Protea Pride is a colt by Capetown Noir out of the Northern Guest mare, Rose North. Bred by Summerhill Stud , he was purchased at the 2019 BSA Ready To Run Sale.
Name: PROTEA PRIDE
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: Capetown Noir
Dam: Rose North (Northern Guest)
DOB: 21 October 2017
Breeder: Summerhill Stud
Trainer: Corinne Bestel
Pedigree: See here
Purchased: 2019 BSA Ready To Run Sale.
His mother, Rose North, has already produced two Black-Type earners, in the form of Rose Window (2nd in the Tony Ruffel Stakes Gr3)and Nyakatho (2nd in the Sea Cottage Stakes L).
Updates – Protea Pride
August 14th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 13th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He bled badly during the race and is now suspended for 3 months. I feel it would be best to retire him.
July 6th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very good run over the distance and should be very competitive next time.
May 16th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Missed the start and was sitting at the back. He doesn’t enjoy racing in that way. He is a better horse racing forward. We will give him a chance racing forward before planning on what to do with him.
March 21st, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I feel for his first run out the maidens that it was not a bad run. He was caught three wide around the turn.
February 7th, 2022
268 – PROTEA PRIDE showed good guts to hold off a challenge from Purple Operator over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. He was ridden to perfection by Donovan Dillon and trained by Corinne Bestel. Well done to the breeders Summerhill Stud.
January 5th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was another honest run from him.
December 10th, 2021
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Gutsy run. He is not far from winning a maiden.
November 10th, 2021
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He led at a ridiculous pace and had to stop. The horse on his outside was chasing him and made it worse. Both horses finished near the back of the field. It is best to ignore this run.
September 22nd, 2021
He set the pace over 1600m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He looked a winner with 150m to go, but was outrun in the latter stages. It was a positive run and he should shed his maiden tag soon. See the replay here.
September 8th, 2021
He raced over 1600m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He raced from a handy position, but did not go on with the effort. He is a better horse with the blinkers fitted and we are hoping to see improvement soon. See the replay here.
August 4th, 2021
He raced over 1600m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He showed good improvement to finish third. The manner in which he moved up to challenge was encouraging. See the replay here.
May 24th, 2021
He earned his first Stake cheque over 1800m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He is improving with each outing and it should not be long until he is fighting for his first career victory. See the replay here.
April 15th, 2021
He had his first run on the polytrack and with the blinkers fitted today. He ran a fair race finishing sixth. He is still maturing and there should be more to come from him.
February 14th, 2021
Much improved performance to finish in 5th place today. He is clearly strengthening up with every run and if building on this effort he should be very competitive next time out. See the replay here.
January 25th, 2021
It was a modest performance by this son of Capetown Noir yesterday, but he is learning with every run and we’re expecting him to keep improving. See the photo of him below, prior to his race on Sunday.
January 11th, 2021
He had a modest debut towards the beginning of last month, but it was just an outing to get him going and the trip was short of his best. He still has plenty of scope for improvement and should have another run in the next few weeks. See the replay of that outing here.
October 28th, 2020
He is progressing well having recently been gelded and he should be ready for his debut in a few months. He is the type that will improve as he learns his trade, so it may take a few runs for the penny to drop.
November 29th, 2019
He was a late foal, but he certainly wasn’t underdone and he has plenty of scope to grow a little more. He has already arrived at Robbie Dawson’s spelling operation in Hammarsdale and we’ll be looking forward to seeing how he progresses over the next 6 weeks. Seen here, a month after his arrival, he appears to have settled in nicely.