PHAKA IMALI is a colt by Var, out of the Hussonet (USA) mare Endearment (AUS). Bred by Clifton Stud, he was purchased at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale.
Name: Phaka Imali
Named By: Phaka Team
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: Var (USA)
Dam: Endearment (AUS)
Damsire: Hussonet (USA)
DOB: 27 August 2018
Trainer: Stuart Pettigrew
Breeder: Clifton Stud CC
Pedigree: See Here
Purchased at: BSA National 2-Year Old Sale 2020
Previous Name: Undercover Lover
The Dam, ENDEARMENT(AUS), was a 4 time winner and earned R247 100, over a distance range of 1200 – 1400m. She was placed 12 times, including 4th Lady’s Pendant, Listed.
UPDATES – Phaka Imali
September 13th, 2021
He had his first run for the Gary Rich stable over 1200m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. The distance is on the short side for him and he is still learning about racing. He still needs to strengthen up and there will be a lot of improvement to come from him in the future. See the replay here.
August 28th, 2021
He was having his third run over 1450m on the Turffontein Inside course this afternoon. It was a small, but competitive field of seven runners. He has been disappointing to date and we are hoping to see improvement from him soon.
August 5th, 2021
He was having his second career effort over 1000m at the Vaal Racecourse. The son of Var is looking for further and he has plenty of scope for improvement.
July 10th, 2021
He made his debut over 1160m at Turffontein this afternoon. He will come on with the experience under the belt and should have plenty of improvement to come in his next outing.
February 21st, 2021
Recently finished with his spelling career, he has now joined up with the Stuart Pettigrew stable at Randjiesfontein, Gauteng where he has settled in well and will now begin with a more intense training schedule to help him strengthen up.
January 20th, 2021
This colt is taking a bit of time in his spelling career and is still learning the basics. He is currently on the farm in the Western Cape, with Sally Bruss. Here he is pictured earlier this week.
November 25th, 2020
Recently purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he has settled in well with Sally Bruss in the Western Cape where he will begin his stint of spelling. Pictured below, before and during the sale.