News Archive - 2011
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13 December 2011BSA GRADUATE STAMPS HIMSELF AS A MET CONTENDER
Chesalon, a R250 000 purchase at the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, looked a future J&B Met prospect with a smart victory at Kenilworth ...
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5 December 2011BSA graduates show their class
BSA graduates dominated the past graded stakes action this weekend. First up, it was the turn of Princess Victoria. Last year’s Equus Champion ...
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1 December 2011BSA SUPERSTARS RETURN TO ACTION
Two champions, purchased at the TBA sales, return to action this weekend. Both fillies are official Equus Champions, and each is a warm favourite to win ...
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28 November 2011SA BRED CONTINUES TO IMPRESS IN SINGAPORE
The South Africa bred Flax scored an effortless, three length victory in Singapore on Sunday. The son of Silvano won a class three race over 1400 metres, ...
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24 November 2011BSA GRADUATES DOMINATE BETTING FOR SATURDAY FEATURES
The betting market for Saturday’s big race at Turffontein is dominated by past BSA graduates. Amur Affair, Katy’s Lane and Felix The Cat, ...
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21 November 2011SA mare bids to defend her crown
The South African mare, Gypsy’s Warning, will be looking to defend her crown when she lines up in Friday’s G1 Matriarch Stakes. The daughter ...
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14 November 2011Great run from SA star in Gold Cup
The South African bred, Lizarre, was a gallant second in Sunday’s $1.35 million Singapore Gold Cup (SG1). The Pat Shaw trained gelding was beaten ...
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11 November 2011SAF bred lines up in Singapore Gold Cup
The South African bred, Lizarre, is one of 17 runners carded to race in Sunday’s Longines Singapore Gold Cup. The Gold Cup, which will be run at ...
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11 November 2011IRISH FLAME WINS IN BRITAIN
Former SA Horse of the Year, Irish Flame, won his first race in Britain last night. The champion won a conditions race at Kempton Park over 2200 metres. Trained ...
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7 November 2011READY TO RUN SALE CONCLUDES
The Emperors Palace 2011 Ready To Run Sale came to a conclusion on Sunday. The sale was largely dominated by well bred, imported 2yos. The aggregate for ...
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6 November 2011NANDI LIGHTS UP THE SALES RING
It didn’t take long for the prices to lift at the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. Just 17 lots into the sale, a Danehill Dancer filly was ...
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6 November 2011ROYAL ACADEMY COLT LIGHTS UP THE RING
A handsome son of leading international sire Royal Academy made R1.5 million at Sunday’s Emperor’s Palace Ready To Run Sale. Widely selected ...
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6 November 2011ROCK FILLY MAKES HEADLINES
The progeny of champion Rock of Gibraltar continued to be much sought after at the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. A filly sired by “The ...
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6 November 2011OVERSEAS PEDIGREES REMAIN POPULAR
The demand for 2yos with international pedigrees continued at the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. Lot 66, a bay son of leading US sire Tale of ...
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6 November 2011ROCK OF GIBRALTAR FILLY MAKES HEADLINES
Rock of Gibraltar continued to prove the most popular stallion at the Emperors Palace 2011 Ready To Run Sale. His daughter, lot 89, was knocked down for ...
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6 November 2011PRICES SOAR AT READY TO RUN
Prices continued to soar at the Emperors Palace 2011 Ready To Run Sale this Sunday. Lot 97 was always going to attract plenty of attention. Going by the ...
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6 November 2011PERFECT PROMISE COLT MAKES R500 000
One of the most talked about lots on the Emperors Palace 2011 Ready To Run Sale was lot 126. A bay colt, offered by Laurence Wernars, he is a son of champion ...
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6 November 2011SON OF KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER MAKES MONEY
High prices for international pedigrees continued to be the order of the day at the Emperors Palace 2011 Ready To Run Sale. Lot 176 was the only youngster ...
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6 November 2011SON OF THE ROCK MAKES A MILLION
Rock of Gibraltar’s offspring have been much sought after at the Emperors Palace 2011 Ready To Run Sale. The stallion’s popularity was further ...
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28 October 2011Sales topper confirms star status
Lady Christine Laidlaw’s Divine Jet confirmed his status as a rising star with an oh so easy victory at Durbanville on Wednesday afternoon. The magnificent ...
