Double awards glory for What A Winter

Drakenstein Stud’s leading young sire What A Winter, officially South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire for 2016-2017, was back in the news at the Cape Breeders/Racing Awards evening on Wednesday. Not only was the triple Equus Champion honoured as the Cape Breeders’ Outstanding New Stallion Of The Year, but What A Winter’s brilliant, unbeaten daughter […]

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Visionaire foal

Smashing first Visionaire foal arrives at Lammerskraal

Lammerskraal were recently represented by their first Visionaire foal to arrive this season with the birth of this colt. Described by Lammerskraal’s Sally Bruss as, “Smart!”, the colt is out of the well related Jet Master mare Berlinetta, a dual winner who ran third in the Listed Gardenia Handicap. Berlinetta, out of six time winner […]

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Cape Breeders Club Trophies

Cape Breeders Awards winners

Cape Breeders and their equine stars were honoured at Wednesday night’s Cape Breeders Awards, held at the elegant Molenvliet Estate in Stellenbosch. The evening, which also saw tribute paid to the late champion sire Captain Al, proved a rousing success, with guests treated to a sumptuous meal, with the Breeders Awards preceding the Racing Awards. […]

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First foal for champion Futura

Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young stallion, and former Horse Of The Year, Futura, was represented by his first foal when this striking filly was born at Highlands Stud, part of Ridgemont Group, on August 4th. The filly was produced by stakes winner Royal Trip (whose wins included the Listed Nkosazana Stakes), a daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s […]

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Canford Cliffs

Canford Cliffs filly goes back to back

Five time G1 winner, and Highlands Stud sire for 2018, Canford Cliffs enjoyed another memorable weekend, with his tally of UK winners including the Al Shaqab Racing owned Al Jazi. The latter, who led inside the final furlong before staying on to comfortably defeat Listed October Stakes winner Eternally by a length and a quarter, […]

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Saturday treble for Visionaire

Lammerskraal’s in-form sire Visionaire enjoyed a treble of victories on Saturday with his offspring scoring from 1200-1400m metres on the day. Visionaire had just one runner at Greyville on Saturday –with daughter One Dimension giving her sire a 100% strike rate at Greyville for the day. Making just her second racetrack outing, the Johan Janse […]

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Stunning first foal for Global View

Ascot Stud is home to Galileo’s well performed son Global View, and this blue blooded sire has made the perfect start to his stud career –if this magnificent first crop foal is anything to go by! Global View’s first foal is this really impressive colt out of the well bred mare Grand Mary (a Kyllachy […]

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CTS new initiatives

True to its dynamic and progressive nature, the Cape Thoroughbred Sales Company (CTS) has announced a number of enterprising plans for implementation, including a major rationalisation of the sales programme. Adrian Todd, MD of CTS, said that the company has spent several months considering suggestions for industry progress and less onerous sales schedules from major […]

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Cape Breeders Awards Invite

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Goodwood glory for Highlands mare

The Highlands Stud based broodmare Magical Eve gained a major update to her pedigree, when her half-brother Stradivarius (by Sea The Stars) won the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup at Goodwood on Tuesday. Trained by John Gosden, Stradivarius (one of four winners on the card for jockey Andrea Atzeni) took his record to four wins from […]

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