USA. “The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and Glorious Goodwood are the most prestigious and exciting racing events on their respective continents, so this association is well suited to provide the absolute highest standard of race day entertainment,” says Adam Waterworth, Managing Director of Goodwood Racecourse.

2014 will also be the first year in which the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate race-day card will hold 12 races as opposed to 10, complimented by glamour, fashion, entertainment, competitions and hospitality. South Africa’s foremost horse-racing calendar event, with a purse of R1 million, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will hold its 11th running on January 11 2014 at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town. The highly coveted tickets for the LQP are on sale via Computicket.



Hilton Weiner

Hilton Weiner reveals its glamorous Spring / Summer 13/14 collection. The new collection is currently available in Hilton Weiner’s 13 stores nationwide.





Q ueen’s P late 2014

Saturday 11 TH January 2014 kenilworth race course, CAPE TOWN TICKETS AVAILABLE AT COMPUTICKET WWW.LQP.CO.ZA



Ted Baker

Inspired by vintage paintings, Ted’s penchant for print and colour gets bigger, brighter and bolder with the signature 40s Bloom, Oil Painting and Bejewelled Wing prints featuring on delicate knitwear and fullbodied skirts.






Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes Launch presented by Cape Thoroughbred Sales 14 October 2013





By Liesl King / Photos by Johan Blom


CTS Ready To Run Sale Ends the year on a high


eld at the Durbanville Racecourse for the second consecutive year, the CTS Ready To Run Sale on the 22nd of November, ended the year on high for fledgling sales company, Cape Thoroughbred Sales. The aggregate increased by 41.6%, from R25 865 000 at the inaugural sale in 2012 to a staggering R36 635 000, while the average rose by a solid 23% from R170 164 to R209 343. Joey Ramsden’s Goodhope Racing went to R4.5 million to secure Lot 53, a full brother to the talented Red Ray, setting a new South African record, while Mike Azzie, on behalf of Adriaan van Vuuren was the underbidder. Van Vuuren also went to R1.4 million for Lot 120, a very athletic son of Seventh Rock(AUS). Consigned by Avontuur Stud at the CTS Premier Yearling Sale Book One in January, it was a very successful pinhook for the international partnership of Peter Doyle, Kip Elser and Terry



Finley, who had paid R425 000 to secure the colt. Pinhooking is not as popular in South Africa as it is overseas, but the tide may slowly be changing with Brian Finch’s Ditro Bloodstock going to R1.2 million for Lot 143, a bay colt by Western Winter(USA) out of Arctic Circle. Beautifully prepared by Balmoral Stud as agent, the colt had been pinhooked at Bloodstock South Africa’s National Yearling Sale by Stone Hill Farm for a mere R160 000. Another two lots also breached the R1 million mark. Mayfair Speculators had to go to R1 million to secure Lot 84, a full sister to star mare Mother Russia, consigned by Veronica Foulkes’ Normandy Stud and to R1.7 million for the outstanding Judpot(USA) colt Chestnut Chief. Highlands Farm Stud had withdrawn the colt from the CTS Premier Yearling Sale in January, which in hindsight proved to be a very astute decision.

The sale concluded with 175 of the 185 lots on offer sold, a clearance rate of 94.5% and all lots automatically qualify for the 2014 R2 million Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes. This year’s race proved a thrilling affair, with Red Ray and Captain America going head to head in the closing stages, before Captain America prevailed on the line and judging by the quality of horses sold last Friday, next year will be even better. CTS COO Adrian Todd was extremely pleased with the results of the company’s second Ready To Run Sale. “CTS is ecstatic with the Sale’s results, with better than expected increases in both aggregate and average. It is also encouraging that despite the increase in the number of horses entered, the average rose a healthy 23%. The Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes race day was a great success and we hope to create an even bigger and better experience next year!”

The sale concluded with 175 of the 185 lots on offer sold, a clearance rate of 94.5% and all lots automatically qualify for the 2014 R2 million Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes.



The Little Hattery (+27) 21 821 3443, www.thelittlehattery.com


Phoenix Flower

Black Butterfly

Gentlemans Dress Fedora


Silver Sprite Pill Box

St Tropez D’or

Amersham Lady Pimpernel Miss Hepburn



Shoque Macaw















Cup Toasts its 30th Year

By Bunny Hinzman

Outstrip (on outside) wins the Juvenile Turf (GI) over Giovanni Boldini (on rail) - Photo credit Matt Wooley/EquiSport Photos



Under feathery palms, Hollywood stars stride through a camera wielding crowd - a predictable “red-carpet” scenario that draws the California celebrities trackside. However, they are the supporting actors of the show; their appearances secondary to the equine omnipresence dominating the limelight. It was these protagonists – horses, jockeys, trainers, owners - that filled the Breeders’ Cup World Championships’ 30th anniversary with enough drama to produce an epic film. January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Mucho Macho Man (on rail) wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) over Will Take Charge (on outside) and Declaration of War (middle) - Photo credit Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos


he stage was set: an unprecedented eighteen 2012 Breeders’ Cup runners returned for the 2013 edition, nine of them winners of last year’s event. Beholder, Flotilla, Fort Larned, Groupie Doll, Little Mike, Mizdirection, Royal Delta, Trinniberg, and Wise Dan all previously put their stamps on the grand event. This veteran cast was poised to preserve their titles as Breeders’ Cup champions. In Friday’s headliner, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) victress, Beholder, moved up in age and captured victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI).Three more would reclaim their titles in second consecutive victories in their respected races: Wise Dan (Mile [GI]), Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint [GI]), and Mizdirection (Sprint [GI]). The 2013 Breeders’ Cup offered an ideal platform for jockeys to showcase their tenacity and talent. No stranger to success or the spotlight, Hall of Fame jockey, Gary Stevens, captured the two marquis races from the two-day championship event – the Distaff aboard Beholder and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) aboard Mucho Macho Man. However, the highly experienced fifty-year-old rider could not avoid controversy on his mount, She’s a Tiger, in the Juvenile Fillies when she was disqualified to second after bumping the eventual winner during the homestretch run. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith signed his name in history books yet again. He rode Outstrip and London Bridge to strong victories and capped his weekend by winning an unparalleled 20th Breeder’s Cup victory aboard Mizdirection. Despite losses aboard favorites



in the Classic (Game On Dude) and the Distaff (Royal Delta), this weekend added a whole new layer to Mike Smith’s incredible legacy. The 2013 Juvenile Fillies burned ache into the heart of many. On Saturday, jockey John Velazquez was prepared for a contentious assault on Breeders’ Cup victories with eight mounts, which included 2012 Horse of the Year, Wise Dan. The Hall of Fame jockey suffered severe consequences when his Juvenile Fillies mount, Secret Compass, catastrophically broke down. Velazquez was hospitalized for internal bleeding and ultimately had his spleen removed. The tragedy caused ripple effects that would echo throughout race day. Trainers and owners had to scramble for last minute replacement riders in the most important races in their horses’ careers. Trainer Bob Baffert experienced an emotionally charged Breeders’ Cup Saturday. At one moment profoundly distraught at the loss of his trainee, Secret Compass, joy followed six races later when he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) with New Year’s Day. As if scripted for a Hollywood movie, the rollercoaster ride of Breeders’ Cup Saturday concluded on the highest note – a Classic victory for Mucho Macho Man. This endearing, 17.2 hand colt carries an infinite depth of goodwill whenever he runs. He is surrounded by quality representatives of the sport: his trainer, Kathy Ritvo, exemplifies inspirational perseverance, a thriving heart transplant recipient who became the first female trainer to win the

Wise Dan, 2012 Horse of the Year, captures his second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) win - Photo credit Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos

Breeders’ Cup Classic. His owners, Dean and Patti Reeves, are the poster-children for good stewardship of Thoroughbred racing. Mucho Macho Man’s success testifies to the intuitive patience and sound judgment practiced by Ritvo and the Reeves. This trio of horse-trainer-owner have reinvigorated the North American racing fan. In his entire career, the five-year-old Mucho Macho Man had finished in the top three in 18 of his 22 career starts and earned more than $2.5 million. In his final start before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, he got his first career Grade 1 win in the Awesome Again Stakes. Winning by 4 ¼ lengths, Mucho Macho Man overwhelmed this impressive field. Prior to the Awesome Again, Mucho Macho Man finished third in the Whitney Invitational Handicap (GI) behind Cross Traffic and Successful Dan, beaten by 2 ¼ lengths. In 2013, he has had four outings with one win and two thirds. In his lone finish out of the top three, he had been pulled up. In last year’s Classic, Mucho Macho Man finished second-best, beaten by Fort Larned’s nose. Patti Reeves said before his return in this year’s Classic, “Going back this year is like getting to run the Kentucky Derby over again. You never get another chance at the Derby, but with the Breeders’ Cup you do. For us to be able to come back this year and have him win a ‘Win and You’re In’ makes it a lot easier and more exciting.” But he would face a world-class challenger in Declaration of War, who was making his final start before retiring to stud at Coolmore Stud’s Irish division for €40,000. The 4-year-old from Ballydoyle

reached his potential in a year of extraordinary older horses and has proven himself as superior. In his seasonal debut, he won the Heritage Stakes by 2 ½ lengths, and then finished a disappointing fifth to Farhh in theLockinge Stakes (GI). Next time out, he forcefully won the one-mile Queen Anne Stakes (GI). After the Queen Anne, Declaration of War finished a formidable second to Al Kazeem in the Eclipse Stakes (GI) and third to Toronado and Dawn Approach in the Sussex Stakes, both Group 1’s. In Declaration of War’s next start, the Prix Jacques le Marois (GI), he crossed the wire fourth, but displayed superior skills and was arguably the best horse in the race. His final start before the Breeders’ Cup was the International Stakes (GI); a definitive 1 ¼-length win over Trading Leather and Al Kazeem. Mucho Macho Man would also have to defeat one of America’s top three-year-olds, Will Take Charge. The royally-bred chestnut colt showed promise when winning the Rebel Stakes (GII) in March, but finished poorly in each Triple Crown race. The D. Wayne Lukas trainee then placed to Palace Malice in the Jim Dandy Stakes (GII) and realized his potential by winning the Travers Stakes (GI) by a nose over Moreno. He defeated Moreno next time out in the Pennsylvania Derby (GII), victorious by 2 ¼ lengths. To the call of track commentator Trevor Denman, Mucho Macho Man and Declaration of War broke alongside each other and settled not far off the pace as a pair. Jockey Gary Stevens described the break, “He [Mucho Macho Man] left there like a Quarter Horse. I



could have put him on the lead, but he’s so push-button. I just slid my hands back a little bit and he shut it down.” Will Take Charge raced father back in the field – he was ninth when completing the opening half mile.

Beholder wins the Breeders’ Cup Distaff - Photo credit Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos

Mucho Macho Man was the first to advance his position. Around the final turn, Gary Stevens maneuvered the lanky bay into the third path from the rail and took the lead from Fort Larned when passing the 5/16 pole. Though Declaration of War saved ground during most of the race, rider Joseph O’Brien guided his mount towards the outer rail and unsuccessfully attempted to get the colt to switch leads. Declaration of War responded to O’Brien’s desperate ride by gaining ground on the leaders and finishing third to Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge by less than a length. Mucho Macho Man completed the 1 1/4 mile race in 2:00.72. Dean Reeves said after the race, “Kathy and Finn [racing manager Finn Green] have worked all this year to make up that half length. We love this horse. There are a lot of people that get a lot of smiles every day thinking about Mucho Macho Man.” After attaining his first Breeders’ Cup Classic win, Gary Stevens said, “It’s actually the culmination of a career. I had never won a Breeders’ Cup Classic. I’d been so close so many times and I figured it just wasn’t meant to be. We had talked about this in the past five weeks that maybe this was all meant to be because I’m sure enjoying this more than any victory…I thought it was going to happen, but I can’t believe that it did happen. It’s sweet to go all these years and not have won it, and then seven years off and come back with a horse like this for these people.” The Distaff In celebrating the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup, the name of the Ladies’ Classic was reverted back to its original name, the Distaff. The 2013 Distaff lived up to its decades–long tradition. Quantity does not dictate quality, and despite this year’s small field, each individual competitor ranked among the top in their class. While the re-match between Royal Delta and Kentucky Oaks (GI) winner Princess of Sylmar monopolized the conversation, last year’s Juvenile Fillies (GI) victress, Beholder, was also believed to be a clear threat. Out of seven starts this year, Beholder had lost only two races – her seasonal debut in the Santa Ynez Stakes (GII) and the Kentucky Oaks - both strong runner-up performances. Prior to the Oaks, she had won the west coast’s two premier three-year-old races for fillies – the Las Virgenes Stakes (GI) and the Santa Anita Oaks (GI) – by a combined 6 ½ lengths. Following the Kentucky Oaks, she did not race for four months. Beholder’s trainer, Richard Mandella, explained, “She hasn’t had that many races, but it takes a lot of schooling and a lot of work to get her to each race. She has her little idiosyncrasies. I’m probably guilty of spoiling her at some point.” She returned victorious in early September in Del Mar’s Torrey Pines Stakes and won the Zenyatta Stakes (GI) over Authenticity and Joyful Victory later that month. In the Distaff, Beholder broke awkwardly with Gary Stevens aboard. Racing four paths wide into the first turn, she settled gracefully into third behind Authenticity’s quick pace with fractions of 22.78 for the opening quarter and 46.30 for the half mile. After the half mile, Beholder overwhelmed an uncomfortable Royal Delta for second 52


and pursued the lead. As the leading duo came around the final turn, Beholder earned a slight advantage over the pacemaker and was the clear victress into the stretch. She drew away to win by an authoritative 4 1/4 length margin and had a final time of 1:47.77. Stevens, getting his first Breeders’ Cup win since 2000, had confidence in his filly. He stated, “I know we were third favorite going into it, but I felt like it was our race to lose the way she had been training and coming off of her last race.” The Hall of Fame jockey praised Beholder: “She’s just so intelligent. I’ve always said what separates the mediocre horses to the good holders to the great horses is intelligence, and she’s the most intelligent animal that I’ve ever been around. “She listens. She doesn’t always obey, but when she’s in a race, she listens to what I want to do and the lessons that she’s been taught. There was never a bit of panic from her, so there was never a bit of panic from me.” European Entrants Emerge Strong Outstrip’s Juvenile Turf triumph represented the beginning of Europe’s strong showing at the Breeders’ Cup. The European contingent dominated most of the turf races, winning all but the Turf Sprint (GI) and the Mile. It was the third straight year a European contender won the Juvenile Turf, and the second consecutive year they won the Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (GI). Outstrip won at first asking in June but then was second to Toormore in the Vintage Stakes (GII). The Godolphin color bearer rebounded to win the Champagne Stakes (GII) with a 3-length score. He then

Dank (outside) wins the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GI) Photo credit - Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos

finished third in the Dewhurst Stakes (GI) when finishing 2 ¾ lengths behind the exceptional War Command. Godolphin’s racing manager, Simon Crisford, remarked, “I think that his form is very proven, and when he was second at Goodwood it was a tremendous run and he showed a really good turn of foot on that occasion, good acceleration. He was top rated coming into the race today, so anything less than a win we might have been scratching our heads a little bit, although obviously when you travel to California from Newmarket, it’s very different set of circumstances. “But we felt he belonged in the race for certain. We’re probably a favorite chance, and he proved that today. He’s a very good horse. And certainly when he was disappointing in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, we were disappointed too, because we felt that he was better than what we saw that day, and he proved it today. So hopefully he’s a genuine contender for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas (GI).” Crisford also spoke about the stable’s future plans for the colt. His three-year-old campaign would be geared towards Europe’s top one mile contests such as the St James’s Palace Stakes (GI) at Royal Ascot. In the Juvenile Turf, the grey colt went off at 6-1, but came as no surprise since he had been training exceptionally at the venue. His regular jockey Mikael Barzelona had prior commitments and could not ride at the Breeders’ Cup. Consequently, the Godolphin team hired Mike Smith to pilot the grey. Trainer Charlie Appleby said, “Simon and Sheikh Mohammed advised me that we should

perhaps look towards an American jockey. At the moment, especially in my book and opinion, there is no better man than Mike Smith.” Outstrip broke slowly, galloping near last through the opening half mile and gradually advanced. He drifted inward in the stretch but was gaining with title-wave momentum. Coolmore’s top class contender, Giovanni Boldini, raced in fourth through the half mile behind the favorite Bobby’s Kitten’s quick pace and surged up to second upon urging from jockey Ryan Moore. Giovanni Boldini wrestled for the lead coming into the straight and got the advantage at the sixteenth pole. Outstrip rushed up in the final strides and presented the dark bay leader with a formidable challenge. The Coolmore colt fought on willingly but could not hold off his grey Godolphin rival. Outstrip beat him to the wire by ½ length with a time of 1:33.20 for the one mile race. He prevented Giovanni Boldini from providing Coolmore Stud, trainer Aidan O’Brien, and Ryan Moore with their third straight win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (GI) nearly mirrored the results from the Juvenile Turf. The English two-year-old, Chriselliam took the winner’s share of the $1 million purse for her connections. Richard Hughes gave a ride that co-owner and retired top-class jockey Willie Carson described as “bloody marvellous”. Chriselliam raced in eighth as Nesso established the early pace. After the opening ½ mile, she moved up steadily and, into the stretch, she came three paths wide. With just over half a furlong left, she took the lead and won with a final time of 1:33.72 for one mile.The win came in Charlie Hills’ first January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Chriselliam is led into the winner’s enclosure after winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (GI) Photo credit - Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos

full season as a trainer. He described the significance of his filly’s victory, “It’s just the icing on the cake this year. But really, something about being here and it was just the filly, I think. She’s exceptional. She’s got everything you want, really. She travels very well, and she’s so professional, you can put her anywhere you want in the race, and she’s also a very good turn of foot. “It’s not often you can win a Breeders’ Cup by taking a pole halfway down the straight. Just looking forward to getting her home now, and then next year we’ll obviously aim for the Guineas. But just to have a winner out here, it really does mean the world to me.” The Turf The European invaders took the best two placings in two Breeders’ Cup contests on Saturday’s card: Dank and Romantica respectively in the Filly & Mare Turf, and Magician and The Fugue respectively in the Turf (GI). Last time out, Dank had romped stateside in the Beverly D. Stakes (GI) and her works over the hard turf course implied a second straight victory in North America. Having drawn the rail in the Filly & Mare Turf, her rider Ryan Moore was quick to get his filly near the pace. She won the 1 ¼ mile contest in 1:58.73 by ½ length. Magician became the first three-year-old to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf since Conduit in 2008. The Galileo son went quite unheeded in the wagering, as he paid $27 for the win. Magician came into this race as a fresh horse, having not started since mid-June in Royal Ascot’s St. James’s Palace Stakes (GI). There, he finished last of nine 54


behind Dawn Approach. Earlier in the racing season, he had won the Irish 2,000 Guineas (GI) for his Coolmore Stud connections. Despite the light campaign, his 2013 record is rather consistent with three wins out of four races. Although the grass course was extraordinarily hard, many horses came from off the pace to perform well. Magician followed this form – after the break, he and rider Ryan Moore settled second to last through the opening mile off relatively slow fractions. With ½ mile left to run, he advanced a few spots and made a brilliant bid for the lead when Moore brought him three wide into the stretch. The colt angled towards the grandstand and gained with flying strides. Runner-up, The Fugue had also come up from the rear of the field and took a short lead over the three closely-knit leaders. Despite her small advantage, she seemed poised to become the third female horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf – the first since Miss. Alleged in 1991. However, Magician came out of the clouds and beat her to the final post by ½ length. The Fugue was another ½ length ahead of the third-placed Indy Point. Magician finished with a fantastic final time of 2:23.23 for the 1 ½ mile journey. Trainer Aidan O’Brien remarked after the victory, “… what made this horse very different is he was a Classic winner over a mile. So I think it’s testimony to the horse, really, that he was able to win a Classic over a mile and come here and win a mile and a half.”





The Investec Derby By Nicola Hayward

In Britain alone there are at least twelve flat races that have all the attributes for ‘have-to-attend’ status. England is, after all, the home of the thoroughbred where gentlemen have been pitting their horses against one another for centuries. In York, racing began under the Romans and continues today while Doncaster has been hosting races since the sixteenth century and the first recorded race in Newmarket was in 1622. Ascot was identified as a suitable site for racing by Queen Anne in 1711 but by then the Downs at Epsom had been hosting race meetings for 50 years.



The Investec Derby trophy is presented to Ryan Moore, jockey of Ruler of the World, trained by Aidan O’Brian and owned by Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith

In 1778, Edward Smith Stanley, the 12thLord Derby hosted a party at The Oaks where he was staying to attend the Epsom races. An event for fillies over a mile and a half was proposed for the 1779 meeting to be named after Lord Derby’s house. Such was the success of inaugural running of The Oaks that a similar race for colts was suggested. It is said that the name of the race was decided by the toss of a coin –Jockey Club member Sir Charles Banbury saw Lord Derby’s name tied inexorably to the history of The Derby Stakes. But as fate would have it, Banbury’s horse Diomed won the inaugural 1780 event. In the years since, The Derby has become the most prestigious of the English Classics. It is run on the undulating turf of the Epsom track. The distance is 1 mile 4 furlongs and 10yards (2423m) and the 2013 purse was 1.45M GBP. The race is open to three-year-olds, excluding geldings, and fillies get a 3lb weight allowance. Epsom racetrack is left-handed and shaped like an open U. For many it represents the ultimate test of both horse and jockey. The start is away across the in-field from the grandstands at the lowest point of elevation. After leaving the stalls, the field heads straight towards the right running rail and thenback to the left rail to negate the effect of a gentle right-handed dogleg after the start.



They climb some 184 feet towards a left-handed bend at about 7.5furlongs. The course then sweeps leftward towards Tattenham Corner, a tight bend where the ground drops away and the cambre draws the horses outward toward the right running rail. They gallop on down the straight and, a furlong from the finish, the ground rises again. The finish is uphill past the main grandstands. Only an animal that is well-balanced, agile, brave, a little lucky and able to stay has any hope of crossing the line first. For three-year-olds early in their second season, the race represents the toughest test of any worldwide. Little wonder then that FredericoTesio, ‘the wizard of Dormello’ once said, “The thoroughbred exists because its selection has depended, not upon experts, technicians, or zoologists, but on a piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby. If you base your criteria on anything else, you will get something else, not the Thoroughbred.” Why the opinion of a humble Italian horseman should hold any sway lies in the fact that not only did he breed Donatello, El Greco and the eccentric Ribot, but also Nearco, winner of all of 14 starts. Nearco retired to stud in England in 1939 and achieved a level of immortality never equalled. As sire of Nasrullah, Royal Charger and Neartic, Nearco

Ruler of the world (by Galileo and out of the Kingmambo mare Love me True) winner of the 2103 Investec Derby.

created a global dynasty of racing excellence no more evident than in The Derby Stakes itself. Since the French horse Sea Bird II won at Epsom in 1965, there has not been a winner of The Derby where Nearco is not present somewhere in the pedigree of either sire or dam. Modern stallions, especially those that shuttle, cover much larger books than their predecessors. That The Derby has felt the enormous and continued impact of Nearco for almost a half a century is testament to the role that he has played in refining the modern thoroughbred. There are some who suggest that the ‘modern’ 21st century thoroughbred lacks the physical and mental toughness of earlier generations, that it runs fewer races and retires to stud too soon. A look at past Derby winners shows that Spearmint, winner in 1906 in what was then a record time of 2:36.8,only raced 5 times and retired to stud as a three year-old. Gainsborough who won the 1918 edition (run at Newmarket because of the First World War), raced just 9 times at two and three. The 1930 winner Blenheim raced ten times, retiring after his three-year-old season while Hyperion had just thirteen starts and was retired to stand at Lord Derby’s Stanley Stud after

completing his four-year-old campaign. Neither the 1945 winner Dante, Crepello(who won in 1957) nor the mighty Nijinsky (1970) raced more or for longer than Hyperion. And none seem much different to the 21st century winners: some retired early while others, like High Chapparal, North Light, Sir Percy , Workforce and Camelot, trained on into their four year-old seasons. Records show that winning times have quickened in the last fifty years. 2010 winner Workforce, a son of King’s Best, holds the current record of 2:31.33. He took almost a second off the time previously held by 1995 winner Lammtarra. The widest winning margin of 10 lengths was when the illfated Shergar beat Glint of Gold into a distant second. He gave trainer Sir Michael Stoute his first of five wins. This is not a trainers’ record: Robert Robson (1765-1838), John Porter (1838 -1922) and Fed Darling (1884 – 1953) each trained seven winners. More recently, the great Vincent O’Brien sent out his first winner, Larkspur, in 1962, the infamous year where seven horses fell before the sweep into Tattenham corner. He subsequently saddled Sir Ivor (1968), Nijinsky (1970), Roberto (1972), The Minstrel (1977) and Golden Fleece (1982) while



Majesty the Queen meets Rupert Trevelyn MD of Epsom racecourse.

his son David conditioned the 1984 winner Secreto. Aiden O’Brien, no relation but now ‘master of Ballydoyle’ has saddled 4 winners since his maiden victory with Galileo in 2001. In 2012 he and son Joseph wrote another small chapter in the record books by becoming the first winning father-son, jockey/trainer combination when Camelot ruled the Epsom course. As far as jockeys are concerned, the brilliant Lester Piggott won The Derby a record nine times between 1954 (Never Say Die) and his last win in 1983 aboard Teenoso. Frankie Dettori eventually crossed first in 2007 aboard Authorized, having tried to do so on fourteen prior occasions. Only four grey horses have ever won The Derby. Six fillies have won the race, the most recent being Fifinella in 1916. She, like Signorinetta (1908) Blink Bonny(1857) and Eleanor (1801), also won The Oaks in the same few days. Since 2001, Coolmore sire Sadler’s Wells and his sons Monjeu and Galileo have sired no fewer than 8 of the 13 winners. If one bears in mind that the 2009 winner Sea The Stars and Galileo are both out of Urban Sea, then it would be a brave betting man that ignores that fact when looking at possible contenders for the 2014 crown.



As European two-year-olds are put away for the winter there are a number that have already shown form. The early favourite is Australia, a son of Galileo out of Lord Derby’s great mare Ouija Board. There is interest in Geoffrey Chaucer (Montjeu), Ectot (Hurrican Run a son of Montjeu) and Johann Strauss (High Chaparral). Of course Kingston Hill (Mastercraftsman) is unbeaten in three starts and there are others like Zerkash, by Sea The Stars out of Zarkava, who while unraced, could blow the field away since neither of his parents was ever beaten. If you are in England on June 7th in 2014, do not miss the chance to be part of a long and rich history. Go along and see the horses, enjoy the atmosphere and watch the world’s greatest horse race while experiencing the special hospitality of sponsors Investec. Whether you chose to be at the grandstand or among the crowd on the infield, it is something not to be missed. Like tennis at Wimbledon or the Oxford/Cambridge boat race, The Derby Stakes is infinitely special, an event that should top the list of all race lovers’ ‘have-to-attend’ events. You can visit the Epsom website epsomderby.co.uk. It has all the hospitality details.