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28 October 2011Expensive Cape Summer Sale purchase impresses
Hammie’s Dynasty, the second top priced lot at the 2010 Cape Summer Yearling Sale, made an eye catching debut on Wednesday. The big son of Dynasty ...
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24 October 2011NOCTURNAL AFFAIR WINS IRISH FEATURE
The South African bred, Nocturnal Affair, won the Listed Mercury Stakes at Dundalk on Friday evening. The Mercury Stakes is a race over 1000 metres run ...
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19 October 2011IRISH FEATURE NEXT FOR NOCTURNAL AFFAIR
The South African bred Nocturnal Affair, recent winner of the prestigious Portland Handicap at Doncaster, is set to run in an Irish feature race on Friday ...
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18 October 2011EMPEROR’S PALACE READY TO RUN CUP 2011
The excitement leading up to the month of November in Johannesburg is palpable. Saturday 5th November will see fireworks at Turffontein, not only because ...
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17 October 2011FIFTH DAN WINS IN SINGAPORE
The choicely bred, Fifth Dan, scored his first win in Singapore on Friday. Trained by South African born Pat Shaw, Fifth Dan won an initiation race over ...
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11 October 2011CAPE SALES TOPPER WINS SMARTLY
Whiteline Fever, the sales topper at the 2010 Cape Summer Yearling Sale, broke his maiden in emphatic fashion on Sunday. Racing in a maiden plate over ...
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10 October 2011LIZARRE SCORES IN SINGAPORE
The South African bred Lizarre scored his first win in Singapore on Sunday. The son of Jet Master won a class 3 handicap, under Barend Vorster, over 1700 ...
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27 September 2011BSA Grad wins Emerald Cup
The Mouseketeer,  the impressive winner of Saturday’s G2 R600 000 Emerald Cup, is a graduate of the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. ...
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26 September 2011Sales topper shows his class
Jackson, the colt who topped the 2010 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, showed his class at Durbanville on Saturday. The handsome son of Dynasty looked ...
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23 September 2011THE UNDISPUTED EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
Here and Elsewhere Sarah Whitelaw.  16 September 2011. (As Published in Sporting Post) Where do SA’s top horses come from? “It is ...
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23 September 2011CAPE REGIONAL SALE 2012
TO:      ALL TBA MEMBERS           CAPE REGIONAL SALE 2012 After lengthy ...
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13 September 2011Nocturnal Affair scores game win in Portland Handicap
The South African bred gelding, Nocturnal Affair, landed an impressive win in the Ladbrokes Portland Handicap on Saturday. Now a 5yo, Nocturnal Affair ...
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17 August 2011CEM Directive
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15 August 2011Champion Breeders for 2011
    A number of South African breeders were in the headlines at Thursday night’s Equus Awards. Sumerhill Stud were named champion ...
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15 August 2011SALE MIRRORS DOWNTURN IN WORLD ECONOMY
The curtain came down late on Sunday on the three-day Emperor's Palace National 2-year old sale with results indicative of the current lull in the ...
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14 August 2011EXPECTED PRICES AT 2YO SALE
Both the aggregate and average fell slightly on day two of the 2011 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale. The aggregate fell from R11 765 000 to R10 275 000, ...
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14 August 2011DAY THREE OF 2YO SALE KICKS OFF
The third and final day of the 2011 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale got off to a good start on Sunday morning. Lot 254 caught the fancies of more ...
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14 August 2011Cracking run from River
The star South African bred mare, River Jetez, put up a fine performance to ran third in Saturday’s G1 Beverly D Stakes. The 8yo was beaten 1.25 ...
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14 August 2011TRIPPI COLT MAKES HEADLINES
A son of Trippi caught the eye at the third day of the 2011 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale. Consigned by Danika Stud, the magnificent looking bay was ...
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14 August 2011PRICES REMAIN STEADY ON DAY THREE
The overall prices remained steady on the final day of the 2011 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale. Lot 390, a son of the ill-fated champion Victory Moon, ...
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14 August 2011DYNASTY FILLY TOPS 2YO SALE
A daughter of Dynasty was the highlight of day two of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. A stunning specimen, the filly was purchased by ...
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14 August 2011NATIONAL 2YO SALE ENDS
The 2011 Emperors Palace National 2YO sale ended today, with figures down across the board. The market was extremely hard, due to continuing economic ...
