Vuvuzela Umlilo is a gelding by William Longsword, out of the Dylan Thomas mare Caitlin. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the National Yearling Sales 2021, he was bred by Bush Hill Stud.

Name: VUVUZELA UMLILO
Name Meaning: “It means add to the fire”. When something is on fire, you add something (e.g. petrol) to make the fire burn more. Coined by the Hollywoodbets Marketing Team.
Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 03/10/2019
Sire: William Longsword
Mare: Caitlin (NZ)
Damsire: Dylan Thomas (IRE)
Breeder: Bush Hill Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Previous Name: Daley Diamond
Purchased:
 National Yearling Sale, Day 2 2021
Pedigree: View here
Record: 6-0-1

The dam, CAITLIN(NZ), winner, R41,250, at 3, 1450m, from 9 starts, Half sister to MOOZOON(NZ); dam of 2 previous foals; 2 runners; 1 winner inc.:
Chilly Winter (16 f. by What A Winter): 2 wins, R129,737, at 2 to 3, 900 – 1000m, placed 5 times.

UPDATES – Vuvuzela Umlilo

November 15th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Fairview on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 6 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Much improved run in his first outing for Juan Nel.

September 27th, 2022
Raced over 1450m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Finished 8th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He will be moving to the Juan Nel stable in the Eastern Cape.

August 26th, 2022
Been disappointing in his races. Need to go up in trip and around the bend. If he doesn’t improve, will send to Eastern Cape.

August 23rd, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 8th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was very one paced, I feel he needs more ground.

July 7th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very green, will need to start showing some improvement in its next run.

June 23rd, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Finished 8th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very green and needs to improve on that run.

May 12th, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very green and he looks like he will be better over a bit more ground. Jockey Kabelo Matsunyane phone me after the races and said that he will improve a lot from the run.