First runners for Mambo In Seattle, Scarlet Letter
The first offspring of Mambo In Seattle and Scarlet Letter are set to hit the racetrack at Kenilworth this Saturday. The pair have runners in an 800m maiden juvenile fillies dash at Kenilworth, on Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies day.
Marriage Vows (Mambo In Seattle – Faithful Promise) was bred by the Boland Stud. She is trained by Stan Elley, and was a R25 000 buy at the 2013 KZN Yearling Sale.
Perpetua (Scarlet Letter – Black Tulip) hails from the barn of Greg Ennion, and she was bred by Rosedene Stud. A R60 000 buy at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2), Perpetua hails from the same family as lightning fast filly, Poppins.
Mambo In Seattle was a high-class racehorse, who won the Henry Walton Stakes, and was beaten, the shortest of short heads, by Colonel John (himself a leading first crop sire in the USA) in the Gr1 Travers Stakes. By world leading sire Kingmambo, sire of such outstanding sires as Lemon Drop Kid, King’s Best and King Kamehameha, Mambo In Seattle is out of a full sister to Horse Of The Year and dual US Champion Sire, A.P. Indy. He is also from the family of such successful sires as Summer Squall, Honor Grades, Raja Baba and Champion South African sire, Al Mufti.
Mambo In Seattle stands at Moutonshoek for a stud fee of R25 000.
The lightning fast Scarlet Letter unfortunately died after just one full season at stud. He reeled off four wins in scintillating fashion, from just a handful of starts, scoring from 1000-1450m. By the legendary sire Danehill (sire of stallion superstars Danehill Dancer, Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock, Exceed And Excel and Dansili), Scarlet Letter was a half-brother to former Gr3 Jersey Stakes hero Ouqba.
Prior to his untimely death, Scarlet Letter stood at the Rosedene Stud.