South Africa

The success of Australian-bred runners in South Africa grows each year in proportion with the presence of that country’s owners and trainers at Australian yearling sales.

In the past season Australian-breds captured seven Group Ones and 14 percent of South Africa’s stakes races despite making up only three percent of the horse population.

Among the best of them is Majmu, the champion two-year-old filly of her season and a dual Group One winner at three. Alboran Sea also captured two wins at the highest level at three, her victories ensuring of the title of champion three-year-old fillye last season.

The most significant Australia-bred runner in South Africa in recent times is the mighty Igugu, crowned South African Horse of the Year; she was successful on ten occasions, seven of those at stakes level and four times at Group 1.

From a breeding industry perspective, the relationship between both Australia and South Africa has very close ties with not only Australia-bred racehorse being exported, but broodmares and stallions as well.

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The most significant Australia-bred runner in South Africa in recent times is the mighty Igugu, crowned South African Horse of the Year; she was successful on ten occasions, seven of those at stakes level and four times at Group 1.
  • Alboran Sea

    Breeding: Rock Of Gibraltar x Lady’s Light
    Breeder: Rosemont Stud
    Race: South Africa, Group 1 Computaform Sprint Handicap
    Cost: $105,000 at 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
    Vendor: Rosemont Stud
    Buyer: Form Bloodstock

    Race Wins and Replays

    G1 Computaform Sprint Handicap
    G1 Cape Flying Championship
  • Brazuca

    Breeding: Teofilo (IRE) x Base Paradise (AUS) 
    Breeder: Wall Street Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: G2 Turffontein Colorado King Stakes (25 March 2017)

    Cost: $80,000 at 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Heritage Bloodstock 

  • Ektifaa

    Breeding: More Than Ready (USA) x Stellar Vinia (AUS)
    Breeder: Fairway Thoroughbreds, NSW 
    Race: G2 Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship (29 October 2016)

    Cost: $600,000 at 2015 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Shadwell Australia

  • Ektifaa

    Breeding: More Than Ready (USA) x Stellar Vinia (AUS)
    Breeder: Fairway Thoroughbreds, NSW 
    Race: G3 Turffontein Tony Ruffel Stakes (11 February 2017)

    Cost: $600,000 at 2015 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Shadwell Australia

  • Enaad

    Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) x Al Anood (AUS) 
    Breeder: Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, VIC 
    Race: G3 SABC Gold Vase (2 July 2016) & G2 Greyville Gold Cup (31 July 2016)
    Retained by Breeder 

     

  • Entisaar

    Breeding: More Than Ready x Purrpurrlena
    Breeder: Echo Beach Bloodstock and Mr B. Singer
    Race: South Africa, Group 1 Allan Robertson Championship
    Cost: $300,000 at 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale
    Vendor: Vinery Stud
    Buyer: Shadwell Australasia

  • Ertijaal

    Breeding: Hard Spun x Alharir
    Breeder: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd
    Race: South Africa, Group 1 Cape Derby

    Race Wins and Replays

    G1 Cape Derby
  • Heavenly Blue

    Breeding: Snitzel (AUS) x Simply Carina (USA) 
    Breeder: Arrowfield Group Pty Ltd & Cloros Bloodstock, NSW 
    Race: G1 Turffontein South African Classic (1 April 2017)

    Cost: $200,000 at 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Form Bloodstock

  • Ilitshe

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Reem Albaraari (GB) 
    Breeder: Caradale Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: G3 Turffontein Caradoc Gold Cup (1 April 2017)

    Cost: $15,000 at 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Colm Santry, NSW

  • Majmu

    Breeding: 2011, f. (Redoute’s Choice x Spontaneous)
    Breeder: Arrowfield Stud
    Arrowfield Stud: 2013 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, $300,000 Shadwell Australasia
    Group 1 Empress Club Stakes, 11/04/2015

    Race Wins and Replays

    SAF G1 Empress Club Stakes Test