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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Pius leads the list!

Pius leads the list! Highlands Farm’s exciting young sire, Antonius Pius, is currently South Africa’s leading first crop sire. The son of Danzig had another win, when his smart daughter Yoshie won the second race of her three start career. To date, Antonius Pius has had six individual winners, including the smart Ace Antonius and […]

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Mambo Yearling

Blue blooded Mambo’s family continues to feature

Moutounshoek’s exciting young stallion Mambo In Seattle comes from a family which is continuing to make headlines. Not only is Mambo in Seattle a son of one of Mr Prospector’s very best sons, but his second dam (Weekend Surprise) and third dam (Lassie Dear) are two of the finest broodmares in the stud book. Discreet […]

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A Roman Legacy

A Roman Legacy Varsfontein’s stalwart stallion, Caesour, who died this week left a real mark on the SA stud book. The sire of over 40 stakes winners (44 at the time of writing), the son of Nureyev never had a crop of registered foal bigger than 50 in number, and still managed to make a […]

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