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13 August 2011JET MASTER COLT TOPS PROCEEDINGS
The first session of day two of the 2011 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale was topped by a Jet Master colt. A beautifully bred colt, the big bay is ...
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12 August 2011River Jetez impresses in half-mile breeze
Horses for Saturday's 29th running of the Arlington Million (G1), 21st renewal of the $750,000 Beverly D. (G1) and 35th edition of the $400,000 Secretariat ...
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12 August 2011EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL 2YO SALE KICKS OFF
Friday saw the 2011 Emperors Palace National Sale get underway. The three day sale, hosted by the TBA at the Germiston complex, made a 18:00 start. After ...
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12 August 2011DYNASTY COLT TOPS DAY ONE OF 2YO SALE
Day one of the 2011 Emperor Palace National 2YO Sale saw both the aggregate and average increase from last year. The 86 lots to sell on the first night ...
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10 August 2011RIVER JETEZ RUNS IN G1 BEVERLY D STAKES
River Jetez, a R230 000 purchase at the 2005 National 2yo Sale, lines up in Saturday's G1 Beverly D Stakes. Run over 1900 metres  at Arlington, ...
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4 August 2011BARGAINS ABOUND AT NATIONAL 2 YEAR OLD SALE
South Africa has enjoyed another tremendous racing season which came to an end last weekend with the sires championship going right down to the wire. Jet ...
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2 August 2011TBA graduates to the fore on Gold Cup Day
Graduates of TBA sales enjoyed a great day on Sunday, when they picked up three G1 victories. The day was started with a win by Potala Palace in the ...
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5 July 2011SALES PRICES RIDE A ROUGH TIDE AT SUNCOAST SALE
The annual Kwazulu-Natal Yearling Sale took place at the spectacular Suncoast casino complex over 2 days last week and although the prices were depressed, ...
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28 June 2011Preparation for the KZN Yearling Sale 2011
   
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24 June 2011Mollett's Views
I suppose - after the exploits of "JJ", Lizard's Desire and River Jetez to name three that spring to mind - we've reached the stage where we ...
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23 June 2011South African salutes in Singapore
The South African bred, Flax, maintained his unbeaten record Singapore on Friday when he landed the Kranji Stakes. Run over 1800 meters, the race attracted ...
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22 June 20115 Stars for Backworth
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17 June 2011SAF Champ lines up at Royal Ascot
Kings Gambit, a former Equus Champion, is set to line up in Saturday’s G2 Hardwicke Stakes. This is the final day of the 2011 Royal Ascot meeting. ...
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14 June 2011Sad loss as a fellow breeder passes
It is with deepest regret that we have to advise you that Terry Silcock passed away this morning. Terry will forever be remembered by all in the breeding ...
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13 June 2011New venue for KZN sale offers endless fun in the sun for everyone
The Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale will take place on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July at Durban's number 1 entertainment destination, Tsogo Sun's ...
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7 June 2011BSA GRADUATES DOMINATE FEATURES
It was a clean sweep for Bloodstock SA graduates in Saturday’s Kwa Zulu Natal features.  Vertical Takeoff started the ball rolling with a comprehensive ...
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7 June 2011Breeders Remain Optomistic For Suncoast Sale
With less than a month to go to the Suncoast KZN Yearling, prominent breeders in the province are in high spirits as to the preparation and success of ...
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17 April 2011Giant filly makes R2 million
The final day of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale started well, when lot 421 was knocked down for R2 million. A beautiful chestnut, the filly ...
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17 April 2011WESTERN WINTER COLT MAKES R1 MILLION
Good horses continued to attract good money on the second day of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Lot 546, a brown colt named Custodian, was ...
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17 April 2011Sale ends on a high
The 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale ended on a high today, when lot 599, the penultimate lot on sale, was knocked for R1.2 million to John ...
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16 April 2011Jets soar in Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale
After enduring a rough start, trade picked up briskly on day one of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. The aggregate for day one of the three ...
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16 April 2011SOUTH AFRICAN BRED WINS IN SINGAPORE
The South African bred Takis scored a good win in Singapore on Friday. A 3yo son of Silvano, Takis was making just his third start in Singapore for South ...
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16 April 2011J J Brother Makes R1 million
Day two of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale got off to a strong start when lot 268 made R1 million. The colt, named Jet Juggernaut, is ...
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16 April 2011Silvano colt goes for R1.4 million
Prices continued to rise on day two of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, when lot 304 was knocked down for R1.4 million. The handsome bay ...
