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First winner for Seventh Rock

First winner for Seventh Rock Klawervlei’s beautifully bred young sire, Seventh Rock, became the first of the new sires off the mark this season, when his daughter Captain Rock won South Africa’s first juvenile race of the 2013-2014 racing season. Bred by the Ralphs Syndicate, Captain Rock captured a maiden juvenile plate, over 800m at […]

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DATE CHANGE for 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales

DATE CHANGE for 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales Please note that we have moved the dates of the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale to Sunday 27th and  Monday 28th April. This is to fit in with the Easter Holidays the week before and to allow buyers more time to view during the week. […]

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Captain Al dominates Fillies Guineas

Captain Al dominates Fillies Guineas A cracking field of 21 high-class 3yo fillies have been nominated for the Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas. The entries include last season’s Equus Champion 2YO Filly Along Came Polly (Judpot), Gr1 Golden Slipper vixen For The Lads (Trippi), and recent Gr2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship winner In The […]

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More glory for Equus Outstanding Stallion

More glory for Equus Outstanding Stallion Varsfontein Stud’s exceptional young stallion, Judpot, has enjoyed a purple patch over the past week or so. His son, Colour Of Courage, was named KZN Breeders’ Outstanding 2YO colt for 2012-2013 on Saturday. This makes the Backworth Stud bred gelding the second award winner produced from Judpot’s first crop […]

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Trainers feedback on first year sires

Trainers feedback on first year sires The list of stallions with their first 2yos this season is a long and deep one. First crop sires in 2013-2014 vary in pedigrees and race record, and there is a deep pool of genetic talent on view this season. The likes of Elusive Fort, Ideal World, King’s Apostle, […]

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Final field plus draws for inaugural RTR Cup

Final field plus draws for inaugural RTR Cup Here is the final field for the inaugural R2 000 000 Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes. A cracking field has been entered, including crack 3yo, and Guineas favourite, Red Ray, while a strong supporting cast of high-class runners include the G1 colt Captain’s Reserve, and promising runners Captain America […]

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Cartier Glory for Avontuur blue blood

Cartier Glory for Avontuur blue blood Britain hosted its annual Cartier Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, which saw brilliant Arc winning filly Treve named Horse Of The Year. A number of other great champions were honoured at that evening. Interestingly, the Cartier Champion 3YO Colt for 2013 has strong ties to a blue blooded resident […]

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Klawervlei’s Keeneland purchases

Klawervlei’s Keeneland purchases Klawervlei Stud were active buyers at the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The ten day sale offers buyers from around the world a chance to acquire world-class bloodstock at varying prices. The November Sale, which got underway on Tuesday November 5th, continues until November 14th. Klawervlei’s John Koster acquired some exceptionally […]

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Miesque’s influence abundant in exciting young sires

Miesque’s influence abundant in exciting young sires The mighty mare Miesque has exerted tremendous influence throughout the world. While Miesque (herself a member of the Hall of Fame and a dual Breeders Cup Mile winner) has largely made her presence felt through her outstanding sire son Kingmambo, she is also the tale line ancestor of […]

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Varsfontein stars shine at Kenilworth

Varsfontein stars shine at Kenilworth Varsfontein Stud, one of South Africa’s leading stud farms, enjoyed a tremendous afternoon at Kenilworth on Saturday. Varsfontein were responsible for breeding arguably the three most impressive and talked about winners on the card. All three – Jet Aglow, Master Of My Fate and Captain America looked destined for bigger […]

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