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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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Leon Erasmus will be sorely missed

Leon Erasmus will be sorely missed

The death of trainer Leon Erasmus in a motor car accident on Sunday has left a pall over South African horseracing. Erasmus died in an accident near Randfontein on Sunday when travelling with his wife, Marie, daughter Tharien de Bruin, son-in-law...

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Heversham Park buys 17 Mares at Sale

Heversham Park buys 17 Mares at Sale

BLOODSTOCK SA’s Cape Mare and Weanling Sale held at Mistico on Thursday turned over a satisfactory R6,8-milion and served an excellent cross-section of buyers, all of whom came away happy with their investments. Most chuffed of all were Nigel...

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Wings Of Desire out of 2018 Durban July

Wings Of Desire out of 2018 Durban July

FIVE-year-old import Wings Of Desire (GB) was not supplemented into the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July at the First Acceptance and supplementary stage on Monday. The striking son of Pivotal, who arrived in South Africa in late January for stud duties at...

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