News Archive - 2012
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31 December 2012MORE DUBAI SUCCESS FOR BSA GRAD
Former Bloodstock South Africa purchase, Need to Know, scored a smart win at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon. It was a first Dubai success for the gelding, ...
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31 December 2012CLASSY E-JET A SMART PROSPECT
E-Jet, a R1.4 million buy at the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, stamped himself as a horse to follow this season with an authoritive win ...
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23 December 2012GUINEAS GLORY FOR CAPETOWN NOIR
A former Bloodstock South Africa purchase, Capetown Noir, stamped himself as one of the best 3yos in training with a dazzling win in Saturday’s R1 ...
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21 December 2012REBEL KING OFF THE MARK
Klawervlei Stud’s Rebel King was represented by his first winner when Letas Bonnet, bred by Klawervlei, won at Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon. Rebel ...
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21 December 2012FIRST WINNER FOR ANTONIUS PIUS
Highlands Farm’s Antonius Pius got off to a flying start with his first crop of South African 2yos, when Yoshi made a winning debut on Friday afternoon. Yoshi, ...
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19 December 2012IMPRESSIVE WIN FOR JULY HERO
The July winning, BSA graduate, Pomodoro, won his second race from as many starts as a 4yo on Tuesday. Competing in a pinnacle stakes over 1600m at Turffontein, ...
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19 December 2012FOUR IN A ROW FOR BARGAIN BUY!
Sharp Design, who looks to have been one of the bargain buys at the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, made it four wins in a row on Tuesday ...
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19 December 2012CLASSY WIN FOR RTR SALES TOPPER
Cape Royal, who topped the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale, scored another convincing victory at Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon. It was a third ...
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19 December 2012JEWEL GIVES MARCUS A FIRST WINNER
Ashaawes filly, Priceless Jewel, gave young Cape based trainer, Adam Marcus, his first ever winner when saluting on Wednesday afternoon. Sent out favourite ...
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18 December 2012CRACKING YEAR FOR BSA GRADUATES
The year 2012 is drawing to a close, but it has been one to remember for Bloodstock South Africa. Horses purchased at BSA sales have won some of the ...
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11 December 2012AHS UPDATE - GOOD NEWS!
Professor Guthrie received good news last night regarding the Real Time PCR test when the Equine Research Councils' scientific paper passed the scrutiny ...
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10 December 2012CHERRY GALLANT IN HONG KONG
The top-class South African performer, Cerise Cherry, put up a game effort to finish second to top Japanese sprinter, Lord Kanaloa, in Sunday’s G1 ...
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6 December 2012CLASSIC TEST FOR BSA GRADUATES
Saturday sees the running of the R750 000, Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas. This is the first major classic race for 3yos, and the first G1 event ...
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6 December 2012MORGANA CREATES HISTORY
Tuesday evening’s facile juvenile winner, Lady Morgana, created two pieces of history with an impressive debut effort. The 2yo filly became the ...
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6 December 2012STAR BSA BUY TO WORLD’S TOP SIRE
Ebony Flyer, one of the best fillies sold at a Bloodstock South Africa sale, has been retired. She will visit Galileo, the world’s best stallion, ...
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5 December 2012SAF BRED STAR RUNS IN TOP HONG KONG SPRINT
Cerise Cherry, a former Bloodstock South Africa purchase, will take on some of the world’s very best sprinters in Sunday’s G1 Hong Kong Sprint. The ...
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5 December 2012AVONTUUR ESTATE CAPE FILLIES GUINEAS
Saturday, 8th December will see the running of the first Grade 1 event for the Cape Sizzling Summer Season, the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (Grade ...
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3 December 2012BSA GRADUATES DOMINATE 2012 SUMMER CUP
Bloodstock South Africa would like to congratulate the connections of Wagner – winner of the 2012 Sansui Summer Cup. Wagner (Tiger Ridge - Cosima ...
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28 November 2012RACING SOUTH AFRICA ELECT A NEW CHAIRPERSON
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Horseracing South Africa (Pty) Ltd, trading as Racing South Africa, on Monday 26 November Mrs Susan Rowett was ...
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27 November 2012BSA GRADS DO BATTLE IN R2 MILLION RACE
There are no fewer than 13 past Bloodstock South Africa purchases lining up in Saturday’s G1 Sansui Summer Cup. This R2 million showpiece is the ...
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26 November 2012AN ALL ANDREWS AFFAIR!
Kenilworth’s ninth race last Saturday proved one to remember for the Andrews family. The lightly raced Society Rock defeated a large field to win ...
