CAPSAICIN is a gelding by Canford Cliffs, out of the Great Britain mare Queen Laurie. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the BSA August Two Year Old Sale 2022, he was bred by Ridgemont Highlands.

Named By: Ridgemont Highlands
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Canford Cliffs (IRE)
Dam: Queen Laurie
Damsire: Great Britain (GB)
DOB: 07 August 2020
Breeder: Ridgemont Highlands
Pedigree: See Here
Trainer: Stuart Ferrie
Previous Trainer: Mike and Adam Azzie
Record: 6-2-0

UPDATES – Capsaicin

June 21st, 2023
He has arrived at Stuart Ferrie Racing Stables.

November 18th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 8th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A disappointing run, he found nothing at the finish. Adam Azzie did speak to me after the race and said that he is getting very difficult in the morning refusing to go to work. He also refused to load coming to the races and had to catch the later float. He has asked to have him gelded.

October 29th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 9th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The trip is too short for him. He was rushed from the poor draw and then over-raced. He also didn’t handle the turn well. I would put a line through the run.

September 28th, 2023
466 – CAPSAICIN showed great determination to win Race 7 over 1600m at the Vaal Racecourse this afternoon. Jockey Philasande Mxoli set his own fractions and the son of Canford Cliffs fought back well to notch up his second career victory. He is trained by Mike and Adam Azzie and is bred by Ridgemont.
Race replay and interview.

September 16th, 2023
Raced over 1450m at Turffontein on the Inside track. Finished 11th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He pulled hard in the early stages of the race. It was a disappointing run. Adam Azzie said he will race him next time with a more severe bit.

September 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Turffontein on the Inside track. Finished 7th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very poor run, my only excuse for him is that they went very hard up front and had to stop.

May 18th, 2023
428 – CAPSAICIN wins on debut over 1160m at Turffontein Racecourse this afternoon. The son of Canford Cliffs showed very good speed under Craig Zackey and won with authority. Well done to Mike and Adam Azzie as well as the breeders Ridgemont Highlands.

August 26th, 2022
The Hollywood Syndicate purchased Capsaicin who is a Canford Cliffs bay colt out of the dam Queen Laurie (by Great Britain) at the BSA August Two Year Old Sale 2022 (Lot 71). He is bred by Ridgemont Highlands.