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Classy South African Mares Go On Sale At Tattersalls

Mensoora and Belle Rose, two classy South African bred mares, are among the more 1000 lots catalogued to go through the ring at Tattersalls December Mares Sale, which takes place from December 2nd-5th. Both mares are in foal to two popular new Darley sires, and multiple G1 winners, with Mensoora in foal to top sprinter Harry Angel, and Belle Rose[…]

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Top Prospects To Be Found In Klawervlei’s Ready To Run Draft

Klawervlei Stud has an exceptional draft on offer at this month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale, which is set to take place at Durbanville racecourse on November 22nd. The draft includes two-year-olds by such stallions as Captain Of All, Coup De Grace ,Twice Over, Vercingetorix, What A Winter as well as by the Coolmore Stud based G1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes[…]

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Enable Europe’s best again

Enable regained her title as Europe’s best racehorse at the 29th annual Cartier Racing Awards in London on Tuesday night. Enable claimed the top honour after her first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe success in 2017 but was denied consecutive successes last year by stablemate Roaring Lion. Three Group 1 victories – in the Coral-Eclipse, King George VI & Queen[…]

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Duke Of Marmalade’s Marmelo Off To Stud

Last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo has been retired and will stand at stud in France during the upcoming Northern Hemisphere breeding season. Marmelo will stand as a dual-purpose stallion at Haras du Grand Courgeon in Lion d’Angers, in the west of France, for a service fee of €3500 (A$5600). “He was a tough and solid horse, two qualities he[…]

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Drakenstein To Offer Quality Draft At Ready To Run

Drakenstein Stud, who were named South Africa’s Outstanding Breeder for 2018-2019 at August’s Equus Awards ceremony, will be offering eight, two as agent, two-year-olds at November 22nd’s Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready To Run Sale. Their draft includes lots by the likes of Captain Al, Dynasty, Kingsbarns, Oratorio, as well as their successful resident sires Duke Of Marmalade and Philanthropist. First[…]

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A Twist Of Fate For Marcus

Twist Of Fate will this morning make the short journey from Joey Ramsden’s stables at Milnerton to those of Adam Marcus. Marcus said yesterday: “Twist Of Fate’s new stable has been cleaned out and is spotless for his arrival. To get a horse of this standing is very exciting. I already have some lovely unraced horses for the River Palace[…]

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Alamo Strike At Hollywoodbets Greyville

Trainer Glen Kotzen had success in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, when his charge Queen Of Alamo saluted at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the day’s penultimate race. A five-year-old daughter of Irish champion Pathfork, Queen Of Alamo had been racing on polytrack for her last two starts and appeared to enjoy the change back to turf when victorious on Sunday. Be Happy and[…]

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Normandy Stud To Make History At Ready To Run Sale

Normandy Stud, the breeders of, among others, such star racehorses as Mother Russia, Winter Solstice, Sergeant Hardy and Bravura, look to have an excellent draft on offer at this year’s Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready To Run Sale. Their draft includes a rare jewel in the form of Captain’s Drift (Lot 68) –who is the very last unraced two-year-old Captain Al[…]

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Soqrat Too Classy In Victory Moon Triumph

Epaulette’s top-class four-year-old son Soqrat once again showed his class when the Australian bred colt ran out an impressive winner of the G3 Victory Moon Stakes at the Vaal on Saturday. The Mike de Kock trained colt, South Africa’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2017-2018, made it win number seven from only 14 starts, when defying 62kgs to win Saturday’s 1800m[…]

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Strathdon Rediscovers Winnings Ways

Trainer Justin Snaith enjoyed a feature race double at Kenilworth on Saturday, landing the day’s Laisserfaire Stakes over 1100m with Casual Diamon and sending out the previously frustrating Strathdon to win the Listed Woolavington Stakes over 2400 metres. A half-brother to former G1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas winner Tap O’ Noth (unplaced in Saturday’s Cape Mile), Strathdon had not won[…]

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Diamond Sparkles In Laisserfaire Victory

The Justin Snaith trained Casual Diamond defied her starting price of 36-1 to land the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes run over 1100m at Kenilworth on Saturday. A five-year-old daughter of Var (whose daughter Sommerlied won the 2017 Laisserfaire Stakes), Casual Diamond had not won a race, since scoring over 1000m back in August 2017, but she had finished second in the[…]

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Nicky Noo Awarded Gardenia Win

Controversy reigned in the Listed Gardenia Stakes at the Vaal on Saturday, when Singforafa crossed the line first, only to be disqualified and placed second. The race was eventually awarded to runner up Nicky Noo, after Singforafa had been found guilty of interefence in the closing stages of Saturday’s 1000m feature for fillies and mares. One of two runners in[…]

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