IBUTHO was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale. He is a colt by Duke Of Marmalade, out of the Western Winter mare Stormin Cat. The second foal out of this mare, he is bred by Lammerskraal Stud.
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Duke Of Marmalade
Mare: Stormin Cat (Western Winter)
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: View here
An angular colt with plenty of scope, he is from the same family that produced champion sire WESTERN WINTER. In fact he is in-bred to Chilly Hostess who produced the former. Bred for 10 furlongs, he will have all the time he needs to mature.
The name IBUTHO, translated from IsiZulu into English, is a regiment or group of warriors. A perfectly fitting name, considering that he will be representing our Amadoda VIP Security Team who named him.
UPDATES – Ibutho
June 11th, 2020
Now that he is ready for his debut, he has been nominated and accepted to run this Saturday 13th June.
Unfortunately, he has since picked up an elevated temperature which renders him ineligible to run. He was in any case, an unlikely starter here, due to his 3rd Reserve Runner status. With that said, he has been one of the more promising 2-year old colts / geldings we have with the Alyson Wright stable, so he should be a contender when he does get his chance.
August 24th, 2019
This son of Duke Of Marmalade has settled in well and is certainly enjoying his time on the farm. He is still a bit backward, but time is on his side and he will have a few more months to allow him to progress at his own pace.
July 8th, 2019
He has just arrived at Leckhampton Farm, where he will spend the next few months maturing before he is broken in.