Khuluma Nathi is a colt by William Longsword, out of the Var (USA) mare Targaryan. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA National Yearling Sale, he was bred by Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud.
Name: Khuluma Nathi
Named By: East Coast Radio’s Sky Tshabalala
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: William Longsword
Damsire: Var (USA)
DOB: 25 September 2018
Previously known as: Norman Warrior
Trainer: Dean Kannemeyer
Breeder: Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud
Pedigree: See Here
The Dam, TARGARYAN, was a 2-time winner, earning R91,775, at the age of 3, over 1200 – 1400m, placed twice. She is the Half-sister to FLY BY NIGHT, Come Fly With Me; dam of 1 previous foal; 1 runner; 1 winner including:
Deep Thought (17 f. by What A Winter): winner, R50,750, at 3, 1200m, placed, from all her starts.
Updates – Khuluma Nathi
January 12th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Shattered his near fore sesamoid and had to be euthanized.
January 5th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a great run from him. Keagan de Melo said that he will be better over 1400m and he is still learning.
December 6th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a much improved run since being gelded. Keagan de Melo said we should stick to 1200m or 1400m as he doesn’t think he will go further at the moment. He will come on from this run, he also never made a breathing noise during the race which he did in his 2 previous runs.
September 22nd, 2021
He was having his second career effort over 1600m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Jockey Keagan de Melo reported that he was making an abnormal respiratory noise and stopped badly from a good position. He is going to be gelded as he is not showing his true ability at the races. He is going to race with a tongue-tie fitted next time and we will be hoping to see improvement. See the replay here.
September 8th, 2021
He made his debut over 1400m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He did not have much luck around the turn as he was pushed out wide. He moved up into contention, but showed signs of needing the outing. He will come on with the experience under his belt and there is a lot of improvement to come from him. See the replay here.
February 21st, 2021
Recently finished with his spelling career, he has now joined up with the Dean Kannemeyer stable, at Summerveld, where he has settled in well and will now begin with a more intense training schedule to help him strengthen up.
November 25th, 2020
Recently purchased at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he has joined up with Sally Bruss in the Western Cape where he will be placed for the remainder of his spelling career before he goes into full training early next year. Seen below before and during the sale recently.