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GR 3 WIN FOR JUDPOT

A polished and confident ride by Greg Cheyne put the seal on an easy victory for the Judpot filly Double Whammy in the R250 000 Lanzerac Gr3 Diana Stakes at Durbanville on Saturday 4 October. The promising 3yo led all the way and looks a promising and exciting Summer Of Champions prospect. The late scratching of […]

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MASTER AT STUD

Varsfontein Stud’s beautifully bred young stallion Master Of My Fate has made a superb start to his stud career.The magnificent son of champion sire Jet Master has settled into stud life extremely well, and has a good temperament, and is very enthusiastic about his duties.   Click here to continue reading this article by Sarah […]

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A PROMISE CAST IN GOLD

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: The joyful celebrations of yet another outstanding season for a champion Cape Breeding establishment that culminated in an extraordinary run of industry awards last month was shattered on Saturday when they bid a sad farewell to one of their stalwart flagbearers. Varsfontein Stud is mourning the passing of the 14 year […]

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CHAMPIONS UNVEILED

  On Wednesday 13 August the 2013/2014 season culminated in an evening to celebrate the stars and outstanding performers in our industry at the Equus Awards. Varsfontein was represented by two nominees. The Judpot filly, Along Came Polly, was nominated as Champion Three Year Old Filly and Yorker was nominated four times in the following […]

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WHAT A SEASON- A SUMMARY

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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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