La Suerte De Matar

2011 bay filly by Toreador (GB) out of Posh (Among Men (USA))

Owner Winston Chow private partnership
Breeder The Alchemy
Agent Leon Setaro
Transaction Private farm sale
Cost R80 000.00 (R24k for 30%)
Pedigree click to view

Track record since purchase
last updated 15th May 2018

1  win
10  places

19  runs

R80k purchase R139k earnings 58% SR earnings/race ROI 174%


La Suerte De Matar cruises in for an easy victory at Scottsville

Multimedia winning showcase  click to view

Comeback run after 17 months off track

This should’ve been a winning return to racing for La Suerte De Matar but she got hampered on 2x separate occasions by the same perpetrator who miraculously survived the objection and kept the race. Watch the replay to see how La Suerte is impacted and has to check and lose her stride late as well as having her running taken up earlier on.

Sept 2016 – moved to Duncan Howells for racing career part 2.

Posing at Summerveld

All on track

Paddock time PM

Walking on the Summerveld Estate

Back under saddle after a 6 month break

4th April 2016

6 months of rehab done and dusted. Weighing in at 540kgs after protracted box rest period followed by hand-walking and then onto trotting on a lead in the paddock. Going back under saddle this month to begin progressive build up back to full work.

Injured in freak accident during final gallop before making debut early 2015. Debut delayed until June. Raced 4x times until August picking up multiple injuries. Taken out of training Oct 2015. Vet checked – recurring injury to off-fore fetlock synovitis and capsulitis. Prognosis 50/50 chance of being able to ever race again. Decision taken to rehabilitate – sent to Leon Setaro

Moved to Tracy Woolard in June for 4 months for time to grow. Kept in paddock and put back into light work later on, then sent to Garth Puller for training.

Then (Nov13) and now (Mar14) side-by-side comparison

Early foundation work at Summerveld overseen by Leon Setaro

Pre-training (NB. video title year is incorrect, should be 2014)

Send to Bradley McHardy for backing and schooling beginning Feb-14. 3 weeks later (see above) walking, trotting and cantering with a rider for the first time

First view – unbacked on the farm at Hadlow Stud