His recent export to Kenya, where he stands under the management of Summerhill at that country’s leading stud, Rawhide, Russian Revival will no doubt have brought a big smile to Kenyan breeders following this weekend’s events. Not only did he sire Imbongi and Red Carnation, but his daughter Wild Ride was equally impressive in making it two in a row on Sunday at Clairwood for Gilbert Werner. This filly has run two seconds and two firsts from four starts to date, with daylight to spare in a respectable field of fillies, she looks set for a “Black Type” career down the road.
As Mike de Kock commented on the phone afterwards, they only have to die or get themselves exported to come alive, and that’s precisely what’s happened to Russian Revival. Our loss is Kenya’s gain.