Purchased at the 2019 National Yearling Sale, he is a colt by What A Winter out of the Kabool mare Clarion Call and bred by Rathmor Stud. Incidentally, he is also the full-brother to Purple Powahouse, purchased at the 2018 National Yearling Sale.
Name: SPYDAS CORNER
Named By: Hollywoodbets Ambassador – Brian Baloyi
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: What A Winter
Mare: Clarion Call (Kabool)
Breeder: Rathmor Stud
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2019
Pedigree: View here
He is a full-brother to Hollywood Syndicate owned, Purple Powahouse.
UPDATES – Spydas Corner
January 3rd, 2021
It was an exceptionally good effort by this talented son of What A Winter today. He just needed a lead horse to pull him into the straight, but nevertheless gave the eventual winner plenty of cheek in the dying stages of the race. See the replay here.
December 18th, 2020
Spydas Corner lands his third career victory in just his 5th career start, a serious sprinter in the making. Well done to Muzi Yeni for a perfectly judged ride, trainer Duncan Howells and breeders Rathmor Stud.
November 30th, 2020
Spydas Corner picks up his second career win in just his 4th career start when beating his full brother, Purple Powahouse, in the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to trainer Duncan Howells, Muzi Yeni for a well calculated ride and breeders Rathmor Stud. Named by Brian Baloyi, Spydas Corner looks set for a promising career.
October 4th, 2020
Spydas Corner wins the opener at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse this afternoon at a starting price of 25/2. With this being just his second career start, he looks destined for a few more visits to the winner’s enclosure. Well done to the Duncan Howells stable, jockey Luke Ferraris and Rathmor Stud for breeding him.
September 6th, 2020
It was a great experience to have Brian Baloyi on course with the team today, to shout home this horse he named Spydas Corner. We were also lucky enough to get a few snaps at stables, prior to the run. Despite being a little green on debut, he will make big improvement in his next few outings and he should find the winners enclosure soon.
February 17th, 2020
A smallish colt at the time of sale, he has really matured into a smart looking colt. He has been in full training for just over 10 weeks now and we are starting to see quite a lot of class about this son of What A Winter. We should expect to see him debut towards the end of April.
September 12th, 2019
A recent visit to Sue Peters’ spelling farm, to see this son of What A Winter and it’s great to see him progressing well. He will spend a few more weeks on the farm before joining up with Duncan Howells at Ashburton. See below, a recent photo of him on the farm.