THE SHEPHERD is a gelding by Captain Of All, out of the Trippi (USA) mare Pepperdine. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2022 Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale, he was bred by Klawervlei Stud.

Name: THE SHEPHERD
Named By: Stephen Marshall at Gold Circle.
Name Meaning:The Shepherd is a nickname given to Steve, relating to the way he has guided many friends to the finish line at Comrades. Steve has also been instrumental in the relationship between Hollywoodbets and Gold Circle.
Sex: Bay Gelding
Gelding Date: 05 September 2023
Sire: Captain Of All
Dam: Pepperdine
Damsire: Trippi (USA)
DOB: 04 December 2020
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Pedigree: See Here
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Record: 8-3-3

UPDATES – The Shepherd

May 19th, 2024
Raced over 1500m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville in a Pinnacle Stakes. Finished 2nd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A great second, as a three-year-old in that company. He could be a promising four-year-old.

April 28th, 2024
538 – THE SHEPHERD wins Race 3 over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville with Bowie completing the exacta. He was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Richard Fourie and he is now a three-time winner. The son of Captain Of All is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt and is bred by Klawervlei Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

January 29th, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was over-racing in the early stages of the race. He needs to learn to settle. He is also still very green and will improve when he does everything right in a race.

January 1st, 2024
495 – THE SHEPHERD was given a strong ride by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie to win Race 4 over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. The son of Captain Of All gives the Syndicate the perfect start to 2024 and he is now a two-time winner. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt and is bred by Klawervlei Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

December 13th, 2023
486 – THE SHEPHERD wins Race 2 over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack this afternoon. He was sent to the front under Muzi Yeni and kept finding to hold all challengers at bay. The son of Captain Of All is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt and is bred by Klawervlei Stud. The Shepherd was named by Stephen Marshall from Gold Circle. The Shepherd is a nickname given to Steve, relating to the way he has guided many friends to the finish line at Comrades. Steve has also been instrumental in the relationship between Hollywoodbets and Gold Circle.
Race Replay / Interview.

November 19th, 2023
THE SHEPHERD (yellow cap) ran 3rd at Hollywoodbets Scottsville, finishing a short-head behind WISSA’S ON FIRE. Race Replay.

October 28th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 3rd out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good run after his gelding. He was given an average ride.

September 5th, 2023
He has been gelded as he is getting highly strung, and he behaved poorly at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

September 3rd, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 16th out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He played up in the gates and missed the start by many lengths. He was declared a non-runner.

August 13th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very good run, he will improve a lot for the experience from that run.

October 29th, 2022
The Hollywood Syndicate purchased 20Pepperdine who is a Captain Of All Bay colt out of the dam Pepperdine (by Trippi) at the 2022 Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale (Lot 47). He is bred by Klawervlei Stud.