The Cape Breeders Club NPC was incorporated in 2001. Its aims and objectives were to assist the Thoroughbred Breeders in the Cape in all matters pertaining to the industry. In recent years the focus has been in education and the Club instigated the Grooms Training Program which is used as a bench mark for the qualification for eligibility for entry into the Co-ops. The Club is funded by the generous donations of services by the Stallion Owners/Managers which are auctioned annually.  Read the Tribute to the Horse

Changes to Vaccination Rules …  The National Board have in terms of clause 16.2 of the Constitution, amended the following Rules, with effect from 12 July 2013.


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Inara winning the Gr2 Paddock Stakes
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Champion Inara to stay in South Africa

Drakenstein Stud announced today that multiple G1 and Equus Award winner, Inara, will retire to stud in South Africa rather than being exported to Europe to begin her stud career there. Drakenstein Stud’s Gaynor Rupert said this was not an easy decision: “Inara is very special to us, having been born on the farm at […]


Gimmethegreenlight –on a roll!

Varsfontein Stud’s red hot young sire Gimmethegreenlight has been in blistering form this season. The son of More Than Ready’s last eight runners included no fewer than five winners,  a number of whom looking like hugely exciting 3yos for the season ahead. Gimmethegreenlight’s latest winning streak includes impressive debut winner Nitro Charger, who recently won […]

Duke Of Marmalade

Classic entry for Duke’s Marmelo

Drakenstein Stud’s exciting resident sire Duke Of Marmalade could be represented in Britain’s oldest classic this year. The former Cartier Champion’s talented son Marmelo is one of 42 entries for the 2016 G1 Ladbrokes St Leger, set to be run at Doncaster on September 10th. The St Leger is one of the world’s truly great […]

Jackson 1

Jackson’s brother wins again

Jade Bay, a half brother to Highlands Farm’s popular and exciting young sire Jackson, picked up the seventh win of his career when successful over 1000m at the Vaal on Tuesday. A son of former champion sire Jallad, the Highlands Farm bred Jade Bay is a sprint specialist of note –six of his seven wins […]

Louis The King

“Louis” is a big-value stallion at R10k a pop

Kerry Jack of Kerry Jack Bloodstock, who is managing Louis The King’s stud career, commented on Tuesday: “Bookings to Louis The King have been steady considering the tough stallion market particularly this year. “There is every reason in the world to give ‘Louis’ a chance.  He brings an exceptional race record to stud, which would […]

Heartbreak City

Fencing Master relative lifts Ebor Handicap

Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud’s new sire Fencing Master received another boost to his impressive female line when Heartbreak City landed Saturday’s Betfred Ebor Handicap at York. Heartbreak City (by Lando) is out of a granddaughter of G1 Prix Saint Alary winner Moonlight Dance –herself the dam of G1 2yo and Cape sire Fencing Master as […]

Soft Falling Rain filly

First foals for Soft Falling Rain

Former Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain has his first foals on the ground this season, and they have already made quite an impression. Among the early foals to have arrived thus far by that son of National Assembly is this lovely filly (from Lammerskraal Stud) out of the Western Winter mare Rockaberry Lane. The latter […]


Graded glory for Duke Of Marmalade son

Drakenstein Stud’s exceptional young sire Duke Of Marmalade was back in the headlines this weekend. This time, “The Duke” was represented by a US graded stakes winner in the form of his son Can’thelpbelieving. Third in the recent G1 Man O’ War Stakes, Can’thelpbelieving picked up the first graded win of his career when romping […]

Tara's Tango

Visionaire sister wins G3 Del Mar feature

The brilliant racemare Tara’s Tango, a half sister to Lammerskraal Stud’s exciting new sire Visionaire, was an impressive winner of the G3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar on Wednesday. Under the guidance of jockey Martin Garcia—who also was aboard for her score in the Santa Maria (gr. II) in February, which came before her […]


Silvano colt tops National Two Year Old Sale

A son of Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Silvano proved the star turn at last week’s National Two Year Old Sale in Germiston. Consigned by Klipdrif Stud, on behalf of breeder Willem Engelbrecht Jr, the colt named William Junior was knocked down to Form Bloodstock for R2 100 000. William Junior, who was produced by […]