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Big Dubai win for CTS purchase, Liquid Mercury

February 12, 2016 / 1 year ago

Liquid Mercury, a graduate of the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, raced to a commanding win in Thursday night’s $US175,000 Gulf News Handicap over 2435m on turf at Meydan under jockey Christophe Soumillon. The big grey by Trippi from Skip...

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Noah Fom Goah, Smart Call to race abroad

February 09, 2016 / 1 year ago

Investec Dingaans and Grand Parade Cape Guineas winner Noah From Goa will likely never race in South Africa again. One of Mike de Kock’s chief owners Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum has bought a 50% share in him and...

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Don’t write off Mubtaahij!

February 05, 2016 / 1 year ago

Trainer Mike de Kock had a message for Mubtaahij’s supporters after the colt had failed to make the frame in Thursday night’s Gr3 Firebreak Stakes over 1600m on dirt at Meydan in Dubai: “All I can say is, please relax...

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Cape bred thoroughbreds in Dubai

February 02, 2016 / 1 year ago

A number of Cape bred thoroughbreds have been entered for the Gr1 Dubai World Cup, No fewer than 7 thoroughbreds bred in the Cape have been entered for the world’s richest horse-race, which has grown into one of the world’s...

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan’s call to breeders

January 31, 2016 / 1 year ago

After a few introductory remarks in her opening address at the opening ceremony of the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding...

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Smart Call dominates J&B Met

January 31, 2016 / 1 year ago

Smart Call hammered a top field to win the Gr1 J&B Met over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Trainer Alec Laird has long rated Smart Call, a daughter of Ideal World and a grand-daughter of the great Horse Chestnut, very...

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J&B Met Day 2016 was “Snaith Day”

January 31, 2016 / 1 year ago

Snaith Racing enjoyed an unbelievable J&B Met Day 2016 on Saturday - eight wins in 12 races – including the first six in a row! Trainer Justin Snaith’s elation at his phenomenal achievement was tempered just a little by not...

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Puller: Attend the sale, do your homework!

January 26, 2016 / 1 year ago

On a lazy Sunday back in March, 2014, trainer Glen Puller found a young horse he’d really liked among the roughly 290 lots on offer at the CTS March Yearling Sale held at Durbanville. Lot 220, Illuminator, a bay colt...

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Fairytale $1-million win for young apprentice

January 25, 2016 / 1 year ago

Haevelon van der Hoven, a 23-year-old apprentice, made his connections $500,000 (R16,47 million) richer in the first CTS Million Dollar over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Van der Hoven, a 2,5kg claimer, replaced an indisposed Weichong Marwing in the inaugural...

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CPYS turnover rises to R135,65-million

January 25, 2016 / 1 year ago

Two days of frenetic trading came to an end on Friday with the second and final day of the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale taking place in Cape Town. The sale had established a new record for a yearling sold...

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