The Highway Man holds them to ransom

April 01, 2019 / 17 days ago

Three-year-old gelding The Highway Man, soundly beaten in his two previous starts, recovered some of his good earlier form to spring a 40-1 surprise in Friday’s Listed R150 000 East Cape Guineas at Fairview for Muzi Yeni and Gavin Smith...

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Dark Moon Rising aims high

March 26, 2019 / 23 days ago

Dark Moon Rising, a R70,000 buy from the 2015 CTS March Sale, will be aimed at the R4-million Champions Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein on 4 May. This follows his game win in the Listed Kings Cup over 1600m at...

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Sarah gives a quick return

March 25, 2019 / 24 days ago

When trainer Paul Peter went to the 2018 CTS April Yearling Sale held at Durbanville he was looking for value and he found it in an unnamed filly by What A Winter. He recalled: “I like What A Winter as...

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Trainer’s feature-race double with CTS buys

March 19, 2019 / 30 days ago

Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren won the two feature races at Turffontein on Saturday with CTS buys Mardi Gras (Gr2 Senor Santa Stakes, 7-1) and Divine Odyssey (Listed Drum Star Handicap, 28-1). Both winners were sired by Avontuur Stud’s resident...

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Matchett wins two Listed features with CTS value buys

March 12, 2019 / 1 month ago

Three times Zimbabwean champion trainer Paul Matchett has made his mark over the last 15 years in South Africa. He enjoyed a spectacular afternoon at Turffontein on Saturday with three Listed feature winners, including two bargain buys from CTS Sales...

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Veteran horseman Kramer celebrates 80th

March 08, 2019 / 1 month ago

John Kramer, the seasoned breeder, owner, pedigree guru and conformation expert, celebrates his 80th birthday today, and we look back on the colourful career of a man who is as active in the industry today as he was 50 years...

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Horse Of Fortune is retired after feature win

March 07, 2019 / 1 month ago

Ace runner Horse Of Fortune, the CTS graduate formerly known as Strongman, has been retired after his win in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy over 1500m last Sunday. Trainer by Dennis Yip Chor-hong and ridden by Silvestre De Sousa, Horse...

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High Seas Beauty rewards faithful new owner

March 05, 2019 / 1 month ago

Five-year-old High Seas Beauty was supposed to have been in foal with her first progeny, but just before a covering partner was finalised, her new owner Peter Blythe decided that she was good enough to continue racing. He plucked the...

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Tarry’s filly returns to Gr1 ranks

March 04, 2019 / 1 month ago

The R1.25-million Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic proved a triumph for Sean Tarry as Return Flight (15-4) led all the way to beat Fillies Guineas winner Nafaayes (5-2) by 0.80 lengths with Blossom finishing another head back in third and Storm...

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Zouaves pounces from the right spot

March 04, 2019 / 1 month ago

When trainer Geoff Woodruff bought Zouaves at the 2014 CTS Emperors Select Yearling Sale he felt that R225,000 was a bargain, and he was soon proven right. The son of Sail From Seattle and Zanya (Jallad) won his purchase price...

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