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Three Winners In Nine Days For King's Chapel

Bush Hill Stud’s son of King Of Kings, King’s Chapel, has had three winners in a little over a week – including Rhumba Magic who did it in a devastating fashion to win by over seven lengths.

Beginning with Raspberry Lips at Flamingo for Corne Spies, the big two year old filly who was unsold at the 2015 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, won over 800m by half a length under Ryan Munger. She finished second in her previous start for trainer Corne Spies over 800m. King’s Chapel also had a second over the same course with Rathmor-bred Kartouche over 1400m, who has now placed twice from just three starts.

Gr2 Emerald Cup winner Meadow Magic saw his half-brother by King’s Chapel, named Rhumba Magic, win by a blazing seven lengths at Fairview over 2200m. Owned by Robin Scott and trained by Alan Greef, the three year old colt has placed four times previously over distances of 1600m – 2400m.

Cambridge Choir made it three for King’s Chapel at Turffontein yesterday, winning the second race of the day before the meeting was abandoned due to the weather. The three year old filly owned by Miss C Vlahakis, is trained by D Little. After placing three times previously, Cambridge Choir got up to win over 1600m from Right Approach filly Rose Of Castille and Dynasty filly Winning Sister.

With limited progeny left overseas in New Zealand, another two winners emerged for King’s Chapel at the beginning of February – both five year old chestnut mares, as Quartet got up to get a fourth career win over a 1400m feature race, and Notionannagins also won well – her second career win over 1400m.

A 10-time winner and New Zealand’s Horse Of The Year, King’s Chapel stands at Bush Hill Stud and commanded a fee of R15 000 for the 2015 season.

Bush Hill Stud's son of Mogok, the fittingly named Captain Quick, had his second win for the stable of Justin Snaith and owner Fred Crabbia. Out of Captain's Gem by Captain Al, the consistent Captain Quick has placed four times previously and finished in fifth position a further three.

Captain Quick (pictured left as a yearling) sold at the 2014 National Yearling Sale for R175 000. Captain's Gem is out of a Centenary/Royal Chalice mare Imperial Gem, and a half-sister to Black Type winners King's Troop and Jet Command. Her fourth dam is Party Time, this family including the likes In The Fast Lane, Jackson Square, Trademark and Morisco.

Toreador continues his good recent form with a number of wins and places in February, with 15 places and three wins.

Toreador has his first crop of KZN born yearlings for sale at the upcoming National Yearling Sale, and includes a half-brother to our resident sire and Equus Horse Of The Year with his own first crop presented at Nationals this year, Irish Flame. The colt out of Clock The Rock is selling as Lot 39, a full-sibling to two-time winner Verge, whilst another full sibling Prospectus has placed five times from six starts.

Our other yearlings on the sale include horses by Oratorio, Kahal, Crusade, Byword, Visionaire, Kildonan and of course Toreador.

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