SHAMPOMPO SHAMPIZI was purchased at the 2019 National Yearling Sale. He is a bay colt by Var and out of the Victory Moon mare, Light The Moon.  Bred by Varsfontein Stud. see more here.

Named By: Hollywoodbets Ambassador – Kaunda Ntunja
Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 17/08/2017
Sire: Var
Mare: Light The Moon (Victory Moon)
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: 2019 National Yearling Sale
Pedigree: View here
Record: 6-1-3

A very athletic colt, we were lucky to pick him up for the price we did. He is a great mover with an intelligent temperament about him.

UPDATES – Shampompo Shampizi

August 23rd, 2021
He raced in a Conditional Novice race over 1100m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He is much better than the effort suggests and should return to best form in the near future.

June 12th, 2021
He was far from disgraced when finishing fourth in the Non-Black Type Rising Sun Durban Dash. He did over race in the early stages, but stayed on nicely at the finish. Once learning to settle, he should be a decent type. See the replay here.

June 8th, 2021
Shampompo Shampizi in his box before his race this weekend on Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge Raceday. He is well heading into the race and should give another good account of himself.

IMAGE – Candiese Lenferna


May 16th, 2021
He ran a creditable fourth over 1200m on the turf at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He got cover around the turn and stayed on at the finish. See the replay here.

April 15th, 2021
He was having his first run after winning impressively on debut. It is never out the maidens, but he ran a creditable 4th. There is a lot more to come from the handsome son of Var. See the replay here.

March 14th, 2021
A smart victory on debut by this son of Var, after returning from a mishap which set him back by almost a year. Well done to trainer Alyson Wright, Lyle Hewitson for a top ride and breeders Mr & Mrs CF De Vos

May 17th, 2020
He continues to do well and he has turned into a smashing two year old gelding, one that we can’t wait to see debut when racing returns. Seen here, moving well in his workout over the weekend.

April 9th, 2020
This son of Var has taken every challenge in his stride. He seems to be one of the better 2-year olds we managed to purchase last year. Being out of the Victory Moon mare, Light The Moon, he should be quite progressive. Seen in the pink cap nearest the camera, at Summerveld this morning – 9 April 2020.

August 24th, 2019
He has shown a tremendous amount of ability in the short time he has spent on the farm. Everything he does, seems to be easy for him and his relaxed temperament is another important asset to his bow. The team at Leckhampton have have labelled him a horse to get excited about, so watch this space for further updates.

June 12th, 2019
Purchased in late April, he has settled in well at Leckhampton Valley Spelling and Pre Training ever since. Here he will be broken in before he starts with some light track work. A recent update from the team looking after him:

“Moon’s Up is a good looking colt who still has a significant amount of growing to do. His good attitude should prove helpful with his work going forward.”