Two Winners Two Days For Crusade


Crusado flies to the finish at Greyville for trainer Dennis Drier, and owners Greg Bortz and Braam Van Huysteen. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Crusado flies to the finish at Greyville for trainer Dennis Drier, and owners Greg Bortz and Braam Van Huysteen. Image: Candiese Marnewick

After Crusade’s flying grey filly’s annhilation of the field at Kenilworth on Tuesday, the son of Mr Greeley followed up with Crusado at Greyville on the turf over 1200m.

Crusade at Scott Bros. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Crusade at Scott Bros. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Bred by Bush Hill Stud, Crusado was a reserve for the race and won his second start in facile fashion under Sean Veale.

A graduate of the 2016 National Yearling Sale like the grey Velvet Dawn and a very typical stamp of his sire, Crusado sold for R140 000 from Bush Hill Stud. Trained by Dennis Drier for owners Greg Bortz and Braam Van Huyssteen, the three year old gelding descends from the brilliant Bush Hill Stud family of Sweet Sheila that produced Gr1 winners Zirconeum and Stellite.

His dam Kenmare House is by Victory Moon out of Plutonium, Kenmare House therefore being a half-sister to multiple Stakes Winner King Neptune and Gr3 placed Stella Mia. Kenmare House will be visiting Toreador this year.

Crusade has now produced eight winners for the season, putting him on a par with What A Winter (as per NHRA stats 29 /10/ 2017). His half-sister Seventh Heaven competes at the Gr1 Breeders Cup on Saturday on the Turf over 2400m. She is a 2-time Gr1 winner and placed there last year, as well as second in the Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic.

Crusade stands for R20 000 at Scott Bros this season.


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