ARCTIC PRINCESS is a filly by What A Winter, out of the Al Mufti (USA) mare Rozelana. Bred by Danika Stud (Nom: Mrs R A Bartlett), she was purchased privately.
Name: ARCTIC PRINCESS
Sex: Bay Filly
Sire: What A Winter
Mare: Rozelana (Al Mufti)
Breeder: Danika Stud (Nom: Mrs R A Bartlett)
Trainer: Gary Rich
Pedigree: View here
UPDATES – Arctic Princess
February 27th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good honest run, she may pick up 1 more race on that performance.
January 4th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was a bit too far back in a very slow run race. Not a bad run under the circumstances.
20230104 Hollywoodbets Greyville Express Clip Race 6 won by GIN AND TONIC – YouTube
December 5th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 7th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run.
November 9th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 4th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, she is better on the polytrack.
October 17th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 9th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was disappointing, she stopped very quickly. The jockey said she travelled a bit too keen and needed the run.
August 24th, 2022
Won a gutsy race last Wednesday. Came through it well. She has now gone up to a merit rating of 70. She’s definitely got another win in her.
August 17th, 2022
328 – ARCTIC PRINCESS closes off the meeting at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1400m on the polytrack this afternoon. She was ridden to perfection by Winning Form-sponsored Cole Dicken and is now a five-time winner. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gary Rich and well done to the breeders Danika Stud.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She is a very gutsy mare and always gives of her best. Very good win and was given a good ride.
July 25th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run and she looked a winner with a 100m to go. She just found one to good on the day.
July 20th, 2022
Has not run since the 2nd May when she won. She had a few issues (foot abscess) which is the reason for her not racing for a while. I will be accepting with her for the 25th at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1200m. She may need the run.
May 2nd, 2022
301 – ARCTIC PRINCESS showed good guts and determination when winning over 1400m in Race 5 at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She was ridden to perfection by Donovan Dillon and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gary Rich. Well done to the breeders Danika Stud.
April 4th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run after returning from a rest.
January 12th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Jockey Donovan Dillon said that she needs a bit further. She stayed on well to finish 4th.
December 8th, 2021
Raced over 1100m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
October 13th, 2021
The daughter of What A Winter took her place at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack over 1400m. She jumped from pole position, raced handy but did not quicken. Apprentice Thabiso Gumede suggested that she may be better suited to the 1200m. See the replay here.
August 29th, 2021
She was having her third run after a rest over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She was above herself behind the starting gates, raced wide but stayed on to finish fourth. The manner in which she finished off her race today indicates that she will be at best over 1400m at this stage of her career. See the replay here.
July 21st, 2021
She ran a very good race today, finishing second over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. She finished her race off strongly and there looks to definitely be another win in the tank. See the replay here.
April 21st, 2021
She is definitely better than her effort that she produced this afternoon. She had to overcome the widest draw and never got into the race. She will be back to show her true potential.
January 27th, 2020
A solid effort by this filly today, despite the recent penalty for winning back to back. She ran on powerfully once again, to finish in a very credible 2nd place. See the replay here.
January 4th, 2021
Arctic Princess lands her 3rd career win for the Hollywood Syndicate, when winning the 4th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to Trainer Gary Rich, jockey Stuart Randolph and breeders Danika Stud.
December 22nd, 2020
After her emphatic recent win, Arctic Princess went on the grass this morning just to keep her ticking over. She is certainly in a good place right now and should have a few more wins in the tank.
November 30th, 2020
Arctic Princess makes it two winners on the day for the Hollywood Syndicate, when winning the 3rd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. Muzi Yeni guided her to victory under a smart finish, despite our concerns of the 1200m being on the sharp side. Well done to trainer Gary Rich for a great training feat and breeder Danika Stud.
November 9th, 2020
We have recently decided to move this filly to the Gary Rich stable, to give this filly a change of scenery. She may be limited ability wise, but we certainly feel that she may have another win left in the tank. Hopefully a change of strategy can draw some improvement out of this What A Winter filly.
April 16, 2020
Arctic Princess appears to be back to herself after a modest performance last time out, when not striding out. She should give a much-improved performance when she returns to the racecourse in the next few weeks.
February 2, 2020
Arctic Princess wins her first start under the ownership of the Hollywood Syndicate, in the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Ridden to perfection by Anton Marcus. Well done to trainer Glen Kotzen and his KZN team, as well as the breeders Danika Stud.
January 29, 2020
Here she is having a grass gallop yesterday, in preparation for her first start in the Hollywood Syndicate silks on Sunday 2nd February 2020. Anton Marcus did the work on her and he will be picking up the ride on Sunday.
December 31, 2019
She has recently arrived back in KZN and joined up with Glen Kotzen’s Summerveld outfit, headed up by assistant trainer John Buckler. Having just arrived, she will settle in before we look to nominate in the next week or so.