Hugsandhighfives

Hugsandhighfives is a filly by Master Of My Fate, out of the Lecture mare Forest Lecture. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2021 BSA August Two Year Old Sale, she was bred by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds.

Name: HUGSANDHIGHFIVES
Name Meaning: Brentford’s Commercial Director James Parkinson said he has never worked with a sponsor where there has been so many beers, hugs and high fives. Just shows the team spirit between us and Brentford. 
Named By:
Brentford’s Commercial Director James Parkinson.
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 21/10/2019
Sire: Master Of My Fate
Mare: Forest Lecture
Damsire: Lecture (USA)
Breeder: Blue Sky Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Previous Trainer: Garth Puller
Purchased: BSA August Two Year Old Sale 2021
Pedigree: View here
Record: 14-1-6

UPDATES – Hugsandhighfives

June 28th, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Fairview on the turf. Finished 3rd out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A good first run in PE. She should win soon on that performance.

June 10th, 2024
She has relocated to Gavin Smith Racing Stables.

May 22nd, 2024
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 6th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She has been a bit disappointing. The jockey came back and said we should put a pair of blinkers on her. I feel if she does not improve on her next start, she should go to PE.

April 3rd, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 7th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I don’t think she stays. She will come back in trip and we will add a pair of blinkers on her and see if it helps.

March 6th, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 6th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A disappointing run. She will come back in trip and wear blinkers next time.

January 21st, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 10th out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She needed the run badly. She will improve a lot from the run and going over further.

October 4th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She raced wide throughout the turn, so it was a good run from her.

September 6th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great run, unlucky not to have won. Richard Fourie feels she will be better over further.

August 13th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good 2nd , she got squeezed at the start and then had to come from further back then where we wanted to be. Richard Fourie said that she was very green behind, and she will be better over 1600m.

July 24th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 3rd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, she missed the start and never got a clear run up the straight. She should have finished much closer.

June 25th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 7th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run, she was following the winner but found nothing up the straight. The trip could be to far but jockey Mgudlwa said its was a run where he couldn’t say if she stayed or not as she never gave him any sort of run.

May 15th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 3rd out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, she is looking for further now.

April 9th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 11th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She got squeezed at the 100m mark when she was starting to improve. She needs further and will come on from the experience.

March 13th, 2023
405 – HUGSANDHIGHFIVES showed a good turn of foot to win on debut over 1200m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack this afternoon. She was ridden to victory by Sporting Post-sponsored Athandiwe Mgudlwa and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Garth Puller. Well done to the breeder Tinus Gericke.

She was named by the Brentford Executive Team after their recent travels to South Africa, where they were hosted by the Hollywoodbets Team. They said they have never worked with a sponsor where there has been so many “beers, hugs and high fives!”

August 24th, 2022
Doing very nicely now. She is working and has a good action and think that she will be a nice filly.. She is strong and eats well and shows us that she has ability.

July 20th, 2022
She shows a lot of potential at home.