Hat’s Off!

New sire off the mark - Hat Puntano

Just 24 hours after Argentina produced one of the great performances in history to win the Soccer World Cup in Qatar, another product of the second largest country in South America was registering a milestone of his own at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

Blue Sky Thoroughbreds-based Argentinian-bred Hat Puntano registered his first winner when his daughter Givers Grace, having just her second start, won a 1000m Maiden Plate on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf.

Hat Puntano – highly accomplished racehorse

Ridden by apprentice Katjedi for trainer Carl Hewitson, Givers Grace beat the favourite African Folklore by a half length in a time of 62,06 secs.

Raced by the Poet’s Corner Syndicate (Nom:Michael Moroney) and Andre Louw, the Wynnholme Stud bred filly is out of the thrice winning Jet Master mare, Fender Bender.

A R30 000 National 2yo Sale buy, she improved smartly on a quiet debut effort at Hollywoodbets Scottsville earlier this month, to beat the boys in the 1000m contest.

Watch the win here:

A product of Argentina’s famed La Biznaga Stud, the handsome brown Hat Puntano arrived in South Africa a dual Gr1 winner of the Gran Criterium at two and that country’s Guineas at three.

Hat Puntano

Trained by the Azzie team, he proved himself a top miler on two continents with a splendid victory in the Gr2 Charity Mile at Turffontein.

Hat Puntano is a grandson of the mighty Sunday Silence, albeit through another son, the globetrotting champion and sire of sires, Hat Trick.

His first youngsters include a most interesting colt, a half-brother to the Gr1 winner MK’s Pride. Out of the Admire Main mare Ikimasu, he is linebred 3×3 to Sunday Silence.

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