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Rabada


Son of Brave Tin Soldier
Bay 2012
Stud Fee: POA

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Rabada


Son of Brave Tin Soldier
Bay 2012
Stud Fee: POA

Yet it ranked, and it rankled even more, as the biggest piece of local racing affrontery when the aptly-named Rabada claimed the 2016 crop’s highest rating in the same event with his thunder bolt against the cream of the nation’s bluebloods. On the floor that day were the subsequent Equus Champion and Triple Crown laureate, Abashiri, and the regally related dual Group One performer, Prospect Strike.
  • Rabada claimed the 2016 crop’s highest rating in the same event with his thunder bolt against the cream of the nation’s bluebloods.On the floor that day were the subsequent Equus Champion and Triple Crown laureate, Abashiri, and the regally related dual Group One performer, Prospect Strike.
  • Rabada is the only colt of his generation to win Group Ones at two and three, claiming two of South African racing’s monuments.
  • "Rabada was a standout from the day he was born; he ranks alongside the best of them for his physique, his power and his presence , and like all of them, he could walk for England (or Ireland or Japan!)”.
  • Earned R2.6 million, 10 times his purchase cost at an average R265,000 per stack. Some racehorse!
Predictably Predictable
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Race Record


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Race Record


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Our hero Rabada entered the fray off an unbeaten pair of opening rounds and a knockout race record in the Listed Gatecrasher. His lucrative migration to the East Coast called now for the young man to go West, where sadly a nasty collision put paid to a tilt at the time-honoured Cape Derby, and almost his career. Only an act of ambitious clairvoyance could have divined a return bout between what looked like the emergence of a racing totem and the Derby hero, It’s My Turn, but few remembered what Rabada was made of that irresistible combination of grunt and grit took him to within a half-length of the laurels in the KZN Guineas, and voila! the Derby winner became his next Group One victim in the Daily News.

At The Races

10 starts, 5 wins, 1200-2000 meters, 3 seconds and the remaining 2 claimed by injury. The final one a terminator.
Earned R2.6 million, 10 times his purchase cost at an average R265,000 per stack. Some racehorse!

  • 1st Gatecrasher stakes (listed) in race record time of 1 minute, 24 seconds defeating Exit Here and Lineker.
  • 1st Premier's Championship Juveniles Gr 1 defeating triple crown star and Equus champion, Abashiri and dual Gr1 preformer Prospect Strike.
  • 1st Daily News 2000 Gr 1, defeating Cape Derby and Equus champion, It's My Turn and multiple Gr 1 performer, Mambo Mime
  • 2nd KZN Guineas Gr 2, beaten half length after a layoff.
  • 2nd R2,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.
  • 2nd R1 million KZN breeders Million Mile, giving weight to triple millionaire, No Worries.
It was all so predictable: ever since Imperial Despatch had served as the flagship in the R2 million epic, the same tide had borne a positive armada of top performers in the race from the same farm. In the process, Rabada would become the only colt of his generation to win Group Ones at two and three, claiming two of South African racing’s monuments. His reputation was intact. His record read 10 starts, 5 victories and 3 seconds. The other two were claimed by injury, the last one a terminator. A multimillionaire with R2.6million in the locker, he’d banked ten times his cost at an average of R265,000 a start. Some racehorse.
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Tabulated Pedigree


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Tabulated Pedigree


Rabada by Brave Tin Soldier

Son of Brave Tin Soldier
What I know is that I’ve worked with several Champion stallions in my twenty-eight years at Summerhill, and I’ve seen Sadler’s Wells, Danehill and Galileo, Sunday Silence and Deep Impact during my stints at Coolmore in Ireland and more recently at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley in Japan. I can honestly say Rabada was a standout from the day he was born; he ranks alongside the best of them for his physique, his power and his presence, and like all of them, he could walk for England (or Ireland or Japan!).
— Richard Hlongwane / Stallion Manager

PEDIGREE

Brave Tin Soldier
2004

Storm Cat

(8c) 1983

Storm Bird
(4j) 1978

Northen Dancer
(2d)
1961

Nearctic
(14c)
1954
Natalma (2d) 1957
South Ocean (4j) 1967

New Providence (9d) 1956

Shining Sun(4j) 1962

Terlingua

(8c) 1976

Secretariat

(2s) 1970

Bold Ruler(8d) 1954

 Somethingroyal
(2s) 1952

Crimson Saint

(8c) 1969

Crimson Satan(26) 1959
Bolero Rose
(8c) 1958

Bless

(8c) 1999

Mr Prospector (13c) 1970

Raise A Native(8f) 1961

Native Dancer (5f) 1950

Raise You (8f) 1946

Gold Digger (13c) 1962

Nashua (3m) 1952
Sequence (13c) 1946
Angel Fever (8c) 1990 Danzig
(7a) 1977
Northen Dancer (2d) 1961
Pas De Nom(7a) 1968

Rowdy Angel
(8c) 1979

Halo
(2d) 1969
Ramhyde (8c) 1972
Jordie
2003
Fard
(5h) 1992
Reprimand
(19b) 1985
Mummy's Pet
(1l) 1968
Sing Sing
(13c) 1957
Money For Nothing
(1l) 1962
Just You Wait
(19b) 1980
Nonoalco
(2s) 1971
Sleat (19b) 1969
Anneli Rose (5h) 1987 Superlative (13e) 1981 Nebbiolo (19c) 1974
Clariden (13e) 1966
Red Rose Bowl (5h) 1980 Dragonara Palace (31) 1971
Loren (5h) 1973
Dagger's Drawn 1997 Braashee (4k) 1986 Sadler's Wells (5h) 1981 Northen Dancer (2d) 1961
Fairy Bridge (5h) 1975
Krakow (4k) 1980 Malinowski (8f) 1973
Fighting (4k) 1968
Blue Yonder (1k) 1988 Comedy Star (23) 1968 Tom Fool (3j) 1949
Latin Walk (23) 1960
Majority Blue (1k) 1980 Welsh Harmony (9h) 1971
Majorca (1k) 1959
 
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Breeding Recommendations


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Breeding Recommendations


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News


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News


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