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22 November 2012BSA GRAD AIMS FOR TOP DUBAI SPRINT
Nocturnal Affair, a former Bloodstock South Africa purchase, will be aimed at the G1 Al Quoz Sprint this season. This feature will be run on Dubai World ...
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21 November 2012EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR KZN BREEDERS RACEDAY 2013
Thoroughbred breeders in KwaZulu-Natal have initiated some unique marketing strategies over the years but under the umbrella of the KZN Breeders’ ...
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20 November 2012KZN BREEDERS AWARDS 2012
KZN Breeders Association held their annual awards on a misty evening at Bellwood Cottages on 17 November to honour the people and Thoroughbreds that have ...
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19 November 2012CONSISTENT PERFORMER SALUTES IN SINGAPORE
Meteor Mike is the latest South African bred, and BSA graduate, to salute in Singapore. One of the most consistent gallopers based in Singapore, Meteor ...
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19 November 2012FOUR FEATURES FOR BSA GRADS!
The weekend just past proved a real triumph for past Bloodstock South Africa graduates. They accounted for no fewer than four feature races – over ...
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16 November 2012SOUTH AFRICAN HORSERACING MERGER APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS
The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved two related mergers which together result in the sale of Gold Circle Pty (Ltd) assets and operations ...
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15 November 2012WISE DAN
When Wise Dan crossed the line to win the Breeder’ Cup Mile (gr. I) and endorsed his status as the highest-rated horse in America, he did more than ...
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9 November 2012BSA GRADS LINE UP IN SINGAPORE FEATURE
Two former Bloodstock South Africa graduates line up in Sunday’s G1 Longines Singapore Gold Cup. Flax, recent winner of the G1 Raffles Cup, and ...
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8 November 2012SA BRED STRIKES IN SINGAPORE
The good run of South African bred horses, and past BSA sales graduates, in Singapore continued this last weekend. Following on from the SA bred Flax winning ...
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5 November 2012PHENOMENAL RTR!
The 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale proved a tremendous success. The aggregate jumped from R30 835 million in 2011 to R38 840 million. The average ...
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4 November 2012THRILLING FINISH TO READY TO RUN CUP
Rock of Arts and Negev fought out a thrilling finish in Saturday’s R2.5 million, Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup. The pair were separated by just ...
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4 November 2012R1 MILLION FOR FASTNET ROCK COLT
Day two of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale got off to a flyer, when lot 88 was knocked down for an even R1 million. The colt, by the great ...
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4 November 2012VAR COLT HITS THE HEIGHTS
Day two of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale has gotten off to an explosive start. The first 17 lots to go through the ring saw two horses make ...
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4 November 2012PRICES STRONG AT READY TO RUN SALE
The market remained very competitive on Sunday, at the second day of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. A magnificent looking son of Trippi, ...
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4 November 2012CAT COLT ROCKS SALE
A Tale of the Cat colt set the sale ring alight at the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To run Sale on Sunday, when he was knocked down to Adriaan van Vuuren ...
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2 November 2012ANOTHER DEBUT WINNER FROM 2011 RTR SALE!
Fortitude, who broke her maiden first time out yesterday, is another impressive winner to have graduated from the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. The ...
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2 November 2012SALE OFF TO A SMART START
The 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale got off to a promising start in Germiston on Friday evening. The sale, which started at 5pm, was just over 30 ...
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2 November 2012TERRIFIC START TO 2012 RTR SALE
The first day of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale ended on a high, with both aggregate and average up on last year. Day one saw the aggregate ...
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31 October 2012HARD TO RESIST LATEST WINNER FROM PROLIFIC SALE
There has been a steady stream of winners off the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale of late. The latest winning graduate of the 2011 RTR Sale is ...
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29 October 2012TOP FIVE SIRES WELL REPRESENTED ON RTR SALE
The top five stallions on the South African general sires list for the current season all have offspring on sale at next week’s Emperors Palace Ready ...
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29 October 2012INTERNATIONAL TREBLE FOR BLOODSTOCK SOUTH AFRICA GRADUATES
This weekend proved a true triumph for Bloodstock South Africa graduates. No fewer than three BSA grads won internationally during the past three days, ...
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25 October 2012RTR 2011 GRADUATES PRODUCE GREAT RESULTS
The Emperors Palace Ready To Run 2011 graduates have produced great results to date 43 wins; 44 seconds; 44 thirds; 52 fourths Performance Log available ...
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23 October 2012GRAN BLANCO ENTERED FOR NYS 2013
A visit to Rathmor Stud to see their famous white colt, Gran Blanco, reveals a very well-grown and mature yearling colt. He is a standout from the crowd, ...
