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Newsletter for May

MUCH to our delight, trainer Geoff Woodruff is planning to return to Cape Town following a successful 20-year stint on the Highveld. Remarkably, Geoff’s relationship with Varsfontein stretches back to the late 80s when he ventured out on his own and we sent him the Mexico filly No Way Jose, which enabled him to have […]

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A TIME FOR REFLECTION

WHILE many of our readers will find themselves with extra time of their hands during the lockdown, it’s been pretty much business as usual here on the farm. For many though, this has been a time of reflection, even nostalgia. Others have been delving into racing history and reminiscing over the stars of yesteryear. We’ve […]

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BREEDER’S CUP WINNER PLUCK AND HIS SA CONNECTIONS

Article courtesy of Turf Talk: TEAM Valor International’s owner Barry Irwin threw up his hands in despair and exclaimed to his wife, “What else can happen?” He was watching the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs and his homebred colt Pluck had first pecked at the start and then had to veer left to […]

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