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Picture: Same Jurisdiction winning in South Africa for the Duncan Howells yard. (Gold Circle). 


The former Duncan Howells-trained Gr 1 winner Same Jurisdiction by Mambo In Seattle is proving to be an exciting broodmare and on Thursday she had her second runner and second winner when a filly called Clifton Bay won on debut, sporting the Drakenstein Stud colours of blue with a white square blue sleeves and cap.

The two-year-old Teofilo filly is owned and bred by Cayton Park Stud Ltd, whose director is Gaynor Rupert, so the company appears to be an overseas extension of Drakenstein Stud.

Clifton Bay is trained by Andrew Balding and was ridden by William Carver. 

She was ignored in the betting and started at 16/1.

However, she came home in impressive fashion on the outside rail in the seven furlong Maiden Fillies Stakes at Newbury.

The Racing Post comments said, “Bumped start, took keen hold, towards rear, good headway towards near side from over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and went clear inside final furlong, readily (op 18/1)” 

Same Jurisdiction is from the first crop of Mambo In Seattle and was out of the lightly raced one-time winning Captain Al mare, Diana De Carlo.  Same Jurisdiction was bred by Klawervlei Stud (and pinhooked by Duncan Barry and John Gatt for R25 000 at the 2012 Cape Mare & Weanling Sale) before being purchased by Howells Racing for R270 000 on the 2013 KZN Yearling Sale.  She was trained by Duncan Howells and raced in the interests of Messrs I.F.M. van Schalkwyk, D.C. Howells, L.C. Vermaak, Dr R.H. Katzwinkel and Mrs M.A.M. Powell before Drakenstein Stud Farm purchased an interest at the end of her 2yo racing season.  After finishing second to Smart Call in the 2016 Gr1 Majorca Stakes, Drakenstein Stud bought out the remaining partners and decided to campaign the filly abroad.

Same Jurisdiction’s first foal, a filly by Nathaniel also trained by Balding and running in the Drakenstein colours, has won her last two starts having finished third in her first two starts.

Will these two fillies one day be gracing the paddocks of Drakesnstein Stud on the L’Ormarins Wine Estate, where they will add yet more quality to the country’s champion stud farm?