Purple Nkanyezi was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the CTS Yearling Sale in April 2018. She is a mare sired by Oratorio, out of the dam Bois De Boulogne (Trippi). She will be trained by Garth Puller, based at Summerveld.
Name: PURPLE NKANYEZI
Named By: Hollywoodbets Audits Team
Former Name: Lady Boulogne
Sex: Bay Mare
Mare: Bois De Boulogne (Trippi)
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud (As Agent)
Trainer: Garth Puller
Groom: Mandla Patrick Ndaba
Pedigree: See Here
Updates – Purple Nkanyezi
June 7th, 2023
Purple Nkanyezi has been retired, and was sold as a broodmare today. She was purchased by Leon Lotz. She retires as a 6-time winner, with 8 places, from 33 runs.
April 16th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 12th out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I feel we need to give her one more run on the poly, if she doesn’t improve, we need to retire her.
March 19th, 2023
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 3rd out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, running on strongly from the back of the field. She definitely has more wins in her on that run. She also shows that she is effective on turf.
February 15th, 2023
Raced over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack. Finished 12th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She does not enjoy racing on the fence, hopefully she can drop a few points in the ratings and be more competitive against the girls next time.
December 30th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 8th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was pulling too hard in front. She will be more competitive against the girls next time and hope she drops a few points in the rating.
December 5th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 6 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, getting to a rating where she can win.
November 14th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She ran a fair race behind Top Me Up Holly. She has another win left in her.
October 16th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 5th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She ran a good race. Let’s hope she drops a few points in the ratings and then will be very competitive on the polytrack.
September 19th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 5th out of 6 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Not a bad run from her when only finishing 2.70 lengths behind.
August 24th, 2022
Her last run was in the Global Team event which did not really suit her as it was on the grass. We will get her back on the poly over the 1400m. Her work is good and she stays sound. She is as strong as a bull.
August 19th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 7th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I feel she is better on the polytrack and she may need to drop a few points in the ratings.
July 20th, 2022
It was a step too far last time. She jumped and overcame the draw a little hard against the boys and compounded. Will put her back with the fillies next time.
July 17th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 9th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The field was too strong for her. She needs to come back to fillies company.
June 1st, 2022
310 – PURPLE NKANYEZI notches up her sixth career victory in Race 6 at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. She was settled just off the leader, showed a good turn of foot and quickened away from the field. She was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Serino Moodley and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Garth Puller.
May 2nd, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was pushed out at the 500m, which unbalanced her and she never enjoyed it from then. She only finished 3.15 lengths behind.
March 28th, 2022
287 – PURPLE NKANYEZI won Race 7 over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack, this afternoon. She was bought to the course in perfect condition by Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Garth Puller and she was given a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored jockey Serino Moodley.
February 28th, 2022
278 – Purple Nkanzyezi wins Race 3 at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1400m on the Polytrack. She had her own way in front and kept finding under a strong ride by Winning Form-sponsored Serino Moodley. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Garth Puller. Well done to the breeders Drakenstein Stud.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Well-deserved win and it was a good ride from the front. She does prefer racing this way because she hesitates when going past horses.
February 14th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a good run from her against the boys. Jockey Serino Moodley said we should come back in distance to a 1200m.
December 28th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She ran another honest race, finishing second. She should have another win in her.
December 10th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a good run over the 1200m which I felt suited her better as well as the polytrack.
October 27th, 2021
Raced over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a disappointing run. I would have preferred to see her racing in the open with no cover as that is what she enjoys. She does not enjoy going through gaps between horses.
September 15th, 2021
She was having her second run after a rest at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf over 1600m. She overraced in the early stages, but stayed on nicely to finish fourth. She is in a good space and it will not be long before she is in the winner’s enclosure. See the replay here.
August 23rd, 2021
She was returning from a 16-week break over 1400m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She showed signs of needing the effort in the final 400m. She will come on with the run under her belt and should return to best form in her next outing.
May 5th, 2021
She ran a good race when finishing second behind Simply Russian over 1400m. She did over race which may have cost her in the closing stages. She is in a very good space and there should be more to come from her. See the replay here.
April 21st, 2021
The daughter of Oratorio closes off the meeting in fine style at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon giving the Syndicate a double on the day. She was put into the perfect position by Luke Ferraris and pounced at the right time. Well done to trainer Garth Puller and the breeders Drakenstein Stud.
