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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.

For a second year in a row, a yearling sired by Wilgerbosdrift’s sadly deceased champion Soft Falling Rain proved the star attraction at the Cape Yearling Sale. While Soft Falling Rain colt Tree Of Wisdom topped the 2018 Cape Sale, it was a daughter of Soft Falling Rain who was the top lot sold off Sunday’s 2019 Cape Yearling Sale.

SOFT FALLING RAIN FILLY TOPS CAPE YEARLING SALE


For a second year in a row, a yearling sired by Wilgerbosdrift’s sadly deceased champion Soft Falling Rain proved the star attraction at the Cape Yearling Sale.


Champion Sire Dynasty Dies


DYNASTY, South Africa’s multiple champion stallion, has succumbed to illness following a recent operation for colic. He was 19 years old.

Australian Gr3 Win For Canford Cliffs Daughter


Princess Posh, by Ridgemont Highlands sire Canford Cliffs, has given local trainer Kris Lees his first win in the Group Three Newmarket at Newcastle, a day before he saddles three horses in the Group One race with the same name at Flemington.

A Successful Classic Day At Turffontein For SAFbreds


Hawwaam hammered his rivals in the Grade 1 SA Classic at Turffontein, cruising in by 5.75 lengths at the end of the 1800m contest.

Son Of Deep Impact Joins Mauritzfontein


The superbly bred and well performer Danon Platina will become the first son of legendary racehorse and sire Deep Impact to take up stud duties in South Africa. He has retired to Mauritzfontein for 2019.

Sean Tarry Gets 2000 Winners!


Former Champion trainer Sean Tarry on Sunday day joined a unique band in the world of horseracing by notching up his 2000th winner at Turffontein tonight.

TBA Council Announces New Members


The Council of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of SA, is very pleased to announce that Vaughan Koster and Craig Kieswetter have been co-opted as additional members of Council.