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RTT will oversee re-structuring of racing industry

May 12, 2020 / 16 days ago

Wéhann Smith, CEO of CTS, is a member of the five-man team tasked with safeguarding, re-capitalising, and restructuring the racing industry in the wake of Phumelela Gaming (PGL) going into business rescue last week. The team of Smith, Brian Riley...

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CTS graduate boosts career earnings to over R12-million

May 05, 2020 / 23 days ago

Chefano, originally named Varquero when he was sold by Maine Chance Farms at 2016 Cape Johannesburg Premier Yearling Sale for R300,000, won Sunday’s Gr3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (HK$3,25-million) over 2400m at Sha-Tin and will now be aimed at...

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CTS adapts R2R Sales format to withstand market challenges

April 28, 2020 / 1 month ago

Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) are customising the format of the 2020 renewal of the Ready To Run Sale to accommodate vendors in a hugely challenging year for the industry. While the popular sale will return to its customary venue at...

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R2R sale yields six quick winners; more in the offing

April 23, 2020 / 1 month ago

Last November’s CTS Ready To Run Sale had already produced six individual winners when racing was halted due to the lockdown on 26 March. Several others are ready to race, and others still are coming along the right way and...

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CTS graduate wins his second race in Hong Kong

April 11, 2020 / 1 month ago

Bear Again, a R450,000 buy from the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale and originally signed for by Gavin van Zyl, posted his second win in Hong Kong for trainer David Ferraris on Wednesday evening, winning a handicap over 1650m at...

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SA task team monitoring Covid-19 measures

April 06, 2020 / 1 month ago

The national task team of the Racing Operators and the National Horseracing Authority have been closely monitoring and assessing the extremely fluid situation around the COVID-19 lockdown measures and resulting impact on the sport and business of horseracing. Extreme measures...

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CTS buys shine in Listed Kings Cup

March 24, 2020 / 2 months ago

CTS graduates filled the first three places in Sunday’s Listed Kings Cup over 1600m on turf at Greyville. Cape Premier Yearling Sale purchases Born To Perform and Tristful hit the line first and second respectively, and CTS Ready To Run...

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De Kock wins two features with CTS buys

March 16, 2020 / 2 months ago

Mike de Kock won two features with now three-year-olds bought at CTS sales, at Turffontein on Saturday, both owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum of Dubai’s Al Adiyaat South Africa. Klawervlei-bred Vaseem (Vercingetorix, Callan Murray), a R275,000 purchase...

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Cirillo is a CTS success story!

March 10, 2020 / 2 months ago

Sean Tarry will be aiming Cirillo at the Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m following his fluent win in Saturday’s Gr2 Hawaii Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein. Cirillo has proved himself to be in the top echelon of South African...

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Soma’s CTS “cheapie’ bags Gr1 SA Classic

March 09, 2020 / 2 months ago

Trainer Joe Soma posted the eighth Gr1 winner of his career when his R120,000 Cape Premier Yearling Sales purchase, Got The Greenlight, reigned victorious in Saturday’s SA Classic over 1800m at Turffontein. He beat Green Laser by 0.75 lengths with...

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