MAITLAND MAGIC was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 National Yearling Sale. This colt is sired by Silvano, out of the dam Mocha Java (National Assembly), and was bred by Maine Chance Farms. Pictured above as a yearling.

Sex: Chestnut Colt
Foaled: 05/10/2016
Sire: Silvano
Mare: Mocha Java (National Assembly)
Breeder:  Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd
Trainer: Brett Crawford
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2018
Pedigree: View here
Record: 4: 0 – 1 – 3

Maitland Magic is a Silvano colt out the black type winning mare, Mocha Java.

He is incidentally quite closely related to another Hollywood filly, Mocha Rose (Duncan Howells) who has just notched up her 2nd win from just 7 starts (2 places), taking her career earnings to just under R160 000 (as at 20th March 2019).

He is not the biggest colt, yet he is very well proportioned with a lot of substance to him.

Our initial impression is that he looked like a 1000m – 1400m horse, but his pedigree would indicate a 1600m – 2000m horse.

Another fine moving individual with a quality presence about him.

He comes from the same family that produced the likes of Hunting Tower and Mochachino.

He was broken in by Jane Thomas’ Far End Farms and has joined up with Brett Crawford in the Cape.

Jane was pleased with his progress and he settled down well. “He has a great temperament.”

Updates – Maitland Magic:

June 15th, 2020
Seen here in his final prep ahead of a fifth bid at leaving the maidens tomorrow, 16 June 2020. Victory looks his for the taking this time around.

May 19th, 2020
While we wait for restrictions on travel to allow us to transfer him from Cape Town to KZN, he has been freshened up and seems to be doing well during the autumn, despite the slight winter coat he has developed. Here he is doing some pace work this morning.

April 17th, 2020
Seen here enjoying his workout this morning, he has come on nicely from that decent 2nd place finish last time out over 1400m and it shouldn’t be too long before he leaves the maidens.

April 9th, 2020
With 3 places from 4 starts so far, he appears to be strengthening up with each run. Despite the halt to the South African racing program, he is ticking over nicely. Seen at track this morning, doing some steady canter work.

December 12th, 2019
He had his final sprint-up this morning, ahead of his bid to leave the maidens in Race 1 at Kenilworth, on Saturday 14 December 2019. Here is, with jockey Corne Orffer aboard.

December 10th, 2019
He pulled up a little shin sore after that very promising debut run, just over a month ago. That isn’t unusual for an immature horse, but he has recovered well and his supporters will see him back at the course in no time. Seen below, enjoying a nice roll in the sand after his workout this morning.

November 9th, 2019
Positive comments from jockey, Corne Orffer, in the opener at Kenilworth today. He showed plenty of speed and should have lots of improvement to come.

November 7th, 2019
As he is based in Cape Town with the Brett Crawford stable, our WC team have coined the name Maitland Magic after the area where their regional office is based. After showing some solid work at home (pictured below), he has his debut this Saturday 9th November 2019 at Kenilworth Racecourse. Despite the fact that he will need the run and should be a little green, he is expected to give a good account of himself.  Final Field below.

Race-1 (Turf) – R70 000
1200m – 12:45 
For all Maidens
1 10 Winter Chord 60 0 A G Cheyne Jurgen van Heerden
2 12 Bollinger 59 81 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
3 3 Radiant Love 59 79 A R Khathi Michael Robinson
4 11 Senor Don 59 68 TBA D Dillon Piet Botha
5 2 Elusive Tango 59 0 A M Byleveld Greg Ennion
6 6 Final Appeal 59 0 A M Winnaar Glen Kotzen
7 7 Go Man Go 59 0 A B Fayd’Herbe Andre Nel
8 4 King Of The Moment 59 0 A G Behr Glen Kotzen
9 13 Lavita Bleu 59 0 T A L Mxothwa Greg Ennion
10 5 Maitland Magic 59 0 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
11 9 Royal Return 59 0 A K de Melo Eric Sands
12 8 Speed Of Night 59 0 A *S Mbhele -1.5 Vaughan Marshall
13 1 Stormkind 59 0 A A Domeyer Michael Robinson
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,13) (5,9) (6,8)

August 24th, 2019
Following his eye-catching grass work 10 days ago, his positive trajectory continues and he is seen here excelling in his track work late last week. with stable jockey Corne Orffer up.

August 22nd, 2019
On the grass for the 2nd time and he clearly loved every second of it. He has really turned the corner and will more than likely have one more gallop next week, before we nominate him for his debut. See a clip of his gallop out at Durbanville – in the blue, closest to the camera.

August 19th, 2019
Muster Up had a grass gallop this morning, which according to the stable, went very well. We will a post a clip of that workout shortly, but in the meantime here he is back at stables.

August 4th, 2019
This son of Silvano has reached the point where he is just about ready for another grass-gallop. Weather permitting, we will see him on the grass in the next two weeks and that will give us a better idea of when we can expect to see him debut.

July 16th, 2019
Muster Up is strengthening up nicely and is starting to look like the horse we imagined he would become. He is still getting over a bit of a back complication, but the Brett Crawford team has done an excellent job at managing it and the outlook is very good for him. His work will be stepped up after his AHS vaccinations and we look forward to a three year old career, from this son of Silvano.

4th June, 2019
Muster Up is back from his stint on the farm. See the clip below for more about his recent progress.

13th April, 2019
He has hit a bit of a flat spot as far as his progress is concerned and thus hasn’t been keeping up with the demands of this current phase. As such, we have made the decision to send him off to the farm for a spell at Soetendaal. He will spend the next 3-6 weeks there, where he will be allowed to strengthen up and grow, before coming back in to get going again.

20th March 2019
Taken last Thursday the 14th March 2019, Muster Up seeing the grass for the first time. Brett Crawford’s comment: “he’s on the right in the blue jacket, I was pleased with how he handled himself and the professional manner in which he galloped, I will look to step up his sand work now, he has pulled up sound.”

28th February 2019
Muster Up’s pace work from Thursday 28th February 2019. He has a classy action, and will just need some time to get it all together.

4th December, 2018
He is still growing and will take some time, as Silvano’s generally do. However, he is starting to look like a smart little colt and he is taking every challenge he faces in his stride. The image of him below was taken this morning.

7th September 2018
He has done very well over the winter and he goes about his business like he has done this in a previous life time. He has a great temperament and seems to take everything in his stride. Not a big horse, but he is a strong racy colt and having almost completed the first phase of preparation for the race track he will soon be on his way to Cape Town to join up with Brett Crawford.