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CAPE AWARDS

It has been a dazzling season all round for the Varsfontein Stud brand. Graduates of the long established Cape producer won or were placed in an extraordinary 53 Graded and Listed races during the 2013/14 season. At the recent Cape Breeders Awards, Varsfontein bred horses were nominated in no less than 5 categories. Along Came […]

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HIGHVELD AWARDS

The 2014 RA feature season awards were held on Wednesday 28 May. Varsfontein bred horses were nominated five times in four different categories. Yorker took the winning prize for both categories in which he was nominated, and was announced as Champion Older Horse and Champion Middle Distance Horse. Our warmest congratulations to all the connections! […]

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VARSFONTEIN STALLION SERVICE FEES FOR 2014

The 2014 service fees for the stallions standing at Varsfontein have been set as follows:   JUDPOT R45 000 + VAT (R15 000 + VAT non-refundable nomination, R30 000 + VAT live foal fee) For bookings please e-mail Carolyn: erasmus@varsfontein.co.za               GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT R20 000 + VAT (R5 000 + […]

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THE MASTER RETURNS HOME by Robyn Louw for Sporting Post

Master Of My Fate joins the stallion roster at Varsfontein It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley Master Of My Fate is coming home. It’s a rather bitter-sweet end to the career […]

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PEDIGREE BOOST FOR JUDPOT

Varsfontein Stud’s leading young stallion Judpot is from one of the best families in the stud book. This pedigree has received an extra boost when a relative of Judpot, Karakontie, won the French 2000 Guineas. A son of dual champion US sire A P Indy (whose grandson Tapit is currently leading the North American general […]

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MASTER OF MY FATE retires to Varsfontein Stud

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DISAPPOINTMENT AS STAR COLT STEPS DOWN

There was much disappointment in the Varsfontein camp last week when we received the tragic news of Master Of My Fate’s retirement. The star colt had an unlucky start to his career as injury forced a late start, but he made up for lost time and won 6 of his 8 starts including the Gr […]

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PROUDLY VARSFONTEIN

It has been a fairy tale season so far for Varsfontein as both the home bred and client bred horses raised on our paddocks prove that the Varsfontein recipe is a winning one! After all the proof is in the pudding and two Group 1 winners on one day is proof enough. Both Ash Cloud, […]

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A CLOSER LOOK AT JUDPOT AT THE NYS

Judpot (an A P Indy half-brother to Kingmambo), the sire of Along Came Polly, last season’s Equus Outstanding Stallion, is well represented by 24 yearlings at the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Lot 10 is a colt out of a G1 placed own sister to champion filly Rock Opera and the exported Nursery winner […]

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Varsfontein – Full of Promise

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Varsfontein is a farm that patiently and carefully cultivates its broodmare band and it is a strategy that has been paying dividends. Over the past season, Varsfontein mares have been responsible for all of – Jet Aglow (winner of the Gr3 Victress Stakes and runner-up to Beach Beauty in the […]

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POINSETTIA FOR JET BELLE

Jet Belle is yet another feather in the well decorated Varsfontein cap. Bred on Varsfontein Stud as a part of our 2009 crop, this beautiful filly is by Jet Master out of ARCSA champion stayer, Bella Bianca. She was bred by Messers Bailes, Elphick and Saunders who also recently enjoyed the success of breeding the […]

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VARSFONTEIN STUD – LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN BREEDERS

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ALONG CAME POLLY WINS SECOND GR 1

Sporting Post article: There is nothing quite like a lady with real class! Judpot’s brilliant daughter Along Came Polly has only won two races from ten starts but the trick is that they just both happen to be Gr1’s. She scored a fluent victory in the R1 million Gr1 Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes at […]

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STAKES WIN DOUBLE FOR VARSFONTEIN

Following last week-ends stakes success at Turffontein, Varsfontein enjoyed another triumphant week-end on the 5th and 6th of April.   On Saturday TOUCH THE SKY won the Listed Oaks Trial in a brilliant fashion. Racing in the red and white colours of Varsfontein, she was purchased at the 2012 Cape Premier Sale and has a […]

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MISTER CRICKET- A GREAT LOSS

This week we received the shocking and heart wrenching report that Mister Cricket had died during a routine knee operation. The promising three-year old by Judpot was only in the beginning of a career which looked to be that of a potential champ. Victorious in his first three starts he looked a force to be […]

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