US$1 000 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale 23 - 24 January 2014




10 15 16 26 34 41 43 125 129 145 147 194

Val et Al Baqueira Giveusakiss Ooh la Var Seattle Rock Sound Cloud Baltia Varvasion Banderos Varumba Galadriel Matchmaker

c f f f c c f f c f f c



Captain Al Western Winter Greys Inn Var Mambo in Seattle Var Var Var Warm White Night Var Horse Chestnut Dynasty

Valeta Viva Viva la Belle Young Sensation Aluvial Avian Talk Baltic Beauty La Normandie Lena Muamba Mysterious Land Sport’s Chestnut

‘Quality not Quantity’ Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm - situated next to the Avontuur Wine Estate at the foot

of the Helderberg Mountains, has always gravitated towards the ‘quality not quantity’ motto. The stud was established in the 1980s by the late Tony Taberer and his dream and passion for breeding top quality thoroughbreds lives on. Avontuur has a superb broodmare band selected from around the World and is continually upgrading, using only the country’s leading stallions.


PO Box 1128, Somerset West 7129 • General Manager: Pippa Mickleburgh Tel: (021) 855 1442 • Mobile: 083 658 4404 • Email: stud@avontuurestate.co.za Web: www.avontuurestate.co.za January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Fairytales and Farewells in the mud By Liesl King

19 October 2013, QIPCO Champions Day, worth ÂŁ3.5 million it is the richest raceday in Britain. There is just one slight problem. With the unpredictable UK weather, scheduling a meeting so late in the year is sure to be a recipe for disaster.

Harris Tweed & Royal diamond duel





Royal Diamond Murtagh


n 2012, Frankel bid his legions of fans farewell at Champions Day, but even the unbeaten superstar battled in the heavy going, producing a workmanlike performance to win the Group 1 Champion Stakes by a modest 1.75 lengths. This year was no different. Heavy autumn rain in the week leading up to the event sees the withdrawal of several of the stars. Yet twelve horses line up in the first, the Group 3 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup over 3200m. Staying races are the ultimate test of stamina, but slogging around the undulations of Ascot Racecourse, when the going is euphemistically described as soft, is not for the faint hearted. Watching the already mud splattered field make their way past the post for the first time, it is clear that the jockeys have opted for a steady pace in the heavy going. Turning for home, the battle hardened Harris Tweed(GB) determinedly clings to the lead. Sadly, he is one of those horses who somehow always seem to find one better on the day and Champions Day is no different. For out of the pack comes Royal Diamond(IRE). Trained and ridden by charismatic Irishman Johnny Murtagh, the gelding slowly cuts into Harris Tweed’s lead as the line is looming. Up in the grandstand, owner Andrew Tinkler does not hold out much hope for Royal Diamond until one of his guests suddenly shouts: “He’s coming, he’s coming!” Charging at the line, Murtagh and Royal



Diamond time it to perfection, denying Harris Tweed by a nose. Having trained his first ever Ascot winner, Murtagh, who was leading jockey at Royal Ascot a couple of months ago, is practically doing cartwheels on Royal Diamond’s back as he returns to the winner’s enclosure. At the press conference, the normally garrulous Murtagh is momentarily stuck for words, before calling it the best day of his life and paying tribute to a gallant Royal Diamond. “It has been an amazing year for me – I really don’t know what to say. He has been a brilliant horse from day one. He is all heart and guts and I knew I’d won as soon as we reached the line.” The third race of the day is the Group 1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes over 2400m, with Mike de Kock’s star mare Igugu in the lineup. The mare looks a picture in the parade ring and after a good second in a Listed race at Newmarket first up, her fans are hoping that she can go one better. With Pat Cosgrave in the saddle, Igugu jumps on terms but uncharacteristically she is unsettled early on, looking around and with her mind clearly not on racing. A gutsy Igugu manages to stay with the leaders until the last

Seal Of Approval leads the field



Igugu - Champions Day

SFR returns to fight another day

200m where she simply runs out of steam in the heavy going. Up front though it is the bay filly, Seal Of Approval, who is simply scorching down the wet track. With only a Listed victory behind her name, the slight filly has become known not for her racing prowess, but for a recent crashing fall in a Group 2 at Doncaster, where her jockey Hayley Turner was lucky to escape with a chipped pelvis and three fractures to her back. Few thought that she had any chance in the starstudded field that included the likes of Prix de L’Opera winner Dalkala(USA) and the Oaks winner Talent. Yet owner breeder, Tim Vestey, who runs four mares at home, never lost faith in the filly. Offered at the 2010 Tattersalls Yearling Sale, Seal Of Approval did not receive a single bid, forcing Vestey to take her home. Consigned into the care of trainer James Fanshawe, Seal Of Approval blossomed, but even Fanshawe could not quite believe his eyes when she came cruising home in splendid solitude to win by four lengths. “You would never have picked her as a yearling, but she is a great mover and George Baker gave her a great ride. He filled her with confidence especially after her bad fall at Doncaster and this is a great reward for all his hard work.” Baker, who picked up the ride after Turner’s injury, recorded his first Group 1 victory and could not contain his delight. “I have been waiting for such a long time to win a Group 1! I am 31 years of age and I certainly hope I don’t have to wait that long to win the next one”, he quipped. 66


Back at the unsaddling paddock, De Kock confirms that the time has come for Igugu to take up her role as a broodmare. “I think it’s just not fair on her to continue. She has done us proud and I think it’s time to do what is right for her.” De Kock has been cautious all week about Soft Falling Rain’s ability to handle the going and the South African supporters are not holding out for victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Soft Falling Rain prances into the parade ring, but on the canter down, the colt flounders in the heavy going. Barely 400 m into the race, is it clear that Soft Falling Rain is very uncomfortable and the bewildered colt, with his feet sticking in the mud, simply gives up. While Hanagan wisely allows Soft Falling Rain to coast home, trailing in 33 lengths behind the winner, De Kock is philosophical in defeat. “The track was very heavy and our horses just haven’t experienced anything like this. This is what racing is all about. It’s not the end of the world and we’ll put this behind us, plan ahead and do our best.” For some, QIPCO Champions Day was a day of fairytales, a day never to be forgotten. For others it was a gallant farewell after a glittering career. And for the rest? For the rest the mud and the aching muscles will soon be forgotten as they live to fight another day.



By Lindsay Hunter

Ramsey Farm

Breaking the Barriers Ken Ramsey wasn’t setting out to build an empire- he had already accomplished that, building a fortune in the cellular phone business, radio and the stock market. 68





n 2013, horses carrying the Ramsey Farm flashy red and white silks with a signature ‘R’ were frequently in the winner’s circle, with leading owner awards at Keeneland in Lexington, KY, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY and Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Both Ken and Sarah hail from Artemus, a small town in Eastern Kentucky, pop. 590. Graduating from the University of Kentucky, Ken, went into the trucking business and then into real estate. As the market began to change, Ramsey began to buy cellular telephone network franchises ,and developing a successful empire, which he sold out in 1994 for an estimated $39 million. The sale of the company allowed for the purchase of Almahurst Farm, in 1994, and the acquisition of the property , renamed Ramsey Farm, was soon followed by a string of successful racing accomplishments which was unusual in newcomers to the sport. Ken ,with his leading lady, Sarah, who have been married for 55 years, purchased the prime horse farmland property on the south side of Lexington, a historic Standardbred and Thoroughbred nursery , birthplace of 1918 Derby winner, Exterminator, and legendary Standardbred trotter, Greyhound, and a leading breeding operation for over a 100 years. Ken got into racing in 1969, claiming a gelding named Red Redeemer for $1500 at the now closed Miles Park in Louisville. The horse never started for Ken, who at one time held a trainers license, and used to be a hot walker, due to an eye problem.



Fast forward to August, 2013, when in the space of one short hour, 3 sons of Ramsey Farms’ Kitten’s Joy, won separate Grade 1 Stakes – Real Solution won the Arlington Million at Arlington when The Apache was disqualified on a technicality, Big Blue Kitten won the Sword Dancer at Saratoga, and Admirals Kitten won the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3 year olds at Saratoga. Ramsey Farms Leading Sire , Kitten’s Joy, with progeny earnings of over $10,159,891 at the time of this writing, was bred on the farm. By El Prado and out of the mare Kitten’s First, he was offered for sale as a yearling in Florida, but did not meet his reserve, and the Ramseys brought him home to train. In training with Dale Romans, Jerry Bailey rode him to a win in the Tropical Park Derby and came back in the Palm Beach Derby with another. Ken asked Jerry Bailey, who was galloping Kitten’s Joy, if there was a chance of converting him over to the dirt, thinking he might have a Derby contender. Jerry advised him that in his opinion the horse would be better as a grass horse. In 2004, three of the farms homebreds ran in the Breeders Cup, with Kitten’s Joy finishing second in the Turf and Roses in May ran second in the Classic. Roses in May went on to win the 2005 Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, making the Ramseys North America’s Leading Owners by Earnings. In 2006 they won the Kentucky Thoroughbred Media award for owning the most winners at Kentucky tracks in a calendar year., marking their seventh KTM honor. They have also been leading owners at Gulfstream, Keeneland, Churchill Downs and Turfway Park.

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s farm is bordered by four well traveled roads in Jessamine County, just slightly south of Lexington, on land formerly known as Almahurst Farm, which in its heyday spanned 3335 acres, and was the largest combination Thoroughbred and Standardbred farm in the world. The Knight family had settled on the land, and for his service in the Revolutionary War, James Knight (1750 - 1831) was granted the deed to the land in 1778 by Gov Patrick Henry and it remained as a premier horse breeding nursery through five generations of Knights. The farm was established before and is older than the City of Lexington (1779) the State of Kentucky (1792) and The Constitution (1789). Exterminator, foaled on the farm in 1915, won the Kentucky Derby in 1918, earning $252,000 in 100 starts, was voted the greatest ‘cup ‘ horse in American history. Horses racing under the Knight family name were respected all over, and the farm became synonymous with quality bloodstock. Claude, foaled in 1900, perhaps Mr. Henry Knight’s favorite Thoroughbred, raced coast to coast, starting 108 times, winning 32 of those races. Crowds would turn out to see “Old Bones “ run. In 1935 Mr. Henry H. Knight, fifth generation, named the farm “Almahurst “ for his wife, Alma Horine (married in 1914 ) and added land, constructed new barns and rebuilt fencing. Everything was painted in light cream, trimmed in red, with green

roofs. The World Champion trotter, Greyhound, out of the grey mare, Elizabeth by Peter the Great, who was taken to Calumet Farm to be bred to Guy Abbey, was foaled in 1932, raised and broken at Almahurst. Purchased as a yearling for $900, he held 15 World Trotting Records, and as a 4 year old trotted a mile in a then unbelievably fast 1.57 ¼. He also made history trotting the fastest mile under saddle at the historic Red Mile in Lexington, with Francis Dodge van Lennep, who had never ridden him before, in the irons. Other great Standardbreds raised by Almahurst were Peter Volo (Greyhounds’ half brother) who founded a great trotting family, and Nervolo Belle. In 1950, all of the Standardbred breeding stock was purchased by Castleton Farm, of Francis Dodge van Lennep. In 1963 Almahurst was purchased by P.J. Baugh, who continued to breed exceptional horses, primarily Standardbreds, and as I recall, stood as many as eight stallions, under the watchful management of Albert Adams, but when the focus on Standardbreds shifted to the Northeast, in the late 80’s, many of the premier Kentucky Standardbred stallions were sent to stand in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1994, the farm was sold to the Ramseys who had sold their cell phone network franchises for a reported $39 million. Mr. Baugh moved across the road to the former Copeland Farm of Dreabon Copeland, taking the name with him. Kitten’s Joy’s dam is Kitten’s First, who broke a hip in her second career start, the Junior Championship at Monmouth in 1993. Ken arrived back at the barn as the vet was recommending she be put down, and they agreed to give her a chance to recover. January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


As a broodmare, Kitten’s First had problems delivering live foals because the broken hip partially obstructed her birth canal. Ramsey was told to give up on her as a dam, but wouldn’t. Kitten’s Joy was delivered by caesarean section, a rarity for a thoroughbred, and thankfully, it was successful. Ramsey raced Kitten’s Joy and he earned over $2 million racing in the red and white silks, as well as an Eclipse Award, and decided to stand him on the home farm at stud. When Kitten’s Joy was offered for breeding in 2006, he was not a popular choice, with the focus in North America being primarily on dirt racing. Of the 143 mares bred in his first season, 141 were owned under the Ramsey banner. His dam, Kitten’s First, named for Mrs Ramsey whose nickname is ‘Kitten“, is also the dam of Precious Kitten and Stakes winner, Justenuffheart, dam of champion and 2006 Breeders Cup Juvenile Filly winner, Dreaming of Anna. Despite conventional wisdom that long-distance turf horses can’t make it in the U.S. as sires, Kitten’s Joy has turned out to be one of the great stallions in the world and a goldmine for his 77-year-old owner. Ramsey Farm horses are trained by Mike Maker, Todd Pletcher , Chad Brown, Ronny Werner, Wayne Catalano, Wesley Ward and Tom Voss. Sadly, Sarah Ramsey suffered a debilitating stroke in 2007 and can 72


no longer lead their G1 winners to the Winner’s Circle, but remains actively interested in all that’s going on, while it’s Ken’s fervent hope that with excellent care she can be restored to good health. Current Kitten’s Joys carrying the torch for Ramsey Farm are Bobbys Kitten, named in the Future Derby Pool for 2014, Stephanie’s Kitten, Deanallens Kitten, Kitten’s Lady, Csaba, Admirals Kitten, Amen Kitten, Fear the Kitten, Redwood Kitten, Deans Kitten, Derby Kitten, Kitten Kaboodle and Granny Mc’s Kitten, along with other Ramsey bred runners Awesome Flower (Flower Alley) Starsilhouette (Orientate), Kingsford Drive (Pulpit). Mark Partridge, long time manager of Ramsey Farm, is instrumental in advising on all decisions regarding the farm operations and consequently , is largely responsible for their success. Jeff and Kelly Ramsey, sons of Ken and Sarah, are also heavily involved in the family business. A visit to the farm is always a treat, driving the winding farm roads between the cream and red trimmed barns, visiting Kitten’s Joy in his spacious paddocks close to Kitten’s Spa, a treadmill and water spa, foals gamboling in the pastures along Harrodsburg Road, and groups of yearlings raised in big open fields, racing each other and grazing the lush Bluegrass that has nurtured champions on the farm for well over a 100 years.




outh Africa’s most celebrated outdoor social event, the J&B™ Met, takes place at the Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday 1st February. The more things change, the more they stay the same. This old adage is particularly true when it comes to the J&B Met. First held in 1803 by horsemen of the Cape Garrison, who would dress in their finest military garb on their majestic horses and race on the fields of the Green Point Common, in order to impress a large crowd of young women who were dressed to attract! Not much has changed. Fast forward 211 years and the J&B Met is still the major social event on the South African summer calendar. Cape Town will be transformed into a party zone when the fun-loving and fashion conscious descend on the Mother City for a weekend to remember. Made to Conquer The J&B™ Met celebrates its 37th anniversary with the theme ‘Made to Conquer.’ The theme celebrates those with the courage and determination to never give up in the face of any obstacle, an attitude that is found in the spirit of J&B™, a spirit that inspires us to go and show the world what we’re made of because we are all, 74


‘Made to Conquer.’ Prepare for a remarkable afternoon as sixteen majestic thoroughbreds race 2000 meters to claim a stake of R 2.5 million in Mzansi’s most prestigious and oldest horse race. Add to this the most inspired fashion and captivating garments worn by celebrities, fashionistas and guests, all mixing and mingling in and around the spectacular J&B™ Lifestyle Village, and you have the makings of an unforgettable day at the races. This year, you are called on to ‘Dress Victorious.’ Take your lead from J&B™’s vibrant, irrepressible spirit and interpret the theme your way. J&B™ Lifestyle Village powered by 5FM Building on last year’s success of the J&B™ Lifestyle Village, South Africa’s hippest young movers and shakers will congregate in the village with South Africa’s top TV stars and fashion icons. For only R495-00, the J&B™ Lifestyle Village Pass gives you exclusive access to stylish outdoor lounge seating, premium bar and food vendors, live performances, beauty treatments and an unsurpassed opportunity to mix and mingle with South Africa’s top personalities -

as well as reserved parking, racecourse entry, and a ticket to the 5FM Official After-party at the J&B™ Met After-party. A key feature of The Lifestyle Village is the entertainment stage which will feature performances from 11am right through to midnight, the end of the official after-party. “The J&B™ Lifestyle Village will showcase top class entertainment with the country’s favourite DJs and entertainers, all mixed together with the exciting racing action. We are thrilled to be able to create this exclusive venue and we are looking forward to hosting all who believe they are Made to Conquer”, said Bhelekazi Ntshangase, Brand Manager of J&B™ South Africa. High Flyer Packages In an endeavor to enable more Gauteng residents to travel to the Mother City for the J&B™ Met, SAA Holidays has once again created J&B™ Met High Flyer travel packages together with Protea Hotels. These J&B™ Met Special packages include round-trip airfare on South African Airways, Avis Car Rental, 2-Nights’ accommodation

at a Protea Hotel, and meals as specified, as well as a VIP pass to the J&B™ Lifestyle Village, which includes all-day entertainment, VIP treatment and a ticket to the Official After-party. Packages start at R4 253 per person and are available on www. saaholidays.com or info@saaholidays.com Tickets Conquer the J&B™ 2014 Met in style with one of the various forms of entry tickets available through Computicket. General Entry tickets for the J&B™ Met cost R195. J&B™ Lifestyle Village powered by 5FM tickets cost R495 inclusive of a General Entry and a ticket to the Official 5FM After Party. The Jet Lounge, which acts as the VIP area for the J&B™ Lifestyle Village costs R1 000 ex VAT per person. This includes the cost of General Entry, access to the J&B™ Lifestyle Village and a ticket to the Official 5FM Afterparty. Keep a look out for J&B™ Met fashion specials at selected fashion boutiques in the major centres. Visit www.jbmet.co.za for more information or follow @OfficialJBMet on Twitter for regular updates. January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


The J&B Met, held on the 1st of February, is considered to be one of the big three races on the horse racing calendar in South Africa. This is the largest outdoor event of its kind in Cape Town.

Kenilworth Racecourse


‘Whoever said money cannot buy happiness did not know where to buy a horse!’ -unknown

ndoubtedly, if you ask anybody in Cape Town to tell you anything about Kenilworth Racecourse, the answer will more than likely be something about the J&B Met and this will be delivered with an air of excitement and longing. Despite the fact that Cape Town is not made up of a large race-going public, come February there is something in the air: anybody and everybody wants to be at Kenilworth. If you happen to be one of the lucky few that make up the 50 000 people who attend the J&B Met, you will be treated to one of life’s true celebrations of excess. It can only be described as a carnival cauldron of sensual overloads - fashion, food, famous people, bets and powerful elegant beasts of the finest quality the world can produce. The J&B Met has been highly successful and has put Kenilworth Racecourse and Cape Town on the map as one of the big three races on the South African racing calendar but there is a story to be told that goes back before anyone at the Cape was even interested in horse racing. Horses are not indigenous to the Cape or Southern Africa. In fact, the only horses to be found in Africa were in North Africa and along the edges of the Sahara. When the Dutch finally settled at the Cape in 1652, they had to bring their own horses. Jan van Riebeek did not bring them out from Europe but obtained them from Java in the Far East, which was a Dutch settlement. These little horses were known as Timor Ponies. They were strong, hardy and durable little horses and, later on in history, became the heavily relied upon remount during the Boer War. Today these little Timor Ponies’ blood line, live on as a distinctive breed but go under another name, the well known Basuto Pony of the Kingdom of Lesotho. After forty years, there was some infusion of Persian stallions, some stallions from South America and some English thoroughbreds. This was probably done to get a bit of size into the breed. The Dutch at the Cape were never interested in horse racing but were rather looking for a good working horse for riding, especially for their commando units and for pulling carts. As these horses evolved at the Cape, they acquired the name “Capers”.



These Capers became the foundation for horse racing in the Cape. Even though they lacked height, they made up for this with endurance and sheer gutsiness. They were such a good little breed that Australia acquired a number in 1788, which made up their foundation breeding stock. By the second half of the 1800s, they were exported to India for racing where they did extremely well and they also worked as military remounts. Later on, they found their way into Mauritius and the garrison on the island of Saint Helena. For a time, Capers were the chief export of the Cape. As more cross breeding between thoroughbreds and Capers occurred, other horses were imported and the Capers were decimated during the Boer War. There were some in the Cape, and later up country, who decided to protect the different lines that had evolved over time so that even today there are societies that protect these original breeds such as the Boerperde, Nooitgedacht, Basuto Pony and Vlamperd. When the British Arrived When the British arrived and took over the Cape from the Dutch in 1795, horse racing arrived in the Cape. The need for a good horse race, which was so foreign to the Dutch, was first driven by the British military. By 1797, the first informal organised race took place on a wind-swept fl at piece of land at Green Point Common just outside the little town. These races evolved over the years to rival the present day J&B Met; they were considered the ‘not to be missed’ social events at the Cape. When compared to the J&B Met and the level of festivities reached, the numbers of people attending these races were understandably fewer, as it is doubtful that Cape Town had 50 000 people in total at that time. The festivities, dinners, events, theatre and races took place over four days both in Spring and Autumn. The whole of Cape Town would make its way to Green Point Common in anything that had wheels. Dressed for the occasion with picnic baskets and a carnival atmosphere, money was made and lost by informal bets as there was no official betting system and, where bets were made, they were always sealed with the magic word “Done”. When it came to the horse and rider, the horses were mainly Capers

A view of the old stand at Kenilworth Racecourse in the late 19th century.

Capers were the first horses to be raced in South Africa.

Top fashion designers compete off the track and stallions and fillies, of the human kind, try to outdo each other in the dressing up stakes

and some imports from the military with a few private more thoroughbreds were introduced . The jockeys were mainly local people of Hottentot descent, mixed racial origin and a few British officers. The choice of local Hottentots was easy as they were a small people, light but very strong and fearless.(Sadly, the South African Jockey Club banned non-whites except grooms in 1920. This ban was lifted in the ‘New South Africa’.) 1802: a club is born At the Africa Club House, overlooking Adderley Street in Cape Town, the African Turf Club was established to give structure to the fledgling horse racing industry. Sadly for horse racing ,as a result

of political changes in Europe, the British left the Cape, returning it to the Batavian Government in 1803. Horse racing ceased to exist without the British as the driving force behind their horse racing obsession. The return of the British in 1810, saw the return of horse racing. The next few years saw Tumbler become a champion on the same level as Politician and Power Pocket today. He went on to India to win numerous races against top blue blood British imports. Twelve years after the start of the Club, clear cut rules, control mechanisms and discipline procedures were established. These January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


The starter will warn the jockeys that the last two horses are loaded, which indicates the final seconds before the race’s start. The starter will shout “heads up” and release the magnetically closed gates, allowing the horses to go on their way.

documents were signed by the Governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset. Father of Horse Racing Lord Charles Somerset was completely obsessed with horse racing and, under his tenure at the Cape (1814-1826), horse racing more than flourished. He encouraged all the rich families at the Cape to breed thoroughbreds and partake in his passionate pastime to the point that old established Dutch families’ names appear in the horse racing records. This zeal nearly got him into trouble with the English authorities in 1815. Their concern was more focused on the gambling side of racing and the moral decay that might follow. He also started a government stud, importing a large number of thoroughbreds. He was also the force behind the spread of racing throughout the colony. Racing moves to Kenilworth and beyond By 1863, in Cape Town, races were run at Green Point Common and Kenilworth simultaneously. The Kenilworth races were not held at the present Kenilworth racecourse as the land was only granted in 1882. By1893, races at Green Point ceased to be run. All the well known races, such as the Queen’s plate, which started in 1863, moved over to the new venue and they are still run today. The cannon that was used to start the races on the Common can still be seen at the entrance of ‘A’ Block and the tradition passed on from the Green Point days of the “all clear” orange flag to proclaim no cattle, dogs, or people are on the track, is still used. Going back to 1825, racing had spread to ten colony venues. The winds of change had started, which meant Cape Town, up until then the home of horse racing, had to share this much loved pastime and later lose the title of ‘the centre of racing’. This change was out of their control as history played the leading role. Firstly, there was a large influx of English immigrants to Port Elizabeth starting with the 1820 settlers. Natal also saw an explosion of English settlers and, as in the beginning of Cape Town’s racing history, where the



British go, so does horse racing. Another factor was the discovery of the Karoo, mainly Colesburg, Middelburg and Craddock as some of the best horse breeding locations in the world. Horses were still bred in Cape Town but now had to compete against other areas in South Africa. The discovery of diamonds (1871) and two years later, gold, which changed the course of South African history, saw the Randlords earning obscene amounts of money of which a vast fortune was ploughed into horse racing and breeding. This had a three-fold effect, the first being that Johannesburg became the new centre of racing, South Africans were now racing their horses internationally and professionals in the racing industry started working in South Africa. Back at Kenilworth, they were still holding their own, since the first race in 1882, which was run under firm control, the Metropolitian, was run a year later. This race was run with mixed fortunes over various distances up to five times a year and, over the years, gained in status. Since 1883, milestones popped up that influenced the fortunes and directions of Kenilworth. One of them that put Kenilworth on the historical map had nothing to do with horse racing at all. In 1911, something strange happened at Kenilworth Racecourse. Racegoers, up to this stage, had been used to horses flying past them on the home straight but no one had any idea that a man in a strange machine would literally fly down the straight, take off and land 13km away in Muizenberg. This strange occurrence has gone down in history as the first airmail flight in South Africa. On 27 December at 19:15, Evelyn Driver in his Blériot monoplane flew from Kenilworth Racecourse to Oldham’s Field on the edge of Zandvlei in Muizenberg to deliver a total of 2 597 specially made postcards which he carried in a mailbag fastened to the back of his seat. On landing at Muizenberg, the Postmaster at the time, PJ Hutchings, gave Evelyn return post, whereafter he took off and flew back to Kenilworth Racecourse. The aircraft landed at 20:10. The entire flight lasted a total of seven and a half minutes.

