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Piemonte Firmly On Map

Vinson impressed at Greyville on the turf. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Vinson impressed at Greyville on the turf. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Piemonte Stud is firmly established on the breeding map in South Africa, with their horses easily recognisable country wide with their Italian names.

Father and son duo, Lee and Dino Scribante, have invested heavily in their broodmare band, purchasing well-bred fillies off our leading sales nationally and racing the fillies to great success and retiring them back to Piemonte.

Amongst their success stories, naming both bred and purchased are Carlita, recent 2-time winning daughter of Capetown Noir – Brandina, Alfeo, Kalamain, Celestina and the late O Tamara – and their astute purchases include the Stakes Winners Queen Forever and Beataboutthebush. Recent winners include Fillipo, Aloysius, Mia Finola and Ninnoto. Keep a watch for Elnora who impressed in her Scottsville Barrier Trial for trainer Wayne Badenhorst.

Lee and Dino offer every horse that they breed for sale, and keep the horses that don’t reach reserves when consigned. From those, Lee and his brother who race in partnership have had significant success, with 2nd placed Listed filly Brandina being one of them!

The Scribantes were involved with another late and great sire Await The Dawn, who has been a sad loss to breeding in KZN and a Gr1 producer including Hero’s Honour.

Sunday saw Tony Rivalland produce a striking win with Piemonte-bred Vinson, a very large and handsome 3yo gelding from what must be the last crop of Await The Dawn, who burnt up the turf on Sunday in the colours of Mr Sadha Naidoo.

The sizeable gelding skipped clear under Sean Veale to win by almost two lengths from Whiskey Road. He showed his potential in his Barrier Trial, skipping clear to take it by over 5 lengths with what seemed little effort. Vinson has now won and placed from only three starts and the Rivalland Stables look forward to a bright future with him.  Vinson sold for R90 000 at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale.

Piemonte are perfectionists in all they do, and are currently sporting a winners to runners percentage of 33.3% with 26 wins and 106 places for the current season, and almost R2-million in stakes earned for their horses connections.

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