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South African Champion To Make Waves At Easter

Newhaven Park, whose previous graduates include Cheveley Stud’s promising young stallion Wylie Hall, will be offering a quality son of Snitzel and South African champion Via Africa at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Consigned by Newhaven Park, as Agent, the chestnut colt (Lot 271) is the second foal out of the Var sired champion Via Africa, South Africa’s[…]

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I AM Invincible Son Scores In South Africa

Yarraman Park’s leading sire I Am Invincible enjoyed success in South Africa on Thursday afternoon, when his Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum owned son Akwaan won impressively at the Vaal racecourse. Trained by Mike de Kock, the 3yo Akwaan had caught the eye when breaking his maiden over 1400m last time out and the gelding followed up with another[…]

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Cape Derby Winner Sibling On Offer At Easter Sale

Arrowfield Stud, As Agent, will be offering a full-brother (Lot 234) to the talented Mike de Kock trained Atyaab at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. The colt, a bay son of Arrowfield’s six-time G1 winning High Chaparral horse Dundeel, is the tenth foal produced by talented Danasinga mare Sylvaner. Winner of nine races, from 1100-1600m, Sylvaner earned more[…]

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Born To Perform Lands Kings Cup

Former July dead-heater, and South African Champion Older Female Of 2009, Dancer’s Daughter came up with her first stakes winner when her talented son Born To Perform won the Listed Kings Cup (1600m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday. A consistent son of South Africa’s reigning champion sire, Born To Perform had been a beaten favourite when third in the Fever[…]

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Slipper Winner’s South African Ties

Brilliant Not A Single Doubt colt Farnan made it win number five from just six starts when making all the running to land the G1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday. The Gai Waternhouse/Adrian Bott colt bounded from gate 12 for Hugh Bowman and led all the way to score a commanding length and three-quarter win over Magic[…]

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Toffa’s Talk

On first glance Tarry could have a Saturday to remember at Turffontein and it may be worth following the stable. In the 2YO division, he steps out a Trippi colt out of the American bred Giant’s Causeway mare, Primrose Hill. Gavin Lerena takes the ride on the first timer and he is certainly one to watch. Bowie, who was thought[…]

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Slipper Contender’s South African Connections

Promising two-year-old Muntaseera, who lines up in Saturday’s G1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill this weekend, is a filly with strong South African connections. A daughter of Yarraman Park’s leading sire I Am Invincible (she is one of 11 Australian 2YO winners for I Am Invincible this season thus far, Muntaseera is owned by her breeder Sheikh Mohammed Bin[…]

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Gimmethegreenlight Filly Romps To East Cape Fillies Nursery Win

Varsfontein Stud’s inform stallion Gimmethegreenlight came up with his 24th stakes winner his Varsfontein bred and owned daughter Favorita romped home to a hugely impressive win in the Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery (1200m) at Fairview racecourse on Friday afternoon for Justin Snaith. The two-year-old came into Friday’s R150 000 feature having finished fourth, to the unbeaten Delta Queen, in[…]

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Vardy, Twist of Fate And Missisippi Burning Settling In At Summerveld

Adam Marcus arrived at Summerveld on Tuesday with four horses, including big guns Vardy, Twist Of Fate and Missisippi Burning. He said, “They stopped off at Colesberg for four hours for a rest and a snack and have all traveled beautifully, everything went according to plan.” The Vodacom Durban July is a possibility for Vardy and is the chief target[…]

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