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video of paris perfect in the 2009 custodian of the two holy mosques cup (king's cup)in saudi arabia
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Paris Perfect in the 2009 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup

(Photo : Robin Bruss - Footage : The King’s Cup) 


The first of two ex Port Elizabeth stalwarts to make names for themselves in the international world, was Paris Perfect (by Muhtafal), followed this year by the herculean efforts of Lizard’s Desire by Lizard Island.

While Lizard’s Desire is presently battling laminitis in his adopted country of Dubai, Paris Perfect has started twice this season in Saudi Arabia, where he has produced two magnificent performances. Looking at the latest pictures of him in the winner’s enclosure following the Um Elqura Universal Cup at Taif Racecourse in Saudi Arabia, where he carried the “impossible” impost of 61kg to a three length victory over 2,400m (we always thought the distance well beyond him) over Danat Fahad (by Giants Causeway) and Nemerbader (by Singspiel) in third… it seems he has developed again in stature.

Bred and raised at Summerhill for some of our staunchest clients, Peter and Gail Fabricius, Paris Perfect is another advert for his grand sire, Muhtafal, whose progeny seem to get better with age. For those that thought Paris Perfect’s memorable third in the richest race in the world, the Dubai World Cup, was a once-off fluke, you’ve now got food for thought.

Information courtesy of Robin Bruss



“PARIS” almost PERFECT in Dubai

Paris Perfect (Muhtafal)
(Photo : Robin Bruss/Summerhill)

For all the big race action back home, the performance of the weekend, at least from a Summerhill perspective, belonged to Muhtafal’s son, Paris Perfect, in the Dubai World Cup (Gr.1) proper. In stark contrast to earlier years, his 3rd to Well Armed in the richest race on earth was a powerful tribute to his sire as well as his breeder, Gail Fabricius, not to mention the exertions of the Bruss brothers, Robin and Neil, who got him there for Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

Astonishing isn’t it, that a little fellow who started out life on a farm 10kms outside the shabbiest little dorp in the Midlands, then earned his laurels in comparatively modest Port Elizabeth, should stand up when the heat of battle calls, and say “count on me”.

As we’ve so often said, “if we were going to war, Muhtafal would be our general”.


PARIS PERFECT debuts in Saudi Arabia

paris perfectParis Perfect
(Photo : Robin Bruss)

PARIS PERFECT, Gail Fabricius’ East Cape Horse of the Year, made a victorious debut at his new home in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, becoming only the second South African horse to win in that part of the world.

Now the property of Prince Faisal, this son of MUHTAFAL posted his 6th win from his last seven starts for trainer Neil Bruss, after acquisition by his internationally famed brother Robin Bruss some months ago, in a package which included the ex-Team Valor-owned FIELD EVENT. The latter was a winner the week before by some 6 lengths on his local debut.

PARIS PERFECT is scheduled to start next in the King’s Cup, where it’s hoped he will qualify for an invitation to this year’s US$6 million Dubai World Cup.

PARIS PERFECT was bred and raised at Summerhill, and is out of the Honor Grades mare CANDLE PRINCESS who stayed 2400 metres.