Tue, Oct 19, 2021
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Klawervlei’s coup: A son of Tapit

KLAWERVLEI Stud has acquired Coup De Grace, the first son of US sire star Tapit to stand in South Africa. He is set to take up stud duties at Klawervlei in 2016 and is owned in partnership with Highlands...

All the best runners aimed at Durban July Day

WITH 180 entries received for the six feature races supporting the R4.25-million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on July 2, one might believe there is not a single top horse from anywhere in the country that...

Former Clerk of Scales Mark Rushton dies

MUCH admired Mark Rushton, the former Clerk Of Scales at Highveld Racecourses, has died of a suspected heart attack, aged 70. Rushton, you will remember, was the always impeccably dressed and eloquent gentleman jockeys nick-named ‘Mr Belvedere’ after the erstwhile...

J&B out of Met, new sponsor pending

A new sponsor for the J&B Met will be announced after Diageo SA, formally known as Brandhouse, and local distributor of J&B whiskey, has announced that it will no longer continue its sponsorship of one of South Africa’s flagship...

Watershed Friday as CTS sells top broodmares and fillies

FRIDAY is a watershed day for the Cape Thoroughbred Sales Company (CTS), who are staging its first Mare and Fillies For Stud Select Sale at Highlands Farm. Never before, has South Africa hosted a Select Sale of fillies and mares...

Piere Strydom’s 50th full of surprises!

TUESDAY, 7 June, was never going to be an ordinary day for multiple Champion Jockey Piere Strydom. He woke up having turned 50 years of age and with duties to be done at the Vaal Classic Turf Course it...

“Johnny G” retires after sparkling career in the irons

POPULAR jockey Johnny Geroudis has decided to hang up his boots. The 46-year-old suffered an eye injury in 2015 and after much frustration, several consultations and an operation to his left eye, “Johnny G” called it a day this...

Quality and Quantity at Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale

THE Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale is one of the most popular and fastest growing thoroughbred auctions on the South African calendar. Over the past few years, despite facing a tough economic struggle, the KZN Yearling Sale has grown in both...

Support Fencing Master for a R1-million bonus

HEMEL ’n Aarde Stud’s new stallion Fencing Master has arrived from quarantine and stallion manager David Allan of David Allan Bloodlines has announced a R1-million bonus in support of the stallion, who is owned by UK-based Colin Bird. In the...
Vercingetorix, service to be auctioned.

2016 Stallion Services Auction at Highlands

THE Cape Breeders Club will be hosting their annual auction of stallion services at Highlands Farm on Friday, June 10th. The auction will take place just after the inaugural CTS Mares & Fillies For Stud Select Sale, that starts...