and not as a handicap. Also, the introduction of

WESTERN CAPE RACING CALENDER 2013/2014 The end of the Anglo-Boer War and the beginning of the Union saw an upsurge in the popularity of horse racing. The Second World War saw all races move to Milnerton Racecourse as the military took charge of Kenilworth. In 1955, this happened again during the building of the main stands at Kenilworth. One milestone, in 1973, was the decision to run the Metropolitan as a conditions race (weight-for-age plus penalties) and not as a handicap. This was well received by the racing fraternity. Also, the introduction of several races for fillies was also pleasing to the breeders. By the 1970s, it was noted that there was a decline in numbers attending race day. Times had changed and the public had got used to the professional entertainment era where a sport or exhibition was no longer enough as an absolute draw card. This was the time, in 1978, when J&B stepped in and made horse racing sexy for the general public. This piece of marketing brilliance cemented the J&B Met at Kenilworth as one of Cape Town’s and the country’s top annual events. African Horse Sickness In the early days, when horses were exported from South Africa, the long sea voyage acted as a quarantine period against African Horse Sickness but today, where a horse can be sent abroad in hours, a mechanism had to be put in place to safeguard the horses from exposure to disease in other countries and to stop unfair alienation of South African horses racing overseas. This resulted in the Kenilworth Quarantine Station, built in 1997. It is the best of its kind in the world and fulfils this need. In the new era The biggest plus, in 1994, saw the opening up of all facets of the racing industry to all race groups and this could only be positive for horse racing. (The fruits of this change saw Yogas Govender, the first non white trainer win the J&B Met in 2013 with his horse Martial Eagle.) One of the downsides, which was bigger than most people think, was the opening up of gambling to other industries such as casinos. Up until the ‘New South Africa’, this was only the domain of horse racing. The horse racing industry rose to the occasion and formed the PGE, a joint initiative between Phumelela Gaming and Gold Circle, the bodies that control racing fixtures in South Africa. With about 440 meetings a year, broadcasting rights (beamed into 20 countries), information rights, Telly Track and a tote system that spans 13 countries, horse racing looks healthy and up to the challenge. A day at the races There are hundreds of people involved in making Kenilworth Racecourse a great experience for the racing public but it should be agreed that the two main players on the day are the jockey and horse. It is interesting to know what they do or have to go through on race day. The horse and jockey will follow set down checks and balances to make the race safe and fair for the betting public. First of all, the horses will arrive and will be taken to the stables. These stables are found behind the saddling boxes next to the Parade Ring. The stables are off limits to the general public and can only be accessed by the trainers, their assistants, the grooms, vet, the farrier and Jockey Club officials. Final checks are made to see the horse is in good condition to run and the farrier



27 Sat

Final Fling Stakes



10 Sat

Champagne Stakes


07 Sat

Sophomore Sprint


21 Sat

Settlers Trophy



Durbanville as much a part of jockey are.Kenilworth Every 03 Sun Carriersa Championship Kenilworth NOVEMBER ownerChoice who enters race, enters under his or 09 Sat Betting Worldregistered Merchants colours. Stakes All horses Kenilworth her own unique 16 Sat Greento Point Stakes belonging a particular owner will beKenilworth raced in 23 Sat Selangor Cup the same colours. Kenilworth At oneAvontuur stage, all wereGuineas made out ofKenilworth silk but 07 Sat Estcolours Cape Fillies DECEMBER this has changed due to modern fabric technology 14 Sat Calulo Premier Trophy Kenilworth but theCPYS name ‘silks’ has stuck. 21 Sat Guineas Kenilworth The idea of racing and 28 Sat Diadem Stakesunder a specific design Kenilworth colourPeninsula goes back to Roman times with chariot 04 Sat Handicap Kenilworth JANUARY races and, at a later date, during medieval times 11 Sat L’Ormarins Queens Plate Kenilworth when Gknights wore bright, colours. 18 Sat Beck Memorial Sceptredistinctive Stakes Kenilworth Silk colours in horse racing were first mentioned 25 Sat Betting World Kenilworth in 1515 when Henry VIII occupied the English Cape Flying Championship throne. InMet 1762, the English Jockey Club 01 Sat J&B Kenilworth FEBRUARY formalised the rules for colours. Typically, silks 22 Sat Lektron Prix du Cap Kenilworth are created with squares, lines, circles and stars of contrasting colors with a maximum of four colors per silk. For more information midweek Queen Elizabethabout II of England is racing the only owner please contact: (021) permitted to have gold 700 braid1600 on her silks and cap. OCTOBER

05 Sat Matchem Stakesare Today,Kuda ‘silks’ or ‘colours’


26 Sat Elusive Fort Cape Classic horse racing as the horse and

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area (KRCA)

WESTERN CAPE “No other single urban, natural vegetation RACING CALENDER remnant on our planet comes close in terms of sheer plant species numbers, relative to a 2013/2014

The main stands at Ke

breeders. By the 1970s, attending race day. Time the professional enterta longer enough a back of his seat. as Onan land when J&B stepped in an PJ Hutchings, gave Evely This to piece of marketing back Kenilworth Race one of Cape Town’s flas ight lasted a total of sea

The end of the Anglo-Bo 6 upsurge in the popularit all races move to Milner Kenilworth. In 1955, thi main stands at Kenilwort run the Metropolitan as a and not as a handicap. T Also, the introduction of 5

physical area”


27 Sat


10 Sat


07 Sat


05 Sat

21 Sat Erica verticillata 26 Sat NOVEMBER

03 Sun 09 Sat 16 Sat

Micro frog DECEMBER

23 Sat 07 Sat 14 Sat 21 Sat 28 Sat


04 Sat 11 Sat 18 Sat 25 Sat

Southern Double01 Sat FEBRUARY collared Sunbird 22 Sat

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area area of 52 ha situated in the Kenilworth centre ofStakes the Kenilworth Racecourse. This Champagne Kenilworth area is regarded as the best example of Sand Sophomore Sprint Kenilworth Fynbos remaining in the Cape Peninsula. Settlers Trophy Durbanville In Matchem 2006, Gold Circle, City of Cape Town Kuda Stakes Durbanville Nature Conservation and CapeKenilworth Nature Elusive Fort Cape Classic Conservation agreed to collaborate in Choice Carriers Championship Kenilworth preserving this oneStakes of a kind area. Betting World Merchants Kenilworth This area hosts 310 plant species, of which Green Point Stakes Kenilworth 34 areCup threatened and one is endemic, Selangor Kenilworth 11 amphibians, including Avontuur Est Cape Fillies Guineas the critically Kenilworth endangered Micro Frog and Cape Platanna. Calulo Premier Trophy Kenilworth This area also supports a healthy reptile, CPYS Guineas Kenilworth bird Stakes and small mammal community. Diadem Kenilworth Friends of KRCA give everyoneKenilworth an Peninsula Handicap opportunity become involvedKenilworth with this L’Ormarins QueenstoPlate area.Memorial Join FKRCA e-mail updates and G Beck Sceptre for Stakes Kenilworth get involved with other hands-on activities Betting World Kenilworth including walks and talks. For more Cape Flying Championship visit their interesting website J&Binformation, Met Kenilworth at www.krca.co.za Lektron Prix du Cap Kenilworth (KRCA) is an Final Fling Stakes

The Parade Ring is wh last chance to see the c and rider before makin

Kenilworth Quarantine S The main stands the world and fulfiat ls Ken this

breeders. By theera 1970s, it In the new attending race day.inTime The biggest plus, 199 the professional entertai industry to all race gro longer as an racing.enough (The fruits of ab th when stepped whiteJ&B trainer win in theand J& This marketing Onepiece of theofdownsides, as one of Cape Town’s a

Summer of Champions


For more information about midweek racing please contact: (021) 700 1600

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area (KRCA)


Jan 11 Sat

FEATURE RACE L’Ormarins Queens Plate (Grade 1) Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes (Grade 1)

“No other single urban, natural vegetation CONTACT VENUE PRICE

remnant on our planet comes close in terms of sheer plant species4. numbers, relative to a 700 1600 Mandy/Clinton 2. (021) R600pp 4. (021) 797 6037 Cash Bar physical area” 5. (021) 762 3094

1. 1st floor RA Paddock Room (invited guests only), 2. Peninsula Room, 3. Kenilworth Room invited guests only, 4. Somerset Room, 5. Pocket Power (RA Members)

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area

Jan 18 Sat

Jan 25 Sat

Feb 01 Sat

Feb 15 Sat Feb 22 Sat

1792 The first 1797(KRCA) The firstis an area 1814 of in thethe 1863 Races were 1882 The of 52Governor ha situated 1. The Paddock Room (RA Members), 2. R200pp centre of the Kenilworth Racecourse. Sceptre Stakes thoroughbred (Grade 2) 2. Somerset Room, garrison races Cape, Lord Charles This 1.2. (021) run762in3094the area of course is Cash Bar (021) 797 6037 3. Pocket Power Room for the Public is regarded Somerset, as the best example stepped ashore underarea British a horse of Sand Kenilworth but not at today’s Fynboswere remaining in the Cape Erica verticillata at the Cape. 1. The Paddock occupation enthusiast, is Peninsula. regarded 1. (021) at 762 the3094Kenilworth Kenilwort Room (RA Members), Betting World Cape Flying R200pp 2. Somerset In Room, 2006, Gold Circle,2.Cash Cape Town Championships (Grade 1) 797 6037 held Green as theCity fiBarrstofdriving force 2. (021) Racecourse. Racecours 3. Pocket Powerat Room for the Public Nature Conservation and Cape Nature Point Conservation Common agreed behind horse racing and The Parade Ring is whe to collaborate in 1. The Paddock Room (RA Members), 1. (021) 762 3094 J&B Met (Grade 1) 2. Peninsula Room, 2. R2,500ppin South Africa. 2. (021) 700 1600 Mandy/Clinton breeding preserving this one ofR1,400pp a kind area. last chance to see the co Investec Cape Derby (Grade 1) 3. Somerset Room, 3. 3. (021) 700 1600 Mandy/Clinton Klawervlei Majorica Stakes (Grade 1) 4. Protea/Disa Room, R1,200pp 4. (021) 700 1600 Mandy/Clinton This area hosts 310 4.plant species, of which and rider before making 5. Pocket Power Room Bookings essential 5. (021) 700 1600 Mandy/Clinton

34 are threatened and one is endemic, R200pp (021) 797 6037 11 amphibians, including the critically Kenilworth Quarantine S endangered Micro Frog and Cape Platanna. Lektron Chairman’s Cup (Grade 3) Somerset Room R200pp (021) 797 6037 Cape Town Prawn Festival the world and fulfils this This area also supports a healthy reptile, bird and small mammal community. In the new era Friends of KRCA give everyone an The biggest plus, in 1994 opportunity to become involved with this industry to all race grou area. Join FKRCA for e-mail updates and get involved with other hands-on activities racing. (The fruits of thi walks and talks. For more January including 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE white 79 trainer win the J& information, visit their interesting website Southern DoubleOne of the downsides, w at www.krca.co.za collared Sunbird Micro frog

Magnum Mile

Somerset Room


Bet on a horse to win

Block D: Racing Association


Gate 7



Original cannon used to start the races at Green Point Common in the late 1700’s

Place If you are less confident of your selection and there are at least Rosmead Avesix Block E: runners, you can takeServices a Place bet. The number of places payouts varies Info Technology • Technical • Television according to the number of horses in a particular race. A payout is received if your horses finishes 1st or 2nd out of a field of six or seven runners. If there is a field of between eight and 15 runners, a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will pay. You can collect down to 4th place in a field of more then 16 runners.

will make sure that the horse has the right shoes as declared on the race card. The horsesEachway are moved to the saddling boxes before the This bet combines a Win and a Place bet. You collect the Win and race. Here, the horses saddled up fiand theYouJockey Club official, Placeare payouts if your horse nishes 1st. get the place payout your horse finish 2nd or 3rd. making Block sureF: the rightshould horse has been registered to race, matches up Exacta Distribution s passport. You Thismustis correctly to stop a the substitute horse P the horse’ select first two horses past the(ringer) post, in thefrom Maintenance correct order. There are an additional three ways to place this bet: running.Workshops After the horse is cleared to run, it will enter the Parade Ring Single, Perm and Box. where itKRCA will join its jockey. The jockey, on the other hand, has his own Trifecta bet paysClerk out if youof correctly select the job first three horses past the routine. The first stopThis is the Scale. His is to weigh the post, in the correct order. There are four different permutations jockey to make sure he is within required weight for the race he is available on thisthe bet: Single, Multi, Float and Box. Block F: running. At this stage, Quartet there is a handicap system in place where weight 7 Distribution Select the first four horses home, in the correct P order. Like the is the deciding factor to levela5Quartet the playing fieldasfor all the contestants Trifecta, may be placed a Single, Multi, Float Maintenance and Box. to Pick 3 and have an equal chanceDouble, of winning thePick race.6 This system will Workshops take into KRCA These are multirace bets and require you to pick the winning horse of Block A: account, weight, previous wins, positions, age and experience. If extra each of respectively two, three and six consecutive races. Protea Room • Protea Suites • Punters Arms Retail & Commercial Development weight is required 3forJackpot the jockey, this will be added by inserting lead Choose the winners of all four races that comprise the Jackpot. One weights into a seam, which runs across the top of the saddlecloth. horse or more can be chosen in each of the four races.

R s & PR ace

Place Accumulator

bet involves selecting horses to run 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the seven Getting up close This consecutive Places Accumulator races. To improve your chances of winning, a permutation bet can be more than One advantage at the racecourse ontaken, theierace dayoneishorse thatinyou 1 of being each race. get the privilege of getting up closeBlock to the horse you might think is enclosure Winners enclosure A: Protea Room • Protea Suites the • Punters ArmsThe going to win. This takes place 8 to 10 minutes before race. Bookmaker standsRacecourse’s Retail & Commercial Development Kenilworth changing shape first few minutes4 are done without the jockey, whereby a bell will be B: at the rungBlock to indicate the•jockeys that it’s time to mount. After a few laps, Club Stand • EricatoRoom Finance • HR is that Race Track Members Affairs • Race day promotions & PR This parade is not only there for they will ride out to the racecourse. ing up Racing Services • Reception • Win n Place the privilege of the racing public but also for7officials to do their final t think Head placeon Tower checks. Judges will take careful note of the jockeys’ silks, so the right race. results tally with the right horseenclosure and rider. Stipendiary Stewards will Winners done y a bell will be make sure the horse is race ready with the right shoes and blinkers etc eys that it’s time to mount. After a and, most importantly, the right rider is on the right horse. to the racecourse. This parade is not only


horse passport

horse passport


If you are less confident of your selection and there are at least six runners, you can take a Place bet. The number of places payouts varies according to the number of horses in a particular race. A payout is received if your horses finishes 1st or 2nd out of a field of six or seven runners. If there is a field of between eight and 15 runners, a 1st, 2nd andLeading 3rd placeSA willbreeders pay. You can collect down to 4th place in a field of more then 16 runners.

Klawervlei Stud


I Cont

Stud Visits Welcome

Eachway (by appointment)

This bet combines a Win and a Place bet. You collect the Win and Place payouts if your horse finishes 1st. You get the place payout Grant Knowles should your horse finish 2nd or 3rd.


082 882 9774

www.klawervlei.co.za Exacta


You must correctly select the first two horses past the post, in the correct order. There are an additional three ways to place this bet: Single, Perm and Box.


Stud Vi (by ap

Turffontein Racecourse Gosforth Park This bet pays out if you correctly select the first three horses past Vaal Racecourse H O S P I TA L I T Y


the post, in the correct order. There are four different permutations available this bet:Exhibitions, Single, Multi, Float and Box. Race days,on Weddings, Product Launches, Corporate year end Functions, Matric Dances and Outside Catering


Select the first four horses home, in the correct order. Like the Trifecta, a Quartet may be placed as a Single, Multi, Float and Box.

Double, Pick 3 and Pick 6

These are multirace bets and require you to pick the winning horse of I’sizwe contact number 011 681 1890 • www.isizwehospitality.co.za each of respectively two, three and six consecutive races.


Choose the winners of all four races that comprise the Jackpot. One horse or more can be chosen in each of the four races.

Place Accumulator

This bet involves selecting horses to run 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the seven consecutive Places Accumulator races. To improve your chances of winning, a permutation bet can be taken, ie more than one horse in each race.

Gran 082 www.kla



Race days, We Corporate yea

I’sizwe contac

Kenilworth Racecourse’s changing shape

Parade SA’s ONLY Horserac


ing Magazine


Equus Awards

Racing’s Oscars

Chris van Niekerk Riding the wave


Myth or Reality



Season Edition


How to get there




re R

To Cape Town Landsdowne Rd




Kenilworth Station


Race C

ourse R


Harfield Village

d rR

te as






Kenilworth Centre

Cape Thoroughbred Sales Rosmead Ave


ve ead A



The old layout of Kenilworth Racecourse in 1897 (left) and the evolutionary change in 1957 (right).

Entrance Kenilworth


Romp Vlei


amanda@cthbs.com • Tel: +27 (0) 21 873 0734Racecourse • Mobile: +27 (0) 82 465 4020 www.capethoroughbredsales.co.za



Main Rd

Main Rd



Rosmead Ave




re R


e off limits to the general Getting up close e racing public but also for to doadvantage of being at the ners, their assistants, theofficialsOne l take careful note of theHeads jockeys’ silks, Upso als. Final checks are made racecourse on the race day is that right horse and rider. Stipendiary Stewards and the farrier will make After doing a ride pass in front of the you get the privilege of getting up main stand, they will make their ace ready with the right shoes and blinkers ared onrider the israce card. The The oldmight layout of Kenilworth 1897 (left) are closestarting to the horse you think way to the stall. The starter ‘calls theRacecourse roll’ and incertificates e right on the right horse. and evolutionary change in 1957 (right). the race. Here, the horses Thisthe takes place are checkedistogoing see toallwin. horses and riders able to race. The starter has aking sure the right horse 8 to 10 minutes before the race. ont of the main stand, make their scratch a horseareif he feels a horse will not go into the stalls. orse’s passport. Thisthey isthe towillpower The to first few minutes done e starter ‘calls the roll’ and certificates are How tostalls get there Horses are loaded into the according After the horse is cleared without the jockey, whereby a bell will beto a computer draw. After d riders are able to race. The starter has the ill feels join its jockey. rung to indicate the jockeys thatbe it’sraised. time toJust mount. Afterthe a last two all into thethe stalls are filled, atowhite flag will before he a horse will not go stalls. Cape Town routine. The fitorsta stop is draw. few laps, willthe ridejockeys out to To the racecourse. is not stalls according computer After horses enter thethey stall, are warned.This Theparade starter willonly shout Lansdowne ockey make sure Just he isbefore the ite flagtowill be raised. last for the privilege of the racing there public but also for officials to do owne Rd Landsd ‘heads up!’ and then the magnetic gates spring open. After the race has are At warned. starter willtheir shoutfinal checks. Judges will take careful Cnote se jockeys running. this The stage, of the jockeys’ silks, so hich Kenilworth este Centre r the been run, four their way to winnersStewards enclosure. gnetic spring open. Rd Stipendiary ght is gates the deciding factor the the righttop results tallywill withmake the right horse and rider. Harfield , to thehave top four will make their way to5the Village with an equal chance The topwill jockeys be Claremont re-weighed to double their make surewill the horse is race ready the rightcheck shoes and blinkers Ra ce Coweight. urse Rd 5 jockeys will be re-weighed to doubleaccount, weight, previous etc and, most importantly, the right rider is onwill thebe right horse. thewill results are confirmed, the jockeys acknowledged for d he results are confirmed,When the jockeys R Kenilworth ter weight is required for the s Station will bencainterviewed. Hopefully, positions and the winning jockey will be Up their positions and the winning jockey Romp Vlei Do Heads eights into seam, is where youa will thenwhich make your way to After doing ride then pass inmake front of the main stand, they will make theirvast this is where youawill your wayEntrance to collect your own gs! ‘calls the roll’ and certificates are winnings!way to the starting stall. The starter Kenilworth Kenilworth e a Winner checked to see all horses and riders are able toRacecourse race. The starter has the 802, which your startedchances at the African Turfpower Club, to scratch a horse if he feels a horse will not go into the stalls. on sense, future uth African horse racing The have changed to are loaded into the stalls according to a computer draw. After rease. Horses Wetton Rd Western Province Racing Since Club, Gold that first meeting in 1802, which started at Entrance theJust African Club, meone with some allCircle the stalls are filled, a white flag will be raised. before Turf the last ming & Leisure Ltd. With these changes, the e horses racing and guardians two to horses enterAfrican the stall,horse the jockeys are warned. The starter will shout South racing have changed to the South Youngsfield ed the same: bring the best horse racingof Wynberg rmed at Kenilworth ‘heads up!’ andWestern then the magnetic gates springClub, open. Gold Circle and he people of Cape Town African and to welcome Turf Club, Province Racing he horse you have After the race has been run, the top four will make their way to the Phumelela Gaming & 5Leisure With these changes, ny other horses in therecentlywinners enclosure. The top jockeys Ltd. will be re-weighed to double- the has stayed same: are bring the best horse racing ind out what type of fundamental check vision their weight. When the the results confi rmed, the jockeys will to Ottery Rd To Muizenberg n atPocket the moment. be acknowledged positions the winning jockey be Kenilworth Racecoursefor fortheir the people ofandCape Town and to will welcome 00’s Power ed on your chosen visitors interviewed. Hopefully, this is where you will then make your way to ed for a reason. If you collect your own vast winnings! ere you can’t get any For More Information OR The future omeone, find your way Sources Since that first meeting in 1802, which started at the African Turf Club, and have a good close RS the guardians ofwww.wornthrough.com/2011/10/page/2/ hourse South African horse racing have changed to ook for a horse with www.racingassociation.co.za www.capepointroute.co.za/blog/?p=1085The Great Houses of ww.tabonline.co.za the your South Africanhttp://blog.summerhill.co.za/blog/tag/kenilworth-racecourse Turf Club, Western Province Racing Club, Gold Circle f the horse is carrying You look after horses and Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Ltd. With•these changes, the and recently we look after YOU! www.goldcircle.co.za/JBMet/history.shtml www.wpota.co.za usually a sign of being fundamental vision has stayed the same: bring the best horse racing to www.krca.co.za/history • www.africanbettingclan.com se, too skinny is not www.racingsouthafrica.co.za/view_page.aspx?ID=73 Kenilworth Racecourse for the people of Cape Town and to welcome ur chosen horse must 2012 Phumelela Gaming 2013 The Racing www.worldsport.co.za/wsa/News_details.jsp?news_id=5407 visitors. orLeisure lethargic. The eous & Ltd. takes Association

Types of BetsTomorrows Champions Selling WINN ING Win Interested in Buying a Racehorse? BETS Bet on Contact a horse to us: win011 323 5700 • www.tba.co.za !







To Muizenberg Cell: +27(0)83 777 3336 PO Box 572, Cape Town, 7437 vhmracing@absamail.co.za

For More Information








ad Av


Wetton Rd

e Rosm

Kenilworth Racecourse info: 021 700 1600 management becomes the well,over gallops well. of Cover Photo by Reuven Boshoff he Kenilworth Racecourse. official member Thanks to Ricardo De Nobrega for the use of his photographs es Kenilworth Racecourse body for owners Thanks to Donna Aro for editing Mark Anthony 1990’s Flaming Rock & London RACE News 2000’satJanuary Pocket Powerassistance • www.aro.co.za HORSE 80 INTERNATIONAL receives its new corporate in the Western © Richard Smith • 1st edition2014 • Redcarpet Advertising Pty (Ltd)


Ottery Rd




Photo courtesy Tom Ferry



Kurt Becker

Answers the Call to the Post By Bunny Hinzman

Thirty-nine years ago, a young boy tagged along with his father to watch him call a card of harness racing and the demolition derby at Illinois’ Jersey County Fair. The announcer’s booth sat on the infield of a half-mile track. The colors of the driver’s silks, the brightly painted cars, the revving engines and the large crowds of screaming, cheering fans captivated him.

At five years old, Kurt Becker stood beside his father and thought, “I want to do what my dad does.”



Kurt Becker(Right) announcing at a Fasig-Tipton Standardbred sale


erched over the pristine Keeneland Racecourse, track announcer Kurt Becker is never far from where he came. Born and raised in rural Illinois, Kurt’s upbringing was filled with traditional mid-western values of family, church, and community. He spent childhood days watching his father, Carl, call harness and Thoroughbred races at the county and state fair level. Kurt’s interest in announcing was further fueled by a family friend - acclaimed announcer Dave Johnson. For many years, Dave called the Triple Crown races for the national television network ABC. To this day, Kurt remembers his excitement as he watched the television to hear Dave call his first Kentucky Derby in 1978 - the historic duel between Affirmed and Alydar. In these early years, his parents attempted to foster “typical” childhood behavior in their young son, encouraging Kurt to participate in outside activities like little league baseball. Their efforts were fruitless - Kurt remained committed to his chosen craft. He was not out on a sports field. Instead, he preferred to accompany his father to fairs or sit inside the house studying race programs. When Kurt was sixteen years old, an opportunity arose. His father had a scheduling conflict and could not find a replacement announcer to call races at the Coles County Fair in Charleston, Illinois. Carl Becker’s middle son desired to announce on his own, so he asked his father, “Maybe I could give it a shot?” An unseasonably cool, grey midsummer day would set the stage for the prospective announcer. A field of four three-year



old trotters pulled their drivers through the drizzling rain to the sound of Kurt Becker’s inaugural call. Kurt remembers that day well. “The winner’s name was Heather Glory, trained and driven by Perry Dykes of Hawkinsville, Georgia.” Only three weeks later, he would go on to call his first Thoroughbred race. Eventually, his dedication and hard work would pay great dividends. Hawthorne Racecourse hired the twenty-three year old announcer in 1993. Expectations were high. Kurt was the replacement to a legend - Chicago track announcer Phil Georgeff. “I was young and brash. I went in with a chip on my shoulder,” Kurt recalls his arrival to the Chicago track. “Phil in his tactful, diplomatic way coached me. He told me to knock off the attitude and tighten up my race calls. They have to be crisp. If you want to make it in this business you have to have air-tight race calls. Phil’s advice still rings in my ears every single day.” A particular race stands out from his days on the Chicago circuit: The 1993 Arlington Million, headlined by Lure and Star of Cozzene. It rained throughout the day and due to soft turf, Lure scratched. Kurt reflected, “I was told the disappointment could be heard in my voice when I announced the scratch. I looked so forward for the chance to describe Lure and Star of Cozzene, as well as the whole field.” Nevertheless, Kurt was humbled and felt fortunate to have had the privilege of calling a million dollar race.

