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Ertijaal set for Hong Kong raid

March 30, 2016 / 4 years ago

FORMER Gr1 Investec Cape Derby winner Ertijaal (AUS) is to be aimed at the Gr1 Audemars Piquet QEII Cup, to be run over 2000m at Sha-Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday, 24 April. It carries a purse of $HK20-million. South...

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Top SA filly injured in UK

March 28, 2016 / 4 years ago

In a shock development, star former Cape based 4yo filly Cold As Ice has run her last race. The Avontuur-bred daughter Of Western Winter did a tendon in the All Weather Championships at Lingfield on Friday. Ridgemont Stud spokesman Craig...

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De Kock has seven chances at DWC meeting

March 26, 2016 / 4 years ago

MIKE de Kock will saddle seven runners at the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan on Saturday and all of them looked in great shape at Mike’s Dubai base on Thursday afternoon, none more so than ageing Prayer For Relief...

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California Chrome beats Mubtaahij in Dubai World Cup

March 26, 2016 / 4 years ago

IN a dominant, track-record setting performance compromised by the slippage of his saddle during the race, California Chrome (USA) avenged last year's second place performance by winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. In the process, he...

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Curved Ball gets off the mark

March 24, 2016 / 4 years ago

Klawervlei’s beautifully bred young sire Curved Ball has made a pleasing start to his stud career, and the young sire duly got off the mark at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon. The former G2 Dingaans winner’s first juvenile winner came...

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SA well represented at 2016 Dubai World Cup

March 23, 2016 / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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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