Rafa’s Boy is a gelding by Rafeef, out of the Tale Of The Cat mare Flame Cat. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the BSA August Two Year Old Sale 2021, he was bred by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds.

Name: Rafa’s Boy
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Rafeef (AUS)
Dam: Flame Cat (AUS)
Damsire: Tale Of The Cat (USA)
DOB: 14 August 2019
Breeder: Blue Sky Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Gareth van Zyl
Previous Trainer: Sean Tarry
Purchased: August Two Year Old Sale – 2021
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 9-1-3

UPDATES – Rafa’s Boy

July 10th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 2nd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good second. He is starting to find his form, and is not far off from winning.

June 23rd, 2024
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good run. He needs a bit further.

May 11th, 2024
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 5th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run after a long break.

October 18th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack. Finished 8th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He pulled up lame after his race. The problem is his knee, so his gone to Life After Racing for a break.

July 19th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 2nd out of 6 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, he was a little unlucky with an inexperienced apprentice.

June 7th, 2023
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack. Finished 6th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He over-raced in the early part. He is a better horse when allowed to stride along in front.

May 13th, 2023
426 – RAFA’S BOY wins Race 2 over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He was sent to the front from his wide draw and fought back well to hold all challengers at bay. The son of Rafeef was given a perfect ride by Sporting Post-sponsored jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa. He is trained by Gareth van Zyl and is bred by Tinus Gericke.

 

April 16th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He over raced in the early part of the race. He also needed the run badly and will come on a lot from the run.

March 5th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He missed the start and was very green. Anton Marcus said that he is still very immature and will improve a lot from the run.

Breeding

The dam, Flame Cat(AUS), 5 wins, R599,625, at 2 to 3, 1000 – 1200m, placed 11 times, inc. 2nd Pretty Polly S, Gr.3, Ruffian Stakes, L, 4th Golden Slipper, Gr.1, SA Nursery, Gr.1, Half sister to BORDER REBEL(AUS); dam of 2 previous foals; 2 runners; 2 winners inc.:
Rapid Fire (17 f. by Querari (GER)): 2 wins, R217,000, at 2 to 3, 1000m, placed 6 times,inc. 3rd SA Fillies Nursery Gr.2.
Flame Up (16 f. by Oratorio (IRE)): winner, R114,950, at 3, 1000m, placed 10 times.