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How Gimme’s sire More Than Ready is making an impact

[Sarah Whitelaw wrote this interesting article about More Than Ready, the sire of Gimmethegreenlight, and the impact he is having on the Thoroughbred breed globally.] The influence of Southern Halo son More Than Ready has been well and truly felt globally this year. In South Africa, the Gr1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner has a top […]

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“Little Legend” visits Varsfontein

Today (12 December) the Varsfontein team welcomed little legend, Emannuel Teunissen, to the farm for a special visit. The main goal of his visit was to see his favorite horse Bela-Bela. Emannuel followed Bela’s racing career with great interest and since then she has been his firm favorite, even after her retirement from racing. His […]

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31 Individual Stakes Horses for 2017/2018 Season

A winning recipe breeds success and Varsfontein Stud is very proud of our winning recipe when raising young thoroughbreds. During the past season the farm produced a total of 31 individual stakes horses, most bred by Varsfontein and some bred by our clients here on the farm. It is encouraging to see such a large […]

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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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Article courtesy of EBN: Varsfontein stallion Judpot was in hot form on the Vaal sand Feature day on 26 September, delivering a Stakes race double courtesy of his four-year-old son Deputy Jud and the progressive sprint filly Little Genie. Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren’s Deputy Jud, a couple of pounds lighter following a gelding operation, opened his Stakes account with […]

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GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) – The first 3-Y-O in the 39 years to win the Queen’s Plate G1

THE HIGHEST RATED 3-Y-O IN SOUTH AFRICA 2011/2012 (MR117) GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT arrived at Varsfontein Stud on Wednesday, 30th May, to take up stud duities. He is settling in well and is a very relaxed horse with a wonderful temperament. He has occupued Caesour’s old stable alongside Judpot. GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT will stand at a stud fee of R20,000 […]

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Jackpot for Varsfontein stallion, JUDPOT

Varsfontein Stud’s A.P. Indy stallion JUDPOT enjoyed the rare distinction of a winner from his first runner, when the beautiful chestnut filly LADY MORGANA spreadeagled her field to win the first Gauteng juvenile race of the new season at Turffontein on Tuesday evening.

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