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A TIME FOR REFLECTION

WHILE many of our readers will find themselves with extra time of their hands during the lockdown, it’s been pretty much business as usual here on the farm. For many though, this has been a time of reflection, even nostalgia. Others have been delving into racing history and reminiscing over the stars of yesteryear. We’ve […]

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BREEDER’S CUP WINNER PLUCK AND HIS SA CONNECTIONS

Article courtesy of Turf Talk: TEAM Valor International’s owner Barry Irwin threw up his hands in despair and exclaimed to his wife, “What else can happen?” He was watching the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs and his homebred colt Pluck had first pecked at the start and then had to veer left to […]

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March newsletter

Turffontein’s Classic meeting was all about Gimmethegreenlight, whose historical trifecta in the Gr.1 SA Classic capped a magnificent stakes treble. Read story here

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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

Our February newsletter includes racing news regarding Erik The Red’s win in the Gr 3 Cape Nursery, Team Valor owned Oleksandra who is being aimed for Dubai as well as successes for Master Of My Fate. There is also an update on our results at the recent Cape Yearling Sale. Read the full newsletter here.

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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 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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