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Impressive debut winner for Var

Last season’s champion sire of 2yos, Var, was represented by an eye catching two-year-old winner this weekend. The Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm resident is the sire of Rule The Night, who won impressively first time out when justifying favouritism over 1000m at Turffontein on Saturday. Trained by Corne Spies, the Carl and Amanda de Vos bred […]

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Ideal World

Byword, Ideal World dams to Bated Breath, Ulysses

Mating plans have been announced for the dams of Mauritzfontein’s resident stallions Byword and Ideal World. Former G1 Prince Of Wales’ Stakes winner Byword is one of three group winners produced by the Woodman mare Binche and the latter is set visit top class sprinter Bated Breath (by Dansili) in 2018. Binche’s multiple G1 winning […]

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Saturday double for Gimmethegreenlight

Varsfontein Stud’s resident sire Gimmethegreenlight enjoyed a memorable weekend, with his progeny faring well both on the racetrack –and in the sales ring! The former G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner had a quick-fire double at Kenilworth on Saturday, with his runners landing races four and five respectively. First Gimmethegreenlight runner to score was the Alec […]

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Weekend double for Mambo In Seattle

Moutonshoek’s in-form resident sire Mambo In Seattle enjoyed more good success this past weekend, when the former G1 Travers Stakes runner up had a pair of winners, and a second, from just three South African runners. First of the Mambo In Seattle runners to score was the Wicklow Stud bred and owned Mamba Mania, who […]

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Black Minnaloushe

G1 glory for Black Minnaloushe granddaughter

Stolen Dance, who is out of the unraced Black Minnaloushe mare Songbird, ended her career in a blaze of glory when she won the G1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile at Trentham on Saturday. The mare, who raced in foal to Tavistock, was one of the stars of the 2015-16 New Zealand racing season for former trainer […]

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Champion Soft Falling Rain, a half brother to the  Joliffes' well bred mare Rose Garden

Soft Falling Rain heads first crop sires

Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting young sire Soft Falling Rain made the perfect start to his stud career when he headed the First Crop Sires List at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, which concluded on Sunday. The former Equus Champion Two-Year-Old, himself a R350 000 buy from the inaugural Premier Sale, had seven members of his first crop […]

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Singapore Sling

Philianthropist son shines in Hong Kong

Drakenstein Stud’s successful resident sire Philanthropist looks to have a very smart Hong Kong representative in the form of the Drakenstein Stud bred Singapore Sling. The latter, stamped himself as one of the leaders of his generation in Hong Kong on Sunday, when running a promising second in the HK $10 000 000 Hong Kong Classic Mile. […]

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Lot 94

Frankel tops Premier Sale

Frankel-mania continued unabashedly at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Galileo’s unbeaten son was responsible for both the sales topping colt, and a joint top priced filly at the two day sale, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Saturday and Sunday. The sales topper, an unnamed flashy chestnut colt out […]

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Vercingetorix sister off the mark

Perfectproportions, a full-sister to Maine Chance Farms’ promising young sire Vercingetorix, got off the mark in eye catching style at Kenilworth on Thursday. The chestnut 3yo powered home to break her maiden by three parts of a length over 1400m and the Candice Bass-Robinson trained filly should not stop here. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Perfectproportions […]

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Ideal World

Ideal Double for World

Mauritzfontein Stud’s bang in-form resident sire Ideal World was at it again on Wednesday, when the son of Kingmambo had a quick double at the Vaal racecourse. Ideal World had two winners from just three runners, with both Bell Tower and Sheet Weaver scoring for Dansili’s close relative. The Riethuiskraal Stud bred Bell Tower got […]

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