Tag Archives: horse racing

Which was the first racehorse stud in South Africa and who started it?

The first Thoroughbreds were imported into South Africa in 1792 and informal races were held at Green Point, Cape Town from September 1797. The British governor of the colony, Lord Charles Somerset, imported a number of English stallions and mares in 1814 and encouraged other wealthy settlers to do the same. A government stud was established at that time. By ...

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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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Local colt fetches a cool R1.5 million at yearling sale

A dream came true for two assistant farm managers at Varsfontein stud farm, Jaco Erasmus and his wife Carolyn, when they sold a thoroughbred colt for R1.5 million at the Bloodstock South Africa (marketing and sales arm of the of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association South Africa) Cape regional sale held at the luxurious Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley ...

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Owning a racehorse


Your first step in becoming an owner is deciding if you want to be part of the lifestyle. Owning a racehorse can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

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Vodacom Durban July 2015

Racing fans at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July can expect a visual voyage of sartorial elegance as the 119th edition of the iconic raceday is staged to a nautical theme of “The Captains Table”.

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