29 July 2019

Bloodstock South Africa sold thoroughbreds stole the show at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday, when they won four graded races on “Super Saturday”’s impressive card, with another BSA graduate, Sunset Eyes, landing the Listed Epol Umngeni Handicap on Saturday.

The Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Rainbow Bridge confirmed his status as one of the best racehorses currently in South Africa when he won the G1 World Sports Betting Champions Cup on Saturday.
Second, to fellow BSA graduate Do It Again, in the recent G1 Vodacom Durban July, the talented four-year-old made it win number seven, from only 12 outings, when downing Equus Champion, and multiple G1 winner Soqrat, by just under half a length in Saturday’s R1 000 000.

Ridden to victory by Richard Fourie (now unbeaten in four starts on Rainbow Bridge), Rainbow Bridge is trained by Eric Sands and now races in the colours of Mike and Norma Rattray.
An impressive winner of the G1 Sun Met earlier this season,  Rainbow Bridge took his earnings to over R5 000 000 on Saturday, with the promise of plenty more to come!

Now a five time graded stakes winner, Rainbow Bridge (Ideal World- Halfway To Heaven) was a R300 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale.

Trainer Dean Kannemeyer looks to have a really classy 2yo in his care, in the form of the Boland Stud bred African Warrior.
The latter, a R100 000 buy from the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale, made it win number four, from just six starts, when running strongly to land the G2 Haval Motors South Africa Umkhomazi Stakes over 1200m on Saturday.
African Warrior, who had won the KZN Yearling Sale last time out, has now earned R1 032 375 and is yet another great advertisement for the quality of horse sold at the KZN Sale.

A first G2 winner for the Maine Chance Farms based Equus Champion Vercingetorix (currently South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by stakes), African Warrior, also victorious in this season’s G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes, races for the DK Racing Syndicate, who have clearly had a lot of fun with this very talented gelding.

Promising filly Montreal Mist picked up her first feature race win when scoring a 0.6 of a length win, over stablemate Spiritofthegroove, in the G2 Gagasi FM Debutante Stakes for trainer Sean Tarry, jockey Gavin Lerena, and owners Mary Slack and Michael Javett.

A first graded stakes winner for ill-fated Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain, the Clifton Stud bred Montreal Mist has now won three of only seven starts with her feature race win pushing her earnings to R429 625.

The well-bred Montreal Mist, a R700 000 purchase from the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is out of the Var sired Bauhinia Handicap winner Esterel, and she is from the immediate family of Irish Derby winning sire Jack Hobbs.