BLOW ME DOWN was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale. This bay gelding is sired by Toreador, out of the dam She-var (Var), and was bred by Bush Hill Stud.

Name: Blow Me Down
Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 22/09/2016
Sire: Toreador
Mare: She-var (Var)
Breeder: Bush Hill Stud
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale, July 2018
Pedigree: View here
Record: 22-2-7
Status: Retired

Bred by the KZN based Bush Hill Stud, he is colt by Toreodor, out of a Var mare called She-Var.

He is a nice strong colt with scope – from the same family that has produced PIRATES GOLD who won the Kings Cup Gr3, CAPTAIN AMERICA (a multiple Gr1 winner) and AQUITAINE who won the Jacaranda Handicap Gr3.

He is a great mover who should get any trip between 1400m and 2000m.

Stable Placement:
This wonderfully tempered horse will now be broken in on Clinton Binda’s private establishment while he matures into an exciting thoroughbred.

UPDATES – Blow Me Down

October 13th, 2021
BLOW ME DOWN was retired by the Hollywood Syndicate on 13 October 2021. He had 22 starts for 2 wins and 7 places. Trainer Gavin Smith is looking for a good home for the gelding.

October 11th, 2021
He was having his second run for the Gavin Smith stable over 1000m on the Fairview polytrack. He was returning from a 10-week break and never got into the race. We will be hoping to see improvement from the gelding soon.

July 30th, 2021
He had his first run in the Eastern Cape over 1000m at Fairview. He will come on from the run and should show improvement when stepping up in distance.

July 21st, 2020
He proved his progressive qualities when landing the lions’ share of the prize money, in the 8th race at the Vaal today. Well done to the Clinton Binda team, breeders Bush Hill Stud, as well as Winning Form-sponsored apprentice Jeffrey Syster for a perfectly judged ride.

February 22nd, 2020
Blow Me Down blows them them away in the 4th race at Turffontein today. Despite being slow out the stalls, he ran on like a train to put the field to bed. Well done to Clinton Binda, Nooresh Juglall for a top ride and breeders Bush Hill Stud. It should be upwards from here for the son of Toreador.

August 14th, 2019
He is enjoying a short spell of “R&R” while he goes through his AHS vaccinations. Seen below after on of his recent afternoon walks.

June 27th, 2019
He has his local debut in KZN this Saturday 29th June 2019, after showing a fair amount of promise on the Highveld, in his three starts thus far. See the final field here.

Race-3 (Poly) R105 000
1200m – 12:50 
For all Maidens
1 2 The Sands 60 58 BA *L J Ferraris Gary Alexander
2 6 Atacama Raid 60 56 CA B Jacobson Wendy Whitehead
3 5 Solicitor General 60 54 A S Moodley Julie Dittmer
4 4 Noble Beat 60 53 A M Yeni Kumaran Naidoo
5 1 Lord Caro 60 48 BA C Zackey Wendy Whitehead
6 8 Al Jazeera 57 0 BA W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
7 3 Blow Me Down 57 0 C Habib Clinton Binda
8 9 Sugar Man 57 0 A *A Arries Michael Roberts
9 7 Touch Of Fate 57 0 *J Gates -2.5 Clinton Binda
10 10 Justadoreher 54.5 0 A L Hewitson Michael Roberts
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(2,5) (7,9) (8,10)

June 10th, 2019
Blow Me Down has his 3rd career start on Tuesday the 11th June 2019. He has put in two decent efforts in his first two starts and will enjoy the step up in trip this time around. See the final field here.

Race-1 (Turf / Straight) – 1200m – 12:00 
Stake: R95 000 
For Maiden 2 year-olds
1 4 Blow Me Down 60 0 *J Gates -2.5 Clinton Binda
2 2 Captain Morgane 60 0 BA J Greyling Tobie Spies
3 12 Doublethink 60 0 A D L Habib Paul Matchett
4 3 Enrique 60 0 A R Munger Candice Dawson
5 5 Fire to The Rein 60 0 A D De Gouveia Gokhan Terzi
6 17 Harvey’s Wynd 60 0 A S Brown Stephen Moffatt
7 1 Keeping The Faith 60 0 C Habib Clinton Binda
8 15 Kratos Power 60 0 A M V’Rensburg Gokhan Terzi
9 7 Loosen Your Tie 60 0 A M Yeni Tobie Spies
10 11 Orphelin Noir 60 0 A K Steyn Chris Jonker
11 16 Pop Icon 60 0 A *D Schwarz Fabian Habib
12 8 Rooipoort 60 0 A G Lerena Coenie de Beer
13 9 Thunder Kiss 60 0 A S Khumalo Lucky Houdalakis
14 13 Untamed Tiger 60 0 A C Maujean Dorrie Sham
15 10 Western Park 60 0 A M Mjoka Dorrie Sham
16 14 Swept Off My Feet 57.5 0 A L Hewitson Paul Peter
17 6 Incantation 60 0 A Reserve 1 Romeo Francis
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,7) (2,9) (5,8) (14,15)