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G G’s Dynasty Lands Michael Roberts Handicap

Trainer Brett Crawford enjoyed feature race success at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday when his charge G G’s Dynasty (49-20) won the Listed Michael Roberts Handicap (1750m) in fine style. A winner of two of his last three starts, G G’s Dynasty was dispatched favourite for Sunday’s R150 000 contest, with support also coming for luckless Christmas Handicap runner up Born[…]

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South African Success For Smart Missile

Twin Hill Stud’s Todman Slipper Trial winning sire Smart Missile had success in South Africa on Sunday, when his three-year-old daughter Explosive Beauty defied a tardy start to dead-heat for victory at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Trained by Paul Lafferty, Explosive Beauty was sent off 37-20 tote favourite for Sunday’s Sledgehammer Maiden Plate (1400m) but had to share the spoils in what[…]

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Time Thief Relative Impresses At Flemington

Nadeson Park Stud’s resident sire Time Thief received another notable update to his pedigree, when his close relative Personal scored at Flemington on Saturday. Second on debut, when beaten by the promising Fresh, the two-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock made amends when winning smartly over the weekend. Ridden by Craig Williams, Personal was held up behind runners when looking to[…]

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Rafeef Makes His Mark At Premier

Ridgemont Highlands’ young stallion Rafeef has been popular ever since he retired to that Robertson nursery back in 2017, and the former G1 Computaform Sprint winner’s popularity continued at Thursday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale this week. Rafeef had seven yearlings from his first crop gross R3 725 000, making the Redoute’s Choice horse the sale’s seventh top stallion by aggregate.[…]

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Vermaark Equine’s Classy Premier Buys

Justin Vermaak’s Vermaak Equine struck successfully at Thursday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, with Vermaak Equine purchasing seven yearlings outright at the 2020 Premier Sale. In total, their tally for the sale stands at seven buys from R1 580 000, with Vermaak Equine ending the session as the tenth leading buyer overall. Vermaark Equine’s Premier Sale buys included: -a Rafeef (Lot[…]

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Silvano Colt Tops Cape Premier Sale

A son of four times South African champion sire Silvano proved the star attraction at Thursday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. The colt named I Want It All (Lot 99) was knocked down to prominent owner Nicholas Jonsson, in partnership with Bjorn Nielson, owner of, among others, outstanding stayer Stradivarius, for an even R3 000 000 to officially top the 2020[…]

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PE Star National Park Eyeing The SA Champions Season

The Yvette Bremner-trained stalwart National Park has not been seen out this season, but is full of well-being and might well be seen in KZN again this year for the SA Champions Season. He has had one or two slight niggles but nothing serious. Bremner said, “He is so naughty and has been causing his own little injuries. If I[…]

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83rd Winner For Green Street Bloodstock

Green Street Bloodstock celebrated their 83rd individual winner on Wednesday, when their Judpot gelding Imperial Rage scored at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Trained by Glen Kotzen, the three-year-old was sent off the 5-4 tote favourite for the Download The New tabGold Soccer Betting App Maiden Plate (1950m) and duly obliged. Under former champion jockey Anton Marcus, Imperial Rage stayed on smartly to[…]

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Record Results Ror Arrowfield Stud At Magic Millions

Arrowfield has ended the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale with 63 (95%) of 66 lots sold across Books 1 & 2 for $16,520,000 to head the Vendor list by aggregate for the 4th time in the past five years. These figures and the draft average of $262,222 are all Magic Millions records for the Stud which also sells[…]

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Asylum Seeker Daughter Scores At Kenilworth

Wilgerbosdrift bred champion Asylum Seeker, who has spent her stud career in Australia, had a smart looking winner at Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon when her daughter Freedom Seeker scored over 1000 metres. Trained by Patrick Kruyer, the Tara Farm bred filly appeared to have her work cut out, as the front running Pippielangkous was well clear in the final 200m,[…]

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Flatware Wins Again!

The Normandy Racing owned Flatware scored for a second time, when that Normandy Stud bred filly registered a courageous win at Kenilworth on Tuesday. From the yard of Justin Snaith (who sent out seven winners at the recent L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate festival), Flatware was sent off a quietly fancied 11-2 shot for Tuesday’s Next Summer Event Kenilworth 18 January 2020[…]

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Toffa’s Talk

There are many that have been enjoying everything that the Cape racing season has to offer throughout the January period. The entertainment is non stop, and the fantastic L’Ormarins Queens Plate Festival which not only has one of the biggest races in South Africa to boast, but the all star cricket match that has grown in popularity of late is[…]

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Traces Sibling Wows At Magic Millions

A three-parts brother to the Brett Crawford trained Traces proved a star attraction at Saturday night’s session of the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Consigned by Arrowfield Stud, the Redoute’s Choice colt (Lot 877) out of Charge Forward mare Traceability was knocked down to Aquis Farm for $900 000. A full-brother to G3 ATC Canonbury Stakes runner up[…]

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Vardy Shines In LQP Romp

Fresh off landing his first G1 race with Missisippi Burning (WSB Cape Fillies Guineas), trainer Adam Marcus was at it again on Saturday, when he saddled brilliant four-year-old Vardy to a clear-cut win in the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (1600m). In the process, the Tawny Syndicate bred gelding gained an automatic berth to the 2020 G1 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile,[…]

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The Queen Reigns In Paddock Stakes

Darley Stud’s veteran shuttle sire Exceed And Excel was responsible for his 15th G1 winner when his Irish bred daughter Queen Supreme scored a facile victory in the G1 Cartier Paddock Stakes (1800m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. In winning the R1 000 000 Paddock Stakes, Queen Supreme automatically gained a berth for the 2020 G1 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly[…]

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