14 May 2013 Written by Johan Blom Comments 1

Read the Back Issue - March 2013 of The International Racehorse Magazine online for free - click cover to read.



The Next Issue of The International Racehorse Magazine is out beginning June with great coverage from the Dubai World Cup, The Kentucky Derby. A look at the Royal Ascot  and much much more.  DO not miss out.






12 Mar 2013 Written by Johan Blom Comments 0

During a media briefing held at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre on Monday, 11 March 2013, Cape Thoroughbred Sales announced an exciting new Challenge Series for Graduates of its Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 and the exciting new Trainers Challenge.


Three crops of qualifying yearlings from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 sales will be competing in three Three-year-old Challenge Series races for a total of R7.5 million in prize money. The first race, for graduates of the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2, is to be contested over 1400m in Johannesburg during February 2015. Graduates of the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2, will compete over 1400m in Cape Town in early February 2016, while graduates from the 2015 Book 2 Sale will be competing over 1400m in Durban during February 2017.


Each race will carry prize money totaling R2.5 million, with the winner earning R1.1 million and the runner up R500 000. The rest of the stake will then be divided between the next eight finishers, with the tenth placed horse earning R50 000.


A very exciting new incentive on offer will be the Trainers Challenge with the winning trainer being awarded a R1 million bonus. At the end of the 2013 Book 2 graduates 3 year old season, the trainer with the highest gross stakes earnings from a 2013 Book 2 Graduate will walk away with a bonus of R1 000 000. (After Tax).


Informal conversation around the room from trainers suggesting that they will possibly offer a share of this bonus to the owner of the horse, suggests all sorts of exciting new possibilities. The International Racehorse Magazine will regularly update standings through both the hard copy and electronic mediums.


Adrian Todd, Chief Operating Officer of Cape Thoroughbred Sales, explained the rationale behind the new CTS Challenge Series - “Cape Thoroughbred Sales is always striving to improve the market place for our buyers as well as for our vendors. We believe this Challenge Series is a great incentive for all buyers and vendors of our Book 2 sale”.


The Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 is being held at the Durbanville Racecourse in Cape Town on the 23rd and 24th of March 2013.







01 Mar 2013 Written by Johan Blom Comments 0

Keeneland Catalogs 137 Horses for 2013 April Two-Year-Old Sale



LEXINGTON, KY (February 27, 2013) – Keeneland has cataloged 137 juveniles for its 2013 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held Monday, April 8, at 4 p.m. ET. A Preview Show is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m.


The interactive April Sale catalog will be available online at Keeneland.com the week of Monday, March 4. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18.


The April Sale has produced five classic winners during its rich 20-year history – Preakness (G1) winner and champion Lookin At Lucky; Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness winner and champion Big Brown; Kentucky Derby and Belmont (G1) winner and champion Thunder Gulch; and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winners Keeper Hill and Gal in a Ruckus.


Recent graded stakes-winning April Sale alumni include such notables as Golden Ticket (2012 Travers Stakes-G1); Love and Pride (2012 Personal Ensign Handicap-G1 and Zenyatta Stakes-G1); Balance the Books (2012 With Anticipation Stakes-G2 and Bourbon Stakes-G3), and Group 3 winner What a Name (IRE), joint champion two-year-old in France and rated second at 111 pounds in the two-year-old filly category on the 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings.


“The April Sale has a track record of producing ‘Saturday horses,’ ” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “It is a select group of juveniles from which buyers can find a top-quality, ready-made racehorse.”


Juveniles representing 66 stallions have been consigned to the April Sale, highlighted by such leading sires as A. P. Indy, Arch, Bernardini, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Giant’s Causeway, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Indian Charlie, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Smart Strike, Street Sense, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled’s Song and War Front, among others.

Keeneland will stream the entire April Sale and Preview Show at Keeneland.com.


21 Feb 2013 Written by Johan Blom Comments 0

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