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Horse Chestnut

Fort Wood - London Wall (Col Pickering) ch, 1995

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut

Horse of the Year, Champion 3yo colt,
Champion Male Stayer.

Horse Chestnut is arguably the best racehorse to run in South Africa in the past 40 years, and South Africa’s only ever Triple Crown winner. Horse Chestnut was trained by Michael De Kock and owned by Harry and Bridgit Oppenheimer. In a short, but amazing career, Chestnut won 9 of his 10 career starts and earned $474,036.

His achievements included Horse of the Year in 1999; Champion 3YO Colt and Champion Male Stayer; Won from 1000m in 57.3 secs on his debut to 2450m – the SA Derby, (Gr.1) by 10 lengths. The first three-year-old in 54 years to win South Africa’s finest major, the J&B Met (Gr.1) by 8 lengths; Won the Cape Guineas (Gr.1) by 7.5 lengths. In his only start on foreign soil he won the Gr.3 Broward Handicap in Gulfstream Park by 5.5 lengths. His racing career was unfortunately curtailed due to injury and he was subsequently retired to Claiborne farm in Paris, Kentucky to stand at stud. He returned to South Africa in 2009

Suitable mares for Horse Chestnut could include
1. Mares with Intriguing (notably Woodman, Secret Prospector), or other Swaps (notably Parade Leader & other Kingmambo, Rakeen/Jet Master) or Khaled (notably Badger Land)
2. Mares with Flower Bowl, through son Graustark/His Majesty (notably Caesour, Parade Leader, Danehill)
3. Mares with Halo (notably Rakeen/Jet Master) or kin-relative Never Bend (notably Riverman, Mill Reef), or other Hail To Reason (notably Roberto)
4. Mares with Damascus (notably Complete Warrior, Captain Al) or other kin-links to Bold Reason
5. Mares with Cyane/Outing Class (notably Strike Smartly, Ringaro)
6. Mares with Donatello (notably Alycidon,Jallad, Elliodor, Goldmark

R15,000 +VAT Live Foal

DRAKENSTEIN STUD – W.Cape
Ross Fuller
Box 131 Simondium 7670
T: 021 874 9015
C: 082  826 2127
[email protected]
www.drakensteinstudfarm.com

Top Performing Offspring - Horse Chestnut (Local SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Star Chestnut 12c 7 (0) 11 (2) R 633,675 110
Rake's Chestnut 10c 2 (0) 6 (1) R 564,925 109
Tilbury Fort 13c 6 (1) 7 (4) R 2,201,500 107
Bold Inspiration 10c 7 (1) 2 (1) R 493,975 107
Banbury 11f 2 (1) 3 (0) R 297,625 106
Joan Ranger 12f 5 (2) 7 (4) R 909,550 105
Chestnut's Rocket 10c 7 (2) 5 (1) R 598,000 104
Brave Move 13f 7 (2) 4 (0) R 622,450 104
Catkin 11c 9 (0) 15 (2) R 837,950 104
Socrates 14c 4 (0) 5 (0) R 359,225 102

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