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Anthony Kay rider profile

The flamboyant and life-loving Anthony Kay says that whilst there’s nothing quite like Derby, his preparations going into the show have been far from ideal. “My horse Sherman had an injury at the end of last year resulting in this year being a bit slow: I’ve only jumped him in two 1.40m show. Derby will be our first big show ...

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Equestrian king, Dominey Alexander, talks Cell C Derby

We caught up with the multitalented equestrian king and Midrand resident Dominey Alexander on his thoughts leading up to this year’s Cell C SA Derby. Derby prep “Unfortunately my preparations for the 2017 Cell C Derby haven’t really gone according to plan with my top horse Armageddon having injured himself at the last World Cup. After some serious TLC and ...

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Nicole Horwood talks Cell C Derby excitement

The SA Derby is rich in history, the highlight of the equestrian calendar and the ‘must-win’ event of every rider’s career. Culminating in the Cell C South African Derby at 2pm on 1 October 2017 at the Kyalami Equestrian Park, this event is not to be missed. Nicole Horwood We caught up with four-time SA Derby champion and mother of ...

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Broken records during prestigious racehorse auction

  One of South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious racehorse auction, the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale took place from 3-5 May. The auction was held at the Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s (TBA) purpose built sales complex in Germiston. With a general decline in international Thoroughbred Markets, vendors expected worse results for the annual auction. But, on the last day, Goddess ...

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Investing in a thrill and a dream

Be it the excitement of watching your Thoroughbred approaching the starting gate on race day, or the lifestyle afforded to South Africa’s glamourous horse racing fraternity, owning a racehorse is a pursuit with many enjoyable benefits. For those who are interested in investing in a racehorse of their own, the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale is a great place ...

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The Nissan Easter Festival

Now in its eighth year, the Nissan Easter Festival is a highlight for many far and wide – not least of all the horse-loving families of Kyalami. With over 4,500 people attending the show each year, it continues to be a win both in the arena and out – and not only for showjumping, but for dressage, equitation and showing ...

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A tribute to Titanic

  As I start to write this, I’m already feeling quite choked up. Over an almost five-year period, Nissan Titanic (fondly known as T) and I made many wonderful memories together, with lots of ups and downs, as with every horse-rider partnership. Before I go any further, I want to explain that although there are many facts included here, I ...

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Cape racehorse prices drop by 45% at annual auction 

Last week over a hundred prospective racehorses changed hands during the annual Cape Yearling Sale held by Bloodstock South Africa (BSA), the sales arm of the Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association (TBA). The sale, held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre in Paarl, saw prominent racehorse owners gathering to bid on some of South Africa’s finest young Thoroughbreds. A total aggregate of R 6.12 ...

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The 2017 Nissan Easter Festival

The 8th edition of the Nissan Easter Festival is set to be the best yet – not only for horseriders and horse lovers, but for friends and families from far and wide. Equestrian athletes from countries such as Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Namibia will be joining the hundreds of South African riders who will be competing in a wide range of ...

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