Two times SA Equus Horse of the year and dual SA Champion racehorse of his generation – one of the all time greats!!!
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|Country of Origin||: SAF||Owner||: Mr & Mrs Laurence Jaffee|
|Colour / Sex||: Chestnut / Colt||Last Rating||:|
|Import Type||: VIS||Sire||: Bush Telegraph|
|Total Stakes*||: $2,900,000||Dam||: Soho Secret|
|No. of 1-2-3-Starts*||: 1-0-0-1||Dam’s Sire||: Regent Street|
LONDON NEWS won 11 races including five Grade 1s
He was the first SA-bred champion to race abroad in over 50 years.
He smashed the 2000 meters track record at Sha Tin.
He became one of the comparatively few South African-bred horses to win at the top level on the international stage.
He rejoined Laird on his return to South Africa where he won the Drill Hall Stakes before being retired to stud.
The stallion’s best progeny include PORT OF LONDON, ORACLE NEWS, SALLY BOWLES, PICCADILLY MISS AND MERCURY CHIEF.
|449||1||1997-04-13||ST Turf A||2000||GF||HKG1||2||A Laird||D Whyte||1/2||6.1||131||2.00.30||1118|
Such order through the opening 600 meters.
There would be little change throughout the running.
The course rated good-to-firm definitely appeared to be favoring the speed.
Whyte was starting to make his move, as was ANNUS MIRABILIS.
PRIVILEGE was being urged and fighting toughly in a thrilling stretch duel.
50 meters from the winning post , LONDON NEWS finally made it to the front and held on for a half-length victory.
2009-10-30, LONDON NEWS passed away after contracting cancer. He was 17.
|DATE||RACE CONDITIONS||WGT||RACE OUTCOME||JOCKEY|
|1997 01-04||Knl 8 Gd G1 34K||9-0||1 3¼L, Ashtontown 9-0||Douglas Whyte|
|1997-02-01||Knl 10 Gd G1 61K||9-0||1 ¾L, Eli’s Truth 8-7||Douglas Whyte|
|1997-04-13||Sha 10 GF G1 222K||9-5||1 ½L, Privilege 9-0||Douglas Whyte|
|1997-06-17||Asc 10 Gd C1G2 67K||9-8||3 /6 13L, Bosra Sham [10/1] 9-5||Douglas Whyte|
|1997-06-29||Cur 8 Y G2 29K||10-0||5 /5 5½L, Alhaarth [6/1] 9-11||Michael Hills|