The Klawervlei Stud bred SEEKING THE STARS, himself a son of the Klawervlei bred champion VERCINGETORIX (Silvano), made the perfect start to the 2021-2022 South African racing season when he won Saturday’s G3 #ThisIsRacing Matchem Stakes (1400m) at Durbanville racecourse.

Under a fine ride from Anton Marcus, the Vaughan Marshall trained colt, who did well to overcome a wide draw, went off to the front in Saturday’s graded feature -and there he stayed!┬áDespite facing strong challenges close home, Seeking The Stars dug down deep and went on to post a half-length win.

The running of the 2021 Matchem Stakes was another fantastic result for Klawervlei, who not only bred the winner, and his sire, but also bred runner up SILVER OPERATOR (Silvano). The latter has a close relative (Lot 45) on offer at the upcoming CTS Ready To Run Sale.

Seeking The Stars, who races for Ricky Sewgoolam, has now won five of just 12 starts, with the colt’s previous notable wins including last season’s G3 Cape Classic and G3 Byerley Turk.

Saturday’s victory pushed Seeking The Stars’ earnings to R1 028 875 -and he won’t stop here!