WHITE CEDAR is a grey gelding by Bold Silvano, out of a Grey Eminence Mare – Chiffon. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale. He was bred by the Rous Brothers. See more about him here.
Name: WHITE CEDAR
Sex: Grey Gelding
Sire: Bold Silvano
Mare: Chiffon (Grey Eminence)
Breeder: Rous Brothers
Trainer: Gary Rich
Pedigree: See here
Updates – White Cedar
May 15th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 6th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He found it a bit hard on his new rating.
April 10th, 2023
414 – WHITE CEDAR went from gun to tape to win over 1200m in Race 2 on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack. He was given a perfect ride by Sporting Post-sponsored jockey Tristan Godden. The son of Bold Silvano is now a 5-time winner. He was bred by Rous Bros.
March 13th, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 10th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He stopped quite badly. Gary Rich said he really needed the run. He will be a fitter horse next time.
November 28, 2022
375 – WHITE CEDAR notches up his fourth career victory in Race 6 at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1400m. He used his early gate speed to overcome his wide barrier under Sporting Post-sponsored jockey Tristan Godden and held on where it matters most. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gary Rich and is bred by Rous Bros (Henham Stud).
October 25th, 2022
358 – WHITE CEDAR brings up a treble for the Hollywood Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville by winning Race 7 over 1400m. He had his own way in front under Winning Form-sponsored apprentice Malesela Katjedi and won with ease. He was brought to the course in perfect condition by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gary Rich and is bred by Rous Bros.
September 21st, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, gave his all.
August 31st, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 8th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He broke through the stalls and went 400m. I feel we can forgive him for the poor run.
August 24th, 2022
His last run was much better. He is nominated for the 31st.
July 25th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 5th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Ran on well from a long way back. Was given a poor ride.
July 20th, 2022
Last ran on 27th May when he came back to the yard lame on the near hind and also had a cut on it. He has shown signs in his work that he may be bleeding, so after work on the 12th July we scoped him. If he doesn’t show anything in his next start, then it is time for him to go to a new career.
May 27th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very poor run. He stopped very quickly up the straight and was reported to have pulled up lame.
April 3rd, 2022
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Gary Rich has had a virus in the yard and I feel that he needed it badly.
February 7th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was much stronger company for him. He needs to drop back to a lower rating race, also the stable is having a virus in the yard it and could also be affecting their performance.
January 5th, 2022
264 – WHITE CEDAR closes off the meeting and makes it a double for the Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He went from gun to tape under a confident ride by S’manga Khumalo. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gary Rich.
December 19th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I feel that the kid was to weak for him and he looked like he needed the run.
November 1st, 202
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was in front and stayed on to finish fourth. I feel that he is better over 1400m. Gary Rich thought the his horse sickness vaccine could have affected his performance.
September 29th, 2021
He took his place in a Merit Rated 66 Handicap over 1200m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack this afternoon. He set the pace and stayed on strongly, but was caught in the latter stages to finish second. He is in a good space and the cheek pieces have definitely helped. See the replay here.
August 16th, 2021
He took his place over 1600m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He ran another good race, finishing third under jockey Jarred Samuel. He is in a good space and should have another victory in him.
July 26th, 2021
He showed very good signs of a form return over 1400m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He raced with cover and finished his race off strongly. The cheek pieces seem to have made the difference and he will be worth following next time. See the replay here.
Photos from the parade ring:
May 24th, 2021
He set the pace over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack today. It was his first run back after a virus and he showed signs of needing the run. The son of Bold Silvano will be at peak fitness for his next start and should be competitive. See the replay here.
February 9th, 2021
White Cedar has been moved to the Gary Rich stable and we are hopeful that the change of scenery helps him regain his early form, as we still believe he has another win in him.
February 1st, 2021
Unfortunately it was another disappointing run from him today, but we are still confident that he has enough ability to win another race before we start considering retirement. See the replay of his run here.
January 11th, 2021
He has dropped to a very competitive rating but still seems to have lacked that prior form he showed. at this stage, we are bringing him back to full fitness after a minor niggle and he should be ready for a run soon.
March 11th, 2020
Solid effort by this striking grey in the 6th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. A trip short of his best, he did well to run on in the closing stages to finish in 2nd and he should be a leading contender over the extra furlong next time out.
August 30th, 2019
He’s back in full work after a short break. Seen below with Hollywoodbets Marketing team member, Traci-Lee Zima. He has such a great temperament, it is no surprise to see him receiving a whole lot of love and attention.
May 10th, 2019
After an emphatic win to leave the maidens, he is now having a bit of time off on the farm. We will look to bring him back in a few weeks to get him going for his next campaign.
April 17th, 2019
Always nice to see them win like this. A commanding win by the leggy grey White Cedar, at Greyville Racecourse today. A great training feat by Alyson Wright and well done to Lyle Hewitson for a decisive ride once again. Congratulations to breeders Rous Bros (Henham Stud). Watch the replay here.
March 13th, 2019
WHITE CEDAR ran a valiant 2nd in the second race maiden plate over 1400m at Greyville on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Watch the replay below.
January 9th, 2019
WHITE CEDAR took to the Polytrack in a maiden plate on Wednesday 9th January. Despite finishing 4th, he finished within 2 lengths of the winner (making it his second consecutive run where he has finished within 2 lengths of the winner). Watch the race replay here:
9th December, 2018
He has taken time to get going, but strengthened up well over the 2018 winter. He surprised us in his barrier trial and subsequent first official start (9/11/2018), when finishing just 2,75 lengths behind the winner (Carlburg). He has come on nicely from that run and we are happy with the way he is going.