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

ALONG CAME POLLY BREEDING IN US

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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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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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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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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