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MET- GALLOPS AND DRAWS

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: The public gallops for the R5 million Gr1 Sun Met were held under cloudy skies in cool conditions at Kenilworth on Thursday morning.   The barrier draws which followed the gallops will be of far more significance in the greater scheme of things, with many of the contestants just stretching […]

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News for the month of January

The countdown to the Gr.1 Sun Met has started and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to the 2017 renewal of the time-honored race, which this year features our champion Bela-Bela as well as Varsfontein-breds Captain America and Gold Standard. Adding to an exciting week, the first yearlings of our young stallion […]

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ITBF Function on Varsfontein

This year it was the turn of South Africa to host the International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation Congress which was held in Cape Town from 6 – 12 January. “The ITBF is the representative body for thoroughbred breeders worldwide and provides a platform for member countries to reflect, solve problems, educate and create opportunities for mutual collaboration […]

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Paddock Princess – Bela-Bela

Dynasty’s magnificent grey daughter Bela-Bela galloped her way into our hearts and the history books when coming from a seemingly hopeless position to swoop for a scintillating victory in the R1 million Gr1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday. Grey horses have an unfair advantage – especially if they can run – […]

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