Canford Cliffs son lands Alister Clark

Highlands Stud’s well performed new stallion Canford Cliffs has a top class performer on his hands in the form of the Australian Cliff’s Edge. The latter made it win number six when landing Friday’s G2 Hacer Alister Clark Stakes over 2000m at Moonee Valley. Cliff’s Edge, whose previous wins included both the G3 Caulfield Classic […]

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Judpot relative impresses on debut

Varsfontein Stud’s in-form sire Judpot is from one of the best families in the stud book, and the son of  A P Indy received yet another boost to his stellar family when a close relative made a winning debut at Chantilly on Thursday. Rashke (by Redoute’s Choice) justified favouritism when romping to a 3.5 length […]

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Silvano stars on Longines Rankings

Maine Chance Farms’ dual South African champion sire Silvano made quite an impression on the first edition of this year’s LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, released on Thursday. Not only is Silvano the sire of Marinaresco, joint second top rated South African bred and raced runner, but the triple G1 winner is also broodmare sire […]

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Cape breds impress on Longines Rankings

Thoroughbreds bred in the Cape made a considerable impression on the first edition of LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018. All four of the South African bred horses to feature on the list were bred by Cape breeders. Top rated of the SA breds on the LONGINES rankings is the Peter de Beyer bred […]

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Oratorio son looks the part!

Boland Stud’s 11 string entered for the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale includes yearlings by a host of proven and promising sires. One such proven stallion is former European champion and triple Gr.1 winner Oratorio, whose son, Magnificus, has been catalogued as lot 183 in the three day sale. A dual Champion Sire in […]

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Trippi grandson catches the eye in USA

Autostrade, a grandson of Drakenstein Stud’s leading sire Trippi, made an eye catching debut when he won first time out at Gulfstream Park on Sunday. Hammering as the most expensive juvenile and fourth-most expensive lot overall from his sire Giant’s Causeway in 2017 after breezing a furlong in :10 flat, the chestnut flashed talent in a […]

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Boland Stud’s Captain Al filly a stand out!

Boland Stud have enjoyed plenty of success with the late champion sire Captain Al, having bred the sire’s top class son Captain Aldo, who recently pushed his earnings over the R1 million mark, and high class daughter The Merry Widow. Boland also sold a Captain Al filly for R2 000 000 at the 2017 National Yearling Sale. […]

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Saturday treble for Oratorio

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farms’ resident sires Var and Oratorio both enjoyed memorable weekends this past week, with Var’s two-year-olds continuing to impress and the triple G1 winning Oratorio represented by a trio of South African winners on Saturday. The Oratorio treble included an impressive feature race win from his daughter Mrs O, who landed Saturday’s Gold […]

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Champion Sire Captain Al represented in Boland Stud's NYS draft

16 wins and counting for remarkable Captain Lars

Cape bred gelding Captain Lars, who was bred by Klawervlei Stud, further enhanced his remarkable record when he captured his 16thvictory at Wolverhampton on Saturday. The durable eight-year-old, who had scored earlier in week when victorious on Wednesday, justified 11/8 favouritism with a convincing ¾ of a length win over Newstead Abbey. The latter was […]

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Super Saturday for Var 2yos

Last season’s Champion Sire of 2YOs, Var enjoyed another big weekend with his juvenile runners. Not only was Var responsible for a pair of impressive 2yo winners in Cape Town, but his sons Heavenly Risk and Dewali both impressed when running third and fourth, respectively, on debut in Saturday’s Listed Storm Bird Stakes at Turffontein. […]

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