News Archive - 2007
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8 December 2007TBA’s vision: Five R1 million Gr1 Races for Fillies and Mares
The TBA, chaired by Adv Altus Joubert, has for some time now been committed to the vision for the five Grade 1 races for Fillies and Mares in South Africa ...
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5 November 2007Records tumble at 2007 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
THE last thoroughbred sale of 2007 came to a momentous end on Sunday night when a record aggregate of R16.075 million was recorded at the Emperors Palace ...
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1 November 2007De Kock runners look best, but rivals are set to improve
The maximum field of 14 runners will go to post in the inaugural Listed R500 000 Emperors Ready To Run Cup, to be run over 1400m at Turffontein’s ...
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31 October 2007Small levy at 2007 Ready To Run Sale can yield huge returns
BUYERS at Sunday’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale will be making bold notes in their sales catalogues as reminders to “Tick the Box” ...
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30 October 2007Gearing up for exciting Ready-To-Run Weekend!
AN exciting and eventful weekend lies ahead for all concerned with the first Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Cup at Turffontein on Saturday, 3 November and ...
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26 October 2007Listed Status for “Talk Of The Town”
WHEN Mick Goss was asked after last Friday’s Ready Top Run gallops at Summerhill Stud where he would watch the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday ...
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11 October 2007It’s all systems go for Ready to Run gallops
It’s all systems go for Ready to Run gallops at Summerhill and James Maree’s Training Centre THE Ready to Run gallops at Summerhill are scheduled ...
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3 September 2007Racing South Africa Trade Mission to UK & Ireland 2007
Last Saturday, on a warm and dry afternoon, a rare combination in Ireland this year, Racing South Africa’s hospitality marquee was a hive of activity ...
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16 August 2007Smaller Breeders Attain High Prices
SEVERAL of the smaller breeders performed with distinction at the 2007 Emperors Palace National Two-Year-Old Sale which came to an end at the TBA Sales ...
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15 August 2007Racing SA Promotion
RACING SOUTH AFRICA PROMOTION AT THE CURRAGH RACECOURSE   South Africa is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. As the ...
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14 August 2007Pendulum swings the way of buyers
14 August 2007 Pendulum swings the way of buyers at Emperors National Two-Year-Old Sale WHEN the 2007 Emperors Palace National Two-Year-Old Sale drew ...
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7 August 2007A certainty for potential champions
7 August 2007 Emperors Palace National Two-Year-Old Sale is a certainty for potential champions and good value IRRIDESENCE, a graduate of the 2003 Emperors ...
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26 July 2007Elandskraal Stud
26 July 2007 Entrepreneur Phindi Kema (36) of Addo in the Port Elizabeth district, has acquired Elandskraal Stud from the estate of the late Elwyn Phillips.  ...
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26 July 2007Emperors BSA National Two-Year-Old Sale features biggest draft
26 July 2007 FOLLOWING its phenomenal sales during the first part of 2007, Bloodstock SA will present the Emperors Palace 2007 National Two-Year-Old Sale ...
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16 July 2007High prices at Horses-in-Training Sale
16 July 2007 High prices at Horses-in-Training Sale boosts overall Sibaya Sale to record-breaking 60% increase A smashing turnover of R27,267 million ...
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6 July 2007Silvano filly tops the log on Day One of Sibaya Yearling Sale
6 July 2007 THE first session of BloodStock SA’s Sibaya Yearling Sale held at the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom realised an aggregate ...
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6 July 2007Records tumble at Sibaya Yearling Sale
Friday, 6 July 2007 THE buoyant state of the South African racing industry was confirmed on the eve of the Durban July when records tumbled on the second ...
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4 July 2007Plums on offer at Sibaya
Infinite Spirit and Chant De Nuit are the plums on offer at Sibaya Horses-in-Training, Mare and Weanling Sale CLASSY three-year-old gelding Infinite Spirit ...
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27 June 2007KENILWORTH QUARANTINE STATION
The interruption of exports from Cape Town as a result of a suspected outbreak of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in March 2007 has ended. The commencement ...
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26 June 2007Sibaya yearling Sale offers progeny by 72 stallions
26 June 2007 THE progeny of 72 stallions will come under the hammer at the Sibaya Yearling Sale on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July at the Sibaya Casino Complex ...
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19 June 20072007 Sibaya Sales Catalogue is launched
18 June 2007 THE 2007 Sibaya Yearling and Mixed Bloodstock Sale was launched with the presentation of the sales catalogue during a press luncheon at the ...
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15 June 2007Bumper 2007 KZN Sales at Sibaya Casino
12 June 2007 FOLLOWING the record breaking 2007 Emperors National Yearling Sale, BloodStock SA in conjunction with the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment ...
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31 May 2007R130 000 GrandWest Yearling Sale
29 May 2007 R130 000 GrandWest Yearling Sale purchase swells her kitty to almost R1,3 million DIANA’s Choice, a R130 000 purchase at the 2006 GrandWest ...
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31 May 2007Breeder Elwyn Phillips dies
29 May 2007 WELL known breeder Elwyn Phillips has died at age 73 of complications resulting from emphysema. Elwyn, of Elandskraal Stud, was originally ...
