QHAWEKAZI is a filly by William Longsword, out of the Jallad mare Warnies Babe. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the Cape Yearling Sale 2022, she was bred by Wind River Farm.

Name: QHAWEKAZI
Named By: Mphathi Nxumalo – PR
Name Meaning: Means heroine – a female hero. The Hollywood Foundation proudly sponsored the iQhawe Week, which is an U15 development rugby tournament, where rugby’s future heroes are discovered. This year was the first year we had a female section of the tournament, and there is an appropriate name.
Sex: Bay Filly
Sire: William Longsword
Dam: Warnies Babe
Damsire: Jallad (USA)
DOB: 13 September 2020
Breeder: Wind River Farm
Pedigree: See Here
Trainer: Harold Crawford & Michelle Rix
Record: 7-2-3

UPDATES – Qhawekazi

May 5th, 2024
Raced over 1600m in the Ladies Mile (Listed) at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 14th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The company was too strong for her. She needs to run back in a rating where she will be competitive.

March 9th, 2024
525 – QHAWEKAZI was given a well-timed ride by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie to win Race 7 over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. The daughter of William Longsword is now a two-time winner. She is trained by Harold Crawford and Michelle Rix and is bred by Daytona Stud. Race Replay and Interview.

February 10th, 2024
512 – QHAWEKAZI finishes strongly to win Race 3 over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth this afternoon. The daughter of William Longsword was given a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie. She is trained by Harold Crawford/Michelle Rix and is bred by Daytona Stud. Qhawekazi is named by Mphathi Nxumalo and it is Xhosa for female hero / heroine. Race Replay & Interview.

December 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 9th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was given no chance after Richard dropped her out to the back at the start. There was no pace in the race and I didn’t expect her to finish her race off from so far back. Richard did apologize after the race for his poor decision to drop her out.

November 18th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good run. I feel she will be better at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth with the longer run in.

October 21st, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 3rd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The track was too quick for her, great run. Richard said she will win next time over 1400m.

September 23rd, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very good debut run. She was very green around the turn and up the straight. She will improve a lot for the run.

February 27th, 2022
The Hollywood Syndicate purchased Storyline who is a William Longsword Bay filly out of the dam Warnies Babe (by Jallad) at the Cape Yearling Sale 2022 (Lot 91). She is bred by Wind River Farm.