Three of South Africa’s top sires are locked in an epic battle this season – the most closely contested triple-header race for sire supremacy the industry has seen for many years.
Michele Wing takes a look at rising South African Super Stud, Dynasty, and his more than illustrious genealogical past, changing the South African racing landscape.
Those with a penchant for self-help and motivational type books will be familiar with the theory that happy people are more productive.
Legislate, favourite since betting opened on the Cape’s premier race, failed to fire in the R1-million weight-for-age L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate over 1600m at Kenilworth last Saturday but trainer Justin Snaith reported this week...
The influence that a successful sire has on the fortunes of his home-base is the stuff that legends are made of.
“Local is lekker” so the saying goes. Except in South Africa where some believe; “Local is lekker but international is better”.
Longstanding WPOTA Chairman Rodney Dunn received a well deserved acknowledgement for service to the racing industry from the Cape Breeders Club at the Cape Awards evening held at Nooitgedacht last night.
When discussing stallions, breeding, pedigrees and investments, the immortal words of Claiborne Farm’s “Bull” Hancock come to mind, “a good bull is half the herd, a bad bull is the whole herd.”