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Master’s brilliant Champion’s Day

Master Of My Fate progeny made their presence known during Champions Day weekend with the following impressive results: Twist Of Fate won the Gr 2 KRA Guineas 1600m, Basadi Faith won the Gr 2 SA Fillies Nursery 1160m, Master Of Illusion ran 2nd in the Gr 3 Godolphin Barb 1100m, Naoshima ran 4th in the […]

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News for the month of April

THE 2019 National Yearling Sale has been consigned to the history books and for the third year running, the all-time record was bettered. Read story here

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News for the month of March

THE growing reputation of MASTER OF MY FATE was underscored in no uncertain terms when he celebrated a memorable Stakes double at Turffontein in early March. Read full story

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New marketing videos for Gimmethegreenlight and Master Of My Fate

To view some fresh, up to date video footage of our two resident stallions, Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) and Master Of My Fate, click on the links below.   Video of Gimmethegreenlight Video Of Master Of My Fate

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News for the month of December

December saw many of our horses suffering from seconditis at stakes level, the exception being Gimme One Night, who became the latest stakes winner for Gimmethegreenlight with a storming, come-from-behind victory in the Gr.3 Cape Summer Stayers Handicap. Read story here

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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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Newsletter for the month of November

THERE was much cause for celebration in November, both on the track and in the breeding shed. The month got off to a flying start when Judpot’s accomplished son Coral Fever defied top weight and the worst possible draw to register a last gasp victory in the Gr.2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein […]

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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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News for the month of October

NOTHING boosts a young stallion’s stud career like a classic winner, hence there are high hopes for Master Of My Fate’s first-crop son Twist Of Fate, who cemented his Guineas claims with a bloodless gun-to-tape victory in the Gr.3 Cape Classic.   READ STORY HERE

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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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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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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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GROUP 2 WIN FOR JUDPOT

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Trainer Paul Lafferty pulled a feature ace out of the hat for the SA Champions Season host province when the Judpot 3yo Sniper Shot built on smart seconds in the Byerley Turk and Daisy Guineas to win the R400 000 Gr2 Post Merchants at Greyville on Friday evening. The subject of […]

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