Industry Press

CHAMPIONSHIP-CHASING HEWITSON IS ALL SET FOR HONG KONG

South African Champion Jockey Lyle Hewitson said his recent invitation to ride in Hong Kong was the realisation of a long held dream and he is fully aware of the necessity to make an immediate impact. The 21-year-old said, “I’m very excited. It was always a dream, but the fact that it has all come so soon, it’s pretty surreal.[…]

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JUSTIN VERMAAK, THE FACE OF SOUTH AFRICAN RACING’S YOUTH, IS BULLISH ABOUT THE FUTURE

Racing all rounder Justin Vermaak’s chief occupations these days are Bloodstock Agent and syndicate manager and in his opinion horseracing in South Africa is still in good shape “considering.” Vermaak flies between bases in Singapore and South Africa and made headlines at April’s BSA National Yearling Sale, where he bought 19 horses. Fifteen were for prolific Gauteng-based owner Laurence Wernars,[…]

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Exceed And Excel Blueblood Claims First Stakes

Everything finally fell into place for the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Signore Fox in Saturday’s Listed Daybreak Lover Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm. Given a cosy run back in the field by James McDonald as the favourite Plague Stone was hung out three wide the trip from an outside barrier, Signore Fox tracked into the race under a minimum of[…]

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN BREEDER TO OFFER SIX LOTS AT KZN SALE

James Armitage’s Sandown Stud consistently breed high-quality racehorses, with their recent alumni including such G1 winners as Equus Champion French Navy and G1 G-Bets Gauteng Summer Cup hero Tilbury Fort. Sandown was also responsible for breeding high-class performer Magnificent Seven (pictured), a R140 000 buy from the 2016 KZN Yearling Sale. A likely contender for the 2019 G1 Vodacom Durban[…]

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SOUTHFORD STUD ARE FIVE STRONG AT KZN SALE

David Southey’s Southford Stud will once again be offering a quality draft at this year’s KZN Yearling Sale. Southford’s five strong draft include relatives of such high-class performers as Royal Deed, Kris, Proud Pilgrim, Diesis, The Barbican, Forest Path and former July winner Spanish Galliard at the 2019 KZN Sale. Galileo son Global View (below) has one member of his[…]

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BRILLIANT HAWWAAM IMPRESSIVE IN DAILY NEWS SCORE

Bloodstock South Africa graduate, Hawwaam, showed his class in no uncertain terms when he recorded a clear-cut victory in the G1 Daily News 2000 at Greyville on Saturday. The Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred three-year-old, a R1 000 000 purchase from the 2017 National Yearling Sale, made it win number six from just seven starts when running out a comprehensive 1.6[…]

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50TH STAKES WINNER FOR UNCLE MO

Prominent US stallion UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), whose high-class son ROYAL MO stands at Klawervlei, reached a significant milestone in his stud career this weekend, when his son MOON COLONY won the G2 Penn Mile at Penn National Race Course on Saturday. In the process, Moon Colony became the 50th black type winner for his outstanding sire, who was Champion[…]

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SUMMERHLL PULLS ANOTHER OUT OF THE HAT

Most successes in racing are bittersweet, so many good horses are acquired with such ambition, such faith in the human capacity to achieve things on a dauntless scale, that somewhere in the works, the pieces almost invariably unravel sooner or later. A telling example was the wildly gifted Hat Puntano, who had already surpassed the highest boundaries of sporting endeavor[…]

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Blue Blooded Stallion Prospect Joins Magic Millions National Sale

One of the best bred stallion prospects in the world has joined the supplementary catalogue for the 2019 Magic Millions National Sale. The impeccably bred The Taj Mahal, a multiple Group Two winner and member of one of the world’s best and most current families, will join three other stallion prospects to go under the hammer at the conclusion of[…]

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WYLIE HALL’S RELATIVE BACK IN WORK

Multiple Group One-winning mare Melody Belle, a relation to Cheveley Stud’s exciting first crop sire Wylie Hall is back in work in preparation for a busy spring campaign. The four-year-old daughter of Commands is likely to be named New Zealand Horse of the Year after her five Group One victories this season and the darling of the New Zealand turf[…]

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