MATHEW de Kock’s Onamission Syndicate has a new young horse on offer, the cheapest they have presented to the public so far, but on looks one of the nicest and Mat is excited.
He’s a two-year-old named Mahleah, bought for R80,000 at the BSA National Two-Year-Year Old Sale and all-in shares in him are available. Share blocks of as little as 1% can be purchased from as little as R2,000 for a package deal including training fees and basic vet bills for a year.
“As a novelty we’ll also be asking the new shareholders to rename Mahleah,” said Onamission marketing manager Chase Liebenberg.
Naming is a lot of fun, and it will take some thinking to rename this colt. He’s by Mambo In Seattle from Missy’s Thunder, by Thunder Gulch, which means that something like “Thunder Dance” would have worked, but she’s a retired champion filly and her name is not available.
With a bit of head scratching and some work on Google the new partners could come up with some interesting proposals, but it’s unlikely that that straight-up “Mambo Thunder” or “Seattle Thunder” will be accepted. Mind you, “Seattle Thunder” does have a nice ring to it!
All prospective new shareholders are invited to join Mathew de Kock and his team at Randjesfontein on Sunday, 14 October, from 9am. There will be a showing of the current Onamission horses including Puget Sound, Elbi and Arminius, and the Mahleah syndicate will be discussed and put together. Mike de Kock will also be in attendance and refreshments will be served.