Michel Nairac

Colour Of Courage Delivers The Best Developers Cup

Colour Of Courage Delivers The Best Developers Cup

Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour) opened his winning account in Mauritius Saturday for trainer Gilbert Rousset with Mauritian jockey Reehaze Hoolash up.

Colour Of Courage Aces Umkhomazi Stakes

Colour Of Courage - Umkhomazi StakesColour Of Courage (SAF) - Umkhomazi Stakes (Grade 2)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

COLOUR OF COURAGE
Judpot (USA) - Exclusive Honour (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage, a son of ‘talk of the National Sales’ Judpot out of our Exclusive Patriot mare Exclusive Honour, won his second start in the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Sunday. The unbeaten two-year-old chestnut colt is the first Graded winner for sire Judpot who stands at Varsfontein Stud in partnership with the internationally renowned Niarchos Family.

A R140,000 graduate of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale (which seems to be yielding a talented group of young horses already including the likes of Stakes winning Jimmi Choo and Grade 2 winning Virgo’s Babe already), Colour Of Courage got his career off to a blazing start by winning on debut at Greyville by half a length on 4 April over 1300m, beating Var colt Translator by half a length.

Trained by Michael and Rae Miller and piloted by Sean Veale on both occasions, Colour Of Courage took home the Umkhomazi Stakes by half a length from Ace Antonius (Antonius Pius) with Journeyman (Trippi) finishing third. Winning jockey Sean Veale labelled the winner ‘one of best babies in the Miller yard.’

Owned by Michel Nairac, Robert Maingard and Baroness Bergsma of Longford, Colour Of Courage takes his stakes earnings to R170,000 from just 2 starts.

As a KZN-bred, Colour Of Courage qualifies for the R200,000 two-year-old race on KZN Breeders Race Day to be staged on 30 June 2013, as well as the R1million KZN Breeders Juvenile race taking place on Vodacom Durban July day - the latter being exclusively for horses who graduated from the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale.

UMKHOMAZI STAKES (Grade 2)
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
For 2 Year-Olds
28 April 2013

Win Time : 70.45

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 COLOUR OF COURAGE 58.0 0 1 S Veale Michael Miller
2 0.50 ACE ANTONIUS 58.0 0 2 S Cormack Vaughan Marshall
3 1.00 JOURNEYMAN 58.0 0 8 A Marcus Mike de Kock
4 6.00 FLY AT EM 58.0 0 10 A Forbes Duncan Howells
5 6.15 PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS) 58.0 0 3 G Hatt Justin Snaith
6 8.65 VELVET VERONA 58.0 0 4 S Chambers Corne Spies
7 10.15 SPRITZER 58.0 0 6 S Randolph Kumaran Naidoo
8 15.15 DREAM IN COMBAT 58.0 0 7 J Samuel Deon Visser
9 15.65 PETER CULTURE 58.0 0 9 K Shea Robbie Hill
10 16.65 HYPODROMO DA GAVEA 58.0 0 5 C Orffer Corne Spies


Late Scratching




11 0.00 VEE EIGHT 58.0 0 2 M Odendaal Corne Spies

Extracts from KZN Breeders

The Colour Of Courage

Colour Of Courage HorseRae Miller, Michel Nairac and Robert Maingard lead in Colour Of Courage
(Photo : Gold Circle)

COLOUR OF COURAGE
Judpot (USA) - Exclusive Honour (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour) scored a tenacious first win, first time out in the first at Greyville Friday evening for the experienced training duo of Mike and Rae Miller under jockey Sean Veale.

Varsfontein owner Susan Rowett Kalmanson (Chairperson of the TBA), and Carl and Amanda de Vos must be excited about their new young stallion JUDPOT who seems to be producing the goods. He has perfect bloodlines being a half-brother to Sire of Sire’s Kingmambo and is by multiple Champion Sire and leading Sire of Sires A.P. Indy and is out of multiple Champion racemare, Miesque. Mieque recorded a total of 10 Grade 1 wins in her racing career including an uprecidented Breeder’s Cup Mile win by a decisive margin. The french-trained daughter of Nureyev earned a Timeform rating of 133 and was elected into the USA Hall of Fame.

Colour Of Courage is a Backworth graduate of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale and our gut tells us this colt is one to watch.

Congratulations to winning owners Baroness Bergsma of Longford, Michel Nairac (Gold Circle CEO) and Robert Maingard.

ALL TO COME MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE
Greyville, Night, Turf, 1300m
5 April 2013

Win Time : 80.23

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 COLOUR OF COURAGE 58.0 0 6 S Veale Michael Miller
2 0.50 TRANSLATOR 58.0 0 2 A Marcus Charles Laird
3 1.75 THE FIFTH DAY 58.0 0 4 A Forbes Michael Miller
4 2.75 DELAWARE BAY 58.0 0 7 K Shea Charles Laird
5 7.75 MOI ISTH 58.0 0 5 M Yeni Kumaran Naidoo
6 8.50 MOON FLIGHT 58.0 0 8 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl
7 9.25 COWBOY 58.0 0 3 I Sturgeon Doug Campbell
8 15.75 MELODY PIPA 58.0 0 1 A Delpech Robbie Hill