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Silvano Stars At National Sale

For a second year in a row, Maine Chance Farms’ outstanding sire Silvano dominated proceedings at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. The multiple champion sire also supplied the National Sale topped for a second consecutive year, with Silvano colts Masaki (the all-time top yearling sold in South Africa) and Celestial City having topped the 2019 and 2020 National Sales[…]

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Futura Colt Makes Fairytale Come True

Cheveley Stud’s grooms enjoyed a fairytale come true when they sold a Futura colt for R1.2 million at the recent Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Catalogued as Lot 394, the bay colt, out of the dual winning Argonaut mare Siena’s Star, was knocked down to trainer Andre Nel at the second session of the 2020 National Sale on Saturday. As[…]

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Summerhill Equestrian Make A Splash At National Sale

The emergence of Summerhill Equestrian as a notable player in the South African racing industry proved one of the highlights of the 2020 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit’s Henning Pretorius bought just three lots at the sale, but his trio of purchases managed to place Pretorius second on the sale’s list of leading buyers, with Summerhill Equestrian’s[…]

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Rafeef Continues To Impress

Ridgemont Highlands’ G1 winning sire Rafeef, whose Snitzel three-parts-sister sold in Australia on Monday for $300,000, has made a tremendous start with his first yearlings in 2020 thus far. The son of Redoute’s Choice, who had a colt make R2 200 000 at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale earlier in the year, made a strong impression at the recent Emperors[…]

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National Colour’s Final Offering To The Gold Coast

Deceased South African Horse Of The Year and outstanding producer National Colour will be represented by a regally bred Snitzel filly at August 3rd and 4th’s Magic Millions Gold Coast National Yearling Sale. A grey, like her famous dam, the Snitzel daughter will be offered for sale by Arrowfield Stud, As Agent, as Lot 1276. The filly in question, whose[…]

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Silvano Daughter Represented On The Gold Coast

Maine Chance Farms’ sire Silvano, recently crowned South Africa’s Champion Sire for a fifth time, is set to possibly make more waves soon. His high-class daughter Happy Valentine is set to be represented on the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Yearling Sale which takes place next week on Monday and Tuesday. […]

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Hawwaam’s Brother Tops National Sale

Blue-blooded colt Celestial City, catalogued as Lot 185, proved the star attraction at Friday’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale in Germiston. A son of the Maine Chance Farms based Arlington Million winner Silvano, who was recently crowned South African Champion Sire for a fifth time, the Wilgerbosdrift bred colt was knocked down to Summerhill Equestrian’s Henning Pretorius for R7 000[…]

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Global Drummer Claims Champion Juvenile Cup

Promising two-year-old gelding Global Drummer all but ensured himself the award of East Cape’s Champion 2YO Colt/Gelding for 2019-2020 when he romped to a clear-cut win in Friday’s Listed Champion Juvenile Cup (1400m) at Fairview racecourse. The Ascot Stud bred gelding had won the Listed Dahlia Plate and Listed East Cape Nursery at his two prior starts[…}

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Seventh First Crop Winner For Futura

Drakenstein Stud’s red hot resident sire Futura has made a superb start to his stud career, and the former Horse Of The Year, and triple Equus Champion, came up with his seventh first-crop winner when his two-year-old son Eliud made a hugely impressive debut, in open company, at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon. ELIUD ran on well to win on[…]

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The Futura Is Now…

The Drakenstein Stud based champion, and former Horse Of The Year, Futura, has made a tremendous start to his stud career. Despite never racing at two, the son of Dynasty has already supplied five impressive two-year-old winners thus far, and, at the time of writing, Futura has been responsible for ten first crop runners who have either won or finished[…]

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