Rabada Gets First Winner!


A Grade One winner at age two and three, Rabada (Brave Tin Soldier) has produced his first winner at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

The Summerhill Stud-bred filly named Mysterious Girl won second time out for trainer Yogas Govender.

Rabada, himself a Summerhill bred with a pure Summerhill pedigree, is represented by two smart Lots at the upcoming National Yearling Sale – a quality filly out of Trippi mare Sunrise In Africa from the family of R Heat Lightning (Lot 203), and a colt out of Vasilisa – both consigned by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds as Lot 237 from Spring Valley’s famous Indiscreet Fantasy family.

Mysterious Girl wins smartly second time out over 1400m. Images: Candiese Lenferna

Rabada won the Gr1 Premiers Champions Stakes as a 2yo and trained on to win the Gr1 Daily News 2000. Unfortunately an injury ended his career prematurely, but the handsome colt made an impression on his trainer Michael Azzie who said he was one of the best he had ever trained. He was the only colt of his generation to win Gr1’s at two and three, and retired with 5 victories and 3 seconds from 10 starts.

Rabada’s two Lots on offer at Nationals:

Rabada stands at Bruce Le Roux’s Spring Valley Stud and has had a handful of runners to earn five cheques so far for their connections.

Mysterious Girl, out of Western Winter mare Autumn Mist, descends from a leading family of Yard Arm, Donya, Abashiri, Green Haze and closer up in the female line, that of Before Noon and Jaegar Moon.

Well done to all concerned.


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