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
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
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
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.