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Milnerton-based Paul Reeves will train the two Turf Talk Syndicate fillies (Picture: Wayne Marks).

Turf Talk Syndicate will be both good value and very affordable to join, because the two fillies involved are well-bred sorts by top class sires and they are leased, so there will be no initial outlay.

The costs for a 5% share covers ownership in BOTH fillies, so each member will have two runners to have fun with.

There are 20 x 5% shares available in the Syndicate which is for both fillies inclusive.  The cost per 5% is R32 000 which includes the following:

  • Training fees for both fillies for a period of 24 months;
  • Cape Turf Club Syndication membership
  • Cape Turf Club Syndication benefits
  • Complimentary all inclusive lunch for each of the fillies first run;
  • Photographs of any winning races;
  • Stable breakfasts
The training fees include all minor veterinarian bills, but any major veterinarian bills will be for the shareholders’ account.
 
The pair of two-year-old fillies owned by Stonehill Stud were bought at the 2023 BSA National Yearling Sale and will be trained by Paul Reeves at Milnerton. 
 
An exciting point for potential syndicate members to consider is that Paul, under the Cape Turf Club Syndication benefits scheme, is a category ‘C’ trainer, having finished below position 7 on the log last season.
 
That means each horse qualifies to earn a R20,000 bonus for a win for up to three wins for the season.
Paul is by no means a C-grade trainer ability-wise and in fact he is lying in 7th place on the current Western Cape log with six wins this season at a strike rate of 19.35%!
Now to the most important point, the two fillies to represent the syndicate.
The first filly is called Heritage Ridge and is by Querari, a perennial top six sire in the country who is currently lying second on the national log. Heritage Ridge is out of a one-time winner by Tiger Ridge called Limerick Ridge, who is a full sister to Gr 1 Cape Guineas winner Noah From Goa. She was purchased for R300,000 at the BSA Nationals.
The second filly is called Garden Of Eden and is by the late five time Group 1-winning European superstar Duke Of Marmalade, whose progeny in SA include Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara heroine Rain In Holland as well as Gr 1 Garden Province winner Temple Grafin. Garden Of Eden is out of a one time-winning Var mare called Lady Of Scandal, who is a half-sister to Listed third-placed Aquae Sulis (Traffic Guard). She was purchased for R160,000 at BSA Nationals.
Paul Reeves said about the two fillies, “The Querari filly is a good size. She has good strong bone and has a lot of substance to her. She should be a nice early filly with speed. She has a very strong shoulder and a good strong hind quarter. She is very correct and has an extremely good walk, very fluent and walks with meaning.
The Duke of Marmalade filly is strong and has a very good bone. She is slightly bigger than the Querari filly. She is well put together and is also a very good walker.
I can’t fault either of them, they are two smart fillies. I think we will have a lot of fun with them.”
Pictures and pedigrees of the two fillies below:
Heritage Ridge (see pedigree below)
Garden Of Eden (see pedigree below)
Contact: Jo Knowles 083 399 6353
Grant Knowles 082 882 9774
email: jo.knowles@centralroute.com, joknowles.ems@gmail.com