CTS graduates prominent among Equus nominations

August 03, 2018 / 1 month ago

Ten thoroughbreds bought at CTS auctions are among the nominees for the 2018 Equus Awards. Van Halen, the Gr1 Gold Medallion winner, is one of two nominations in the Champion Two-year-old colt category, while Gr1 Thekwini Stakes winner Return Flight...

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Captain America retires after four Gr1 wins

August 01, 2018 / 1 month ago

Brett Crawford’s gallant Captain America produced a vintage effort to run another top-class field off its feet in the WSB Champions Cup over 1800m, his fourth Gr1 success. He started at 10-1, with stable companion Undercover Agent at 4-1 and...

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Chimichuri Run blazes home in Gr3 Umkhomazi

July 31, 2018 / 1 month ago

Chimichuri Run is a colt by Trippi from Spiced Gold, and was named after a spicy sauce made in Argentina. His dam was a hot runner, too. Spiced Gold dead-heated with Here To Win in the Gr1 2010 SA Filliies...

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Temple Grafin gets Duke Of Marmalade off the mark

July 30, 2018 / 1 month ago

Trainer Glen Kotzen loves the progeny of Drakenstein Stud’s stallion Duke Of Marmalade so much that he’s tried to “fill up” for his Woodhill Racing Stables when he’s seen them on sale at CTS auctions. Kotzen won Saturday’s Gr3 The...

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20k CTS buy wins Gr1 Thekwini Stakes

July 30, 2018 / 1 month ago

Champion jockey elect, Lyle Hewitson, laid off with an injury, said last week that the one ride he was really sad about missing out on was the Sean Tarry-trained filly Return Flight in the R750,000 Gr1 Thekwini Stakes over 1600m...

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Progress in Equine Export Protocols

July 26, 2018 / 1 month ago

South African Equine Health and Protocols (SAEHP), led by Adrian Todd, was charged with spearheading the equine industries efforts to implement long term sustainable export protocols in 2017. The equine industry has suffered due to onerous export requirements and SAEHP...

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CPYS 2019 is scheduled for Sun Met week

July 25, 2018 / 1 month ago

Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) has announced the eagerly anticipated dates for the renewal of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January 2019. In an exciting...

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NHA will address grooms’ issues

July 17, 2018 / 2 months ago

The National Horseracing Authority has advised that it is currently working with industry players to develop a strategy to include and engage the grooms more effectively in the industry. The recent protests, which were in some cases near violent and...

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Marshall has big plans for One World

July 16, 2018 / 2 months ago

CTS graduate One World, a two-year-old colt by Klawervlei Stud’s much missed stallion, Captain Al, impressed in no uncertain terms when landing Saturday’s Listed Highlands Stud Langerman over 1500m. One World followed the example of another Captain Al colt Tap...

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A brave, sound CTS buy!

July 12, 2018 / 2 months ago

A brave, sound horse is often better to own than a star who is plagued with problems. Mathew de Kock’s Onamission Syndicate was fortunate to obtain as its first runner Puget Sound, a R120,000 CTS Ready To Run purchase who...

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