Kurt Becker stands at the foot of the Keeneland Grandstand. Photo courtesy Candice Chavez

Four years after calling his first Arlington Million, Kentucky would beckon Kurt to her famed ovals. He would accept announcing duties for both Keeneland Racecourse and Churchill Downs. In the two years he held the position of track announcer at Churchill Downs, Kurt called two remarkable runnings of the Kentucky Derby: Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quiet (1998). Both colts were legitimate Triple Crown hopefuls for Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert. Kurt reflected, “Churchill Downs gave me one of the greatest opportunities of my career in serving as their track announcer. Each year that I called the Derby, I waited until close to 9 p.m. to leave the booth, and I walked to the parking lot outside the first turn and pondered the history of that magnificent race.” To this day, Kurt approaches every race dedicated to the advice of his early mentor. He emphatically stated, “You’ve got a lot of people with a vested interest in what happens and you have got to bring your A Game to every race, every day.” Well-known for his timing and accuracy, the Daily Racing Form published a book in 2007, “The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing” which named Kurt one of the ten best announcers in the history of the equine sport. The Director of Racing Information for Trakus, Patrick Cummings, told International Racehorse Magazine, “Kurt has the clearest, most crisp delivery of any American announcer, and really, is probably one of the world’s best in this department… American race-calling is so different relative to the rest of the world, but I would stack Kurt up there with the finest on the

global stage.” Cummings added, “I had the pleasure of calling races for more than a decade, and the attributes of Kurt’s calls were those I attempted to emulate the most.” Kurt takes preparation seriously. The night before any given card at Keeneland, he studies video footage of horses and researches name pronunciations of every horse, owner, trainer, and jockey. He remarked, “There is nothing more embarrassing than mispronouncing a prominent name. If you want to shred your credibility, it’s one of the quickest ways to do it.” When asked how he minimizes the pressure of calling graded stakes races, Kurt commented on how he focuses heavily on studying a horse’s running style and said, “If I have put that horse in context of where they’ve been racing, the level of company they’ve been keeping, by the time that they’re loading into the gate for that Grade I it helps me relax because I feel like I’ve met the horse, so to speak, and have gotten to know them on a first name basis.” A clear master of his craft, the one and ever only voice of Keeneland Racecourse continues to project an aura of humility as he stands in a modest room, overlooking the bluegrass through a glassed balcony. It is from this spot Kurt became part of Keeneland’s storied history. After sixty years of the racecourse never having an on-track announcer, he delivered its first race call on April 6, 1997. “I am more nervous today than I was when I started. I grasp it much better after seventeen January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Wise Dan wins the 2012 Ben Ali Stakes (GIII) - Photo courtesy Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos

seasons what Keeneland is and what it means to the industry and what the tradition meant of having no announcer prior to 1997.” Keeneland’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vince Gabbert commented, “As our first and only public announcer, Kurt Becker is most definitely a part of the Keeneland history and lore. His unmistakable tone is as identifiable with Keeneland as the green hedge and his professionalism is unmatched in our industry. Keeneland Racing would not be the same without Kurt Becker. He truly understands the magnitude of the race call and bears the responsibility of being the most public figure that Keeneland Racing has around the globe.” Keeneland limits its schedule to six weeks of high-caliber racing per year. Despite the boutique nature of the meets, Kurt has called more than one hundred twenty Grade I races from his booth. However, a striking race call came in the form of a nine furlong Grade III contest, the 2012 Ben Ali Stakes. This event would serve as the launch pad for 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s campaign breaking the track record with a finishing time of 1:46.63. Picking up Kurt’s call from the top of the stretch: “Wise Dan guides the field toward the quarter pole. Wise Dan lets it out a notch and opens up with a five length lead. Big Blue Kitten ridden along by Javier Castellano, who senses the urgency 86


of the moment because Wise Dan is gone up the far turn with a seven length advantage. Big Blue Kitten is second by four, Eye of the Leopard third, Cease fourth, Guy’s Reward is fifth between horses. It is Wise Dan rolling by the eighth pole. Wise Dan eight length advantage back to Big Blue Kitten. He is back! And he is back in style! Wise Dan and John Velazquez to crush the field in the Ben Ali!” Equine horsepower is not the only object of Kurt Becker’s attention. It’s no surprise he spends much of the year working for NASCAR’s Motor Racing Network (MRN) as a Booth and Turn Announcer. The high-energy drama of man and machine drew Kurt in at a young age. The tenacious sixteen year old began submitting tapes of his county fair horserace calls to MRN. Finally, in 1994, the prestige of his position at Arlington Park would evidence his talents and ultimately open the door for an audition with NASCAR. Kurt’s announcing duties expanded when the opportunity arose at Keeneland to announce at their four annual horse auctions. He was no stranger to a sales podium. From the time of nineteen years old, he had fostered his skills reading pedigrees at Standardbred sales. “Kurt’s expertise in calling a race is only surpassed by his preparation and handling of the announcers stand during our Sales.” Vince Gabbert continued, “He appreciates the gravity

Kurt Becker(Right) announcing at a Barrett-Jackson sale - Photo courtesy Brittany Sparks

of the role when not only selling horses but also announcing so many Keeneland Sales Graduates as they cross the finish line. And like all of our auction team, Kurt has the same type of enthusiasm and excitement for every horse that comes through the sales ring, making each yearling worthy sound like the next Kentucky Derby winner, regardless of hip number or sales price. He takes great pride in the horses that sell while he is on the auction stand and tracks their racing careers as they progress. Each horse that Kurt announces, either in the sales ring or on the track, become a part of history and Kurt truly appreciates that significance in his preparation and presentation of every single horse.” Keeneland’s 2000 September Yearling Sale would be the first year full-time Sale Announcer, John Henderson would begin sharing the announcing responsibilities with Kurt. “I stop and realize how fortunate I am to be a part of both ends of the industry,” said Kurt. He has read pedigrees at the yearling sale and will see in the first or second dam, a Grade I winner whose win came at his call from the Keeneland booth. Similarly at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Kurt often sees a filly or mare off the racetrack he recently called. He feels a connection, as if the horse was an old friend. “I feel like we’ve been through battles together.” Kurt remembers one particular day at the racetrack; one particular horse whom he would meet yet again in the sales ring.

On an autumn day in 2004 inside the Keeneland saddling paddock, French-born trainer Patrick Biancone readied the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (GI) favorite, Sense of Style. High-up on the front of the grandstand was Kurt Becker and Keeneland Radio Network anchorman, Tom Leach (also announcer of the University of Kentucky Wildcats) who, at that time, shared the announcer’s booth. Kurt and Tom were enjoying a visit from NASCAR announcer and voice of University of Alabama football, Eli Gold. Kurt normally studies the field prior to the race, but the boisterous booth never quieted. Before he knew it, the horses were at the gate and Kurt had to flip the switch. “They’re at the post.” To his relief, Kurt systematically called the field by the backstretch without issue, specifically documenting the favorite’s progress. He thought, “I’m in good shape. I’m breathing easy.” Then the field turned for home. “So here comes a filly on the grandstand side mowing down the field. I have not a clue who she is.” He remembered. Coming so far off the pace, the jockey’s predominantly white silks had been soiled with dirt and mud, offering the race caller no clues to the identity of the filly. Kurt was exasperated, “The silks looked brown. I’m thinking there is nobody with brown silks in this field! Who in the hell is this?” January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Runway Model(outside) wins the 2004 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (GI) - Photo courtesy Keeneland Racecourse

The short stretch of the one and one-sixteenth mile event further complicated the potential disaster. The horses would soon pass the final post - a football field length before they even get to where Kurt is standing. Valuable seconds tick away as the unknown filly swiftly passes the dueling leaders. As the filly’s nose was poised to hit the wire, her jockey, Rafael Bejarano, twirled his whip, turning his right shoulder just enough for Kurt to get a glimpse of the number eight on his sleeve. The announcer’s hands trembled as he quickly glanced at his program. Kurt caught the filly at the wire, proclaiming the winner “Runway Model!” The 2005 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale offered Kurt a moment of redemption. As the Alcibiades champion prepared to go through the sale, Kurt paid a visit to the barn area. He placed his hand on Runway Model’s shoulder and said, “You got the biggest win of your career here and I gave you a horrible race call. I want you to know, I’m sorry. You deserved better than that.” Kurt’s equine announcing careers take him from the racetrack to the auction block, which mirrors his auto announcing careers. When he is not calling turns for NASCAR, he stands atop the 88


podium of the world renowned car auction company, BarrettJackson, which utilizes his announcing skills at their classic car events. Recently, Kurt was a privileged witness to the sale of George Barris’ original Bat Mobile, which crossed the auction block for four million dollars. He said, “It was an electrifying atmosphere. They turned the lights out and Hollywood style search lights going on all over the arena. The crowd was on its feet screaming and going crazy.” However, the splendor of working among fast horses and fast cars does not draw him away from the mid-western way of spirit that anchors Kurt to his childhood hometown. Deeply rooted in the value of home, his charitable nature was acknowledged by his fellow citizens who named Kurt 2012 Citizen of the Year. Most recently, in April 2013, the Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame inducted Kurt for the fifteen years he volunteered his time and effort to aid in the research and documentation of the history of High School basketball in central Illinois. He commented, “I have been fortunate to see great examples both in the world of NASCAR, Keeneland and the horseracing community of generous people. Those examples have inspired me to want to be more deeply involved with my community at home.”















By Liesl King


Arc winner Extraordinaire On Sunday the 6th of October, a bay filly storms to victory at Longchamp in front of a stunned crowd. It is no ordinary victory, she wins by an astounding five lengths and it is no ordinary race, it is considered the Thoroughbred World Championship.


reve(FR), a three-year-old filly, has just won the 2013 Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. Yet her story is more than that of a talented filly. It is also a story of a racing family with an extraordinary connection to the Arc. Hence, the events that unfolded that day should have come as no surprise, as the Arc was after all a family affair for the Heads. Descended from the great trainers that founded the English Racing Colony in Chantilly, William Head follows in the footsteps of his father, first as jockey and then as successful trainer of flat



and steeplechase horses. It is with one of his dual horses, La Paillon, that William wins the Arc for the first time in 1947. Five years later, William’s son Alec, records his first Arc victory with Nuccio for HH Aga Khan III and in 1959, a second victory with Saint Crespin follows. Then it is William’s turn again in 1966 with Bon Mot, while Alec counters with victories in 1977 with Ivanjica and Gold River in 1981. When the 300 hectare Haras du Quesnay stud near Deauville comes up for sale, Alec decides to branch out. Established by the

American W.K Vanderbilt, the stud has a long history of being home to some top stallions, standing the likes of Anabaa, while Motivator recently joined the ranks. Continuing the family tradition, Alec’s children are all involved in the sport of horseracing. Daughter Martine assists with the running of the stud, while Freddy is a leading jockey turned trainer. Not to be outdone, another daughter, Criquette, is one of France’s leading trainers and in 1979, she becomes the first female trainer to win the Arc, when Three Troikas, owned

by her mother and ridden by her brother Freddy, returns victorious. In 2011, the Heads consign a homebred bay filly by Motivator(GB) out of Trevise(FR), at the Arqana Yearling Sale. Named Treve, the filly comes from a family that the Heads are very familiar with, as Freddy trained the dam, while Criquette handled the granddam. Bidding however is slow and the Heads buy the filly back for a mere €22 000. Little did they know quite how momentous this decision would be.



Trained by Criquette, Treve wins her first two starts easily, but without any hint of what was to come. Criquette however, knows just what a star she has on her hands and enters her filly in the Group 1 Prix De Diane. Treve wins by four lengths under regular rider Thierry Jarnet and bursts onto the world stage. So impressive is her victory that Qatari Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani immediately buys a half share in the filly. Now racing in the colours of the Sheikh, Treve also has a jockey change, with the Sheikh’s appointed jockey, Frankie Dettori taking up the reins. All this makes little difference to Treve and three months later, she canters home in the Group 1 Qatar Prix Vermeille. Criquette decides to head for the Arc. Three-year-old fillies before have conquered the Arc before, but they were superstars like the unbeaten Zarkava(IRE) and the King George winner Danedream(GER). Not only will Treve face one of the most talented Arc fields in years, but she also draws badly in barrier 15. The run of bad luck continues as Dettori breaks an ankle with four days till race time. Luckily, Jarnet is available and the 46- yearold, who has two Arc victories behind his name, is reunited with Treve. Raceday dawns and on a course filled with thousands of Japanese spectators, all rooting for the favourite Orfevre(JPN), Treve calmly parades in front of the grandstand. From barrier 15 Jarnet has little chance of tucking the filly in and Treve runs wide all the way to the final turn. With Joshua Tree(IRE) leading the field into the 98


home straight, Jarnet, still out wide, asks Treve to move forward. The result is electric. Treve takes off and storms into the lead in a matter of strides with 400 meters still left to run. The crowd gives a collective gasp. It is too soon and surely no horse can sustain such a pace for so long? Orfevre and Intello(GER) set off after the flying filly, but despite the waving Japanese flags, the gap keeps lengthening as the filly floats over the turf. Under a hands and heels ride, Treve storms up the home straight in solitary splendour and it becomes a matter of by how much and not if she will win. In the end, Jarnet eases the filly down and she crosses the line five lengths in front, retaining her unbeaten record. It is a performance of sheer brilliance. Alec Head sums it up beautifully. “That was extraordinary! She had the worst possible race and yet she won brilliantly. What a filly! I have trained good horses in my time, but never one like that. She is simply fabulous. ” The record books will record that it is Criquette’s second Arc victory and that Treve finished in a time of 2.32.04, with Orfevre in second and Intello in third. What the record books won’t record, is that once in a life time moment, of watching a solitary bay filly scorching down the Longchamp turf to continue the extraordinary love affair of one family with the race of all races, the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.



Jockey Profile

By Marie Chin

Congratulations on your fantastic win on Captain America at the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes. Tell us how the race went for you. I could not have asked for a better start than what I got as the gates opened. In prior discussions on our tactics it was essential that Captain America was able to hold his placing up handy and it went exactly to plan. Anything in particular you think contributed to you winning? I was very fortunate that Captain America, being the big individual he is, was able to hold his position on the first turn where a bit of scrimmaging occurred. I must add though that it was a huge team effort by all parties concerned. It must have been extra special to win at the first ever Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes. Your thoughts on this new addition to the Cape racing calendar? Having been fortunate to have won the other Ready to Run Stakes race in Johannesburg, winning the Lanzerac in Cape Town, my home province and for our stable and connections, was all that more sweeter, and being the first one in Cape Town was a must for any jockey. It was special.


Photos by Wayne Marks and Jurie Senekal

Tell us what your regimen is for preparing for a big race. Funny you ask that, because on my way to the races on the Lanzerac day I ran into so much traffic and bad drivers that at one point I was getting really worked up. But I just said to myself, stop getting frustrated and relax there’s a big day ahead, and that’s what I did –Relaxed. Are you in any way superstitious, and do you have a lucky charm that you have with you at every race? Not at all, my motto is what’s gonna happen, will happen. As a spectator at a big race, one wonders what goes through a jockey’s mind in those few seconds at the starting gate. The trick is not to let too much go through your mind otherwise you will err somewhere! I understand that you spend a lot of time racing in Mauritius, in fact you have been Champion Jockey for 3 seasons over there, and hold the record for the most wins by a foreign jockey. Tell us about racing in this country and how it differs from SA racing. I have spent some very memorable years racing on the island, if not some of my best years. The lifestyle is incredible, you

are treated like royalty (obviously if you do well) and being so close to the racing public while you race is unbeleivable. The public feel they are part of the race, they are that close to you and they love it! Whilst there, how much time do you spend on the beach sipping cocktails? A lot of time, not always sipping cocktails though! You have a wife and kids here in the Cape, it must be difficult juggling family life with work related travel - how do you manage this? One thing I really miss is when my kids start their holidays and I have to tell them I’m not on holiday, its hard for them to understand that. Especially when their school friends are going away on holiday. But we try to make time when we can to get away for a few days if possible. Do your family share your love for horses and do you ever ride for the sheer enjoyment of it? My two girls love horses, I suppose like any kids their age do, but my wife Lara is undoubtedly my biggest fan.

How did you become involved in horseracing and who has been your biggest mentor/supporter. I am the only one in my family to have become a jockey and it was a spur of the moment descision that I made one day whilst bareback riding an old mare on a friend’s farm in Noordhoek. I have never looked back. You have won the J&B Met twice. What are your plans for the Cape racing season and will you be riding in the Met? We have in our yard Jackson who has won the Derby and the Champion Stakes and I am really looking forward to riding him for the first time. Bret also has some really lovely horses that are doing so well and I am confident that they will not let us down in the forthcoming season. What plans do you have after the big Cape races? Nothing concrete as yet but if I can maintain my strike rate, I shall be seriously looking at travelling in the near future for the upcountry races. Your all time favourite racehorse and why? Winter Solstice was a really special horse to me, 4 Group Ones, I haven’t had anything better than that ,and he was just amazing with his high cruising speed and never give up attitude.






Silvery Moon

gallops into history By Liesl King

As a racehorse, he is known all over Europe, he even has his own facebook page where more than 3000 adoring fans follow his every move. Whenever he appears on a racecourse, crowds follow.


tanding ten deep around the parade ring, cameras at the ready, everybody wants his picture. Is this Novellist(GER), you think, winner of the King George, or perhaps the quirky Orfevre(JPN), or could it be one of racing’s newest stars such as Al Kazeem(GB) or Toronado(IRE) that has caught the people’s imagination? Actually, this particular racehorse has never won a race in his life. His name is Silvery Moon(FR) and he is one of only a


handful of registered coloured thoroughbreds in the world. Trainer Mario Hofer bought the frame overo colt at the Arqana sale in November 2012, paying a paltry 12000 Euro. For fun, owners Franz Prinz von Auersperg, Eckhard Sauren and Mario Hofer, registered Silvery Moon in the name of The Paint Horse Stable, even designing his silks to match the markings of the horse. Little did they know that their “bit of fun” would promptly

Silvery Moon on parade



finish second in only his second start, before clocking up another second in a Listed race at Köln in July 2013. Much to everybody’s amazement, it seemed as if Silvery Moon was not just a pretty Indian pony after all. Not only are his markings and colouring extraordinary, but he has attracted a following that is unheard of. From all over Germany, people flock to see him run, with loyal fans counting down the sleeps until his next race. Hoppegarten racecourse, the venue of his latest appearance, even held a special press conference with Silvery Moon as one of the stars of the show. These days everything from his brow band and noseband to the clothing worn by his groom matches his colouring. Sadly Hoppegarten was not to be the venue of his first victory, racing up with the pace, he stayed on strongly for fourth, lacking the turn of foot to catch the long time leaders. His fan base, however were not discouraged and are already looking forward to his next appearance. So where exactly did Silvery Moon come from? His sire, I Was Framed(USA), also a frame overo, is the first coloured


thoroughbred to be officially registered by Weatherbys and retired to stud in France unraced. His dam, Artzola (IRE) a bay mare, managed four wins on the sand in the UK. Bred by Madame Campbell-Andeneas, Silvery Moon is almost an identical replica of his sire, except for the added oddity that he sports one blue and one brown eye. Overo refers to pinto colouration patterns with white over dark body markings. Frame overos such as Silvery Moon are horses with a solid base colour such as bay, brown or chestnut with white irregular patches added. The head is often white or bald-faced, while blue eyes are not uncommon. I Was Framed comes from a line of coloured thoroughbreds, with both his sire Racey Remarque(USA) and his dam Dance Spot(USA) registered as frame overos. Interestingly the extreme colour is not consistently passed on, with Dance Spot’s six thoroughbred foals displaying varying degrees of colour from just the white legs and face of Dance Duel(USA) to predominantly white with a few brown splashes of Just Stunning (USA), who is in fact registered as a frame sabino due to her extreme colouring. While rare, there have been recordings of coloured

thoroughbreds since the 1700’s. An oil painting from 1790, depicts King Of Trumps, a racehorse belonging to King George III, as a prominently coloured thoroughbred, but with stud book records not being that meticulous in those days, he may be of questionable ancestry. In 1993, Tri Chrome(USA) appeared on the scene in the United States and stunned the racing world with his stunning bay and white frame pattern. Coloured thoroughbreds are more prevalent in the United States, where Dance Spot and several of her daughters are standing at stud at ColorWorld Ranch. Since the late 1990’s, studs such as ColorWorld Ranch have been breeding coloured thoroughbreds, specialising in the overo, sabino, palomino and buckskin colourings. Yet this appeal for colour had not yet caught on in Britain and Europe and hence when I Was Framed first went to stud, the International Stud Book Committee had to agree on a suitable way to describe the stallion and his offspring. And in 2008 ‘painted’ was added as an official colour describing skewbald, piebald, spotted or a derivative thereof. The other 15,000 racehorses currently in training in Britain

fall under one of the other colour descriptions – Black, Bay, Chestnut, Brown, Grey, Roan and White. Currently there are only two coloured thoroughbreds registered with Weatherbys that have graced a racetrack. A full brother to Silvery Moon, named Modern Society and another son of I Was Framed, a colt aptly named Join The Dots. Neither have shown much on the track and it will be up to Silvery Moon to fly the flag for the coloured trio. While down under, the first coloured thoroughbred arrived in Australia in 2008. Also from the ColorWorld Ranch, Profile In Style(USA) is by Ellusive Quest(USA), a half brother to Racey Remaque, out of a daughter of Dance Spot, Dance Dub L(USA). Winning Colours Farm in Rockley, New South Wales, immediately retired Profile In Style to stud and the colt has produced eight coloured frame overos to date, with one of his colts, Paint Us A Picture(AUS) recently wining his barrier trial by 1.8 lengths. Coloured thoroughbreds may be few and far between, but with studs such as ColorWorld and Winning Colours breeding exclusively for colour and horses such a Silvery Moon and Paint Us A Picture setting the tracks alight, the future of the coloured thoroughbred is secure.






Mogok(USA) emerges along the paved road amongst the green manicured lawns of the great Highdown Stud owned by brothers Robin and Des Scott.

By Candiese Marnewick


ou hear him arriving before you see the impressive stallion with his almost black gleaming coat, his enthusiastic strides with swinging hips that indicate tenaciousness - Mogok could be heard marching up the driveway along with his loud cries as he expects a mare for cover. This is his 10th season at stud, he has already covered over 100 mares in 2013, with quite a number of late arrivals booked before the breeding season ends. Highdown Stud, established some 47 years ago and located in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, has been breeding some of South Africa’s leading racehorses such as Politician and standing champion sires including the great Foveros and Jungle Cove amongst others. It is a fertile breeding ground which has left a deep impression on the South African Stud book. A striking dark bay stallion with a white blaze, fiery eyes and pricked ears, Mogok’s regal pedigree backs up his athleticism and good looks; he oozes outstanding quality. It is not surprising – he is the best performed son of Storm Cat at stud in South Africa and a half-brother to another international great – Machiavellian – the sire of the likes of Medicean and Street Cry. Named after a city in Burma, Mogok has the rare honour of being one of the few stallions standing in South Africa to have sired three locally bred and international Group winning and performed racehorses, two of them bred by the Scott Bros themselves. The first to make an impression was Gypsy’s Warning – bred by Michael and Tanya McHardy of Rathmor Stud. The second is a magnificent dark bay entire named The Apache and another son in Singapore named Meteor Mike, again bred by Scott Bros, placing in the Singapore TC Lion City Cup, a Singapore Gr 1, and the Garden City Trophy Singapore Gr 3. Yet another Gr 1 winner bred by Scott Bros - Orbison won the Gr 1 Champions Cup in South Africa and was sent onto Dubai. “Orbison defeated the great Pocket Power in the Gr 1 Champions Cup – that’s how good he was,” says Robin of Orbison’s talent. “It is a great pity he was denied a Dubai campaign due to injury as he


had undoubted ability, we had high expectations for his local racing career. “You probably only get a good horse every 5 - 10 years…we had four good horses within three years, and they all went overseas!” Robin talks about acquiring the quality son of Storm Cat: “Mogok has an exceptional pedigree, bred by the Niarchos family from one of the best of their band of quality broodmares. He is the son of Storm Cat who at the peak of his career stood for US$500 000, no return. Mogok’s dam Coup De Folie, by Halo, represents one of the strongest families in the international Stud book. She is the dam of Machiavellian and her third dam is Natalma, the dam of Northern Dancer who has been the greatest influence on the Stud book than any other stallion in our modern era. Mogok is in-bred to Northern Dancer. “There are three qualities in stallion selection – pedigree, conformation and performance. Generally if a stallion has all three, we can’t afford them. When my brother Des received a call from a friend, the French bloodstock agent Bernard St Seine, who mentioned a quality horse was catalogued as an unraced three year old, he suggested Mogok would be a good buy for us. We purchased Mogok on pedigree and conformation. The third requisite – performance – would have put him out of reach, and more than likely not for sale.” Standing his first season in 2003, Mogok has never looked back. He is now the sire of 352 progeny to race, 202 winners (57.0%), earnings of over $6.6 million with 11 stakes winners and 15 stakes place getters. Mogok’s first international taste of Group 1 success came from Rathmor Stud – another KZN-bred horse in Gypsy’s Warning. The bay mare achieved five wins in South Africa and two wins in USA. Gypsy’s Warning originally sold for R170 000 at 2007 Emperor’s Palace National Yearling Sale. Gypsy’s Warning won over distances of 1200 - 1800 metres, including the SA Fillies Classic Grade 1, Thekwini Fillies Stakes Grade 1 under the care of Duncan Howells. In America, under ownership of Team Valor and trained by Graham Motion, she took

Photo by Candiese Marnewick January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Mogok (USA) Photo by Candiese Marnewick

Gypsys Warning. Photo Credit Rathmor Stud

home the Matriarch Stakes Grade 1, Acacia Handicap Grade 3 and Eatontown Handicap Grade 3. She placed seven times - her South African placings including a third in the Golden Slipper Grade 1, the Woolavington 2000 Grade 1, Empress Club Stakes Grade 1, the Ipi Tombe Challenge Grade 2, and the Strelitzia Stakes Grade 3. Her American placings included the Beverly D Stakes Grade 1, and the Yellow Ribbon Stakes Grade 1, as well as a third in the Miss Liberty Listed Stakes. Sold at the 2011 Keeneland November sale for $1.05 million, she was purchased by Flaxman Holdings – the breeders of Mogok. Out of Bold-Black type producing mare Gypsy Queen by Royal Chalice, Gypsy’s Warning earned a total of US$512,912. Her first foal produced in the USA is by Street Cry (by Machiavellian). The Apache carries a pure Scott Bros pedigree - and one that could stand on any farm, anywhere in the world. His third dam was Bold West, a Gr 1 Gilbey’s Stakes winning filly bred by Robin and Des Scott by one of their champion sires – Jungle Cove. She established her own dynasty at Highdown Stud, among them Apache Rose by Dolpour – the dam of The Apache. 112 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014

