4 February 2019

Bloodstock South Africa sold horses, whose numbers include both the 2019 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and G1 Sun Met winners, were once again dominant in a major feature on Saturday.

BSA graduates National Park, Hawwaam and Barahin ran 1-2-3 in Saturday’s R1 000 000 G2 Gauteng Guineas to provide Bloodstock South Africa with a clean sweep of the Turffontein feature.
The Yvette Bremner trained National Park scored a devastating win under jockey Richard Fourie when powering home to collect the second graded win of his career (he had previously won November’s G3 Graham Beck Stakes by nearly six lengths) by 2.7 lengths.

Tote favourite, and previously unbeaten, Hawwaam ran on strongly for second place, with last season’s G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe winner Barahin (making his first start since July) catching the eye back in third.
Both Hawwaam and Barahin are trained by Mike de Kock and both 3yos race in the world famous blue and white silks of Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum.

National Park, Hawwaam and Barahin were all sold off the 2017 National Yearling Sale, where National Park made R240 000, Hawwaam R1 000 000 and Barahin R2 600 000 respectively.

Bred by part-owner the Missing U Syndicate, the gelded National Park picked up a BSA value added bonus of R102 500 for his Gauteng Guineas win.

One of four sons of Varsfontein Stud’s outstanding sire Gimmethegreenlight to contest the 2019 Gauteng Guineas, National Park is the first stakes winner produced by the six time winning Camden Park mare Fancy Park.

Now a winner of six of just 11 outings (and already a millionaire), National Park races for owners Bryn Ressell, Hedley McGrath, Mark Wright and the Missing U Syndicate.

Another Bloodstock South Africa graduate to land a feature race at Turffontein on Saturday was the Johan Janse Van Vuuren trained Doosra.
The latter, a R900 000 purchase from the 2015 Val De Vie Yearling Sale, picked up the second black type win of his career when he won Saturday’s Listed Wolf Power 1600 under recent Met winning jockey Anton Marcus.

Owned by Jarryd, Laurence and Tessa Wernars, the five-year-old gelded Doosra has now won six of his 23 outings and has amassed prize money of R822 050. Previously triumphant in the 2016 G3 Graham Beck Stakes, Doosra is yet another stakes winner deceased champion sire Captain Al and he was produced by G2 SA Fillies Classic winner Caughtintheslips.