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Archive | April, 2014

PROUDLY VARSFONTEIN

It has been a fairy tale season so far for Varsfontein as both the home bred and client bred horses raised on our paddocks prove that the Varsfontein recipe is a winning one! After all the proof is in the pudding and two Group 1 winners on one day is proof enough. Both Ash Cloud, […]

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A CLOSER LOOK AT JUDPOT AT THE NYS

Judpot (an A P Indy half-brother to Kingmambo), the sire of Along Came Polly, last season’s Equus Outstanding Stallion, is well represented by 24 yearlings at the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Lot 10 is a colt out of a G1 placed own sister to champion filly Rock Opera and the exported Nursery winner […]

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Varsfontein – Full of Promise

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Varsfontein is a farm that patiently and carefully cultivates its broodmare band and it is a strategy that has been paying dividends. Over the past season, Varsfontein mares have been responsible for all of – Jet Aglow (winner of the Gr3 Victress Stakes and runner-up to Beach Beauty in the […]

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POINSETTIA FOR JET BELLE

Jet Belle is yet another feather in the well decorated Varsfontein cap. Bred on Varsfontein Stud as a part of our 2009 crop, this beautiful filly is by Jet Master out of ARCSA champion stayer, Bella Bianca. She was bred by Messers Bailes, Elphick and Saunders who also recently enjoyed the success of breeding the […]

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VARSFONTEIN STUD – LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN BREEDERS

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ALONG CAME POLLY WINS SECOND GR 1

Sporting Post article: There is nothing quite like a lady with real class! Judpot’s brilliant daughter Along Came Polly has only won two races from ten starts but the trick is that they just both happen to be Gr1’s. She scored a fluent victory in the R1 million Gr1 Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes at […]

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STAKES WIN DOUBLE FOR VARSFONTEIN

Following last week-ends stakes success at Turffontein, Varsfontein enjoyed another triumphant week-end on the 5th and 6th of April.   On Saturday TOUCH THE SKY won the Listed Oaks Trial in a brilliant fashion. Racing in the red and white colours of Varsfontein, she was purchased at the 2012 Cape Premier Sale and has a […]

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MISTER CRICKET- A GREAT LOSS

This week we received the shocking and heart wrenching report that Mister Cricket had died during a routine knee operation. The promising three-year old by Judpot was only in the beginning of a career which looked to be that of a potential champ. Victorious in his first three starts he looked a force to be […]

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VARSFONTEIN IN THE MONEY AT TURFFONTEIN

There were 8 stakes races on the card on Classic Day, Saturday 29 March, at Turffontein. Varsfontein breds/stallions finished 1st or 2nd in 6 of these stakes races. Resident stallion Judpot is the sire of 3 these stakes horses, all of which are from his first crop.   Race 4 – R 200,000 – THE […]

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JUDPOT STARS ON CLASSIC DAY

Article on gavel House by Sarah Whitelaw – Varsfontein Stud’s promising young stallion Judpot enjoyed a great day at Turffontein on Saturday. Judpot’s son Mister Cricket ran second in the Gr1 SA Classic, while Judpot daughter, Along Came Polly finished in the same position in the Gr1 SA Fillies Classic. In the Gr3 Man O’War […]

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