ZINIKELE was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the National Yearling Sale 2021. She is a filly by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) out of the Parade Leader (USA) mare, Furina. She was consigned by Lammerskraal Stud.

Name: ZINIKELE
Named By: Comrades Marathon
Meaning: 2017 Comrades slogan meaning “It takes all of you”
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 15/10/2019
Sire: Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)
Dam: Furina (Parade Leader)
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Gareth van Zyl
Purchased: NYS 2021 Day 1
Pedigree: View Here
Previous name: Gimmeone
Record: 19-5-5

The Dam, FURINA, winner, R42,250, at 3, 1000m, from only 3 starts; Own sister to LAVERNA, Half sister to NEVVAY; dam of 4 previous foals; 2 runners; 2 winners inc.:
FABIAN (15 c. by What A Winter): 4 wins, R369,775, at 2 to 4, 1000 – 1400m, inc. Ibhayi Stakes, L, placed 7 times, inc. 3rd Mercury Sprint Gr.1.
Winter Furi (17 f. by What A Winter): winner, R29,900, at 3, 1000m, from only 5 starts.
Ultra Quick (18 c. by Querari (GER)): 2-y-o unraced.

UPDATES – Zinikele

May 15th, 2024
545 – ZINIKELE brings up the Syndicate’s 97th winner for the 2023/2024 season. She finished strongly over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack under Gavin Lerena. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight is now a five-time winner and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gareth van Zyl. She is bred by Lammerskraal Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

May 15th, 2024
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the poly. Finished 1st out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good win over a trip short of her best.

April 21st, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 2nd out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good second. She headed the winner who then came back to narrowly beat her. A great run on the turf as all her wins have been on the poly.

February 27th, 2024
519 – ZINIKELE wins Race 4 over 1800m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack this afternoon and gives the Syndicate a double on the day. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight was ridden to victory by Sporting Post-sponsored Jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa and she is now a four-time winner. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer Gareth van Zyl and Lammerskraal Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

February 27th, 2024
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 1st out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very good win stepping up in trip. Removing the blinkers helped.

January 22nd, 2024
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 6th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good run from her as the track suited front runners and she came from last. She also had to ease half way up the straight.

November 6th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 7th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A disappointing run. She is better than that performance.

October 18th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great second, the winner was just too good on the day.

August 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 7th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run, I don’t believe that was a true reflection of her ability. She was hanging in badly up the straight. There might be a reason for her poor run.

July 16th, 2023
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 2nd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, holding her form well.

May 13th, 2023
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She came from a long way back to finish 5th. Great run, follow next time from a good draw.

March 15th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 7th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run, she moved up in the straight but stopped the badly in the last 100m. I feel that the pace could have contributed to her poor performance.

January 4th, 2023
387 – ZINIKELE wins Race 7 at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon and gives the Syndicate a double. She was given a perfect ride by Sporting Post-sponsored jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa to notch up her third career victory. She is trained by Gareth van Zyl who has done a fantastic job with her and she is bred by Lammerskraal Stud.

December 5th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I think the handicapper may have caught up with her. It could also have been a bit too close to her last run, as she is not a big filly.

November 21, 2022
372 – ZINIKELE quickened up extremely well to win Race 6 over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. She is now a two-time winner and brings up the Syndicate’s 48th winner of the season. She was ridden to victory by Sporting Post-sponsored Athandiwe Mgudlwa and is trained by Gareth van Zyl. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight is bred by Lammerskraal Stud.

October 25th, 2022
357 – ZINIKELE makes it a double for the Hollywood Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. She quickened up well under a confident ride by Sporting Post-sponsored Athandiwe Mgudlwa and won with ease. She is also trained by Gareth van Zyl and she is bred by Lammerskraal Stud.

October 9th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 5th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was not given the best of rides. Jockey Piere Strydom moved way to early before the straight and she had to stop.

September 18th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 2nd out of 11 runners.
James Rich post-race comment: Very good run. She moved up to win it, but Muzi Yeni said she didn’t want to go past the other horse in the latter stages. She should win a race soon.

August 21st, 2022
Raced over 1750m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 6th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very disappointing run. She pulled hard in the early part of the race. I feel that could be the reason for her not finishing the race. Furthermore, this trip could be too far for her.

July 20th, 2022
She’s doing well back home. Got a race earmarked for her on 5/8/22.

June 18th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 7th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Still very green around the turn and I feel she needs racing to improve.

May 28th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was very green on the turn. Muzi Yeni said that she is a very nice filly and she will improve a lot from the run. She will go close to winning next time.