Keyword: South Africa

  • Variety Club

    Dual South African HOY Variety Club Retired

    Two-time South African Horse Of The Year Variety Club has been retired from racing and will return home to South Africa to take up stallion duties at Klawervlei Stud in 2015.

  • Trainer, Jock Team for South African Double

    Trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Glen Hatt teamed for a group I double at Greyville Racecourse in South Africa July 26, capturing the Elan Property Gold Cup with Wavin' Flag and the Beach Beauty Champions Cup with Futura.

  • Legislate Takes Dramatic Durban July on DQ

    Legislate was promoted to first place in a dramatic outcome to the rough finish of the Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), South Africa's most famous race July 5 at Greyville Racecourse.

  • King of Pain Shocks in South Africa

    King of Pain pulled a 40-1 upset when he landed the Rising Sun Gold Challenge (SAf-I) June 7 at Clairwood Park in Durban, South Africa.

  • Noble Tune

    Noble Tune to Stand in South Africa

    Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Tune, a half brother to grade II winner Honor Code, has been retired from racing and will launch his stud career later this year in South Africa when the Southern Hemisphere season begins.

  • Hill Fifty Four Makes Amends in J&B Met

    Runner-up in the same race last year, Hill Fifty Four conquered a high-class field in Cape Town's most famous and fashionable horse race.

  • Lot 53, a Giant's Causeway filly, sold for 3.2 million rands ($292,368) on Jan. 23.

    Giant's Causeway Filly Co-Topper at Cape Sale

    A Giant's Causeway filly shared the top price paid during the first day of the 2014 Cape Premier yearling sale that ended with an aggregate of 45,975,000 rands (US$4,200,510).

  • South African Winners Get Breeders' Cup Slots

    South Africa's Beach Beauty, winner of the Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes (SAf-I) and Capetown Noir, who captured the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I) at Kenilworth Jan. 11, earned starting berths in the Breeders' Cup.

  • Woodruff Dominates South Africa's Summer Cup

    Gauteng trainer Geoff Woodruff's runners, led by the winner Yorker and runner-up Master Sabina, dominated the Sansui Summer Cup (SAf-I) Nov. 30 at Turffontein in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Variety Club

    Variety Club Repeats as South African HOY

    Variety Club joined a select group of great South African Thoroughbreds named Horse of the Year on more than one occasion when he was honored for the second year in a row at a glittering ceremony in Johannesburg Aug. 14.

  • Silvano in the 2001 Arlington Million.

    Silvano Bringing Stamina to South Africa

    by Darryl Sherer<br /> Sprint stallions tend to dominate in South Africa, so when German-bred Silvano began shuttling in 2003 to the Jacobs family-owned Maine Chance Farm in the Western Cape, he became a revelation.

  • South African Champion Upset in Final Start

    South Africa's reigning champion sprinter What A Winter was shockingly defeated in the final start of his illustrious career, finishing third in the Mercury Sprint (SAf-I) July 13 at Clairwood Park.

  • Many Upsets at South African Champions Day

    Turffontein Racecourse in South Africa hosted one of its biggest racing festivals April 27 with four group I events in the card. But one of the afternoon's greatest performances came in the group II Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks.

  • Insight Into African Horse Sickness

    Various trainers and veterinarians discuss challenges importing and exporting horses from South Africa with quarantine regulations due to African Horse Sickness. Including concerns for contenders in the 2013 Breeders' Cup. Listen to international veterinarian John McVeigh, trainer Mike De Kock and others discuss a topic  "holding back the industry."

  • Brisk Trading Concludes Cape Yearling Sale

    Brisk trading continued Jan. 25 in the concluding session of the two-day 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale taking place in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Cape Thoroughbred Sale - Mike Bass

    Cape Town trainer Mike Bass talks about how he is a big fan of the Cape Thoroughbred Premiere Yearling Sale. He discusses how he shops for horses.

  • Variety Club Wins South African Queen's Plate

    South African Horse of the Year Variety Club, narrowly beaten in last year's L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I), would not be denied this year when scoring a clear victory Jan. 12 at Kenilworth in Cape Town.

  • Top South African Sire Jet Master Dead

    Jet Master, a four-time leading sire in South Africa according to The Jockey Club, died Nov. 14 at age 17 after suffering from side effects associated with West Nile Virus, which he contracted earlier this year.