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News for the month of September

TWO months into the new racing season and Gimmethegreenlight is making plenty of noise, to the extent that he is currently in second spot on the General Sires List, behind only Var and in front of reigning champion Silvano. Read story here.

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News for the month of August

The month of August means the start of a busy foaling season and at the time of writing, we have already welcomed more than 30 young thoroughbreds. Read full story here

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News for the month of July

FOLLOWING a decorated career spanning six seasons and 35 starts for R6.112,925 in earnings, Varsfontein-bred Captain America has been retired from racing. Fittingly, the strapping son of Captain Al went out in a blaze of glory when he stormed to victory in the Gr.1 Champions Cup at Greyville. Read story here

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Newsletter

To say that JUDPOT’s fortunes have been on an upward trajectory this past month would be an understatement. Already sire of Gr.1 Premiers Champions Challenge winner Coral Fever, our stalwart added another Graded stakes winner to his tally, while two European Classic winners further enhanced his impeccable pedigree. Read here

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Newsletter for the month of April

FOR the second year in a row, a Varsfontein-consigned yearling set a new benchmark at the recent National Sale. READ FULL STORY

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Newsletter for the month of March

SIXTEEN months of growing, handling and preparation will come to a head when we offer the cream of our 2016 crop at the time-honoured National Yearling Sale, which will be held over three days at the Germiston TBA Complex, commencing April 26. It goes without saying that Varsfontein’s powerful draft is spearheaded by the progeny […]

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News for the month of February

Classic glory just eluded us at Turffontein’s Guineas meeting, with Varsfontein-breds having to settle for the minor places in both marquee events. Read full story

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News for the month of January

“He looks the goods, he could just be the goods”, exclaimed commentator Alistair Cohen, following Surcharge’s brilliant come from behind victory in Turrfontein’s Gr.3 Tony Ruffel Stakes. Read full story

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News for the month of November

VARSFONTEIN-breds dominated the finish to the Secretariat Stakes at Turffontein with Gimmethegreenlight three-year-old Surcharge leading home former paddock mate Harlan County.   Read full story

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Varsfontein news

It’s no secret that every breeder strives to produce a classic winner, hence we are thrilled and excited that a number of Varsfontein-breds look set to make their presence felt in this season’s classics. Read full story

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News for the month of August

The month started on a high when we were named the Outstanding Breeder at the prestigious Equus Awards ceremony. On the racetrack, an own sister to Judpot’s first crop Gr.1 winner Forest Indigo carried the Varsfontein silks to victory in a commanding debut win and looks an exciting prospect. It was tough going at the […]

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Latest Newsletter

The 2016/17 racing season has been consigned to the history books and what a momentous twelve months it has been for Varsfontein. Our latest newsletter recalls the highlights, both on the track and in the sales ring in a season capped with the accolade of Outstanding Breeders at the Cape Breeders Awards earlier this week! […]

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Latest news

This past month, the farm has tasted Gr.1 success both as a breeder and owner. While Varsfontein-bred Captain America stormed to a facile victory in the Gold Challenge at Greyville, our champion Bela-Bela’s performance in the Garden Province Stakes was a definite highlight of the Durban July meeting. The grey was in a class of […]

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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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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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