Half brother Sandringham Summit wins the same race Eden Roc did in 2019. He runs for owner Rakesh Singh, whose colours look similar to the familiar ones of Mario Ferreira but the difference is the green is dayglo green not light green and there is a red fleur de lys on the front as opposed to a maltese cross. Image: Candiese Lenferna
The KZN Breeders Club’s newest stallion addition, Eden Roc, saw his half brother Sandringham Summit (Gimmethegreenlight) add to Eden Roc’s already impressive pedigree to win the same race his Var brother did in 2019 – however back then, it was a Grade 1, the Durban Golden Horseshoe over 1400m.
Sandringham Summit defeated feature winner Gimmeanotherchance in the process, as well as Guy Gibson who has placed twice behind the talented Lucky Lad.
A R1,7-million yearling by Gimmethegreenlight, Sandringham Summit has now won twice and placed second twice from four starts for trainer David Niewenhuizen and owner Mr Rakesh Singh and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon based on his form and good looks.
Clifton Stud, who stand Eden Roc on behalf of the KZN Breeders Club, will be hosting a stallion day on July 12th to introduce him publicly to breeders.
Eden Roc was purchased through the incentive of the Stallion Premiums from the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme, the first of its kind in South Africa.
The son of Var has an enviable race record and pedigree; out of Captain Al mare Townsend, a Gr2 winner herself who has produced 5 winners to date, this is also the family of Zapatillas.
Eden Roc is a coup for the KZN Breeding ranks, and the very handsome son of Var who fills your eye raced consistently and soundly until age 6.
His race record courtesy of www.raceform.co.za:
6 wins, 1160-1400m, at 2 to 4
Rated MR 119
WON Gr1 Gold Medallion (1200m)
WON Gr2 Golden Horseshoe (1400m) (formerly a Gr1)
WON Gr2 Merchants S. (1200m)
2nd Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint (1200m)
2nd Gr3 Merchants Hcp (1160m)