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Magic Horses

Over the centuries that man has been racing horses, there have been many special ones along the way. Each had some special quality that marked them out as different, a cut above the rest and it’s a quality that transcends time, borders and continents. These are horses that change lives and re-set the course of destiny. These are the magic horses.

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Hooked On Classics

With his name featuring in the pedigrees of the first three past the post in last Saturday’s colts’ classic, Sarah Whitelaw examines Sadler’s Wells’ Guineas legacy

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Joe Biscuit!

The beautiful grey daughter of Fort Wood caught part owner Joe Van Streepen’s eye when he shrewdly picked her out of the National Yearling Sale catalogue based on her pedigree

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Jungle Cove

Living In The USA

Sarah Whitelaw examines the influence of North American-bred Thoroughbreds on the South African stud book

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2015 NYS Lot 221 Savannah Cat (Fort Wood - Kapen Cat)

Another NYS Record-breaker

Lot 221 Savannah Cat, a filly by Fort Wood out of Kapen Cat, was consigned by Lammerskraal Stud and became the most expensive filly ever sold in South Africa when the hammer fell at R4,75 million

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Dominant Dancer

The legendary Northern Dancer has dominated the runnings of the Vodacom Durban July since the 1990’s. Of the 16 runners for this year’s running of South Africa’s most celebrated horse-race, 13 are inbred to the mighty stallion.

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