Africa Edition

  • 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.

  • Frankel colt is going places

    Frankel colt General Franco, the highest priced yearling at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, looks set for a top career.

  • Camphoratus Gives Byword First Grade 1 Winner

    Camphoratus, a 66-1 raider from KwaZulu-Natal, was the shock winner of the HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes on Royal Day at Turffontein.

  • Ideal World – A Diamond In The Desert

    Mauritzfontein’s handsome Ideal World recently produced his third Gr1 winner in South Africa when Samurai Warrior won the SA Derby and reinforced his reputation as a serious sire of Classic horses. A R50 000 graduate off the CTS Select Yearling Sale, he has earned over R1,3-million in stakes.

  • Marshall looks to have another star by Captain Al

    Trainer Vaughan Marshall has delivered three successive champions by Captain Al in the last three years and a fourth looks well on its way this year!

  • Temple Grafin will go for Guineas after Gr3 win

    Jockey Anton Marcus rode his customary well-timed finish on Hugo Hattingh’s filly Temple Grafin (7-1) to win Sunday’s the Grade 3 Umzimkhulu Stakes over 1400m from the favourite Santa Clara (33-10). Another fancied runner Silvano’s Pride finished third.

  • Tristful Impressive, 1-2 In Gr3 For Duke Of Marmalade

    Some top horses have raced in the colours of Mary Liley, one the springs to mind being Queen’s Plate and Champion Stakes winner Bold Monarch back in 1979. She has had some good horses since but none as good, until maybe Sunday.

  • South African Racing And Sales News

    Champion Return Flight (Pomodoro) ventured into uncharted waters when asked to go the 2400m trip for the first time in the Gr.2 SA Oaks. Imbued with an abundance of class, she passed the test with flying colours by slamming her rivals in convincing fashion.

  • Divine Odyssey has not stopped improving

    Divine Odyssey, getting better as he matures

  • Seven Winners In March For Kildonan

    Yellow Star based Kildonan is having a purple patch, with seven winners in March alone countrywide and nine places. Five of the wins have been over the past week!

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  • Dark Moon Rising, a R70,000 buy from the 2015 CTS March Sale, will be aimed at the R4-million Champions Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein on 4 May. This follows his game win in the Listed Kings Cup over 1600m at Greyville on Sunday under Keagan De Melo.

  • Maine Chance Farms’ exciting stallion Vercingetorix, currently South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by earnings and individual winners, has made an excellent start with his first two-year-olds this season, with this group including the very smart looking Viking Moon

  • 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.

  • Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren won the two feature races at Turffontein on Saturday with CTS buys Mardi Gras (Gr2 Senor Santa Stakes, 7-1) and Divine Odyssey (Listed Drum Star Handicap, 28-1).

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Candice Robinson is the eldest child and only daughter of Mike and Carol Bass.