Apache Rose went onto have four wins and eight places before retiring to stud, where she has produced four winners. In a very sad twist of fate, Apache Rose aged just 14, passed away in March this year in foal to Mogok. “If you are going to lose a horse, it will always be your best horse,” Robin admits philosophically. “It is sad that of the150 mares we stand here, and one with international acclaim - that she died within a week of The Apache winning in Dubai. It was a very cruel blow.” He adds: “We have retained The Apache’s full-sister Bold Pocahontas, she will go to Gavin Van Zyl to train as Gavin trained The Apache for Hong Kong owner Winston Chow.” The Apache sold for a mere R80 000 (US$ 8, 000) at the National Two Year Old Sale, a year later taking home the Equus Award for Champion 3YO Colt/Gelding in 2011. A foal described at two days old as: ‘stands over ground, has a good girth and an upside down neck’, Robin goes onto talk about

The Apache wins at Meydan - Andrew Watkins

the great dark bay: “It has been well documented what we sold The Apache for. It is my belief that when they leave the sales ring regardless of what they sold for, they go back to square one. The racecourse test is the best – that is my slogan. That is what qualifies the best from the rest.” Now a seven-time winner over distances from 1600m to 2000m, the KZN-bred has become a poster child for South African Thoroughbred breeding – having taken home over US$1, 520,000 in Stakes earned. Trained by Gavin Van Zyl in South Africa, The Apache won two Grade 1s – the Greyville Daily News 2000 Stakes and the Champions Cup. He also added the Dingaans Gr 2, and places in the London News Stakes Gr 3, Victory Moon Stakes Gr 2, the Gr 2 KRA Guineas, Gr 1 Summer Cup and in Africa’s biggest race, the Gr 1 Vodacom Durban July Handicap. The Apache sold out of the Van Zyl racing yard and joined South Africa’s master overseas campaigner Mike De Kock. After an arduous spell in quarantine and export due to South

Africa’s rigorous African Horse Sickness travel protocols, The Apache got off to a scintillating start overseas by taking home the Gr 2 Al Rashidiya Stakes at Meydan and going onto a nailbiting finish in the Gr 1 Meydan Jebel Hatta and Gr 1 Dubai Duty Free. Trained by Mike De Kock overseas, The Apache transferred to England where he ran and placed in the Gr 2 York Stakes as preparation for the Arlington Million - where he was controversially denied the win, and put into second place after an objection was raised due to interference. “Watching the race we saw The Apache stay on resolutely to pass the post in first place” says Robin. “It was a disappointment for all concerned to have the decision reversed.” Mogok’s other Bold Black type progeny include the likes of Gr 2 Emerald Cup winner Meadow Magic, Cruso, Alcanina, Wild One, Island Retreat, Headofthehouse, Markofdistinction, Corpes Da Elite and Greenacre. At just 13 years of age, Mogok has achieved much at stud and we have high expectations for his future. January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE



The KZN Breeders Awards By Candiese Marnewick

Photos by Leigh Willson

The KZN Breeders Awards took place for the third year at the beautifully scenic Bellwood Stud owned by Willie and Jeanine Messenger – made even more special for the Messengers with their Gr 3 winning filly, Enchanted Kingdom, being a nominee this year.


full house attended by breeders, owners and trainers alike, the Chairman of the KZN Breeders Association, Koos De Klerk opened the prestigious evening by saying that he was very excited about the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the KZN Breeders Association. “I would like to think that we could build on what we started - expanding and building even further on the success we have had in the sales ring by promoting KZN bred horses as a brand that we can all be proud of. We enjoyed the most brilliant KZN Breeders day this year – racing for R2.5m for KZN Bred horses only. We seem to have been so successful that we have become the victims of our own success!” Champion sire for 2013 was once again the great son of

Machiavellian standing at Bush Hill Stud, the magnificent Kahal owned by Shadwell Stud. Represented at the awards by six nominees, a number in repeat categories, Kahal is consistently in the top four of the National Sires log and responsible for the outstanding filly voted as KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year – Festival Of Fire, bred by Mr Chris Saunders and Lady O’Reilly. A six-time winner including a Gr 2 and two Gr 3 races, Festival Of Fire descends from the immediate dam-line of another KZN-bred champion, Jet Master. The KZN Breeders honoured Chris Saunders this year with an award for Special Lifetime Achievement, which manager Fili Bowles accepted on his behalf: “I am sure that I speak for all the people that have served him in this industry from the






early days. We have all been privilege to his loyalty, generosity of spirit and kindness and his great wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Words cannot express the time, effort and financial commitment he has devoted to this industry, and so on behalf of Chris Saunders from the bottom of my heart I am so grateful to all present here tonight for honouring this great man.” Festival Of Fire took home three awards, including Outstanding 3YO Filly, Outstanding Sprinter Female and Outstanding Middle Distance Female. Kahal didn’t stop there however. His Gr 1 winning son, Love Struck took home the Outstanding 3YO Colt award, as well as Outstanding Middle Distance Male, with another plain bay daughter in Checcetti being awarded Outstanding Older Female – both of the latter horses bred by KZN’s (and South Africa’s) leading breeders, Summerhill Stud.

(1.) KZN Breeders Club Chairman Koos De Klerk and Gold Circle’s Neil Butcher and Bill Lambert presenting the KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year trophy to Fili Bowles, for Festival Of Fire, on behalf of breeders Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly. (2.) Bruce Le Roux of Spring Valley Stud presenting Ian Todd and Keith Russon of Backworth Stud with the award for KZN Breeders Outstanding Two Year Old Colt – Gr 2 winner Colour Of Courage. (3.) Tom Callaghan of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association presenting the KZN Breeders Stallion Of The Year award to Warwick and Karin Render, who stand Kahal at Bush Hill Stud on behalf of owners Shadwell Stud. (4.) Keith Russon of Backworth Stud presenting the winning team from Summerhill Stud with the award for KZN Breeders Outstanding Middle Distance Male – Gr 1 SA Classic winner Love Struck.


Glynis Van Der Merwe had the rare honour of having two horses nominated for the evening – an extremely impressive achievement for a smaller breeder. She had previous winner Las Ramblas nominated for Outstanding Middle Distance Female, and Approachable in the Outstanding Sprinter Male. Seal, bred by Dr Heyns and born and raised at Bush Hill Stud, has had an outstanding year and fittingly took home two awards – Outstanding Male Stayer and Outstanding Older Male.


The complete list of Award winners below: OUTSTANDING 2YO COLT – sponsored by Odds On Colours Winner: Colour Of Courage / Breeder: Backworth Stud OUTSTANDING 2YO FILLY – sponsored by Equine Winner: Admiral’s Eye / Breeder: Mr PAM Magid & Summerhill Stud OUTSTANDING 3YO COLT – sponsored by Suthile Feeds Winner: Love Struck / Breeder: Summerhill Stud OUTSTANDING 3YO FILLY – sponsored by Choice Carriers Winner: Festival Of Fire / Breeder: Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly OUTSTANDING OLDER MALE – sponsored by Epol Winner: Seal / Breeder: Dr IR Heyns OUTSTANDING OLDER FEMALE – sponsored by Gold Circle Winner: Checcetti / Breeder: Summerhill Stud OUTSTANDING SPRINTER FEMALE – sponsored by Racing Association Winner: Festival Of Fire / Breeder: Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly OUTSTANDING SPRINTER MALE – sponsored by Equifeeds Winner: Meadow Magic / Breeder: Scott Bros OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE MALE – sponsored by Equine Winner: Love Struck / Breeder: Summerhill Stud OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE FEMALE – sponsored by Kuda Winner: Festival Of Fire / Breeder: Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly OUTSTANDING MALE STAYER – sponsored by Spurwing Winner: Seal / Breeder: Dr IR Heyns

Summerhill’s Japanese import, the striking chestnut stallion Admire Main took home the award for Stallion Prospect of the year. His daughter, Admiral’s Eye, Gr 1 placed on Vodacom Durban July day, won Outstanding 2YO Filly, while Joyce and Robin Scott took home the International Achievement Award for the highly successful overseas campaign of The Apache (by Mogok) and Broodmare Of The Year to Apache Rose (the dam of The Apache) who sadly passed away earlier this year in foal once again to Mogok. The Scott’s other Mogok success of the evening was Meadow Magic, the Gr 2 Emerald Cup winner. The Breeders Achievement Award sponsored by Summerhill Stud went to an ecstatic Pierre Du Toit, breeder of Kinematic Countess, for boasting the best average stakes earned per runner for the previous season. The KZN Breeders thank all their supporters and sponsors for the evening, and especially to Gold Circle for their ongoing support. Koos ended his speech fittingly: “I congratulate Robert Mauvis and his Board – their vision to continually improve the profile of KZN racing and more particularly in their move to ensure Greyville becomes the capital of South African racing with improvements to the tracks, the centre and the introduction of Friday night racing every Friday night. Please be assured the KZN Breeders Club is right behind you!”

OUTSTANDING FEMALE STAYER – sponsored by KZN Breeders Winner: Salutation / Breeder: Summerhill Stud BROODMARE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Gold Circle Winner: Apache Rose / Breeder: Scott Bros STALLION PROSPECT OF THE YEAR – sponsored by KZN Breeders Winner: Admire Main / Breeder: Summerhill Stud STALLION OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Thoroughbred Breeders Association Winner: Kahal / Breeder: Shadwell Stud (represented by Bush Hill Stud) LEADING BREEDER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Almiray Vet Practice Winner: Summerhill Stud BREEDERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – sponsored by Summerhill Stud Winner: Pierre Du Toit SPECIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – sponsored by Balmoral Stud Winner: Mr CJ Saunders INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – sponsored by Thoroughbred Breeders Association Winner: The Apache / Breeder: Scott Bros ANITA AKAL INDUSTRY AWARD Winner: Toni Dolstra HORSE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Gold Circle Winner: Festival Of Fire / Breeder: Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly



Photos by Peter Morey Photography

Proudly hosted by Gauteng, delights race-goers and takes its place among SA’s top races JOHANNESBURG, 30 November 2013: The R2-million SANSUI Summer Cup 2013, proudly hosted by Gauteng, was bigger, brighter and more glamorous than ever before, delighting race-goersat Turffontein Racecourse this Saturday with Joburg’s greatest race, top horses, some of South Africa’s leading celebrities, huge betting pools, between-races entertainment and many chances to win big.

There weren’t only horses racing at Turffontein this Saturday. Celebrities at this star-studded event didn’t only look good, but they also did good, by battling it out in the SANSUI Phumelela Gaming Charity Dash over 50m. Azania exchanged her gorgeous gown for running shoes to compete against a formidable line-up and raise funds for The Rainbows and Smiles Foundation.

From royalty to revellers, everyone who’s anyone from Gauteng, and across South Africa, came out to play at this year’s SANSUI Summer Cup.

She faced off against media personalities Gerry Elsdon, Bonang Mathebe, Nicole Da Silva, Khanyi Mbau, Miss Earth SA 2012 Tamerin Jardin, Generations actor Thato Molamu, isiBaya star Jessica Nkosi, social butterfly Jen Su and motorsport star Gennaro Bonafede. Adding their voices to support our charity were Thembi Seete and Jacques Terblanche. Lerato Sengadi, Jacinda Louw-Schutte, Nic Bester, Somizi Mhlongo, Shashi Naidoo, Adriaan Bergh and Mika Stefano also competed.Thuli Sithole, also a past winner of the Miss SA title, did her bit too. Alex Caige also joined in, showing his support for a worthy cause. And the winner of the race was Gennaro Bonafede.

Making a dazzling entrance, the first-ever Face of SANSUI Summer Cup, elegant media personality, Azania Mosaka, arrived by helicopter in a striking royal blue dress from leading designer JJ Schoeman. Mosaka was a statuesque vision in the exquisite gown which featured a strapless bodice entrusted with sequins, crystals and beads atop an on-trend flowing flirtskirtin pure silk chiffon which, when caught by the breeze, revealed the dramatic undertone of ocean blue-green. Azania opened anexhilarating day at the races and the who’s who of thoroughbred horseracing, fashion, society and celebrity turned up in style at Turffontein Racecourse to experience the thrill of thundering horses and the best Joburg has to offer in entertainment and hospitality. 118 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014

Winning celeb Bonafede handed over a cheque of R120,000 to nominated charity, The Rainbows and Smiles Foundation, which provides emotional, social and financial support to families of children with life-threatening diseases, and in particular cancer.

SANSUI Summer Cup’s reputation for attracting some of South Africa’s most colourful personalities was more apt than ever this year, with its fashion theme “Colour to Conquer”, with prizes being awarded for Best-Dressed Woman, Best Dressed Man and Best-Dressed Couple, most striking hat and man of the ‘mo’-ment, who won the prize for Best Mo in support of Movember which raises awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Taking the day’s chic urban groove to new levels, the MTV Base Sound Experience made it’s race day debut. The thrilling daylong extravaganza of fashion and live entertainment had racegoers partying late into the night with the mellow sounds of Muzart, Donald and Zakes Bantwiniand the hot deck action of DJs Speedsta, Capital, Major League, Sphectacula, Naves, Vigilante, Tbo Touch and Mo Flava.

team have worked hard to put on a spectacular event, creating excitement and entertainment which, above all, showcased the amazing power and performance of the thoroughbred horses and their skilled riders.” The SANSUI Summer Cup is the power, the pace and the pulse of an esteemed legacy of thoroughbred horseracing in Johannesburg which began in 1887. Whether race-goers came to place bets, parade or party, there was entertainment aplenty with the sights and sounds of Joburg’s most fashionable horse racing event. Among the thousands of visitor to the spectacular SANSUI Summer Cup in 2013 were their Majesties King Letsie III and Queen ‘Mastenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho and MEC Erick Xayiya.

David Sussman, CEO of JD Group, licence holders for the SANSUI brand in South Africa, enthused: “This is our fifth year of sponsorship of the spectacular SANSUI Summer Cup and, for race-goers and partners alike, Joburg’s premier equestrian and fashion affair has been a successful day.”

Mike Varney, Marketing Manager of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure said: “The SANSUI Summer Cup has grown in size and stature to become Gauteng’s answer to South Africa’s most stylish race days. It is also gaining international significance thanks to the level of innovation that is unique to racing in South Africa and the warm welcome it receives from the racing community each year at Turffontein Racecourse”.

David Hirsch, Group Executive: Merchandise and Marketing for the JD Group and SANSUI South Africa welcomed all visitors to Turffontein and observed: “The entire organising

The winner of this year’s SANSUI Summer Cup race main race was Yorker ridden by Anton Marcus and trained by Geoff Woodruff. January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE






By Johan Dreyer

Johan Dreyer, born in 1955, grew up in the North West province of South Africa, where he still lives today. Although trained as an agricultural economist, horses are his passion and have always been part of his daily routine, even before he became a full-time farmer. Schooled in classical equation as a child, he went the full route from dressage, showing and jumping to cowboying and retraining problem horses (or rather, horses with people problems), ultimately training his own happy horses!


t does not matter how much you love your work or the horses you work with, it’s a fact: we are not in control of our lives. In everybody’s live there comes a time that as much as we hate it, or try to prevent it, we are forced to become idle, we just cannot continue with what we like or know that we have to do. This is the time to call it a day and “live in the past or a dream that you’re in”2. It is only if fortune smiles upon you that you get to continue... There is a certain amount of time involved in the training or sharpening of any horse for whatever discipline or competition you have in mind. During that time a fixed regime of working with the horse is necessary. Failing this schedule implies an irritated, bored horse that in due consequence get super excited all of which is counterproductive and costly to say the least. If you find yourself in a situation where you are not able to continue, the most “productive” decision is to design a stop that will facilitate continuation. Turning them out to pasture seems to be the logical answer. But as with everything else in life: if you think something is simple you do not know the full story yet. An eyewitness report from the time the British tried to get hold of the South African gold and diamonds riches by aggression, the British - South African war, c. 1899-19023, 122 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014


might show a glimpse of the horse’s predicament at being turned out: “One of the most pitiful things I have seen in all the war was the astonishment and terror of the cavalry horses at being turned loose on the hills and not allowed to come back to their accustomed lines at night. All afternoon one met parties of them strolling aimlessly about the roads or up the rocky footpaths – poor anatomies of death, with skeleton ribs and drooping eyes. At about seven o’clock two or three hundred of them gathered on the road.... and tried to rush past the Naval Brigade to the cavalry camp, where they supposed their food and grooming and cheerful society were waiting for them as usual. They had to be driven back by mounted Basotho’s with long whips, till at last they turned wearily away to spend the night upon the bare hillside” Everybody knows a horse does not train himself in his stall and that boredom and irritation is a humanisation more than a horse characteristic but what is not that well quantified is the mental destruction that keeping a horse locked-up in a stable without training time or turn-outs bring about. The soul of such a captive animal tends to be as big as his confinement and if you do not want to call it bored and irritated, you have to find some other word for the horse’s very obvious frustration at being locked-up. The worst part is that this mental instability is the result of your actions: more precisely your lack of action!

1 From Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet 2 From Sixto Rodriquez’s “Like Janis” S Swart, Riding High Horses, Humans and History in South Africa, Wits University Press, 2010, page 115-116

“to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, And to step out of life’s procession that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite” 1

To keep a horse stabled while you cannot find the time to give him the necessary attention is a cruel thing to do. A horse in the veldt or one that is turned out regularly will not get bored and irritated. Putting him out to pasture is the preferred choice, especially if you design a stop which will facilitate continuation later on. The understanding of the consequences of turning out a horse to pastures, starts at the penalty to the horse’s for being stabled. A fulltime pastured horse on average spends a third of its life eating and drinking, a third moving about and interacting with other horses and a third resting and sleeping either lying down or standing. This will vary depending on circumstances but for this argument’s sake we can accept it as such. Bearing in mind the way pastured horses spend their time it is easy to see that if you put a pastured horse 24/7 in a single stall, his world is turned upside down. Eating and drinking becomes a rather rushed affair as everything is provided and concentrated which fills him up quickly. Because interacting with other horses is not a possibility it leaves him with more than half the time of day to kill. The influence of killing the time on the horse’s mental state will vary with his character, age and sex. Unfortunately it is not the end of the story yet as on pastures a horse feeds with his head down and if he sleeps standing it is also with his head down. With the head down (the half moon body form)

the Modula oblongata is compressed which is necessary for a horse to relax. In the stall he does not feed with his head down and even when resting he needs to lift his head quite often as he cannot see through the walls which imply higher levels of stress. Which all add up to diminished quality and quantity of relaxing time for the horse: this is reflected in higher adrenaline levels in stabled horses. Stabled horses are as a rule livelier (which originally was one of the reasons for stabling them) due to higher levels of energy, but also more jumpy due to higher levels of stress. Because horses are good natured, adaptable animals they accept being stabled fairly easily but that does not make it any less intrusive a measure to the horse. Turning out a stabled horse to pastures implies reversing the same imposition with equally disruptive consequences. The transition from being stabled 24/7 to survive in the veldt on his own implies dramatic changes both mentally and physically for the horse. Mentally because evolutionary horses are herd animals, which means that he has definite needs to socialise with his herd, being stabled implies that you become his herd. If you do not believe, study pastured horses and count their interactions with each other, you will be amazed: horses are in every sense animals of touch. If you are his herd he needs your hands on him, working him, grooming him and assuring him of your protection - he needs contact with you as sure as he January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE



needs water to quench his thirst. Even in the rest period of a stringent development program, emotionally he still needs the daily comfort of your contact. “Turning him out” implies that he has to go without your contact and develop new relationships. Besides the physical aspects of feeding and roaming about the emotional conversion is hard on him. That is why if you turn out a horse that was stabled over a long time they tend to remain loners. In other words, he would rather remain alone than form new relationships with other horses. If you change a human’s daily routine that drastically there will be due consequences, even if you explain the reasons meticulously. In the case of a horse you can’t explain the reasons meticulously: that is why you have to prepare him. In deciding to turn out a horse we have to face the fact that in his natural state food and security always was and still is a heavy burden, this is confirmed by the fact that all of his instinctive behaviour is concentrated on these issues. A horse loves routine. In being stabled in a human environment, routine is part and parcel of the deal and his owner taking the responsibility for the horse’s nutrition and security, largely alleviates his plight. Although it might seem natural, turning out a horse that is used to being stabled means forcing drastic physical changes on him. After a number of years of getting used to his feed being provided in a manger, grazing in a pasture comes as natural as running is to the elderly. A further complicating factor is the difference between the concentrated rations he is fed in a stable, to gracing in the pastures that he has to utilize after being turned out. Horses have an underdeveloped digestive system compared to other grazers and surviving solely on pastures (especially if it is relatively dry and adequate water is available) for a period is beneficial to the long term functioning of any stabled horse’s digestive system, but it does not make the change-over any less tramatic for the horse. We all know that permanently pastured horses develop a hay belly that stabled horses do not have. So until a stabled horse develops the necessary micro flora in his intestines in order to digest the grazing and a hay belly to accommodate the volume, he is going to go hungry even in the best of pastures. Evidence of the consequences of pasturing stabled horses is found when racing mares return from the track to become broodmares. They take up to two years to adapt physically to fulltime pasturing.

he has shown progressive improvement, in most cases you will find him improved on his return. This rest period allows neural pathways to develop and consolidate. After the rest period the learned patterns tend to react more reliably and with less fatigue. To a trainer, the rest period provides the time to qualify and quantify the whole training process or in layman’s terms: get some “distance” from actual daily training and see the whole picture and not just pieces of it. In designing a stop: • The first step would be to remove all shoes and trim the hooves. Ensure that they are neither soft nor brittle by applying the appropriate hoof care and put on a good bevel on the edges in order to avoid them splitting and forming cracks when the horse is pastured. Sanitise the soles of his feet by brushing with Stockholm tar and a steel brush for a few days to remove pathogens that may be lurking, especially if padding was used with the shoes. • Start to give the horse ever increasing daily grazing time in the pastures, starting with preferably only one of the horses that will be with him in the pastures. The less dominant his initial companion, the better, as stabled and pastured horses will usually have a go at each other. A single less dominant horse at first, adding more horses as he get acquainted will reduce aggression and hostility while the stabled horse becomes accustomed to the pastures and herd dynamics. If the stabled horse is just forced to join a herd of pastured horses, the herd will chase him through the fences resulting in some cuts and bruises, or if the fences are good you will have a fight in one of the corners and in both cases some vet bills from injured horses. • At the same time, reduce the concentrate he is being fed in the stable while taking note of his hay consumption, forcing him to utilise more and more of the pastures. As soon as he is feeding well in the pastures you can stop his concentrates. Concentrates tend to increase the horse’s acidity levels which result in lower absorption rates of nutrients and minerals and are the main reason for difficulties in the horse’s physical adaption to pasturing. The key here is enough time to adapt. • As you start giving him pasture time, gradually reduce his training to a point of just warming up and grooming to just greeting him. If a horse is devoted to you in response to your caring, you have to explain it to him that there are some changes about to happen and give him time to understand that. If you fail, he will not trust you again and the bond that you had will be destroyed forever. Because our communication with the horse is imperfect at best, you has to give it time and let him down slowly, yet your manner had to remain purposeful or else you will fail.

The difference between keeping a horse and caring for one is the reason some owners never get to know the horse’s demonstrative nature or his selfless and absolute commitment to your will. It’s only when you are really committed to care for the horse that his ability to devote himself becomes evident in response to your caring. It is understandable that if you have no other choice but to turn out a horse that has devoted Although he is now prepared for full time pasturing, the heart himself to you in response to your caring, that you have to break is the same, but at least it will now be more about “design a stop” in order to be able to continue successfully at you missing his company than agonising about the hard time some future date. The truth is that apart from the benefits ahead of him. the horse’s digestive system will reap from taking a break Bibliography: from being stabled, there are other benefits too, especially Horsemanship by Johan Dreyer (to be published) if the stop is well designed. When training any horse, a “rest Previous Breeders Notebook articles by Johan Dreyer and digest” period is almost always a good idea and beneficial to both horse and trainer. Turning him out for a while once (Johan can be reached at dreyerjohan@yahoo.com) 124 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014



Mr Brock & Erinn

By Catherine Hartley

The Thoroughbred Race Horse has been refined over the last 300odd years through selective breeding and careful pedigree selection to the ultimate athlete that it is today. Bred from three Arabian Stallions and an original handful of mare stock, the Thoroughbred is bred to run and born to race. While racing may be their purpose, their inherent workmanlike nature, generosity and athleticism mean that they are highly suited to other forms of equestrian sport and given the right environments and grounding, go on to excel. Beyond Racing is an initiative to promote and publicise Thoroughbreds, highlight their successes as highly suitable sport and leisure horses and to promote their appropriate transition from racing to be well looked after, much loved and valued beyond their racing careers. The campaign aims to combine all forces in the breeding and racing industry, sport horse industry, the National Thoroughbred Trust and animal welfare units to promote their care and highlight their suitability and successes as riding horses across all disciplines. For the 2014 Equestrian calendar, Beyond Racing will initiate and 126 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014

encourage special Thoroughbred series classes and prizes within classes at shows, to highlight and acknowledge competitive Thoroughbreds and their riders, in their chosen disciplines at all levels. Together with the Thoroughbred industry we will also initiate annual awards for Thoroughbreds that have stood out or excelled outside of racing. For example, the Thoroughbred of the year award will recognise a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a noncompetitive career such as equine assisted therapy, police work or Game Patrol for Rhino Revolution and a Thoroughbred ambassador award will acknowledge a horse that has stood out from a publicity perspective whether competitive or not. The calibre, heart and ability of the Thoroughbred has seen many excel beyond their racing careers in show-jumping, three phase eventing, polo, polo-crosse, showing and dressage as well as other leisure sports. Beyond Racing invites all Thoroughbred owners to share the stories of their champs whether racing, competing, hacking or a beloved friend. Among some of the profiles that we have received already are the stories of Msasa Magic, Mr Brock,

Mr Brock & Erinn

Equal Image, Robyn’s Luck, Beat Patrol, Fork Lightening, Bhekinkosi and Membrado, to name a few. Msasa Magic (Woodborough x Northern Safari by Northern Guest) Jassy Mackenzies tells their story: ”Msasa had about 14 starts in KZN and Kimberley, unplaced in all of them, and was looking over his stable door when he caught the eye of a lady who was looking for horses to bring to Johannesburg and sell. She put a photo of him on FB which caught my eye and I went to see him. He was so pretty that I ended up buying him without a vetting. I took him home and rested him for the next five months. Two weeks after coming to me he came down with biliary and this was followed by two other serious viruses – every six weeks he presented with a temperature of 40! Thankfully after the third one he was fine and he started to settle in. He lived out and had his shoes removed and was on minimal concentrates with a few important supplements and lots of quality teff and Lucerne, and gained condition really well on this. Within five months he was looking and feeling wonderful and we started work.

