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KZN Breeders Million Mile Final Field Announced

Summerhill’s Rabada heads up the final field of the KZN Breeders Million Mile. Image: Gold Circle

The final field for the exclusively KZN-bred field galloping for the stake of R1million has been announced, and includes recent Gr1 Daily News 2000 winner, Rabada. The KZN Breeders Million Mile is now in its fourth year, previously known as the KZN Breeders 1600 Listed.

The Mike Azzie-trained Brave Tin Soldier colt is also among the entries for the country’s premier event on July 2, takes on some top horses in this annual event sponsored by the KZN Breeders Club and on his form is likely to start favourite for the
1600m clash. Owned by Markus and Ingrid Jooste, the Summerhill-bred son of Brave Tin Soldier will be seeking his sixth career victory. He carries 59,5kgs and will jump from stall five.

Two previous winners will also be contenders, with No Worries and Bezanova entered and draws of ten and two respectively.

No Worries, a son of Kahal has found good recent form and he is reported to be back to his best. The six year old gelding recently finished just a length off in second place behind Balance Sheet in the Gr3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup over 2400m and carries 58kgs under Warren Kennedy on the day.


The consistent son of King’s Chapel, Malak El Moolook, will represent the Sean Tarry stable along with Intergalactic, a daughter of Kahal out of a Galileo mare who enjoys a mile. Intergalactic was only beaten 1.4 lengths by top Cape filly Inara at Turffontein.
Malak El Moolook placed third behind Abashiri, only two lengths off in the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas and has been knocking on the door for a big win. He carries 52,5kg under S’manga Khumalo from a fourth draw.

Garth Puller’s consistent son of Mogok, Way Of Light, shoulders the heaviest weight of the field with 60.5kgs. The winner of the Listed Sledgehammer where he defeated the likes of It Is Written and Balance Sheet, the six time winner jumping from a draw of six has to be a major contender under Bernard Fayd’Herbe.

The big son of Miesque’s Approval, course record holder Humidor takes his place in the KZN Breeders Million Mile on Sunday. Image: Gold Circle

Backworth Stud’s big and powerful son of Miesque’s Approval, Humidor, will be attempting the mile for the first time at Greyville. He has had a previous run only once over 1400m on debut and placed fourth, being out of a Jallad mare Lewinsky’s Lover, seeing out the 1600m distance should not be an issue.

The fast gelding set a hot record at Scottsville earlier this year when he blazed to victory at Scottsville over 1200m in a time of 66.98 in an MR 86 Handicap, defeating Kildonan’s record set when running the Gr1 Gold Medallion. The lightly raced four year old has won four times from six starts, and placed once.

Three year old gelding Just Like Magic, trained by Robbie Hill and by Just As Well, defeated Vodacom Durban July contender Ten Gun Salute by a length to win at Scottsville over 1600m, has placed six times to date from his 10 starts – three of them close seconds. Over the course and distance, he has finished three lengths off to Abashiri previously on the turf. Just Like Magic carries 52,5kgs and comes off a draw of eight.

All the races at the meeting on Sunday are restricted to horses registered as being KZN-Bred and the eight other events on the card over distances from 1 200m to 1 900m will each carry a stake of R200 000.

Bookings are available in the Durban View Room at R325 per person, with 25 pairs of Vodacom Durban July tickets and other goodies to be won by racegoers. We look forward to seeing everyone there dressed in their black and white!

The Final Field below:


Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T Jockey Trainer Breeder

1 WAY OF LIGHT 60.5 99 ( 99) 6 B A B Fayd’Herbe Garth Puller Estate Late Mr LG Werner (by Mogok)

2 RABADA 59.5 106 (103) 5 A A Marcus Mike Azzie Summerhill Stud (by Brave Tin Soldier)

3 NO WORRIES 58.0 101 (101) 10 B A T W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl Summerhill Stud (by Kahal)

4 BEZANOVA 58.0 99 ( 99) 2 B A W Marwing Alec Laird Clifton Stud (by Bezrin)

5 HUMIDOR 56.0 82 ( 82) 3 A P Strydom Tony Rivalland Backworth Stud (by Miesque’s Approval)

6 ROY’S WINTER PATCH 56.0 78 ( 78) 7 A S Veale Dennis Drier Roy Moodley (by Western Winter)

7 MALAK EL MOOLOOK 52.5 97 ( 94) 4 A T S Khumalo Sean Tarry Bush Hill Stud (by King’s Chapel)

8 JUST LIKE MAGIC 52.5 78 ( 75) 8 B A F Herholdt Robbie Hill Anton Procter (by Just As Well)

9 SON OF SILVER 52.5 75 ( 72) 9 A M Yeni Frank Robinson Scott Bros (by Mogok)

10 INTERGALACTIC 50.0 94 ( 91) 1 A T J P v’d Merwe Sean Tarry Summerhill Stud (by Kahal)

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