Last Winter First Mares Confirmed In Foal
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Last Winter First Mares Confirmed In Foal

Lee Scribante of Piemonte Stud who have Last Winter, has confirmed that his first mares covered have been confirmed in foal. The impressive son of Western Winter stands at Bush Hill Stud on behalf of Piemonte, for the convenience of farms in Mooi River, Nottingham Road and Rosetta for ease of access for mares. Last…

New Predator First Foals Arrive
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New Predator First Foals Arrive

Bush Hill Stud’s smart young resident sire New Predator (AUS) has his first foals arriving this season, and there is an aura of excitement as the grandson of the world champion Galileo is passing on his substance and quality to his foals.  This has also inspired Laurence Wernars to send his Gr1 winning chestnut mare,…

First Winner For Breeder Annette Houston Of Amberglo Stud
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First Winner For Breeder Annette Houston Of Amberglo Stud

Aideen, a daughter of Irish Flame gave KZN Breeder Annette Houston her first winner as an owner and breeder of Amberglo Stud. The 4yo filly is trained by Lola Crawford, assisted by her two daughters Haley and Taryn Crawford. “This win was very special for Davin and I and the kids (Christopher and Gary) –…

High Eagle Stud – New Farm Going Places
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High Eagle Stud – New Farm Going Places

-www.bsa.co.za Based in Camperdown, and nestled between Summerveld and the Midlands, High Eagle Stud is a new farm with high hopes and bold ambitions. Owned by Rosanne Torr and Karon Totman, the farm first came into being just last year, but lost no time in making its presence felt! High Eagle Stud made headlines on…

KZN Roots In Rainbow Bridge
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KZN Roots In Rainbow Bridge

“I bought Pas De Basque from a girl based in Johannesburg who had her as a riding horse – a mutual friend had advised that she was looking for a home for Pas De Basque. She was not the easiest broodmare to manage when it came to stud duties, and was retired from breeding altogether – she either reabsorbed or kept aborting her foetuses.”

Profiles: Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud
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Profiles: Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud

We catch up with Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud based in Rosetta. Peter has had a lifetime with horses in various disciplines including polo, racing and breeding. He is assisted on the farm by his wife Jenny and Manager Christine Quinn. Another little known fact is young and upcoming jockey Luke Ferraris is the nephew…

Gypsy Queen: Two Winners One Week As Grand Dam
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Gypsy Queen: Two Winners One Week As Grand Dam

The big quiet bright bay mare who was voted KZN Breeders Broodmare Of The Year in 2011, is fast establishing herself a dynasty with six daughters acquired by leading Thoroughbred nurseries in both South Africa and overseas – going on to produce six winning progeny between them, including in Ireland and more recently a Listed winning juvenile at Fairview – Queen Forever on Friday, whilst her grandson So Var won at Turffontein this week.

Interview: Athandiwe Mgudlwa, Joint Log Leader Of The “Level The Playing Fields” Series
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Interview: Athandiwe Mgudlwa, Joint Log Leader Of The “Level The Playing Fields” Series

Athandiwe Mgudlwa rode Royal Agree in the first leg of the KZN Breeders “Level The Playing Fields” Series for a total stake of R1million over four legs, and won on the well-bred Mogok filly for owner Peter De Beyer and trainer Glen Kotzen. We catch up with Athandiwe to find out more about the reserved, hardworking jockey riding Roy Is Second on Sunday.