A Discerning Eye

Kerry Jack News

Kerry Jack explains how selecting for the National Yearling Sale is done.                       Kerry Jack joined the National Yearling Sale selection panel 4 years ago after the TBA approached her to work with John Kramer. She spent two years working with John and for the past two years has been joined by Cape trainer, Patrick Kruyer. READ MORE:  http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Sorrento Salutes Racing Royalty

Kerry Jack News

Kerry Jack Bloodstock have been appointed to manage the career of the first South African Triple Crown winner since Horse Chestnut and the only Triple Crown winner at stud. Hugely versatile, Louis The King won six of his seven starts as a three year old, from 1400m to 2400m, including the illustrious Triple Crown comprising of the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas (won by over 5 lengths), the Gr1 SA Classic and the Gr1 SA Derby.Winning the Triple Crown is rare as a horse must be the best of his generation at 1600m to 2450m and few horses have that range, plus they...

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KJB to manage Louis the King at stud

Kerry Jack News

I am proud and honoured to announce that Kerry Jack Bloodstock has been awarded the stallion management of Louis The King, South Africa’ second-only Triple Crown winner, a racehorse of the highest quality whose rare track talent we are confident will be transposed to his offspring. KJB’s management of Louis The King's stud career follows negotiations with his owners, Tiaan & Louis van der Vyfer, whose excitement about his future at stud is contagious.  ‘Louis’ will stand at Terry and Annabel Andrews’ Sorrento Stud in Agter-Paarl, Western Cape, a beautiful new home fit for a King! Louis The King, by Black Minnaloushe out...

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Melbourne Premier Yearling sales

Kerry Jack News

I have just returned from an interesting week at the Melbourne Premier yearling sale.  Inglis, as always, did a world class job of getting a number of South Africans out there and the hospitality from the team and the accommodation at Crown was top class.  As with all Australasian sales this year, the sale was incredibly strong and it was tough going for those of us spending Rands, but there were some lovely horses on offer and most of the "saffers" managed to come home with a horse or two.  We managed to secure a lovely Foxwedge colt for a Hong Kong client, but sadly fell short and were outbid on...

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Aussie Flair At South Africa’s Cape Thoroughbred Yearling Sale

Kerry Jack News

"With two yearlings catalogued by Delago Deluxe in this sale, the first to go through the ring is Lot 158, a colt out of the well-related Scenic mare Beam, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Bollinger, from the family of stakes winners Romneya, Always Alison, Benicio and Mannington. The second of Delaxo Delux’s progeny to go through the ring is Lot 164 (pictured), and both will be offered by Klawervlei Stud.Out of the Dehere mare Bounding Along, a half-sister to the Group 2-winning, Group 1 placed Conservatorium, this filly was purchased from the weanling draft of Newhaven Park by respected judge Kerry Jack."...

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Fairytales and Ostrich Feathers

Kerry Jack News

The fairytale story of LOUIS THE KING... "Everyone loves a horse. More particularly, everyone loves a good horse. And when a good horse comes with a great story, well, you’ve hit the jackpot!" Read more:  http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Dingaans Thriller

Kerry Jack News

KJB purchase, New Predator runs a cracker in the G2 Dingaans, finishing a short head 2nd to Noah From Goa.    http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Bernardini sale topper at CTS Cape Ready to Run sale

Kerry Jack News

KJB pinhook tops the Cape RTR sale.   "A quality catalogue with plenty of depth and variety ensured that there was some spirited bidding at the fourth CTS Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale held at Durbanville on Friday. The highest price of the day was the R1,5 million paid by Mayfair Speculators for a magnificent Bernardini filly." http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Signed, Vealed – And Delivered!

Kerry Jack News

"KZN champion trainer Dennis Drier put a shaky start to his Cape summer campaign behind him in just under 72 seconds at Kenilworth on Saturday. Crack lightweight Sean Veale celebrated a rare visit to his hometown with a beautifully balanced ride to get Triptique home to win the R400 000 Gr2 Cape Merchants." http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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Ennion Grabs Classic Limelight

Kerry Jack News

"Stalwart Milnerton trainer Greg Ennion pulled a potential classic rabbit out of the hat in the R250 000 Magnum Gr3 Cape Classic at Kenilworth on Saturday. The Captain Al gelding Eighth Wonder put his hand up in style when clinching the 1400m feature from the widest draw under an inspired ride by Avontuur-sponsored MJ Byleveld." http://www.sportingpost.co.za/...

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