PURPLE MOON’S UP is a chestnut filly by What A Winter, out of the Tiger Ridge mare Sunset Ridge. She was bred by Narrow Creek Stud. and purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 National Yearling Sale.

Name: PURPLE MOON’S UP
Sex: Chestnut Filly
Foaled: 31/08/2017
Sire: What A Winter
Mare: Sunset Ridge (Tiger Ridge)
Breeder: Narrow Creek Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2019
Pedigree: View here

From a strong female line, her mother is the half sister to the likes of ST TROPEZ, Sunbed, Sun Screen and Tan Can. An angular filly with a great presence about her.

UPDATES – Purple Moon’s Up

September 9th, 2020
Purple Moon’s Up smashes the opposition to pick up her maiden victory in just her second start at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable and breeder Narrow Creek Stud. Lyle Hewitson gave her a spectacular ride to overcome a tricky situation when caught out wide in the early stages, but managed to deliver the win in fine style.

April 9th, 2020
Despite taking a while to strengthen up, she is certainly going in the right direction now. She is the chestnut filly on the near side, seen at Summerveld being put through her paces this morning.

August 26th, 2019
This filly is taking things in her stride and has come along nicely, although she is still a touch backward. The KZN spring season is where we will really see her coat turn and things should start to come together nicely for her.


June 12th, 2019
She is currently being broken in by Leckhampton Valley Spelling and Pre Training. She is settled in well and seems to be doing nicely. A recent update from the farm below:

“Moonlight Drive is still slightly immature but she is growing well. She’s such a pleasure to work with but can be a little feisty which is lovely.”