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Varsfontein owner Susan Rowett took time out to visit ‘Equus 2017 Broodmare of the Year’ Mystic Spring at Cheveley Stud. Here she is pictured with Vaughan Koster and the prized matron, whose six stakes winners include the Varsfontein owned Champion Bela-Bela (below right) and Touch The Sky (below left). Mystic Spring is due to foal […]

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Bela-Bela – South Africa’s Champion Filly

Bela-Bela – South Africa’s Champion Filly – The manner in which she won the 2017 Garden Province Stakes G1 over 1600m, beating a top class field, was breathtaking.

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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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FIRST FOALS FOR MASTER

We have received many exciting and positive reports from breeders about their Master Of My Fate foals. Here is a sneak preview of some of our first Master Of My Fate foals here on Varsfontein. Follow link to see more foals from here and elsewhere- click here              

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PETALA WINS THE NURSERY

All were very pleased in the Varsfontein camp when Patala showed her metal and won the Gr 3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery yesterday. Although not favoured in the betting, the Snaith trained filly piloted by Richard Fourie proved that she is a force to be reckoned with. She has had only 3 starts and after winning […]

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GIMME GETS THE GREEN LIGHT AS FIRST CROP SELLS

Shareholders and supporters of Gimmethegreenlight are reaping in the returns with broad smiles this year as his first crop set new freshman sire records at the 2015 sales. With a mouth watering pedigree, the Australian bred stallion is by duel champion sire More Than Ready (USA) and is out of the Canny Lad mare Yes […]

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Touch The Sky clinches Syringa

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Geoff Woodruff had plenty to smile about when his magnificent grey Jet Master filly Touch The Sky came back to best to clinch the honours in sensational style in the R150 000 Listed Syringa Handicap run over a mile at Turffontein on Sunday. The Varsfontein Stud-owned 4yo is one of the […]

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A MASTER AT STUD

Article posted by Cape Breeders Club on May 5, 2015. Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Master Of My Fate has certainly settled down really well into stud life. The handsome son of Jet Master has let down into a magnificent stamp of a horse, who really fills the eye (as these photos clearly indicate) and […]

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JUDPOT RANKING HIGH IN LEADING SIRES OF 3YOS

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GR1 HORSE CHESTNUT STAKES FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA

Phillipi trainer Brett Crawford scored what could be classed as the most important Gr1 victory of his career to date when the rather in-and-out, but very talented 4yo Captain America stormed clear to lift the honours in the R1 million HF Oppenheimer Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes run over a mile at Turffontein on Saturday.   […]

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VARSFONTEIN ON TOP AT VAL DE VIE

Article courtesy of the EBN: The stars aligned for consignor Varsfontein Stud at the inaugural Val De Vie Yearling Sale, the farm virtually hogging the top tier of the price list. The sale’s star turn, and the sole seven-figure lot on the one-day sale, came from the well-known nursery. Named Playboy Prince, the bay entered […]

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NEW STALLION COMPLEX REVEALED

During the 2014 breeding season we were very proud to complete the construction of the new Varsfontein stallion complex. It was much needed as only two individual and separate stallion stables were available and since Master Of My Fate’s arrival there was a need for more space.   The old boxes had been the home […]

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VARSFONTEIN DOUBLE IN SINGAPORE

Two Cape bred sons of the late, great sire Jet Master won races in Singapore last Friday –remarkably both were bred on Varsfontein Stud. Read more in these two articles: Cape Breeders Club Article Sporting Post Article

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THREE HEARTS ADDS TO MASTER’S PEDIGREE

Varsfontein Stud’s beautifully bred young sire Master Of My Fate received yet another boost to an already impressive pedigree when Team Valor’s talented 4yo filly Three Hearts scored a 29-1 upset win in Saturday’s Gr3 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar. Read complete story

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GR 3 WIN FOR JUDPOT

A polished and confident ride by Greg Cheyne put the seal on an easy victory for the Judpot filly Double Whammy in the R250 000 Lanzerac Gr3 Diana Stakes at Durbanville on Saturday 4 October. The promising 3yo led all the way and looks a promising and exciting Summer Of Champions prospect. The late scratching of […]

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