ipi tombeIpi Tombe winning the 2002 Vodacom Durban July with Kevin Shea aboard
(Photo : Racing South Africa)

Ipi Tombe, the former Noelene Peech and Mike de Kock-trained multiple Group 1 winner who topped the 2004 Tattersalls December Sale when selling to James Delahooke for 850,000gns, has foaled a colt by Giant’s Causeway in Kentucky.

The Giant’s Causeway colt is the third known foal out of the Zimbabwe-bred daughter of Manshood (Mr Prospector), who is owned by Colts Neck Stable, Weisbord and Etkin, and boards at Denali Stud.

Ipi Tombe, foaled 10 October 1998 in the Marondera District of Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East, won 12 of her 14 starts in South Africa, USA, UAE and Zimbabwe including Group 1 events such as the South African Fillies Guineas, the Durban July Handicap and the Dubai Duty Free, before retiring with earnings of nearly £900,000.

Interesting news is that Ipi Tombe is booked to visit Kingmambo.