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Stallion News From Bush Hill Sires

Kahal at the recent Bush Hill Stud Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The Bush Hill sires have had a flying start to the new racing season and we thought we should share some of the results with you.

It started with King’s Chapel on the first day of the new season with his son Stringy winning in Australia over 1700m, the next day King's Chapel had his second runner for his second winner of the new season with his son Boundless Glory winning a Class 3 Handicap over 1200m in Singapore, following this win up with a second, again over 1200m, on the 18th. Boyszone then provided him with his third winner of the week on the 7th over 2000m in New Zealand. In summary in the first week of the season King's Chapel delivered three winners in three countries from five runners with the other two running 4th and 6th.

King's Chapel at the recent Bush Hill Stud Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Toreador has started the season in cracking style having already recorded seven winners in the first three weeks. The first three of these coming in three consecutive days, starting on the 3 August at Clairwood park with Active Power winning over 1200m for Kom Naidoo, on the 4 August Nuggets recorded his third win for Clinton Binda at Turffontein over 1160m and on the 5 August at the Vaal the promising Sean Tarry trained Prince Jazeem recorded his third win from only six starts with a third and two fifths making up his career runs.

His fourth winner came in the form of the Dominic Zaki trained Shepard One who recorded an impressive 4.5 length victory first time out over 1 000m at Turffontein on the 10th, certainly looks like one to follow. On the 15th Toreador recorded a double, both winners over 1000m, at the Vaal with firstly the Paul Matchett trained Extraordinaire winning for the second time in her last four starts bringing career wins to three.

She was promptly followed by Savannah Montana who also recorded her third victory having gone down to Extraordinaire by a short head two starts previously, another from the Dominic Zaki yard. On the 15th Dennis Drier trained the seventh winner for Toreador for the season with Take Off winning at only the fifth time of asking, this filly proving that though a strong influence for speed Toreador possesses the class to get a good one over a bit of ground too with this three year old filly’s length and a quarter win coming over 1950m. She seems to be another heading in the right direction. Earlier in the meeting two of Toreador’s three other runners on the day had finished third. He truly is a stallion offering exceptional value to breeders in KZN this season looking for a proven speed sire.

Toreador at the recent Bush Hill Stud Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The old stalwart and champion KZN sire Kahal has started in his familiar fashion of regular winners. He has had Kahal’s Secret record his fourth and fifth wins a week apart with him also having five second placings to go with his five wins. Kailani was another to have recorded a double with her winning on the 10th at Turffontein over 1800m and following this up with another win three days later on the 13th over 1700m, meaning she has won three of her last four starts for a total of four career victories.

Uncle Tommy recorded his ninth victory to go with his seven second placings on the 3rd. Halabaloo gave Kahal his second winner on the same day.

Congratulations to all the connections of all of the aforementioned horses. Please follow us on Twitter (@Bushhillstud) and Facebook (Bush Hill Stud) for regular updates.

Curved Ball at the recent Bush Hill Stud Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Apart from the interest in the horses mentioned there is much excitement around the new prospects Irish Flame and Curved Ball. We are very glad to report that we have already had a couple of very excited calls about the first of the Curved Ball foals born, not much surprise there as he has let down into a very impressive individual and with a father (Fastnet Rock) who is the new international sire sensation he is receiving the interest he deserves.

The same can be said about Irish Flame who impresses all who have been to see him with his quality and athleticism. This dual Grade 1 winning Equus Horse Of the Year title holder is by a Horse Of The Year out of a stakes winning daughter of a Horse Of The Year and offers a unique opportunity to breed to a true home bred champion, a recipe that has proven so successful already, it’s no wonder most of the leading studs in the province have already committed to shares in him.

Wishing you all the best for the breeding season.

Irish Flame at the recent Bush Hill Stud Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

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