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27 June 2017SOUTHFORD STUDS 2017 KZN YEARLING SALE DRAFT
David Southey will be offering eight quality lots at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale, to take place at the Sibaya Casino on Thursday and Friday. Southford ...
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26 June 201716 HIGH QUALITY LOTS ON OFFER FROM SPRING VALLEY
Spring Valley Stud, one of KZN’s leading breeders, has a strong draft of 16 yearlings on offer at this week’s KZN Yearling Sale. The stud ...
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23 June 2017SUMMERHILL TO OFFER STAR STUDDED DRAFT AT KZN SALE
Summerhill Sales are proud to offer a large, and star studded draft, of more than 30 high quality yearlings at Thursday and Friday’s KZN Yearling ...
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22 June 2017QUALITY ABOUNDS IN SUMMERVIEW, ST HELIER DRAFTS
While they offer just eight lots between, the Summerview Stud and St Helier Stud’s drafts at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale are packed with quality. Summerview ...
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21 June 2017PROMISING SIRES HIGHLIGHT THE FORT, ALCHEMY DRAFTS
Both The Fort Stud and The Alchemy will offer drafts containing yearlings by some of South Africa’s most promising young stallions. Jill Fox’s ...
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20 June 2017CLASSY KZN SALE DRAFT FROM YELLOW STAR
Yellow Star Stud will be offering 12 high quality lots at the KZN Yearling Sale, set to take place at the Sibaya Casino next Thursday and Friday. The ...
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19 June 2017THIRD FIRST CROP WINNER FOR AWAIT THE DAWN
Blue blooded Await The Dawn was represented by a third first crop winner when his 2yo daughter Await The Day scored an impressive two and a quarter length ...
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19 June 2017SECOND WINNER FOR MARCHFIELD
Moutonshoek’s well performed young sire Marchfield was represented by a second winner from his first South African crop of foals when his 2yo daughter ...
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19 June 2017SECOND WINNER FOR CHAMPION IRISH FLAME
Bush Hill Stud’s promising young stallion Irish Flame was represented by a second first crop winner this weekend when his daughter Just My Style ...
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14 June 2017FIRST CROP SIRES WELL REPRESENTED AT KZN SALE
Some of South Africa’s most exciting young stallions will be represented by members of their first crop at this month’s KZN Yearling Sale. There ...
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12 June 2017MORE GOLD FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA
Former Bloodstock South Africa graduate Captain America once again showed his class at the highest level when downing a star studded field in the G1 Rising ...
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9 June 2017SEVENTH FIRST CROP WINNER FOR WINTER
Drakenstein Stud’s leading young sire What A Winter was represented by a seventh first crop winner when his 2yo daughter Fancifilly won in open company ...
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6 June 2017SIBLINGS TO GRADED WINNERS GALORE ON KZN SALE
The 2017 KZN Yearling Sale, set to take place at the Sibaya Casino on June 29th and 30th, will feature a number of horses who are siblings to major current ...
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1 June 2017KZN YEARLING SALE CATALOGUE NOW LINE
The catalogue for the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale is now available for viewing and can be accessed online at www.tba.co.za The 2017 KZN Sale is due to take ...
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29 May 2017BULL VALLEY LIFTS TSOGO SUN SPRINT
Bloodstock South Africa graduate Bull Valley showed his class when accounting for 15 of South Africa’s top sprinters in the G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint at ...
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29 May 2017FIRST WINNER FOR IRISH FLAME
Bush Hill Stud’s promising young sire and former Horse Of The Year Irish Flame got off the mark as a sire when his son Gizmo thrashed his rivals ...
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25 May 2017Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa elects new Chairman
At a meeting of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) council, held on the 23rd of May, and following the end of term of office of Mrs Susan ...
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19 May 2017FIRTH OF TAY TOPS MARE SALE
The well related Firth Of Tay proved the star attraction at Thursday’s Cape Mare Sale, held for a first time at the Mistico Equestrian Centre. Consigned ...
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15 May 2017FIRST WINNER FOR BYWORD
Mauritzfontein’s well performed young sire Byword, whose half-brother Finche made a stunning, winning debut at Deauville on Sunday, was represented ...
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8 May 20171-2-3 FOR BSA IN CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE
Bloodstock South Africa graduates made it a clean sweep when filling the first three placings in Saturday’s G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge ...
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8 May 2017VAR FILLY HIGHLIGHTS FINAL DAY OF NATIONAL SALE
History was made when a Var filly was knocked down for R5 million on Friday, the final day of the 2017 National Yearling Sale. The filly, named Goddess ...
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8 May 2017CAPE MARE SALE ONLINE
The catalogue for the 2017 Cape Mare Sale is now online and can be viewed at www.tba.co.za A one day sale, set to take place at the luscious Mistico ...