Msasa was a lovely ride right from the start with a beautiful head carriage and an amazingly soft mouth, as well as lovely paces which are still developing. He is a very expressive and extrovert horse which makes him very eye catching, but also means that any problems are on display for all to see! It took him a while to calm down at shows, which he found way too terrifying at first, and our first couple of scores were very bad. However thanks to time, schooling and some great lessons, he gained the confidence he needed to start going well and showing off rather than showing how scared he was! He is now competing in Graded shows at Prelim 3 level. He’s also got a beautiful jump but I think he has more of a dressage and showing horse temperament, so we’re sticking to that in competition for now and saving the jumping for the occasional pop on outrides. He is still barefoot with excellent feet which self -maintain (he was last trimmed nearly two years ago!). He now has the option of a stable at night, so he comes in to lie down and eat teff, and roams around in his large paddock the rest of the time. He never January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Msasa Magic & Jassy

gets thickly blanketed and at most has a splashproof sheet when the weather is cold, wet or windy. He is on about 2 kg of feed a day – including whole oats, Equus balancer, crushed linseed and some supplements – and together with my other barefoot Thoroughbred who is his companion, keeps his good condition mainly on teff and about 2-3 kg of Lucerne a day. I have discovered that if you rehab Thoroughbreds properly and feed them sensibly they really don’t need to subsist on lots of concentrates or be overprotected in terms of stabling and blanketing.” Mr Brock. (Fort Wood x Cape Badger by Badgerland). Now 10, Mr Brock was owned by Serge Seenyen, bred by the late Mrs Oppenheimer and trained by Mike De Kock. From racing in South Africa and winning a few starts, he went to Mauritius where he won their Derby, the Golden Trophy and the Phoenix Maiden cup and then on to Dubai where he had a few more wins. In 2012 Serge decided to bring him back to South Africa to retire and he was taken on by Erinn Dempsey in July 2012. Erinn also rides the grey Equalize gelding, Equal Image, originally owned by Tony Moodley and trained by Mike de Kock and they are competing very successfully, especially in three-phase eventing. Although still in the early days of his new career, Mr Brock recently competed in the Kwa Zulu-Natal Showing Championships where he won all his classes in the novice section and went on to win the Supreme Champion Novice Show Horse. Mr Brock has also been placed in many classes in all the disciplines he competes in and has done very well in his last few eventing shows, either winning or coming 2nd. 128 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014

Bhekinkosi (Kahal x Amabokoboko by Sunny North) The Summerhill-bred, Gary Alexander trained gelding won 11 times, including the Listed Java Handicap. He is now owned by Garett Murphy, is competing in small shows and looks set for his second career. We will be following the careers of our Thoroughbreds at Beyond Racing and invite all owners to send us their stories to profile. Of the many successes past and present, we cannot forget Heartbreak Hill (Rocky Marriage x Boomy Hill) who went on from racing in PE to compete in International level eventing in Europe, at the World Equestrian Games Kentucky and was the SA Olympic selection for London 2012. Currently, at the higher levels of showjumping, the Kahal mare Fountain of Love is competing in the 1.50m classes with Bronwyn Meredith-Short, along with Aquablade (Arbat x Ripple) and Lawrence Mowatt. In the 1.40M classes, Magical Emblem (National Emblem) and Lexi Stais and Al Rosario (Al Mufti) and Chelsea Gertenbach are consistently in the top finishers. From showing to eventing and many polo successes sold internationally, the Thoroughbreds continue to make their mark Beyond Racing!





By a Champion Sire out of a Broodmare Of The Year, Multiple G1 Winner, Horse of the Year Germany, Champion Older Male Germany, Rated 126lb by Timeform, Champion Freshman Sire Germany, Sire of Champions Record Breaking Sire of 6 G1 winners in 2013 and now

Champion Sire South Africa 2012/13 January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE



ilvano was bred by the Jacobs’ Gestüt Fährhof in Germany and was raced by the Jacobs family. As a racehorse, Silvano became one of the best in the World and competed in Germany, Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia and USA, winning 7 races from 2 to 5 years, over 1400 - 2200 metres and earned a Timeform Rating of 126lb. Winner of the prestigious Arlington Million G1 (USA), Queen Elizabeth II Cup G1 (Hong Kong) and $1,000,000 Singapore Cup G1 (Singapore), Silvano was a highly successful traveller. He was also placed in 4 other International G1 events. “The million has been a bastion of international racing since inception 20 years ago when John Henry defeated The Bart by a nose. Silvano’s victory was the first by a German bred horse and a watershed moment for thoroughbred breeding in that nation.” - Arlington Park. Silvano stands 16 hands and oozes quality. He is a ‘classic’ looking individual and has impeccable manners. He was schooled by non other than the famous ‘horse whisperer’ himself, Monty Roberts. When I first saw him move in his paddock at Maine Chance, I thought him to be one of the most athletic horses I had ever seen. While taking some of the photographs for this article, in September of this year, I saw him do a figure eight which seemed to defy gravity! EBN had very high hopes for Silvano - “Given his smashing good looks and the fact that he’s a beautifully balanced horse, he is going to prove a huge boon to South African breeding.” ANDREAS JACOBS What events led to the decision to mate Silvano’s dam, Spirit of Eagles, to Lomitas? “In 1992, we bought 12 American mares for our German stallions in order to test a complete outcross and to inject some speed. Silvano and his half-brother Sabiango were a hugely successful result of this.” Is there any reason why he was named Silvano? “He was named after Silvano Beltrametti, a very successful Swiss downhill skier from the little village where our family have been going to ski for many generations. Beltrametti later had a terrible accident.” 132 INTERNATIONAL RACE HORSE January 2014

What were your impressions of Silvano when he was born? “Silvano was a very normal horse, normal size and normal behavior. He didn’t do anything wrong. We simply couldn’t believe our eyes when he ran first time out, as the second colour of the trainer, winning so impressively.” All your horses are schooled by Monty Roberts - what was Monty’s feedback to you on Silvano? “Monty discovered Silvano to be very intelligent and a quick learner. He has an amazing willingness to learn, based on a huge trust in human beings.” Why did you decide to race Silvano instead of selling him at auction? “In those years we were purely owner-breeders, racing all our horses in our silks.” Please tell us what it was like owning a racehorse such as Silvano and what was the highlight of his racing career? “Silvano was the first German horse that traveled the World, which made him very popular in our country. For the team, including myself, it was a great adventure, since we had no experience in sending a horse around the World. Silvano’s kindness and trust made it a success. The most impressive win for me was the G1 Arlington Million, because it was only meant to be a preparation race for the G1 Man O’ War Stakes and in addition he was only 80% fit.” Please relate to us the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of Maine Chance and your decision to shuttle Silvano to South Africa. “Both ideas, the acquisition of the farm from Graham Beck and the shuttling of Silvano between Germany and South Africa developed in parallel. Regarding Silvano, I just felt that he was ideal for South Africa - a 2000 metre horse who liked fast ground, and also a

complete outcross.” Unfortunate events unfolded which prevented Silvano shuttling back to Germany - please can you relate to us the circumstances that eventually led to Silvano being syndicated in South Africa and the provision made for him to shuttle back to Germany in 2009 for a single season. “I can actually write a book about this because it was a whole series of misunderstandings and lapses between various South African authorities. John Slade and I somehow managed to jump over all the hurdles until we got caught at the finish line due to an outbreak of AHS the day before his planned departure. This was, of course, dreadful and it is still amazing how Silvano has survived this endless saga.” Silvano’s dominance during 2012/13 in South Africa has been an outstanding achievement please tell us how this achievement makes you feel. “It is the highest success in my life as a breeder and I am utterly grateful to everyone on my team who made this happen.” Could you relate the importance of German bloodlines and the influence that they are having internationally. “The success of German breeding stems from a strict system that requires stallions to be tough and be rated as top-class racehorses before actually becoming stallions. Since most breeders in Germany race their own horses, the selection of mares to breed from is more quality driven and not commercial. Over generations, this helps to produce soundness, fewer bleeders and better minds.” “I would like to thank the entire team at Maine Chance for their dedication and passion for horses. It makes owning the farm great fun.”



JOHN SLADE When Silvano arrived at Maine Chance - what were your impressions of him? “He was awesome. I was struck by his presence and composure. He just stood there, I knew then that I was looking at something special. I also remember that he was beautifully turned out, had the shiniest coat full of dapples and a full luxurious tail. He also arrived with a big stainless steel trunk full of the most beautiful tack and Rudy, his devoted groom who came along to settle him into his new home.” Could you describe him physically and also his temperament. “His presence makes him bigger and stronger than he really is. He is a good looking horse of the highest quality without being pretty. His temperament is outstanding, he is steady, confident and kind.” What are his good and bad points? “His greatest asset is his ability to pass on his racing class and courage. Physically he has a lovely front, head, neck and shoulders, he has a good long walk and is balanced and athletic. Conventional ‘wisdom’ would describe him as being slightly long in the body, weak over the loins, slack in the pasterns and that he carries his hocks behind him. None of which should be called a fault if the horse was a champion and retired sound.” What type of mares suit him physically? “ I think miler to middle distance type mares. They tend to be of good size, feminine and athletic.” In your view, what bloodlines are best suited to him? “The tried and tested Nijinsky II x Blushing Groom nick has done exceptionally well this


LOMITAS (GB) 1988 - at stud at Gestüt Fährhof in Germany

year producing Martial Eagle, Tellina, Heavy Metal and Punta Arenas. Silvano seems to work with most sire lines and with good broodmare sires like Al Mufti, Elliodor, Badger Land, Sportsworld and even National Assembly. I think Rich Man’s Gold may also suit.” What has it been like working with Silvano? “He is the greatest horse that I have ever worked with. His polite and professional manner in the covering yard, his amazing fertility and his prepotency make him a true Champion. At home he is loved by everyone. Silvano is living testimony to Monty Roberts’ methods and the gentle hands of everyone that has handled him” Silvano’s dominance during 2012/13 in South Africa has been an outstanding achievement please tell us how this achievement makes you feel and what you think Silvano’s success means to Maine Chance. “I knew, from the first time I saw Silvano, that he would be great, so his success hasn’t been a huge surprise. I was frustrated that it took so long for his greatness to be recognised. I am so pleased for Andreas and Silvano, they have, together, written another chapter in the history of Maine Chance.”

SILVANO (GER) - winning the Arlington Million G1 in USA by 3 lengths.

MAX MANGQASE (Silvano’s Groom)


Tell us what you think of Silvano? “He is the only stallion I know that is so tame that even an eleven year old will be able to lead him.”

Silvano is by German Champion Sire Lomitas who was unbeaten at 2 years and won 5 of his 6 starts at 3 years including 3 G1 events by an aggregate of 15 lengths. Champion of his generation, Horse of the Year at 3, he was rated 129lb by Timeform. Although Lomitas had never raced outside Germany, his form allowed him to be viewed as of similar calibre to the best colts of Britain and France, Generous and Suave Dancer.

What is it like working with Silvano every day? “ It is a daily pleasure to work with him. He is most easy to handle. I do not have to catch him for stabling at the end of the day. I simply rattle the chain on the gate and he walks up to stand close to me. I could even leave off the halter and I believe he would follow me from his stable to the paddock, without hesitating or wandering off.” How does he compare to the other 3 stallions under your care? “He covers easily, does not have any tricks, does not act up like some of the other stallions.” Does he have any good or bad habits? “He likes to nibble on my hands when people come to see him - as if he is shy of all the attention. Physiotherapy exercises are done every day inside the stable. He completes the routine willingly, without losing concentration.”

Monty Roberts summed up Lomitas’ racing career - “Lomitas went on to amass a record that, in my opinion, is more important than any other racehorse I’ve dealt with. He didn’t win the most money, but with three Group 1 races to his credit and Horse Of The Year honours, he surpasses Alleged as my favourite racehorse of all time.” The success which Lomitas made of his stud career has proved invaluable in extending the male-line influence of Nijinski II. Lomitas has now (posthumously) taken a distinguished stud career to new heights by producing a filly who has earned her place as one of the great winners of the Prix de l’Arc De Triomphe - Danedream.



PROUDINSKY (GER) - G2 winner USA, G1 placed USA

SILVANO’S STUD RECORD Silvano retired to stud at Gestüt Fährhof, near Bremen in Germany in 2002 where he became Leading First Season Sire in 2005. The stars of his first crop were G1 horses Proudinsky (c - Dashing Blade, Windwurf ) and Fair Breeze (f - Andrang, Athenagoras) as well as G2 horses Dwilano (c - In The Wings, Habitat) and Bergo (c - Surumu, Le Haar), G3 horse Rovana Jowe (f – Dashing Blade, Dominion) and Listed horses Ordinata (c - Zampano, Soderini), Romanoff (c - Pirate Army), Fusili (f - Nebos, Luciano), Aurea (f - Monsun, Elamana-mou) and Ogmore Vale (f - Vitiges, Le Haar). Silvano shuttled to South Africa after covering mares in Germany during the first half of 2003. A very good filly emerged from this crop - Mi Emma (f - Lake Coniston, Robellino), winner of two German G2 races, the German 1,000 Guineas and the Oettingen-Rennen (beating the multiple G1 winner Soldier Hollow). Her class was even better illustrated by her performance in England that year when she contested the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot - she finished second behind Indian Ink while beating of the G1 winning fillies Darjina, Majestic Roi and Finsceal Beo. Other BOLD SILVANO (SAF) - G1 winner of the Durban July in SA, G3 winner in Dubai.

KINGS GAMBIT (SAF) - G1 winner SAF, G3 winner UK.

notable German G3 performers from this crop include Lowenherz (c - Frontal, Kaiseradler) and Auvano (c - Big Shuffle, Auenmaid). Silvano’s first South African crop contained both Kings Gambit (c - Al Mufti, Gatecrasher), winner as a 3-y-o of the G1 SA Classic over 1800m and the G1 SA Derby over 2450m and Happy Spirit (f - Badger Land, Pompeii Court), winner of the G2 SA Oaks over 2450m. Other performers of note include G1 placed Tan Can (c - Model Man, Del Sarto), G2 performers Mochachino (f - Fort Wood, Super Concorde), Cape Town (c - Russian Fox, Be Glorious) and Silver Fantasy (f - Rainbow Dream, French Tutor). On the way to board a plane for Germany at the end of his 2003 South African covering season and quarantine period, there was an outbreak of AHS and John Slade had to return to Maine Chance with Silvano in tow. He was subsequently syndicated to stand permanently in South Africa with a condition that he shuttle once more to Germany in 2009. Now syndicated, Silvano received excellent support from SA breeders across the board. The 2004 covering season produced the likes of G1 performers Martial Eagle (c - Jallad, Northfields), Equus Champion Stayer of 2011, Aslan (c Elliodor, Harry Hotspur), Kings Cross (c - Al Mufti, Politician), Rudi Rocks (c - Virginia Rapids, Mt Livermore) and other stakes performers such as Forest Of Dean (c - Jallad; Russian Fox), Scintilla (f - Royal Prerogative, Triple Bend), Tuvana Silva (f - Elliodor, Ulysses II), Reconcile (f - Trigger Finger, Capture Him), Magic Penny (f - Kentucky Slew, Caerdeon), etc. Equus Champion Middle Distance Horse in


HEAVY METAL (SAF) - Dual G1 winner of the Durban July and Champion’s Challenge.

2010, Bold Silvano (c - Al Mufti, Enchanter) was one of the outstanding performers of the 2006 crop. Silvano seemed to be getting better and better performers year in and year out. Bold Silvano went on to win the Durban July G1 and travelled to Dubai with great success. Flax (c Elliodor; Torsion) is still performing at G1 level in Singapore, while at home Bravura (c - Centenary, Melun), Bulsara (c - Sportsworld, Elliodor), Flirtation (f - Mullineaux, Master Polly), Field Flower (c Northfields, Stage Door Johnny), Galanthus (c - Al Mufti, Coastal) and We Three (f - Badger Land, Habitat), all G1 performers, took Silvano to new heights as a sire. Silvano’s 2007 crop was a little disappointing compared to the bumper crop the previous year. Seal (c - Rambo Dancer, Crystal De Roche), Frequent Flyer (f - Foveros, Thatching) and M’Lords Throat (c - Western Winter, Elliodor) were the best performers. Silvano’s 2008 crop produced the current super-star and Equus Champion Middle Distance Horse of 2013, Heavy Metal (g - Baroon, Hard Up), as well as Silver Flyer (c - Flaming Rock; Jungle Cove), Astro News (c - Dominion Royale, Lama), Punta Arenas (g - Candy Stripes, Country Doctor), Ice Machine (g - Elliodor, Where To Dance) and Crown Of Gold (g - Palace Music, London Bells). Silvano is siring top colts and top fillies consistently - one of the prerequisites of a leading stallion. The 2009 crop produced the exciting filly Do You Remember (f - Casey Tibbs, Al Mufti) who beat the country’s best fillies in the Woolavington 2000 G1. Equus Champion 3-y-o Colt of 2013, Vercingetorix (c - National Assembly, Peacetime), Tellina (c - Spectrum, Fairy King), Silvano’s Jet (c

FLAX (SAF) - G1 winner iof the Raffles Cup in Singapore.

- Jet Master, Free State) and Gothic (g - Badger Land, Al Mufti) are all outstanding G1 performers from this crop and a few have already headed for greener pastures overseas. Silvano’s 2010 crop are the current 3-y-o’s of 2013/14. Happy Valentine (f - National Assembly, Pompeii Court) was Silvano’s first G1 winning 2-yo, winning the Allan Robertson Championship over 1200m at Greyville in May of 2013. Lucky Speed (c - Monsun, Slip Anchor), also born in 2010 in Ireland, won the G1 Deutsches Derby in Hamburg, Germany in July of 2013. Silvano’s record of producing 6 G1 winners in 2013 places him joint second with Dansili behind World leader Galileo, who has 7. Martial Eagle, Heavy Metal, Happy Valentine, Do You Remember, Vercingetorix and Lucky Speed were Silvano’s 2013 G1 winners. Silvano was born in 1996 which makes him 17 years old. South African breeders should ‘make hay while the sun shines’ and send their best mares to this record breaking stallion. He requires good size athletic, strong, quality individuals that are well coupled and deep through the girth. A good or straightish hind leg would also help. He seems to produce top horses to wide variety of bloodlines, but one cannot ignore the number of top performers coming from mares descending from Blushing Groom (Martial Eagle, Tellina, Heavy Metal and Punta Arenas). The Roberto male line is also well represented through Al Mufti and Mullineaux. Lyphard line mares have produced through Elliodor and Trigger Finger and National Assembly mares have produced 2 outstanding performers in Happy Valentine and Vercingetorix. January 2014 INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE



US$1 000 000

23 SILVANO YEARLINGS LOT 2 11 27 30 31 32 33 37 40 77 96 111 112 115 119 121 132 133 136 159 164 165 189

NAME SEX Tahini f. Princess Sher f. Zafira f. Honey Bird f. Streak of Silver c. Un-named c. Silver Sage c. Silvan Jazz f. Power Shift c. Elusive Silva c. Glimmer of Silver f. Sylvan Shadows c. Impressed c. Un-named c. Kado c. Isolde f. Count Tassilo c. Silvery Dream f. Machismo c. Silver Mountain f. Pampas c. Tin Soldier c. Single Sword c.

DAM STABLE Taomina (GER) G25 Vanilla Silk B34 Zahira G27 African Badger G18 Alignment (IRE) F24 Al Shama C3 Alteza C28 Arabian Jazz (AUS) B9 Attache C20 Esprit B24 Golden Shina G20 Indiscretion C5 Inspired (IRE) G31 Jalantra C4 Katherine G33 Kokkewiet F23 Light Fandango C16 Live Your Dreams G8 Magical Miss H1 Our Table Mountain (USA) G9 Peru H4 Pewter C10 Single Rose H5


John Slade • Tel: 023 626 2342 • Fax: 023 626 2585 • Mobile: 083 630 0433 HORSE January 2014 138 INTERNATIONAL RACE E-mail: info@mainechance.co.za • Web: www.mainechance.co.za

C ape Premier Yearling Sale 2014





In The Fast Lane By Sarah Whitelaw / Photos by Liesl King

South African

Stats 2013

The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition Algoa Cup, G3, Fairview, 27th October, 2000m

August S, G3, Vaal, 31 August, 1200m

1 Disco Al 4 g Captain Al – Studio Fifty Four, by Badger Land (USA) 2 Storm Dancer 4 g Black Minnaloushe (USA) – True Gale, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Abercrombie 4 c Trippi (USA) – Stratos, by Jet Master

1 Here Comes Billy 4 g Muhtafal (USA) – Fast Tempo, by Jet Master 2 Uncle Tommy 6 g Kahal (GB) – Cousin Linda, by Badger Land (USA) 3 Contador 4 g Var (USA) – Fine Wood, by Fort Wood (USA)

Age: 4; Starts: 14; Wins: 4; Placings: 7; Earnings: R386 880

Age: 4; Starts: 12; Wins: 4; Placings: 6; Earnings: R361 700

Sire CAPTAIN AL. Sire of 43 stakes winners. In 2013 CAPTAIN OF ALL Fard G1, DISCO AL Badger Land G3, ALL IS SECRET Goldkeeper G1, WHEREDOWEGO Fort Wood G3, ZAMBEZI TORRENT King Of Kings LR, PURE POWER National Assembly LR, SECRET OBSESSION Russian Fox LR, ALBERT MOONEY Qui Danzig LR, VICTORIAN SECRET Joshua Dancer LR, ONLY EMILY National Emblem LR, HILL FIFTY FOUR Sportsworld G2

Sire MUHTAFAL. Sire of 29 stakes winners. In 2013 HERE COMES BILLY Jet Master G3, KNOCK ON WOOD Rocky Marriage G3.

1st Dam STUDIO FIFTY FOUR by Badger Land. 6 wins at 3-5 in South Africa, Gold Circle Oaks, G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: JEPPE’S REEF (g. by Jallad), 6 wins at 3-5, Gold Cup, G1, Setters Trophy, LR, 2nd Cape Summer Stayers Hcp, G3, 3rd The Sledgehammer, LR, etc. 2008: Dancing Tigress (f. by Tiger Ridge), placed at 3, from 8 starts. 2009: DISCO AL (c. by Captain Al), R800 000 NYS, 4 wins, Algoa Cup G3 2010: Dancing Judy (f. by Judpot), unraced 2011: Carousel (f. by Trippi), unraced. 2nd Dam DANCE OF LOVE by Elliodor. 2 wins at 3-4. Dam of STUDIO FIFTY FOUR, etc. Broodmare sire BADGER LAND. Sire of the dams of 38 stakes winners -JEPPE’S REEF Jallad G1, REBEL QUEEN Kahal LR, VIVA MARIA Jet Master G1, REBEL KING National Emblem G1, RUSSIAN SAGE Jallad G1, EBONY FLYER Jet Master G1, CAPTAIN’S LOVER Captain Al G1, HAPPY SPIRIT Silvano G2, ON HER TOES Western Winter G1, LADY SHARI Judge T C G1, HAPPY LANDING Al Mufti G1, BADGER’S COVE Joshua Dancer G2, TRUE MASTER Jet Master G3, DEELIGHTFUL IRVING Afternoon Deelites G2, IRVING’S BABY Quiet American G3, GIFTED FOR GLORY Silvano G3, WE THREE Silvano LR, DISCO AL Captain Al G3, etc The Captain Al/Badger Land cross has produced CAPTAIN’S LOVER G1, DISCO AL G3, CAPTAIN SCOTT LR, PRINCESS ALBERTA LR, Strategize G3, Cape Cutter LR Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Badger Land Studio Fifty Four Dance Of Love

Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Codex Gimieroom Elliodor Fairy Fortune

1st Dam FAST TEMPO. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: THURSDAY LUNCH (g Kabool): 2 wins in SA 2009: HERE COMES BILLY (g Muhtafal): R120 000 CPYS, 4 wins in SA, August S G3. 2nd Dam Mabelle, 5 wins in SA, 3rd TR Lewis Memorial S LR Dam of 5 winners. ALIBAMA: 9 wins in SA, PE Gold Cup LR MAYBE ME: 4 wins in SA, dam of 2 winners. BELLE SORCIERE: 3 wins in SA, dam of 1 winner. MISS MANDY: 2 wins in SA. FULL BLAST: Winner in SA, dam of 2 winners. Broodmare sire JET MASTER. Sire of the dams of 2 SW SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G3. Mr Prospector Muhtafal Polite Lady Jet Master Fast Tempo Mabelle

Raise A Native Gold Digger Venetian Jester Friendly Ways Rakeen Jet Lightning Folmar Belle Amie

Champagne S, G3, Kenilworth, 10 August, 1200m 1 Princess Victoria 5 m Victory Moon – Platinum Princess, by Rakeen (USA) 2 Victorian Secret 4 f Captain Al – Spring Lilac, by Joshua Dancer (USA) 3 La Patineuse 5 m National Emblem – La Patoneur, by Badger Land Age: 5; Starts: 18; Wins: 10; Placings:4; Earnings: R2 174 045 Sire VICTORY MOON. Sire of 8 stakes winners. In 2013 PRINCESS VICTORIA Rakeen G3 1st Dam PLATINUM PRINCESS Unraced Dam of 5 winners: 2005: Asian Affair (f The Sheik): 3 wins in South Africa, 2nd Umzimkhulu S G3 2006: PLATIN (c Almushtarak): 3 wins in South Africa 2007: PLATINUM MOON (c Silvano): 3 wins in South Africa and Zimbabwe 2008: PRINCESS VICTORIA (f Victory Moon): Equus Champion 2yo filly in South Africa, Equus Champion 3yo filly in South Africa, R325 000 NYS, 10 wins in South Africa, Avontuur Estate Cape

Fillies Guineas G1, Golden Slipper G1, Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, Garden Province S G1, Tibouchina S G2, Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2, Poinsettia S G3, Champagne S G3, Summer Juvenile S LR, 3rd SA Fillies Sprint G1, Cape Premier Yearling Sales Guineas G1 2nd Dam Platinum Lady, 5 wins in South Africa, 4th Rupert Ellis Brown Plate G3 Dam of 7 winners: CUP OF GRACE: 8 wins in South Africa, Thaba ‘Nchu Sun Casino S G3, Thaba ‘Nchu Sun Casino S LR, 3rd GommaGomma Summer Cup G1 Decorum: Winner in South Africa, 2nd East Cape Fillies Nursery LR PLATINUM ROSE: 3 wins in South Africa KITCO: 2 wins in South Africa PLATINUM LASS: Winner in South Africa, dam of 4 winners Broodmare sire RAKEEN. Sire of the dams of 11 stakes winners PRINCESS VICTORIA G1, FAR DE VIE Fard G1, SEDGE Silvano G3, AL CZARINA Rabah G3, ORANGE ALERT Goldkeeper LR, CALL TO COMBAT Announce LR, ISLAND RETREAT Mogok LR, COMTESSE DUBOIS Count Dubois LR, LYCURGUS Not For Love LR, HANGOVER KID Lemon Drop Kid LR, BLUSHING B.J. Rock Slide LR Al Mufti Victory Moon Dancing Flower Rakeen Platinum Princess Platinum Lady

Roberto Lassie Dear Dancing Champ Wild Hyacinth Northern Dancer Glorious Song Centaine Precious Platinum

Charity Mile, G2, Turffontein, 2nd November, 1600m 1 Royal Zulu Warrior (AUS) 7 g Mossman (AUS) – Dark Blue (NZ), by Wallenda (USA) 2 Glorious Jet 5 g Jet Master – Cuddle Me, by Elliodor (FR) 3 Killua Castle (AUS) 4 g Churchill Downs (AUS) – Prayers’n’Promises (AUS), by Encosta de Lago (AUS) Age:7; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Placings: 2; Earnings: R733 925 Sire: MOSSMAN. Sire of 25 stakes winners. In 2013 – BUFFERING Anabaa G1, ROYAL ZULU WARRIOR Wallenda G2, DOTHRAKI Flying Spur LR, PLUCKY BELLE Zabeel G3, SECOND EFFORT Geiger Counter G3, WONDER MOSSMAN Danehill G3, MASTER OF PUPPETS Slavic G1, UNDER THE EIFFEL Danehill LR 1st dam: DARK BLUE, 4 wins in Australia Dam of 4 winners: 2005: BEAUTIFUL BLUE (f Beautiful Crown), 2 wins in Australia 2006: ROYAL ZULU WARRIOR (g Mossman), $35 000MCGC, 6 wins in South Africa, Charity Mile G2, Lebelo Hcp G3. 2008: FIGHTING WARRIOR (c Magic Albert), 2 wins in South Africa, Golden Horseshoe G1, died at 3.

