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Weekend treble for Oratorio

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s successful resident sire Oratorio enjoyed a memorable weekend this past week, with the former European champion represented by a treble of winners. The son of Danehill had winners at three different racetracks over the weekend, with his son Tyrandeus kick starting the Oratorio winner fest. Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the 3yo gelding […]

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Bold Silvano

Bold Silvano filly downs Frankel daughter

Ascot Stud’s homebred July winner Bold Silvano has enjoyed a good trot with his two-year-olds this season and the son of champion sire Silvano looks to have an another above average juvenile in the form of the Danika Stud bred Mazari. The latter caused an upset when she ran on strongly to beat blue blooded […]

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Var two-year-olds dominate

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s top class stallion Var is no stranger to siring high class two-year-olds. The son of Forest Wildcat was last season’s Champion Sire of 2YOs in South Africa, and Var’s past high class 2yos include G1 Gold Medallion winner Villandry, G2 Golden Horseshoe hero Purple Diamond, and fellow graded stakes winners A Womens […]

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Feature race 1-2 finish for Querari

Sons of Maine Chance Farms’ top class young stallion Querari dominated proceedings in the umThombothi Stakes at Scottsville on Sunday. Querari sons Head Honcho and Warfarer ran 1-2 to give their sire a clean sweep of the R125 000 feature. Trained by Andre Nel, Head Honcho stayed on smartly to win the 1950 umThombothi Stakes by […]

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Byword colt maintains his unbeaten record

Mauritzfontein’s G1 winning young sire Byword looks to have a really smart sort on his hands in the form of Crown And Country. The latter, who was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, made it two wins from as many outings when overcoming greenness to lift a juvenile plate over 1200m at Scottsville on Sunday. Crown […]

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Legislate winning the Lanzerac Le General Green Point Stakes Gr2
Photo: Lizel King

Legislate sister impresses!

Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire Legislate gained a further update to his pedigree when his 3yo full sister Statute won impressively over 1200m at Scottsville on Sunday. Bred by the Cheveley Stud, the Michael Roberts trained Statute made it win number two, from just three outings, when cruising home to an emphatic two and a […]

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Singapore Sling

Philanthropist son lifts Classic Cup

Drakenstein Stud’s successful sire Philanthropist enjoyed a big payday when his talented son Singapore Sling won the HK$10 000 000 Hong Kong Classic Cup, over 1800m, at Sha Tin on Sunday. Bred by Drakenstein Stud, and in the care of South African born Tony Millard, Singapore Sling was steered to a 1.25 length win under […]

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Thursday double for Silvano

Maine Chance Farms’ resident stallion, and South Africa’s reigning champion sire, Silvano had a quick Thursday double at the Vaal this week. His beautifully bred son Silver Spine, who is out of G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Sparkling Gem won Thursday’s first race, a maiden plate over 1200 metres, in good style. Bred and owned […]

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Derby hopes for Philanthropist son

Drakenstein Stud’s successful stallion Philanthropist could well be represented by a runner in the HKG1 BMW Hong Kong Derby next month. His top class son Singapore Sling is one of the top rated four-year-olds currently racing in Hong Kong, and that Drakenstein Stud bred gelding is among the early entries for the Hong Kong Derby. […]

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Louis The King

Louis The King relative catches the eye

Bwana, a close relative of Sorrento Stud’s young stallion Louis The King, made it two wins from just three outings when scoring over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Trained by Brett Crawford, Bwana, who had won first time out over 1200m last December, showed guts to win by nearly half a length over older rival […]

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