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A CTS Trifecta in Michael Roberts Handicap

January 21, 2020 / 2 days ago

Runners bought at various CTS Sales filled the first three places in Sunday’s Listed Michael Roberts Handicap over 1800m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack - moved to the poly from Scottsville due to heavy rain at the Pietermaritzburg venue. The...

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Smith is upbeat about sales results

January 17, 2020 / 6 days ago

While the figures from the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale were down on figures posted in recent years, there were some silver linings giving hope for the future. Five passed the magic million mark and the top lot fetched R3-million...

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Father-and-son team excited about Winterbach draft

January 15, 2020 / 8 days ago

The father and son team of Hendrik Winterbach sr. and jr. call Stellenbosch home – their stud is on a beautiful property between the wine farms and horses raised here have fetched double millions on a number of occasions. Both...

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Klawervlei has a stunning array of yearlings

January 15, 2020 / 8 days ago

In among their array of wonderful yearlings at the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale are Klawervlei’s first William Longsword (Captain Al) offspring at a major auction, and the multiple champion breeders’ boss John Koster can’t wait to see them in...

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Bootsma picks a few from Maine Chance’s superb draft

January 15, 2020 / 9 days ago

Maine Chance Farms, with their terrific array of yearlings from leading stallions, will undoubtedly receive their usual support from buyers at the 2020 Cape Premier Sale. Tim Bootsma of Maine Chance discussed his picks from individual sires, starting with their...

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Shepherd especially fond of two raised at Beaumont Stud

January 14, 2020 / 9 days ago

Anton Shepherd has singled out two of his five yearlings raised at his Beaumont Stud in Paarl, to come under the auctioneer’s hammer at the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. His pick of the bunch is Lot 45, due through...

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Ridgemont/Highlands offer a Top Quality 10

January 14, 2020 / 9 days ago

Accomplished Stud Manager Ross Fuller has settled in well at Ridgemont/Highlands, where he spent his first breeding season last year. Fuller has the pleasure of being alongside 10 exceptional yearlings from the famous Robertson establishment at CPYS 2020, and he...

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Fran Cowe expects much from Arran Stud’s five

January 14, 2020 / 9 days ago

Fran Cowe’s Arran Stud of the Robertson district sold her first pair of yearlings in South Africa at last year’s Cape Premier Sale and she’s most excited about the five youngsters consigned to this year’s renewal. First up is Lot...

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Black Swan has a handsome handful at CPYS

January 14, 2020 / 9 days ago

Walter Cowe runs prominent owner Peter De Beyer’s Black Swan Stud, located just a few km’s away from his wife’s Arran Stud in Robertson. Black Swan, like Arran, has a five-strong draft at CPYS 2020, with two yearlings to be...

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Daytona’s three are well related

January 13, 2020 / 10 days ago

Mike Barnard’s Daytona Stud has a history of breeding solid, quality runners and he’s bringing three to CPYS this week. The first yearling raised at Daytona will be Lot 44, Winter’s Destiny, a bay filly by What A Winter from...

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