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Uncle Mo Filly Romps Home At The Vaal

Ashford Stud’s inform sire Uncle Mo enjoyed success in South Africa on Thursday, when his three-year-old daughter Tobefair justified tote favouritism with a fluent win at the Vaal racecourse. Sent off 21-20 favourite, Tobefair lived up to expectations in Thursday’s All To Come Maiden Plate over 1800m with a strong win under a superb ride from log-leading jockey Warren Kennedy.[…]

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Stars Clash In Green Point

Saturday’s G2 World Sports Betting Green Point Stakes, run over 1600m at Kenilworth racecourse, promises to be one of the highlights of the 2019-2020 South African racing calender. Reigning Horse Of The Year Do It Again (main image) takes on his Sun Met conqueror Rainbow Bridge in the Green Point, and, with the likes of Undercover Agent, Vardy, One World,[…]

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Fox Returns In Southern Cross Stakes

Twelve top-class fillies and mares are set to do battle in Saturday’s G2 World Sports Betting Southern Cross Stakes at Kenilworth this weekend. There will be keen interest, no doubt, in the return of top fillies Clouds Unfold (who sports a G1 penalty) and Run Fox Run, in Saturday’s 1000m feature. Foxwedge’s brilliant daughter Run Fox Run (main image), unbeaten[…]

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Star Fillies Clash In Fillies Guineas Thriller

Kenilworth racecourse will host the first G1 race for three-year-olds of the 2019-2020 South African racing season this Saturday. The 2019 G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas has attracted a full field of 16, with some of the country’s top fillies set to do battle in Saturday’s R1 000 000 feature. Impressive recent G3 Gauteng Tourisim Authority Magnolia Handicap[…]

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2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Online

An “extraordinarily strong’’ Premier Yearling Sale catalogue featuring siblings to the likes of Mystic Journey, Extra Brut and Oohood is now available online. In total, 784 lots have been catalogued for the sale, which will run over a revamped three-day format at the outstanding new Oaklands Junction precinct from March 1-3. To view the 2020 Premier Sale catalogue, CLICK HERE.[…]

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Cape Champions Season Gears Up

The Cape Summer of Champions racing season kicks off on Saturday at Kenilworth with the running of the first leg of the Triple Tiara, the Grade 1 WSB Fillies Guineas, as well as the Non-Black Type CTS Ready To Run Stakes, the Grade 2 Southern Cross Stakes and the Grade 2 Green Point Stakes. Originally scheduled for 23 November, the[…]

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Young Sires Offer Breeders The Gold Standard

In what is believed to be a first in modern-day breeding, two well credentialled young stallions bearing the same name retired to stud in Australia and South Africa at the same time. Remarkably, both sires were G2 winners, and both offer breeders the opportunity to use a stallion son of a highly successful and commercial G1-winning sire. While Spendthrift Australia[…]

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More G1 Success For Uncle Mo

Ashford Stud’s red hot resident stallion UNCLE MO, whose well-performed son ROYAL MO stands at Klawervlei Stud, was back in the news over the weekend when his brilliant daughter BAST captured the G1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. In the process, Bast became the second Uncle Mo daughter in three years to win the prestigious Starlet Stakes with the sire’s[…]

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Arrowfield Stud’s South African Connection

Capetonian Genna Bombardieri may have been born in South Africa but she has made a successful transition to life in Australia where she is based at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most successful stud farms, Arrowfield Stud, major sale consignor since 2013 of more G1 winners than any other Australian thoroughbred farm. Those G1 winners include Champion 2YO Colt Mustaaqeem[…]

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Do It Again to defend his Queen’s crown

Reigning Equus Horse Of The Year Do It Again had a “nice easy” gallop on his own at Kenilworth yesterday ahead of his seasonal reappearance in the Grade 2 Green Point Stakes over 1600m on December 14. His eagerly anticipated campaign will include the defence of his L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate crown and a chance to make amends for his Sun[…]

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Cape Premier Yearling Sale Preview

The catalogue for the much anticipated 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale is now online, and, if the catalogue is anything to go by, there should be plenty of interest in this year’s auction. Set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in the very heart of Cape Town itself, the Premier Sale is a relatively young auction[…]

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Toffa’s Talk

Tarry Turns Up The Summer Heat For the last couple years it has been a case of find the Tarry horses on Summer Cup day and this past Saturday it was much the same. The first blow the powerful Tarry stable landed was when the recently relocated Mardi Gras took out the Gr.2 Merchant Stakes by over 2 lengths! The[…]

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Australian Hopes For Hawwaam And Soqrat

In a recent interview, trainer Mike de Kock disclosed that his star colts Hawwaam and Soqrat would travel to the Cape by 10 December, before heading to Australia to further their careers overseas. “Both my horses are on track for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and Sun Met and then off to the UK en route to Australia. That is subject[…]

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Tarry Ponders Next Move For Saturday Heroes

Current national champion trainer Sean Tarry broke the stranglehold Geoff Woodruff had on the Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup two years ago but is now dominating himself and recorded his third successive win of Johannesburg’s biggest race on Saturday and his fourth overall. Leading apprentice Dennis Schwarz has shown himself in the past couple of seasons to have an outstanding[…]

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Holy Roman Emperor Relative Wins On Debut

The regally bred three-year-old Captain Chorus, a member of one of the strongest families in the modern day stud book, made a pleasing debut at the Vaal racecourse on Tuesday when winning the first of eight races carded. A son of deceased multiple champion sire Captain Al, the Geoff Woodruff trained colt stayed on gamely over 1200m to score a[…]

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