South Africa

The sport of horse racing has a long history in South Africa, with official racing having been recorded as far back as 1795 - when British rule first came to the Cape.


Zillzaal (28-1) kept on resolutely to pull off a major surprise in claiming the inaugaral Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup at Turffontein on Saturday.

Brilliant Summer Cup Day For Tarry


Zillzaal (28-1) kept on resolutely to pull off a major surprise in claiming the inaugaral Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup at Turffontein on Saturday.

Oratorio Hitting High Notes


Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s triple G1 winning sire Oratorio, whose progeny have been firing on all cylinders in South Africa of late, made international news on Sunday, when his remarkable seven-year-old daughter Silver Wolf captured the Gyeongham Governor’s Cup at Busan.

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

Flying The Flag and The United States – Weekend Gr1 Wins For Full Sisters!


Two young stallions in South Africa, interestingly both by Galileo and out of Pivotal mares, each received another significant boost when their full sisters each took home another UK Gr1 over the weekend.

thoroughbred breeders association Home Overview Breeding Owning Buying Racing Research & Training News Beyond Racing Museum Links Contact TBA Supporting The Backbone Of Our Farming Industry


The stud staff of our farms are really the back bone of the industry, they are hands-on horsemen and women, assisting in foaling, raising yearlings for the sales and making sure that the objective of raising healthy racehorses is reached.

SA Sales Record Set At Nationals – R9-Million!


RECORDS were shattered on a mind-blowing first day of the 2019 Emperors Palace Bloodstock SA National Yearling Sale.

Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale This Week In Johannesburg


Once again, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale (which takes place at the TBA complex from April 24-26th) will be offering buyers the chance to buy some of South Africa’s best-bred yearlings, from some of South Africa’s best breeders.