UNCLE CHARLIE is a colt is sired by Curved Ball, out of the dam First Again (Muhtafal), and was bred by Backworth Stud. Learn more about this colt here.

Name: Uncle Charlie
Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 09/09/2015
Sire: Curved Ball
Mare: First Again (Muhtafal)
Breeder: Backworth Stud
Trainer: Duncan McKenzie
Record: 24-1-5
Status: Retired

Uncle Charlie is a gelding who has made an impressive recovery after suffering a freak accident back in January 2018. Luckily enough, the deep wound he suffered after colliding with a protruding fence post has healed very well, without any long term affects.

UPDATES – Uncle Charlie

February 18th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Fairview. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run. He will be retired.

January 21st, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Fairview on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run after a layoff and it was over a distance short of his best.

November 12th, 2021
Raced over 1600m at Fairview on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He came from a long way back and cornered very wide turning into the home straight. He finished 4.95 lengths back which I feel was not the worst run.

October 8th, 2021
He raced over 1600m on the Fairview turf track. He was re-fitted with the blinkers which did the world of good. He was settled in a mid-field position and finished his race off well, despite facing some traffic problems. On today’s effort, he should have another victory under his belt.

October 1st, 2021
He took his place in a 1400m contest on the polytrack at Fairview Racecourse. He never got into the race from a good draw of two. He is better suited to the turf and we will be hoping for improvement from him.

February 26th, 2021
With his low rating he has struggled to get into any races in KZN. As a result, we have decided to send him down to the Eastern Cape where he has joined up with trainer, Duncan McKenzie. Once setteld in, he should be ready to have his provincial debut at Fairview soon thereafter.

June 27th, 2019
Uncle Charlie runs in the KZN Breeders 1200m (Non Black Type), this Saturday 29th June 2019. See the final field below:

Race-5 (Poly) – R200 000
1200m – 14:00 
For all KZN Breeders Series Qualifying Horses
WFA: 2yrs-8.5kgs 3yrs-1kgs 
No Apprentice Allowance
1 12 Hard To play 60 96 BA C Zackey Wendy Whitehead
2 6 Cumulus 54 81 BA M Yeni Nathan Kotzen
3 10 Kingsmead 53 78 BA *A Arries Michael Roberts
4 13 Fiorano 53 77 A M V’Rensburg Tony Rivalland
5 3 Constantine 53 76 TBA A Mgudlwa Dennis Drier
6 5 Uncle Charlie 53 74 BA W Kennedy Garth Puller
7 4 Bockscar 53 73 T A L Hewitson Sean Tarry
8 7 The King Of Random 53 67 BA K de Melo Michael Roberts
9 1 Visuality 53 67 TBA *L J Ferraris Sean Tarry
10 9 Bravo Zulu 53 63 TBA *J Gates Louis Goosen
11 11 Fieldmarshal Fenix 53 62 TBA C Habib Sean Tarry
12 14 Panza 53 62 T A S Moodley Ivan Van Wyk
13 2 Premier Show 56 87 Ba Reserve 1 Clinton Binda
14 15 Rockcliffe 53 78 A Reserve 2 Dennis Drier
15 8 Drunken Sailor 53 80 A Reserve 3 Yogas Govender
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,8) (5,14) (7,9,11)

June 16th, 2019
A smart 2nd in his return to the course. Uncle Charlie raises a barnstorming finish to find 2nd place. He should be a nice horse to follow next time out. See the replay here.

May 10th, 2019
Having won his maiden back in January we opted to give him a bit of a break with the view to bringing him back towards the middle of this year. He has just gone back into full training and he should be nominated for a run in the next few weeks.

January 16th, 2019
Uncle Charlie was bravely ridden by Anton Marcus to win the opener at Scottsville on Wednesday, 16th January 2019. Watch his replay below.

Uncle Charlie winning at Scottsville on Wednesday 16th January 2019 for the Hollywood Syndicate. Ridden by Anton Marcus and trained by Garth Puller.


9th December, 2018
Uncle Charlie had no luck in running on Sunday, forcing Anton Marcus to drop him out to last from that wide draw. He made up a lot of ground late on and will be one to follow next time out. The image below shows the late tussle he had on his hands,

Photo Credit: Gold Circle

Uncle Charlie in the parade ring at Scottsville. Horse owned by the Hollywood Syndicate

Uncle Charlie - horse owned by the Hollywood Syndicate - Sired by Curved Ball -
Uncle Charlie