History

100 years of the South African Thoroughbred

 
The Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa was formed in 1920 by a core group of early breeders.

The first AGM of the association was held in 1921, and to celebrate the centenary a limited edition, high-gloss, coffee-table book is being published by Africa Press for release in April 2022.

 
The book sets out the story of the past 100 years, notable breeders, the champions, the characters and the significant horses and moments that have shaped the breed in South Africa. However the history of thoroughbred racing and breeding in South Africa started many years before that, and notable and ongoing importation of bloodstock has played a major role in defining the South African racehorse. The early years are also touched on in the book and as an introduction, we share just some of the information that will be recorded and celebrated in our centenary publication.
March 2, 2022

SILVANO (GER) 1996

SILVANO (GER) 1996, a bay colt by LOMITAS (GB) out of SPIRIT OF EAGLES (USA) by BEAUS EAGLE (USA), was bred by Gestut Fahrhof Stiftung in […]
February 25, 2022

TRIPPI (USA) 1997

TRIPPI (USA) 1997, a bay colt by END SWEEP (USA) out of JEALOUS APPEAL (USA) by VALID APPEAL (USA), was bred by Harry T. Mangurian (Junior) […]
February 22, 2022

WESTERN WINTER (USA) 1992

WESTERN WINTER (USA) 1992, a dark bay / brown colt by GONE WEST (USA) out of CHILLY HOSTESS (USA) by VICE REGENT (CAN), was bred in […]
February 18, 2022

GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) 2008

GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) 2008, a dark bay / brown colt by MORE THAN READY (USA) out of YES SHE CAN CANCAN (AUS) by CANNY LAD (AUS), was […]
February 15, 2022

JET MASTER (SAF) 1994

JET MASTER (SAF) a bay colt of 1994 by RAKEEN (USA) out of JET LIGHTNING (SAF) by ROLLINS (USA). The truly remarkable “short” story of one […]
February 10, 2022

CAPTAIN AL (SAF) 1996

CAPTAIN AL (SAF) 1996, a bay colt by AL MUFTI (USA) out of OFF TO WAR (SAF) by COMPLETE WARRIOR (USA), was bred by the Koster […]
February 7, 2022

FORT WOOD (USA) 1990

FORT WOOD (USA) 1990, a bay colt by SADLER’S WELLS (USA) out of FALL ASPEN (USA) by PRETENSE (USA), was bred by Hullin Co. N.V. of […]
February 4, 2022

AL MUFTI (USA) 1985

AL MUFTI (USA) 1985 (foaled on the 9th March 1985), a dark bay / brown colt by ROBERTO (USA) out of LASSIE DEAR (USA) by BUCKPASSER […]
January 30, 2022

NORTHERN GUEST (USA) 1977

NORTHERN GUEST (USA) 1977, a bay colt by NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) out of SEX APPEAL (USA) by BUCKPASSER (USA), was bred by EP Taylor, who also […]