SPINA ZONKE is a Judpot colt bred by Varsfontein Stud, out of the Western Winter mare Winter Wood. He was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA Cape Yearling Sale. He has since been retired due to unsound issues.
Name: Spina Zonke
Named By: Hollywoodbets Products Team
Sex: Chestnut Gelding
Dam: Winter Wood
Damsire: Western Winter (USA)
DOB: 15 September 2018
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud
Trainer: Glen Kotzen
Pedigree: See Here
Previous Name: Uummannaq
The mare Winter Wood is the half sister to ALDERRY (dam of AL SAHEM and Al Mutawakel) and ROYAL VINTAGE.
Updates – Spina Zonke
April 2nd, 2021
The Hollywood syndicate have retired this juvenile on veterinarian advice. He had one start for a placing.
February 15th, 2020
While he is under suspension we decided to take this opportunity to geld him. The stable will look to keep him ticking over in the meantime, so that he is ready to be nominated as soon as his suspension from racing is over.
February 7th, 2021
Solid effort on debut today. Unfortunately he bled in running and will be subjected to a suspension, but this won’t be the end of him and he will be back soon to hopefully find the winners enclosure. See the replay here.
January 15th, 2021
Previously names Uummannaq, he has now undergone a name change and will be called Spina Zonke going forward, thanks to our Hollywoodbets Products Team.
October 27th, 2020
This colt has really turned into a smart sort. A beautiful chestnut colt by Judpot, out of the Western Winter mare Winter Wood, he seems to be going the right way and as John Buckler alludes to in this clip, he has shown quite a lot in his work at home.
October 8th, 2020
Having enjoyed his spell at Woodhill Racing Estate in Paarl WC, he has been broken and started cantering on the track. This morning he arrived at Summerveld in KZN, to join up with the Glen Kotzen satellite team and we look forward to seeing him debut in a few months.
September 4th, 2020
This beautiful chestnut colt is thriving at the moment. A tall son of Judpot, he has really impressed since being broken in and we can’t wait to see him in KZN for the start of his career at the end of this year. Seen hear on his afternoon walk at Woodhill Racing Estate, in the Western Cape.
July 6th, 2020
A leggy son of Judpot, he is starting to turn into a very flashy specimen. He is going to really benefit from the change of season over the coming months.
April 17th, 2020
A well put together son of Judpot, he’s another yearling that is thoroughly enjoying the beautiful paddock space at Woodhill Racing Estate.
March 10th, 2020
Pictured immediately after sale, he is a beautifully balanced yearling. Another exciting purchase for the Hollywood Syndicate.