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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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