Two KZN-breds featured in the recent Eastern Cape Racing Awards, with Piemonte Stud-bred O Tamara and Summerhill’s Muhtafal filly Chili Chocolate each a winner.
Lee and Dino Scribante’s Piemonte Stud have left the ground running in the breeding arena, producing two Eastern Cape Champions in just four years of breeding – firstly Kalamain and this year the juvenile O Tamara. The speedy daughter of Argonaut out of a Spectrum mare Syncopate has sizzling form in training with Alan Greef – earning stakes of R358 725 with four wins and four places from only eight starts which saw her being crowned Champion Two Year Old Filly on 27 August. O Tamara was purchased for just R30 000 at the 2015 KZN Yearling Sale.
Included in her wins is the Lady’s Slipper Stakes (Listed) and Gr3 Champion Juvenile Cup, comfortably by over three lengths clear. Keep an eye out for her (now) juvenile half-brother by Toreador named Greta, who sold for R150 000 at the 2016 National Yearling Sale. Piemonte Stud ended the 2015/2016 season with 40% winners to runners, 10% of those Black Type.
Greg Bortz’ Muhtafal filly out of Heliantha by Count Du Bois is a five-time winner (including the Walmer Handicap) for trainer Grant Paddock, crowned Champion Polytrack Filly/Mare of the season. Earlier in her career, Chili Chocolate finished three lengths off Rich Girl in the Ready To Run Cup, and a length off Enchanted Silk in the KZN Breeders 1900. Chili Chocolate sold for R100 000 off the TBA Ready To Run Sale in 2013, she has earned almost R300 000 in stakes. Summerhill Stud have been crowned Equus national Leading Breeder for 2015/2016 for the 10th year, and were winners once more at the recent provincial KZN Racing Awards. Well done to Summerhill Stud on an outstanding achievement!
Well done to the winning connections!