Dynasty dominates Equus awards

Highlands Stud’s leading sire Dynasty was the dominant factor at Tuesday night’s Equus Awards in Johannesburg. Not only was Dynasty named Equus Outstanding Stallion (for a remarkable fourth time), but his daughters Lady In Black and Just Sensual both won Equus awards last night. Unbeaten in three outings, and winner of the G1 Thekwini Stakes […]

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Legal Eagle

Cape stars shine at Equus Awards

Cape bred or based thoroughbreds well and truly shone at Tuesday night’s Equus Awards ceremony, held at the Emperors Palace Casino in Johannesburg. Cape bred runners won no fewer than nine Equus Awards, including the coveted title of Horse Of The Year. This was won, for a second year running, by the Avontuur bred Legal […]

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Pathfork filly impresses on debut

Highlands Stud’s resident sire Pathfork was represented by a smart debut winner at Scottsville on Sunday. His 3yo daughter Via Sacra, bred by Highlands and trained by Dennis Drier, had clearly shown plenty of home with the filly being backed all the way down from 8-1 to jump a 12-10 favourite. One of four winners […]

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Indigo Magic

Indigo Magic filly lands BSA Million

The Oldlands Stud based Indigo Magic made headlines this weekend when his daughter  Fullfillyourdream scored a fairytale win in the BSA August Million Fillies over 1400m at Scottsville on Sunday. Trained by Robbie Hill, and bred by the Oldlands Stud, Fullfillyourdream was making just her second career outing, having finished a close up fourth on […]

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Weekend treble for Querari

Maine Chance Farms’ successful young sire Querari enjoyed a good weekend this week, when the champion son of Oasis Dream was represented by a treble of winners in South Africa. Querari’s Listed Epol Dahlia Plate winning daughter Joking was the first to score for her sire, with the newly turned three-year-old scoring an emphatic 1.75 […]

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Trippi colt lands BSA Million

Broadway Trip, an unbeaten son of Drakenstein Stud’s leading sire Trippi, showed his class with an off the pace win in the BSA August Million Colts & Geldings at Scottsville on Sunday. Making just his second racecourse appearance, the Moutonshoek bred colt powered home, despite running a bit green and having a wide draw of […]

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Drakenstein Sires take centre stage

Drakenstein Stud held its annual stallion day last Friday. A large crowd of breeders, owners and trainers braved an icy winter day to view some of the Cape’s most successful and exciting young stallions. Champion sire Trippi always looks the part, and the sire of 2017 G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Deo Juvente will cover […]

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Twice Over

Three out of three for Twice Over relative

Klawervlei’s exciting and popular young stallion Twice Over is certainly from a red hot family. His close relative American Anthem, winner of a pair of graded races in 2017, is currently one of the top three-year-old sprinters in North America, while another top-class racehorse related to Twice Over is four time group winner Time Test. […]

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Judpot filly impresses on debut

Varsfontein Stud’s successful resident sire Judpot enjoyed another good season in 2016-2017. The son of champions A P Indy and Miesque ended the season, with his offspring having earned more than R6.141 million in stakes money and including the feature race winners Polyphonic (G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes and Coral Fever (G3 Jubilee Handicap). Judpot, whose […]

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Pathfork sibling to star at Keeneland

A half-brother to Highlands Stud’s successful resident sire Pathfork is one of a stellar group of yearlings set to feature in day one of the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale next month. A son of Claiborne Farm’s outstanding stallion War Front, this colt (lot 109) is out of the stakes winning Sadler’s Wells mare Visions […]

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