The beautifully-named Sweet Preserve was part of a ding dong clash yesterday at Greyville which saw her get up to win courageously, for the stable of Glen Kotzen, owned by Mr J Buckler.
By Duke Of Marmalade out of the evergreen Surfers Eye by Elliodor, Sweet Preserve has won twice and placed five times from just 9 starts – and is a half-sister to 8 winners, incredibly 4 of them Black Type, with her sister Rapid Flow (and full sister Saltwater Girl) already producing 3 multiple winners between the two mares, including Red Herring and 3-time winner, Green Day.
Both of Sweet Preserves wins came over 1900m under Billy Jacobson. Bred in a partnership between Mr P A M Magid & Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd, she is a half-sister to Shogunnar and Admiral’s Eye as well, the latter arguably one of Admire Main’s best produce.
Dam Surfers Eye deserves a Broodmare Of The Year accolade – she descends from the female line of sires Lombard, Vaguely Noble and Lead On Time amongst a myriad of Black Type on the page. Only a 1-time winner at age 3 over 1900m, the well bred daughter of Elliodor out of an Irish Malinowski mare has had 12 foals for 9 runners and 8 winners.
Surfers Eyes progeny have produced 29 wins between them all (including her grandchildren) and her diminutive Gr1 placing daughter Admiral’s Eye, is a 7-time winner who has now produced two foals at Rathmor Stud.
Her last registered foal according to www.nhra.co.za is the as yet unraced 2016 Visionaire colt, Riding The Crest.
It was overall a superb days racing with #kznbreds or horses by KZN sires taking 6 of the 8 races carded, each earning their breeders Premiums for the next claiming season beginning in August 2019.
Well done to all concerned.