2009: VASQUEZ (f Shaft), Winner in Australia 2nd dam: ROYAL CIPHER, unraced Dam of 5 winners: PRUSSIAN BLUE: 4 wins in New Zealand, Bayer Classic G1 Grace And Favor: 5 wins, 3rd Great Metropolitan Hcp LR Broodmare sire WALLENDA. Sire of the dams of 4 stakes winners – ROYAL ZULU WARRIOR Mossman G2, FIGHTING WARRIOR Magic Albert G1, CHAMPANO Noverre LR, EYE SCAREY Highland Ruckus LR. Success Express Mossman Lichen Lady Wallenda Dark Blue Royal Cipher

Hold Your Peace Au Printemps Twig Moss Off Shore Gulch So Glad Imperial Seal The Waitress

Choice Carriers Fillies Championship, G2, 3yo fillies, Kenilworth, 9 November, 1400m 1 In The Fast Lane Jet Master – First Arrival, by Northern Guest (USA) 2 Highly Decorated Captain Al – Spring Garland, by Rambo Dancer (USA) 3 Alascan Maiden Captain Al – Polar Charge (GB), by Polar Falcon (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Placings:2; Earnings: R205 275 Sire JET MASTER. Is the sire of 54 stakes winners. In 2013 THUNDER DANCE Fort Wood G1, ALEXANDRA PALACE Darshaan LR, RAZZLE DAZZLE ROSE Last Tycoon G2, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Rambo Dancer G3, MASTER PLAN Royal Chalice G3, JET LADY Kenmare LR, MAXIMUM JET Candy Stripes LR, JET EXPLORER Icelander G2, TRUE MASTER Badger Land G3, JET SUPREME Zabeel G3, E-JET Equalize G2, PAN AMM Centenary LR, VIVA MARIA Badger Land G3, TOP JET Elliodor LR, 1st dam: FIRST ARRIVAL, Spey Bridge Champion 3yo filly in Zimbabwe, 6 wins in Zimbabwe, Spey Bridge S G3, W Store Oaks LR, 2nd Bookmakers Fillies Classic LR, etc. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: LET’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (c Muhtafal); Equus Champion 3YO Male Sprinter, 7 wins in South Africa, inc. Golden Horse Casino Sprint G1, 2nd Lebelo Hcp G3 2003: Beat Patrol (c Muhtafal): 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Tommy Hotspur Hcp G3 2007: ROCKINGANDROLLING (c Woodborough), 4 wins in South Africa 2008: ROCK THE COUNTRY (c Western Winter), 3 wins in South Africa 2010: IN THE FAST LANE (f Jet Master), R650 000CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Choice Carriers Fillies Championship G2 2nd dam FIRST DEBUTANTE, winner in South Africa, Dam of 9 winners inc: CLIFTON QUEEN: 5 wins in South Africa,



Hammies Hooker

In A Rush

inc. Tibouchina S LR FIRST ARRIVAL: See above DREAM STARLING: Winner in South Africa dam of SP Cookie Monster Hyperdrive: 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Golden Slipper G2 Opening Night: 9 wins in South Africa, 3rd Defy Merchants G2 Broodmare sire NORTHERN GUEST is the sire of dams of 78 stakes winners. In 2013 – IN THE FAST LANE Jet Master G2, EASTERN GREETING Kahal G2, THE MOUSEKETEER Kahal LR. Rakeen Jet Master Jet Lightning Northern Guest First Arrival First Debutante

Northern Dancer Glorious Song Rollins Jolly Laughter Northern Dancer Sex Appeal Elliodor First Party

Diana S G3, fillies & mares, Durbanville, 5 October, 1400m 1 Hammie’s Hooker 4 f Trippi (USA) – Gem Queen, by Damascus Gate (USA) 2 Captainofmysoul 4 f Captain Al – Ondina, by Caesour (USA) 3 Jet Supreme 4 f Jet Master – Solea (NZ), by Zabeel (AUS) Age: 4; Starts: 14; Wins: 6; Placings:6; Earnings: R645 780 Sire: TRIPPI. Is the sire of 38 stakes winners. In 2013 FOR THE LADS Winter Romance G1, HAMMIE’S HOOKER Damascus Gate G3, A SHIN WEZEN Our Emblem LR, AGRA National Assembly LR, TRAVELIN MAN Gone West LR 1st Dam GEM QUEEN, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Victoriana (f Jet Master), 3 wins in South Africa, 3rd Champagne S G3 2006: KING’S COLLEGE (c Lecture), Winner in South Africa 2009: HAMMIE’S HOOKER (f Trippi), R360 000CRS, 6 wins in South Africa, Diana S G3, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3, Irridescence S LR, Perfect Promise Sprint LR, 2nd Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas G1, 3rd Klawervlei Majorca S G1 2nd Dam JUST SUSAN, Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: SHOCKING PINK, Winner in South Africa, dam of G2P Justamossa JUST MAN, 9 wins in South Africa and Mauritius Broodmare sire DAMASCUS GATE is the sire of dams of 6 stakes winners. In 2013 HAMMIE’S HOOKER Trippi G3 End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Damascus Gate Gem Queen Just Susan

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

Elusive Fort Cape Classic, G3, 3yos, Kenilworth, 26 October, 1400m

Emerald Cup, G2, Vaal, 28 September, 1450m

1 Red Ray c Western Winter (USA) – Nacarat, by Pas De Quoi 2 Legislate c Dynasty – Champers, by Restructure (IRE) 3 De Kock c Dynasty – Sharp Performer, by Al Mufti (USA)

1 In A Rush 5 g Windrush (USA) – Sweet Whisper, by Chief Warden 2 Pylon 5 g Fort Wood (USA) – Golden Cell, by Goldkeeper (USA) 3 Uncle Tommy 6 g Kahal (GB) – Cousin Linda, by Badger Land (USA)

Age:3; Starts:5; Wins:4; Placings: 1; Earnings: R478 750

Age: 5; Starts: 23; Wins: 8; Placings: 10; Earnings: R925 825

His sire WESTERN WINTER. Sire of 77 stakes winners. In 2013 RED RAY Pas De Quoi G3, CAPETOWN NOIR Fort Wood G1, CAPE WINTER Sportsworld LR, VALOR RED Pas De Quoi LR, WHAT A WINTER Ahonoora G1, WINTER FANTASY Al Mufti LR.

Sire: WINDRUSH. Sire of 9 stakes winners. In 2013 IN A RUSH Chief Warden, HURRICANE KATRINA Thunder Cat LR,

1st dam: NACARAT, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 8 winners: 2001: CHAMBRE (f Rakeen), Winner in South Africa 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, 4 wins in South Africa, Elusive Fort Cape Classic G3, Somerset 1200 LR, 2nd SA Nursery G1 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 5 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 Gone West Western Winter Chilly Hostess Pas De Quoi Nacarat


Tawny Red

Mr Prospector Secrettame Vice Regent Impressive Lady Roland Gardens Merci Beaucoup Northfields Port Wine

1st Dam SWEET WHISPER by CHIEF WARDEN. 5 wins in SA, Winter Oaks LR Dam of 3 winners: 2002:IN EXCESS (g. Rambo Dancer): 2 wins in South Africa 2005: In Extreme (g Woodborough): 5 wins in South Africa, 2nd Dahlia Plate LR 2008: IN A RUSH (g Windrush): 8 wins in South Africa, Emerald Cup G2, Champions Juvenile Cup G3, Dahlia Plate LR, East Cape Nursery LR, 2nd Dam YOUNG AND LOVELY. 2 wins in SA Dam of 2 winners: SWEET WHISPER: See Above SCOTTISH LION: 2 wins in SA Broodmare sire CHIEF WARDEN. Sire of the dams of 2 stakes winners – IN A RUSH Windrush G2, SWEET WHISPER Quick Turnover LR Seeking The Gold Windrush Tempest Dancer Chief Warden Sweet Whisper Young And Lovely

Mr Prospector Con Game Storm Cat Honor An Offer Averof Candy Sauce Quick Turnover Banks And Braes

Final Fling S, G3, Kenilworth, 10 August, 1800m, 1 Rain Gal (AUS) 6 m Galileo (IRE) – Raining (AUS), by Hurricane Sky (AUS) 2 Imperial State 5 m Caesour (USA) – State Treasure, by Free State (IRE) 3 Margaret Court 6 m Lake Coniston (IRE) – Prize Collection, by Model Man Age: 6; Starts: 22; Wins: 6 Placings:11; Earnings: R399 725 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 150 stakes winners. In 2013 RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, INTELLO Danehill G1, ALTANO Lando G1, SEVILLE Silver Hawk G1, EYE OF THE STORM Shirley Heights LR, ASTONISHING Kris S LR, LAGO MINTE Saumarez LR, AUSTRALIA Cape Cross G3, THE UNITED STATES Pivotal G3, VANISHING CUPID Alysheba LR, SAY Dynaformer G3, SUN CENTRAL Alysheba LR, RAIN GAL Hurricane Sky G3, CAMERON HIGHLAND

Arch LR, TELESCOPE Darshaan G2, ROMANTICA Danehill G1, LEO GALI Darshaan LR, TAPESTRY Danehill G2, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G3, INDIAN MAHARAJA Danehill Dancer LR, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, SCINTTILLULA Danehill G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, LINTON Centaine G1, NOBLE MISSION Danehill LR, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, SECRET GESTURE Danehill LR. 1st Dam: RAINING, 3 wins in Australia, Dam of 4 winners: 2004: Raksasa (g Galileo): 4 wins in Australia 2005: New Glory (g Giant’s Causeway): 7 wins in Australia and Hong Kong, 2nd Hilton S LR 2007: RAIN GAL (f Galileo): $90 000 MM, 6 wins in South Africa, Final Fling S G3, Jockey Club S LR, 2010: Srikandi (f Dubawi): Winner in Australia 2nd Dam: ANNE LEONE, Winner in Australia Dam of 6 winners: Deutzia: 4 wins in Australia, 3rd Gore Guineas LR, dam of SW PORTOFINO RAINING: See Above DONNA LEILA: Winner in Australia TESSTAR: Winner in Australia Broodmare sire HURRICANE SKY is the sire of dams of 11 stakes winners FIRST COMMAND Commands G2, RAIN GAL Galileo G3, CARRARA Elvstroem G2, ONEWORLD Danehill Dancer G2, UNIVERSAL RULER Scenic G3, READYTOGORIGHTNOW More Than Ready G3, SHARED REFLECTIONS Umatilla G3, GINGERBREAD MAN Shamardal G1, TORRA BAY Cape Cross LR, LADYS ANGEL Arena LR, HORIZONS Choisir LR. Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea Hurricane Sky Raining Anne Leone

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Star Watch Dancing Show Luskin Star Jade Lace

Gauteng Fillies Mile, G3, 3yof, Turffontein, 30 November, 1600m 1 Close The Gap Fort Wood (USA) – Rawl Plug, by Plugged Nickle (USA) 2 Athina Fort Wood (USA) – The Heiress, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 3 Admiral’s Eye Admire Main (JPN) – Surfers Eye, by Elliodor (FR) Age:3; Starts:4; Wins:3; Placings: 1 Earnings: R296 665 Sire FORT WOOD. Sire of 74 stakes winners. In 2013 ILHA BELA Candy Stripes G3, STORMY COAST Kilconnel LR, SKY RISE Elliodor G3, CLOSE THE GAP Plugged Nickle G3, KINDLE Centenary LR.

Ice Machine

Whistle Stop

1st Dam, RAWL PLUG, 4 wins in South Africa, Flamboyant S LR, Computaform Debutante S LR. Dam of 7 winners: 1997: CORK WOOD (f Fort Wood), 8 wins in South Africa, Gerald Rosenberg Hcp G2 – twice, Acacia Hcp LR, 2nd Gold Circle Oaks G2, died at 4. 1999: Hilti (g Fort Wood), 9 wins in South Africa, 3rd Cape Derby G1 2002: MR RAWLING (g Fort Wood), 14 wins in South Africa 2003: HANDY MAN (g Fort Wood), Winner in South Africa 2004: NO MORE SCREWS (f Strike Smartly), 5 wins in South Africa 2007: RAW DEAL (f Tiger Ridge), 2 wins in South Africa 2010: CLOSE THE GAP (f Fort Wood), 3 wins in South Africa, Gauteng Fillies Mile G3 2nd Dam LONDON WALL, Equus Broodmare Of The Year in 1998, Winner in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: HORSE CHESTNUT: Horse of the Year, Champion 3yo colt, won 9 races in South Africa and USA, J&B Met G1, SA Derby G1, Cape Guineas G1, SA Classic G1, Broward Hcp G3, sire WEST WALL: 3 wins in South Africa, Strelitzia S G3, dam of Equus Champion MONYELA RAWL PLUG: See Above Royal Exchange: 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Sharp Juvenile S G3 LONDON CRY: Winner in South Africa, dam of G1W SPORT’S CHESTNUT Broodmare sire PLUGGED NICKLE is the sire of dams of 23 stakes winners – WILD RUSH Wild Again G1, CLOSE THE GAP Fort Wood G3, MONYELA Fort Wood G2, ANZILLERO Law Society G1, GO GO Falstaff G2, CORK WOOD Fort Wood G2, IRON CURTAIN Fort Wood G2, SWINGIN ON ICE El Prado G2, NORTHERN PROSPECTOR Gold Crest G3, GASPACHO Contempt LR, CAPE BADGER Badger Land LR, MEISHO MOTONORI Allez Milord LR, APPLE GREEN Perceive Arrogance LR, NICKEL CLASSIC Regal Classic LR, QUEEN OF THE ICE Alwuhush G3, QUEEN OF MY NIGHTS Regal Intention LR, RED WARRIOR Benchmark LR, INDY TWO Indy Mood LR, WINGLESS FLIGHT Half Term LR, LENTA Theatrical LR, NASTY BUT WORTH IT Nasty And Bold LR, PINEWOOD PAL Garthorn LR, CLOSER SHE MOVES Native Tactics LR The FORT WOOD/PLUGGED NICKLE cross has produced MONYELA G2, IRON CURTAIN G2, CLOSE THE GAP G3, CORK WOOD G2, Hilti G1 Sadler’s Wells Fort Wood Fall Aspen Plugged Nickle Rawl Plug London Wall

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Pretense Change Water Key To The Mint Toll Booth Col Pickering Nalatale

Gauteng Racing Association Hcp, G3, Turffontein, 30 November, 3200m 1 Sky Rise 4 g Fort Wood (USA) – Maisonette, by Elliodor (FR) 2 Jet Fever 4 g Jet Master – Fashion Fever, by Model Man 3 Rhythmic Roxy 5 m Requiem (AUS) – Dancing The Blues, by Rambo Dancer Age: 4; Starts: 12; Wins: 3; Placings: 3 Earnings: R247 725 Sire FORT WOOD. Sire of 74 stakes winners. In 2013 ILHA BELA Candy Stripes G3, STORMY COAST Kilconnel LR, SKY RISE Elliodor G3, CLOSE THE GAP Plugged Nickle G3, KINDLE Centenary LR. 1st Dam MAISONETTE, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: 2006: AMBER FORT (c Rich Man’s Gold), 2 wins in South Africa 2007: LORNE COTTAGE (f Fort Wood), 5 wins in South Africa 2008: LITTLE VENICE (f Silvano), 2 wins in South Africa and Zimbabwe 2009: SKY RISE (g Fort Wood), R400 000 NYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Gauteng Racing Association Hcp G3 2nd Dam MANSION HOUSE, placed five times Dam of 12 winners: Ice House: 4 wins, 3rd Jacaranda Hcp G3, dam of SP Pole Star NORTHANGER ABBEY: 2 wins in South Africa, dam of SW SNOW ANGEL DICK WHITTINGTON: 13 wins in South Africa and Mauritius Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of the dams of 70 stakes winners - - KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL DE RA Var G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SET Victory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION Modern Day G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master

G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3, The FORT WOOD/ELLIODOR cross has produced– DOG WOOD G1, SKY RISE G3, Hold The Fort G1, MY CHOICE G3, JUSTHEWAYYOUARE LR, Red Fort G2 Sadler’s Wells Fort Wood Fall Aspen Elliodor Maisonette Mansion House

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Pretense Change Water Lyphard Ellida Politician London Wall

Graham Beck S, G3, 3yos, Turffontein, 2 November, 1400m 1 Whistle Stop c Silvano (Ger) – Gap Year, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 2 Willow Magic (AUS) c Dubawi (IRE) – La Willow (AUS), by Tierce (AUS) 3 Weekend Temper (ARG) c Tapit (USA) – Weekend Kaper (USA), by Honor Grades Age: 3; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Placings:1; Earnings: R182 800 Sire: SILVANO. Sire of 44 stakes winners. In 2013 2013 HEAVY METAL Baroon G1, DO YOU REMEMBER Casey Tibbs G1, VERCINGETORIX National Assembly G1, HAPPY VALENTINE National Assembly G1, LUCKY SPEED Monsun G1, GIFTED FOR GLORY Badger Land G3, SILVANO’S JET Jet Master G2, CROWN OF GOLD Palace Music LR, SEAL Rambo Dancer G3, ASTRO NEWS Dominion Royale G3, SEDGE Rakeen LR, TELLINA Spectrum G2, MARTIAL EAGLE Jallad G1, HOT TICKET Sportsworld LR, WHISTLE STOP Rich Man’s Gold G3. 1st Dam: GAP YEAR, won 4 races in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2010: WHISTLE STOP (c Silvano), R1 000 000 CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Graham Beck S G3. 2nd Dam RUNNING NORTH, Winner in South Africa, Dam of 7 winners: ASYLUM SEEKER: Equus Champion 2YO Filly. Won 4 races in South Africa, Golden Slipper G1, Fillies Nursery G2, 2nd Ruffian S LR, etc. CHESTNUT HORSE: 3 wins in Zimbabwe, CFX Moneygram Guineas G3, 2nd SAA Derby G3 Runaway: 4 wins in Zimbabwe, 2nd CFX Moneygram Guineas G3 Broodmare sire RICH MAN’S GOLD is the sire of dams of 8 stakes winners. In 2013 WHISTLE STOP Silvano G3, GORDA DE LUJO Edgy Diplomat LR. Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Rich Man’s Gold Gap Year Running North

Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Forty Niner Honest Joy Northfields Much Admired

Green Point S, G2, Kenilworth, 23 November, 1600m 1 Ice Machine 5 g Silvano (Ger) – Skid Alley, by Elliodor (FR) 2 King of Pain 4 g Greys Inn (USA) – Viva La Belle (AUS), by Defensive Play (USA) 3 Beach Beauty 6m Dynasty – Sun Coast, by Capture Him Age: 5; Starts: 19; Wins: 7; Placings:5; Earnings: R635 950 His sire SILVANO is the sire of 45 stakes winners. In 2013 HEAVY METAL Baroon G1, DO YOU REMEMBER Casey Tibbs G1, VERCINGETORIX National Assembly G1, HAPPY VALENTINE National Assembly G1, LUCKY SPEED Monsun G1, GIFTED FOR GLORY Badger Land G3, SILVANO’S JET Jet Master G2, CROWN OF GOLD Palace Music LR, SEAL Rambo Dancer G3, ASTRO NEWS Dominion Royale G3, SEDGE Rakeen LR, TELLINA Spectrum G2, MARTIAL EAGLE Jallad G1, HOT TICKET Sportsworld LR, WHISTLE STOP Rich Man’s Gold G3, ICE MACHINE Elliodor G2. 1st dam SKID ALLEY, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2006: ICE DIAMOND (c Elliodor), 5 wins in South Africa, The Sledgehammer LR, 3rd Michaelmas Hcp LR. 2008: ICE MACHINE (g Silvano), 7 wins in South Africa, Green Point S G2, 2nd Drill Hall S G2. 2nd dam SKATING, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 4 winners in South Africa APRES-SKI, Winner in South Africa, dam of G1W GLUWEIN, G3W ALPINE CLUB. LA PATONEUR, 6 wins in South Africa, dam of G3P La Patineuse Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of dams of 70 stakes winners. - KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL DE RA Var G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SET Victory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION



Ihla Bela

Here Comes Billy

Modern Day G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3 Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Elliodor Skid Alley Skating

Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Lyphard Ellida Where To Dance Sun On Snow

HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Starling S, G3, 3yo fillies, Turffontein, 2nd November, 1400m

1 Sarasota Kahal (GB) – Downtown Street, by Aristis (USA) 2 Copiapo Captain Al – Urabamba, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Virgo’s Babe Malhub (USA) – Linzertorte, by Special Preview Age:3; Starts:3; Wins: 2; Placings:1; Earnings: R163 375 Sire: KAHAL. Sire of 32 stakes winners. In 2013 LOVE STRUCK Rambo Dancer G1, DISTINGUISHED Rambo Dancer LR, THE MOUSEKETEER Northern Guest LR, SARASOTA Aristis G3, CLASSIC ILLUSION Jallad G3, CANTE LIBRE National Assembly LR, FESTIVAL OF FIRE Russian Revival G2, EASTERN GREETING Northern Guest G2, CHECCETTI Royal Prerogative G2, REBEL QUEEN Badger Land LR 1st Dam DOWNTOWN STREET unplaced Dam of 1 winner: 2010: SARASOTA (f Kahal), R75 000 N2YS, 2 wins in South Africa, Starling S G3 2nd Dam FEAST ROYAL, 3 wins in South Africa, Dam of 1 winner: SUPPER CLUB, 3 wins in South Africa, The Debutante G2, Steinhoff Fillies Mile G3 Broodmare sire ARISTIS is the sire of the dams of 1 stakes winner. In 2013 SARASOTA KAHAL G3 Machiavellian Kahal Just A Mirage Aristis Downtown Street Feast Royal

Mr Prospector Coup De Folie Green Desert Just You Wait Storm Cat Freesia Al Mufti Fabriana

Joburg Spring Challenge, G3, Turffontein, 5 October, 1450m 1 Potala Palace 5 h Singspiel (IRE) – Alignment (IRE), by Alzao (USA) 2 Link Man 6 g Toreador (IRE) – Western Smoke, by Among Men (USA) 3 Wagner 5 g Tiger Ridge (USA) – Cosima

Liszt (CHI), by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) Age: 5; Starts: 13; Wins: 4; Placings: 3; Earnings: R608 650 Sire SINGSPIEL. Sire of 92 stakes winners. In 2013 POTALA PALACE Alzao G3, AU REVOIR Highest Honor LR, LICIA Intikhab G3, PACIFIC RIM Arazi G2, PALE MIMOSA Darshaan LR, GLOOMY SUNDAY Lando G2, SONGCRAFT Nureyev LR 1st dam Alingment (IRE), placed in Britain, 2nd Prestige S G3 Dam of 5 winners: 2000: FRONT RANK (g Sadler’s Wells): 7 wins in Britain 2002: Allegoria (f Spectrum): 2 wins in Italy, 2nd Premio Verziere G3 2006: REGAL LYRIC (g Royal Applause): Winner in Britain 2007: RIGHT AND READY (f Whipper): 3 wins in Britain 2008: POTALA PALACE (c Singspiel): R3 600 000 NYS, 4 wins in SA, Premier’s Champion S G1, Joburg Spring Challenge G3, 4th Cape Derby G1 2nd dam SCOTS LASS (GB), winner in Britain Dam of 5 winners: BONNY SCOT: 5 wins in Britain, Great Voltigeur S G2, 3rd St Leger G1, sire Highland Gift: Winner in Britain (dam of G1W GOLAN and G2W TARTAN BEARER) Border Mate: 4 wins in Britain, 2nd Hillsborough Hcp G3 Broodmare sire ALZAO is the sire of dams of 92 stakes winners – POTALA PALACE Singspiel G1, BOLLIN ERIC Shaamit G1, REGGANE Red Ransom G1, DEEP IMPACT Sunday SIlence G1, BOMBER BILL Air de France G1, OLYMPIC GLORY Choisir G1, AMORAMA Sri Pekan G1, AUSSIE RULES Danehill G1, EMBASSY Cadeaux Genereux G1, RELAXED GESTURE Indian Ridge G1, DELZAO Encosta De Lago G2, EVOLVING TACTICS Machiavellian G2, TARFSHI Mtoto G2, HONALEE Hurricane Sky G2, VEIL OF AVALON Thunder Gulch G2, BALAKHERI Theatrical G2, HOH DEAR Sri Pekan G3, AROUND THE CAPE Carson City G3, BOLLIN JOANNE Damister G3, FINAL EXAM College Chapel G3, EMLOZZA Encosta De Lago G3, RICINE Titus Livius G3, CALL ME BIG Big Shuffle G3, KEY TO PLEASURE Sharp Prod G3, ALL SHAMAR SHamardal G3 In The Wings Singspiel Glorious Song Alzao Alignment Scots Lass