March 22, 2021
Purple Nkanyezi finally lands her well-overdue second career win today, after bolting to victory in the third race at Hollywoodbets Greyville, under a calm and collected performance by jockey Raymond Danielson. Well done to trainer Garth Puller and breeders Drakenstein Stud.
February 24th, 2021
With the change of tactics, it was a much-improved performance from this filly today. She seemed to be far more comfortable with the room on her outside. Jockey Luke Ferraris was determined in his suggestion that the blinkers will aid her in challenging with more intent as she was inclined to not want to finish off her run. See the replay here.
February 3rd, 2021
She was caught on the rail early on and seemed to be intimidated by the horses on her outside. This is clearly due to the unfortunate experience she had in her 4th start, when hitting the rail. We may opt to take her handy next time out, to avoid the traffic and that may result in some improvement.
1st November, 2019
A winning debut for this smart filly, by Oratorio. Well done to all the connections concerned. Incidentally, her win brings up our 150th winner since the Hollywood Syndicate started back in 2002. That was a trip short of her best and she showed plenty of speed to get the job done. She looks promising.
October 31st, 2019
Previously named Lady Boulogne, she has been renamed Purple Nkanyezi after our Hollywoodbets mascot – Inkanyezi. After a solid barrier trial a few weeks ago, she has her debut tomorrow night and despite the fact that she will need the run, she should give a good account of herself first up. Final Field below:
1200m – 17:00
ANDREW CANNING MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
For Maiden Fillies & Mares
|1||3||Round The Horn||60||75||BA||G Wright||Andre Nel|
|2||6||Chanel Allure||60||62||BA||S Moodley||Michael Miller|
|3||1||Spindrift Spene||60||0||A||*X Jacobs -4.0||Lowan Denysschen|
|4||10||Cantata Choir||59||80||A||W Kennedy||Gavin van Zyl|
|5||2||Eurovar||59||67||A||S Khumalo||Dennis Bosch|
|6||11||Salah’s Girl||59||67||A||*K Sakayi -1.5||Louis Goosen|
|7||7||Alfonse Baby||59||0||A||C Zackey||Wendy Whitehead|
|8||9||Apples||59||0||A||S Brown||Paul Gadsby|
|9||8||Chrome Gypsy||59||0||A||K de Melo||Dean Kannemeyer|
|10||5||Mystery Trip||59||0||A||*G Pieterse -4.0||Nathan Kotzen|
|11||4||Purple Nkanyezi||59||0||A||*L J Ferraris||Garth Puller|
|Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote|
September 22nd, 2019
A positive start to her career – Lady Boulogne showed plenty of speed in her Barrier Trial today. She is still very soft and nowhere near ready for her debut, but this certainly gives us an idea of what to expect when she does step out in a few weeks. See the replay below:
May 10th, 2019
A smart daughter of Oratorio, she has grown into a beautifully balanced filly. Being by Oratorio, we are taking our time with her as this family seems to get better with time. She should have her debut before the end of the season, but at this stage of her career she is coming along very nicely.
February 11th, 2019
We have made the decision to move Lady Boulogne to Durban, before her career starts. This was a strategic decision that falls in line with what we are looking to achieve with our horses. KZN has always been a happy hunting ground for the syndicate and we are looking forward to seeing this filly at either Greyville or Scottsville in future.
January 9th, 2019
Update on our smart looking Oratorio filly – LADY BOULOGNE.
November 16th, 2018
Update on our filly LADY BOULOGNE:
She has started to lose her baby fat and is maturing into a nice strong filly, typical of Oratorio off-spring.
September 10th, 2018
Video Report on Lady Boulogne:
We recently purchased this filly off the CTS April 2018 Yearling Sale in Cape Town. She was Lot 252.
She was one of the best looking fillies on the sale, out of a book of 343 horses on auction.
She comes from a super strong female line which has produced the likes of:
• Heir Apparent – winner of the SA Guineas (Gr1)
• Nightingale – winner of the Kenilworth Majorca Stakes (Gr1)
• Athina – winner of the SA Fillies Classic (Gr1)
Her sire Oratorio, is one of the top stallions globally and has produced multiple Gr1 winners around the world including Beethoven and Mourinho. He was Champion 2 year old colt in France and Champion 3 year old colt in Ireland.
She was broken in around June / July 2018 and thereafter went straight into training.