Thembinkosi Nxumalo Thembinkosi Nxumalo is an experienced rider and has a way with young horses. He has worked with horses such as ICY AIR – Equus Champion Classic Female (9 wins including 2nd in the J&B Met G1) and Galant Gagnant, who put up an amazing finish in the 2007 Daily News 2000 G1, running 2nd to RUSSIAN SAGE.
Thembinkosi is very excited about this years draft and says there is definitely a champion or two lurking in this string.

The second of Thembinkosi’s “top 2 fillies” for this year’s draft is TOKARA.

TOKARA is by Malhub, out of Northern Guest mare, Verve Cliquot.

TOKARA is a sister to THEKKADY (2 wins including Strelitzia Stakes G3). She is from the family of SBARLUSC (4 wins including PR Emanuaele Filiberto G3), EMBODY (18 wins) and ETROUBLES (3 wins including 3rd Premio Seregno L).