SHANTASTIC was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate, at the 2021 BSA Cape Yearling Sale. Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, she was sired by Rafeef and is out of the mare Gain Ground (Fort Wood).

Meaning of Name: This was suggested by Owen to be named after Shantal.
Named by: Shantal Chengelrayen
Sex: Bay Filly
Sire: Rafeef
Dam: Queen Diva
Dam Sire: Fort Wood
DOB: 13 November 2019
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
PedigreeSee Here
Previous Name: Go-Getter
Trainer: Dean Kannemeyer
Record: 1-1-0

The dam, GAIN GROUND, winner, R154,350, at 2, 1200m, placed 7 times, Half sister to Winter’s Forge; dam of 1 previous foal
Fleur De Terre (18 c. by Soft Falling Rain): 2-y-o unraced.


September 1st, 2022
Shantastic arrived safely at our Cape Town yard two weeks ago.  She travelled well and had her first AHS vaccination, she will receive her booster shot in two weeks-time. I am pleased to report that she is in good shape and is doing well.

July 11th, 2022
319 – SHANTASTIC starts her career on a winning note over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in Race 2. She was settled near the rear of the field, finished her race off strongly and got up where it matters most. The daughter of Rafeef was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Keagan de Melo and is trained by Dean Kannemeyer. Well Done to Shantal Chengelrayen and the Hollywoodbets Team.