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 having a bit more than a quarter of the runners compared to the leading stud farm.
Varsfontein also topped the leading breeders log by % stakes winners to runners as well as the % winners to runners log (these being for studs with 50 0r more runners). Our stakes winners included: Captain America (Gr 1 Gold Challenge), Polyphonic (Gr 2 Gerald Rosenburg and Listed Jacaranda), Princess Peach (Gr 3 Debutante), Captain Splendid (Gr 3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup), Beataboutthebush (duel listed winner), Alexa (Listed Syringa Hcp), Pagoda (Listed Derby Trial) and Queen Forever (Listed Lady’s slipper).
Our final average earnings per runner also ended on an impressive high at R104 670.