Shanta’s Pride

SHANTA’S PRIDE is a filly by William Longsword out of the dam Cassie O’malley (Jet Master), and was bred by Bush Hill Stud. She is in training with Peter Muscutt.

Name: Shanta’s Pride
Named By: Craig Peters – KZN Horse Racing Commentator
Name Meaning: The name is made up of Craig’s children’s names – Sheldon, Angelique and Tacita
Previous Name: The Blackbird
October 1st, 2019
Sex: Bay Filly
Breeder: Bush Hill Stud
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Sire: William Longsword
Dam: Cassie O’malley (Jet Master)
: 6-1-3


May 1st, 2023
SHANTA’S PRIDE runs 2nd to SHIPHOLIA at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1100m.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, she will improve from the run.

November 6th, 2022
wins the opening race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon over 1200m. She tracked the leaders, moved up and showed good determination to hold challengers at bay. She was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Richard Fourie and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt. She is bred by Bush Hill Stud. Well done to KZN Commentator Craig Peters who named this filly. The name is made up of Craig’s children’s names – Sheldon, Angelique and Tacita.

September 25th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 3rd out of 11 runners.
James Rich post-race comment: She made a terrible wind noise when she came back after the race. Let’s hope this is not going to be a problem. We have decided to come back to a 1200m next time.

August 26th, 2022
Shanta’s Pride ran on nicely on debut to finish 2nd after bungling the start. She appears to have progressed with the race and will run on 2/9/22 over 1400m on the Greyville turf where she has drawn 6 at entry stage.

August 17th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 9 runners.|
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She missed the start and finished off the race strongly to finish second. She will improve a lot from the run.

July 20th, 2022
Put up a very pleasing race course gallop on Monday over 1000m on the poly. She was as expected fairly green but finished off in style. She is still a bit soft and in her long term interests I think its better to gallop at Greyville once more on 3/8/22 before making her debut.

December 30th, 2021
KZN horse racing commentator Craig Peters is given the option to name a horse for the Hollywood Syndicate. He chooses SHANTA’S PRIDE, which is made up of his childrens’ names Sheldon, Angelique and Tacita.

August 20th, 2021
The Blackbird, a William Longsword filly, out of the dam Cassie O’malley (Jet Master), is purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the BSA August 2 year old sale on 20th August 2021.

By WILLIAM LONGSWORD (2013 – Stud 2016), 6 wins, R4,901,250, at 1400 – 1600m, inc. Cape Guineas, Gr.1, CTS Mile.
Half brother to REAL PRINCESS (SA Fillies Sprint, Gr.1). Dam, Pagan Princess was a winner and is the half-sister to SW’s KELLY (Champion – Gold Bowl, Gr.2), VICTORY MOON (Champion – UAE Derby, Gr.2), FLAME.
By Champion Sire, multiple Champion 2YO sire CAPTAIN AL. From the family of SW’s IMBONGI (Zabeel Mile S, Gr.2), SPRING GARLAND (Gerald Rosenberg S, Gr.2), ORACLE NEWS (Southern Cross S, Gr.2), MAHUBO.
Sire of first crop winners Safe Return & Bon Vivant, Imbewu, Dyce & Rose Of Bayeux. Malibu S. Gr.1