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ALONG CAME POLLY (Judpot - Perfect Polly by Model Man)- Thekwini Stakes Gr1 2013


Some news courtesy of Turf Talk: Trainer Gavin van Zyl’s erstwhile multiple Gr1 winning filly Along Came Polly (Judpot), is doing well as a broodmare in the United States, where she stands at Three Chimneys in Kentucky. Exported in 2015, her first foal My Boy Lollipop has a win and a place from two starts […]

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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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Eden-Roc-Gr 1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion


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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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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ITBF Function on Varsfontein

This year it was the turn of South Africa to host the International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation Congress which was held in Cape Town from 6 – 12 January. “The ITBF is the representative body for thoroughbred breeders worldwide and provides a platform for member countries to reflect, solve problems, educate and create opportunities for mutual collaboration […]

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Article courtesy of EBN: Varsfontein stallion Judpot was in hot form on the Vaal sand Feature day on 26 September, delivering a Stakes race double courtesy of his four-year-old son Deputy Jud and the progressive sprint filly Little Genie. Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren’s Deputy Jud, a couple of pounds lighter following a gelding operation, opened his Stakes account with […]

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GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) – The first 3-Y-O in the 39 years to win the Queen’s Plate G1

THE HIGHEST RATED 3-Y-O IN SOUTH AFRICA 2011/2012 (MR117) GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT arrived at Varsfontein Stud on Wednesday, 30th May, to take up stud duities. He is settling in well and is a very relaxed horse with a wonderful temperament. He has occupued Caesour’s old stable alongside Judpot. GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT will stand at a stud fee of R20,000 […]

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Jackpot for Varsfontein stallion, JUDPOT

Varsfontein Stud’s A.P. Indy stallion JUDPOT enjoyed the rare distinction of a winner from his first runner, when the beautiful chestnut filly LADY MORGANA spreadeagled her field to win the first Gauteng juvenile race of the new season at Turffontein on Tuesday evening. (more…)

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