MAKE IT HAPPEN was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale. A filly by Captain Of All, out of the Horse Chestnut mare African Lily. She was bred by Ridgemont Highlands.

Name: Make It Happen
Named By: Hollywoodbets Human Resources Team
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 13/10/2017
Sire: Captain Of All
Mare: African Lily
Damsire: Horse Chestnut
Breeder: Ascot Stud
Trainer: Alan Greeff
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: View here
Record: 11-0-4
Status: Retired

From the same family as WILLIAM LONGSWORD, REAL PRINCESS and VICTORY MOON. She is a beautifully topped horse with plenty of scope to mature into an real athletic individual, being quite a late foal.

UPDATES – Make It Happen

July 5th, 2022
A decision has been made to retire Make It Happen. She ends her career with 11 runs, 0 wins, and 4 placings.

May 30th, 2022
Raced over 1300m at Fairview on the polytrack. Greg Cheyne post-race comment:


January 2nd, 2021
Raced over 1400m at Fairview on the polytrack. Greg Cheyne post-race comment: She got a nice break from a good draw and I had a lovely position in the race. She initially gave me a nice kick, but failed to finish it off. Perhaps it was a little too soon for her after her last run.

December 24th, 2021
Raced over 1600m at Fairview on the polytrack. Greg Cheyne post-race comment: Much better run today. It seems that the mile on the polytrack is her best trip. She put in a bold bid today, but was just outrun at the line. She doesn’t look like she is far off winning.

November 26th, 2021
Raced over 1400m at Fairview on the polytrack. Greg Cheyne post-race comment:

November 12th, 2021
Raced over 1400m at Fairview on the polytrack. Richard Fourie post-race comment:

October 22nd, 2021

She was having her third run in the Eastern Cape over 1600m on the polytrack. She moved up like a winner, but was outrun in the latter stages. She has definitely turned the corner since relocating to the Windy City and she should shed her maiden tag soon. View comments from jockey Greg Cheyne below.

October 11th, 2021
She was having her second run for Alan Greeff over 1300m on the polytrack at Fairview Racecourse. She had a poor draw of eleven to overcome, settled in a mid-field position and finished her race off well. The daughter of Captain Of All is still lightly raced and this run suggests that she will win a race in the Eastern Cape.

September 7th, 2021
She had her first run for Alan Greeff in the Eastern Cape over 1000m on the polytrack. She stumbled badly leaving the starting stalls, over raced and faded badly in the straight. She will be given one more chance to show some improvement.

June 2nd, 2021
She was disappointing this afternoon, but will be better suited to further. There should be improvement to come from the daughter of Captain Of All in her next start.

May 10th, 2021
She made her debut this afternoon which was over a distance short of her best. She will gain from the experience and there is plenty of room for improvement from her.

February 4th, 2021
Make It Happen, on the far side, starting to really get going now. She is the half-sister to 4-time winning Trip To Africa and he is currently racing off a rating of 97. She had quite an off-set knee when we purchased her, which is why the stable have taken their time with her. If she is half as good as her half-brother, she should win us some races.

April 9th, 2020
Chinampa (closest) working with her stable companion at Summerveld this morning. She has been doing nicely and we are excited about what she has to offer, considering that she has grown into a big filly.

November 4th, 2019
Her spelling career has come to an end and what a filly she has turned out to be. A real athletic specimen, she arrived at Alyson Wrights yard this morning, for the next phase of her career. Seen here stepping off the float.

August 24th, 2019
She has done well in the short time she has had on the farm. Still taking some time, she will be given all the time she needs to be given the best chance of being able to cope, once she progresses to the next stage.

July 8th, 2019
She has just arrived at Leckhampton Farm, where she will spend the next few months maturing before she is broken in.