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Var

Two in a row for Var

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s leading sire Var was responsible for the winners of the first two races at Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon. First to score was the blue blooded Avontuur bred Vice Versa, who won Tuesday’s first South African race. Trained by Brett Crawford, the 3yo filly, a half-sister to Cold As Ice and Live Life, […]

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Querari

Querari son downs star sprinters

Maine Chance Farms’ bang in-form sire Querari, responsible for recent G2 Investec Dingaans winner Monks Hood, enjoyed a good mid-week double when responsible for a pair of winners at Turffontein on Tuesday evening. The champion son of Oasis Dream, whose son Floating On Water ran third over 1400m at Kenilworth on the same day, is […]

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Master Of My Fate

First runner for Master Of My Fate

Varsfontein Stud’s well performed young stallion Master Of My Fate looks likely to be represented by his first runner this weekend. The bay son of Jet Master will be represented by his 2yo son Masta Silva, who lines up in a maiden juvenile plate over 800 metres at Scottsville this Sunday. Trained by Gavin Van […]

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Trippi

Weekend treble for Trippi

Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, currently South Africa’s Leading Sire of 3YOs by stake money, had another good weekend with yet another trio of winners this past weekend. Fifty Cents, winner of the 2016 Listed Jet Master Stakes, picked up the sixth win of his career when victorious for in-form trainer Justin Snaith at Kenilworth […]

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Gitano Hernando

Gitano Hernando brother wins again

Velvet Revolution, a half-brother to The Alchemy’s G1 winning sire Gitano Hernando, made it two wins from his last three starts when landing a handicap at Wolverhampton on Saturday. A four-year-old gelded son of Pivotal, Velvet Revolution has now won four, and placed three times, from 14 outings. He is out of Perugino’s high-class daughter […]

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Gimmethegreenlight

Sunday treble for Gimmethegreenlight

Varsfontein Stud’s leading young stallion Gimmethegreenlight’s good run of form continued at Greyville on Sunday when he was represented by a treble of winners. First Gimmethegreenlight to score was the Dean Kannemeyer trained Cossack Guard who romped home to a 1.25 length maiden win, as favourite, over 1200 metres. Just two races later, Gimmethegreenlight filly […]

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Jallad

Vale Jallad

Highlands Stud have announced the passing of their champion sire Jallad. He was 29 and passed away this weekend. Jallad was a son of French champion and outstanding sire Blushing Groom, also responsible for such top class stallions as Rainbow Quest, Nassipour, Mt Livermore, Rahy and Runaway Groom. He was one of two high class […]

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Dynasty

Fourth graded win for Dynasty champion

Highlands Stud’s outstanding sire Dynasty was represented by his sixth feature race winner this season when his champion daughter Just Sensual lifted the G2 SW Security Solutions Southern Cross Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Just Sensual ran on potently over the 1000m trip to land her sixth win from just ten […]

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Flower Alley

G1 glory for Flower Alley granddaughter

Wilgerbosdrift’s highly successful sire Flower Alley, whose first South African yearlings go on sale in 2018, is the broodmare sire of the top Japanese 2yo filly of 2017. Lucky Lilac, who was produced by Flower Alley’s G1 Ashland Stakes winning daughter Lilacs And Lace, made it three wins from as many outings when she won […]

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Oratorio

Weekend double for Oratorio

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s world-class sire Oratorio enjoyed yet another profitable weekend this week, when represented by two eye catching South African winners. Former European champion and triple G1 winner, Oratorio was responsible for the first juvenile winner in the Cape this season when his Boland Stud bred son Jephthah made a winning debut over 900m […]

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