VERCINGETORIX flexes at the “Festival of Speed”

Maine Chance Farm’s exceptional young sire VERCINGETORIX lay down another marker this weekend, in his relatively short career as a sire. The son of Silvano has been earmarked as his father’s “heir” and has come out the starting blocks firing. Scottsville is the home of the annual “Festival of Speed” and the progeny of VERCINGETORIX […]

SA Racing gets Hong Kong Financial boost

The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa (NHA) is proud to announce major funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) for South Africa’s racing and breeding industries. The funding provided by the HKJC will be applied to work which is critical to the restoration of the direct export of South African horses to […]

CELESTIAL LOVE bags Gr2 Camellia Stakes

Daughters of What A Winter dominated the finish to Saturday’s G2 4Racing Camellia Stakes (1160m) at Turffontein, with three-year-old Celestial Love beating her year older paternal half-sister Sarah into second place. A winner of her last three races in a row Celestial Love came into Saturday’s sprint for fillies and mares off a three and […]

BSA National Yearling Sales Wrap!

Vermaak Equine enjoyed a tremendous 2021 National Yearling Sale, signing for 19 yearlings for a gross total of R13,34 million with Vermaak Equine ending the sale as the third Leading Buyer by Aggregate. Vermaak Equine bought some outstanding prospects during the highly anticipated National Sale, picking up yearlings by such proven and promising stallions as […]

HKJC support BSA National Yearling Sale.

South Africa’s National Yearling Sale enjoyed notable international support when the Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased three lots, including the top two yearlings, during the first session on Thursday. Despite only acquiring three yearlings at Thursday’s session, the Hong Kong Jockey Club ended the opening day of trading as second Leading Buyers by Aggregate, with […]

Maine Chance owned and bred juvenile Exacta!

Maine Chance Farms’ bang inform stallion Querari supplied his fourth South African two-year-old winner of the current season, when his Maine Chance Farms bred son Arnhem Land ran out an impressive winner of the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday afternoon. Trained by Mike Miller, the gelded Arnhem Land showed good improvement on a […]

ERUPT yearlings head to CTS Premier Yearling Sale

An outstanding son of Champion Dubawi, Erupt is one of the best-bred and best-performed stallions to commence his stud career in South Africa in recent years and will be represented by first-crop yearlings at the 2021 Cape Thoroughbred Sale Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Unfortunately his two best “bred” yearlings on offer have been withdrawn but […]

ERUPT – First yearlings on sale at BSA CAPE YEARLING SALE

Updated: Feb 23 History will be made at this week’s Bloodstock South Africa Cape Yearling Sale which takes place at the Mistico Equestrian Centre on Sunday, when the very first yearlings by Maine Chance Farms’ Dubawi sire Erupt go through the sales ring. One of the best-performed horses to commence his stud career in South […]

Gauteng Guineas Day – A raging success for VE!

Recent World Sports Betting Guineas day proved a fruitful one for horses purchased and managed by Vermaak Equine. Not only did Justin purchase both the third and fourth, Copper Mountain and Second Base respectively, in the G2 World Sports Betting Gauteng Guineas, but various other Vermaak purchased thoroughbreds made their presence felt on the big […]

WHIZ FIZZ bolts up on debut at Kranji!

The Vermaak Equine purchased Whiz Fizz made a bold statement when he recently made a winning debut at Kranji racecourse. A grey three-year-old sired by just-deceased stallion Orpen, Whiz Fizz caught the eye in the recent $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1100m when scoring a smart first-out win for trainer James Peters. Bustled up early […]