First season sire Malhub celebrated his first winner when the aptly-named Celebutanteimproved on his debut with a fluent victory over 1000m at Greyville. A son of Kingmambo, Malhub retired to stud boasting a Timeform rating of 126, after a career highlighted by a smart victory in the 2003 Gr1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he had World Champion Johannesburg behind him. Runner-up in the Gr1 Nunthorpe Stakes and Sprint Cup, Malhub proved himself a first-class sprinter. He stands at Mick Goss’ Summerhill Stud in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. A R200,000 yearling purchase, Celebutante is the first foal of four times winner Exclusive Honour ( Exclusive Patriot ) and traces to Coronation Stakes and Lancashire Oaks heroine St Lucia.
Click here to watch Malhub in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.
Click here to watch Malhub in the Stanely Leisure Sprint Cup.
Extract by Ada van der Bent from European Bloodstock News