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Archive | May, 2014

HIGHVELD AWARDS

The 2014 RA feature season awards were held on Wednesday 28 May. Varsfontein bred horses were nominated five times in four different categories. Yorker took the winning prize for both categories in which he was nominated, and was announced as Champion Older Horse and Champion Middle Distance Horse. Our warmest congratulations to all the connections! […]

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VARSFONTEIN STALLION SERVICE FEES FOR 2014

The 2014 service fees for the stallions standing at Varsfontein have been set as follows:   JUDPOT R45 000 + VAT (R15 000 + VAT non-refundable nomination, R30 000 + VAT live foal fee) For bookings please e-mail Carolyn: erasmus@varsfontein.co.za               GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT R20 000 + VAT (R5 000 + […]

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THE MASTER RETURNS HOME by Robyn Louw for Sporting Post

Master Of My Fate joins the stallion roster at Varsfontein It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley Master Of My Fate is coming home. It’s a rather bitter-sweet end to the career […]

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PEDIGREE BOOST FOR JUDPOT

Varsfontein Stud’s leading young stallion Judpot is from one of the best families in the stud book. This pedigree has received an extra boost when a relative of Judpot, Karakontie, won the French 2000 Guineas. A son of dual champion US sire A P Indy (whose grandson Tapit is currently leading the North American general […]

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MASTER OF MY FATE retires to Varsfontein Stud

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DISAPPOINTMENT AS STAR COLT STEPS DOWN

There was much disappointment in the Varsfontein camp last week when we received the tragic news of Master Of My Fate’s retirement. The star colt had an unlucky start to his career as injury forced a late start, but he made up for lost time and won 6 of his 8 starts including the Gr […]

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