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Silvano – The Gentle Champion

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Silvano was named 2016-17 Stallion Of The Year at this week’s Cape Breeders Awards evening, held in Stellenbosch. The country’s leading stallion of 2013-14, our flagship stallion claimed a second Champion Sires’ Title when ending the 2016-17 racing season with all-time record progeny earnings of R27,867,675. Such was his dominance, that he finished nearly R8,7-million… read more

MAXIOS (GB) 2008 | Monsun – Moonlight’s Box by Nureyev

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MAXIOS (GB) stands in Germany at Andreas Jacobs’ Stiftung Gestüt Fährhof. Maxios is Monsun’s best bred son at stud and is from the family of NORTHERN DANCER and DANEHILL. MAXIOS is also half-brother to European Champion, BAGO, winner of the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix Ganay G1,… read more

THE JACOBS FACTOR

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THE JACOBS FACTOR – by Robyn Louw – Dr Andreas Jacobs’ SA Stud Book Influence –  One of my favourite things is my annual Durban July debrief with Charles Faull, historian and form analyst extraordinaire, who always comes up with some firm and interesting views on what we can learn from the outcome of the… read more

SILVANO’S OFFSPRING DOMINATE

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On what was a great day of racing, Silvano stamped his mark on Greyville’s July meeting by siring the first two home in the prestigious Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July. Top honours went to the 2016 runner-up, Marinaresco, who turned on the turbo up the straight, adding the country’s premier race to his already impressive resumé,… read more

SILVANO’S JULY PROSPECTS

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Silvano four-year-old, Mr Winsome, secured his place in the final field for the  R4.25 million Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July with his gutsy victory in the Gr.3 Track & Ball Derby at Scottsville on 18 June. Dean Kannemeyer’s charge engaged in a protracted stretch duel with Sun On Africa, but gained the upper hand close to… read more

Joking, becoming serious

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Joking, a juvenile daughter of Querari, broke her maiden in the best possible way, with a stylish stakes victory. Facing her sternest test to date, the Maine Chance-bred filly took on stakes winning colts in the Listed Dahlia Plate at Fairview, and passed with flying colours. Approaching the final furlong nearer the back of the… read more

Classic Treble for Silvano

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No stallion has dominated a single weekend as Silvano has done. In the space of 24 hours, our champion sired three Classic winners on two different race courses, and a champion son made a triumphant return to action. For the second time in history, our champion sired the winners of both the Gr.1 SA Derby… read more

Silvano flush with a number of exciting three-year-olds

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Silvano is flush with a number of exciting three-year-olds this season. This was underlined at Turffontein’s Classic meeting. Having sired the first two home in the March Gr.2 Gauteng Guineas, this time it was Silvano’s daughter, Orchid Island, who provided him with a coveted Gr.1 success, when she landed the SA Fillies Classic, sponsored by… read more

Southern Hemisphere Apex

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Oppenheim: Southern Hemisphere Apex Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | By Bill Oppenheim It’s been pretty hot down south so far in 2017, literally as well as figuratively. It’s been a while since we turned the APEX focus to the Southern Hemisphere, so it seems like a good time to take a fresh look. As always,… read more