While he may not boast the nimble nature required to get down the chimney, multiple champion trainer Mike de Kock has played Santa Claus for South African horseracing for longer than we can remember, dishing out equine gifts all year long.
This year he has brought the budding superstar Hawwaam to Cape Town against all the odds.
The Mike de Kock website recently published the pic below of three sons of the outstanding Wilgerbosdrift broodmare Halfway To Heaven pictured at the Milnerton training centre.
On the left is Hawwaam (Silvano), in the middle Rainbow Bridge (Ideal World) and on the right Golden Ducat (Philanthropist). The latter pair are trained by Eric Sands.
Hawwaam raised the Cape Summer Season bar last Saturday, winning the Gr2 Premier Trophy.
Not bad at his second run after a rest, after travelling 1445 km from his home base under AHS red tape – and being based at Milnerton, a training centre far removed from the relative five star comforts of home.
A daughter of Jet Master, SA Champion Broodmare Halfway To Heaven is out of the Rambo Dancer mare Pas De Basque and is inbred 3×3 to Northern Dancer.
We wish all our readers, advertisers, friends and detractors, and all in the racing & breeding industry, a wonderful festive season, a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2020.
And while this is the one day of the year we don’t race, life goes on in the stable yards and we raise a toast to the Grooms and stable staff who were at the grindstone this morning.
Our next local racemeeting is at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Boxing Day – a minimum Pick 6 pool of R1,7 million is guaranteed. Watch this space for more and see you there.
- Pic – courtesy of Mike de Kock Racing