Louis the King progeny impress at CTS Ready to Run sale

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Sorrento’s five Louis The King two-year-olds include Lot 35, a “very smart” filly name Louis Gem (pictured), bred from the Fort Wood mare Hope Downs. “I’ve prepared horses here like Big City Life and Elusive Trader, this filly is one of the best that’s gone through my hands. She can go in, race and win tomorrow,” Andrews assessed. Read more:  https://capethoroughbredsales....

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ONE WORLD PROVES HIS CLASS IN CAPE MILE

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Ken Truter and Etienne Braun, part-owners of four-year-old One World, were both considering medical advice following their star colt’s latest success for trainer Vaughan Marshall in the Cape Mile at Kenilworth on Saturday.  One World appeared to make hard work of a race he was always going to win easily on paper and Truter, who’d thought his charge was in big trouble halfway home, said after the race: “I was a bundle of nerves and I am so relieved it’s over” while Braun added: “I think I aged ten years at the 400m!”  Luckily for both, One World is the...

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ONE WORLD IS NO ONE-DIMENSIONAL HORSE!

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Captain Al’s brilliant four-year-old son, One World, made it eight wins from only ten starts when holding off dual Merchants winner Search Party, and Undercover Agent, to land the 2019 Matchem Stakes by just under half a length. The late, great stallion’s sons finished 1-2-3 for a remarkable clean sweep in this Grade 3 feature.  One World had his many supporters on course and those watching the race on Tellytrack gasping for breath, because he looked down, out and beaten with just 200m to run. However, at the 100m-mark he suddenly woke up, grabbed the bit and stormed up to...

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NZ HORSEMAN PRAISES SA INDUSTRY

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CTS Yearling inspectors John Kramer, Kerry Jack and Ric Wylie on Friday completed a two-week journey through the Western Cape and the Karoo, scoring yearlings for the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, scheduled for 16 January, a week after the running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. The inspecting trio visited 32 farms in total, sometimes five on a day, and dropped by all the big and smaller farms supporting CPYS 2020. New Zealander Wylie, well known for his horsemanship and bloodstock consultancy services in his home country and around the world, described his experience as “manna from heaven” and “most...

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CTS INSPECTORS ARE ON THE ROAD TO FIND THE BEST!

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A Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) inspection team comprising of New Zealander Ric Wylie, Kerry Jack and the evergreen John Kramer have started yearling inspections for January’s 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.  Wylie, whose expertise lies with “conformation and assessing what a young horse may develop into”, has only visited South Africa once before. He consults to a varied group of owners and breeders around the world and his horsemanship is well documented.  Wylie commented in an interview recently: “Foals can change dramatically in their growth and a successful sale depends on a satisfied buying bench.  That starts with selection of...

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Lot 64, Smart Louis the King colt on offer at KZN yearling sale

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Louis The King who was himself offered for sale at the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale, was one of the most popular and charismatic racehorses of his generation, with the Geoff Woodruff trained star earning over R5 000 000 during a career which saw Louis The King firmly establish himself as one of the best of his generation. A grandson of Storm Cat, and a direct descendant of the mighty mare Pretty Polly, Louis The King achieved a rare feat when winning the South African Triple Crown (Gauteng Guineas, SA Classic and SA Derby) of 2014, and trained on well, when...

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Riverton Flyer looks smart!

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Purchased by KJB on behalf of Mario Ferreira, COUSIN LIZ wins the Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3.  Unbeaten in two starts with earnings of R175 000, Cousin Liz appears really smart – especially since she has everything in all the right places and looks likely to go over ground. Read more:  https://www.sportingpost.co.za...

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Undercover Agent to stand at Klawervlei Stud

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G1 winning UNDERCOVER AGENT, owned by Braam van Huyssteen and Greg Bortz, heads to Klawervlei stud after the  KZN racing season:   'The motto ‘you can’t have enough of a good thing’ certainly rings true, as Klawervlei Stud will add a third Gr.1-winning son of its former Champion Captain Al to its stallion roster for the 2019 breeding season. Undercover Agent, a close fourth in last weekend’s Gr.1 Tsogo Sun Sprint, will join champion sprinter Captain Of All and Cape Guineas winner William Longsword at the Bonnievale nursery. Effective from 1200m to 1600m, this fine sprinter miler scored a career-defining win in last season’s Gr.1 Gold Challenge by...

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New Predator to Stud

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KJB weanling purchase, NEW PREDATOR, to stand at stud this season:  'New Predator, the first son of New Approach to enter stud in South Africa, is the latest addition to the stallion roster at Bush Hill Stud near Mooi River in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Unraced at two, the Australian-bred made heads turn with a six-length romp at the second time of asking and looked a winner in the Gr.2 Dingaans until edged out by subsequent Gr.1 Cape Guineas hero Noah From Goa in a head-bobbing finish. A relentless frontrunner, he opened his Stakes account in the Gr.2 Drill Hall Stakes where he had the...

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KJB Pinhook, HIGH SEAS BEAUTY, wins the G3 Acacia Hcp

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While Hawwaam was the undisputed attention grabber on Classic Day, the back story to the Diane Stenger-trained High Seas Beauty’s smooth victory in the R250 000 Gr3 Acacia Handicap is a tale of great horsemanship, attention to detail and a mini dream come true.  Read More:  http://kznbreeders.co.za/news/...

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