IKIGAI is a horse by Vercingetorix, out of the Al Mufti mare Al Shiba. He is bred by Klawervlei Stud, and currently in training with Sean Tarry.

Name: IKIGAI
Sex: Chestnut Horse
Foaled: 04/08/2016
Sire: Vercingetorix
Mare: Al Shiba (Al Mufti)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Record: 19-4-5

UPDATES – Ikigai

November 30th, 2021

Raced in the Grade 3 WSB Merchants over 1160m at Turffontein. Sean Tarry post-race comment: It was a pleasing run. I felt that his undoing was that he stood so long in the starting stalls and he didn’t ping the gates. I am happy with him and was happy with his run.

October 30th, 2021
Raced in the Grade 2 Allied Steelrode – Onamissionmile over 1600m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He overcame a poor draw well, but was keen without cover. He is a horse that needs a good draw so that he can get cover and relax. He will then give you a better performance.

October 19th, 2021
He ran a very good race when finishing third over 1200m at the Vaal. He raced from just off the pace and stayed on strongly all the way to the line. He will be aimed at a feature race at the end of the month and this run has shown that he is in a good space.

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