Kupholiwe is a gelding by William Longsword, out of the Var mare Enchanting Cathy. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the CTS Premier Yearling Sale 2022, he was bred by Klawervlei Stud.

Name: Kupholiwe
Named By: Amir Ramgoon
Name Meaning: It’s a Zulu word that directly translates to “it’s cool”. For example “Kupholiwe Hollywoodbets KZN” means “Hollywoodbets is super cool.” It’s a slang term used in a similar way that we use “cool” in English.
Sex: Chestnut Gelding
Sire: William Longsword
Dam: Enchanting Cathy
Damsire: Var
DOB: 15 November 2020
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Record: 12-3-3

UPDATES – Kupholiwe

June 8th, 2024
Raced in the Durban Dash over 1100m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 9th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The jockey made too much use of him from the start and he had to stop. Especially as this was his first run back from a long break.

January 27th, 2024
Raced over 1600m in the Cape Racing Gold Rush at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 12th out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He never stayed the trip.

January 15th, 2024
He left for Cape Town this morning.

December 31st, 2023
494 – KUPHOLIWE gives the Syndicate a double at Hollywoodbets Greyville today by winning Race 7 over 1200m. Two winners from two runners. Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie set his own fractions up front and he held on where it matters most. The son of William Longsword is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt and is now a three-time winner. Well done to the breeders Klawervlei Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

November 29th, 2023
483 – An incredible photo finish in the 7th race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville sees 6 horses cross the line with just a neck separating them, but KUPHOLIWE gets his head down to dead-heat with Lunarcam, and claim the shared 1st position. Kupholiwe records his 2nd career win thanks to Winning Form-sponsored jockey Richard Fourie (who secures his 5th win for the day) and Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Peter Muscutt. This William Longsword gelding is bred by Klawervlei Stud.
Race replay / Interview.

November 11th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 6th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very good run in the company he race against. I thought it was the wrong race for him, but he did not disgrace himself.

October 23rd, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 10th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He pulled in the early part of the race. He went for a run up the straight and had to check. Also, I believe that he doesn’t get a 1400m. We will bring him back in trip to 1200m. He is a better horse than that performance.

September 17th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 4th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run after gelding. I felt he could have won if the jockey was a bit more patient at the top of the straight.

July 12th, 2023
He was gelded today.

July 1st, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Grade 2 Golden Horseshoe. Finished 8th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was given a very poor ride. He made way to much use of him in the early part of the race.

June 10th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the listed Gatecrasher Stakes. Finished 4th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great first run over the trip. He will improve from the race. Let’s hope he draws well on July day.

April 22nd, 2023
419 – The Hollywood Syndicate hits the trifecta in the 1st race at Hollywoodbets Greyville! KUPHOLIWE wins under a great ride by Sean Veale. The son of William Longsword is trained by Peter Muscutt and bred by Klawervlei Stud. In 2nd was THISISWHATITMEANS, and 3rd was MIA’S ATHENA.

January 14th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 3rd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He missed the start and was held up for a run at the 400m mark. He was still very green and will come on for the run. Good first run.

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