Cape Sale kicks off on Saturday

Cape Sale kicks off on Saturday The Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2) is set to get underway at Durbanville racecourse this Saturday. The two day sale starts on Saturday afternoon, with the sale set to begin at 17:00. Day one will see the first 120 lots go through the ring, with Sunday’s trading set […]

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Classy pair for Connemara

Classy pair for Connemara Lindi and Paul Garlicki’s Connemara Stud has enjoyed plenty of success this season, as breeders of, among others, Listed Michaelmas Handicap winner Pessoa. The latter runs in weekend’s G3 King’s Cup. The Garlickis also enjoyed a tremendous spell in December last year, being represented by five winners over a two week […]

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Grooms co-op yearling

Co-op strongly represented at Cape Sale

The grooms co-op offer two striking looking yearlings at next week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2). Lot 101 is a filly by Danehill’s son Albert Hall, whose best progeny are the high-class fillies Avenue of Gold (Gr3 Racing Association Handicap) and Deepo (Lady’s Slipper Stakes). This chestnut filly is out a Victory Moon mare, […]

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Smart trio for a “Golden Touch”

Smart trio for a “Golden Touch” Gary and Jackie Joliffe, of Golden Touch Thoroughbred Services, are pleased to offer three well bred and attractive yearlings at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2). Lot 93 could be the star of the draft. This handsome Seventh Rock colt has already been named Guinness. By a […]

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Goodbye my good friend

Goodbye my good friend May the sun shine on you and may the pasture be lush. There are a few instances during your long life that stand out in my mind and that I need to share – Dr Marianne Thomson The Sheik The morning we found you in the corner of the pasture with […]

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Cometh the woman

In 1974 Tony Kalmanson established Varsfontein Stud just outside Paarl and the Kalmanson name has been a fixture on the local racing landscape ever since. The first yearling they ever sold was Kings Rhapsody. He went under the hammer to Laurie and Jean Jaffee and went on to win 10 races for them.  Not a […]

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Klawervlei bred superstar smashes course record in Dubai

Klawervlei bred superstar smashes course record in Dubai Shea Shea, a son of the late National Emblem, scored a scintillating victory in Dubai on Saturday. Not only did Shea Shea win with contemptuous ease, he also smashed the Meydan course record for 1000m – setting a new mark of 57 seconds. The gelding skated home […]

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CTS announce exciting incentives

CTS announce exciting incentives Cape Thoroughbred Sales announced several recent exciting incentives for future buyers at a press launch in Johannesburg on Monday. The incentives include a three race challenge (the CTS Challenge) for all graduates of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2). Each race is worth R2.5 million – which makes the Challenge […]

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Oratorio filly remains unbeaten

Oratorio filly remains unbeaten Orator’s Daughter, a filly by Avontuur’s exciting new sire Oratorio, took her record to three wins from as many starts when outclassing a useful field of fillies and mares at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon. Bred in Australia, Orator’s Daughter was sold for R800 000 at the 2011Emperors Palace National Yearling […]

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AVONTUUR NOW BOASTS TWO WORLD-CLASS SIRES With the arrival of Danehill stallion & multiple Gr1 winner Oratorio in late February, and VAR currently one of the leading sires on the 2yo and 3yo sires lists in South Africa, we can with confidence say that we now have two of the best stallions in the country, […]

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