JUBIE (GB) 1933

JUBIE (GB) 1933

JUBIE (GB) 1933, a bay colt by BIRIBI (FR) out of JURA (GB) by GAINSBOROUGH (GB).  A very interesting stallion who was brought to South Africa as a 4yo in 1937 by Sir Abe Bailey.

He raced in South Africa on his arrival, running 2nd to MOONLIT (SAF) 1932 in the 1938 Cape Met and winning once over 16 furlongs (3200m) before heading off to stud in 1940.  JUBIE had his first crop of foals on the ground in 1941 and produced his last foal in 1959, aged 26 years old.

His father BIRIBI (FR) 1923 was by RABELAIS (GB) 1900, a son of the legendary ST SIMON (GB) 1881.  BIRIBI was seized by the Germans during WWII in 1940 and taken to Germany.  He died in 1946 shortly after he had been returned to France by the Germans.

JUBIE’s mother, JURA (GB) 1921, hails from one the best female families of the 20th Century, headed by the great race mare, SCEPTRE (GB) 1899.  SCEPTRE had incredible success while racing (13 wins – 4 of them were British Classics) including winning the following races:  Woodcote Stakes (1901), July Stakes (1901), 2,000 Guineas (1902), 1,000 Guineas (1902), Epsom Oaks (1902), St. James’s Palace Stakes (1902), Nassau Stakes (1902), St. Leger (1902), Hardwicke Stakes (1903), Jockey Club Stakes (1903), Duke of York Stakes (1903), Champion Stakes (1903).

SCEPTRE had 8 foals while at stud (1 colt and 7 fillies), none of them as good as her as racehorses, but her daughters, headed by MAID OF THE MIST (GB) 1906, the dam of JUBIE’s mother, JURA, really excelled as broodmares (MAID OF THE MIST did win the 1908 Cheveley Park Stakes and the 1909 Nassau Stakes).

Although JUBIE never won the South African Champion Sire title, he did finish runner up to ASBESTOS II in the 1946/47 season and also consistently featured in the Top 10 on a number of occasions.  He was the Champion Broodmare Sire Of South Africa for the 1964/65 season as well as featuring regularly in the Top 10 of that category.  He was a broodmare sire of note!

JUBIE’s principal winners were as follows:


  • CAPE HEATH won the 1946 Johannesburg Summer Handicap, 1946 Peninsula Summer Handicap, 1946 King’s Cup and ran 2nd in the 1946 Cape Metropolitan Handicap.
  • POMMIER 5 wins 1945 Spring Goldfields Handicap.
  • COYOTE (the full brother to CAPE HEATH) 7 wins, 1946 Cape Of Good Hope Handicap, 1947 WP Merchants Handicap, 1947 Rosmead Handicap and ran 3rd in the 1946 Cape Metropolitan Handicap.  His daughter MATA RANI (SAF) 1951 won 9 races and was the dam of RANIS STAR (SAF) 1962 who produced the very speedy GLORY BE (SAF) 1971.
  • TACTFUL 12 wins, 1946 Johannesburg Spring Handicap, 1947 New Year Handicap (Greyville), 1947 Union Day Handicap (Greyville), 1948 Clairwood Merchants Handicap, 1949 City & Suburban Handicap.
  • NORVIC 10 wins, 1947 Spring Handicap & 1951 Vaal Anniversary Handicap.
  • QUICK RELIEF 8 wins, 1951 Natal Handicap.
  • MINNETONKA 14 wins, 1953 Peninsula Summer Handicap, 1953 Chairman Sprint Stakes, 1955 Cape Metropolitan Handicap, 1955 Champion Stakes, 1956 Farewell Invitation Free Handicap.
  • NORSEL 8 wins, 1952 Cape Derby, 1954 Woolavington Cup Handicap (2400) in Natal.
  • DAWN 8 wins, 1954 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup (Natal) & 1956 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup (Natal).
  • WAYFARER 9 wins, 1953 Natal Nursery Plate, 1953 Easter Handicap (Natal), 1953 Breeders Challenge Stakes, 1954 Clairwood June Handicap, 1955 Stewards Cup (Greyville), 1955 Newbury Stakes.
  • TAURUS 11 wins, 1959 Ralph Price Handicap, 1959 Christmas Handicap.
  • VERDANT 8 wins, 1958 Stewards Juvenile Cup, 1959 Len Harvey Memorial Handicap, 1960 Johannesburg Autumn Handicap, 1961 Java Handicap (1400m).


