Keyword: South Africa

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    Legal Eagle, Bela-Bela Earn BC Berths

    Legal Eagle successfully defended his L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (G1) title Jan. 7 at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa earned a berth for the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T), while Bela-Bela won a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

  • Trainer Mike Bass Bows Out in Style

    Unlucky not to win the recent Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), up-and-coming Marinaresco scored a popular and emotional win in the Mike and Carol Bass Champions Cup (SAf-I) July 31 at Greyville.

  • Red Ray takes the Mercury Sprint

    Red Ray Strikes for Joostes in Mercury Sprint

    Following the recent win of their The Conglomerate in the Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), trainer Joey Ramsden and owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste teamed up July 16 to win another Kwa-Zulu group I feature, the Mercury Sprint, with Red Ray.

  • South Africa to Host Sale, Lucrative Races

    Bloodstock South Africa's lucrative races will be followed by the Equus Awards and a national 2-year-old sale, whose graduates will be eligible for future 1 million rand races.

  • Woodruff Dominates Summer Cup

    Trainer Geoff Woodruff made it three in a row when he won the Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup (SAf-I) with Master Sabina Nov. 28 at Turffontein in South Africa.

  • Global View to South Africa for 2016

    Glen Hill Farm's Global View, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Galileo, has been acquired by Ascot Stud in South Africa to launch his stallion career during next year's Southern Hemisphere season.

  • Wild One

    South African Champion Wild One Dies

    South African champion Wild One has died after complications following surgery. The gelding, who was recently crowned the country's champion stayer, was 6 at the time of his death.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 1 Wrap

    Eric Mitchell provides gross, average and median numbers and mentions new faces in the buyers ring. Eric also expands on Tapit's success on day 1.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 1 Wrap

    Eric Mitchell provides gross, average and median numbers and mentions new faces in the buyers ring. Eric also expands on Tapit's success on day 1. Presented by Taylor Made Sales

  • Wild One, Futura Win on Big Day at Greyville

    Wild One struck from off the pace Aug. 1 at Greyville to land the eLan Property Group Gold Cup (SAf-I), South Africa's premier staying event, which was delayed a week due to inclement weather.

  • French Navy Sails to Group I Upset in SAf

    Sean Tarry-trained French Navy stamped himself as a leading contender for South Africa's biggest horse race, the Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), with an upset win in the Daily News 2000 (SAf-I) May 30 at Greyville.

  • Captain of All Rules Sprinters in SAf

    Talented 4-year-old Captain of All showed his class in no uncertain terms when defying top weight to land the Tsogo Sun Sprint (SAf-I) at Scottsville on Sunday.

  • 1-2 Finish for Sire Redoute's Choice in SAf

    Wylie Hall bested Majmu in the President's Champion Challenge (SAf-I) April 25 at Turffontein, marking a one-two finish for Australian-bred offspring by Redoute's Choice.

  • Record-Breaking SAf National Sale Concludes

    While the aggregate of the National yearling sale dropped slight from last year, there was an overall sense of satisfaction following the auction's conclusion the evening of April 24 in Germison, South Africa.

  • Dynasty Dominates Day 1 of SAf Yearling Sale

    While the overall aggregate was down slightly on the previous year's prices, the stock of South African leading sire Dynasty could not have been any higher April 22, the first day of the National yearling sale in Germiston.

  • South Africa's National Sale Starts April 22

    South Africa's oldest yearling sale, the 2015 National yearling sale, is scheduled to get under way April 22 at the Thoroughbred Breeders Association complex just outside Johannesburg.

  • Champion Majmu Lands Empress Club Stakes

    Cited by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant filly Majmu scored the second group I win of her career in the Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes (SAf-I) at Turffontein.

  • Tarry Dominates Turffontein Classics

    Trainer Sean Tarry dominated racing at Turffontein on Classic Day on Saturday, March 28, saddling four group winners on the 11-race card.

  • South African Stallion King of Kings Dies

    English Two Thousand Guineas winner King of Kings has died at stud in South Africa. The son of legendary sire Sadler's Wells was 20 years old, and his death was attributed to heart failure.

  • Horse Chestnut

    South African HOY Horse Chestnut Dies

    South African Horse of the Year Horse Chestnut, who began his stud career at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., died Feb. 19 of heart failure in his stall at the Rupert family's Drakenstein Stud Farm in South Africa.

  • Shadwell's South African Sire Muhtafal Dies

    Shadwell Stud's former Central Kentucky sire Muhtafal, a half brother to 1987 Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet, died recently at Spring Valley Stud in South Africa. He was 23.

  • Futura Powerful J&B Met Winner at Kenilworth

    Brilliant 4-year-old Futura landed South Africa's prestigious J&B Met (SAf-I) Jan. 31 at Kenilworth in Cape Town, earning a second straight victory at the group I level.

  • Skiffington Lands Session Topper at Cape Sale

    British bloodstock agent Amanda Skiffington went to the top price of 4 million rands ($351,003 in U.S. funds) to secure a Var colt at the final session of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale Jan. 23 in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Dynasty Colt Smashes South African Sale Mark

    A son of leading South African sire Dynasty became the most expensive Thoroughbred ever sold at public auction in South Africa when fetching 5.2 million rands at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale the evening of Jan. 22.

  • Futura, Inara Earn BC Berths in South Africa

    Futura pulled an upset in the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I) Jan. 10 at Kenilworth, where Horse of the Year and hot favorite Legislate ran a shocking last in a race regarded as South Africa's top contest at a mile.

  • SA Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

    Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth.

  • Louis The King Reigns Supreme in Summer Cup

    Louis The King, winner of last season's SASCOC Triple Crown, ran out a popular winner of the Sansui Summer Cup (SAf-I) as the favorite at Turffontein in South Africa Nov. 29.