3 for Marchfield!

3 for Marchfield! Moutonshoek’s exciting new stallion, Marchfield, has made a bright start to his stud career. His first three mares covered have all tested in foal  – which bodes well for Marchfield’s busy season ahead! Already represented by his first yearlings overseas, Marchfield had a colt make $100 000 (second top price) at the recent […]

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Incredible hatrick for Sail From Seattle

Incredible hatrick for Sail From Seattle Ascot Stud’s exciting young sire Sail From Seattle scored a remarkable hatrick at Durbanville racecourse on Wednesday. His offspring won the first three races on the card in an almost unheard of clean sweep for a second season sire! Sail South, bred by Mr and Mrs Pott, got the […]

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Following the running of Britain’s oldest classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, being run last Saturday, focus fell firmly on the late, great stallion Montjeu. His son Leading Light won the Leger, and gave his sire in the process his third winner of the race. (Montjeu’s sons Scorpion and Masked Marvel had previously won the race […]

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Rain’s sister in foal to sire sensation!

Rain’s sister in foal to sire sensation! Rose Garden, the only sister to globetrotting superstar Soft Falling Rain, has been tested safely in foal to Avontuur’s world-class new stallion, Oratorio. Rose Garden was mated to the former European champion Oratorio as the resulting foal would have a pedigree on very similar lines to that of […]

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Impressive debut winner for Argonaut

Impressive debut winner for Argonaut The Cheveley Stud based Argonaut had an eye catching debut winner at Vaal racecourse on Tuesday afternoon. His daughter, Yeoville – who was backed down into favouritism, scored impressively over 1200m first time out. This Lucky Houdalakis trained filly, who is out of the Polar Falcon mare Nareem, was a […]

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Stakes double for outstanding Oratorio

Stakes double for outstanding Oratorio Avontuur’s world-class young stallion Oratorio was at it again when his progeny once again hit the spotlight over this last weekend. Viztoria (Oratorio – Viz, by Darshaan) was one of last season’s most exciting 2yos, and she confirmed that early promise with a tremendous win over colts and geldings in […]

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Bold Silvano - Irish Tale colt

Smashing first foals for July champ

Smashing first foals for July champ Foals from the first crop of former Vodacom Durban July hero Bold Silvano continue to catch the eye. Very popular in his first season, Bold Silvano covered a book of around 90 mares, with his mates including daughters of such superstar sires as Danehill, Galileo and Giant’s Causway. An […]

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Vale Western Winter

Vale Western Winter Lammerskraal Stud’s former champion sire, Western Winter, died on Thursday. He was 21 years old and leaves behind a tremendous legacy of classy and courage. At the time of writing, the stallion had sired 76 stakes winners, 20 Grade One winners, and over 140 black type performers. To date, Western Winter’s offspring […]

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Irridescence colt fetches $175 000

Irridescence colt fetches $175 000 A colt out of the brilliant South African mare Irridescence fetched $175 000 on day one of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale yesterday. The colt, by leading US sire Medaglia D’Oro, was consigned by Paramount Sales (as Agent) and he was purchased by Alekandr Nejenetc. Irridescence, who was bred by the […]

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More success for Argonaut

More success for Argonaut Former Equus Champion 2YO Colt, Argonaut, had another winner over the weekend. The stallion’s son, Ernie or Els, broke his maiden by an impressive seven lengths, when successful at Borrowdale on Sunday. Argonaut’s other first crop winners include the Gr1 contender Copybook, and the eye catching filly, Cassia. An exceptional juvenile, […]

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