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Silver Operator Scores Pinnacle Stakes Win

Last season’s G3 Cape Classic winner Silver Operator stamped himself a horse to watch this season when he won a competitive looking pinnacle stakes (1400m) at Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon. Trained by Vaughan Marshall, four-year-old Silver Operator was sent off 11-10 favourite for Wednesday’s Tabonline.co.za Pinnacle Stakes following a smart comeback run which saw the colt finish third to flying[…]

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Yulong Prince’s Brother Off The Mark

Well related four-year-old Convexity, a full-brother to recent G1 Kennedy Cantala winner Yulong Prince, got off the mark at just the second time of asking when he won at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon. The Paul Peter trained colt, fifth on his only other start-his beaten rivals on that occasion including Summer Cup hopeful Christopher Robin, was making his first[…]

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Malmoos Bids To Maintain Unbeaten Record

The Mike de Kock trained Malmoos will bid to make it four wins from four starts when he lines up in the G2 Avontuur Estate Concorde Cup (1600m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. A full-brother to G3 East Cape Derby winner Captain Splendid, Malmoos, who makes his Cape debut this weekend, comes into the race off a convincing win, over previously[…]

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Christopher Robin Stamps Summer Cup Ticket

The St John Gray bred, owned and trained Christopher Robin ensured himself a berth in the 2020 G1 World Sports Betting Summer Cup (2000m) at the end of the month when he won Saturday’s G3 Victory Moon Stakes (1800m) at Turffontein. Winner of last season’s Listed Derby Trial, four-year-old Christopher Robin had been second in two previous starts prior to[…]

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Frosted Gold Shines In Pinnacle Stakes Win

Talented four-year-old gelding Frosted Gold, winner of the 2019 G2 SA Nursery, claimed his fifth win, from 13 starts, when he won a competitive looking pinnacle stakes at Turffontein on Saturday. The New Zealand bred grey was quietly fancied for Saturday’s Computaform Online Pinnacle Stakes (1400m), despite having a wide draw to overcome, but it was G2 Hawaii Stakes winner[…]

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Rafeef Tops First Season Sire List

Ridgemont Highlands’ G1 winning stallion Rafeef made his mark at Thursday/Friday’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, with the son of Redoute’s Choice ending the Gauteng sale as the Leading First Season Sire by Aggregate. Rafeef, whose first yearlings fetched up to R2 200 000 earlier in the year, had 15 members of his first crop, from 16 lots offered, gross[…]

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Gimmethegreenlight Colt Tops National 2YO Sale

Progeny of the Varsfontein Stud based More Than Ready horse Gimmethegreenlight proved the star attractions on the second and final day of the Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale on Friday. Gimmethegreenlight’s Danika Stud consigned son Lamborghreeni (offered for sale on behalf of the Missing U Syndicate) was knocked down to Team G Racing for R1 200 000 -making him the[…]

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Regally Bred Lord Heathfield Tops Day One Of 2YO Sale

In what looked a tough and uncompromising market, the Wilgerbosdrift consigned Lord Heathfield proved the star attraction on the first day of the Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale on Thursday. The Silvano colt topped proceedings at Thursday’s session when he was knocked down to Form Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe for R1 100 000, and was the only lot to cross the[…]

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Lobo’s Legend Salutes In Hong Kong

Just one day before the start of the 2020 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, South Africa’s racing and breeding industry had reason to cheer when the Klawervlei Stud bred Lobo’s Legend scored at Happy Valley on Wednesday. A son of Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, Lobo’s Legend picked up his first Hong Kong win when he landed Wednesday’s Belcher Bay[…]

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Summer Cup Hopes Contest Victory Moon Stakes

No fewer than 11 of the 12 runners in Saturday’s G3 Victory Moon Stakes (1800m) this weekend hold entries for the G1 World Sports Betting Summer Cup at the end of the month. The St John Gray bred, owned and trained Dance Class reeled off six wins in a row before her winning run came to an end two starts[…]

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High Hopes For Duke Of Marmalade Filly

Drakenstein Stud’s high-class stallion Duke Of Marmalade looks to have a very smart prospect on his hands in the form of promising three-year-old Chat Ching. The latter stamped herself an exciting future prospect when running out an impressive winner at Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon. Under jockey Aldo Domeyer, the Drakenstein Stud bred and owned Chat Ching powered home in the[…]

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Torcedor Half-Brother Off The Mark In South Africa

Eagle Alley, a half-brother to ill-fated top stayer Torcedor, made an eye catching debut at Turffontein on Wednesday. The Sean Tarry trained colt was backed down to start a 22-10 tote favourite for the Welcome To Turffontein Maiden Plate (1450m) and duly lived up to expectations. Under jockey Lyle Hewitson, the Klawervlei Stud bred Eagle Alley powered home and got[…]

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Sun Classique Relative Stars At Keeneland

Brilliant Australian bred mare Houtzen proved very popular at the first day of the 2020 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Monday. The I Am Invincible mare, consigned to the sale by Woods Edge Farm on behalf of owner Aquis Farm, came up early for sale on Monday, with the mare, catalogued as Hip 31, knocked down to Barbara Banke’s[…]

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Crome Yellow Lands Woolavington Stakes

The Andre Nel trained Crome Yellow was rewarded for some good efforts in feature races when he scored a thrilling, narrow win in the Listed Woolavington Stakes (2400m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. The six-year-old turned the tables on both Black Knap and Bayberry both of whom had finished in front of Crome Yellow in the Listed Setters Trophy recently. Owned[…]

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Hello Winter Hello Lifts Laisserfaire Stakes

Trainer Adam Marcus and jockey Craig Zackey, fresh off teaming up to win the recent G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship, paired up to enjoy more feature race success at Kenilworth on Saturday. Zackey booted the Marcus trained Hello Winter Hello home to a clear-cut win in the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes (1100m) while accounting for some of the Cape’s speediest fillies[…]

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