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NZ horseman praises SA industry

September 17, 2019 / 2 days ago

CTS Yearling inspectors John Kramer, Kerry Jack and Ric Wylie on Friday completed a two-week journey through the Western Cape and the Karoo, scoring yearlings for the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, scheduled for 16 January, a week after the...

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Improved CTS graduate wins Sophomore Sprint

September 09, 2019 / 10 days ago

Three Two Charlie (6-1) scored a convincing 1.50-length win for trainer Candice Bass-Robinson, jockey Greg Cheyne and owner Rod Mattheyse in Saturday’s Listed Sophomore Sprint over 1200m at Kenilworth. Three Two Charlie was quoted only fifth on the boards behind...

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CTS inspectors are on the road to find the best!

September 03, 2019 / 16 days ago

A Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) inspection team comprising of New Zealander Ric Wylie, Kerry Jack and the evergreen John Kramer have started yearling inspections for January’s 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Wylie, whose expertise lies with “conformation and assessing what...

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CTS stars lead the way in Graded contests

August 21, 2019 / 29 days ago

Runners bought at CTS Sales won some of South Africa’s most prestigious Gr1 contests in the 2018/19 racing season. Nine CTS graduates won 10 Gr1’s between them. Five were among the Equus Awards nominations in various categories and two won...

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Nielsen’s journey started in Cape Town

August 01, 2019 / 1 month ago

Bjorn Nielsen, owner-breeder of staying superstar Stradivarius, was born and raised in Cape Town. As a child in the mid-1960s, he used to listen to thoroughbred races on the radio, as there was no television in South Africa at the...

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Kasimir bags another Gr1 sprint

July 31, 2019 / 1 month ago

Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduate Kasimir has all but secured the 2018/19 Equus Champion Sprinter title. Justin Snaith’s high quality galloper drew on his class and fought hard to win Saturday’s Gr1 Mercury Sprint under Richard Fourie, posting his seventh...

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Teamwork pays off for Dynasty’s Blossom

July 29, 2019 / 1 month ago

The Gr3 eLAN Gold Cup over 3200m at Greyville on Saturday was well won by Joey Ramsden-trained Dynasty filly Dynasty’s Blossom, second in the Gold Vase on Vodacom Durban July Day. Four-year-old Dynasty’s Blossom, in the hands of the talented...

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Soma and partners cash in with Got The Greenlight

July 29, 2019 / 1 month ago

Trainer Joe Soma bought Got The Greenlight for a paltry R110,000 at the 2018 CTS April Sale, and the colt’s breeder Hassen Adams of Nadeson Park kept a share along with Soma’s patron Dayalan Chinsammy. After his superb win in...

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R2R and CPYS entry forms

July 16, 2019 / 2 months ago

Entry forms for the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale and the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale are available for downloading from the CTS website. The potent and popular Ready To Run Sale will take place on Friday, 22 November...

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Van Halen in tune with Polytrack

July 10, 2019 / 2 months ago

The Vaal yard of veteran trainer Tobie Spies enjoyed a marvellous day at Greyville on Saturday when they came away with three winners at the Durban July race meeting, including CTS purchase Van Halen, who won the Non-Black Type eThekwini...

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