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Lot 128

What A Winter colt bred for stardom!

One of the most exciting yearlings offered by Boland Stud at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale this month is lot 128, an unnamed chestnut colt by South Africa’s latest sire sensation What A Winter. The latter, a triple Equus Champion and four time G1 winner, has made an explosive start to his stud career and […]

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BOBS_AntoniusPius

Juvenile double for Antonius Pius

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s resident sire Antonius Pius has enjoyed a tremendous season with his 2yos this year. The son of Danzig had yet another juvenile double this past weekened, when Battle Creek and Sassy Lady both winning for their sire. Battle Creek was rewarded for consistency when getting off the mark over 1200m […]

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Trippi

Trippi filly sets record at Klawervlei Farm Sale

A daughter of champion sire Trippi set a new record price for a Klawervlei Farm Sale, when fetching R1.5 million at the Farm Sale on Saturday. Catalogued as lot 48, the filly was knocked down to Varsfontein Stud. As yet unnamed, she is out of the winning Fort Wood mare Pagan Princess and is thus […]

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Ideal World

Oaks winner for Ideal World

Mauritzfontein’s successful resident sire Ideal World was back in the news this weekend when his daughter Zante lifted the G3 Track And Ball Oaks at Scottsville on Sunday. Bred by Nigel Page, the five-year-old Zante made much of the running to lift the spoils in Sunday’s R300 000 contest by 1.75 lengths over G3 Yellowwood Handicap […]

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Oratorio

Impressive juvenile double for Oratorio

Avontuur Thoroughbred Estate’s exciting young stallion Oratorio made headlines in South Africa this weekend with a pair of eye catching juvenile winners. In the process, Oratorio took his number of South African first crop winners to seven and the son of Danehill is now the country’s second leading first crop sire by stakes and individual […]

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Silvano

Big weekend for Silvano

Maine Chance Farms’ champion sire Silvano, who is well clear on the general sires list this season, enjoyed yet another big weekend, when proving popular in the auction ring and enjoying yet more big race success in KZN on Sunday. A service to Silvano topped the annual Cape Breeders’ Club Stallion Service Auction when knocked […]

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Second winner for Marchfield

Moutonshoek’s well performed young sire Marchfield was represented by a second winner from his first South African crop of foals when his 2yo daughter Hopeful scored at Kenilworth on Sunday. Trained by Candice Bass-Robinson, the Moutonshoek bred Hopeful was duly rewarded for consistency with a 0.3 length win over favourite Merysagos. She had previously been […]

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Highlands

Canford Cliffs to Highlands

Highlands Stud, part of Ridgemont, have acquired the Southern Hemisphere covering rights of Canford Cliffs (IRE) to join the farm’s Stallion roster in 2018. The son of Tagula has been standing at Coolmore Stud since he retired to stud in 2012. Trained by Richard Hannon, Canford Cliffs was an exceptional racehorse, whose seven wins (from […]

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Visionaire

Double for Visionaire

Lammerskraal Stud’s well performed young sire Visionaire had a memorable double at Turffontein on Thursday when a pair of his daughters found the winners enclosure. First to score was promising 2yo Takingthepeace, with the Summerhill Stud bred juvenile turning the tables on her debut conqueror London Secret when victorious by a length and a quarter […]

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Stallion Service Auction raises the bar!

The Cape Breeders’ Club’s annual stallion services auction, which took place at Highlands Farm on Friday evening, once again proved a rousing success. The club, which annually offers services to the Cape’s top and most exciting young sires, once again raised a tremendous amount which will be used for a number of functions during the […]

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