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6 May 2017VAR FILLY MAKES BSA HISTORY
A daughter of prominent sire Var made history at the TBA complex on Friday, the third and final day of the 2017 National Yearling Sale. Consigned by ...
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5 May 2017CAPTAIN AL FILLY TOPS SECOND DAY OF NYS
CAPTAIN AL FILLY TOPS SECOND DAY OF NYS The second day of the 2017 National Yearling Sale proved to be very much a case of a buyers market. The average ...
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5 May 2017ORATORIO COLT SHINES AT NATIONAL SALE
A son of triple G1 winner Oratorio stood out on the early session on Friday, on the final day of the 2017 National Yearling Sale. Consigned by Wilgerbosdrift, ...
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4 May 2017VAR FILLY STARS AT 2017 NYS
A daughter of prominent speed sire Var soared early in proceedings on the second day of the 2017 National Yearling Sale. Consigned by Klipdrif (As Agent), ...
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4 May 2017FORT WOOD COLT HITS THE HEIGHTS
The late, great Fort Wood, whose last yearlings sell in 2017, really made his presence felt on day two of the 2017 National Yearling Sale on Thursday. Not ...
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4 May 2017DYNASTY AGAIN!
Outstanding sire Dynasty has long since been one of South Africa most successful and popular stallions around. The former Horse Of The Year and BSA graduate ...
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3 May 2017SILVANO COLT TOPS DAY ONE OF 2017 NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
A Silvano colt, consigned by Lammerskraal Stud, proved the star attraction on the first day of the 2017 National Yearling Sale, which got underway at Germiston ...
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28 April 2017GUINEAS WINNER SALUTES IN HONG KONG
Former G1 Cape Guineas winner Elusive Gold, now racing under the name of Golden Sleep, picked up his second Hong Kong victory when successful for former ...
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26 April 2017DAYTONA, DIGTEBY REPRESENTED AT 2017 NYS
Two of the Western Cape’s stalwart studfarms, Daytona and Digteby Studs, will be represented by quality yearlings at next week’s National Yearling ...
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26 April 2017DRAKENSTEIN STUDS 2017 NYS DRAFT
Drakenstein Stud, home to South Africa’s reigning champion sire Trippi, will be offering a top class draft of 17 (and four lots as agent) yearlings ...
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24 April 2017NOTHER RUSSIA LANDS EMPRESS CLUB STAKES
The Wilgerbosdrift bred Nother Russia picked up the first Grade One victory of her career when victorious in the G1 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Empress ...
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24 April 2017QUALITY NYS DRAFT FROM CLIFTON STUD
Clifton Stud, who unfortunately lost their resident sire A P Answer a short while ago, have bred some outstanding horses. Top thoroughbreds bred by Peter ...
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21 April 2017WILGERBOSDRIFT HITS THE HEIGHTS INTERNATIONALLY AND LOCALLY
Prominent Cape stud farm Wilgerbosdrift has enjoyed an outstanding couple of weeks, with owner Mary Slack enjoying big race success overseas, local sire ...
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20 April 20172017 NYS MARKS THE END OF AN ERA!
The 2017 National Yearling Sale will well and truly mark the end of a magical era in South African racing history. This sale will be the last major sale ...
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20 April 2017IMPRESSIVE THURSDAY DEBUT FOR SILVER
The Varsfontein Stud bred Silver Thursday, purchased for R1.3 million by Form Bloodstock at the 2016 National Yearling Sale, was an impressive winner first ...
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18 April 2017Danika Studs 2017NYS draft
Danika Stud are proud to offer five high quality lots at the 2017 National Yearling Sale, due to take place from May 3rd-5th. Two of the yearlings will ...
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18 April 2017Wicklow Studs NYS draft set to shine
Rennie Price’s Wicklow Stud, breeders of Dubai star Forries Waltz, will offer seven high quality lots at next month’s National Yearling Sale. The ...
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18 April 2017SIRE POWER IN NDORO NYS DRAFT
Ndoro Stud will offer four high quality yearlings (one as agent) at the 2017 National Yearling Sale next month. The foursome are made up of lots sired ...
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18 April 2017FIRST WINNER FOR AWAIT THE DAWN
Summerhill Stud’s sadly deceased stallion Await The Dawn was represented by his first winner when his first crop son Morning Catch made an eye catching ...
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13 April 2017CHEVELEYS SPRING FILLED NYS DRAFT!
Cheveley Stud, breeders of recent champions Bela-Bela, Legislate and Rabiya, are proud to offer a nine strong draft at the 2017 National Yearling Sale, ...
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12 April 2017STAR STUDDED FAMILIES ABOUND IN BOSWORTH, BUSH HILL DRAFTS
While neither Bosworth Farm nor Bush Hill Stud have big drafts at the 2017 National Yearling Sale, both studs offer buyers exciting opportunities to buy ...
