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KZN Breeders Race Day 2018

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KZN Breeders Race Day 2018

The KZN Breeders Race Day final fields have been announced, with Matador Man now heading up the Million Mile field and in the final field for the Vodacom Durban July.

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Kieswetters Take A Share in Takingthepeace

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Kieswetters Take A Share in Takingthepeace

BOOM filly Takingthepeace, who won two legs of the 2017 Triple Tiara after a most exciting public build-up following her spectacular wins for new, young owners Michael Shea and Murray Makepeace, will have the names of the prominent brothers Craig and Ross Kieswetter added to her list of owners.

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Highveld Feature Season Awards 2018: Nominees

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Highveld Feature Season Awards 2018: Nominees

Larry Wainstein, CEO of The Racing Association and Clyde Basel, Racing Executive of Phumelela, will be hosts in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein Racecourse on Wednesday 23 May for the RA Highveld Feature Season Awards. Five KwaZulu-Natal-breds feature prominently.

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Handsome is as Handsome Does!

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Handsome is as Handsome Does!

Aliette Forien with Mick Goss

Summerhill was graced recently with the visit of English Derby winning breeder (Wings Of Eagles), Aliette Forien of Haras De Montaigu. Handsome is as handsome does!

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Never Fear, The Coast Is Clear

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Never Fear, The Coast Is Clear

If you’re in the sales business, the one thing you need to convince customers to come back is a big horse first time around. There are few people in the sport of horseracing these days who don’t know Brian Burnard, better known as “Buffalo Bill”, who was christened that way after his buying debut at the inaugural Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run at Summerhill. There was no mucking about that day for “Buff” though, green as he was when he took on the lofty likes of Alesh Naidoo and the late, intrepid Glanville Gardner for the right to own a burly chestnut son of Kahal out of the East Cape Horse of the Year, Coastal Waltz. 

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The Sun Sets on The "Dawns"

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The Sun Sets on The "Dawns"

It’s inevitable really, and it just lends credence to the old belief in racing that when you lose a stallion, you can bet he’s on his way to stardom. That looks very much like the story of Await The Dawn, who was tragically lost in a freak accident halfway through his second season at Summerhill.

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Best For Last

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Best For Last

Like anything worth savouring, it pays to sometimes keep your best for last; this applies to racehorse sales as much as it does to dessert. If it were otherwise, the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale would not have arrived at its status as one of the world’s fastest growing Thoroughbred vendues in the first dozen years of the new millennium.

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Dubawi Versus Galileo

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Dubawi Versus Galileo

The standard-setters among European sires are without question Galileo and Dubawi. As well as posting phenomenally high ratios of black-type winners and group or graded winners, both sires clearly demonstrate their sire power by upgrading their mares. Upgrading mares that are already good is no small achievement.

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