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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Cracking first foals for star Miler

Gary Player Stud’s resident stallion Noordhoek Flyer is represented by his first foals this season, and, if looks are anything to go by, he has certainly made a promising start to his stud career. Bred by Wilgerbosdrift, Noordhoek Flyer was sold at the 2008 National Sale for R2 500 000, when named White Hills. Purchased […]

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Silvano shines on Guineas day

Silvano shines on Guineas day Maine Chance Farms’ resident stallion Silvano has been enjoying a terrific season. Not only did he sire the sales topping lot at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1), Silvano is also sire of 2013 J&B Met winner Martial Eagle. His success continued at Turffontein this Saturday, with his […]

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Cape bred strikes in Dubai!

Cape bred strikes in Dubai! The Cape bred Kavanagh scored an eye catching success in Dubai on Saturday afternoon. The Wilgerbosdrift bred and owned gelding won a 1200m handicap at Meydan to register his first success in Dubai. From the barn of champion trainer Mike de Kock, Kavanagh was coming into the race off a […]

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