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11 April 2017FIRST STAKES WINNER FOR CHAMPION WINTER
Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire, What A Winter, whose first crop has made such a hugely favourable impression this season both on the track and ...
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11 April 2017CUPIDS DAUGHTER TOPS BACKWORTH DISPERSAL
The Australian bred Cupid’s Daughter proved the sales topper at the Backworth Stud Dispersal Sale, which took place yesterday at the farm itself. A ...
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11 April 2017TOP CLASS NYS DRAFT FROM BOLAND STUD
Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud has been enjoying a purple patch of late, with the farm’s recent winners including the likes of feature race winner ...
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6 April 2017SECOND WINNER FOR CRUSADE
Scott Bros’ exciting young stallion Crusade was represented by his second first crop winner when his son Brave Endeavour got off the mark on Wednesday ...
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5 April 2017BACKWORTH, BENMARNES NYS DRAFTS APPEAL
While neither farm offers big strings at the 2017 National Yearling Sale, both the soon to be dispersed Backworth and Benmarne Studs are set to offer ...
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3 April 2017IS THE NEXT LEGAL EAGLE ON OFFER AT THE 2017NYS?
One of South Africa’s top thoroughbred nurseries, Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm has sold many top class performers off the National Yearling Sale. None ...
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3 April 2017DISPERSAL SALE OFFERS PLENTY FOR PINHOOKERS!
There will be pin-hooking opportunities aplenty when the Backworth Dispersal Sale takes place at the farm on April 10th. The sale will offer buyers the ...
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29 March 2017BACKWORTH MARES OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
The Backworth Dispersal, set to take place at Backworth itself on April 10th, will offer buyers a chance to acquire some regally bred mares. Among ...
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28 March 2017BACKWORTH DISPERSAL SALE TO TAKE PLACE
n what is an historic and sad moment for KZN Breeding, Bloodstock South Africa are set to host the Backworth Stud Dispersal Sale, which will be held at ...
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27 March 2017BSA GRADUATES SHINE IN SA FEATURES
This past weekend proved one to remember for Bloodstock South Africa and its past graduates. BSA sold thoroughbreds lifted no fewer than three South African ...
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24 March 2017TOP CLASS FAMILIES HIGHLIGHT ASCOTS NYS DRAFT
Rose and Ashley Parker’s Ascot Stud is one of the top farms in South Africa. Year in and year out, Ascot Stud produces top class thoroughbreds, who ...
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23 March 2017QUALITY NYS DRAFT ON OFFER FROM THE ALCHEMY
Robertson farm, The Alchemy, is home to young sires Dan De Lago, Gitano Hernando and Where’s That Tiger. The Alchemy, has bred numerous high class ...
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22 March 2017GRADE ONE WINNERS WELL REPRESENTED ON 2017 NYS
This year’s National Yearling Sale looks as strong as ever, with South Africa’s top stallions and broodmares well and truly represented. The ...
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17 March 2017NATIONAL YEARLING SALE CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE!
The catalogue for South Africa’s oldest premier yearling sale, the National Yearling Sale, is now available for viewing online at www.tba.co.za This ...
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15 March 2017NDORO AND SANDOWN OFFER 11 AT CAPE SALE
Ndoro and Sandown Studs will offer, between them, no fewer than 11 quality yearlings at Thursday’s Cape Yearling Sale. Ndoro’s draft is ...
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15 March 2017PROMISING AND PROVEN SIRES HIGHLIGHT MILLSTREAM AND NARROW CREEK DRAFTS
Two farms well represented at Thursday’s Cape Yearling Sale are the Robertson based Millstream Farm and the Wolseley farm Narrow Creek Stud. Situated ...
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15 March 2017CLASSY CAPE DRAFTS FROM SOUTHFORD,WICKLOW, THE ALCHEMY
Three other leading farms represented at this year’s Cape Yearling Sale, set to take place at the Mistico Equestrian Centre tomorrow, are the Southford ...
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13 March 2017VARSFONTEINS QUALITY CAPE DRAFT
Varsfontein Stud will offer 13 yearlings (and one as agent) at Thursday’s Cape Yearling Sale, due to get underway at Mistico Equestrian Centre at ...
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10 March 2017EXCITING NEW ADDITION TO THE 2017 BLOODSTOCK SOUTH AFRICA ADDED VALUE STAKES INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Bloodstock South Africa is proud to announce an extension to its added value stakes program. In addition to recognizing their qualifying Graded Stakes ...
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10 March 2017MAINE CHANCE, KLIPDRIF STRONG AT CAPE SALE
Klipdrif Stud and Maine Chance Farms, two of the Cape’s premier stud farms, will be offering, as agent, some top quality lots at Thursday’s ...
