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R6 Million Buy Downs Guineas Winner

Trainer Brett Crawford sent out of former top yearling purchase Charles to pull off a 10-1 upset at Durbanville on Saturday, when the handsome Trippi four-year-old downed a high-class field over 1400 metres. Having his first start as a gelding, the Drakenstein Stud bred Charles was allowed to start at 10-1 odds with many punters believing the gelding would be[…]

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Beach Beauty Son Impresses

Dual Equus Champion, and five time G1 winner, Beach Beauty looks to have produced a really promising sort in the form of Wild Coast. The latter, a three-year-old son of Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi and his dam’s first runner, made it two wins from only three starts when running out a comfortable winner over 1400m at Durbanville on Saturday.[…]

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Promising Young Champion Has Attractive Ready To Run Draft

Summerhill Stud’s exciting young stallion, and South Africa’s Champion Miler of 2014, Capetown Noir has made a pleasing start to his stud career and ended last season as one of the country’s leading first crop sires. The Lammerskraal Stud bred bay, who shares his sire Western Winter with prominent Cape stallion What A Winter, has already had 16 members of[…]

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Australia Debut For Rock Opera Son

Godolphin will unveil an exciting prospect at Caulfield this Saturday when the talented Royal Meeting makes his Australian debut. A three-year-old son of outstanding sire Invincible Spirit and South African champion Rock Opera, Royal Meeting is set to have his first run in the Southern Hemisphere when he lines up in the G3 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes over 1400m this weekend.[…]

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Guineas Winner’s First Crop To Star At Ready To Run

The Summerhill Stud based Act Of War has more two-year-olds than any other stallion on this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. A son of Ridgemont Highlands’ late, great sire Dynasty and former Broodmare Of The Year Si Senorita, Act Of War has no fewer than 20 members of his first crop on offer at the sale –which takes[…]

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Star South African Mare Represented At Tattersalls

No fewer than 1125 lots have been catalogued for the 2019 Tattersalls Foal Sale, which will take place from November 27th-30th this year. The catalogue features 147 foals by the current top 15 active British and Irish sires and well over 200 by the current top 20, including Acclamation, Camelot, Dark Angel, Dubawi, Galileo, Invincible Spirit, Kingman, Kodiac, Lope De[…]

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Flying The Flag Relative Stars At Tattersalls

A close relative of Bush Hill Stud’s young Galileo sire Flying The Flag topped the first day of trading at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2, on Monday. Consigned by the Ballyhimikin Stud, the Dark Angel sired filly (Lot 767) was knocked down to Angus Gold, on behalf of Shadwell Estate, for 1,050,000 guineas-making the filly the first seven figure[…]

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Hinchinbrook Son Rewarded For Consistency

The Shadwell Stud bred Mutawaary, a son of Yarraman Park Stud’s short-lived sire Hinchinbrook, pulled off something of a betting coup when victorious at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday. Now in the care of trainer Dennis Bosch (having started his career with Mike de Kock), the five-year-old was backed into 2-1 favouritism and duly lived up to expectations. In landing Sunday’s[…]

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Jackson Filly Romps Home At Durbanville

Darley’s late sire Commands, whose daughter Melody Belle is reigning Horse Of The Year in New Zealand, made his presence felt in South Africa on Saturday. Not only is Commands’ dual G1 winning son Epaulette the sire of champion Soqrat, an impressive winner at Turffontein, but his Swallow Stakes winning daughter Nona In Command is dam of the very promising[…]

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CELTIC SEA SHOWS HER CLASS IN GARDEN PROVINCE STAKES WIN

Trainer Sean Tarry and jockey Lyle Hewitson teamed up for a third graded win on Saturday when the pair won the G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes with Celtic Sea. (The pair had previously won the G3 Betting World 2200 and G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe at Greyville). Tarry and Hewitson had won the 2018 Garden Province Stakes with Redberry Lane,[…]

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