16 January 2019

For a sixth year in a row, the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate was won by a horse sold off a Bloodstock South Africa sale, with 2019 winner Do It Again joining triple LQP winner Legal Eagle, Futura and Capetown Noir among the ranks of recent Queen’s Plate winners sold at BSA auctions.

Winner of the 2018 G1 Vodacom Durban July, the Northfields Stud bred four-year-old showed his class when downing an outstanding field in Saturday’s R1.5 million Queen’s Plate, run over 1600m at Kenilworth.

The 2019 LQP proved a real triumph for Bloodstock South Africa, with BSA sold runners Do It Again, Rainbow Bridge (a R300 000 buy from the 2016 National Sale) and defending triple Queen’s Plate winner Legal Eagle (a R425 000 buy at the 2013 National Sale) finishing 1-3-4 in South Africa’s premier 1600m horse-race.

Trained by Justin Snaith, Do It Again also gained a berth in the 2019 G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile with his historic and impressive victory on Saturday.
Ridden by Richard Fourie (who had suffered a nasty fall earlier in the day), the gelded Do It Again powered home from off the pace to snare the brilliant 3yo Soqrat close home and went on to post a 0.3 of a length win, with the likes of G1 winners Legal Eagle, Undercover Agent and Snowdance all well back.

The winning rider, who was winning the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate for a first time, said of the win, “I can’t see them beating this horse in the Met. I had so much horse today and he is only getting better.”

Do It Again, who races in the famed Bernard Kantor silks, is owned by Bernard Kantor, Nick Jonsson and Jack Mitchell and Saturday’s historic win took his earnings to R4 285 000.

Bred by the Northfields Stud, Do It Again, one of only three horses to win both the Vodacom Durban July and Queen’s Plate this century, was a R1 100 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale.
He was one of two graded stakes winners on the day for sire Twice Over, a four time G1 winner and the Champion Older Male in Europe of 2010, with that stallion also responsible for Saturday’s G2 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap winner Doublemint.

The 2019 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner, and leading Sun Met hopeful, was produced by the Casey Tibbs mare Sweet Virginia –whose six wins included all of the G3 Final Fling Stakes, G3 Winter Derby and G3 Winter Classic and who is also the dam of former Sophomore Sprint winner, and subsequent Hong Kong G3 winner, Horse Of Fortune.