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Champion’s half-brother arrives at Riverton

Riverton Stud were delighted to welcome this handsome colt, from the first crop of Tapit son Coup De Grace, recently. The colt is a half-brother to none other than former Equus Champion and triple G1 winner Captain Of All. The latter, like his half-brother bred by the Riverton Stud, was a superb athlete who was […]

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Stunning first foals for Global View

Ascot Stud’s beautifully bred young Galileo stallion Global View has made a bright start to his stud career if his first foals are anything to go by! Among the foals born in Global View’s first crop is this colt out of the Kyllachy mare Grand Mary, a half-sister to G1 Falmouth Stakes winner Rajeem –dam […]

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Duke Of Marmalade

Duke Of Marmalade son in contention for Melbourne Cup

Marmelo, a son of Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Duke Of Marmalade, is one of 55 remaining horses in contention for the G1 Emirates Melbourne Cup, to be run in just under a month’s time on November 7th. Trained by Hughie Morrison, Marmelo is one of 14 international runners among the acceptances for the Melbourne Cup. […]

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Ideal World

Weekend treble for Ideal World

Mauritzfontein’s in-form sire Ideal World enjoyed a good weekend with a trio of winners to his credit. The stakes winning son of Kingmambo and Breeders’ Cup champion Banks Hill had a double at Greyville on Friday and his son Reminiscence broke his maiden at Turffontein the following day to give Ideal World three for the […]

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut legacy continues

Drakenstein Stud’s late sire Horse Chestnut continues to make waves as a broodmare sire around the globe. The former Triple Crown and Met winning champion was represented by his fifth G1 winner as a damsire this weekend when Zipessa (who is out of the Horse Chestnut mare Precious Princess) won the G1 First Lady Stakes […]

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Champion sire dominates feature races –once again!

Not for the first time in recent years, Maine Chance Farms’ top sire Silvano dominated feature race action over the weekend. The dual South African champion sire (who headed the list again last season) was responsible for Saturday’s G2 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge winner Bella Sonata, and is also broodmare sire of the weekend’s G2 […]

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Admiral Kitten

Admiral Kitten relative stamps his Breeders Cup claim

Free Drop Billy, an unlucky second in the G1 Hopeful Stakes recently and from the same family as Moutonshoek’s new sire Admiral Kitten, showed his class on Saturday when he romped to a four length win in the G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. Free Drop Billy, favourite for the $400 000 Futurity, delivered the top […]

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Another profitable weekend for Oratorio!

Avontuur’s sadly sidelined sire Oratorio enjoyed another memorable weekend with his progeny faring well both in South Africa and Singapore. The champion son of Danehill had a most taking debut winner at Greyville on Friday night when his first South African crop son Graduate made a winning debut over 1400m for trainer Dennis Bosch. Bred […]

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Spring Challenge glory for Querari

Maine Chance Farms’ resident sires dominated feature race action in Gauteng this past Saturday, with Silvano’s daughter Bella Sonata lifting the G2 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge and Querari son Wonderwall landing the G2 Joburg Spring Challenge over 1450m at Turffontein. To cap it off, Wonderwall is out of a mare by Silvano –and is thus […]

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What A Winter

What A Winter filly maintains her unbeaten record

Last season’s Champion First Crop Sire What A Winter looks to have a top class sort on his hands in the form of Magical Wonderland. The latter maintained her unbeaten record with an impressive victory, on her seasonal debut, at Durbanville on Saturday –with Magical Wonderland defying top-weight of 61kgs to land a progress plate […]

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