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22 October 2012SMART WINNER FOR PROMISING SIRE
Summerhill Stud’s Mullins Bay is the sire of the impressive Gitiano, who won his second race in just four starts at Turffontein on Thursday. Mullins ...
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22 October 2012ANOTHER RTR WINNER!
The list of recent winners to have emerged from the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale continues to grow, and Kailani became the latest winning graduate ...
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22 October 2012INTERNATIONAL G1 GLORY FOR BSA GRAD
The former BSA graduate, Flax, won Sunday’s G1 Raffles Cup in Singapore.  The 1800m was worth $500,000 in prize money. Flax won the prestigious ...
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22 October 2012WAKA WAKA LATEST WINNER FROM 2011 RTR
The promising Waka Waka is the latest winner to have emerged from last year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. The list of smart performers to ...
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18 October 2012GOLDEN RUN FOR TOP SIRE CONTINUES
One of South Africa’s top stallions, Silvano, has enjoyed a really good spell over the past few days. He had an impressive winner at Turffontein ...
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18 October 2012UNBEATEN FILLY LATEST STAR FROM RTR SALE
The unbeaten filly Tinchy Stryder is the latest classy graduate to have emerged from the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. Having broken her maiden ...
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17 October 2012LAFF A MINUTE AND OTHERS
You all know the names of the personalities of the men that serve on the Ready To Run Judges’ panel. Without them, South African racing would be ...
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17 October 2012A RAND SURE AIN’T WHAT A RAND USED TO BE
The catalogue for the 2012 version of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale is “fat” with its number of foreign-bred entries; no sale in South ...
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16 October 2012LOT 121 HIGH STAKES BY CASINO PRINCE
The finger of fate is pointing  prospective buyers at the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale in the direction of an exciting colt by newly crowned ...
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16 October 2012WINNING START FOR ADMIRE MAIN (JPN)
Admire Main(JPN) appears to be off to a strong start with his first horses to race in Japan, it is exciting times ahead indeed for KZN and Summerhill Stud. ...
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15 October 2012CRACKING DEBUT WIN FOR RTR GRADUATE
Killua Castle, a graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale and a potential contender for this year’s Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, ...
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11 October 2012ALL BETS OFF
As racing shifts to Asia, traditionally strong countries such as Britain may struggle. FRANKEL, a towering bay stallion that has never lost a race, ...
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11 October 2012SMART DEBUT WINNER FOR A TOP KZN SIRE
Mogok, who has 2 lots on sale at the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, was represented by impressive, debut winner at Clairwood Park on Wednesday. ...
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10 October 2012ANOTHER TOP PERFORMER FOR LEADING SIRE
Festival of Fire, who won Saturday’s G3 Jo’Burg F&M Spring Challenge over a top-class field, is the latest classy performer for the top-class ...
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10 October 2012WORLD’S BEST UNDERLINE SALES EXCELLENCE
Some of the world’s finest sires, and sire prospects, will be represented by horses on sale at the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.  ...
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4 October 2012JET MASTER REIGNS SUPREME
The recent publication of the top sires of worldwide Group One races by UK's Racing Post is a proud achievement for not only for South African breeding ...
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4 October 2012PROMISING SIRES WELL REPRESENTED ON RTR
There a number of really promising, first year stallions represented at this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. The 2012 RTR sees the first ...
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26 September 2012TINCHY IMPRESSES
Tinchy Stryder, a R130 000 buy at the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, scored an impressive debut, four and a half length win at the Vaal on Thursday. The ...
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19 September 2012HATRICK FOR TOP SIRE
Avontuur’s outstanding sire, Var, had a terrific day on Tuesday. The stallion had no fewer than three impressive winners one day! Vantage got the ...
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19 September 2012BSA GRADS COMPETE FOR EMERALD GLORY
Saturday sees the running of the Emerald Cup, run at the Vaal racecourse.  This Grade Two feature is Africa’s richest sand race, and has attracted ...
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13 September 2012A CHAT WITH MIKE DE KOCK
A few days before hopping an Emirates flight to attend a horse sale in Italy S A Racing’s international super star spent time with David Mickleburgh ...
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11 September 2012SECOND WIN FOR RTR GRADUATE
Last year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale has produced a flood of winners, and another graduate from that sale scored a good win yesterday, in ...
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11 September 2012BSA GRADUATE WINS IN SINGAPORE
Fifth Dan, a graduate of the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, won a good race in Singapore last Friday. The gelding scored his second victory ...
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7 September 2012RTR GRAD WINS MAURITIUS’ GREATEST RACE
Ice Axe, a former graduate of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, won Mauritius biggest race this past Sunday. The Summerhill bred son of Solskjaer ...
