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Captain America’s French connection

Flash On pictured as a broodmare   THAT the fostering of equine dynasties has served Varsfontein Stud well over the years was underlined at Greyville when Captain America stunned his rivals in the Gr.1 Gold Challenge, his second success at the top level. Captain America’s female family originates from the French-bred yearling Flash On, bought […]

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FEATURE RACE DOUBLE FOR VARSFONTEIN SIRES

Article courtesy of Cape Breeders Club: Varsfontein stallions enjoyed a feature race double this past weekend, with Judpot being responsible for Sunday’s G3 Jubilee Handicap winner Coral Fever, and Gimmethegreenlight sire of Friday’s Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes winner Queen Forever.   Coral Fever, whose Grade 3 win saw him supplemented to the G1 Vodacom Durban […]

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CAPTAIN AMERICA STRIKES GOLD

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Phillipi trainer Brett Crawford maintained his dream SA Champions Season run at Greyville on Saturday when he won his third Gr1 in a week from his 20 strong Summerveld string. The victory of the 6yo Captain America, who ground his opposition into submission in the R1 million Rising Sun Gold […]

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News for the month of May

Varsfontein’s rich haul of five individual stakes winners during the Gauteng season earned the farm a richly-deserved Breeder accolade at the recent Racing Association award ceremony … East Cape Derby hero Captain Splendid too good in the Gr.3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup … Alexa another feather in the cap of our grand broodmare Alexandra Bi … […]

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CHAMPION BREEDER AT HIGHVELD AWARDS

Varsfontein Stud were honoured at the recent Highveld Awards, hosted by the Racing Association at Emperors Palace. The farm was named Breeder Of The Season, after a season in which Varsfontein breds accumulated a string of victories in Gauteng. Varsfontein were represented by numerous winners including dual feature race winner Polyphonic, with this Judpot daughter […]

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GR 3 WIN FOR CAPTAIN SPLENDID

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Piere Strydom and Justin Snaith teamed up with the enigmatic Captain Splendid to grab top honours in the R300 000 Gr3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup at Greyville on Saturday. The staying ranks are not littered with any standout stars and the 12 runners that lined up in the first of the three […]

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