Queen Of Smoke is a filly by Gimmethegreenlight, out of the Kahal mare Kwinta. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the National Yearling Sales 2021, she was bred by Connemara Stud.
Name: QUEEN OF SMOKE
Named By: Stacey-Lee May
Name Meaning: Known in racing circles as the Queen of Smoke, May is a household name in spinning — one of the fastest growing motorsports in SA. Driving her trademark pink BMW M325i, she has made appearances on shows like So You Think You Can Spin, Top Gear SA and The Grand Tour. Most recently, she also starred alongside SA actress Charlize Theron on Netflix’s Motorsport show, Hyperdrive. To top it all off, May’s hard work and dedication to her sport earned her the Gauteng’s Woman of Honour award in 2019.
Sex: Bay Filly
Sire: Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)
Dam Sire: Kahal (GB)
Breeder: Connemara Stud
Trainer: Stuart Pettigrew
Previous Name: Kwite A Light
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2021
Pedigree: View here
UPDATES – Queen Of Smoke
May 14th, 2023
Raced over 1600m in the Listed Syringa Handicap at Turffontein on the Inside course. Finished 10th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Not her run. She never ate up on Sunday night and had a high temperature. Best to ignore the run.
April 4th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Finished 3rd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good third, she was given a lot to do.
March 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Finished 7th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run, she was tight up on the inside rail at the 300m mark. The jockey did not persevere too much after that.
January 2nd, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Turffontein on the Standside course in the Grade 3 Three Troikas Stakes. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run in a strong company and she was out at the weights. Only finishing 2.25 lengths behind the winner.
December 20th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Turffontein on the Standside course. Finished 2nd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great run. She won the race, but lost it in the boardroom.
November 3rd, 2022
360 – QUEEN OF SMOKE won a good race in Race 7 on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. She raced from just off the pace, quickened up well and won with ease. The daughter of Gimmthegreenlight was ridden to victory by Randall Simons and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Stuart Pettigrew. She is now a two-time winner and well done to the breeders Syrilla Stud.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good win first run out the maidens.
August 30th, 2022
333 – QUEEN OF SMOKE got up where it matters most to win Race 2 over 1200m at the Vaal. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight was very green in running, but was given a perfect ride by Randall Simons. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Stuart Pettigrew and well done to the breeders Syrilla Stud. Well done to Hollywoodbets Brand Ambassador Stacey-Lee May who named her.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Given a perfect ride to win. She has more to come.
July 26th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 2nd out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very good improvement on her first run. Still very green and needs a bit further.
June 7th, 2022
Raced over 1100m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was very green and will come on a lot from the run. Stuart Pettigrew said he will put her over a bit further next time.