Gr1 Gold Cup winner Wild One’s full brother Save The Rhino, placed a close second in the Aquanaut Listed over 2450m from Royal Honour. The Mogok five year old gelding defeated the likes of Deputy Jud, Coby and The Elmo Effect in the process. Owned in partnership by Messrs GM Maree & GM Kotzen, Save The Rhino is trained by Ormond Ferraris.
Angel’s Power gets third win and Kildonan filly impresses to place on debut.
Miesque’s Approval had three winners over two days in three major racing centres nationwide, namely Kenilworth, Turffontein and Greyville.
The Scott Bros’ had great weekend with Matador Man winning the Secretariat Stakes Listed at Turffontein on Saturday, whilst five year old gelding by The Sheik – Road To Dubai – won the Borrowdale Cup Sprint Listed over 1200m.
The William Haggas-trained Rivet was home-bred by his owners, who include the legendary Lester Piggott, Des Scott, Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor.Haggas’s wife Maureen, also Piggott’s daughter, was on hand to welcome in the winner at Doncaster.
Consigned as Lot 50, the colt named Wheels Are Up is out of Gr3 winner Aquataine, herself a three parts sister to Gr1 winner Captain America. She is a daughter of Requista by Fortwood, from the damline of Cruise Collection, Captainofmysoul and Dacha.
The nominees for the KZN Breeders Awards to be held on 26 November 2016 at Bellwood have been announced, with our Equus National Sprinting Champion Talktothestars nominated for Outstanding Older Male, Outstanding Sprinter Male and in contention for the KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year title.
“His owners, the Starship Partnership, are an eclectic mix. Des Scott, a 87-year-old South African, is marvellous. He’s had horses for 60 years, most in South Africa. There’s also a certain L K Piggott (Lester), who bred Rivet’s dam, Starship and also Messrs Tabor and Magnier. I’m pleased to say they leave it to us, which is fantastic.”