Yearly Archives: 2018

Yearly Archives: 2018

Great Britain: Euthanased

Great Britain: Euthanased

HEVERSHAM Park Farm’s resurgent and popular resident Great Britain (GB) was euthanased on Saturday, 1 December, after suffering a broken foreleg.  Heversham Park owner, Advocate Nigel Riley, wrote in a media release:  “It is...

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Herodotus heads for Concorde Cup

Herodotus heads for Concorde Cup

HERODOTUS was shrewdly bought from Heversham Park Stud at the National Two-Year-Old Sale in 2017 – testament to Justin Vermaak’s policy of doing his homework at the sales grounds and his skill in picking them, and trainer Glen Kotzen soon...

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Resurgence of the British Empire!

Resurgence of the British Empire!

ADVOCATE Nigel Riley has been accused of “eating of the insane root” by trying to revive thoroughbred breeding on the Highveld at his Heversham Park Farm, but things are starting to happen, spearheaded by Green Desert’s son Great Britain...

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Heversham’s Golden Pheasant wins

Heversham’s Golden Pheasant wins

DARRYL Moore saddled his first winner as a licensed trainer when Golden Pheasant (5-1) posted a workmanlike success in a MR72 Handicap over 1400m at Greyville on Sunday, 14 October. Golden Pheasant, by Antonius Pius, races for Nigel Riley’s...

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Pivotal’s worldwide influence

Pivotal’s worldwide influence

BARELY a week has gone by in the 2018 season without Pivotal’s talents as a broodmare sire being advertised in major races. This year alone his daughters have supplied top-flight winners Advertise, Cracksman, Fairyland, Olmedo and...

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Herodotus flies the flag!

Herodotus flies the flag!

GLEN Kotzen trained Herodotus, raised at Heversham Park, secured his Maiden at Durbanville on 3 October following two good places that started his career. Herodotus, ridden by Ryan Munger, overcame a wide draw, proving his class as a young horse...

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Heversham Park in the news!

Heversham Park in the news!

FROM THE TURF TALK NEWSLETTER ON 19 JULY 2018 IN what has been described as one of the most difficult periods in the last 50 years for South African breeders – several have fallen by wayside, dispersed of stock or cut back significantly...

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Pivotal is sharpest broodmare sire

Pivotal is sharpest broodmare sire

A local runner by a leading domestic stallion landed the Grade 1 Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin in Japan on Sunday, but the result has significance for bloodlines around the world. Mikki Rocket, a son of former Japanese champion sire King...

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