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Hot Sires In Demand At Hot Cape Yearling Sale

Despite taking place in sweltering conditions, and with the COVID pandemic remaining a major cause of concern in South Africa, the overall results of Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale were positive, with the sales’ aggregate, average, and median all rising significantly. The aggregate rose from R7.92 million to R11.77 million this year, an impressive increase of 57 percent. Both the average[…]

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Linebacker Lands Cape Derby

The luckless Linebacker, second in each of his four previous starts, finally claimed his first graded triumph when that Captain Of All sired gelding overcame a wide draw to win the G1 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby (2000m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. Under inform jockey Grant Van Niekerk, the Vaughan Marshall trained gelding overcame a wide draw of 11, and made[…]

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Rio Querari Romps To Diadem Triumph

Trainer Justin Snaith picked up his fourth feature race win on Saturday when his talented charge Rio’s Querari romped to the easiest of wins in the Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes, run over 1200m at Kenilworth. The four-year-old Querari gelding had been slightly unlucky when a close up second in the recent G1 Cape Flying Championship, and Rio Querari was all[…]

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Acacia Handicap Success For Regally Bred Wylie Wench

The training partnership of Michael and Adam Azzie teamed up to make it three feature race wins on the trot, when the blue-blooded Wylie Wench captured the G3 Acacia Handicap (1600m) at the Vaal’s Classic Track on Saturday. The Azzies had previously sent out Sheela to win the Listed Storm Bird Stakes before their Sweet Future romped home to a[…]

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Zarina Upsets Prix Du Cap Field

While trainer Candice Bass-Robinson did win Saturday’s G3 Vasco Prix du Cap (1400m) at Kenilworth as expected, it was not with the favourite Clouds Unfold, but with the latter’s less fancied stable mate Zarina (13-1). The latter, a progressive three-year-old daughter of Master Of My Fate, came into the Prix du Cap off a creditable fifth, to rising star Captain’s[…]

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The United States Filly Wows In Winning Debut

Moutonshoek’s Galileo horse The United States made the perfect start to his stud career when his two-year-old daughter Sheela, her sire’s very first starter, made a winning debut to land the Listed Storm Bird Stakes at the Vaal on Saturday. Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, the Michael and Adam Azzie trained Sheela was bumped coming out of the start[…]

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Snaith Dominates Kenilworth Cup

With his charges filling the first three placings in Saturday’s G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Justin Snaith’s success continued at Kenilworth on Saturday when his runners Bayberry and Silver Sky ran first and second in the Listed Kenilworth Cup (3200m) to confirm the Snaith’s yard’s current dominance of Cape racing. Bayberry had been tailed off at his last start when a[…]

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Spell Blows Them Away In Ruffian Score

Leading South African trainer Sean Tarry has returned from a quiet spell by his own standards and has unleashed a flurry of winners in recent weeks. Tarry looks to have another exciting prospect in the form of promising two-year-old filly Under Your Spell, who made a big impression when powering home to win the Listed Ruffian Stakes, run at the[…]

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Sheela Is The Best Filly I’ve Trained Since Harry’s Charm

Mike and Adam Azzie scored a magnificent feature race treble on Saturday at Turffontein with Wyle Wench, Sweet Future and Sheela and although Sweet Future had pundits searching for superlatives it is the two-year-old Sheela who has the Azzies most excited. She destroyed the boys in the Listed Storm Bird Stakes over 1000m on debut and Mike said, “She is[…]

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Snaith Saddles Trifecta In Kenilworth Fillies Nursery

Trainer Justin Snaith pulled off a notable accomplishment on Saturday, when his charges Gimme Dat, Winter Mosaic, and Super Siri ran first, second and third in the G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery (1200m) at Kenilworth. While just five runners started in Saturday’s R125 000 feature, the Snaith dominance was felt in no uncertain terms by his saddling the first three home[…]

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