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First Feature for Antonius

First Feature for Antonius Highlands Farm’s exciting young sire, Antonius Pius, was represented by his first local feature race winner on Sunday. His talented daughter, My Sanctuary, got the better of a smart group of 2yo fillies to land the R200 000, Gr2 The Debutante. The Duncan Howells trained filly, who was bred by Highlands, has […]

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NYS 2013 Thank You

Thank You from Bloodstock South Africa

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Cape Mare & Weanling Sale 2013

Cape Mare & Weanling Sale – 23rd May – Kleinplaasie, Worcester

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Oratorio son wins QE II Cup!

Oratorio son wins QE II Cup! Avontuur’s world-class young sire Oratorio’s great start to 2013 continued in Hong Kong on Sunday. His son Military Attack won one of the world’s great races, the Gr1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup to take his winning streak to three. Trained by top Hong Kong conditioner John Moore, […]

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Strong National Sale concludes

Strong National Sale concludes The 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale concluded on Sunday evening with increases in aggregate, average and median price. The sale, which showcased a tremendously strong middle market, ended with an aggregate of R122 468 000 – an increase of over 40% on last year’s aggregate of R84 730 000. The average also showed a […]

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Day 1 sales topper

Exceptional start to National Sale

The 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale overcame a slightly slow start to end on a tremendous high. The aggregate jumped from R45 190 000 in 2012 to R55 320 000 this year – despite 19 fewer horses selling in the first session. While lots not sold climbed from 17 to 30 this year, the sales’ first day average […]

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Classy pair for Collingwood

Pat Schafer’s Collingwood Stud has enjoyed plenty of success over the years. Having bred previous G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Sparkling Gem, and numerous other smart performers, Pat’s most recent eye catching winner is this season’s promising 2yo, Sea Cat. The latter, a daughter of leading sire Var, has won two of her four starts […]

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In form Tiger well represented at National Sale

Wilgerbosdrift’s resident stallion Tiger Ridge has enjoyed a great season this year. In arguably his most successful South African season to date, Tiger Ridge is currently seventh on the general sires list. At the time of writing, Tiger’s progeny have earned over R5 500 000 this season – and this total could well improve should his brilliant […]

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National Sale starts Friday!

The 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, which kicks off on Friday, looks an exceptional strong catalogue. Many of the country’s top stud farms have exciting drafts on offer at the country’s oldest premier sale. All the country’s top stallions are well represented on the sale. The National Sale will also see 27 yearlings by […]

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Mystic Spring

Legacy of Cheveley legend continues

One of the very best South Africa broodmares of recent times is the Royal Academy matron, Mystic Spring. Cheveley’s Vaughan Koster remembers his first impression of Mystic Spring well, saying, “Mystic Spring arrived a small, light, narrow mare with a fierce temperament. Not your ideal broodmare! However, she has settled down well tremendously. Her first […]

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