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Unbelievable Chad A First Winner For Olympic Gold Medallist

Unbelievable Chad's winning connections, with Chad Le Clos on course at Scottsville to celebrate the win. Image: Gold Circle

Toreador's handsome son, three year old colt Unbelievable Chad gave his name sake his first win as a racehorse owner from the racing stable of Paul Lafferty at Scottsville over 1400m. Racing in the apt colours of the Olympic ring's, swimmer Chad Le Clos owns the colt in partnership with Greg Blank, Philip Kahan and Bridget Conway. Chad was on course to witness and celebrate his horse's first win.

Paul Lafferty purchased Unbelievable Chad from the 2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale for R320 000. The colt's dam by Rakeen, named Pink Tinge, is a half-sister to Lion Tamer. It is the third start for the eye-catching colt, who placed second just half a length off in his second run at Scottsville over 1200m.

Ridden to victory by Stuart Randolph from a fifth draw, Unbelievable Chad gave his owners a brilliant win to take it by a near five lengths clear from Eternal Ice (Western Winter) and Blunderbuss (Brave Tin Soldier).

This is Toreador's fourth win along with eight places in 14 days. Toreador is currently covering his third season in KZN and recently has produced the likes of the very exciting Prospect Strike, Lazer Star and Thrust.

At just R15 000 for a service, Toreador is one of the most value for money sires standing in South Africa.

Congratulations to the winning connections of Unbelievable Chad and may there be many more!

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