*We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Chris Gerber of Moutonshoek, who brought in and owned Mambo In Seattle. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time, he is a devastating loss to the racing and breeding industry in South Africa. May he Rest In Peace.
“This horse would look so good on my farm!” Was the line from Peter Blyth whilst visiting Moutonshoek in May during a stint visiting the Cape farms, and to Peter’s surprise Bennie Van Der Merwe answered, “Let’s talk!” This opened the door for Mambo In Seattle to relocate to KZN before the beginning of the breeding season.
Mambo In Seattle is currently 8th on the National Sires Log and leading the KZN-based sires on the log. He has also produced 90 places for the season so far.
The sire of twice Gr1 winner and European Gr3 placed Same Jursidiction, Gr1 2nd placed Dubai-destined Majestic Mambo, multiple Group placed Saratoga Dancer, Mambo Mime and Mr O’ Neill amongst others, Mambo In Seattle shares a damline with Al Mufti through Weekend Surprise. He has had the most success to breeding to daughters of Al Mufti and duplicating this powerful female line.
With 28 winners under Mambo In Seattle’s belt so far this season and 71 wins and over R7-million in stakes earned for the 2016 /2017 season, Mambo In Seattle relocated to Clifton Stud for the 2018 breeding season.
He has settled beautifully – a big stallion with plenty of presence and quality with a bronze glazed coat – he stands 16.3hands and over ground, with a fantastic temperament. Witnessing him covering a maiden mare, he went about his business in the most gentlemanly manner.
The son of Kingmambo descends from a phenomenal family that has had an influence world wide – it includes our own local sires present and past, Duke Of Marmalade, Al Mufti and his half-brother Wolfhound, super sire AP Indy, Summer Squall, Gr1 Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World and the mighty multiple Gr1 winner, Lemon Drop Kid.
Mambo In Seattle as a racehorse had four wins, and placed second by a nose in the Gr1 Travers and placed in the Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Mambo In Seattle stands for a value fee of R10 000 this season. We are certain to hear more from his son Majestic Mambo in months to come.