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Fairytale $1-million win for young apprentice

January 25, 2016 / 2 years 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 / 2 years 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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SA record smashed on CPYS Day One!

January 23, 2016 / 2 years ago

The South African record paid for a thoroughbred yearling at auction was smashed on the first day of the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale on Thursday. Drakenstein Stud consigned lot 37, a handsome bay son of leading sire Silvano who...

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CNN will cover 2016 J&B Met

January 22, 2016 / 2 years ago

The J&B Met on Saturday 30 January will once again potentially reach millions of households around the world as a CNN International team is travelling to film the event for the third year running. This will be the 39th renewal...

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Overseas buyers can have a ball!

January 22, 2016 / 2 years ago

The dramatic decline of the rand means the ball is firmly in the court of overseas buyers for this week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale in Cape Town. The sale will be held on Thursday and Friday (5pm start both days)...

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Bass filly could scoop Mountain of Cash!

January 21, 2016 / 2 years ago

Not many punters will oppose Silver Mountain in the $1-million CTS Million Dollar over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday. The race, restricted to graduates of the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale and 2014 Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) March Yearling Sale...

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CPYS Day One Review

January 21, 2016 / 2 years ago

“Everybody here is chasing a dream, and trying to catch lightning in a tea cup.” opined pedigree guru, Charles Faull. Undaunted by such a challenge, and motivated by million dollar incentive races conceived by CTS, buyers splurged at the 201...

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CPYS 2016: Stallion Power!

January 20, 2016 / 2 years ago

Thirty-seven individual stallions from around the world are represented at the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale that starts on Thursday, 21 January at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Here is a look at the represented stallions and some of...

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A Major Date on Sales Calendar

January 18, 2016 / 2 years ago

One of the younger sales on the international thoroughbred auction circuit, the Cape Premier Yearling Sale has been quick to establish itself as a major date on the sales calendar. First held in 2011, the sale has already produced an...

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Investec Day of Dreams Fields

January 17, 2016 / 2 years ago

The inaugural Investec Day Of Dreams at Kenilworth on Saturday 23 January promises a day of horseracing action previously unequalled on the African continent. With the bar being raised in terms of record breaking stakes, and two historic Gr1 features...

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