Machomouse, pictured in the 2016 KZN Yearling Sales ring, had his much deserved first win at Flamingo Park. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Bush Hill Stud have had two winners in three days, with the half-brother to Tetelestai winning his second race under the services of Jarryd Penny, but an extra special win for a chestnut Kahal at Flamingo Park this afternoon as Machomouse showed his courage and mettle that pulled him through as a sickly newborn foal, to win after placing six times.
Machomouse is a three parts brother to Gr2 winner The Mouseketeer, both by Kahal, his dam a half-sister by Modus Vivendi to the Gr2 Emerald Cup winner. Machomouse was "stillborn" premature and a placenta praevia foal who needed round the clock care to ensure his survival by administering oxygen, drips and tube feeding for the first week of his life. Bush Hill Stud is fortunate to have a foal "ICU" Unit for these circumstances.
However, it didnt hold Machomouse back and he developed into a well grown handsome colt, selling at the 2016 KZN Yearling Sale for R115 000. He won by 2,5 lengths this afternoon over 1000m for Corrie Lensley under Muzi Yeni.
King's Chapel's Oracle Kingdom won at Fairview for owner Mr D S Braithwaite over 1200m. Out of Count The Carats by What A Prospect, Oracle Kingdom has placed twice previously for trainer Mr Strydom. Well done to all concerned.
Flying The Flag's full sister Rhododendron placed second in the exclusive Gr1 Breeders Cup two day festival of greats. Voted Irish 2YO Champion Filly of her year and recent Gr1 winner at Chantilly on Arc Day, Rhododendron was courageous to finish second in the Gr1 Breeders Cup Filly And Mare Turf over 1800m after encountering traffic.
She was beaten by half a length to Wuheida.
Congratulations to all concerned.
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