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CTS March Sale – Stallions Part 1

March 15, 2016 / 2 years ago

The 2016 renewal of the CTS Book Two sale will have some 240 yearlings go under the hammer this weekend, all of them potential candidates for the two $500k races over 1200m and 1600m in January 2018 on Investec Derby...

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​ A horse by any other name would run as well

March 11, 2016 / 2 years ago

What’s in a name? One of racehorse ownership’s rarely mentioned pleasures is the naming of your horse. There is a perception among some owners that only horses with “nice names” manage to win major races, or manage to win at...

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Lyndon Barends is new CEO of NHRA

March 11, 2016 / 2 years ago

THE National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned businessman and philanthropist, Mr Lyndon Barends, as its new Chief Executive, effective 15 March 2016. Lyndon is an inspirational leader and change agent with a...

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Rosedene Stud has nice specimens in 16-strong draft

March 09, 2016 / 2 years ago

Graeme Koster’s Rosedene Stud is well represented with 16 foals from the Karoo farm to go through the auction ring at the CTS March 2016 Yearling Sale, scheduled for 19 and 20 March at Durbanville. Among them is Lot 50...

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Five weekend winners for Captain Al

March 08, 2016 / 2 years ago

Reigning champion sire Captain Al had yet another great run of success this weekend. The seven times champion sire of 2yos was represented by no fewer than five individual winners, with this tally including a treble at Kenilworth, as well...

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CTS newcomer wins Listed Sprint

March 07, 2016 / 2 years ago

Throwing unraced horses into features is not generally done by trainers in this country, but Mike de Kock and Sean Tarry have both had the bombs to do it from time to time. On Saturday we witnessed a cracking winning...

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Get a first foal, you may get the Caviar!

March 02, 2016 / 2 years ago

The Catalogue for the CTS March Yearling Sale has been released and a glance through it shows a good number of interesting “first foals” scheduled to pass through the auction ring at Durbanville on 19 and 20 March. As with...

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Graded wins for CTS buys on Guineas Day

February 29, 2016 / 2 years ago

CTS purchases trained by Sean Tarry won two of four Graded features on Guineas Day at Turffontein, Saturday. The Visionaire filly Heaps Of Fun (S’Manga Khumalo) exacted revenge on her Fillies Mile conqueror Negroamaro when she led all the way...

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Guineas Day at Turffontein

February 25, 2016 / 2 years ago

Jockey Anton Marcus has landed two top rides for the Johan Janse van Vuuren stable on Guineas Day. Marcus will be riding Brazuca in the R1-million Betting World Gauteng Guineas and Negroamaro in the R500,000 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas at...

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Young Vermaak joins WPRRA Board

February 24, 2016 / 2 years ago

Green Street Bloodstock’s founder, Justin Vermaak (27), has been appointed to the Board of the Western Province Regional Racing Association (WPRRA). This is in line with the body’s progressive dynamic policy of introducing younger blood into the game and follows...

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