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Bezrin Is Back!

Extraordinary Trainer, Owner and Breeder St John Gray has breathed new life into sire Bezrin, a well travelled stallion between KZN and the Cape for some years until finally settling into Cathy and Jonathan Martin’s Hadlow Stud.

Bezrin. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The bright bay son of Danzig has had a slew of winners recently, with his winners to runners percentage soaring to an impressive 41.7% with 6 wins from just 12 runners, still relatively early in the season.

Always a consistent stallion that produced multiple Black Type winners from 1000m to 3200m, Bezrin was no slouch at stud but as with most stallion careers dictated by commercial value, the 21 year old stallion proves he still has what it takes with St John who is currently lying 3rd on the National Trainers Log and produced Gr1 winner Ronnie’s Candy last season – amongst many others.

His best performed son, Clifton-bred Bezanova, won two Gr2’s and the KZN Breeders Million Mile, and is currently enjoying retirement at Heversham Park Stud. He also produced the likes of Celtic Fire, Tetelestai, Thunder Flash, Jimmi Choo and the more recent Too Phat To Fly.

Putchini wins his 11th race recently at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Another ultra consistent is the chestnut gelding Putchini – sound as a bell at 9 years old and his owner saying he has been the perfect racehorse to own having never needed a vet for an emergency or any unsoundness issues, he has had over 100 runs for 11 wins – and most recent with his last win coming on 23 August, following up with a place in his last start.

Amongst St John’s 3yo Bezrin crop is the 2-time winner After Hours (out of a Miesque’s Approval mare), Break The Silence is a winner and placed from all starts (out of an Announce mare), Lets Talk – also out of an Announce mare is a winner and placed from all but one start.

It is the start of the Gauteng season – be prepared to see more from St John’s horses in the coming months!

Enquiries for Bezrin can be made to Cathy Martin – cathym@futurenet.co.za.

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