Thursday, February 21, 2008

Horse Chestnut

Raced in South Africa at two and three.Between 20 December 1997 and 24 April 1999(16 months) ran 9 times for 8 wins (1000 - 2450m)and one third and total earnings R2,501,536. Exported to North America August 1999. Stood 60 days in quarantine New York.Moved to Ocala, Florida in October 1999for preparatory training, then to Calder racetrackfor serious prep for American debut on 8 January 2000.

2-Y-O: 3 starts; 2wins; 1third.

20 Dec '97. Won Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m Turffontein) by 5,75 lengths from Gang Man.
10 March '98. 3rd Morris Lipshitz Juvenile Plate Gr3 (1000m Newmarket) beaten 1,75 lengths by Clifton King.
15 July '98.Won Kwa-Zulu-Natal Free Hcp (LR) (1200m Clairwood) by 2 lengths from Abernant Star in new class record 1min 9,31secs.

3-Y-O: 6starts; 6wins

24 October '98. Won Three-Year-Old Hcp (LR) (1300m Germiston) by 7 lengths from Pablo Zeta (gave 6 half-kilos).
22 November '98. Won The Dingaans (Gr2) (1600m Turffontein) by 4,20 lengths (8lb) from Pablo Zeta (Arg) at level weights, with 8 other superior colts soundly beaten 3 lengths and more further back.
16 January '99.Won Cape Argus Guineas (Gr1) (1600m Kenilworth) by 7,15 lengths from Pablo Zeta (Arg), and 12,75 lengths from Global News, with "The rest (13 of them) nowhere."
6 February '99 Won J and B 'Met' (Gr1) (2000m Kenilworth) by 8 lengths from 4-y-o Classic Flag.
27 March '99 Won The Classic (Gr1) (1800m Germiston) by 3,80 lengths from Fort Defiance.
24 April '99. Won SA Derby (Gr1) (2450m Turffontein) by 9,45 lengths from Dangerous Donald.


4-Y-O: 1start; 1win

8 January, 2000.Won Broward Hcp (Gr3) (1700m Dirt Gulfstream) by 5,5 lengths from 4-y-o Isaypete on 3lb better terms than Wfa.

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