Toreador continues to not only bring in the winners but the Black Type, and this weekend saw his three year old son Matador Man, win the Secretariat Listed Stakes at Turffontein over 1400m.
On Sunday the weekend double was completed when the handsome Roy's Marciano captured his fourth career win for owner Roy Moodley and trainer Kom Naidoo.
Matador Man sold for R180 000 at the 2015 National Yearling Sale and has repaid his sales price in four starts with two wins and two places, yet to be unplaced.
Stepped up to the 1400m after his recent Vaal 1200m maiden success at his third start, Matador Man was easy to back, but won like a horse with a future under promising apprentice Lyle Hewitson.
Hewitson produced Matador Man down the inside to hold his stablemate Tilbury Fort to 1,75 lengths in a time of 85,08 secs.
Matador Man is out of the four-time winning Mogok mare, Sahara. His lightly raced full brother Desert Fighter has won three times for Dennis Drier.
Roy’s Marciano won at Scottsville on Sunday by two lengths comfortably under Anthony Delpech over 1200m, and has earned almost R200 000 in stakes after selling for just R70 000 at the National Yearling Sale. He is a half-brother to Gr2 second placed Journeyman, who went on to win in Dubai.
Toreador stood for a fee of R20 000 this season at Bush Hill Stud.
Congratulations to all concerned.
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