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CTS RTR Sale goes online with gavelouse.com

September 15, 2020 / 10 days ago

THE 2020 renewal of the highly popular CTS Ready To Run Sale will be conducted online this year, in conjunction with gavelhouse.com, who hosted the ground-breaking farm sale for Klawervlei Stud in June. They produced a superb set of results...

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Equus Awards

September 14, 2020 / 11 days ago

THE 2020 Equus Awards was a triumph for graduates of various CTS Sales, who clinched five awards between them. The awards were staged on a virtual platform and presented by Neil Andrews and Nico Kritsiotis, and the CTS winners were...

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Phumelela’s Business Rescue Plan approved

September 04, 2020 / 21 days ago

The business rescue plan for Phumelela has been approved and its implementation will herald a new dawn for horseracing in South Africa. In terms of the plan Phumelela’s horseracing, tote betting, media and international operations will be formed into a...

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Guru’s Pride’s first Listed win

September 01, 2020 / 24 days ago

GURU’s Pride justified tote favouritism to land the Listed New Turf Carriers Darley Arabian (1600m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Gold Cup Day, Saturday. Guru’s Pride, trained by Gavin van Zyl and ridden by champion jockey Warren Kennedy, made it win...

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Van Halen posts second career Gr1 in Mercury Sprint

August 31, 2020 / 25 days ago

Van Halen, who was bought for a mere R100,000 at the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, took his earnings to R1,317,187 with his seventh career win, that came in Saturday’s Gr1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Greyville. This was his...

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CTS extends 2019 bonus initiative to April 2021

August 26, 2020 / 30 days ago

Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS), in consideration of the ramifications of Covid-19, has extended its bonus initiative announced in October 2019, prior to the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale, to 21 April 2021. The three bonuses of R250,000 each, intended...

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Changes to the CTS Management Team

August 20, 2020 / 1 month ago

THE Cape Thoroughbred Sales Company (CTS), on Wednesday announced significant changes to its management team. Wéhann Smith, who took over as Chief Executive Officer of CTS during a transition period in 2017, and shared his duties as CEO with Kuda...

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Hawwaam, others into quarantine

August 17, 2020 / 1 month ago

Mike de Kock’s star colt Hawwaam has checked into the Kenilworth Quarantine Station, where he will remain for three weeks. He is accompanied by stablemates Najem Suhail and Marshall. They are destined for the UK, via Mauritius. They are only...

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Dazzling Sun has a bright future

August 07, 2020 / 1 month ago

IT won’t make sense to predict stardom for a filly who wins a weak Maiden Plate a Durbanville by under two lengths, but Dazzling Sun (9-20) could’ve won by 10 lengths or more if asked to do so, on Tuesday...

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Katak is the King Of Winter!

July 28, 2020 / 1 month ago

Katak remained unbeaten after five career starts with another scintillating win at Kenilworth on Sunday and in doing so landed the Grade 3 Pocket Power Stakes over 2400m to complete the Cape Winter Series triple crown under Bernard Fayd'herbe. With...

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