SIHAMBA SONKE was purchased by the the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 CTS Yearling Sale. A filly by Querari out of the Centenary mare, Trojan Belle. She was bred by Lammerskraal Stud.
Name: SIHAMBA SONKE
Sex: Bay Filly
Mare: Trojan Belle (Centenary)
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Purchased: 2019 CTS Yearling Sale
Pedigree: View here
A filly with plenty of scope, she comes from a strong female line of black-type winners. Her mother, TROJAN BELLE, is a Gr2 winner and has produced the likes of BURAN and Ice Belle.
February 22nd, 2020
Having tested positive for a virus (Encephalosis) towards the end of January, she was severely affected by the condition and at one stage we thought we may lose her. A severe temperature resulted in her being treated around the clock for a number of days and she surprised all of us by shaking this off after receiving treatment. A very classy filly, Duncan Howells has correctly opted to back off of her for a few weeks, to ensure that she is completely asymptomatic before resuming with her program. A minor setback in the greater scheme of things, we are on track to see her debut towards the middle of winter.
November 29th, 2019
We have moved this filly to Robbie Dawson’s spelling operation for the final phase of her spelling career. She has continued to flourish in the past month, since arriving and we couldn’t be happier with the way she is going. She still needs a bit of time and we will look to bring her in towards the end of January.
October 15th, 2019
As mentioned in our previous post, she has flourished over the early parts of spring. An athletic mover, she has a great walk on her and after another 6-8 weeks on the farm, she will be due to come in to full training. See a recent photo of her below:
July 15th, 2019
Currently being spelled by Jane Thomas at Far End Farms, she is likely to take a bit of time. However, she has come a long way since arriving off the sale in late January and we expect her to flourish during the spring.