Nimcha fought courageously to hold off late challenges and gain victory over 2000m at the Vaal on 10 February 2020, it was another top ride by jockey Gavin Lerena. This was Nimcha’ s 4th win and there should be more in store for him. Congratulations to owner Poovie Moonsamy. Nimcha was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Saturday 15 February 2020 was a great day for the stable our four winners, General Jackson; Fierce Fighter Chijmes and Saragon, was the eleventh time we achieved four winners on a day at the same venue. Our first goes all the way back to 19th May 1987, when Dispensation; Ganymede, Good Books and Wallah all won!
Then we have our six winners on a day at the same venue to add, this we achieved twice, first on the 09 July 1994 and then on 09 August 1995.
It was a long road back for Saragon, but she is now back to her best and showed her class to win a competitive FM Pinnacle Plate over 1600m at Turffontein on 15 February 2020. Well ridden by top jockey Chase Maujean, he had Saragon just off the early pace and asked her for an effort early in the straight, she responded well and kept finding to win well. Congratulations to owners’ Mesdames AM Venter and M Jeffery and Mr S Jeffery. Saragon was bred by Mr SJD Mynhardt.
Top jockey Piere Strydom gave Chijmes a perfect ride to win a competitive Pinnacle Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein Racecourse on 15 February 2020. Strydom had Chijmes beautifully placed from the start and when he asked him to run, Chijmes quickened well and ran to the line to win a good contest. Congratulations to owners Mr & Mrs R Napier & Mr & Mrs JM Ulcoq. Chijmes was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Another top ride by apprentice Luke Ferraris to get Fierce Fighter to win his maiden over 2600m at Turffontein racecourse on 15 February 2020. He placed Fierce Fighter in a winning position from a wide draw and got him going early in the straight and kept him going for a comfortable victory. Congratulations to owners Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc and Adrian Giuricich. Fierce Fighter was bred by Summerhill Stud!