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6 September 2012EX JOCK ROBBIE HILL OPENS FOR BUSINESS
With the Enigma that is St Petersburg, another former top jockey has followed in the footsteps of Garth Puller, Muis Roberts, Basil Marcus and other riders ...
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31 August 2012BAY ANOTHER WINNER FROM RTR SALE
Gallic Bay was a good winner yesterday, when the 3yo miss provided the 2011 Emperors Palace RTR Sale with yet another victorious graduate. She was making ...
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31 August 2012RTR SALE OF 2011 – A PROLIFIC SOURCE OF WINNERS
While the graduates of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale are still in the fledgling stages of their respective careers, there have been numerous ...
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27 August 2012SUN SHINES ON BUSH HILL STUD
The KZN midlands was just recovering from the heaviest snowfall in living memory when, undoubtedly answering a prayer from Warwick and Karen Renders, the ...
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24 August 2012TOP HORSES FROM 2011 NYS KEEP THE BLOODSTOCK SOUTH AFRICA FLAG FLYING HIGH
Sales companies should be about results, and the most important result is determined by the finishing post. We are very happy with the performance of our ...
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23 August 2012BSA GRAD LINES UP IN YORK G1 FEATURE
Nocturnal Affair, a former BSA graduate, will line up in Friday’s G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The race jumps at 16:40. Interestingly enough, ...
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20 August 2012IMPRESSIVE WINS FOR RTR GRADS
The promising Emaliyami, a graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, broke her maiden by over five lengths for champion trainer, Mike de ...
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20 August 2012BSA GRAD WINS IN SINGAPORE
Takis, a R350 000 buy at the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, won in Singapore this past Sunday. Owned by Fred Crabbia, Takis was scoring his ...
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20 August 2012AMALGAMATION BOOST FOR RACING
Bloodstock South Africa and Cape Thoroughbred Sales have had an exploratory meeting in which they have both agreed that an amalgamation of the two companies ...
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17 August 2012EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL READY TO RUN SALE 4th NOVEMBER
 A History of Producing Legendary Racehorses There have been many high-class horses to have come off the past two Emperors Palace Ready To Run ...
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17 August 2012KZN’s BUSH HILL STUD - STALLION DAY
Bush Hill Stud will be parading at least 4 stallions at their annual stallion day on Friday 24 August at 12pm.  On show will be Curved Ball(AUS), ...
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16 August 2012TAPIT'S TOPS, MARKET RECOVERS
2012 National Two-Year-Old Sale Prices An imported filly by leading US sire Tapit topped the National 2yo Sale, when knocked down to trainer Joey Ramsden ...
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14 August 2012TWO YEAR OLD SALE ENDS ON A HIGH
The Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale concluded on a good note on Sunday. Overall, prices were up on last year, and the sale attracted a large group of ...
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3 August 2012SON OF FORMER 2YO GRAD WINS TOP BRITISH RACE
Heavy Metal, a 2yo son of Exceed And Excel and former Champion SA racemare Rock Opera, won the G2 Richmond Stakes at the Glorious Goodwood meeting on Thursday. ...
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1 August 2012IMPRESSIVE DEBUT WINNERS FOR MILKWOOD STUD
Milkwood Stud, who are the vendors for eight horses at the 2012 Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale next week, have enjoyed a good run recent. On Friday, ...
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1 August 2012BSA GRADS GOLD CUP RUNNETH OVER
What gold will be found at this year's National 2yo Sale? The Gold Cup is one of the great South African races  - a true test of a great stayer, ...
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31 July 2012PASSING OF IAN OUTRAM
With deep sadness, The KZN Breeders have learned that Ian Outram, ex-chairman of the KZN Breeders Association and fellow breeder, sadly passed away on ...
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31 July 20122YO GRADUATE LIGHTS UP GOLD CUP
Princess Of Light, who ran second in Saturday’s G1 Ladbrokes Gold Cup, is yet another star performer to emerge from the National 2yo Sale. Bred ...
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30 July 2012AUSTRALIAN JOY FOR RIGHT APPROACH
Right Approach, who has 4 lots on offer at the 2012 Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale , had a winner in Australia on Friday, when the British bred 2yo ...
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30 July 2012ADDED BONUS FOR SECRET
Bloodstock South Africa are pleased to announce that All Is Secret, winner of Saturday’s G1 Thekwini Stakes,  has earned her connections the ...
