KZN Welcomes International Breeder To Ranks


hMichael Moroney celebrates his feature win on World Pool Gold Cup day with Hong Kong based jockey, Lyle Hewitson. Image: Candiese Lenferna

KZN have welcomed international breeder Michael Moroney to the KZN Breeding ranks, based in Ireland, Michael Moroney’s maroon and green racing colours in the name of the The Poet’s Syndicate have been a familiar sight on South Africa’s racetracks for some time already.

Michael has enjoyed many winners in South Africa and World Pool Gold Cup day proved the cherry on top, with his online sale acquired Pray For Rain winning the LHKIR In December Umngeni Handicap Listed, aptly with Lyle Hewitson aboard for father and trainer Carl Hewitson. It was Michael’s first international trip to South Africa and it paid off handsomely.

The son of Soft Falling Rain won again recently at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

Michael Moroney. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Michael started off with a mare Magic Potion, and his first foal is a now gelded son of Hat Puntano, as yet unraced and in training with Carl Hewitson named Magic Hattrick. Magic Potion is by Malhub from the family of Luna Child, Ollivander and Sparkling Gem.

A smart acquisition who has produced a smashing Willow Magic colt at foot this season, is African Angel, a 2-time winning daughter of Mogok from the family of Irish Flame and Gr2 winner, Meadow Magic.

Michael has four more mares in foal this season – they include Rise (Noble Tune), a six time winning mare in foal to Danon Platina, New Orleans is in foal to Fire Away and Capriana, a grey by Toreador out of a Shaamit mare, is confirmed in foal to Eden Roc.

There is also Accidental Tourist, a 4-time winning daughter of Gimmethegreenlight out of a Jet Master mare, has been confirmed in foal to Eden Roc – an interesting mating, as Eden Roc’s half brother Sandringham Summit is by Gimmethegreenlight.

African Angel has been confirmed in foal to KZN’s exciting young son of War Front, Declarationofpeace.

aWinnie Fourie and Michael Moroney of The Poets Syndicate. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Michael had a lot of fun with the above maiden mares mentioned, who won multiple races for The Poets Syndicate before their retirement to Winnie Fourie’s Grace Stables in Nottingham Road, where The Poets Syndicate’s horses are also pretrained. Winnie provides a full service for owners prior to their horses departing for racing stables, from foaling to sales preparation to pretraining from the farm, once known as the famed Invermooi Stud.

Welcome to Michael Moroney and we wish him all the best with his future breeding endeavours.

African Angel’s impressive Willow Magic colt this season.


8 thoughts on “KZN Welcomes International Breeder To Ranks

  1. Passion is all what it’s about..and (MMM) Mr Michael Moroney has passion in abundance for the game..Great news Michael.Looking forward to seeing your first bred horses run.

    1. We all learn something new every day Pravesh every day is a school day .

      Thank you and your family for your support

  2. We find inbreeding (3rd & 4th generation) in most great winners like Enable, Frankel, Trêve, Hukum.
    And it is something that is scarce in South Africa.

    So with African Angel and Declaration of Peace who have Danzig in common and Fire Away and New Orleans who have Mr Prospector in common in the 4th generation, let’s hope that Michael Moroney will be the happy breeder of a future champion.

    1. Ella We ALL pray 🙏 we will have the next Frankel.

      But I have to be honest my belly is on fire with the cross of Fire Away and our Grey princess New Orleans

      And please God we will find a Peaceful Angel from African Angel and Declaration of Peace 🙏

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