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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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VARSFONTEIN GROOMS EXCEL IN EQASA

There are a number of the Varsfontein Stud grooms participating in the EQASA grooms training courses which are organised by Samantha Sharkey. The technical training (equine training) is headed up by Kate Hurst and she is assisted by Aneke Bennett and Kabelo Nkoane. The business skills training is presented by Samantha herself which is written […]

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NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

May was a busy month for Varsfontein with much success on the track for Varsfontein-breds as well as our stallions. Read our latest newsletter here    

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GIMME CURRENTLY TOP ACTIVE SIRE OF 3YOS

Gimmethegreenlight had a boost to his current position on the sires log after Surcharge’s Gr 1 victory this weekend. He is currently lying 2nd on the 3YO sires log behind Captain Al- separated by only R123 000 in stakes money. The young stallion is also lying 6th on the general sires log with only the […]

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BIG DAY FOR VARSFONTEIN

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: SA Triple Crown bridesmaid Surcharge has got to be the most deserving Gr1 winner all season and the Varsfontein-bred colt finally put a grand performance together as he overcame the odds to win the R2 million Daily News 2000 at Greyville on Saturday. Bedevilled by wide draws and late arrivals, […]

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VARSFONTEIN’S FRENCH CONNECTION

The 5 year old Galileo mare, Cosmica Sidera, has been confirmed in foal to Wootton Bassett by management at Haras Du Buff in France where she is boarding. She was purchased by John Kalmanson at the Tattersalls October Sale in 2014 and was trained by David Smaga in France. By the end of her racing […]

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VARSFONTEIN CHAMPION BREEDER IN THE HIGHVELD

Not only was it a succesful evening for Varsfontein Stud at the Highveld awards ceremony but it also was a prestigious moment for our resident sire, Judpot. The Judpot gelding, Coral Fever, walked away with the Highveld “Horse Of The Season” award as well as champion Older Horse and Champion Middle Distance horse. Varsfontein was […]

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Newsletter for the month of April

FOR the second year in a row, a Varsfontein-consigned yearling set a new benchmark at the recent National Sale. READ FULL STORY

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VARSFONTEIN SETS NEW RECORD

Cape based Varsfontein Stud raised the bar again after setting a new sales record of R5 million in 2017, when their magnificent Dynasty colt Track Attack hit a new high of R5,2 million on the second day of the National Yearling Sale in Johannesburg.   It was just 12 months ago that the Varsfontein bred […]

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Newsletter for the month of March

SIXTEEN months of growing, handling and preparation will come to a head when we offer the cream of our 2016 crop at the time-honoured National Yearling Sale, which will be held over three days at the Germiston TBA Complex, commencing April 26. It goes without saying that Varsfontein’s powerful draft is spearheaded by the progeny […]

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Master stretching ahead as leading Freshman Sire

Article from Cape Breeders Club website: Varsfontein Stud’s hot young stallion Master Of My Fate registered his fifth first crop winner on Sunday when his son Goliath Heron romped home at Greyville. Watch video of race Jockey Sean Veale barely had to ask his mount a serious question, with Goliath Heron sauntering home to win […]

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News for the month of February

Classic glory just eluded us at Turffontein’s Guineas meeting, with Varsfontein-breds having to settle for the minor places in both marquee events. Read full story

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News for the month of January

“He looks the goods, he could just be the goods”, exclaimed commentator Alistair Cohen, following Surcharge’s brilliant come from behind victory in Turrfontein’s Gr.3 Tony Ruffel Stakes. Read full story

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FAREWELL MARIE GALANTE- The Heart Of Varsfontein Stud

Varsfontein recently bid farewell to our very special mare Marie Galante. It was especially sad for Susan, John and Carl who hold very fond memories of this feisty little mare. Marie would have turned 30 years old this year as she was born in 1988 – the year that Carl joined Varsfontein. It was a […]

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A December To Remember

Written by Ada van der Bent R1,000,000 Forus Cape Guineas G1 – TAP O’ NOTH (Captain Al – Wintersweet by Western Winter) wins by 0,5 lengths from White River and Like A Panther. Tap O’ Noth was bred and raised at Varsfontein Stud on behalf of long-standing clients Alec & Gillian Foster. DECEMBER brought a […]

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