Kupholiwe is a gelding by William Longsword, out of the Var mare Enchanting Cathy. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the CTS Premier Yearling Sale 2022, he was bred by Klawervlei Stud.
Named By: Amir Ramgoon
Name Meaning: It’s a Zulu word that directly translates to “it’s cool”. For example “Kupholiwe Hollywoodbets KZN” means “Hollywoodbets is super cool.” It’s a slang term used in a similar way that we use “cool” in English.
Sex: Chestnut Gelding
Sire: William Longsword
Dam: Enchanting Cathy
DOB: 15 November 2020
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
UPDATES – Kupholiwe
September 17th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 4th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run after gelding. I felt he could have won if the jockey was a bit more patient at the top of the straight.
July 12th, 2023
He was gelded today.
July 1st, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Grade 2 Golden Horseshoe. Finished 8th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was given a very poor ride. He made way to much use of him in the early part of the race.
June 10th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the listed Gatecrasher Stakes. Finished 4th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great first run over the trip. He will improve from the race. Let’s hope he draws well on July day.
April 22nd, 2023
419 – The Hollywood Syndicate hits the trifecta in the 1st race at Hollywoodbets Greyville! KUPHOLIWE wins under a great ride by Sean Veale. The son of William Longsword is trained by Peter Muscutt and bred by Klawervlei Stud. In 2nd was THISISWHATITMEANS, and 3rd was MIA’S ATHENA.
January 14th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 3rd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He missed the start and was held up for a run at the 400m mark. He was still very green and will come on for the run. Good first run.