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30 July 2012TERRIFIC G1 TREBLE FOR BSA GRADUATES
Super Saturday at Greyville last Saturday proved just that for former Bloodstock SA graduates. Brilliant 2yo filly, All Is Secret, got the ball rolling ...
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24 July 2012TREMENDOUS RESULT FOR BSA IN LOCAL FEATURE
The G3 Champions Juvenile Cup proved a remarkable race for former Bloodstock South Africa graduates. The first four home are all previous BSA graduates! ...
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23 July 2012IMPRESSIVE WINNER FOR FIRST CROP SIRE
Carpocrates, represented at the 2012 Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale, had an impressive, debut winner at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon. His daughter, ...
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17 July 2012THE EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL 2YO SALE OF 2012
Carpocrates, represented at the 2012 Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale, had an impressive, debut winner at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon. His daughter, ...
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16 July 2012MORE SINGAPORE GLORY FOR 2YO SALE GRADUATE
The South African bred Meteor Mike scored his fourth victory at Singapore on Friday. The 5yo gelding won a handicap over 1400m at Kranji, by a length, ...
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12 July 2012ANOTHER GREAT JULY FOR BLOODSTOCK SOUTH AFRICA!
When Pomodoro won Saturday’s G1 Vodacom Durban July, he became the third consecutive BSA graduate to win South Africa’s most famous horse-race. ...
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4 July 2012BSA GRADUATES FOR G1 GLORY!
This Saturday sees the running of South Africa’s most famous race, the R3 million Vodacom Durban July at Greyville. The day will also see the running ...
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26 June 2012DERBY DOMINANCE FOR BSA GRADUATES
Former Bloodstock South Africa graduates totally dominated the running of Sunday’s G2 Betting World Derby. The R300 000 race was won by Master ...
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25 June 2012BSA GRADS DOMINATE JULY FIELD
The final field for South Africa’s most famous race, the Vodacom Durban July, was announced on Thursday afternoon. Of the final 20 runners, no ...
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25 June 2012MORE SINGAPORE GLORY FOR BSA GRADUATES
Agenais and Ato, both of whom won in Singapore this past weekend, are previous Bloodstock South African graduates. The winning pair continue to shine the ...
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21 June 2012SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMP LINES UP AT ROYAL ASCOT
Former Equus Champion, Kings Gambit, is a runner at Royal Ascot on Friday afternoon. Now an 8yo, Kings Gambit is a runner in the Listed Wolferton Handicap, ...
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19 June 2012REMARKABLE 1-2-3 FOR BSA GRADS IN TOP SPRINT
Bloodstock South Africa graduates finished 1-2-3 in Friday’s G2 Post Merchants at Greyville. This 1200m feature, worth R300,000,  was won by ...
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18 June 2012SA CHAMPION REPRESENTED AT ASCOT
Former Equus Champion 2yo filly, Rock Opera, will have a runner in the G2 Coventry Stakes, on the first day of Royal Ascot. Her 2yo son, Heavy Metal (by ...
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15 June 2012JACKSON - NATIONAL 2YO SALE GRADUATE
Jackson (Dynasty – Moonlit Prairie), who sold for R1 million at the 2010 2yo Sale, was bred by Highlands Farm. Owned by Ian Longmore and Jack Mitchell, ...
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11 June 20127 LOTS ON SALE FOR BLACK MINNALOUSHE
Black Minnaloushe, who has seven lots on sale, is the sire of the promising Black Toga, winner of the Listed Rising Sun Community Newspapers Gatecrasher ...
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11 June 2012FIRST GRADED WINNER FOR MIESQUE’S APPROVAL
Former Eclipse Champion Turf Male, Miesque’s Approval, was represented by his first feature race winner this last weekend. His talented son, Eton ...
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4 June 2012FIRST WINNER FOR MULLINS BAY
Summerhill Stud’s exciting young resident sire, Mullins Bay, was represented by his first winner, when his 2yo son, Croke Bay, made a winning ...
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1 June 2012ROCK OPERA RUNNER AT EPSOM
Former Equus Champion 2yo filly, Rock Opera (Lecture – Drummer Girl), has a fancied runner on the Investec Derby undercard. She is the dam of Heavy ...
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1 June 2012PATHFORK: Irish Champion to stand at Highlands Stud
Rhona Beck of Highlands Stud Farm and partners are proud to announce the purchase of undefeated Irish Champion Two-Year-Old Pathfork for stud duties in ...
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1 June 2012Drakenstein's new Trippi is called Philanthropist
The Thoroughbred Group announced in Cape Town today that they have been appointed to syndicate and manage Drakenstein Studs new stallion acquisition ...
