BENNI IN THE AREA is a colt sired by William Longsword and is out of the mare Kilauea (Trippi). Bred by Winterbach Stud, he was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the CTS Ready To Run Sale 2021.
Name: BENNI IN THE AREA
Named By: Benni McCarthy, Bafana Bafana football legend
Name Meaning: This name was chosen by Benni McCarthy, reffering to one of the famous lyrics in the TKZee song “Shibobo / The Final Countdown”. It is a famous South African song, which featured around the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Benni features and raps in the music video. Watch the video here.
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: William Longsword
Dam Sire: Trippi (USA)
DOB: 06 October 2019
Breeder: Winterbach Stud
Pedigree: See Here
Trainer: Gary Rich
UPDATES – BENNI IN THE AREA
April 16th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 2nd out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good second, he was a long way clear of the 3rd horse.
March 29th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He is average, but he may pick up a win on the polytrack.
February 26th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 2nd out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Confirmed his improvement with a good second. It should not be long before he wins.
December 15th, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Finished 10th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was disappointing and is also moving to Gary Rich.
December 1st, 2022
Raced over 1000m at the Vaal. Finished 8th out of 15 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Much improved run.
November 6th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein on the Standside course. Finished 9th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has run two disappointing races so far.
August 30th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 8th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He will come on a lot from the run.
March 25th, 2022
The name BENNI IN THE AREA is chosen for this William Longsword colt, after the football legend Benni McCarthy. This comes the lyrics “Benni in the 18 area”, which formed part of the TKZee song The Final Countdown. Benni has joined the Hollywoodbets team at race days, including leading in Mighty Mashona in February 2022.
October 31st, 2021
The Hollywood Syndicate purchased the unnamed William Longsword bay colt out of the dam Kilauea (by Jet Master) at the CTS Ready To Run Sale 2021 (Lot 92). He is bred by Winterbach Stud.