Roy's Marciano And Mogokity Shine
Roski-breds Roy's Marciano and Mogokity have shone on the track, producing blistering wins at Flamingo Park and Greyville respectively.
Roy's Marciano was part of a Flamingo Park raid for trainer Kom Naidoo - a highly successful one which saw Roy's Marciano contribute towards three of the winners on the day for Kom (as well as one at Greyville to make it four.) The son of Toreador out of Rambo's Love won the Racing Association Sprint (Non Black Type) by one and a quarter lengths over 1000m. A R70 000 National Yearling Sales purchase, Roy's Marciano has won five races for his owner Roy Moodley, the half-brother to Gr2 placed and Dubai winner Journeyman has taken home R344,175 and placed four times.
He is also a half-brother to the Jonathan Snaith owned and trained unlucky Varside - the three year old has placed an incredible nine times from 10 starts - three of them in second place, five of them a length off or less! He finished three lengths off Gr3 second placed Sir Frenchie, on debut.
The brave little grey daughter of Mogok put in a scintillating performance at Greyville yesterday for her new trainer Mark Dixon. The eyecatching filly secured her fourth career victory after a quiet spell but never far off the winners. Coming from the back off the turn and last in place, this time with the blinkers and tongue tie off, she found a gap and moved with great speed to win going away by almost three lengths.
Mogokity has earned for each of her owners - the filly was sold as a weanling to Piemonte Stud, who in turn sold her for R55 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale. She has earned R300 000 for three different trainers, with four wins and 12 places to date. In 2015 she sold at the February Shongweni Sale for R70 000; in 2017 she sold for R17 000 and each time has repaid her sales tag to her respective owners. Based on yesterday's win, the daughter of Model T by Model Man has a little more left in the tank still! She is certainly a courageous individual and watch this space in the future!
We finished on a statistic of almost 40% winners to runners for the 2016/2017 season, a statistic we are proud of from our small broodmare band that has performed so well and the result of a passion from our late father, Greg Royden-Turner. With 19 wins from 35 runners, our horses also earned an average of R50 000 each for their respective owners. We have an outstanding crop of yearlings from top sires across South Africa to look forward to at sale next year, with all our mares Black Type on the track.
We are looking forward to great results in the future and would like to thank the trainers and owner who have supported us at the sales and yielded these wonderful results.
Congratulations to all concerned!
Mogokity wins well at Greyville on Woman's Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick