Bhakka was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 National Two Year Old Sale. This gelding is sired by Wylie Hall, out of the dam Golden Island (Selkirk), and was bred by Mauritzfontein Stud.
Named By: Peter Barker (Winning Form Tipster – PeTeBe)
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Wylie Hall
Mare: Golden Island (Selkirk)
Breeder: Mauritzfontein Stud
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Purchased: National Two Year Old Sale, August 2018
Pedigree: View here
* Horse was previously named SON SASTRE. Name changed to BHAKKA.
He is another tough colt bred by Mauritzfontein Stud. He is by Wylie Hall out of the British black type winning mare called Golden Island.
UPDATES – Bhakka
February 11th, 2022
Raced over 2000m at Fairview. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Unfortunately, he bled after his race so he will be retiring from racing. Gavin Smith will be looking for a good home for him.
December 31st, 2021
Raced over 1900m at Fairview on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was disappointing. I am not too sure what went wrong.
October 15th, 2021
He took his place in a 2000m contest on the Fairview polytrack. This effort is best ignored as he was reported to be not striding out. He is also better suited to the turf and further.
September 10th, 2021
He notched up his fifth career victory over 2400m at Fairview Racecourse this afternoon. He did not have much luck in transit, but showed good guts to win going away. Well done to Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Gavin Smith and thank you to Warren Kennedy for getting him past the post in front. Well done to the breeders Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
August 17th, 2021
He won a game race on the polytrack at Fairview Racecourse. He was given a positive and strong ride by Warren Kennedy to hold all challengers at bay. Thank you to Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Gavin Smith for bringing him to the Racecourse in perfect condition and well done to the breeders Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
August 2nd, 2021
He took his place over 2200m at Fairview on the polytrack today. He was very unlucky not to have finished in the money as he was awkwardly placed and bumped at the 300m mark. He was also reported to be coughing post-race. He is better suited to the turf and will be worth following next time.
June 4th, 2021
He ran on from last when showing good determination to win his first start in the Eastern Cape. He was given a strong ride by Marco van Rensburg and trained to perfection by Gavin Smith. Well done to the breeders Wilgerbosdrift & Maritzfontein. See the replay here.
March 14th, 2021
Another fair effort despite finding traffic at a crucial stage of his run to the line. See the replay here.
February 28th, 2021
He ran on strongly to finish runner up in what could be deemed a rather sedate race as far as the early tempo is concerned. with that said, he continues to earn for the Hollywood Syndicate. See the replay here.
January 31st, 2021
Bhakka lands his 2nd career victory, when winning the 5th race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. Well done to trainer Darryl Moore, Stuart Randolph for a well judged ride, and breeders Wilgerbosdrift / Mauritzfontein. See the replay here. 1 more to go to the big 200!
December 11th, 2020
He gave a solid account of himself when running on strongly in the closing stages. As we expected and as his pedigree suggests, he thoroughly enjoyed stepping up to the 2400m and on that effort he shouldn’t take too long to find the winners box again. See the replay of his promising display here.
June 13th, 2020
Nice run by Bhakka today, at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. That was his first run out of the maidens, over a trip short of his best. Clearly an improving type, he will go very close to winning against the right company next time, when he runs over a bit more ground.
March 15th, 2020
After a minor setback a few weeks ago, it was great to see Bhakka back to himself again. He won the opener on the program at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon, another winner for Wylie Hall. Well done to the team.
December 6th, 2019
That was a lovely debut over the 1400m by Bhakka this evening, at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He is bred for much further and despite the tough trip, he boxed on well for 3rd – beaten by just 1,80 lengths. Watch out for him over a bit more ground in the near future. See the replay below.
September 10th, 2019
Seen here having a grass gallop this morning, Bhakka is finally getting going and this will bring him on nicely. He is closest to the camera.
May 10th, 2019
By the promising freshman sire, Wylie Hall. He will take a bit of time and he is still learning a lot. He is another individual that expect to run an early 3yr old, but he has a very nice action.
November 28, 2018
Bhakka has completed the pre-training phase of his career and he joined up with Alyson Wright at Summerveld, on 27th November 2018. He has already settled in well and has completed his first Summerveld workout, this morning (28 November 2018) – see clip below. We are very happy with the way he has grown and matured over the past 2 months.
August 22, 2018
Bhakka will join up with a number of our other two-year olds at Jane Thomas’ Far End Farms, where he will be broken in before arriving at Alyson Wright’s yard at Summerveld.