Fish Eagle is a gelding 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 Gelding
Sire: Rafeef
Dam: Fish River
Damsire: Canford Cliffs
DOB: 05 September 2019
Breeder: Mauritzfontein
Trainer: Gary Rich
Previous Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: NYS 2021 Day 1
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 17-3-6

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

July 14th, 2024
He will be going to Gary Rich Racing Stables after his run today.

July 14th, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 7th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He may be better with blinkers back on. I also believe he is better on the turf.

June 19th, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 9th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was in a good position. It looks like he needed the run badly.

February 27th, 2024
521 – FISH EAGLE gives the Hollywood Syndicate four winners on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack this afternoon. He found himself in front over 1400m and kept finding to hold all challengers at bay under Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie. The son of Rafeef is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Race Replay / Interview.

December 9th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal racecourse. Finished 9th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: This was definitely not the right race for him. He needs more ground and to go around the turn.

November 28th, 2023
Raced over 1500m at the Vaal racecourse. Finished 5th out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He raced with no cover and travelled far too keenly. He is definitely better with cover as he finishes his race well. I also believe he is a better horse around the turn.

468 – FISH EAGLE gives the Hollywood Syndicate a double on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack in Race 7. He was given a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored jockey Richard Fourie and the son of Rafeef is now a two-time winner. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda and is also bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
Race Replay / Interview.

September 20th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywood Greyville on the turf. Finished 4th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He stayed on to finish 4th . Jockey Calvin Habib said that he needs more ground as he was staying on at the finish.

August 27th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywood Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 10th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He came from too far back. I still feel that this horse needs further. I do believe that we should send him to Cape Town.

August 5th, 2023
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein Standside track. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He should have been given a chance and would have finished his race of better. I still believe that he needs further to show his best and the blinkers should be removed.

June 6th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal racecourse. Finished 6th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, he couldn’t find a way through until the last 100m. I believe that he needs further.

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.