Moya Wa LaLiga

Moya Wa LaLiga Meaning ‘in spirit of LaLiga’ is a colt by freshman sire Rafeef, out of the Galileo (IRE) mare Mrs Everest. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he was bred by Millstream Farm.

Name: Moya Wa LaLiga
Named By: LaLiga
Name Meaning: Spanish for “In spirit of LaLiga”
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: Rafeef (AUS)
Dam: Mrs Everest (IRE)
Damsire: Galileo (IRE)
DOB: 27 August 2018
Trainer: Gareth van Zyl
Previous Trainer: B Botes / Y Vosloo
Breeder: Millstream Farm
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 25-3-10

Updates – Moya Wa Laliga

May 27th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was very unlucky not to have won. The jockey tried to change his stick over the final 50m and his hands got caught in the horses mane. That cost him the race.

May 8th, 2024
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 3rd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He should have won. He was too far back considering his good draw.

March 26th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 7th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A disappointing run.

February 10th, 2024
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 8th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I think he would be better back to Durban.

December 16th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 4th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I feel it was a flat run. He only raced 2 weeks prior to this race, and I feel he could be a horse that enjoys running fresh.

December 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 5th out of 15 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He should have never lost the race. He was given a poor ride. He had to check twice during the race before he got a run, and by then the race was over.

November 11th, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 12th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Caught wide around the turn. Not persevered with.

October 10th, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 4th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run from a poor draw.

August 12th, 2023
Raced over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 2nd out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good first run in Cape Town. He was outsmarted by jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe’s front-running ride.

July 26th, 2023
447 – MOYA WA LALIGA wins Race 5 over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon. He showed good speed and kept finding under Sporting Post-sponsored jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa to notch up his third career victory. He is trained by Gareth van Zyl and is bred by Mr P van Tonder.

Race Replay: https://youtu.be/Efi1DAnTddw
Race Interview: https://youtu.be/NlXgwRla7Mw

June 7th, 2023
436 – MOYA WA LALIGA returns to winning ways in the lucky last race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon. He quickened away from the field over 1200m and is now a two-time winner. It had been 603 days since his last victory. The son of Rafeef was ridden to victory by Sporting Post-sponsored jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa and is trained by Gareth van Zyl. Well done to the breeders Millstream Farm.

Race Replay: https://youtu.be/Ev_dR2H6atg
Interview: https://youtu.be/_F3Fc4Sxvvo

April 22nd, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 7th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Had to work too hard from the draw. He will be more competitive next time from a good draw.

March 5th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run after a long break. He had to be passed at the starting stalls because he had been suspended. Great job by Gareth Van Zyl getting back to the track and jumping on terms. He will win soon.

August 23rd, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 14th out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He refused to jump. Will be moving to Life After Racing and then placed with a KZN trainer.

July 26th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 12th out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very disappointing run.

June 18th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 6th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has been disappointing in his last two starts.

May 19th, 2022
Raced over 1160m at Turffontein. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Travelled well, but never kicked on at the 400m. I spoke to Barend Botes after the race and we both thought he could be better off striding along in front.

April 26th, 2022
Raced over 1200m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I feel the jockey moved too soon and he should have won.

March 31st, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He ran a fair race with the blinkers fitted. It was a positive run.

February 10th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Travelled too keen during the race and he may be better over 1200m.

January 22nd, 2022
Raced over 1800m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Barend Botes said that 1800m is too far for him at this stage and maybe also not up to this class at present.

December 30th, 2021
Raced over 1400m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a good run and he is still learning. He will improve with racing.

December 30th, 2021
Gallery from Moya Wa Laliga’s second place finish at the Vaal.

November 2nd, 2021
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He is still inexperienced and will improve with racing. It is hard for a three year olds to carry top weight against older horses at the moment.

October 12, 2021
238MOYA WA LALIGA – He won the opening race at the Vaal Classic course this afternoon over 1200m shedding his maiden tag. He followed up his encouraging debut effort with a victory in impressive fashion by 1.50 lengths. He is trained by Barend Botes and was guided to victory by Ryan Munger. The son of Rafeef is named by our partners, LaLiga. Well done!

The horse MOYA WA LALIGA crossing the finishing post at Vaal Racecourse

The horse MOYA WA LALIGA being led in after winning at the Vaal

September 28th, 2021
He made his debut over 1200m on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. He had to overcome the widest draw of ten. He was settled in a mid-field position under Muzi Yeni and finished his race off strongly to finish a close second. He was very green, which may have cost him winning but he will come on from the experience and should be followed next time.

November 25th, 2020
Recently purchased at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he has joined up with Barend Botes where he will be placed for the remainder of his spelling career before he goes into full training early next year. Seen below during the sale.