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Gr 1 CAPE GUINEAS FOR KILINDINI

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Trainer Brett Crawford saddled his second Hong Kong-connected Cape Guineas winner when the Varsfontein-bred Kilindini stormed to an impressive victory in the R1 million Gr1 classic at a sunny Kenilworth on Saturday 21 December. Crawford’s previous Guineas victory came in 2013 when Bernard Fayd’herbe piloted Elusive Gold to victory in […]

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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

This month our newsletter is jam packed with racing action, including a stakes win for Yulong Prince (Surcharge) in Australia, two grade 2 victories for Gimmethegreenlight in Third Runway (home-bred) and Barahin and more impressive wins for Blackball, Kilindini and Oleksandra. Read our full newsletter here

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GIMME ON A GREEN STREAK

(Article courtesy of Cape Breeders website) Varsfontein Stud’s red hot sire Gimmethegreenlight,  whose progeny have won graded races in South Africa the last two weekends running, was back in the limelight on Tuesday when his top-class son Yulong Prince won the Listed Furphy Plate over 1800 metres at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day. Now in […]

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STAKES SUCCESS IN THE NEWS

Our June/July newsletter is jam packed with stakes successes of not only horses bred at Varsfontein but also progeny of our two resident stallions Gimmethegreenlight and Master Of My Fate. Eden Roc established himself as top two year old colt when following up his Gr 1 Gold Medallion win, with a victory in the Gr […]

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Read Our News For May

There is plenty of good news in our May newsletter including 3 stakes winners! The Gr 1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion was won by Varsfontein bred Eden Roc, the Gr 1 Woolavington 2000 went the way of Silvano’s Pride who was bred by Anthony Peter on Varsfontein and lastly our own, bred and owned Amy […]

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GR 1 GOLD MEDALLION WIN FOR VARSFONTEIN BRED

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Multiple SA champion trainer Sean Tarry and SA champion jockey Lyle Hewitson made amends for a forgettable Allan Robertson Championship a half hour earlier, when the Var colt Eden Roc burst through late to grab the honours in the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion. After an unsuccessful objection in the […]

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Twist-Of-Fate KRA Guineas

Master’s brilliant Champion’s Day

Master Of My Fate progeny made their presence known during Champions Day weekend with the following impressive results: Twist Of Fate won the Gr 2 KRA Guineas 1600m, Basadi Faith won the Gr 2 SA Fillies Nursery 1160m, Master Of Illusion ran 2nd in the Gr 3 Godolphin Barb 1100m, Naoshima ran 4th in the […]

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New marketing videos for Gimmethegreenlight and Master Of My Fate

To view some fresh, up to date video footage of our two resident stallions, Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) and Master Of My Fate, click on the links below.   Video of Gimmethegreenlight Video Of Master Of My Fate

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How Gimme’s sire More Than Ready is making an impact

[Sarah Whitelaw wrote this interesting article about More Than Ready, the sire of Gimmethegreenlight, and the impact he is having on the Thoroughbred breed globally.] The influence of Southern Halo son More Than Ready has been well and truly felt globally this year. In South Africa, the Gr1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner has a top […]

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“Little Legend” visits Varsfontein

Today (12 December) the Varsfontein team welcomed little legend, Emannuel Teunissen, to the farm for a special visit. The main goal of his visit was to see his favorite horse Bela-Bela. Emannuel followed Bela’s racing career with great interest and since then she has been his firm favorite, even after her retirement from racing. His […]

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Surcharge Daily News 2

31 Individual Stakes Horses for 2017/2018 Season

A winning recipe breeds success and Varsfontein Stud is very proud of our winning recipe when raising young thoroughbreds. During the past season the farm produced a total of 31 individual stakes horses, most bred by Varsfontein and some bred by our clients here on the farm. It is encouraging to see such a large […]

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Sniper Shot wins Gr 2 Post Merchants

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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