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9 March 2017MOUTONSHOEK DRAFT TO STAR AT CAPE SALE
Moutonshoek has enjoyed a steady stream of success this season with past graduates winning consistently all over South Africa. Among the farm’s notable ...
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8 March 2017EXCITING NEW SIRES HIGHLIGHT CAPE SALE
Some top class young prospects will be represented by their first crop of South African yearlings at next week’s Cape Yearling Sale. The Mistico ...
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7 March 2017TOP SIRES HIGHLIGHT MAURITZFONTEIN CAPE DRAFT
Prominent Kimberley farm Mauritzfontein is one of South Africa’s oldest and most successful stud farms. First established in 1945, the farm has ...
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6 March 2017Boland Stud bred Order impresses on debut
The Boland Stud bred Social Order made a huge impression when skating home to score an effortless 4.75 length debut win at Turffontein last Saturday. The ...
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3 March 2017SMALL STUDS HAVE PLENTY TO OFFER ON CAPE SALE
A number of smaller farms are represented by some high quality lots on the upcoming Mistico Equestrian Centre based Cape Yearling Sale. The Andalusia ...
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2 March 2017SOUTH AFRICAN LEGENDS CAPE SALE DRAFT SET TO SHINE
South African legend Gary Player has enjoyed plenty of success as a breeder in his time, with the Black Knight having bred such high class performers as ...
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27 February 2017DRAKENSTEINS CLASSY CAPE DRAFT
Prominent Cape stud-farm, Drakenstein Stud, will offer a small but high class draft of yearlings on the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale. Drakenstein will ...
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27 February 2017CATHERINE HARTLEY JOINS TBA TEAM
On behalf of the TBA Council, I am delighted to announce that Catherine Hartley will be joining the team at The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association ...
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24 February 2017SHONGWENI MIXED SALE RESULTS
The BSA Shongweni Mixed Sale took place at Durban Shongweni Club on Wednesday afternoon and attracted a full house of buyers from across the country, in ...
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23 February 2017STRONG CAPE OFFERING FROM STAR BREEDER
Doctor Ian Heyns has more than made his presence felt as a breeder –and as one of the Cape’s best known equine vets. Ian, who played a major ...
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21 February 2017THIRD FEATURE WIN FOR BOLAND STUD POCKET ROCKET
Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud has bred a really smart filly in the form of The Merry Widow, who picked up the third feature race win of her career ...
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17 February 2017RED HOT SEATTLE WELL REPRESENTED AT CAPE SALE
Ascot Stud’s much lamented, late sire Sail From Seattle is currently enjoying a remarkable run of success with his two-year-olds. The son of Gone ...
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17 February 2017QUALITY FARMS QUALITY DRAFT
Vaughan Koster’s Cheveley Stud produces its share of top horses, year in and year out. His mare, Mystic Spring, is surely one of the best broodmares ...
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13 February 2017HISTORY TO BE MADE AT CAPE YEARLING SALE
Bloodstock South Africa will make history at the upcoming 2017 Cape Yearling Sale, when they will offer the first ever Noble Tune yearling ever to come ...
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8 February 2017BSA GRADUATES ENTERED FOR WORLD CUP NIGHT
No fewer than six former Bloodstock South Africa sold thoroughbreds have been entered for Dubai World Cup night, set to take place at Meydan on March ...
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8 February 2017CAPE SALE THE SOURCE OF STARS!
Bloodstock South Africa will host its annual Cape Yearling Sale at the Mistico Equestrian Centre for the first time in March 2017. The one day sale ...
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3 February 2017EVERGREEN SANSHAAWES DOES IT AGAIN!
The Mike de Kock trained Sanshaawes, a bargain R30 000 buy from the 2011 Cape Regional Summer Yearling Sale, once again highlighted the quality of ...
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23 January 2017BSA GRADUATES DOMINATE SUN MET FIELD
In what is a truly fantastic achievement for BSA, more than 90% of the local runners in Saturday’s historic G1 Sun Met are former Bloodstock South ...
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16 January 2017ROMANY PRINCE LANDS LONDON NEWS STAKES
Following the recent G1 triumphs of Bloodstock South Africa graduates Legal Eagle and Bela-Bela, BSA graduates were back in the news following the running ...
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9 January 2017BSA GRADUATES LAND CAPE G1 DOUBLE
Former Bloodstock South Africa graduates dominated the G1 action on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day last Saturday. Not only did brilliant grey ...
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9 January 2017INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE FOR BLOODSTOCK SOUTH AFRICA
Fresh off BSA graduate Light The Lights’ stylish win in Thursday’s Listed Singspiel Stakes in Dubai, Bloodstock South Africa were represented ...
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6 January 2017LIGHT THE LIGHTS STORMS HOME IN DUBAI
Former Bloodstock South Africa buy, Light The Lights, made a stunning, winning debut in Dubai on Thursday when downing a high class field to land the Listed ...
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