Blue Sky Soaring!


Blue Sky Thoroughbreds made up of Tinus Gericke and Bruce Le Roux, all enjoyed wins this past week as their partnership and individual, and continue to bang home regular winners from stalwart families of Spring Valley. They enjoyed a recent treble and continued their results through the week.

Majestic Power, a half brother to smart debut winner by New Predator, Calling All Angels, followed up with a back to back win for trainer Gary Rich, owned by retired trainer Julie Guthrie in a partnership. Blue Sky have a New Predator yearling on offer at Nationals, a sibling to the aforementioned winners on offer as Lot 133, out of Windrush mare The Angelus.

Get In The Q wins for the third time. Find her sibling at Nationals as Lot 79. Image: Candiese Lenferna

The day started with a very smart debut win for the Hollywood Syndicate, Hugsandhighfives named for premier football club Brentford FC with whom Hollywoodbets are associated as a sponsor. The daughter of Master Of My Fate trained by Garth Puller looks sharp – a half sister to the useful Black Type AJ’s Captain, give a great ride by Athandiwe Magudlwa and looks a horse to follow for the coming KZN season.

Another victory on the same day came from Maggie Tee (Act Of War), out of Fantasy Lady by Kahal. She has won back to back now for trainer Mark Dixon over 1200m on the Polytrack, ridden by leading apprentice jockey Rachel Venniker for owners Messrs H F T Lin, G N Cumming, M Dixon & C N Larsson who have also had a number of wins with this female line.

Smart debut winner for Hollywood Syndicate. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Get In The Q, another for trainer Mark Dixon for the same owners as above and including Mr C Gordon, won under a forward ride from Keagan De Melo. It is the third win for the Querari filly out of Silver Fantasy, and has only been out of the money in one start from eight. She is a half sister to feature filly Silent Crusade, and Blue Sky are offering a William Longsword half brother as Lot 79 at Nationals.

Consistent African Dusk, by Ideal World out of Sunrise In Africa by Trippi, got his second career win at Hollywoodbets Scottsville for trainer Garth Puller, ridden by Tristan Godden over the mile. This is a family that has been good to Garth Puller, a half sister to African Skyline who has won several for Garth and his owners.

Blue Sky will be transporting a large draft of 25 quality #kznbred yearlings to Nationals in April.

Their respective NHRA stats:

Bruce Le Roux – 50% winners to runners and an AEPR R55,575

Blue Sky Thoroughbreds – 37.5% winners to runners an AEPR of R47,828

Tinus Gericke – a winner from a handful of runners for the season.

Visit them in Block C at the TBA Complex, the Nationals is set to take place on 21 and 22 April.


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