Hithemhardsunshine is a gelding by What A Winter, out of the Trippi mare Agra. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the National Yearling Sales 2021, he was bred by Wilgerbosdrift.
Named By: Shaheen Shaw
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: What A Winter
Damsire: Trippi (USA)
Trainer: Eric Sands
Previous Name: Arctic Cloud
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, Day 2 2021
Pedigree: View here
The dam, AGRA, 5 wins, R324,255, at 2 to 3, 900 – 1100m, inc. Summer Juvenile Stakes, L, Milkwood Stakes, L, placed, inc. 2nd Southern Cross Stakes, Gr.2; dam of 2 previous foals; 2 runners; 2 winners inc.:
Mumtaz (15 f. by Visionaire (USA)): 2 wins, R150,300, at 3 to 4, 1000m, placed 7 times.
Super Agra (17 c. by Visionaire (USA)): winner, R43,750, at 2, 1200m, from only 3 starts.
UPDATES – Hithemhardsunshine
June 5th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Kenilworth Listed Tab Somerset 1200. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, the winner was too good for him on the day. Richard Fourie said that he coughed after the race.
April 24th, 2022
295 – HITHEMHARDSUNSHINE makes it two from two in Race 4 over 1200m at Kenilworth Racecouse. He showed a good turn of foot under jockey Richard Fourie and the son of What A Winter is trained by Eric Sands.
Shaheen Shaw: “The voice is gone Sunshine. I went absolutely ballistic standing below Rouvaun in the commentary box. You know Hollywood have revitalised my interest in the sport. That’s what a lot of people don’t understand about them. It’s not just about gambling, they do a lot on the social responsibility front and that’s how I got involved with them.”
March 9th, 2022
282 – HITHEMHARDSUNSHINE wins on debut over 1000m at Durbanville Racecourse. He raced from just off the pace, quickened up well and won with authority. He is trained by Eric Sands and was given a confident ride by Richard Fourie. Well done to Shaheen Shaw who named the horse, and the whole Hollywoodbets Team that was oncourse to lead him in.