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8 May 2007Five lots crack R1m on Day Two of National Yearling Sale
7 May 2007 The second day of the 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale at Gosforth Park produced five lots that fetched R1 million ore more, three ...
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8 May 2007Records tumble at 2007 National Yearling Sale
8 May 2007 The 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale drew to a close at the TBA Sales Complex last night with its sixth successive record aggregate ...
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8 May 2007Diana’s Choice collects R800 000 bonanza
8 May 2007 Windrush filly Diana’s Choice banked an extra R800 000 for landing today’s Grade 3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, courtesy of Sun ...
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5 May 200723% increase in NYS Select Session average
4 May 2007 Four lots fetched more than R2 million during the Select Session at the opening night of the 2007 Emperor’s National Yearling Sale at ...
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5 May 2007Western Winter colt Greenwich Park (lot 84)
     Western Winter colt Greenwich Park (lot 84), topped last night’s Select Session of the 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling ...
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3 May 2007Two Coolmore Stud representatives to attend NYS
2 May 2007 COOLMORE Stud representatives Michael Kirwan and Tom Magnier will be arriving in South Africa on Wednesday night, courtesy of an invitation ...
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3 May 2007Avontuur presents biggest NYS draft
2 May 2007 THE Taberer family’s Avontuur Stud has consigned 15 young horses to the 2007 Emperor’s Palace National Yearling Sale, their biggest ...
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3 May 2007Klawervlei draft boasts formidable broodmare band
3 May 2007 Klawervlei Stud’s resident stallion National Emblem has no less than 40 representatives at the 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling ...
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30 April 2007Barry Irwin will miss Kentucky Derby to attend
30 April 2007 Barry Irwin will miss Kentucky Derby to attend 2007 National Yearling Sale  Barry Irwin of Team Valor, with huge financial investments, ...
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26 April 2007Stronger catalogue
Stronger catalogue, buoyant markets point to record breaking National Yearling Sale A buoyant thoroughbred market worldwide combined with the fact that ...
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26 April 2007Kennedy set to join CNBC
BloodStock SA’s marketing manager, Byron Kennedy, has resigned from the post he held for the past 15 months to join CNBC Africa as Market Analyst ...
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26 April 2007Massive GrandWest incentive
Massive GrandWest incentive for Kenilworth Fillies Nursery For the connections of Diana’s Choice, Gandhara and Lirici, Sunday’s Kenilworth ...
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13 April 2007Full steam ahead for NYS
13 April 2007 It’s full steam ahead for the 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, which takes place on 4, 6 & 7 May at the TBA Complex, ...
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14 March 2007Jet Master connection all the rage at BSA’s mare
14 March 2007 Jet Master’s popularity continued unabated at yesterday’s GrandWest Mare Sale when two “package” mares, who included ...
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12 March 2007Jet Master colt smashes GrandWest record
12 March 2007 Johannesburg businessman Chris van Niekerk smashed the record purchase price for a yearling at the GrandWest Yearling Sale when he bid R750 ...
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11 March 2007Ramsden pays R280 000 for Silvano colt
11 March 2007 Leading Western Cape conditioner Joey Ramsden topped the buyers’ list after yesterday’s opening session of the 2007 GrandWest ...
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22 February 2007Breeders in the Spotlight
A South African-bred sprinter, National Colour, shared top honours as the country’s best equine crowd pleaser for the 2005-06 racing season, and ...
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22 February 2007Soaring To New Heights
OVER the last six years, the Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) and its sales arm, BloodStock SA, (BSA) have made massive strides in steadying a boat ...
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22 February 2007Racing without Borders
“RACING WITHOUT BORDERS’’ was the theme of the 31st Asian Racing Conference held in Dubai from 21-25 January 2007. The Conference welcomed ...
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22 February 2007Finance & History
JUST more than 10 years ago, few could have foreseen that an aggregate, even for the premier bloodstock sale in South Africa, would break the nine-figure ...
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22 February 2007Sponsorship & Bonuses
ON the sponsorship front, 2007 started off with a bang for BSA and the TBA with the joint sponsorship of a New Year’s Festival of Racing at Kenilworth. The ...
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22 February 2007Graded Races
AS Chairman of the TBA, Altus Joubert is on the Executive Committee of the National Horseracing Authority (NHA). As such he represents South Africa’s ...
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22 February 2007Selection Process
SEASONED horsemen Tobie Spies and John Kramer are the individuals charged with examining yearlings offered by breeders around South Africa during the important ...
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22 February 2007Racing Museum
NAPOLEON Bonaparte said: “You can’t pay a soldier enough to die, but he will fight long and hard for a coloured ribbon!” Similarly, a ...
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22 February 2007TBA‘s Contribution through racing
THE TBA co-founded Racing South Africa in August 2005 to look after matters of national and international interest on behalf of its equal third shareholders: ...
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22 February 2007Overseas Drive
THE phenomenal achievements of trainer Mike de Kock in Dubai and the top class performances of four star fillies, in particular, focused the eyes of the ...
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8 January 2007THE AFRICAN HORSE SICKNESS TRUST
UPDATE 15 January 2007     Since November 2006, only 9 suspected cases of AHS have been reported to the AHS Trust of which 5 have been ...
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