PURPLE PANTHER was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 National Yearling Sale. Bred by Ridgemont Highlands, he is a Coup De Grace gelding out of the Celtic Swing mare, Sweet Aria.
Name: PURPLE PANTHER
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Coup De Grace
Mare: Sweet Aria
Damsire: Celtic Swing
Breeder: Ridgemont Highlands Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Pedigree: See Here
Purchased: 2019 National Yearling Sale
Updates – Purple Panther
July 12th, 2022
Raced over 1600m on the Vaal Classic course. Finished 8th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He needed the run. Is sure to come on from this run.
October 7th, 2021
He won the sixth race on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. He was settled at the rear of the field and the manner in which he ran on to win was impressive. He has notched up his second career victory and there is definitely more to come. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda and was ridden by Gavin Lerena. Well done to the breeders Ridgemont Highlands.
September 25th, 2021
He was returning from a 35-week break and raced in a 1200m event on the Turffontein Inside course. He was not disgraced and finished fourth, 1.9 lengths behind the winner. He will come on with the run under his belt and should go close to winning next time.
April 4th, 2020
A strong and racy type, he is coming along well and should have his debut towards the end of the season. He has had two grass gallops to date and he gave the impression that he just needs to strengthen up a touch. In addition, he had an elevated temperature for a few days in March and a forced spell of box rest has delayed his preparation further.