Mighty Mashona is a colt by Master Of My Fate, out of the Sail From Seattle (CAN) mare Cascadia. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he was bred by Varsfontein Stud.
Name: Mighty Mashona
Named By: Mike Procter, South African Cricket Legend
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: Master of My Fate
Damsire: Sail From Seattle
DOB: 1 August 2018
Previous Name: One For The Master
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Pedigree: See Here
The Dam, CASCADIA, was placed, at 3 years old, from only 6 starts. She is the Half-sister to KOCHKA, National Title, National Strike, Burmese, Derby Strike (dam of EPSOM DOWNS, Pemberley), Royal Palm (dam of Royl Armour grandam of Mazari). She is the Dam of 2 previous foals; 1 runner; 1 winner including:
Mendocino (16 f. by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)): 2 wins, R122,150, at 2, 1200m, placed 5 times.
Tectonic (17 c. by Judpot (USA)): 3-y-o unraced.
UPDATES – Mighty Mashona
January 11th, 2021
Update from Peter Muscutt: Mighty Mashona gained a lot in confidence since his last start second place finish. He galloped impressively this morning and based on that his maiden win is not far off. He is scheduled to run on 24/1/22 in a maiden 1600 at Scottsville.
December 19th, 2021
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Much improved run. He should go on and win a race.
November 28th, 2021
Raced over 2000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was given no chance from the jockey dropping him out of the race and then said he never ran on. If you fight a horse in the early part of the race, how do you expect him to run on. I have asked Peter Muscutt to come back to a 1600m and to ride the horse forward the next time he runs.
Peter Muscutt: Mighty Mashona has show no real improvement with gelding. He settled beautifully and should have run on despite being a long way out of his ground. He has the “piggy” Master Of My Fate attitude and doesn’t want to pass horses – an extremely bad trace in a racehorse. We will probably drop him back to a mile and try and lead to see if that brings about any positives.
October 10th, 2021
The son of Master Of My Fate had to overcome a wide draw of thirteen over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf. He was settled near the rear of the field and finished his race off strongly. He still has a lot of scope and there should be plenty more to come. See the replay here.
September 8th, 2021
He took his place in a 1400m race on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He tried the cheek pieces this afternoon and was a tad disappointing. He is still learning about racing and still has plenty of scope. See the replay here.
August 12th, 2021
The son of Master Of My Fate made his racing debut over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. The manner in which he stayed on in the closing stages was encouraging. He will come on with the run under his belt and he looks to have ability. He is a horse worth following in the future. See the replay here.
July 27th, 2021
Mighty Mashona going through his paces this morning. He heads to Hollywoodbets Greyville with Blackwhitedynamite on Monday for his first look at the track and will gallop over 1000m on the poly. See footage here.
February 21st, 2021
Recently finished with his spelling career, he has now joined up with the Peter Muscutt stable where he has settled in well and will now begin with a more intense training schedule to help him strengthen up.
November 25th, 2020
Recently purchased at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he has joined up with Sally Bruss in the Western Cape where he will be placed for the remainder of his spelling career before he goes into full training early next year. Seen below before and during the sale recently.