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
Mare: She-var (Var)
Breeder: Bush Hill Stud
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale, July 2018
Pedigree: View here
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.
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.
1200m – 12:50
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE MAIDEN PLATE
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.
Stake: R95 000
ITSARUSH.CO.ZA WELCOMES YOU MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE
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)|