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16 April 2011Giant’s Causeway colt hits the heights
Lot 316, a handsome son of Giant’s Causeway, became the 11th yearling to sell for R1 million plus on day two of the Emperors Palace National Yearling ...
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16 April 2011Day two ends on a high
After a slowish start, trade picked up briskly on the second day of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. The second day grossed an aggregate ...
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15 April 2011GYPSY’S WARNING TO RUN ON SATURDAY
The South African bred mare, Gypsy’s Warning, is set to run in Saturday’s G2 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland. The daughter of Mogok will take ...
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15 April 2011FORT WOOD COLT SELLS FOR R650 000
The 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale got underway on Friday afternoon. At the time of writing, a Fort Wood colt is currently the sales topper. The ...
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15 April 2011GO DEPUTY FILLY MAKES HEADLINES
A Go Deputy colt stole the headlines on the first day of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Consigned by Lammerskraal, the well bred filly was ...
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15 April 2011WESTERN WINTER COLT SETS RING ALIGHT
A colt by champion sire Western Winter sold for R900 000 on day one of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.  The bay colt, named Splinter ...
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15 April 2011Fort Wood filly sells for R1.35 million
Gypsy Madonna, a Fort Wood filly consigned by Rathmor Stud, recently became the first horse to sell for R1 million plus at the 2011 Emperors Palace National ...
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15 April 2011Jet Master colt tops proceedings
A Jet Master colt, consigned by The Alchemy, sold for R1.7 million at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale on Friday. The colt, lot 189, is a son ...
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15 April 2011JET MASTER FILLY TOPS SALE
JET MASTER FILLY TOPS SALE Varsfontein Stud have enjoyed an excellent start to the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Their good spell continued ...
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12 April 2011Sweet Sanette wins G3 in Hong Kong
SWEET SANETTE WINS G3 IN HONG KONG The South African bred Sweet Sanette captured the G3 Chai Tai Fook Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1000m) on Sunday. Whilst ...
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5 April 2011Trippi
Travelin Man, Kentucky Derby contender,  by Trippi, won at Gulfstream Park, Swale S. Grii. Content to rate in second behind stable mate Razmataz ...
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31 March 2011Fearless wins in Hong Kong
FEARLESS WINS IN HONG KONG Fearless, the Equus Champion 2yo Colt of 2006, won a 1800m handicap at Happy Valley on Wednesday. The gelding, partnered by ...
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28 March 2011J J flies high in Dubai
J J flies high in Dubai J J The Jet Plane, South Africa’s much loved champion sprinter, pulled off yet another big race win when running out a brave ...
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23 March 2011Star to miss World Cup, SA well represented on big night
Star to miss World Cup, SA well represented on big night Last season’s Vodacom Durban July winner, Bold Silvano, will not take part in Saturday’s ...
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23 March 2011Ready to Jet...
Ready to Jet... South African champion J J the Jet Plane(SAf) (Jet Master) blew out down the Meydan stretch yesterday. "He'll do the same on Thursday," ...
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11 March 2011J J soars in Dubai
J J soars in Dubai South African superstar, J J The Jet Plane, bounced back to his best form with a scintillating win in a 1200 metre handicap (The Dubai ...
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8 March 2011SAF Bred makes winning debut in Singapore
SAF BRED MAKES WINNING DEBUT IN SINGAPORE The South African bred Agenais made a winning debut at Kranji on Sunday. Saddled by David Hall, Agenais was ...
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25 February 2011Record priced yearling wins in Dubai
Record priced yearling wins in Dubai Wonder Lawn, a former record setting yearling, was a facile winner in Dubai last Thursday. The now seven-year-old ...
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21 February 2011Jetez impresses in Dubai
Jetez impresses in Dubai Last season’s J&B Met winner, River Jetez made amends for an unlucky defeat in Dubai last time out when winning Friday ...
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11 February 2011July winner scores in Dubai
July winner scores in Dubai Former Vodacom Durban July winner Hunting Tower bounced back to his best form with a good win at Meydan racetrack on Thursday ...
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4 February 2011South Africans dominate Meydan features
South African horses and trainers dominated Dubai’s race meeting on Thursday. Champion South African trainer, Mike de Kock saddled four winners, ...
