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VARSFONTEIN’S AWARDS

With the 2016/2017 season behind us, its time to reflect on the successes of the past season which was one to remember for Varsfontein Stud. Between the Highveld Awards, Cape Awards and Equus Awards, Varsfontein received accolades at each event. At the Highveld Awards Varsfontein was awarded Champion Breeder. We were represented by numerous winners […]

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VARSFONTEIN- LEADING BREEDER BY STAKES WINNERS

When it comes to total stakes earned Varsfontein cannot complete with the numbers larger stud farms are able to produce. However, the quality of the progeny produced on Varsfontein is unrivaled as seen by the season-end statistics listed below. Varsfontein has produced the most stakes winners in the country during the 2016/2017 season despite only […]

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OUR CHAMPION COMES HOME

Despite it being a chilly, grey morning the weather could not dampen our high spirits as we welcomed our champion Bela-Bela home to Varsfontein. Bela-Bela won a total of 7 races in the colours of Varsfontein Stud, these included the Gr 2 Daisy Fillies Guineas, Gr 1 Woolavington, Gr 1 Paddock Stakes and more recently […]

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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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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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ALEXA WINS SYRINGA

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Astute acquisition of the best of blood and the fostering of equine dynasties has served Varsfontein Stud admirably over the years. Their beautifully bred Caesour filly Alexa returns to her home paddocks in Paarl at the end of this season but not before grabbing her first stakes win with a […]

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GIMME AIMING HIGH

Gimmethegreenlight’s statistics are measuring up rather favorably at the moment as he is showing his mettle against the country’s top sires. With only two crops to race he has already produced 13 stakes horses. Below we review some of his strengths in the sires log, specifically his impressive percentage of black type winners to runners […]

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BEST OF VARSFONTEIN’S NYS DRAFT

  Varsfontein’s 2017 National Yearling Sale draft includes 3 siblings to GR 1 winners and all 3 are by resident sire Judpot. The aptly named Perfect Peter (lot 98), is a colt out of the Model Man mare Perfect Polly. He is a full brother to champion 2YO filly Along Came Polly. The second, the […]

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POLYPHONIC WINS JACARANDA

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: The Piere Strydom genius has been the catalyst to getting the talented Judpot filly Polyphonic back into the winner’s enclosure. The Varsfontein bred 4yo showed her class when registering a smart win in the R250 000 Listed Jacaranda Handicap at Turffontein on Saturday 1 April. No jockey can settle a horse […]

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GIMME’S 5TH FIRST CROP STAKES WINNER

Sporting Post article: The combination of Alan Greeff and jockey Andrew Fortune maintained their superb winning run with a hat-trick at Fairview on Friday. Most  impressive of their trio was the Gimmethegreenlight filly Beataboutthebush, who cruised in to win the R150 000 Listed Breeders Guineas. Young stallion Gimmethegreenlight has hit a purple patch and the smart […]

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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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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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GIMME HOT ON TRACK AND IN SALES RING

Article courtesy of Cape Breeders Club website: The progeny of Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight enjoyed marked success over the past few days, with the son of More Than Ready’s stock proving successful both on the track and in the sales ring. Last season’s Champion First Crop Sire, Gimmethegreenlight is the sire of the […]

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