Umthombo Wolwazi was a gelding by Elusive Fort, out of the Kahal mare Konfessional. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2021 BSA Cape Yearling Sale, he was bred by Black Swan Stud.

Name Meaning: This is the name of the library we opened at Ottawa Primary School in early 2021. It means Well of Knowledge (or Fountain of Knowledge). This school is where Hollywoodbets brand ambassador Mike Procter volunteers his time with the children, and teaching them sport and physical education.
Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 26/10/2019
Sire: Elusive Fort
Mare: Konfessional
Damsire: Kahal (GB)
Breeder: Black Swan Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: 2021 BSA Cape Yearling Sale

Pedigree: View here
Record: 11-3-5

The Dam,  KONFESSIONAL, 2 wins, R105,200, at 3 to 4, 1000m, placed 4 times; dam of 3 previous foals;2 runners; 2 winners inc.:
Encryption (16 f. by Elusive Fort): 3 wins, R153,500, at 3 to 4, 1200 – 1600m, placed.
Cyber Security (17 f. by Elusive Fort): winner, R42,750, at 3, 1600m, placed 3 times, from 8 starts.
18konfessional (18 c. by Elusive Fort): 2-y-o unraced.

UPDATES – Umthombo Wolwazi

March 12th, 2023
It is with great sadness that we share the news that UMTHOMBO WOLWAZI passed away this morning. He unfortunately succumbed to symptoms experienced from the African Horse Sickness virus. He ended with a career of 11 races, 3 wins and 5 places.

December 27th, 2022
381 – UMTHOMBO WOLWAZI shows good speed to win Race 7 over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. The son of Elusive Fort is now a three-time winner and was ridden to victory by Marco van Rensburg. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda and is bred by Mr P G de Beyer.

November 3rd, 2022
378 – UMTHOMBO WOLWAZI wins Race 6 over 1000m at Turffontein this afternoon. He showed good speed under Marco van Rensburg and kept finding all the way to the line. He is now a two-time winner and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda. The son of Elusive Fort is bred by Mr P G De Beyer.

October 15th, 2022
Raced over 1450m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Finished 9th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run.

September 18th, 2022
343 – UMTHOMBO WOLWAZI wins the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1200m. He set his own fractions up front under a confident ride by Calvin Habib and was brought to the course in perfect condition by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda. He is bred by Mr P G de Beyer. The name means “Well Of Knowledge” and is the name given to the library at Ottawa Primary School where Brand Ambassador Mike Procter volunteers his time. Well Done Team!

August 30th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Finished 2nd out of 13 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good comeback run, just found one too good on the day.

August 26th, 2022
First run post gelding. Sound and working well.

June 1st, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very poor run. Jockey Calvin Habib said that he did not move well behind.

May 12th, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Showed good early speed, looked like he needed the run and will improve from the outing. Jockey Calvin Habib chatted to me after the races, he was very happy with the run and says he will be a hard horse to beat next time.