PURPLE POWAHOUSE was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 National Yearling Sale. Previously named Winters Calling, this colt is sired by What A Winter, out of the dam Clarion Call, and was bred by Drakenstein Stud.
Name: PURPLE POWAHOUSE
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: What A Winter
Mare: Clarion Call (Kabool)
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud (As Agent)
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2018
Pedigree: View here
UPDATES – Purple Powahouse
October 17th, 2019
A few unfortunate events rendered his debut run a missed opportunity and he is without doubt far better than what he displayed. Having dropped the jockey upon exiting the chute, he bolted to start riderless and that would’ve taken a lot out of him prior to the race. He was surprisingly declared fit to race and after being fractious in the stalls, he was chased up to lead and that turned out to be a regrettable decision by the rider. Predictably, he faded out over the final 150m and has since thrown a bit of a temperature. With the above in mind, it’s fair to say that he deserves a line through that run.
October 14th, 2019
D-Day has almost arrived for this son of What A Winter. He will be having his debut this Wednesday 16th October, on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack. Over the trip of 1200m, we expect him to need the run and he may show signs of greenness. With that said, it will be a great learning curve for him and on his ability alone, he should finish in the first four. See the final field here:
1200m – 13:10
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September 10th, 2019
Purple Powahouse had a grass gallop this morning, in preparation for his debut run which is imminent. Here he is seen on the far side, doing his work with another son of What A Winter – in the form of Agent Murphy.
August 30th, 2019
Given his new name by the Hollywoodbets Marketing team, it was great to have the team join us for a visit to Summerveld Training Centre this morning. The team were able to see this son of What A Winter up close and watch him work. He clearly enjoyed the attention and behaved like an absolute gentleman around the team. We are looking forward to his debut in a few weeks, where he is sure to have a big following on course.
May 10th, 2019
He has shown a lot of promise in his prep so far. He ran 2nd in his barrier trial a few weeks ago and went a little shin-sore thereafter, but shook that off within a few days. He is coming along very nicely and we expect him to progress quickly after his debut. See a replay of that Barrier Trial below.
November 29th, 2018
He has done very well during the spring and has matured into the young two year old colt we were hoping for. He had a grass gallop this morning and went about his business nice and relaxed (see clip below). He is on the grass, the horse closest to the camera.
September 7th, 2018
Another smart young What a Winter colt, he is slightly immature in comparison to Agent Murphy but what he lacks in size he makes up for in the way he moves. He won’t be small, he is just taking more time.
At this stage of his track work, he hasn’t been paired up with a companion to work alongside him as he has a very competitive nature.
He is a great mover however and once he learns to settle he will be a nice horse.