Exciting changes at CTS

Kerry Jack News

KJB joins the CTS team"IN an exciting new development at Cape Thoroughbred Sales (‘CTS’), Wehann Smith has been appointed CEO with immediate effect.""Reporting to Smith is experienced industry professional Kerry Jack, who joins the CTS team as Bloodstock Manager; augmenting organisational support during the CTS sale season. Her responsibilities include the management of vendor relationships, with the aim of optimising the calibre of horses entered onto the various CTS sales. Jack will also look after buyers, with a view to maximising sales attendance and participation."http://capethoroughbredsales.c...

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Who will be the next celebrated stallion?

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Bloodstock consultant Kerry Jack offered new kid on the block, William Longsword, a sniff of bubbly at last week’s Klawervlei Stallion Day at the Bonnievale Farm. The son of Captain Al has what stud master John Koster describes as ―the best book of mares ever‖ for a new stallion and has a lot going for him. Kerry Jack Bloodstock manages another new stallion Louis The King (Black Minnaloushe) who stands at Sorrento Stud. Louis The King first progeny, a beautiful filly from the Maiden mare Hope Downs, was born on Tuesday morning, and another followed yesterday. - tt. 

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Impressive First Foals for Louis the King

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"There is nothing quite like a new foal, but when it is the very first foal by our only surviving Triple Crown winner at stud, well, that’s a bit special. It is therefore auspicious that Louis The King’s first offspring timed its arrival to perfection, arriving safely on 1 August 2017, the official birthday of all Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbreds."Read more:  http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Louis is the King!

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"Sorrento Stud’s exciting young stallion Louis The King has let down into a truly magnificent stallion, as these photos (kind courtesy of Hamish Niven) clearly indicate. The former Triple Crown winner, whose first foals arrive this year, has a superb temperament and is also proving very fertile –and Louis The King clearly looks ready for the upcoming breeding season. One of the best horses of his generation, Louis The King won or placed in 11 of 15 outings and earned (bonuses excluded) over R5 million in prize money."  Read more:  http://capebreeders.co.za/loui...

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Impressive debut win by IN CLOVER

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KJB pinhook, IN CLOVER, wins well on debut:  "Becoming his fourth winner overall, and first in South Africa, the Australian-bred, South African raced Delago Deluxe appears to have a smart filly on his hands after the victory of Mayfair Speculator's In Clover (ex Bounding Along). Purchased from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale in Australia (Aushorse Marketing) by Kerry Jack Bloodstock for A$55,000 from the draft of Newhaven Park, the Charles Laird-trained two-year-old filly made her debut on Friday night at Greyville Racecourse and was too good for her opposition, winning the Diemersfontein Wine and Country Maiden Plate (1200m) by a half-length margin. Settling back in the field, jockey Anton...

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Braam and partners put 100 winners on the board!

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A double at Fairview on Friday gave high-riding owner Braam van Huyssteen of Tekkie Town fame his best season to date with over 100 winners! Sacred Oration (Grant Paddock) and Lotus Elan (Corne Spies), taking the Van Huyssteen team to over a century of winners. Van Huysteen said in a Turf Talk interview this year: “I have the illness of horse ownership, but it’s a wonderful illness. People outside of racing look at me and think I’ve lost my marbles, but if only they knew the feeling of being this happily cooked!” Behind the scenes, lots of the hard work...

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First winner for Irish Flame

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KJB bred, GIZMO, gives Irish Flame (Dynasty) his first winner.It is fitting that in the anniversary week of his greatest triumph in the 2010 Daily News 2000, Dynasty’s multiple Gr1 winning son Irish Flame sired his first winner.Read more...http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Fort Winter skates home in the East Cape Nursery

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FORT WINTER, a R325 000 KJB buy at the 2016 TBA National yearling sale, gives What a Winter his first stakes winner.   "Drakenstein Stud’s Triple Equus Champion sprinter What A Winter showed that he has lost none of his sweet timing from his illustrious track days when he produced his maiden first crop stakes winner on the eve of the two major yearling sales."   http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Seattle Singer's talent is 'all in the blood'

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PACIFIC SPIRIT, a R140 000 KJB buy from 2015 TBA National yearling sale shows good speed winning the G3 Sycamore Sprint.   “IT’s uncanny how certain bloodlines continue to produce high-level winners,” said trainer Corne Spies after three-year-old filly Seattle Singer had won the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint over 1160m at Turffontein on Saturday with a display of good speed.   Read more:  http://www.turftalk.co.za/seat...

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Braam van Huyssteen is happily “ill” with racing disease

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Top KJB client, Braam van Huyssteen, chats to Turf Talk about his 'Illness'!:  'BRAAM Van Huyssteen, who entered the world of racehorse ownership eight years ago, has expanded his string to 175, spread across the country with different trainers. He’s in the top ranks of owners today with a winning strike rate that has kept him coming back to the auction rings to feed what he terms, his “illness”.'   http://www.turftalk.co.za/braa...

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