SHANTA’S PRIDE is a filly by William Longsword out of the dam Cassie O’malley (Jet Master), and was bred by Bush Hill Stud. She is in training with Peter Muscutt.

Name: Shanta’s Pride
Named By: Craig Peters – KZN Horse Racing Commentator
Name Meaning: The name is made up of Craig’s children’s names – Sheldon, Angelique and Tacita
Previous Name: The Blackbird
October 1st, 2019
Sex: Bay Filly
Breeder: Bush Hill Stud
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Sire: William Longsword
Dam: Cassie O’malley (Jet Master)
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December 30th, 2021
KZN horse racing commentator Craig Peters is given the option to name a horse for the Hollywood Syndicate. He chooses SHANTA’S PRIDE, which is made up of his childrens’ names Sheldon, Angelique and Tacita.

August 20th, 2021
The Blackbird, a William Longsword filly, out of the dam Cassie O’malley (Jet Master), is purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the BSA August 2 year old sale on 20th August 2021.

By WILLIAM LONGSWORD (2013 – Stud 2016), 6 wins, R4,901,250, at 1400 – 1600m, inc. Cape Guineas, Gr.1, CTS Mile.
Half brother to REAL PRINCESS (SA Fillies Sprint, Gr.1). Dam, Pagan Princess was a winner and is the half-sister to SW’s KELLY (Champion – Gold Bowl, Gr.2), VICTORY MOON (Champion – UAE Derby, Gr.2), FLAME.
By Champion Sire, multiple Champion 2YO sire CAPTAIN AL. From the family of SW’s IMBONGI (Zabeel Mile S, Gr.2), SPRING GARLAND (Gerald Rosenberg S, Gr.2), ORACLE NEWS (Southern Cross S, Gr.2), MAHUBO.
Sire of first crop winners Safe Return & Bon Vivant, Imbewu, Dyce & Rose Of Bayeux. Malibu S. Gr.1