13. Secret Magok Mogok Secret Superjet Foal Died

Purchased from the 2016 BSA Cape Mare Sale for R60 000 as Lot 114.

Like her Jet Master dam, Secret Superjet, Secret Magok was a tough sprinter/miler, winning 7 races and placing 9 times from 28 career starts for trainer Stuart Pettigrew. Sadly, her dam only produced one foal and thus limited her page. So, when Secret Magok’s first foal, a strapping colt by Vercingetorix was given a score of 9/10 by Jane Thomas, her pedigree was deemed too light and was rejected at the final selection. Gavin Smith then shrewdly picked her colt up at the KZN Yearling Sale for a paltry R60 000. Now named Hooves Of Troy, he has won 2 from 5 starts, including the Listed Dahlia Stakes and a tremendous close up third to African Warrior from a wide draw in the KZN Million Sales race – Gavin has big plans for Hooves Of Troy in the coming season. Unfortunately, her Crusade foal died during foaling on 30 July. Prior to the decision to sell up, she was booked to revisit Vercingetorix this season.