BENNI IN THE AREA is a colt sired by William Longsword and is out of the mare Kilauea (Trippi). Bred by Winterbach Stud, he was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the CTS Ready To Run Sale 2021.

Named By: Benni McCarthy, Bafana Bafana football legend
Name Meaning: This name was chosen by Benni McCarthy, reffering to one of the famous lyrics in the TKZee song “Shibobo / The Final Countdown”. It is a famous South African song, which featured around the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Benni features and raps in the music video. Watch the video here.
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: William Longsword
Dam: Kilauea
Dam Sire: Trippi (USA)
DOB: 06 October 2019
Breeder: Winterbach Stud
PedigreeSee Here
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Record: 1-0-0


August 30th, 2022

Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 8th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He will come on a lot from the run.

March 25th, 2022
The name BENNI IN THE AREA is chosen for this William Longsword colt, after the football legend Benni McCarthy. This comes the lyrics “Benni in the 18 area”, which formed part of the TKZee song The Final Countdown. Benni has joined the Hollywoodbets team at race days, including leading in Mighty Mashona in February 2022.

October 31st, 2021
The Hollywood Syndicate purchased the unnamed William Longsword bay colt out of the dam Kilauea (by Jet Master) at the CTS Ready To Run Sale 2021 (Lot 92). He is bred by Winterbach Stud.