IGUGULETHU is a gelding by Erupt (IRE), out of the Medagila D’Oro (USA) mare Divine Inspiration (USA). Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2022 Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale, he was bred by Maine Chance Farms.

Name: IGUGULETHU
Named By: Siyanda Siningwa
Name Meaning: iGugulethu is a Xhosa name that directly translates to ‘our pride’, and is named after the Gugulethu Township in Cape Town.
Sex: Bay Gelding
Gelded: 26 Sep 2023
Sire: Erupt (IRE)
Dam: Divine Inspiration (USA)
Damsire: Medagila D’Oro (USA)
DOB: 19 October 2020
Breeder: Maine Chance Farms
Pedigree: See Here
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Previous Trainer: Candice Bass-Robinson
Record: 12-1-5

UPDATES – Igugulethu

July 19th, 2024
562 – IGUGULETHU sheds his maiden tag in Race 3 over 1300m on the Fairview polytrack this afternoon. He drew clear of the opposition in the run down to the line under Craig Zackey. The son of Erupt is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gavin Smith and is bred by Jagessar Limited. Race Replay and Interview.

July 12th, 2024
Raced over 1000m at Fairview on the turf. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He missed the start which cost him the race. If he jumps on terms next time, he should be hard to beat.

June 27th, 2024
He has arrived at Gavin Smith Racing Stables.

June 25th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 8th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very disappointing run. He will be moving to PE.

April 6th, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 7th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run. Given a lot to do coming from a long way back. I don’t think he stays. Candice said she will put him back over 1200m with a pair of blinkers.

February 16th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He looks like he needs more ground.

February 12th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 4th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Candice feels he ran too soon after his last run.

January 27th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 3rd out of 20 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good run in a very strong maiden field. He is not far from winning.

December 30th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 2nd out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good run. He finished his race off well to finish second. I feel he will be better over 1200m.

November 14th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 7th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was towards the back of the field, and then never found much up the straight. Candice said that he is better than that run. She stated that her horses haven’t been running well after the last 2 weeks.

October 21st, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was only beaten because of greenness. He will be hard to beat next time.

August 30th, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good 2nd, he should come on a lot from the run and be very hard to beat next time.

October 29th, 2022
The Hollywood Syndicate purchased 20Divine Inspiration who is a Erupt Bay colt out of the dam Divine Inspiration (by Medagila D’Oro) at the 2022 Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale (Lot 104). He is bred by Maine Chance Farms.