BLACK EGRET was purchased in training, by the Hollywood Syndicate at the Fortune Racing June Sale. He is a gelding by Rafeef (AUS), out of the Silvano (GER) mare Water Bird and is now in training with Clinton Binda.

Name: BLACK EGRET
Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 11/08/2019
Sire: Rafeef (AUS)
Mare: Water Bird (Silvano)
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift/Mauritzfontein
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased:
Fortune Racing June Sale
Pedigree: See Here
Record: 22-4-12
First run for Hollywood Syndicate: 2023/07/08
Record for Hollywood Syndicate: 12-2-6

UPDATES – Black Egret

June 9th, 2024
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein on the Standside track. Finished 3rd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good third, he should win soon.

May 9th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good second. He is finding his form again.

April 28th, 2024
Raced over 1100m in the In Full Flight Stakes (Listed) at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 4th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good fourth. He finished his race off well. On that performance he will prefer 1200m.

March 9th, 2024
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein on the Standside track. Finished 10th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The company is too strong for him. He needs to drop back to a rating where he can be competitive.

March 2nd, 2024
Raced over 1000m at Turffontein on the Standside track. Finished 10th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The company is too strong for him.

December 9th, 2023
Raced over 1475m in the Grand Heritage at the Vaal racecourse. Finished 16th out of 22 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The trip maybe too far for him and the company perhaps too strong for him. A drop of a few points in the ratings would also help him be more competitive.

November 23rd, 2023
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal racecourse. Finished 5th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He ran an honest race, but I feel that the company was too strong for him.

October 26th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal Classic course. Finished 2nd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good second. Found one too good on the day.

467 – BLACK EGRET was given a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie to win over 1200m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack. The son of Rafeef is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
Race Replay / Interview.

August 29th, 2023
457 – BLACK EGRET wins Race 8 over 1000m on the Turffontein Inside course this afternoon and gives the Hollywood Syndicate a double on the day. He showed good speed under Winning Form-sponsored jockey Richard Fourie and kept finding all the way to the line. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda who saddled both Syndicate winners. The son of Rafeef is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
Race Replay and Interview

August 5th, 2023
Raced over 1100m at Turffontein Standside track. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very good run, he looked a winner with 50m to go, but just found one too good on the day.

July 8th, 2023
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run for Clint. The distance looked a bit short for him. He should improve from the run.

June 7th, 2023
Black Egret was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the Fortune Racing June Sale. He comes with a record of 10 runs for 2 wins and 7 places.