8 October 2018

Durbanville proved a wonderful stamping ground for Bloodstock South Africa on Saturday. BSA sold thoroughbreds won both of Saturday’s graded features, with Rainbow Bridge landing the G3 World Sports Betting Matchem Stakes and Love To Boogie lifting the spoils in the same day’s G3 World Sports Betting Diana Stakes.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift/Mauritzfontein, the four-year-old Rainbow Bridge made it four wins from as many outings when defying a wide trip to win Saturday’s Matchem Stakes for trainer Eric Sands and owner Chis Gerber.
Storming home up the outside, the unbeaten rising star triumphed by a length and a quarter over New Caledonia, leaving the likes of graded stakes winners Our Mate Art, Tap O’ Noth and Horizon in his wake.
The Matchem Stakes was a tremendous triumph for Bloodstock South Africa, with BSA horses running the first two places.
Rainbow Bridge, a R300 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale, stamped himself a leading prospect for both this season’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and G1 Sun Met with his authorative win on Saturday. A son of Mauritzfontein’s increasingly successful stallion Ideal World, Rainbow Bridge is out of the Jet Master sired G3 Prix du Cap winner Halfway To Heaven. His Matchem win pushed Rainbow Bridge’s earnings to R518 750.
Bred by Anthony Peter, the five-year-old Love To Boogie showed heart when landing the Diana Stakes on Saturday. Faced by a wall of challenges in the closing stages, the Andre Nel trained mare dug down to conquer paternal half-sister Miss Katalin by a neck, with last year’s Diana winner Goodtime Gal back in third.

Winner of the Listed Off To Stud Stakes at her previous outing, Love To Boogie was a R550 000 purchase for owner Sabine Platter at the 2015 National Yearling Sale.

A third Diana Stakes winner for Drakenstein Stud’s champion resident sire Trippi, Love To Boogie is out of the Jallad sired G3 Pretty Polly winner Jalberry.

Both Rainbow Bridge and Love To Boogie were ridden to victory by Bernard Fayd’Herbe.


Next BSA auction to take place is the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale which will be held at the TBA complex on November