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31 May 2012BLUE BLOODED FILLY PICKS UP R100,000 BONUS
Bloodstock South Africa are pleased to announce that All Is Secret picked up the R100 000 bonus for her victory in last Saturday’s G1 Allan Robertson ...
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30 May 2012PRESS RELEASE - AHS
Revisions to the African horse sickness (AHS) Code Chapter were adopted at the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) General Assembly in ...
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30 May 2012CHRIS TAYLOR RUNNING THE COMRADES FOR A GREAT CAUSE
Chris will be running the Comrades Marathon this weekend in aid of the Coastal Horse Care Unit based in Cato Ridge. Our sport is all about the horse and ...
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28 May 2012JJ the Jet Plane retires
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28 May 2012G1 TREBLE FOR BSA GRADUATES
Past Bloodstock South Africa graduates enjoyed a tremendous run of success at Scottsville this past Saturday.  They captured three of the day’s ...
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22 May 2012BSA PROUDLY CONGRATULATES GRADUATES IN HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE
South Africans enjoyed a good spell overseas this last weekend, with all of Ato, Flax, Meteor Mike, Takis and Cerise Cherry finishing in the money. South ...
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22 May 2012SURGING RIVER
The well bred sire Surging River, who is well represented at Thursday’s Cape Mare and Weanling Sale, has had a host of impressive winners of late. His ...
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17 May 2012BSA GRAD LINES UP IN KRISFLYER SPRINT
Ato, a former BSA graduate, is set to take his place in Sunday’s G1 KrisFlyer International Sprint, Singapore’s top sprint race. The KrisFLyer, ...
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16 May 2012LIFEBLOOD OF RACING – THE GROWTH OF RACING
To be broadcast on Sunday, 20th May at 20h00 on Tellytrack, Channel 232. This will be a panel talk show looking at how racing operators are growing ...
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14 May 2012SINGAPORE GLORY FOR SA BRED HORSE
The South African bred Glimmering scored a good win at Kranji racecourse last Friday. The 4yo gelding was scoring his maiden victory in Singapore for owners, ...
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8 May 2012EXCITING PROSPECTS ON MILKWOOD SALE
The Milkwood Dispersal Sale, which takes place on Thursday morning, sees a number of exciting broodmares and broodmare prospects up for sale.  Some ...
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7 May 2012IMPRESSIVE BSA BONUS WINNER IN FILLIES NURSERY
BSA graduate, Hammie’s Hooker, ran out a convincing winner of Sunday’s G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery Stakes.  The talented filly thus ...
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30 April 2012STRONG RESULTS FOR 2012 EPNYS
The 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale ended on a realistic, but positive note. The overall average price of R240 441 fell slightly from ...
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29 April 2012BSA GRADUATES DEAD HEAT IN SA DERBY
It was double Derby delight for Bloodstock SA graduates in Saturday’s G1 SA Derby, when former sales graduates, Pomodoro and Royal Bencher, scored ...
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29 April 2012FIREWORKS ON DAY 2 OF 2012 EPNYS
The final day of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale got off to a tremendous start, when the second yearling to step into the ring made R1.4 ...
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29 April 2012IMPROVED PRICES ON DAY TWO OF EPNYS
Prices picked up considerably during the early stages of the 2012 Emperors Palace Natioal Yearling Sale. Following the R1.4 million spent on lot 252, a ...
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29 April 2012STRONG DEMAND FOR QUALITY AT 2012 EPNYS
There continued to be considerable demand for some of the more fashionably bred yearlings at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. As the afternoon ...
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27 April 2012SOLID START FOR NATIONAL SALE
A number of yearlings made well above average prices during the first 25 lots of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Lot 7, a lovely bay ...
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27 April 2012TRIPPI POPULAR AT 2012 NYS
The progeny of leading young sire Trippi have been in great demand at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. A colt by Trippi was knocked down ...
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27 April 2012TRIPPI FILLY POPULAR AT NYS
The progeny of sire sensation Trippi continue to be in demand at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. His daughter, lot 77, was knocked down ...
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27 April 2012WESTERN WINTER COLT MAKES R1.25 MILLION
Prices began improving half way through the first day of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. More and more buyers started to obtain some of ...
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27 April 2012TRIPPI CONTINUES TO DOMINATE SALE
The progeny of exceptional sire Trippi continued to make headlines at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Lot 165, an unnamed Trippi colt, ...
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27 April 2012TWO YEARLINGS CRACK R1 MILLION MARK
The prices at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale continued to show improvement on a slowish start, when later in the afternoon, two yearlings ...
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27 April 2012SALE SLIGHTLY DOWN ON 2012
Day One of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale saw the figures drop from those of last year. The aggregate for day one fell from R48 675 000 ...
