Fish Eagle is a colt by Rafeef, out of the Canford Cliffs mare Fish River. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the National Yearling Sales 2021, he was bred by Mauritzfontein.
Name: Fish Eagle
Sex: Bay Colt
Dam: Fish River
Damsire: Canford Cliffs
DOB: 05 September 2019
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: NYS 2021 Day 1
Pedigree: See Here
The dam FISH RIVER(AUS), 3 wins, R319,975, at 2 to 3, 1000 – 1400m, inc. Three Troikas Stakes, Gr.3,
placed 3 times, from only 10 starts.
UPDATES – Fish Eagle
April 27th, 2023
Raced over 1600m on the Turffontein Inside course. Finished 9th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was never in the race and was given a very poor ride. We never learnt from the race.
March 27th, 2023
410 – FISH EAGLE wins the first race in fine style at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1200m this afternoon. Despite jumping slow into stride, he ran on well and drew clear of the opposition under Chase Maujean. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
March 11th, 2023
Raced over 1160m on the Turffontein Standside course. Finished 4th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He definitely needs more ground. He does not have the early pace and I don’t believe the blinkers are the solution.
February 21st, 2023
Raced over 1200m on the Turffontein Inside course. Finished 2nd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He over raced in the early part of the race, with blinkers on for the first time. Gavin Lerena also made his run too soon at the top of the straight. I believe this horse needs further and the blinkers should be removed. He ran a good 2nd under the circumstances.
January 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Turffontein on the Standside course. Finished 8th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very disappointing run, after looking promising on debut.
December 20th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein. Finished 3rd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run. Stayed on nicely.
November 6th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein on the Standside course. Finished 3rd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run, he missed the start and ran on strongly. He should be hard to beat next time.
August 26th, 2022
He is back in full work. He needs work, but should be ready in 6 weeks.