Tag Archives: thoroughbreds

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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Land Rover teams take top spots at Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL tournament

Superb weather, top quality polocrosse action and a beautiful setting ensured a highly successful inaugural Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL tournament at the Durban Shongweni Club last weekend (27 to 29 May). Both Land Rover men’s and ladies’ teams came out in first position after neck-and-neck games that saw all teams pushing themselves to the limit. Taking the prize in the ...

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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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