Queen Of Smoke is a filly by Gimmethegreenlight, out of the Kahal mare Kwinta. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the National Yearling Sales 2021, she was bred by Connemara Stud.

Name Meaning: Known in racing circles as the Queen of Smoke, May is a household name in spinning — one of the fastest growing motorsports in SA. Driving her trademark pink BMW M325i, she has made appearances on shows like So You Think You Can Spin, Top Gear SA and The Grand Tour. Most recently, she also starred alongside SA actress Charlize Theron on Netflix’s Motorsport show, Hyperdrive. To top it all off, May’s hard work and dedication to her sport earned her the Gauteng’s Woman of Honour award in 2019.
Named By: Stacey-Lee May.
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 29/10/2019
Sire: Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)
Mare: Kwinta
Dam Sire: Kahal (GB)
Breeder: Connemara Stud
Trainer: Stuart Pettigrew
Previous Name: Kwite A Light
 National Yearling Sale 2021
Pedigree: View here
Record: 2-0-1

The dam, KWINTA, 5 wins, R482,075, at 3 to 4, 1160 – 1400m, inc. Magnolia Hcp, Gr.3, placed 5 times, Own sister to EASTERN GREETING, Kalaam; dam of 2 previous foals; 2 runners; 1 winner:
Kwite A Trip (17 c. by Trippi (USA)): winner, R42,000, at 3, 1000m, from only 5 starts.
Kwinta’s Light (18 f. by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)): placed twice, at 2, from all her starts.

UPDATES – Queen Of Smoke


July 26th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 2nd out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very good improvement on her first run. Still very green and needs a bit further.

June 7th, 2022
Raced over 1100m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was very green and will come on a lot from the run. Stuart Pettigrew said he will put her over a bit further next time.