Bjorn Nielsen, owner-breeder of staying superstar Stradivarius, was born and raised in Cape Town.

Nielsen’s journey started in Cape Town


Bjorn Nielsen, owner-breeder of staying superstar Stradivarius, was born and raised in Cape Town.

Van Halen in tune with Polytrack


The Vaal yard of veteran trainer Tobie Spies enjoyed a marvellous day at Greyville on Saturday when they came away with three winners at the Durban July race meeting, including CTS purchase Van Halen, who won the Non-Black Type eThekwini Sprint over 1200m in impressive style.

DO IT AGAIN DID IT AGAIN AS PREDICTED BY MANY!


In a dramatic running of the 2019 Vodacom Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville in Durban on Saturday after favourite Hawwaam was scratched at the start, the magnificent Twice Over gelding Do It Again stamped himself

Well-fancied What You Are wins Listed Devon Air Stakes


Trainer Tobie Spies has enjoyed a good 2019 KZN Champions Season and the stable bagged another minor feature when the well-supported CTS graduate What You Are raced clear to win Saturday’s Listed Devon Air Stakes over 1400m at Greyville.

New Stakes-Winner for Sebring


Unfancied in Saturday’s Listed BRC Radiotab The Wayne Wilson Plate (1600m), the Tony McEvoy-trained Vinland provided South African born jockey Barend Vorster with the perfect welcome to Queensland.

UK owner Brennan off the mark with CTS buy


CTS has conveyed their best wishes and warm congratulations to UK-based owner Dale Brennan, who supported our Ready To Run Sale last year and came away with two purchases, including the R900,000 colt Dublin Quays, a debut winner at the Vaal on Tuesday.

CTS runners prominent in Greyville features


Runners purchased at CTS Sales again acquitted themselves well in the feature races staged at Greyville on Saturday. Midway through the 2019 KZN Champions Season, CTS graduates continue to show prominently, courtesy of a growing number of quality top-level performances.