Captain Al

First Langerman winner for Captain Al

Over the years, Captain Al has established himself as one of the finest sire of 2yos ever to stand at stud in South Africa. Juveniles sired by the G1 Cape Guineas winner have won the majority of South Africa’s top juvenile contests including the G1 SA Nursery (twice), G1 Gold Medallion (twice), G1 Allan Robertson […]

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Silvano to dominate July

Maine Chance Farms’ outstanding sire Silvano looks on track to record his fourth July winner this Saturday with the running of the G1 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville. Silvano, whose previous July winners include Bold Silvano, Heavy Metal and Power King (the latter beating Silvano sons Punta Arenas and Tellina into second and third in […]

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Potala Palace

10 length feature win for Potala relative

Talented filly Abingdon, who won the Listed totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes by ten lengths on Sunday, is from the same family as Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s G1 winning young sire Potala Palace. Both Abingdon and Potala Palace are descended from the great taproot mare Country House, whose other notable descendants include such English classic […]

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First crop Oaks winner for Gitano Hernando

The Alchemy’s well performed young sire Gitano Hernando has made a smart start to his stud career and was represented by a first crop Oaks winner this weekend, when his daughter Whose That Girl won the Listed Highlands Stud Winter Oaks at Kenilworth on Saturday. Bred by the Narrow Creek Girl, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained […]

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Winter Series clean sweep for Dynasty

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s resident sire Dynasty has enjoyed another magnificent season in 2016-2017, with the former Horse Of The Year’s offspring having won no fewer than 15 black type races this season thus far. One of Dynasty’s brightest stars this season has been the Highlands bred African Night Sky, who became the first […]

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ascot stud

Super Friday for Ascot

It was all but a clean sweep for current and former Ascot Stud stallions at Fairview on Friday, with progeny of Bold Silvano and Sail From Seattle combining to win no fewer than six of the ten races run. Sail From Seattle has enjoyed a magnificent season with his two-year-olds in 2016-2017 and the late […]

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Cape sire relatives shine at Ascot

A number of Cape based stallions had relatives put up impressive performances at Royal Ascot last week. Varsfontein Stud’s successful sire Judpot, whose runners this season included feature race winners Polyphonic (G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes) and Coral Fever (G3 Jubilee Handicap), is closely related to the very smart 3yo Permian. A son of Teofilo from […]

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Juvenile feature race double for Gimmethegreenlight

Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight’s great run of success continued this weekend when the son of More Than Ready was represented by juvenile feature race double. Gimmethegreenlight, whose first crop has now produced six stakes winners and second crop four, got his first stakes winner of the weekend when his consistent daughter Rose In […]

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Duke Of Marmalade

Gold Cup glory for Duke Of Marmalade

Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Duke Of Marmalade was represented by his fifth individual G1 winner when his charismatic son Big Orange won Thursday’s G1 Gold Cup at Ascot. James Doyle gave Big Orange, one of two runners in the Gold Cup for sire Duke Of Marmalade, a superb front running ride as the pair poached […]

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Third first crop winner for Twice Over

Klawervlei Stud’s exciting young sire Twice Over was represented by a third first crop winner when his 2yo son Twice A Dancer saluted in impressive fashion in open company at the Vaal on Thursday. The colt, who hails from the yard of champion trainer Sean Tarry, was keen early on in the 1600m contest and […]

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