Famous Fillies | Young Love

The seventh in our series at Kuda where we honour the fairer sex earning black type. Here we look at Young Love and her mother Rosie Tibb, after the running of the Listed WSB River Jetez Stakes.

The shrewd punters looked at the pedigree of the Andre Nel-trained, Sabina Plattner-owned and sent her out as favourite to win the R150 000 WSB River Jetez Stakes (Listed) over 2400m, and she produced the goods in some style at Kenilworth.

Lightly-raced, this was Young Love’s third win from seven starts and her first trip beyond the mile. Given her breeding though, the further the distance the better she will be.

Young Love’s mother is Rosie Tibb, now a 15-year-old broodmare who was herself full of stamina. Rosie Tibb won four races in 2010 and 2011 and was one of those rare types who won her maiden over 1800m – normally horses win their maidens over considerably less ground. She then won twice more over 1800m and once over 2000m. She also had the distinction of being ridden to victory by the father and son combination of Andrew Fortune and Aldo Domeyer.

Rosie Tibb was retired and returned to Mrs Plattner’s La Plaisance Stud where she was visited by Querari in 2012. The result was a filly named Q-Tibb, but her first born never set the tracks alight. She raced nine times without success and in fact her best effort was a close-up fourth in a maiden over 2400m in 2017, ironically ridden by Grant van Niekerk who won the River Jetez Stakes aboard Young Love.

Rosie Tibb next produced Rosalie Runs, by Silvano and born in October 2015 and who is still in training. She is a three-time winner and also has loads of stamina, herself also winning her maiden over 1800m.

Young Love is the result of a 11 November 2017 covering by Twice Over and is, sadly, only the fourth foal from seven matings featuring Rosie Tibb.

Her mother was visited by Querari in 2012, the result being the afore-mentioned Q Tibb, while Silvano’s 2014 visit produced Rosalie Runs. The magnificent Drakenstein Stud stallion Duke Of Marmalade twice covered Rosie Tibb, in 2015 and 2016, although the first was a no return and the latter saw Rose Princess emerge. She however has been rather moderate on the track, winning once 1400m.

Then Young Love arrived, on 27 October 2018 and she looks to be the real deal. Surprisingly – which shows her talent – Young Love won her maiden over 1200m, surely much too short given her pedigree.

Little wonder she was 20-1 on that occasion! She has now won twice more, over the mile and then 2400m, although the problem going forward is the lack of staying races in South Africa for fillies.

Since producing Young Love, Rosie Tibb has been covered by Querari and One World, but both those have been unsuccessful, with no returns.

Photography courtesy of Chase Liebenberg

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