A pair of National Yearling Sale graduates are the joint top two South African racehorses featuring on the recently released LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.

The rankings, which cover the period between January 1st and April 4th, see National Sale buys Malmoos and Rainbow Bridge both rated 119, placing them joint ten best racehorses in the world for this latest list.

Bred by Varsfontein Stud, and racing for the estate of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, star three-year-old Malmoos joined the likes of Horse Chestnut and Louis The King as a South African Triple Crown winner when he swept to an imperious five and a quarter length win in the recent G1 World Sports Betting SA Derby.

A convincing winner of both the G2 World Sports Betting Gauteng Guineas and G1 World Sports Betting SA Classic at his two prior starts, the Mike de Kock trained colt has now won seven of just eight starts, with Malmoos sporting five graded stakes wins to his name.

A R4 400 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale, Malmoos is a son of multiple champion sire Captain Al and Spook Express Handicap victress Justthewayyouare, a Fort Wood daughter of champion racemare Promisefrommyheart.

Evergreen six-year-old Rainbow Bridge, originally a R300 000 purchase from the 2016 National Yearling Sale before being sold later to current owners Mike and Norma Rattray, claimed his second Met victory when he scored an impressive win in this year’s G1 Cape Town Met Presented by Cape Racing, over a field which included fellow National Sale graduate, and dual Vodacom Durban July winner Do It Again.

The Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred gelding, an Ideal World half-brother to the multiple G1 winning pair of Golden Ducat and champion Hawwaam, has now won nine times for earnings in excess of R7.293 million.

The 2021 National Sale is set to take place at Germiston next week, and the catalogue can be viewed online at

Don’t miss your chance to buy the next Malmoos or Rainbow Bridge!