Sadler’s Wells High Hawk Halo Ballade Lyphard Lady Rebecca Shirley Heights Edinburgh

Joburg Spring F&M Challenge, G3, Turffontein, 5 October, 1450m 1 Ilha Bela 5 m Fort Wood (USA) – Ilha Da Vitoria (BRZ), by Candy Stripes 2 Athina 3 f Fort Wood (USA) – The Heiress,


by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 3 Lady Tatty 4 f Solskjaer (IRE) - Voices Of Spring, by National Emblem Age: 5; Starts: 21; Wins: 5; Placings: 7; Earnings: R1 180 450 Sire FORT WOOD. Sire of 74 stakes winners. In 2013 ILHA BELA Candy Stripes G3, STORMY COAST Kilconnel LR, SKY RISE Elliodor G3, CLOSE THE GAP Plugged Nickle G3, KINDLE Centenary LR. 1st dam, ILHA DA VITORIA. Horse of the Year In South Africa in 2005-2006, Equus Champion Older Mare in 2005-2006. 10 wins in SA, Summer Cup G1, Horse Chestnut S G1, Tibouchina S G2, Elevation S G2, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2, GommaGomma Challenge G2, Starling S LR, 2nd J&B Met G1, SA Fillies Guineas G1, Garden Province S G1, Cape Fillies Guineas G1, Paddock S G1, Triple Tiara 1600 G1, 3rd Summer Cup G1. Dam of 4 winners: 2007: ILHA GRANDE (f Tiger Ridge), 3 wins in SA, Oaks Trial LR, 3rd SA Oaks G2 2008: ILHA BELA (f Fort Wood): 5 wins in SA, SA Oaks G2, Joburg Spring F&M Challenge G3, 2nd Woolavington S G1, 3rd SA Fillies Classic G1 2009: PEMBA (c Tiger Ridge), Winner in SA 2010: SANTA CAROLINA (f Tiger Ridge): Winner in SA, only start 2nd Dam De Memoria, 4 wins in Brazil, 2nd Clasico Jockey Club do Parana LR Dam of 7 winners: ILHA DA VITORIA: See Above Ouro Branco: 2 wins in Brazil, 3rd G.P. Frederico Lundgren G3 LAWFUL LEADER: 17 wins in South Africa KEY CLIENT: 4 wins in South Africa JULIET: Winner in Brazil, dam of Rasta Friend, 3rd G.P. Antenor Lara Campos G2 Broodmare sire CANDY STRIPES. Sire of the dams of 77 stakes winners CANDY RIDE Ride The Rails G1, EMERALD BEAUTY Equalize G1, CANDY MARIE Pure Prize G1, LA LAGUNA AZUL Orpen G1, DONA LEY Woodman G1, FUEGO E HIERRO Pure Prize G1, CAYAYA Slew Gin Fizz G1, CANDY NEVADA Pure Prize G1, EQUAL IMAGE Equalize G1, IN WRITING Editor’s Note G1, MARIAH PLUS Alpha Plus G1, ANTONELLA BABY Agnes Gold G1, DI GIORGIO Star Dabbler G1, BOGEYMAN Editor’s Note G1, MISS SERENDPITY Not For Sale G1, DON LADINO Lucky Roberto G1, MARY’S GOLD Mutakddim G1, IMPORTANT RIDE Ride The Rails G2, PUNTA ARENAS Silvano G3, DON LETAL Orpen G2, PELUSA Zenno Rob Roy G2, STRIPES SONG Sultry Song G2, HALO HUNTER Halo Sunshine G2, POPEYE Stuka G2, CHARLIER Ride The Rails G2, GRECIAN Equalize G2, LINDA MAY Honour And Glory G2, BOCHI’S FLIRT Flirteador G3, NOZZE DI FIGARO First American G3, CANDY APPLE Halo Sunshine G3, INTENSE LOOK Halo

Sunshine G3, CARMELINDA Editor’s Note G3, CANDY SINGER Singspiel G3, BORIS BLUE Mutakddim G3, CAMARA OCULTA Lucky Roberto G3, COLOQUIAL Missionary G3, CANDY ANNIE Lode G3, ENOY DUBAI Seeker’s Reward G3. Sadler’s Wells Fort Wood Fall Aspen Candy Stripes Ilha Da Vitoria De Memoria

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Pretense Change Water Blushing Groom Bubble Company Equalize Decisiva

KIC Merchants, G2, Turffontein, 30 November, 1160m 1 Here Comes Billy 4 g Muhtafal (USA) – Fast Tempo, by Jet Master 2 Snowdon 6 g Western Winter (USA) – Antonia’s Law, by National Assembly (CAN) 3 Kingston Boy 4 g Mogok (USA) – Star Of Calypso, by National Assembly (CAN) Age: 4; Starts: 15; Wins: 5; Placings: 7; Earnings: R654 950 Sire MUHTAFAL. Sire of 29 stakes winners. In 2013 HERE COMES BILLY Jet Master G3, KNOCK ON WOOD Rocky Marriage G3. 1st Dam FAST TEMPO. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: THURSDAY LUNCH (g Kabool): 2 wins in SA 2009: HERE COMES BILLY (g Muhtafal): R120 000 CPYS, 5 wins in SA, KIC Merchants S G2, August S G3. 2nd Dam Mabelle, 5 wins in SA, 3rd TR Lewis Memorial S LR Dam of 5 winners. ALIBAMA: 9 wins in SA, PE Gold Cup LR MAYBE ME: 4 wins in SA, dam of 2 winners. BELLE SORCIERE: 3 wins in SA, dam of 1 winner. MISS MANDY: 2 wins in SA. FULL BLAST: Winner in SA, dam of 2 winners. Broodmare sire JET MASTER. Sire of the dams of 2 SW SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G3. Mr Prospector Muhtafal Polite Lady Jet Master Fast Tempo Mabelle

Raise A Native Gold Digger Venetian Jester Friendly Ways Rakeen Jet Lightning Folmar Belle Amie

Matchem S, G3, Durbanville, 5 October, 1400m 1 Capetown Noir 4 c Western Winter (USA) – Akinfeet, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Zambezi Torrent 3 c Captain Al – Zooming Zellie (USA), by King of Kings (IRE) 3 Villa Del Lago 4 g Captain Al – You Belong To


Capetown Noir

Me (USA), by End Sweep (USA) Age: 4; Starts:12; Wins: 7; Placings:4; Earnings: R1 746 950 Sire WESTERN WINTER. Sire of 77 stakes winners. In 2013 WHAT A WINTER Ahonoora G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Fort Wood G1, CAPE WINTER Sportsworld LR, VALOR RED Pas De Quoi LR, RED RAY Pas De Quoi LR, WINTER FANTASY Al Mufti LR. 1st Dam Akinfeet, 3 wins in UAE and SA, 3rd UAE 1000 Guineas LR Equus Broodmare of the Year in 2013 Dam of 5 winners: 2005: HEELTHATDANCE (c Western Winter): Winner in SA 2006: ACROSS THE ICE (c Western Winter): 8 wins in SA, August S G3 2007: Maxixie (f Western Winter): 5 wins in SA, 2nd Milkwood S LR 2008: TUSCAN TREASURE (f Parade Leader): Winner in SA 2009: CAPETOWN NOIR (c Western Winter): R1 000 000 NYS, 7 wins in SA, Cape Premier Yearling Sales Guineas G1, Investec Cape Derby G1, Byerley Turk Plate G3, Matchem S, G3, 2nd Daily News 2000 G1, KRA Guineas G2, Selangor Cup G2. 2nd Dam DANCE EVERY DANCE, 6 wins in SA, Cape Fillies Guineas G2, Post Golden Slipper G2, 3rd Sharp Electronic Cup G1. Dam of 5 winners: Treachery: 2 wins in SA, 4th Umkhomazi S G3 Centaur: 6 wins in SA, 2nd Golden Horse Casino Sprint G1 FULL CARD: 4 wins in SA, dam of SW GRANDALEA Broodmare Sire FORT WOOD. Sire of dams of 34 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. Gone West Western Winter Chilly Hostess Fort Wood Akinfeet

Dance Every Dance

Mr Prospector Secrettame Vice Regent Impressive Lady Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Northern Guest Jungle Janna

Merchants S, G2, Kenilworth, 23 November, 1200m 1 Tevez 4 g Caesour (USA) – Minelli, by Elliodor (FR) 2 Chave De Oura 4 c Jet Master – Wonderful World, by Complete Warrior (USA) 3 Divine Jet 5 h Jet Master – Divine Nymph, by Al Mufti (USA) Age: 4; Starts:14; Wins: 3; Placings: 7; Earnings: R373 975 Sire CAESOUR is the sire of 24 stakes winners. In 2013 TEVEZ Elliodor G2, RIVER CROSSING Irish River G3, A BOY NAMED SUE Saumarez G3. 1st dam MINELLI, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: 2004: MASTERY (g Dominion Royale), 7 wins in South Africa 2005: MITRA (f Jallad), 5 wins in South Africa, Jo’burg Spring F&M Challenge LR 2006: VAL DE RA (f Var), Equus Champion Sprinter in 2011, 11 wins, SA Fillies Sprint G1, Computaform Sprint G1, Cape Flying Championship G1, Southern Cross S G2, KZN Stakes LR – twice, 3rd SA Fillies Sprint G1. 2007: TORCH SINGER (c Var), 3 wins in South Africa 2009: TEVEZ (g Caesour), R700 000 NYS, 3 wins in South Africa, Merchants S G2, Sophomore Sprint LR. 2nd dam LUPIN, won 6 races in Zimbabwe, Sunmark Fillies Classic LR Dam of 3 winners DIPLOMAT: 6 wins in South Africa, The Sledgehammer LR, 2nd Peninsula Hcp G3, 3rd Champions Cup G1, Peninsula Hcp G3, July Consolation Hcp LR. Broodmare sire ELLIODOR is the sire of dams of 70 stakes winners. KOCHKA G1, CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD Go Deputy G3, SAPPHIRE RING Spectrum LR, TEVEZ Caesour LR, FLAX Silvano G1, CANTERBURY TALE Greys Inn G2, SEATTLE STORM Sail From Seattle LR, ASLAN Silvano G1, VAL DE RA Var G1, DONATELLA Fine Edge G1, DOG WOOD Fort Wood G1, CORDOCELLI Cordoba G1, TRADEMARK Goldmark G1, OUTCOME Muhtafal G1, EXHILARATION Captain Al G1, TIZA Goldkeeper G2, SPORTSCUDDLE Sportsworld G2, GAY REGINA Sportsworld G2, CHANT DE NUIT Caesour G2, TARN FAIRY Waterville Lake G2, DASH FOR GRETNA Sportsworld G2, STUDIO FIFTY FOUR Badger Land G2, WAR LORD National Assembly G2, STRAIGHT SET Victory Moon G2, A DAUGHTERS LEGACY Windrush G3, MY CHOICE Fort Wood G3, HER WAY West Man G3, JUST LIKE AL Al Mufti G3, BRILLIANT CUT Kabool G3, FIRST ARRIVAL Northern Guest G3, PERFECT WARRIOR Complete Warrior G3, MODERN MISSION Modern Day

G3, ALARM CALL Alami G3, OLYMPIC GOLD Sportsworld G3, MAKER’S MARK Goldmark G3, BEST IN THE WEST Rainbow Dream G3, WATERWISE Counter Action G3, EXPRESS QUEEN Jet Master G3, SUPER BRAND Royal Chalice G3, KEY DECISION Goldmark G3, ICE MACHINE Silvano G2, TEVEZ Caesour G2, SKY RISE Fort Wood G3 Northern Dancer Special Graustark Dinner Partner Lyphard Ellida Tilden Northern Cross

Nureyev Caesour Don’t Sulk Elliodor Minelli Lupin

Sansui Magnolia Hcp, G3, Turffontein, 30 November, 1160m 1 Fanzene 5 m National Emblem – Fashion Edition, by Rambo Dancer (USA) 2 Dolomiti 4 f Caesour (USA) – Darisha (IRE), by Selkirk (USA) 3 Arcetri Pink (AUS) 3 f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) – Arcetri (AUS), by Galileo (IRE) Age: 5; Starts: 34; Wins: 6; Placings: 9; Earnings: R445 725 Sire NATIONAL EMBLEM is the sire of 31 stakes winners. In 2013 SHEA SHEA Jallad G1, FANZENE Rambo Dancer G3, SHARP DESIGN Fine Edge G3. 1st dam Fashion Edition, 6 wins in South Africa, 4th Jacaranda Hcp G3 Dam of 5 winners: 2004: Miss Turbulence (f Jet Master): 8 wins in South Africa, 3rd Hawaii S G2 2005: ROMAN WARRIOR (g Al Mufti): 6 wins in South Africa 2007: NITRO NORI (g National Emblem): 4 wins in South Africa 2008: FANZENE (f National Emblem): 6 wins in South Africa, Sansui Magnolia Hcp G3. 2010: FORT OZARK (c Fort Wood): Winner in South Africa 2nd dam SHOPPING AROUND, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: Shop Wise: 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Olympic Duel S LR DRAMATIC FASHION: Winner in South Africa SHOP TALK: Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire RAMBO DANCER sire of the dams of 10 stakes winners – SEAL Silvano G1, LOVE STRUCK Kahal G1, DISTINGUISHED Kahal LR, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Jet Master G3,CHICO AZUL Shalford G3, BO JALLY Braashee LR, LA MARTINA Atraf LR, FAKAZI Albarahain LR, COZY GUY Alphabet Soup LR, FANZENE National Emblem G3 National Assembly National Emblem Title Page Rambo Dancer Fashion Edition Shopping Around

Danzig Renounce Welsh Harmony Nuns Story Northern Dancer Fair Arabella Complete Warrior Well Dressed

Sansui Summer Cup, G1, Turffontein, 30 November, 2000m 1 Yorker 4 g Jet Master – Little Indian, by Al Mufti (USA) 2 Master Sabina 4 c Jet Master – Sabina Park, by Sportsworld (USA) 3 Tellina 4 c Silvano (GER) – Tachina (IRE), by Spectrum (IRE) Age: 4; Starts: 10; Wins: 4; Placings: 1; Earnings: R1 393 675 Sire JET MASTER. Is the sire of 55 stakes winners. In 2013 THUNDER DANCE Fort Wood G1, ALEXANDRA PALACE Darshaan LR, RAZZLE DAZZLE ROSE Last Tycoon G2, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Rambo Dancer G3, MASTER PLAN Royal Chalice G3, JET LADY Kenmare LR, MAXIMUM JET Candy Stripes LR, JET EXPLORER Icelander G2, TRUE MASTER Badger Land G3, JET SUPREME Zabeel G3, E-JET Equalize G2, PAN AMM Centenary LR, VIVA MARIA Badger Land G3, TOP JET Elliodor LR, YORKER Al Mufti G1. 1st dam Little Indian, 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Syringa Hcp LR Dam of 3 winners: 2005: SACHIN (c Centenary), 5 wins in South Africa 2007: The Raj (g Tiger Ridge), 2 wins in South African, 2nd The Nursery G2 2009: YORKER (g Jet Master), R1 800 000 CPYS1, 4 wins in South Africa, Sansui Summer Cup G1. 2nd dam TOTEM QUEEN, placed. Dam of 8 winners: INDIAN SQUAW: 4 wins in South Africa, Ladies Day Hcp LR, dam of G3P Indian Hawk QUEEN’S ENSIGN: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G1W MANIPUR ISLAND SQUAW: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of SW KIRIBATI, G1P Archipelago Broodmare sire AL MUFTI is the sire of dams of 40 stakes winners- DE KOCK Dynasty G2, FAIRYINTHEWOODS Count Dubois LR, WINTER FANTASY Western Winter LR, YORKER Jet Master G1, LITTLE MISS MAGIC Jet Master G1, DIVINE JURY Jallad G1, JAY PEG Camden Park G1, CYBER CASE Casey Tibbs G3, KINGS GAMBIT Silvano G1, BOLD SILVANO Silvano G1, SMART BANKER Strike Smartly G1, O CAESOUR Caesour G1, COPPER PARADE Lecture G1, ROCK OPERA Lecture G1, HEIR APPARENT Fort Wood G1, VERTICAL TAKEOFF Jet Master G2, SUPPER CLUB Manshood G2, ALIMONY Alami G2, FESTIVE OCCASION Casey Tibbs G2, HIT SONG Lecture G2 THUNDERFLASH Bezrin G3, RICH STRIKE Strike Smartly G3, MAGICO Dupont G3, SHE’S A STUNNER Toreador G3, QUICKWOOD Fort Wood G3, BANKER’S GOLD Fort Wood G3, AVENUE OF GOLD Albert Hall G3, LASER FAN Fanatic Dane G3,



Willow Magic

Tiger’s Retreat

NATIONAL BANKER Fort Wood G3, MISTER ASSEMBLY National Assembly LR, SAMMY JO Dynasty LR, TOGA Caesour LR The JET MASTER/AL MUFTI cross has produced 2SW - YORKER G1, LITTLE MISS MAGIC G1 Rakeen Jet Master Jet Lightning Al Mufti Little Indian Totem Queen

Northern Dancer Glorious Song Rollins Jolly Laughter Roberto Lassie Dear Savonarola Wahoo

Selangor Cup, G2, 3yos, Kenilworth, 23 November, 1600m 1 De Kock c Dynasty –Sharp Performer, by Al Mufti (USA) 2 Legislate c Dynasty – Champers, by Restructure (IRE) 3 Speed Rocket c Dynasty – Pledge, by West Man (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Placings: 3; Earnings: R280 350 Sire DYNASTY is the sire of 15 stakes winners. In 2013 PADDY O’REILLY West Man LR, BEACH BEAUTY Capture Him G1, JACKSON Cozzene G1, DE KOCK Al Mufti G2. 1st dam SHARP PERFORMER, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: 2001: HEAD ON TIME (f Linney Head), Winner in South Africa 2002: CENTRE STAGE (f Elliodor), 4 wins in South Africa, dam of SP Neon Tiger 2003: MISS UNIVERSE (f Model Man), Winner in South Africa 2007: PAUL DO MAR (c Manshood), Winner in South Africa 2008: GREY GOOSE (f Greys Inn), Winner in South Africa 2010: DE KOCK (c Dynasty), R375 000NYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Selangor Cup G2, 2nd Sophomore Sprint LR, 3rd Cape Classic G3. 2nd dam JUDY SHARP, unplaced Dam of 9 winners in South Africa, SHARP LEDGE, 7 wins in South Africa, Henry Eatwell Mem Hcp G3, dam of G3W SHARP DESIGN SHARP FLIGHT, 4 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire AL MUFTI is the sire of the dams of 39 stakes winners. In 2013 DE KOCK Dynasty G2, FAIRYINTHEWOODS Count Dubois LR, WINTER FANTASY Western Winter LR. The Dynasty/Al Mufti cross has produced DE KOCK G2, SAMMY JO LR. Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Al Mufti Sharp Performer Judy Sharp

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Roberto Lassie Dear Quick Turnover Judith

The Investec Dingaans, G2, 3yos, Turffontein, 30 November, 1600m

Victory Moon S, G2, Turffontein, 15 November, 1800m

Yellowwood Hcp, G3, Turffontein, 23 October, 1800m

1 Willow Magic c Dubawi (IRE) – La Willow (AUS), by Tierce (AUS) 2 Whistle Stop c Silvano (GER) – Gap Year, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 3 Bouclette Top c Giant’s Causeway (USA) – Bouclette Glory (ARG), by Honour And Glory (USA)

1 Tiger’s Retreat 5 g Tiger Ridge (USA) – Water Berry, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Master Sabina 4 c Jet Master - Sabina Park, by Sportsworld (USA) 3 Ilha Bela 4 f Fort Wood (USA) – Ilha Da Vitoria (BRZ), by Candy Stripes (USA)

1 Classic Illusion 5 m Kahal (GB) – Class Wil Sell, by Jallad (USA) 2 Cyclone Michelle 6 m Parade Leader (USA) – Pacific Typhoon, by Sportsworld (USA) 3 Formation 6 m Sarge – Polonaise, by Centenary (USA)

Age: 5; Starts: 15; Wins: 5; Placings: 7; Earnings: R494 350

Age: 5; Starts: 24; Wins: 4; Placings:10; Earnings: R369 700

Age:3; Starts: 10; Wins: 3; Placings: 7; Earnings: R1 282 100 Sire DUBAWI is the sire of 64 stakes winners. In 2013 WILLOW MAGIC Tierce G1, AL THAKIRA Green Desert G2, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea G1, KIYOSHI Sri Pekan G3, FORT KNOX Green Desert LR, UNIVERSAL Giant’s Causeway G2, AL KAZEEM Darshaan G1, CATKINS Catbird G3, ALJAAMAHEER Rainbow Quest G2, AKEED MOFEED Tiger Hill HKG1, AHZEEMAH Entrepreneur G2, NAUSICA TIME Daylami LR, NARNIYN Alhaarth G3, NIGHT OF THUNDER Galileo LR, PIPING ROCK Old Vic G3, BOSS LANE Danehill Dancer LR, ARABIAN GOLD Vettori LR, FITFUL SKIES Northern Dancer G3, DANADANA Barathea G2, PRINCE BISHOP Prospect Bay G3, AFSARE Fairy King G2, MURIOI Fantastic Light G1, PRINCIPI ADEPTO Giant’s Causeway G3, LUCKY NINE Green Desert G1, MANGIAPREGAAMA Cape Cross LR, 1st dam La Willow, won 3 races in Australia, 3rd AJC June S LR Dam of 3 winners: 2002: SALLEACHE (f General Nediym), 2 wins in Australia 2006: KAY ES BEE (f General Nediym), 2 wins in Australia 2010: WILLOW MAGIC (c Dubawi), 3 wins in South Africa, SA Nursery G1, The Investec Dingaans G2, 2nd Tsogo Sun Medallion G1, Graham Beck S G3, 3rd Golden Horseshoe G1. 2nd dam LILLIEGOLD was unraced. Dam of 2 winners: TIME SPEED: 10 wins in Malaysia, Malaysian Magic Millions Classic LR La Willow: See Above Broodmare sire TIERCE is the sire of dams of 5 stakes winners – WILLOW MAGIC Dubawi G1, SHIKOBA Chief Bearhart G2, THANKGODYOU’REHERE Secret Savings G3, TIERQUALO Sequalo LR, HYPURR Fastnet Rock G3 Dubai Millennium Dubawi Zomaradah Tierce La Willow



Seeking The Gold Colorado Dancer Deploy Jawaher Victory Prince Manx Park Twenty Four Karat Scarletina

Sire TIGER RIDGE is the sire of 27 SW. In 2013 CHERRY ON THE TOP Fort Wood G1, TIGER’S RETREAT Fort Wood G2, AMUR AFFAIR Western Winter G3 1st dam WATER BERRY, 4 wins in South Africa, dam of 3 winners 2005: RIVER LODGE (c Strike Smartly), 4 wins in South Africa, Easter Hcp LR 2006: CUT AND THRUST (c Strike Smartly), 2 wins in South Africa 2008: TIGER’S RETREAT (c Tiger Ridge), R550 000 NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Victory Moon S G2 2nd dam, Lily’s Felice, 7 wins, 2nd EP Fillies Futurity LR, dam of 8 winners: SADDLEWOOD: Equus Champion Male Stayer in 2005, 7 wins, Gold Bowl G2, Gold Vase G2, 2nd SA Derby G1 TREE OF PARADISE: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G2P Strike Paradise Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of dams of 35 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. Storm Cat Tiger Ridge Weekend Surprise Fort Wood Water Berry Lily’s Felice

Storm Bird Terlingua Secretariat Lassie Dear Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Gay Fandango Miss Lily

Sire KAHAL. Sire of 31 stakes winners. In 2013 FESTIVAL OF FIRE Russian Revival G2, LOVE STRUCK Rambo Dancer G1, CLASSIC ILLUSION G3, CANTE LIBRE National Assembly LR, DISTINGUISHED Rambo Dancer LR, EASTERN GREETING Northern Guest G2, CHECCETTI Royal Prerogative G2, THE MOUSEKETEER Northern Guest LR, REBEL QUEEN Badger Land LR. 1st Dam: CLASS WILL SELL, Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2008: CLASSIC ILLUSION (f Kahal): R200 000 NYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Yellowwood Hcp G3, 3rd Jacaranda Hcp G3, Syringa Hcp LR 2009: GOLDEN DYNASTY (f Mullins Bay): Winner in South Africa 2nd Dam: FOUTAIN ABBEY, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 10 winners: RAGUSA ABBESS, 4 wins in South Africa, TR Lewis Memorial Hcp LR, dam of Sound Of Thunder ABBEY’S LAD, 6 wins in South Africa, Byerley Turk Plate G3, 3rd King’s Cup G3 STAR BANNER, 15 wins in South Africa and Mauritius Broodmare sire: JALLAD sired of the dam of 26 stakes winners SOLO TRAVELLER Jallad G1, SHEA SHEA National Emblem G1, CLASSIC ILLUSION Kahal G3, MAJESTIC SUN Kahal G3, SUN CITY Kahal LR, GIVE ME FIVE Goldkeeper G1, MARTIAL EAGLE Silvano G1, FOREST OF DEAN Silvano G3, PORT OF LONDON London News G2, HOSPITALITY Badger’s Drift G3, RED DOR Elliodor G2, MASAI WARRIOR Wolfhound G3, CHARLIES ISLAND Lizard Island G3, BIT ON THE SIDE Jet Master G3, JOSHUA’S DREAM Joshua Dancer G3, SHE’S A WINNER Joshua Dancer G3, LIZARRE Jet Master G3, RAISE THE BAR Goldkeeper LR, CODE ROCK Doowaley LR, ONEHUNDREDACREWOOD Malhub LR, YOSHIE Antonius Pius LR, SCENTED ASH Ashaawes LR, RUN FOR IT Dynasty LR, IN LIKE FLYNN National Assembly LR, RUSSINI Kitalpha LR, LUCKY SAM Imperial Stride LR The Jallad/Kahal cross has produced 3 stakes winners CLASSIC ILLUSION G3, MAJESTIC SUN G3, SUN CITY LR Machiavellian Kahal Just A Mirage Jallad Class Will Sell Fountain Abbey

Mr Prospector Coup De Folie Green Desert Just You Wait Blushing Groom Petrava Del Sarto Fountains




Profile for SilverMane Media

Racehorse jan 2014 magster  

Racehorse jan 2014 magster  

Profile for johanblom