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Hepburn-Brown is keen on his 2019 draft

January 22, 2019 / 27 days ago

David Hepburn-Brown reckons his 2019 draft from Hemel ‘N Aarde Stud is one of the best he’s ever brought to a sale. His yearlings have enjoyed some keen interest on the first viewing days and he is hoping for action...

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Maine Chance expecting fireworks from Lot 182

January 22, 2019 / 27 days ago

Maine Chance Farms Stud Manager Tm Bootsma has singled out Lot 182, Summer Sizzler, as his choice among the formidable breeding operation’s 15 yearlings already getting plenty of attention at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Bootsma said: “He’s a...

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Klawervlei has a depth of sire power!

January 22, 2019 / 27 days ago

Klawervlei Stud’s 59 lots make up more than a quarter of the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. It’s a draft of quality seldom seen in South Africa and the backbone of a sale designed for a great start to the...

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A good variety of stallions from Favour Stud

January 21, 2019 / 28 days ago

Still Bay’s Favour Stud has gradually improved their broodmare band and they’ve enjoyed a number of competitive seasons on our racetracks, just recently having bred Princess Rebel, the winner of December’s Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes and a runner in Saturday’s...

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Normandy’s quality jumps off the page!

January 21, 2019 / 28 days ago

Normandy Stud’s slogan is, “Reputations are not built on what you are going to do” and the high-achieving stud between Robertson and Ashton have a draft of 18 yearlings consigned to the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Normandy’s Oscar Foulkes...

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Leggy colt starts Kilimanjaro’s breeding ventures

January 21, 2019 / 29 days ago

James Goodman and Sandra De Oliviera named their breeding venture Kilimanjaro Bloodstock, after the first horse owned by Goodman’s parents in 1965. “I think I’d just gone to high school and they bought this grey horse trained for them by...

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Six top class yearlings from Ridgemont Highlands

January 20, 2019 / 29 days ago

The astute Mike Sharkey of Ridgemont Highlands and six of the stud’s best yearlings have settled in at the Cape Town International Convention Centre ahead of Wednesday’s 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Ridgemont Highlands have three yearlings by Dynasty, one...

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Gary Player offers three well-bred lots

January 19, 2019 / 30 days ago

Having sold his Colesberg farm, Gary Player will be retaining his interests in thoroughbred breeding via eight mares kept at Equi Librium College near the Plettenberg Bay property where he spends most of his time in South Africa these days...

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This is only the beginning for Ten Einde

January 19, 2019 / 30 days ago

Breeder Hein Moller has 18 mares based on his new farm near The Glen in the Swellendam district, some 25km away from champion breeders Klawervlei. He is establishing a solid breeding operation and loves the industry. Moller also owns shares...

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Avontuur stays with tried-and-tested!

January 18, 2019 / 1 month ago

The always innovative Pippa Mickleburgh of Avontuur Stud chuckles at being asked, “what’s new at Avontuur” ahead of next week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. She remarked: “Our recipe stays the same – peace, tranquillity and space for our horses. And...

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