Its always an unusual feat when a mare produces a double in a week, and Clifton resident mare Irresistable Chris, born and bred in Brazil, has done just that for Clifton.
Formerly owned by Khaya Stables, who bred Admire Me, the mare has clicked well with Piemonte Stud’s Capetown Noir who is currently enjoying a purple patch – having produced his second Gr1 winner recently with Bohica.
Capetown Beauty, a three year old filly owned by Mr Thaver and Mrs Badenhorst won for the second time in the care of trainers Barbara Kennedy and Wayne Badenhorst, enjoying an increase in distance from winning over 1400m to 1900m. This filly was not sold at the 2020 Nationals.
Four year old Admire Me owned by Larry Nestadt and bred by Khaya Stables, won for the fourth time, this time at Turffontein for the stable of Gavin Van Zyl who is raiding in Johannesburg for a few months. This wonderful filly has been pleasure from an owners perspective, having yet to be out of the money from 11 starts! Admire Me sold for R20 000 off the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale.
Capetown Noir is boasting super stats this season – with a Gr1 winner, 37.2% winners to runners and an impressive Average Earnings Per Runner of R51 416.
The dam has produced 3 winners from 4 foals, and this is the family of Durban July winner Eyeofthetiger.
Well done to all concerned.