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26 April 2012WINE AUCTION A SMASH HIT
  Bloodstock SA hosted a cheese& wine evening at the TBA complex last Wednesday. This evening proved a huge success for all concerned. Guests ...
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23 April 2012SAF BRED CONVINCING IN SINGAPORE HANDICAP
The South African bred, Olympic Man, scored his first victory in Singapore last weekend. A 4yo gelding, Olympic Man was competing in a class 5 handicap ...
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23 April 2012GOOD WEEKEND FOR GREYS INN, BLACK MINNALOUSHE
This last weekend was a good one for Greys Inn and Black Minnaloushe, two sires who are well represented at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling ...
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20 April 2012THE HYMN SINGER
Any Stakes victory against international competition in a foreign country is a story worth telling, but this one happened at Aqueduct in New York, and ...
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18 April 2012KZN BREEDERS' TRIPLE MILLION CHALLENGE
The KZN Breeders Club has announced new incentives for racehorse owners to support horses bred in the province. The KZN Breeders 1600, a historic race ...
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16 April 2012SA GALLOPER WINS IN SINGAPORE
Agenais, a 4yo South African bred gelding, scored his second career victory in Singapore on Friday. Trained by David Hill, Agenais won a class four race ...
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16 April 2012BSA GRAD WINS US FEATURE RACE
Mahubo, a past BSA graduate, won his first stakes race in the USA last Friday. Mahubo (National Emblem – Garden Verse) won the Three Coins Up Stakes, ...
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16 April 2012FIRST WINNER FOR CARPOCRATES
The blue blooded young sire, Carpocrates, had his first winner at Scottsville on Saturday. His son, Night Club, who was making just his second start, won ...
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16 April 2012FIRST GRADED WINNER FOR DYLAN THOMAS
Dylan Thomas, sire of lot 313 had his first graded winner when Furner’s Green won Sunday’s G3 Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial.
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13 April 2012BSA GRADUATE = G1 HORSE
Since the start of the 2011-2012 racing season, South Africa has held 13 Gr1 contests. Of these, five have been won by former BSA graduates.  The ...
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10 April 2012GRADED DOUBLE FOR AVONTUUR AND BSA GRADS
Sunday’s juvenile feature races at Clairwood Park proved to be a clean sweep for Avontuur breds 2yos. Avontuur are the breeders of both Twitter and ...
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10 April 2012BSA SALES TOPPER’S SMASHING DEBUT
Cape Royal, the sales topper at the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, made a breathtaking, winning debut at Kenilworth on Monday.  Trained by ...
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10 April 2012BOLD SILVANO TO RETIRE TO STUD IN SA
Bold Silvano, the 2010 Gr 1 Durban July winner and a Gr 3 winner in Dubai in 2011, will be returning to South Africa to take up stud duties at Dr Ashley ...
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4 April 2012CLASSIC GLORY FOR BSA GRADUATES
Slumdogmillionaire, a former BSA graduate, defeated a star studded field to win Saturday’s G1 The SA Classic at Turffontein. The 3yo colt, who ...
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4 April 2012BACKWORTH’S GOLDEN RUN
Backworth Stud enjoyed a great week recently. The stud were represented by a number of impressive winners last week including Money Tree (Var- Erythrina) ...
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3 April 2012BLUE BLOODED ATSO OFF THE MARK
The well related young sire, Atso, got off the mark as a sire at Scottsville on Tuesday when his 2yo daughter, That So Atso, made a winning debut. That ...
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2 April 2012MORE DUBAI GLORY FOR ZANZAMAR
Danika Stud bred the high-class performer, Zanzamar (Fort Wood – Zanakiya). The latter ran third in Saturday’s tragic G3 Dubai Gold Cup – ...
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2 April 2012SINGAPORE WINNER FOR MAINE CHANCE
Flax (Silvano – Bejewelled Spring) won in Singapore last Friday, to take his record there to an impressive five wins from six starts. He scored a ...
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2 April 2012SATURDAY'S LEADING SIRES WELL REPRESENTED AT NYS
Many of the successful stallions on Classic day are well represented at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Unbeaten 2yo sensation, Franny, ...
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30 March 2012STAKES DOUBLE FOR BSA GRADS
It was a clean sweep of yesterday’s Listed races for former Bloodstock South Africa graduates. Calanish (Lecture – Kathakali) landed the Listed ...
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30 March 2012HONG KONG GLORY FOR BSA GRAD
Urban Dancer, a former Bloodstock SA graduate, won his first race in Hong Kong on Wednesday afternoon. He won a handicap, over 1200m, at Happy Valley. Urban ...