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1 February 2011Great Met Win for Past Master
Past Master scored a thrilling win in Saturday’s G1 J&B Met for his owner, Hassan Adams, and trainer Darryl Hodgson. The 4yo son of Jet Master ...
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31 January 2011Inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale Ends on a High
The Cape Premier Yearling Sale ended on a high note Friday night.  The inaugural two day sale sold 214 of the 270 yearlings that went through the ...
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28 January 2011Jay Peg's Brother Sells for R2.5-million
The Cape Premier Yearling Sale saw two yearlings sell for R2 million plus in the space of just four lots! Lot 102 had been widely expected to top the sale, ...
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28 January 2011Day One of Cape Premier Yearling Sale Ends on a High
The first day of the inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale ended on a high. The 105 horses sold for an aggregate of 43,680,000. The average was a very respectable ...
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28 January 2011Big Weekend for Trippi
Drakenstein Stud’s Trippi could have an outstanding weekend. He has fancied runners in two of North America’s top 3yo races. His son Gourmet ...
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28 January 2011Dubai Winner for Daylami
Daylami, who has two lots on the final day of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, was represented by a winner in Dubai last night. His 5yo son Whispering ...
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28 January 2011Day 2 Kicks Off in Style
The second, and final day, of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale has made a good start. Just over 20 lots in, three horses have already made R1 million plus. ...
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28 January 2011Bidding Heats Up at Cape Premier Yearling Sale
There was intense burst of bidding during the second day of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale. From lots 212 to 223, three yearlings sold for R1 million plus. ...
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27 January 2011Cape Premier Yearling Sale begins with a bang!
It didn’t take long for the first horse to sell for R1 million at the inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Lot 14, a handsome Western Winter colt, ...
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21 January 2011Find the racehorse of your dreams in Cape Town's CBD
“Imagine a thoroughbred yearling sale plonk in the middle of a major metropolis. A yearling sale that caters for the spectacular lifestyle of thoroughbred ...
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21 January 2011CPYS - Our Auctioneers
The world’s top Thoroughbred auctioneers not only sell best-of-breed horses, but are considered best-of-breed themselves in their profession, for ...
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21 January 2011SA bred stamps himself as classic prospect in Dubai
The South African bred Zanzamar stamped himself as a leading contender for the UAE classics when running out a cosy winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas trial ...
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18 January 2011SA Filly Third in Group One in Hong Kong
South African filly, Sweet Sanette, ran third in Sunday’s Gr1 Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin. The race, run over 1000 meters, ...
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18 January 2011Secretariat's Legacy and the Cape Premier Yearling Sale
On Friday 14th January, the Cape Premier Yearling Sale presented the film premier of the movie SECRETARIAT to a packed audience of owners, trainers, breeders ...
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14 January 20112011 Dubai Racing Carnival - Opening Night
Our Giant, the talented and versatile gelding formerly based in South Africa, made an impressive seasonal debut on the All-Weather at Meydan in Dubai on ...
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13 January 2011SA Champion Wins in Hong Kong
Fearless, a former unbeaten star in South Africa, won his third race in Hong Kong yesterday. Given a great ride by champion French jockey Gerard Mosse, ...
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10 January 2011Mother Russia blitzs Queen's Plate field
Mother Russia justified the confidence behind her in Saturday’s Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate when running out a comfortable winner of ...
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7 January 2011SA Bred wins in Hong Kong
The South African Value Choice won his sixth race in Hong Kong on 5th January.  The son of Jet Master won the Shaun Tin Handicap over 1000 m at Happy ...
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7 January 2011Trippi Filly Nominated for Eclipse Award
R Heat Lightning, a daughter of Trippi, has been nominated for an Eclipse Award as Champion 2yo filly in North America. Winner of the Gr1 Spinaway Stakes ...
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7 January 2011TBA Paddock Stakes - One of SA's Great Races
Saturday, 8 January, sees the running of the Paddock Stakes, proudly sponsored by The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of South Africa. As usual, a ...
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3 January 2011Cape Premier Yearling Sale Countdown Begins
BloodStock South Africa launched the catalogue for their inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale at the R1m sponsored BSA Cape Guineas meeting at Kenilworth ...
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2 January 2011MORE SA SUCCESS - DUBAI
Champion trainer Mike de Kock had a winner with his first runner in Dubai for the 2010-2011 Dubai Racing season at Meydan on Thursday. De Kock saddled ...
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