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CLASSY FIRST BOOK FOR MARCHFIELD

CLASSY FIRST BOOK FOR MARCHFIELD Moutonshoek’s exciting young sire, Marchfield, has been well received in his first season at stud in South Africa. Already proving very fertile, Marchfield’s first book of mares includes some high-class racemares, proven broodmares and well related siblings, to boot. Marchfield’s first book includes the dams of such high-class performers as […]

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Oratorio debut winner snapped up by Team Valor

Oratorio debut winner snapped up by Team Valor A daughter of Oratorio was bought by leading owners Team Valor following her impressive winning debut at San Siro recently. Two-year-old filly My Jolie skated home in a newcomers event over 1700 in the style of a smart filly. She is likely to be aimed at the […]

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Oratorio star on track for Group One

Oratorio star on track for Group One Biz The Nurse, a son of Avontuur’s world leading sire Oratorio, recorded his fourth consecutive win when he won Sunday’s Group 2 Premio Federico Tesio Stakes at San Siro. It was a gutsy performance by the colt, who had to tote a 2kg penalty in the 2200m race, […]

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Another stakes winner for Philanthropist!

Another stakes winner for Philanthropist! Drakenstein Stud’s beautifully bred, and successful young sire, Philanthropist, was represented by yet another stakes winner on Sunday. His son Phil’s Dream landed the Overskate Stakes at Woodbine –  a $125 000 contest over 1400m. He is the sixth stakes winner, from  100 foals of racing age, for his sire Philanthropist. […]

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Flying start for champion sprinter!

Flying start for champion sprinter! Drakenstein Stud’s new stallion, What A Winter, has made a fantastic start to his stud career. The multiple champion sprinter has taken to his new life at stud very well, and his first mares have already tested in foal to charismatic young stallion. What A Winter looks set to cover […]

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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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THE MONTJEU LEGACY

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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