  • ELISE won the 1944 SA Oaks.
  • CLARIDGE 5 wins.
  • TURBINIA 6 wins.
  • LAVONIA 8 wins, 1949 Cape Fillies Nursery, 1950 SA Oaks.
  • TENNESSEE 5 wins.
  • RISING TROUT 2 wins. Fabulous broodmare – see attachments below.
  • VERITABLE 6 wins.
  • HEATHER SPRITE 6 wins.
  • LITIGATION 4 wins, 2nd Breeders Free Handicap, 2nd Cape Derby, 4th SA Oaks.
  • RONDEAU 3 wins, 2nd & 4th Natal Cesarewitch, 3rd Lonsdale Stirrup Cup.
  • NANTUCKET 5 wins.
  • CASPIAN 10 wins, 1959 King’s Cup, 1960 Grandstand Handicap.
  • CHANTRESS 6 wins, 2nd Union Golden Jubilee Handicap.
  • GAL OYA 8 wins.
  • MRS TALBOT 7 wins.
  • MUCH DONE 5 wins.
  • GRASSMERE 6 wins.

* JUBIE’s 3 time winning daughter RAFFLETTE produced a colt called PRODIGAL in 1955 when put to SYBIL’S NEPHEW (GB) 1948.  PRODIGAL won 3 races in South Africa before going to race in Mauritius.  In Mauritius PRODIGAL won an astounding 56 races (an all-time record for a South African bred Thoroughbred) and raced until his mid-teens.

** JUBIE’s daughter TURBINIA produced SUN LASS (SAF) 1955 (by SUN COMPASS (GB) 1948), who was the dam of GALLANTRY (SAF) 1977 (by PLUM BOLD (USA) 1969) 8 wins, Merchants Stakes in Cape Town (Sire).

SUN LASS was also the dam of YATAGHAN (SAF) 1969 (by MARSOLVE (GB) 1958) 15 wins, 1971 Natal Free Handicap, 1972 Jockeys International (Bull Brand), 1972 Benoni Guineas, 1972 Queen’s Plate,  1972 Rothmans July Handicap, 1973 Metropolitan Stakes (Benson & Hedges), 1973 Drill Hall Stakes, 1973 Clairwood Champion Stakes (Administrators), 1974 Champion Stakes (WFA), 1974 Keith Hepburn Champion Stakes (Sire).

SUN LASS was the third dam of the champion 3yo colt DESTROYER (SAF) 1976 who was exported to the USA.

*** His daughter RONDEAU produced LISA BELLE (SAF) (by SUN COMPASS (GB) 1948) 7 wins, 1971 Garden Province Stakes, 1970 2nd Cape Fillies Guineas (Benson & Hedges), 1970 2nd Natalia Stakes, 1970 3rd Diana Stakes, 1970 3rd Cape Of Good Hope Paddock Stakes (WFA), 1970 3rd Garden Province Stakes.

LISA BELLE was the dam of FIRST LISA (SAF) 1978 (by DOUBLE FIRST (GB) 1967) 10 wins, including the 1982 Ladies Mile (Cape).  FIRST LISA produced COUNTER ACTION (SAF) 1991 (by COMPLETE WARRIOR (USA) 1976), the winner of 9 races, including 1994 Kings Pact Handicap, 1995 Champion Stakes (WFA), 1995 Premium Stakes, 1995 Queen’s Plate (Sire).

JUBIE is on record as having 6 of his sons stand as stallions at stud.  He was also the broodmare sire of a further 11 stallions at stud.

JUBIE’s stud career spanned 18 years, although his last 5 crops were very small.  In an attempt to try and place a bit of perspective on the success aspect of his stud career (realising of course that he was largely from a different era), JUBIE ranks above stallions like JOY II, FOVEROS, NOBLE CHIEFTAIN, JUNGLE COVE, ROYAL PREROGATIVE, DRUM BEAT, FORT WOOD, AL MUFTI and NORTHERN GUEST on a PERCENTAGE OF GROUP 1 WINS TO NUMBER OF RUNNERS basis.

He died at CLEWER STUD at the grand old age of 27.


































































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