The Cape Breeders Club has focused largely on Grooms Education, which we regard as one of our main purposes.  We have educated 195 grooms through our programme to date, which includes a broad spectrum of horse and stable management as well as computer courses, which we have run through the Graham Beck School of Excellence. We have also introduced farm courses which have focused on the following topics:

“The Sick Foal, Sales X-rays – why do we do it, Horses and Worms, Skew legs in foals”

Taking care of the horses post racing has become much more of a focus for the club and we support a number of the horse-care units.

We support the African Horse Sickness Trust with their “blanket vaccinations” and donate to the AHS task team as well as providing other benefits to the breeders such as G1 Goldmine Stallion Match & True Nicks, and certain publications. The funds are also used for the functions that the Cape Breeders Club undertakes, primarily the Stallion Auction, Awards Dinner and from time to time, seminars. The Club relies solely on the magnanimity of the stallion and mare owners and without them the Club would not be able to do what it does.

Read the Tribute to the Horse

New African Horse Sickness Protocols:

  1. Infected zone as Origin

  1. Protection Zone as origin


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Philanthropist’s great run continues

Drakenstein Stud’s successful sire Philanthropist has been enjoying another good run of success of late, and the strapping son of Kris S was at it again at the Vaal on Tuesday. This time it was Philanthropist’s two-year-old daughter Vivir who made a winning debut over 1200m. The Ditro Bloodstock bred filly, one of a pair […]

Louis The King

Triple Crown winner joins Highlands Parade

Sorrento Stud’s exciting young stallion prospect Louis The King will be one of a large band of top class prospects on display at the 2018 Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont Stallion Parade, which takes place at Highlands on May 25th. A son of dual G1 winning Storm Cat son Black Minnaloushe, Louis The King won […]

Flower Alley

Flower Alley son wins San Juan Capistrano

Wilgerbosdrift’s highly successful stallion Flower Alley had a major turf success at Santa Anita on Sunday. His consistent son Nessy landed the first graded win of his career when victorious in the G3 San Juan Capistrano Stakes, downing a high-class field in the process. An own-brother to recently deceased G1 winner Bullards Alley, Nessy picked […]

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Handsome boost for Boland’s Var colt

Boland Stud have an exceptional draft on offer at the at the 2018 Emperors Palace Natonal Yearling Sale. Boland will be offering ten lots at the National Sale, with their draft headed by youngsters by such stallions as Captain Al, Duke Of Marmalade, Master Of My Fate and Var. One of the farm’s best yearlings […]


Impressive debut winner for Gimmethegreenlight

Varsfontein Stud’s bang in-form stallion Gimmethegreenlight was represented by a smart looking debut winner at Kenilworth on Saturday. His two-year-old son Crown Guardian made a winning debut for trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey Corne Orffer when prevailing in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s second race. The colt dug down deep to best the regally bred, […]

Go Deputy

Go Deputy fillies double up

Lammerskraal Stud’s successful sire Go Deputy may not have large numbers of runners on the ground, but the US millionaire and G1 winner continues to churn out well above average performers. Go Deputy was at it again over the weekend, when daughters Widow’s Lamp and Insignis both won impressively. Widow’s Lamp became the latest stakes […]

Duke Of Marmalade

Impressive winner for Duke Of Marmalade

Drakenstein Stud sire, and former Cartier Champion, Duke Of Marmalade was represented by his first winner from his first South African born crop of foals at Kenilworth on Saturday. Duke Of Marmalade two-year-old filly Santa Clara stamped herself a filly to follow when running out a comprehensive winner of a maiden juvenile plate over 1200m. […]


Oratorio leads the charge at National Sale!

O on the Go” at National Yearling Sale for Avontuur It’s always wonderful to be proven right and in the case of our highly rated international sire, Oratorio, our policy of “give them time”, seem to be paying off as his progeny make waves on race courses country-wide. Carlita showed her class in the Listed […]

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Twice Over brother scores

Klawervlei Stud’s successful young stallion Twice Over gained yet a further boost to his impeccable pedigree when his half-brother Breath Caught won on the final day of the Craven meeting on Thursday. A son of Bated Breath, Breath Caught was dispatched a 3-1 favourite for the Close Brothers Premium Finance Handicap and duly obliged –despite […]


Treble for Seventh Rock

Klawervlei’s proven G1 sire Seventh Rock has been enjoying a great run of form lately, and the son of Rock Of Gibraltar was at it again on Thursday. This time, Seventh Rock enjoyed a memorable treble, from only four runners, at the Vaal, with his runners Cassini, Colour Of Light and Seven Lives all winning […]