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Fursa Filly To Make Premier Headlines

The 2021 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, which starts this Sunday, will be offering a number of yearlings with strong South African connections. One of the most notable of these is Lot 46, a daughter of Coolmore’s record-breaking Scat Daddy stallion No Nay Never – a G1 winner at 2 and now an exciting young G1 producing sire, out of the[…]

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Stud Farms Sue Over 140-Mare Cap

Spendthrift Farm, Ashford Stud and Three Chimneys Farm are suing The Jockey Club in federal court over the “stallion cap” rule that went into effect in 2020, alleging that the 140-mare breeding limit now being phased in amounts to a “blatant abuse of power” that acts as an “anti-competitive restraint” and threatens to disrupt the free-market nature of the bloodstock[…]

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Snitzel Colt Impresses At Kenilworth

Arrowfield Stud’s reigning Australian Champion Sire Snitzel has, from just a handful of runners to date, made his presence felt in South Africa. Snitzel’s South African runners include G1 SA Classic winner Heavenly Blue (now standing at Ascot Stud), Listed Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Traces, and G3 Byerley Turk runner up, and 11 time winner, Unannounced. ‘Real Gone Kid’[…]

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Rigemont Highlands Supplement 17 Classy Lots To Premier

Ridgemont/Highlands has drafted an additional 17 yearlings to the 2021 Cape Premier Yearling Sale to be held at the De Grendel Estate on 14 March 2021. Craig Carey of Ridgemont/Highlands commented: “The moving of the Premier Sale from January to March gave us an opportunity to prepare more horses for the sales ring. Also considering the Covid-19 regulations, it makes[…]

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Alistair Cohen To Make Auctioneering Debut At CPYS

Alistair Cohen, the talented and popular Johannesburg-based race caller, will be making his auctioneering debut for CTS at the 2021 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, at the De Grendel Wine Estate, on Sunday 14 March 2021. Alistair replaces Graeme Hawkins, who is unable to be at the sale this year, due to his contractual obligations to Bloodstock South Africa. CTS’s international[…]

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Chimichuri Run Shines At Turffontein

Top-class sprinter Chimichuri Run showed his class when outclassing a smart field to land a pinnacle plate on the Turffontein Standside on Saturday afternoon. In the process, the strapping entire provided his trainer Sean Tarry with a second winner on the card, with Tarry having also sent out two-year-old filly Social Image to win earlier on the card. Winner of[…]

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Justthewayyouare Living Up To Expectations

Recent G2 World Sports Betting Gauteng Guineas winner Malmoos, who has tasted defeat just once in his first six starts, is an impeccably bred colt who should have an exciting stud career when his racing days are over. Bred by Varsfontein Stud, and a R4 400 000 buy from the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Malmoos is one of[…]

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Erupt Relative Impresses In Silver Slipper Win

Promising two-year-old Home Affairs, who hails from the same family as Maine Chance Farms’ dual G1 winning sire Erupt, showed his class when landing the G2 ATC Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Having just his second race start following a close second on debut in the Group 3 ATC Canonbury Stakes last month, Home Affairs was fitter and[…]

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Gimmethegreenlight Filly Impresses In Lady’s Pendant Win

Varsfontein Stud’s More Than Ready horse Gimmethegreenlight (pictured) horse came up with his 30th black type winner when his daughter Roll In The Hay won Friday’s Listed Lady Pendant (1200m) at Fairview racecourse. One of three winners on the card for trainer Candice Bass-Robinson and jockey Aldo Domeyer, the Nadeson Park Stud bred filly showed her class with a decisive[…]

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Cape Guineas Winner Off The Mark

Klawervlei Stud’s well performed, first-season sire William Longsword has made a promising start to his stud career and he came up with his first winner when his son Safe Return romped home to a brilliant win at Kenilworth on Wednesday. Trained, like both William Longsword and the latter’s own sire Captain Al, by Vaughan Marshall, the Klawervlei Stud bred two-year-old[…]

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Marinaresco’s Sister Wins Again

Blue blooded filly Marina looks another potentially smart sort for her now pensioned champion sire Silvano, and the Candice Bass-Robinson trained filly scored another good win at Kenilworth on Wednesday while taking her record to three wins from just six starts. Third to the promising Pink Tourmaline at her previous start, Marina was sent off a well backed 13-10 tote[…]

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Kitty Chat Cat Remains Unbeaten

Vinery Stud’s dual G1 winning Hinchinbrook horse Press Statement looks to have a very smart South African representative to his name in the form of Kitty Cat Chat. The latter made it three wins from three starts with a stirring display at Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon. Bred and owned by Ridgemont, Kitty Cat Chat was a red hot 11-20 favourite[…]

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Futura Colt Catches The Eye

The Drakenstein Stud based four time G1 winner, and former Horse Of The Year, Futura has made a very encouraging start to his stud career, and Futura’s first crop looks to have produced yet another smart performer in the form of Warrior. The latter made it back to back wins when scoring at Kenilworth on Wednesday for trainer Justin Snaith[…]

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The Gatekeeper On Track For Cape Derby

Justin Snaith has made no secret of The Gatekeeper being his Vodacom Durban July horse this season and thus one of his chief concerns ahead of Saturday week’s Grade 1 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby is his merit rating. He also sent out a message on behalf of his star filly Captain’s Ransom to the Highveld saying. “I am not in[…]

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Run Fox Run Retired

Foxwedge’s flying daughter Run Fox Run has been officially retired from racing, and is expected to retire to stud in Ireland. The plans are that Run Fox Run will be transferring to her owners’ Barnane Stud in County Tipperary, Ireland, where the daughter of Foxwedge is destined for a first covering with Juddmonte’s star stallions Frankel or Kingman. Bred by[…]

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