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Inara returns to Turffontein for Champions Challenge

April 25, 2016 / 2 years ago

CHAMPION filly Inara will on Saturday attempt to become only the second of her sex to win the Premier’s Champions Challenge since Ilha Da Vitoria ten years ago and, for the second time in a fortnight, she will make the...

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Owners urged to register for $1-million bonus!

April 22, 2016 / 2 years ago

CTS advises that yearlings purchased at the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, the 2015 CTS March Yearling Sale and the 2015 CTS Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale must be registered with the NHA no later than 30 May 2016. Horses...

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Mike Bass will retire at season's end

April 21, 2016 / 2 years ago

LEGENDARY trainer Mike Bass has announced his retirement at the end of the 2015/16 season and will be handing over the reins of his Milnerton stable to daughter Candice Robinson. Bass has been a staunch supporter of racing in KwaZulu-Natal...

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Whyte is chuffed with Ertijaal

April 20, 2016 / 2 years ago

A chance ride at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night has Douglas Whyte eyeing a fourth victory in Sunday’s HK$20 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin. Dane O’Neill was booked to partner the Mike de Kock-trained Ertijaal...

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SA can contain AHS in most effective ways

April 18, 2016 / 2 years ago

MEMBERS of South Africa’s Horse Import Export Task Team (HIETT) have requested the racing industry and the public at large not to over-react to the death of a horse diagnosed with African Horse Sickness (AHS) in the surveillance zone near...

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Avontuur Stud posts world-class results at CTS Select

April 16, 2016 / 2 years ago

TOP Cape breeders Avontuur dominated the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale held at the popular Johannesburg hotel and casino complex on Friday, producing the top three lots from just five in their quality draft. Their outstanding strike-rate is thought to...

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Breeders in good spirits ahead of Sale

April 14, 2016 / 2 years ago

ALL smiles on the eve of the 2016 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale are John Koster of Klawervlei Stud and Pippa Mickleburgh of Avontuur Stud, who have exciting drafts to send through the auctioneer’s ring.Both stud farms have progeny of...

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All set for a great CTS weekend

April 13, 2016 / 2 years ago

THE 2016 Emperors CTS Select Yearling Sale will be launched with a Cocktail Party at Emperors Hotel and Casino 18:30 on Thursday evening, followed by a Charity Poker Event starting at 19:30. There is a buy-in of R5,000 to the...

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“Bakkies” goes on sale on CTS Select

April 11, 2016 / 2 years ago

MEET “Bakkies” (Lot 78), a colt from Summerhill Stud entered for the Emperors Palace CTS Select Yearling Sale this Friday, 15 April, and one who sure won’t have rivals messing with him on a race track! Named after the...

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Look around the smaller barns at CTS Select Sale

April 07, 2016 / 2 years ago

FILLIES by the deceased Horse Chestnut are in high demand and Gary and Jackie Jolliffe of Golden Touch Thoroughbreds have big hopes for young Gold Image, who bears a beautiful resemblance to her legendary sire. Gold Image (Lot 195) will...

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