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Third Stakes Win For Oh Susanna Sibling

The Drakenstein Stud bred Signore Fox, a half-brother to 2017-2018 South African Horse Of The Year Oh Susanna, picked up his third black type win when victorious in Wednesday’s Listed Ramornie Handicap. A son of Exceed And Excel, the Paul & Peter Snowden trained Signore Fox need a bit of luck in Wednesday’s 1200m race, but he was able to[…]

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Champion Soqrat To Sandown Stud

Equus Champion Soqrat is set to stand at James Armitage’s Sandown Stud in 2020, following his swansong in the 2020 Vodacom Durban July. He will stand for a first year fee of R20 000. The Mike de Kock-trained Soqrat, bred and owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum won or placed in 16 of his 18 starts while earning[…]

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Katak Romps To Legal Eagle Win

Trainer Piet Steyn, and fellow owners Marsh Shirtliff and Bryn Ressell look to have a very smart prospect on their hands in the form of unbeaten three-year-old Katak. The latter made it four wins from as many outings with a cosy success in the G3 Abe Bloomberg Legal Eagle Stakes (1800m) at Kenilworth on Tuesday. Katak, who was trying the[…]

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Winter Freezes Olympic Duel Stakes

Apprentice Josh Solomons had his first taste of feature race success on Tuesday, when he booted home bottom weight Hello Winter Hello to land the spoils in the Listed Cordocelli Olympic Duel Stakes (1200m) at Kenilworth’s midweek meeting. Trained by Adam Marcus (whose father Basil is currently running the yard), the lightly raced filly provided her Drakenstein Stud based sire[…]

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Shamrock Wind Goes One Better In Ladies Mile Win

Trainer Brett Crawford made amends for a run of second place finishes in feature race company when he sent out Shamrock Wind (13-2) to land the Listed Casey Bloomberg Ladies Mile (1600m) at Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon. Crawford had seen his charges Ultra Magnus and Run Fox Run finish second in the G1 Golden Horse Sprint and G1 South African[…]

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Eva Eileen Upsets Stormsvlei Stakes Field

Tuesday’s Listed Winter Solstic Stormsvlei Stakes (1600m) proved a memorable one for the Ridgemont Highlands based sire Jackson, with the former G1 Investec Cape Derby winner’s daughters, Eva Eileen (25-1) and Flame Tree (9-1), filling the first two positions. It was, however, Flame Tree’s stablemate Sing Out Loud (sired by Jackson’s own sire Dynasty) who was sent out tote favourite,[…]

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Third Winner For Legislate

The Cheveley Stud bred and based champion Legislate (pictured) recorded a third first-crop winner when his two-year-old daughter Veronica Mars made a winning debut at Kenilworth on Tuesday. Trained, like Legislate himself, by Justin Snaith, the Cheveley Stud bred Veronica Mars flashed up late down the inside of the course to get up and win the Mosadie Gives Back Maiden[…]

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Igugu’s Relative To Sell At Inglis Weanling

A close relative of South African champion Igugu could well prove one of the star attractions at this week’s Inglis Australian Weanling Sale, which takes place on July 8th and 9th. Catalogued as Lot 71, the bay filly hails from the first crop of Aquis Farm’s young Thorn Park horse Spieth (NZ) (pictured below). The latter, one of just two[…]

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Invincabelle’s Owner Lands Silvano Son At Hong Kong

Owner Allen Shi acquired a well-related son of the Maine Chance Farms based champion sire Silvano at the recent Hong Kong International Sale, which took place on July third. Silvano gelding, catalogued as Lot 1, was knocked down to Shi for HK$4 500 000, and the bay certainly hails from a prolific family. A full-brother to Silvano’s G1 Allan Robertson[…]

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Divine Odyssey Lands Jubilee Handicap

In landing Sunday’s G3 Jubilee Handicap (1800m) at Turffontein, the Johan Janse van Vuuren trained Divine Odyssey all but ensured he would get an invite to the G1 Vodacom Durban July later this month. Making just his second start since racing was halted due to the COVID19 lockdown, Divine Odyssey (7-1) showed his class with a convincing display in the[…]

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