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SA well represented at 2016 Dubai World Cup

March 23, 2016 / 3 years ago

SOUTH Africa will be well represented at the US$30-million Dubai World Cup meeting in Dubai on Saturday. From his first attempt at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, Paul Lafferty has succeeded in securing an entry when Harry’s So was invited...

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Oratorio colt is the sales-topper

March 21, 2016 / 3 years ago

A son of Avontuur’s exciting sire Oratorio topped the weekend’s March Yearling Sale, which took place at Durbanville racecourse on Saturday and Sunday. Consigned by Sorrento Stud, the colt (who is from his triple G1 winning sire’s first South African...

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Trippi filly gets the top bid

March 20, 2016 / 3 years ago

A daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s leading and ever popular sire Trippi proved the star attraction at the first day of the 2016 CTS March Yearling Sale yesterday. Consigned by Sandown Stud, the regally bred filly, who shares her sire with...

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CTS March Stallions: Part 3

March 18, 2016 / 3 years ago

In the third of our stallion reviews, SARAH WHITELAW of Sporting Post discusses the sires represented at this weekend's CTS March Yearling Sale: King’s Apostle A superb racehorse, King’s Apostle won seven times including the Gr1 Prix Maurice De Gheest...

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​ Sea Cat: The 20k fairytale from CTS 2012

March 18, 2016 / 3 years ago

Every sale has its extraordinary buys and trainer Paul Reeves was the man responsible for arguably the shrewdest purchase at the inaugural CTS March Sale (Book 2) in 2012. The Cape-based trainer was walking around the sales barns when he...

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CTS March: Stallions Part 2

March 17, 2016 / 3 years ago

HERE is the second of a three-part stallion review in which SARAH WHITELAW of Sporting Post takes a look at the sires represented at this weekend's CTS March Yearling Sale. Elusive Fort A champion son of the great Fort Wood...

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​ March Sale's Roll Of Honour

March 16, 2016 / 3 years ago

THE CTS March Yearling Sale is the second CTS sale of the year, otherwise known as Book Two. It was staged for the first time in 2012 with Kochka, Guiness, Rake’s Chestnut, Bravo Maya, Sea Cat and My Sanctuary among...

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CTS March Sale – Stallions Part 1

March 15, 2016 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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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