KITCHAKAL is a gelding by Master Of My Fate out of the Fort Wood (USA) mare, Daphne Garland. He was bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. He was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the August Two Year Old Sale 2021.
Named By: Photographers Anneke Akal Kitching And Anita Akal
Meaning: (pronounced kitch-ah-kill) This name is made up of half of Anneke’s surname (Kitching), and her mom’s surname (Akal).
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Master Of My Fate
Mare: Daphne Garland (Fort Wood)
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift And Mauritzfontein
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Purchased: August Two Year Old Sale 2021
Pedigree: View Here
Previous name: Logan Lake
The Dam, DAPHNE GARLAND, unraced; Own sister to QUEEN’S BAY (dam of Royal Utopia), Draw Bridge, Bay Tree (dam of BOUQUET-GARNI); dam of 3 previous foals; 2 runners; 2 winners inc.:
Viburnum (14 c. by Ideal World (USA)): 2 wins, R139,725, 1600 – 1800m, placed twice, from 5 starts.
Jaimala (17 c. by Flower Alley (USA)): 2 wins, R78,000, at 3, 1400 – 1800m, placed, from only 6 starts.
UPDATES – Kitchakal
April 30th, 2023
421 – KITCHAKAL showed a good turn of foot at the right time to win Race 8 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville over 1600m this afternoon. He was given a perfect ride by Sean Veale and is now a two-time winner. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Duncan Howells and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.
March 1st, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth in the Non-Black Type Newlands Stakes. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good 2nd. The jockey made his move early at the top of the straight and that could have cost him the race.
January 3rd, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 4th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was too keen in front, he will be ridden from off the pace next time. He will also come back in distance for his next run.
20230103 Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Race 2 won by WITHOUT QUESTION – YouTube
October 30th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 2nd out of 6 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very good run in the company he took on as a 3 year old.
September 18th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
James Rich post-race comment: Excellent run against older horses and on his first run around the turn. He is above average.
August 24th, 2022
Trainer Comment – Duncan Howells:
I have not done a lot with him since his last start. He has put on good condition and he is a very athletic sort. His coat is looking good and I feel he is a horse that will start to blossom in the spring.
July 24th, 2022
322 – KITCHAKAL wins the first race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville and he brings up the Syndicate’s 99th winner for the season. He was given a confident ride by Winning Form-sponsored Keagan de Melo and was brought to the course in perfect condition by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Duncan Howells. The son of Master Of My Fate is named by on course photographers Anneke Kitching and Anita Akal.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very good win, he looks like a smart horse. Keagan de Melo said he is still very immature and has lots of improvement to come.
June 22nd, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 3rd out of 15 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run, lots of improvement to come. Jockey JP van der Merwe said he is a nice horse with some quality.
May 6th, 2022
Comment from Duncan Howells:
Kitchakal: Very nice sort. Not far off racing. Forward and strong in himself and showing some nice work.
March 25th, 2022
Logan Lake is renamed to KITCHAKAL. The horse is named by horse racing photographer Anneke Akal Kitching. She is the daughter of Anita Akal, course photographer in KZN for more than 50 years. The name is a combination of their surnames Kitching and Akal – Kitchakal.
LOGAN LAKE was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the August Two Year Old Sale 2021 – Lot 294. This bay gelding is by Master Of My Fate out of the dam Daphne Garland (Fort Wood). He was bred by Wilgerbosdrift And Mauritzfontein.