IMBEJEJE is a Var filly out of the Western Winter mare Ice Maiden, bred by Pippa Mickleburgh. She was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA Cape Yearling Sale.

Name: Imbejeje
Named By: Hollywoodbets House Keeping Team
Name Meaning: Love Handles, which is the area of skin that extends outwards from the hips.
Sex: Filly
Sire: Var (USA)
Dam: Ice Maiden
Damsire: Western Winter (USA)
DOB: 7 September 2018
Breeder: Pippa Mickleburgh
Trainer: Glen Kotzen
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 10-1-3
Status: Racing

One of the best walkers on the sale, the mother is the daughter of Baltic Beauty (own sister to MOTHER RUSSIA – dam of NOTHER RUSSIA).

UPDATES – Imbejeje

August 14th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 10th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Needed the run quite badly after her long break.


February 16th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. She pulled up lame. The vet x-rayed her knee and advised she be retired.

January 24th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She missed the break slightly and was always chasing. Jockey S’manga Khumalo said that she needs a 1400m so she can be relaxed just off the pace and then she will give you a kick.

January 3rd, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She needed the run. Muzi Yeni said we must go back to a 1000m with her.

November 28th, 2021
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run. John Buckler the assistant trainer said that he has had a few of his horses run below par so he will have her checked by the vet as that’s not her ability.

November 17th, 2021
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good post maiden run. Donovan Dillon said that she will be better over a bit more ground.

October 13, 2021
She showed a lot of heart to win the third race over 1000m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack today. She was returning from a 20-week break, showed pace and held on where it matters most. She is trained by Glen Kotzen and was ridden to perfection by Donovan Dillon. She is named by the Hollywoodbets House Keeping Team and it means ‘Love Handles’. Well Done Team!

The horse IMBEJEJE crossing the finish line at Hollywoodbets Greyville

Horse IMBEJEJE being led in after winning at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Jockey saluting.

September 13th, 2021
She is back in full work after her injury. She is doing well at home and below is a video of her in her first grass gallop at Summerveld Training Centre.

May 23rd, 2021
She was disappointing this afternoon after producing two good second place finishes. She is much better than today’s effort and this run can be ignored. There will be more to come from the daughter of Var in the future.

March 14th, 2021
Another solid effort by this filly today, finishing as the runner up once again. She showed a solid turn of foot to make up a lot of ground late. See the replay here.

February 14th, 2021
Unfortunately she wasn’t moving as well as we would’ve liked this morning and decided it would be too risky to run her. After a full examination it appears as though she just had a bruised foot. She’ll be back in the nominations as soon as a race appears on the fixture list.

February 12th, 2021
It was a brilliant morning spent with the Hollywoodbets Housekeeping Team, as they travelled to Summerveld Training Centre for an early morning breakfast before spending some time with this filly they named Imbejeje. She runs in race 1, this Sunday 14 February, at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

February 1st, 2021
It was a decent effort by this filly first up, to finish 2nd. She was very green after hitting the front 250m from the finish, but she’ll learn a lot from the experience and should win for us soon. See the replay of her debut effort here.

January 20th, 2021
Previously known as Shiffrin, our House Keeping Team have come together and renamed her Imbejeje. The direct translation of this name refers to ones Love Handles, or the area of skin that extends outwards from the hips.

October 27th, 2020
Shiffrin – A Var filly out of the Western Winter mare Ice Maiden is turning into a very racy type and she will be one of the early 2-year olds to step out for the Hollywood Syndicate.

October 8th, 2020
Having enjoyed her spell at Woodhill Racing Estate in Paarl WC, she has been broken and started cantering on the track. This morning she arrived at Summerveld in KZN, to join up with the Glen Kotzen satellite team and we look forward to seeing her debut in a few months.

September 4th, 2020
This Var filly is clearly enjoying the spring sun in the Western Cape. Seen this morning being walked on the Woodhill Racing Estate. She is a big, strong filly and the next few weeks are going to be key to her development.

July 6th, 2020
She is starting to give the appearance of a typical pocket rocket Var filly. We can’t wait to see how she matures through the imminent spring time conditions.

April 26th, 2020
She has clearly settled down well since arriving at the beginning of March and we are looking forward to seeing how she matures over the coming months. Here she is enjoying the expansive paddock space at Woodhill Racing Estate in Paarl, Western Cape.

April 16th, 2020
This daughter of Var is certainly enjoying the paddock space. She still has some way to go before being backed and brought into training later on this year, but this is a crucial time in her life and she seems to be doing very well.

March 10th, 2020
Pictured immediately after sale, she is a beautifully balanced yearling. Another exciting purchase for the Hollywood Syndicate.