The KZN Breeders Club reinvented their race day from 2012 and since then each year, its a day exclusively for racehorses registered with the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme, racing for stakes for R2,6-million each day culminating with the running of the Million Mile.
In addition to the well endowed stakes on offer, the winning connections all win sales vouchers on the day towards the purchase of a KZN-bred yearling, at the KZN Yearling Sale which always takes a place in the week between the Proudly KZN day and the Vodacom Durban July.
One horse that has come full circle is the Toreador three year old gelding Unbelievable Lad. His owner purchased him from the 2016 KZN Yearling Sale for R90 000 and used his R5 000 voucher against the purchase – which he had recieved from the 2016 KZN Breeders Race Day when Caprivi placed third, also in the car of Ivan and Darryl Moore.
Unbelievable Lad returned the favour on Saturday at Greyville, taking his third win on the trot and winning another voucher for R10 000 towards his winning connections, trained by Darryl Moore in partnership with his grandfather Ivan Moore.
Unbelievable Lad has now achieved three wins (three of them under Jared Samuel) and three places from eight starts, originally trained by Des Egdes who thought highly of the gelding. The Toreador changed stables when Des Egdes retired from training a few months ago.
Unbelievable Lad placed second on debut and has only been out of the money on two occasions – and won his barrier trial by seven lengths. He has earned R274,500 in stakes to date.
The KZN Yearling Sale takes place this week at Sibaya Casino with the auction days on 5 & 6 July.
The sale has yielded many successful #kznbreds, including two Gr1 winners – Wild One and Seal. Others include Gr2 winner Colour Of Courage and Virgo’s Babe, Listed winners Carlita, Jimmi Choo and Alfeo, Gr3 winner Royal Pleasure, Cutting Edge, Gr3 winner O Tamara, Knock On Wood and the talented and multi Black Type, Raise The Bar.