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Third Stakes Win For Oh Susanna Sibling

The Drakenstein Stud bred Signore Fox, a half-brother to 2017-2018 South African Horse Of The Year Oh Susanna, picked up his third black type win when victorious in Wednesday’s Listed Ramornie Handicap.

A son of Exceed And Excel, the Paul & Peter Snowden trained Signore Fox need a bit of luck in Wednesday’s 1200m race, but he was able to let down strongly between runners under jockey Jeff Penza to beat the James Cummings-trained Haunted by a half-length with Jonker a long neck away third.’

Wednesday’s Ramornie win was his third Listed win after the ATC Razor Sharp Handicap and BRC Daybreak Lover Stakes while advancing his record to 8 wins and 2 seconds from 25 starts with earnings of $528,385.

His half-sister Oh Susanna won six of 15 starts, while earning R5 597 375, and made history when becoming the first 3yo filly this century to land the G1 Sun Met in 2018.

Also victorious in the G1 Paddock Stakes twice,as well as the 2018 G1 Woolavington, Oh Susanna also claimed Equus Awards as Champion 3YO Filly and Middle Distance Horse in 2017-2018, and Champion Older Filly/Mare the following season.

Signore Fox and Oh Susanna (by Street Cry) are out of the imported Touch Gold mare Sharp Susan who was a Grade II winner at Saratoga and Grade 1 placed at Belmont.

Before her importation Sharp Susan foaled the AP Indy colt Indiano Jones who was a multiple Group placed winner of seven races in Canada.

Sharp Susan hit the headlines at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale when she was knocked down on behalf of Gaynor Rupert’s Drakenstein Stud for $1,050,000 having originally been purchased in the US in 2008 by Tyreel Stud for US$2 million.

After producing a Fastnet Rock filly named Fast Susan, Sharp Susan was on the move again being exported to Ireland in November 2016.