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The Tony Peter-trained Buffalo Bill Cody colt Pistol Pete is out on his own in the Listed Storm Bird Stakes over 1000m under Calvin Habib and gave Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein the first of a treble as breeders at the Big T on Saturday (Candiese Lenferna Photography)

Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein enjoyed a fine day on Saturday at Turffontein Standside with a treble of stakes wins and fittingly it happened on the day that they sponsor as well as on the day in which a Gr 1 was named after the founder of Mauritzfontein i.e. Harry Oppenheimer.

Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein’s homebred Gimmethegreenlight filly Gimme A Nother won the Gr 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic and two horses Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein bred i.e Pistol Pete (Buffalo Bill Cody) and Mover and Shaker (Rafeef) won Listed races.

Mover And Shaker won the Listed TAB J J The Jet Plane Stakes over 1000m. He is trained by Fabian Habib and was ridden by Denis Schwarz.

Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein were champion breeders in 2018/2019 and 2021/2022 and have put themselves in with a fine chance of landing another title.

They are now just R1,302,331 behind reigning champions Drakenstein Stud in this season’s title race.

Furthermore, they have taken their number of stakes winners for this season to ten and betwen them those ten have won 13 stakes races.

That puts tihem close to Drakenstein, who have had 14 stakes winners this season of 19 races.

Drakenstein are attempting to break the record for stakes winners in a season for the third time in succession.

Their 20 stakes winners last season (of 35 races) broke the record they had set the previous season of 18 stakes winners (of 23 races).

Drakenstein had a stakes win on Saturday with the Sean Tarry-trained Silvano filly Silver Hills, who won the Listed Acacia Stakes over 1600m. It was her second Listed win in successive races, both times ridden by Serino Moodley.