Industry Press

Spitfire Lady Proving To Be An Astute Buy

Australian-bred mare Spitfire Lady is unusual from a South African perspective in that she was not brought over here to race but was specifically purchased as a broodmare. The Millstream farm-based mare is proving to be a valuable acquisition. Her first foal is the Adam Marcus-trained Grade 1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner MIssisippi Burning and her second foal, the[…]

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Deep Field colt tops another strong day of Classic trade

A Deep Field colt from Torryburn Stud that had a special connection to Riverside Stables before he even stepped hoof on the property topped an encouraging Day 2 of the Classic Yearling Sale. On a day that saw 10 of the top 12-priced lots of the sale to date sell, the Deep Field x Raheights colt (lot 398, pictured) –[…]

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Record day of trade to begin 2020 Classic Sale

A record individual day of selling for the Classic Sale was one of many highlights of today’s action at Riverside that saw tears, near cyclonic weather conditions and fierce bidding across the session. An I Am Invincible x Limbo Down filly offered by Mike O’Donnell’s Fairhill Farm – on behalf of Reg and Greg Kemister – stole the show, selling[…]

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PE Star National Park Eyeing The SA Champions Season

The Yvette Bremner-trained stalwart National Park has not been seen out this season, but is full of well-being and might well be seen in KZN again this year for the SA Champions Season. He has had one or two slight niggles but nothing serious. Bremner said, “He is so naughty and has been causing his own little injuries. If I[…]

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Record Results Ror Arrowfield Stud At Magic Millions

Arrowfield has ended the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale with 63 (95%) of 66 lots sold across Books 1 & 2 for $16,520,000 to head the Vendor list by aggregate for the 4th time in the past five years. These figures and the draft average of $262,222 are all Magic Millions records for the Stud which also sells[…]

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Exceed and Excel Colt on Top on Day Three

The all time record price for a yearling by star sire Exceed and Excel was set on Day Three of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale today. The colt from multiple Group One winner Platelet was the subject of a fierce bidding battle when he entered the ring and when the hammer fell it was Hawkes Racing who held[…]

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Hawwaam To The Fore

Hawwaam is odds-on for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth on Saturday yet you can get 6-1 about stable companion Soqrat who is rated a kilo higher. Is Hawwaam in fact the better horse? “It’s hard to say,” answered Mike de Kock, the one man in a position to know, when the question was put to him yesterday. “Soqrat’s record[…]

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Deep Impact Colt Tops Day Two on Gold Coast

A colt by former champion Japanese sire Deep Impact swept to the head of the top sellers list at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale when he sold for $1.9 million today. Four yearlings sold for seven figures on Day Two including a $1.5 million filly, but in the end it was the Deep Field colt who took the[…]

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Exceed Colt Excels on Day One on Gold Coast

A colt by leading sire Exceed and Excel topped Day One of the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale when he sold late in the day for $1.1 million. Tom Magnier from the powerful Coolmore operation outlasted his rivals to secure the prized colt who was offered as Lot 255. Consigned by Milburn Creek, as agent for Victorian farm[…]

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Top Class Cape Yearling Sale Now Online

The catalogue for one of South Africa’s best value for money thoroughbred sales is now online and can be viewed live at www.bsa.co.za. The 2020 Cape Yearling Sale, set to take place at the lavish Mistico Equestrian Centre just outside of Paarl on February 28th, has drawn a deep and competitive looking catalogue of yearlings from some of the country’s[…]

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