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Erik The Red wins Grade 3 Cape Nursery

The R200 000 Kepu Gr3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery produced a Captain Al exacta when two sons of the late champion sire entertained the Cape Town Prawn Festival crowd at Kenilworth on Saturday in a thrilling finish, that attracted the attention of the Stipes. Despite being in command for much of the 1200m contest, […]

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ERIK THE RED TOP JUVENILE COLT ON MET DAY

Article courtesy of Sporting Post: Justin Snaith and Richard Fourie launched their Sun Met day feature campaign in the way they know best when the Varsfontein owned and bred Erik The Red powered to victory under sunny skies at Kenilworth to win the R150 000 Wesgro Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes in impressive style. Described as […]

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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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News for the month of September

IT’S official. Varsfontein-bred Alexandra Rose (Caesour), a globetrotting Gr.1-placed Gr.2 winner, has produced her first stakes winner. Read story here

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News for the month of August

THE 2019 foaling season is well under way and with 102 mares due, Carl and his team will be pretty busy over the next couple of months.  We have already welcomed over a dozen new foals into the world and the farm has a definite look of spring about it! Read full story here

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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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News for the month of April

THE 2019 National Yearling Sale has been consigned to the history books and for the third year running, the all-time record was bettered. Read story here

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News for the month of March

THE growing reputation of MASTER OF MY FATE was underscored in no uncertain terms when he celebrated a memorable Stakes double at Turffontein in early March. Read full story

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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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News for the month of December

December saw many of our horses suffering from seconditis at stakes level, the exception being Gimme One Night, who became the latest stakes winner for Gimmethegreenlight with a storming, come-from-behind victory in the Gr.3 Cape Summer Stayers Handicap. Read story here

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Newsletter for the month of November

THERE was much cause for celebration in November, both on the track and in the breeding shed. The month got off to a flying start when Judpot’s accomplished son Coral Fever defied top weight and the worst possible draw to register a last gasp victory in the Gr.2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein […]

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News for the month of October

NOTHING boosts a young stallion’s stud career like a classic winner, hence there are high hopes for Master Of My Fate’s first-crop son Twist Of Fate, who cemented his Guineas claims with a bloodless gun-to-tape victory in the Gr.3 Cape Classic.   READ STORY HERE

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News for the month of September

TWO months into the new racing season and Gimmethegreenlight is making plenty of noise, to the extent that he is currently in second spot on the General Sires List, behind only Var and in front of reigning champion Silvano. Read story here.

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