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Exciting Win For Successfilly, Double For Roski In A Week


Roski Stud had another two winners within a week, with Takamaka and Succesfilly. Succesfilly is a very exciting prospect for us - a Var filly out of a special mare, Katici Princess, who sadly passed away in 2015. She has left multiple winners from only three foals to race to date - Al Kateece, by Captain Al is a four-time winner, Frosty Friday a 3-time winner and Gr2 placed by Western Winter.

Succesfilly, a daughter of Var, won her fourth start for Gavin Van Zyl in Johannesburg after placing in all three of her previous starts. Both her winning half-siblings have been retained by Roski Stud, with Frosty Friday having already bought her future space into our breeding paddocks after achieving Black Type in the Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas.

Katici Princess is an Irish-bred half-sister to sire Kahal, by Noverre. A big chestnut mare, Katici Princess was purchased and imported by Roski Stud to South Africa. She was sent into training with Glen Kotzen where she won five of her nine starts, including the Gr3 Champagne Stakes and Olympic Duel Stakes.

Juvenile filly Kateecador, by Toreador, is due to have her first run for Gavin Van Zyl on 16 April. We have had a lot of success with the progeny of Toreador (amongst them Crissy Sanchez and Roy's Marciano) and we look forward to her future prospects!

Succesfilly will come on from this and will be aimed at feature races in the coming season.

Three year old filly Takamaka, owned in partnership by Mr A Dunleavy & Team G Racing (Nom: Mr G H van Zyl) secured her first win at Greyville over 1400m, for trainer Gavin Van Zyl.

The daughter of Atso out of Ille Saint Marie has placed three times previously. Takamaka is a half-sibling to seven winners, including Rascality, Island Emblem and Arewehavingfunyet.

Congratulations to all concerned!

Succesfilly breaks her maiden at the Vaal. Image: JC Photos

Succesfilly breaks her maiden at the Vaal. Image: JC Photos