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23 March 2012ASHAAWES OFF THE MARK
The beautifully bred young sire, Ashaawes, had his first South African winner yesterday, when Donnie Brasco made a winning debut at the Vaal. Donnie Brasco ...
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19 March 2012EPNYS 2012 - SIRE NEWS
Trippi, who has 22 yearlings on sale, had his fifth South African winner when Yellow Card won on Friday. Black Minnaloushe, who has 29 yearlings on sale, ...
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19 March 2012HAT TRICK WIN FOR KING OF KINGS 2YO
Somerset stud were thrilled with King of Kings 2YO 'Reign As Kings' hat trick win in the Sentinel Stakes at Clairwood Race Course, 1000 metres on ...
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8 March 2012SALES TOPPER WINS WELL
Hammie’s Hooker, the sales topper at the 2011 Cape Summer Yearling Sale, broke her maiden in convincing fashion at Durbanville on Wednesday. Trained ...
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8 March 2012FRENCH WIN FOR REMARKABLE SAF BRED STAR
The South Africa bred, Tiza, scored his 13th career victory in France yesterday. He picked up a 1100 metres handicap at Fountainebleau. The veteran son ...
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7 March 2012BSA STARS ON SUPER SATURDAY
There are a number of past Bloodstock South Africa graduates competing on Super Saturday at Meydan this week. This prestigious meeting sees many Dubai ...
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27 February 2012DUBAI GLORY FOR SA GLOBETROTTER
Nocturnal Affair, a former BSA graduate, won a good race in Dubai on Thursday evening. It was the first Dubai victory for the ultra tough Nocturnal Affair. Now ...
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21 February 2012METEOR MIKE CRACKS IT IN SINGAPORE
Meteor Mike, a R210 000 buy at the 2008 Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale, scored a gutsy win in Singapore last Friday. The gelded son of Mogok took out ...
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21 February 2012BSA’S STRONGHOLD ON GAUTENG GUINEAS
Saturday’s R1 million Betting World Gauteng Guineas is thoroughly dominated by BSA graduates. Not are the majority of the fancied runners former ...
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17 February 2012SAF BRED PICKS UP AWARD IN SINGAPORE
The South African bred, Ato, was recently named Most Improved Horse in a Singapore at a glittering awards ceremony. The function was held at Singapore’s ...
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15 February 2012BSA GRADUATE SHOWS IN CLASS IN FEATURE
Deliver The Power, a bargain buy at the 2010 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, was an easy winner of Tuesday evening’s G3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap. Run ...
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7 February 2012SA CHAMP RETURNS TO THE TRACK
Champion Bold Silvano, a R300 000 purchase at the 2008 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, makes his much awaited return to the track on Thursday. ...
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30 January 2012REMARKABLE G1 TREBLE FOR BSA GRADUATES
Bloodstock South Africa graduates scored a remarkable G1 treble in Saturday’s feaure races at Kenilworth. Jackson got the ball rolling when he landed ...
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23 January 20121-2-3-4 FOR BSA GRADS IN FEATURE RACE
Bloodstock South Africa graduates finished a remarkable 1-2-3-4 in last night’s Swallow Stakes at Turffontein. The listed race, run over 1160 metres, ...
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23 January 2012SOUTH AFRICAN BRED WINS IN HONG KONG
The South African bred, Brilliant One, scored his sixth victory in Hong Kong yesterday. Racing at Happy Valley, Brilliant One captured the Canal Handicap, ...
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16 January 2012MORE SUCCESS FOR SAF BREDS IN SINGAPORE
The South African bred, Amazon Boy, became the latest South African bred horse to enjoy success in Singapore, when running out an easy, two and a half ...
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11 January 2012BSA GRADUATES GIVEN HIGH WORLD RATINGS
The official World Thoroughbred Ratings were announced today – and the three highest rated South Africans for 2011 are all past Bloodstock South ...
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9 January 20121-2-3 FOR BSA GRADS IN TURFFONTEIN FEATURE
Smanjemanje, a R210 000 purchase at the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, picked up his second graded victory when scoring in Sunday’s G3 London ...
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9 January 2012SALES TOPPER SHOWS HIS CLASS
Jackson, the colt who topped the 2010 Emperors Palace National 2yo Sale, stamped himself as a horse for the future when winning the Listed Politician Stakes ...
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4 January 2012SOUTH AFRICAN BREDS LINE UP ON DAY ONE OF DUBAI CARNIVAL
A number of South African bred horses will race on day one of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival. The carnival’s first race meeting takes place at ...
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