BLACK THORN is a gelding by Pomodoro, out of the Dynasty mare Ebony Rose. Bred by Klawervlei Stud. He is in training with Sean Tarry.

Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 17/10/2017
Sire: Pomodoro
Mare: Ebony Rose (Dynasty)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Record: 15-4-8
First run for Hollywood Syndicate: 13/11/2021
Record for Hollywood Syndicate: 6-2-4

UPDATES – Black Thorn

April 30th, 2022
Raced over 3200m at Turffontein in the Grade 3 The Citizen Gold Bowl. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He ran his heart out and was beaten by a better horse on the day. The 3rd horse was 10 lengths back.

April 2nd, 2022
Raced over 2850m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Ran his heart out just to be beaten by a better horse on the day.

March 5th, 2022
Raced over 2400m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Grant van Niekerk felt that he will be a better horse on good going.

February 15th, 2022
Raced over 2400m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was dropped right out of the race to the back from a poor draw. Sean Tarry was not expecting the pace of the race  to be so slow and he did ask Gavin to drop him in. He ran on very strongly to finish 2nd from such a hopeless position in slow run race.

December 29th, 2021
Comment from trainer Sean Tarry:
A very pleasing win, he pulled up a little jarred in his one knee but he is sound now. I may prep him for the Aquanaut on the 5th of March. Hopefully we could possibly find one run for him in between then, toward the end of January or early February. I am mindful of his rating and would like to get him into the race with bottom weight.

December 18th, 2021
256 – BLACK THORN showed class when winning Race 5 over 2400m at Turffontein Racecourse this afternoon. He is now a four time winner from eleven starts. Sean Tarry trains the son of Pomodoro and he was ridden to victory by Gavin Lerena.

November 13, 2021
He was an easy winner in Race 8 over 2400m at Turffontein today. He is now a three-time winner and there is more to come from him. He is trained by Sean Tarry and was ridden to victory by Craig Zackey. Well done to the breeders Klawervlei Stud.

October 8th, 2021
BLACK THORN was acquired by the Hollywood Syndicate from Sean Tarry, following the withdrawal of owner Chris van Niekerk from the sport.