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Trainer’s feature-race double with CTS buys

March 19, 2019 / 3 days ago

Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren won the two feature races at Turffontein on Saturday with CTS buys Mardi Gras (Gr2 Senor Santa Stakes, 7-1) and Divine Odyssey (Listed Drum Star Handicap, 28-1). Both winners were sired by Avontuur Stud’s resident...

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Matchett wins two Listed features with CTS value buys

March 12, 2019 / 10 days ago

Three times Zimbabwean champion trainer Paul Matchett has made his mark over the last 15 years in South Africa. He enjoyed a spectacular afternoon at Turffontein on Saturday with three Listed feature winners, including two bargain buys from CTS Sales...

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Veteran horseman Kramer celebrates 80th

March 08, 2019 / 14 days ago

John Kramer, the seasoned breeder, owner, pedigree guru and conformation expert, celebrates his 80th birthday today, and we look back on the colourful career of a man who is as active in the industry today as he was 50 years...

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Horse Of Fortune is retired after feature win

March 07, 2019 / 15 days ago

Ace runner Horse Of Fortune, the CTS graduate formerly known as Strongman, has been retired after his win in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy over 1500m last Sunday. Trainer by Dennis Yip Chor-hong and ridden by Silvestre De Sousa, Horse...

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High Seas Beauty rewards faithful new owner

March 05, 2019 / 17 days ago

Five-year-old High Seas Beauty was supposed to have been in foal with her first progeny, but just before a covering partner was finalised, her new owner Peter Blythe decided that she was good enough to continue racing. He plucked the...

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Tarry’s filly returns to Gr1 ranks

March 04, 2019 / 18 days ago

The R1.25-million Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic proved a triumph for Sean Tarry as Return Flight (15-4) led all the way to beat Fillies Guineas winner Nafaayes (5-2) by 0.80 lengths with Blossom finishing another head back in third and Storm...

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Zouaves pounces from the right spot

March 04, 2019 / 18 days ago

When trainer Geoff Woodruff bought Zouaves at the 2014 CTS Emperors Select Yearling Sale he felt that R225,000 was a bargain, and he was soon proven right. The son of Sail From Seattle and Zanya (Jallad) won his purchase price...

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Wonderous Climber reaches higher

March 04, 2019 / 18 days ago

Wonderous Climber, one of the “talking horses” of the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, took some time to mature, but following his win in Saturday’s Listed Aquanaut Handicap over 2400m he is being touted as a possible Gold Cup winner...

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A CTS Trifecta in Khaya Diadem Stakes

February 25, 2019 / 25 days ago

Saturday’s Gr2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes over 1200m produced a Trifecta for Cape Thoroughbred Sales. CTS purchase Kasimir held on to beat fellow CTS-graduates Speedpoint and Chimichuri Run, and posted his fastest time over the six-furlong this season. The race...

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Captain Lars, the durable poster boy for SA-breds

February 21, 2019 / 1 month ago

Captain Lars, the amazing South African-bred gelding who races in the UK, posted his 24th career win in the Betway Selling Stakes over 1000m on the all-weather track at Newcastle on Monday evening. He took up the lead near the...

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