Imbongi Returns To Retire At His Birthplace

Imbongi in the afternoon light. Images: Summerhill Stud
Imbongi in the afternoon light. Images: Summerhill Stud

A super star graduate of the 2006 Ready To Run Sale, Imbongi has returned to his place of birth at Summerhill Stud, to retire.

A #kznbred son of Russian Revival out of a fabulous mare Garden Verse by Foveros, he won the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas, Gr2 KZN Guineas and the Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes.

Imbongi, whose name means Praise Singer, was exported – going on to win in the Gr3 Criterion Stakes in the UK and a win in Dubai in the Gr2 Zabeel Mile. He concluded the Dubai season with a gutsy third in the Dubai Duty Free on World Cup Night. He earned over R8-million in stakes.

He is a half-brother to Spring Garland, the dam of Highly Decorated. This is also the family of Oracle News, Victory Moon, Imperious Sue, William Longsword and another winning export in the USA, Mahubo.

#kznbreds to excel overseas include the likes of Gypsy’s Warning, The Apache and Wolf Whistle to mention but a few.

Racing stars Imbongi and Pierre Jourdan will be on show to the public at the end of September, at a race meeting in aid of the Coastal Horse Care Unit.

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