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CPYS graduates win smartly on debut

February 11, 2020 / 8 days ago

Two Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduates – Delta Queen (VAR) and Tempting Fate (Master Of My Fate) - won their respective debuts in back-to-back Maiden Juvenile Plates over 1100m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Both were raised at Avontuur Stud and...

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Invidia rakes in the riches in CTS 1200

February 06, 2020 / 13 days ago

The R5-million CTS 1200 (Non-Black Type) over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday became a family affair as Invidia, ridden by Aldo Domeyer for the Ashley Fortune stable, flashed up late to win from Cartel Captain and Vaseem. The first three...

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Friends Celebrate Win In Africa’s Richest Race

February 03, 2020 / 16 days ago

By Kelsey Riley (https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/) They say winning is more fun with friends, and that was certainly the case on Saturday for The Big Five Syndicate-a group of familiar industry faces from Ireland and the U.S.-as it celebrated its victory in...

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One World thrilled the 2020 Sun Met crowd!

February 03, 2020 / 16 days ago

One World (MJ Byleveld) delivered a sensational performance in front of a festive crowd in Saturday’s Gr1 R3-million Sun Met over 2000m at Kenilworth. The CPYS graduate was hard as nails in a grandstand finish in which he proved too...

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A CTS Trifecta in Michael Roberts Handicap

January 21, 2020 / 29 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 / 1 month 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 / 1 month 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 / 1 month 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 / 1 month 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 / 1 month 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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