(Photos courtesy of Candiese Lenferna, Liesl King and Drakenstein Stud)


A Thoroughbred Passion – Proudly South African

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa was formed in 1920 to promote the South African Thoroughbred Bloodstock industry, and to safeguard and advance the interests of Thoroughbred breeders. The TBA plays a leading role in dealing with the Stud Book, The National Horseracing Authority, state veterinary bodies and other regulators and industry stakeholders. It advocates the interests of breeders on issues of equine health, welfare and research, import and export protocols and international best practices.

A shared passion for producing world class racehorses in the diverse environment of South Africa, is what drives us. Not only are we lucky enough to be home to the Big Five, wonderful bush lodges and mountainous landscapes but many of our stud farms are situated in the Cape Winelands, also well known for producing some of the best wines in the world.

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa is a valuable source of information on all things Thoroughbred, and should be the first point of contact for any person seeking information on any aspect of the South African bloodstock industry, especially international visitors looking to travel to and invest here.


September 18, 2020

Silvano Retired From Stud Duties

AFTER a long and illustrious career at stud, Maine Chance Farms flagbearer and reigning SA Champion Sire Silvano has been retired. In a statement Andreas Jacobs […]
September 13, 2020

Equus Awards 2020 – Congratulations!

Champion Two-year-old Colt Tempting Fate (Master Of My Fate) Nominees: Erik the Red (Captain Al) Mount Pleasant (Aus) Nourbese (Futura) Champion Two-year-old Filly Anything Goes (Var) […]
September 8, 2020

Champions Season With The Halfway To Heaven Pair

Eric Sands was standing social-distancing yardage away from the new Summerhill Equestrian owner Henning Pretorius during the running of the recent Grade 1 WSB Champions Cup […]

A Thoroughbred Passion – Proudly South African