PHINDA MZALA was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale. He is by Philanthropist (USA), out of the Antonius Pius mare Facinating Filly and bred by Ridgemont Highlands.

Name: PHINDA MZALA
Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 23/08/2017
Sire: Philanthropist
Mare: Facinating Filly (Antonius Pius)
Breeder: Ridgemont Highlands Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: View here

A first foal from the mare, he is from the same family that produced LOVE IS IN THE AIR and CAREFUL LANDING. A great mover and from a black-type winning mare who succeeded over 1200-1400m, he will more than likely be looking for a mile later on.

UPDATE

February 5th, 2020
He gave a very good account of himself on debut. Travelling between the 250m and 100m markers, Phinda Mzala was carried out significantly by a horse called Magic Blaze, which shifted out continuously away from the crop. Despite this, the former managed to get going again and he ran on nicely in the closing stages. He now steps up slightly in trip and if finding a smooth passage this time, we expect him to go a lot closer to winning and he should have a nice each way chance.

August 14th, 2019
He’s growing nicely and settled in well. A colt that will need some time, we expect to see him start to show more towards the summer. A recent photo of him below.

July 8th, 2019
He has just arrived at Clinton Bindas, where he will have time to mature over the next few months before he is broken in.