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Heversham Yoga Studio opens

Heversham Yoga Studio opens

HEVERSHAM Park’s Kat Riley hosted an Open day for the opening of the Heversham Yoga Studio on 13 October. Kat reported: “What an incredible turn out for the Heversham Yoga open day. Thank you so much to my good friend...

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Wings Of Desire’s first offspring

Wings Of Desire’s first offspring

Our resident stallion Wings Of Desire’s first foal has arrived, a lovely colt from Pinky and the Brain, he’s a stunning half-brother to Gr1-placed Herodotus. Here he is with his dam. We will furnish further foal updates in due course...

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The De Kock team at Heversham Park

The De Kock team at Heversham Park

THE famous father-and-son team of Mike and Mathew de Kock paid us a visit at Heversham Park on Sunday, 25 August – their first visit to the farm. Nigel and Kat Riley showed the De Kocks around, visiting our stallions, one of which, Moofeed...

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Ssnoop improved fast to win

Ssnoop improved fast to win

HEVERSHAM Park’s stallion director Fred Brons owns a share of Ssnoop along with trainer Grant Maroun. Raised at the farm, Ssnoop (Calvin Habib) won his second attempt at Turffontein last Saturday, just getting up to win a Maiden over 1160m...

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The deal with Wings of Desire (GB)

The deal with Wings of Desire (GB)

AT a time when most stud farms in the country have reduced the fees of their stallions, Heversham Park Farm has bucked the trend and increased the service fee of their Pivotal-stallion Wings Of Desire (GB) from R25,000 to R35,000 for the 2019...

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Battle Of Alesia wins for new owners

Battle Of Alesia wins for new owners

HEVERSHAM Park-bred two-year-old Battle Of Alesia made a smooth exit from the Maiden ranks when winning a Maiden Plate over 1600m at the Vaal on Thursday, 4 July. Battle Of Alesia quickened well to beat older horses and while he loafed a bit when...

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Vale Ernie Anderson

Vale Ernie Anderson

RACING fans woke up to the sad news on Saturday morning that Turffontein-based trainer Ernie Anderson had died. Ernie was a friend of Heversham Park and had trained a horse for us. While he never had the good fortune of training a real champion...

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Excellent broodmare buys

Excellent broodmare buys

HEVERSHAM Park’s Nigel Riley was active at the two major mares sales held in May 2019, the Cape Mare Sale at Mistico and the Moutonshoek Dispersal Sale in Piketberg. As always committed to improving the farm’s broodmare band, Riley...

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Big run from Battle Of Alesia

Big run from Battle Of Alesia

HEVERSHAM Park-bred two-year-old, Battle Of Alesia (pink silks on photo), was beaten a short head against older horses, second time out and running over 1600m at the Vaal on Thursday, 16 May. Battle Of Alesia is a colt by the top first-season...

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The excitement’s all the same!

The excitement’s all the same!

THE bloodstock sales companies often use the slogan “there’s a horse for everyone” when they stage their auctions, and they’re not lying. The top-priced yearling at last week’s 2019 National Yearling Sale went for R9-million to Sheikh...

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