KZN 1-2 In Drum Star Listed; Romany Prince 2500th Winner For Ferraris

Romany Prince wins the Drum Star Listed, from Gr2 winning son of Miesque’s Approval, Judicial. Image: JC Photos

Rathmor-bred Romany Prince, a Kahal half-brother to American and South African multiple Gr1 winner Gypsy’s Warning, not only gave his dam more Black Type by winning the Drum Star Handicap Listed but in the process, Ormond Ferraris’ 2500th winner in a career spanning 64 years. Scott Bros’ Gr2 winning son of Miesque’s Approval, Judicial, finished closely in second position.

It was fitting that the milestone was achieved in the colours of owner Peter Dimakogiannis, who has only ever had his horses in training with Ormond and has held his colours since 1972.

Jockey Muzi Yeni, who replaced the injured Anthony Delpech, rode a cracker to steal a march on his field at the right time and withstand a late challenge from the gallant Judicial by a half length in a time of 110,79 secs. “I am very grateful for the support and had lots in my favour with a one draw and a light weight. I was there for free and tracked the front horses who faded out at the top of the straight. I asked Romany Prince for his final effort at the 200m and he gave it to me. It is an honour to be part of this great moment and my sympathies go out to Anthony Delpech,” said Yeni.

The three year old colt by Kahal sold for R450 000 at the 2014 National Yearling Sale, and has won three times, placed four – including second to Abashiri in the Sea Cottage Listed Stakes.

The success of Machiavellian is the common denominator of Gypsy’s Warning and her half-brother Romany Prince, with Mogok being a half-brother to Machiavellian and Kahal a son of the same great stallion.

Gypsy Queen, a full sister by Royal Chalice (who only won once) to Oaks winners’ Royal Prophecy and Noble Destiny, is also leaving her mark at stud through her daughters – American Gr1 star Gypsy’s Warning (by Scott Bros’ sire Mogok) has produced a winner in Ireland (named Know) by Street Cry, whilst Gr2 winner Surabi has produced 3-time winner, Sundari (by Fort Wood).

Judi Silvano, a 2yo daughter by Silvano out of Gypsy Queen.

Another daughter Gypsy Madonna (by Fort Wood) was purchased by Varsfontein Stud from the National Yearling Sale, going on to win twice and place in the Winter Oaks Listed. She has her first foal, a lovely big filly by Judpot, on the ground this year.

Voted KZN Breeders Broodmare Of The Year, Gypsy Queen has produced nine foals, six winners and three of them now Stakes winners.

A big, elegant mare with a beautiful head and a lovely temperament, Gypsy Queen sadly slipped to Var two years ago, but at 21 years of age she is currently in foal to exciting KZN stallion prospect Noble Tune, a very exciting combination indeed.

Gypsy Queen has another exciting young filly coming through – a lovely chestnut two year old by Silvano named Judi Silvano. She sold for R400 000 at the 2015 Durbanville CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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