Fun with Obscure Pedigrees

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I found the following article:

It mentions that there have been 7 winners of the TC in Zimbabwe in over 100 years.

In addition, I found an article which mentions recent winners.

You've probably already seen this, but just in case...
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:48 pm

Well, I don't think it's Senegal after all.

Per this website:, SNL means 'Sired North of the Line'. So I'm guessing (and mind it's past my bedtime and I'm getting tired of the names of Zimbabwe's major races being changed every blasted year) that means 'north of the equator'. So BlindLucky is right!

The Zimbabwean Filly Triple Crown series, if anybody wants to know, is the Zimbabwe Fillies Guineas, Zimbabwe Oaks and the Silver Slipper Stakes (try saying that fast three times). has some info, and then it doesn't have info. The names of the races get changed back and forth and the site does NOT list histories of races from Zimbabwe, but if you go into Zimbabwe races and spend hours and hours and hours and hours going through dates (guesstimating the general time of year the race is run) you might, more or less accidentally, find a few winners.

Let's just say it's a good thing I don't drink. (And if I was drunk, I don't think I'd get much accomplished, aside from appearances on World's Wildest Police Videos ("Do you know why I pulled you over, ma'am?" "Yes! You found out who won the Zimbabwe Fillies' Guineas in 2010!")

Zimbabwe has had the following horses sweep the Triple Crown (Zimbabwe Derby, Zimbabwe Guineas, Bloodstock Africa 2000/various other names that I can't remember now and forgot to write down...):

Island Farewell (1983)
Match Winner (1986)
Stay Alert (1995)
Summer Silence (1997)
Glen Monarch (2006)
Earl of Surrey (2007)
Rebecca's Fleet (2009)
Madigan (2012)

One filly has won the Zimbabwe Fillies' Triple Crown:

Casey's Dance (2014)

I'm not even going to try and start looking up the pedigrees yet. I want to find out if any mares produced more than one winner of any of these races (in Zimbabwe or South Africa), but I'm tired, my knee hurts and I have a fire ant bite on my ankle and my car's warning light keeps telling me the left rear tire is low on pressure.

I know none of that has anything to do with racing in Africa, but it all just ticks me off!

I'll be nicer tomorrow. I need Aleve. Thanks to everybody who is/was/continues to look for info.

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