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Beach Bomb is the pride of Beach Beauty


THERE are stories aplenty about bargain buys in the dream industry, ie horse racing, but sometimes seven figure purchases can turn out to be bargains.

Saturday’s racing at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth highlighted two broodmares who would both have been multiple million rand purchases.

The Candice Bass-Robinson-trained Gr1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner Beach Bomb is a daughter of five times Gr1-winning Dynasty mare Beach Beauty, who was purchased in training by current national champion breeders Drakenstein Stud around February 2014.

The amount paid was never disclosed, suffice it to say it would almost certainly have been a multiple seven figure amount. She was purchased for a stud career and the existing connections raced her until the end of that season.

It did not start well for Beach Beauty as her first foal by Duke Of Marmalade was still born. However, she has been a phenomenal success story since then.

Her first runner was the Justin Snaith-trained Trippi colt Wild Coast, who raced for Johann Rupert and his daughter Caroline, and he won four races including the Gr2 WSB Guineas.

Beach Beauty’s next foal was the Dean Kannemeyer-trained Drakenstein Stud homebred Duke Of Marmalade colt Rex Union. He won the NBT Highland Night Cup over 2 400m and has multiple stakes places.

Her next foal was the Drakenstein Stud homebred Trippi filly Amamzimtoti, who won the Gr2 Western Cape

Fillies Championship.

Beach Beauty’s next foal was the well-named Narina Trogon. Beach Beauty herself was a leased filly bred by the late Trevor Armitage and was raced by “The Shanks Syndicate” in honour of Trevor’s late son, Mark. The latter was an avid birdwatcher and his best ever sighting was of a Narina trogon.

The Candice Bass-Robinson trained Drakenstein homebred Narina Trogon is by Silvano and to date this now fouryear-old gelding has won two races including the NBT Newlands Stakes for three-year-olds over 1 400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

Beach Beauty’s next foal was the Candice Bass-Robinson-trained Drakenstein Stud homebred Lancaster Bomber filly Beach Bomb, who on Saturday became Beach Beauty’s first Gr1 winner.

The amazing thing about Beach Bomb is how small she is and yet that has not stopped her from inheriting

Beach Beauty’s electric burst of speed.

Beach Beauty was often described as “tiny” but Beach Bomb is positively diminutive.

Earlier in the meeting there was an impressive victory for the Dean Kannemeyer-trained first-timer Gimmethegreenlight colt The Real Prince. He is a full-brother to twice Gr1-winning sprinter, the 130 merit rated Gimme A Prince.

The stablemates are both homebreds of Lady Christine Laidlaw's Khaya Stables. She purchased their dam Real Princess, by stallion phenomenon Trippi, at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale for R2.7 million.

Real Princess went on to win six races including the Gr 1 SA Fillies Sprint, which followed a build up race victory in the Gr 3 Poinsettia Stakes.

She is proving to be a top class broodmare. The R2.7m looks to now be a steal.





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