LATEST ON EU AUDIT FROM ADRIAN TODD

Kerry Jack News

Turf Talk caught up with South African Equine Health & Protocols (SAEHP) MD Adrian Todd to look at what Covid-19 has meant to the export drive and where we are going from here.  Yes, it has obviously been a setback, Todd confirmed. Without Covid-19 the EU audit would have been conducted in late April and SA would currently be eagerly awaiting the audit results and the resumption of normalised trade. But the world is in ‘reset’ mode and we’re having to plan afresh. Read more:  https://capethoroughbredsales....

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She’s Dynamite!

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"The diminutive Captain Al filly Missisippi Burning (Her dam a KJB mare purchase) gave young trainer Adam Marcus his maiden Gr1 win in December last year and she produced the magic again as she bounced back off a 25 week break to score a dramatic last gasp victory in the R150 000 World Sports Betting Gr2 Fillies Guineas at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday." Read More:  https://www.sportingpost.co.za...

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CTS ADAPTS R2R SALES FORMAT TO WITHSTAND MARKET CHALLENGES

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Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) are customising the format of the 2020 renewal of the Ready To Run Sale to accommodate vendors in a hugely challenging year for the industry.  While the popular sale will return to its customary venue at Durbanville, and in its customary time slot on Friday, 27 November 2020, a number of changes will be instituted to adapt to market turbulence, which is expected to prevail for the duration of this year and possibly thereafter.  The adjusted sale will have two sections:  Ready to Run horses which will gallop before the Sale2-y-o horses, unbroken A maximum of 30...

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As good as a holiday!

Kerry Jack News

Great to see some of Louis the King's 2 year olds out at Sorrento stud having a 'working holiday'.  We look forward to seeing them in action again on the track soon.  "TRAINER Greg Ennion has sent his entire string to Sorrento Stud for a break during lock- down, including Mathew The King (photo), the recent debut winner by Louis The King we reported on extensively before and after his win. Ennion said: “I miss them terribly but I’ve had a chance to polish my cars and my boat, I’ve done some long outstanding household chores and I’m giving our dogs...

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW VDJ SERIES - IGUGU

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A phenomenal athlete with a wonderful temperament, Igugu was a super star winning the Durban July, Met and Triple Tiara. Selected as a yearling in Melbourne with the Summerhill team, she was a true champion and the best horse I've had the privilege to be associated with.  "Igugu was one of South Africa's greatest ever female racehorses and gave both Mike de Kock and Anthony Delpech their respective fourth Vodacom Durban July victories in 2011. The daughter of Galileo was also the first filly to win the Triple Tiara and is one of a handful of horses to have won...

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Louis the King's debut runner is a winner!

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South Africa’s second Triple Crown winner and freshman sire Louis The King is off the mark with his first runner. On Tuesday juvenile son Matthew The King made a winning debut in the 1250m opener at Durbanville and did so in style, coming home more than two lengths clear of his rivals. Trained by Greg Ennion, the colt is the first foal out of Changing Heart, a three-time winning daughter of Danehill’s son Toreador, while the extended family is that of champion and successful sire Selkirk. A son of Storm Cat’s Gr.1 Irish 2,000 Guineas and Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner Black Minnaloushe, Louis The King retired to stud in 201...

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Matthew The King’s special debut on Saturday

Kerry Jack News

FORMER SA Triple Crown winner Louis The King’s first runner, Matthew The King, will be sent out by trainer Greg Ennion in Race 1 over 1250m at Durbanville on Saturday. This is a long-awaited event for Tiaan and Louis van der Vyfer, who raced ‘Louis’ with Geoff Woodruff; Kerry Jack, who syndicated him for stud and Terry and Annabel Andrews, who stands the son of Black Minnaloushe at Sorrento.  READ MORE:  https://www.turftalk.co.za/mat...

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Mighty Hot Pathfork!

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The R350 000 Gr2 Senor Santa Stakes produced the thriller as anticipated at Turffontein on Saturday with the flying Pathfork filly Mighty High rallying powerfully under a determined Chase Maujean to beat the favourite – another Pathfork – Mr Flood, who was bidding for his sixth win on the trot. READ MORE: https://www.sportingpost.co.za...

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One World settles in at Drakenstein

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THERE has been an inordinate amount of public interest in One World going to stud at Drakenstein this week, quite possibly because he is only midway through his four-year-old racing career, but perhaps even more so because his growing band of followers are still in the afterglow of his sensational 2020 Sun Met win. One World is going to be a popular stallion, of that there is no doubt. All the freshmen have only short windows to dress the table and make careerdefining marks, but he has everything needed in sizeable scoops, from his pedigree to his race record to...

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SPITFIRE LADY PROVING TO BE AN ASTUTE BUY

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KJB mare purchase, Spitfire Lady, has made a great start at stud, her first foal (Missisippi Burning) is a G1 winner, her 2nd (Fire and Ice) now also a winner.   Australian-bred mare Spitfire Lady is unusual from a South African perspective in that she was not brought over here to race but was specifically purchased as a broodmare. The Millstream farm-based mare is proving to be a valuable acquisition. Her first foal is the Adam Marcus-trained Grade 1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner MIssisippi Burning and her second foal, the Barend Botes-trained Noble Tune colt Fire And Ice, got...

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