|KZN’s Scottsville Race Day Success|
KZN had a successful day at Scottsville on Saturday which saw four Grade 1 races being hosted on the day, which saw 3 KZN-breds winning the on the day, and two placing in their respective Grade 1 events.
The second race, the R60 000 Earl Of Surrey (2009) MR 72 Handicap Open over 1200 metres saw Warwickadale winning by a head for breeder Clifton Stud. The five year old gelding by Labeeb out of Divine Heights by Divine Force is partially owned by Peter Blyth with a syndicate and trained by Corrine Bestel who retains a share in him. It is the the gelding’s third win to date, and he has placed 10 times. Well done to his owners Messrs Late F Verbaan,T P M Blyth, E W Buhr, Mesdames C M Bestel, G M M Buchanan, R L Giffen, Late H S Haynes and J M Paterson.
Al Nadira took home victory under Anthony Delpech in Race 4 the R 65000 Maritzburg Sun FM 71 Divided Handicap For Fillies and Mares over 1600 metres. The grey daughter of Fire Arch(NZ) won by 3/4 of a length from Des Egdes’ Semi Automatic. Al Nadira is trained by Chris Erasmus and is out of Nareem(GB) by Polar Falcon. Owned by Richard Adamson, breeders’ Koos and Lorraine de Klerk of Yellow Star Stud, as well as their daughter Ashley were on hand to lead in their grey filly. Interestingly, Al Nadira has a half-sister named Yeoville by Argonaut on offer by Yellow Star Stud at the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale on the 5-6 July. Al Nadira is now at 4 time winner and she has placed 9 times to date.
Race 7 saw Backworth Stud’s Chocolicious run just 2.5 lengths off Ebony Flyer in the R 500 000 South African Fillies Sprint (Grade 1) at Weight-For-Age over 1200 metres. She won her previous start at Greyville as well as being an Allan Robertson Grade 1 winner herself – and campaigned successfully in Dubai. A daughter of Kahal, she has won 4 races and placed 8 times from just 14 starts and is a R220 000 National Yearling Sale graduate.
The grey gelding Shades Of Indigo ran just 1.35 lengths off Delago Deluxe in Race 8, the R 600 000 Golden Horse Casino Sprint (Grade 1) over 1200 metres. Trained by Joey Ramsden, he was bred by Midlands Equine Enterprises. He is a seven-time winner and has placed 15 times. His wins include The Betting World Merchants Grade 2 over 1200 metres in November last year.
The final KZN win came from Dadewethu, a bay Silvano filly out of Jolly Hockey Stix by Alami. She won Race 9, the R 85 000 Shea Shea (2011) FM 89 Divided Handicap for Fillies and Mares over 1600 metres. Bred, owned and trained by Adam Kethro, she won by 3/4 length from Happy Heart. This is her second win on the trot, making her record 3 wins and 8 places in total.
Well done to the breeders and connections of these horses!