Bloomhill Stud resident sire Rabada, a Gr1 winner at ages 2 and 3, has seen his progeny frequenting the winners box almost 50% of the time last season and he looks to be continuing the momentum.
MJ Odendaal’s Addabar, which is Rabada backwards, looks a smart sort and has now won back to back over distances of 1600m – 1800m at both of KZN’s racecourses for the former champion jockey.
It is his third win to date from a handful of runs with two places.
The four year old gelding is a half brother to Gr1 winner Under Your Spell and Gr3 winner Witchcraft.
He was bred by Summerhill Stud and bought as a weanling by Robyn Klaasen-Peter who sold him under her Suikerbosview Stud banner at the 2021 National Yearling Sale, knocked down for R150 000 to MJ.
Rabada, a very handsome son of Brave Tin Soldier, has already had four winners in August and his percentage is already rocketing to 25% winners to runners, last season he ended on 47% for the season with 23 runners, 14 wins and 51 places with an AEPR of an impressive R57 000.
His only representative at the recent August 2YO Sale, bred by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds and a first foal for dam Just Chaos who won four races including a Listed, sold for R140 000.
Standing at Sandra Trethewey’s Wartburg stud farm, Rabada will be presented to the public on 16 September. A venue will be announced. Be sure to save the date.
Rabada stands for a very accessible R10 000 live foal this season.