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Gypsy Madonna Impressive Second Win

Rathmor-bred Gypsy Madonna, won her second race at Kenilworth over 2000m in slightly soft going from a tenth draw, by half a length from Silver Holly (by Silvano and drawn second) ...

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Successful KZN Yearling Sale For Rathmor Stud

Rathmor Stud had a successful KZN Yearling Sale, averaging R93 750 for 12 yearlings sold. The two colts by first season sire Strategic News were enthusiastically received - with the colt Strategic's Pride out of a Gr 2 placed Giant's Causeway mare Giant's Jewel selling for R160 000 ...

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Rathmor Sells First Strategic News Colt For R180 000

Strategic News(AUS) had his first colt sell at the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale for R180 000 to trainer Wayne Badenhorst. Lot 154, a half-brother to Gr 3 Three Troika's placed Awesome Beauty, the colt named K-Rush Em All is out of Bejewelled Beauty by Rambo Dancer ...

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Rathmor's KZN Yearling Sale Draft For 2013

Our yearlings have arrived at Suncoast for the KZN Yearling Sale 2013, and include the first progeny of our resident sire Strategic News(AUS) - winner of the Gr 1 Summer Cup over 2000m and a winner in Dubai over 1600m ...

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Five Length Victory For Pre-training Graduate

Quest For Success Pre-training graduate Streetbouncer won his fourth start in flying form by five lengths at Greyville in the first race last night and Parkwood gets a second win for Rathmor ...

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Third Win For Personal Question

Rathmor-bred Personal Question grabbed his third win at Greyville on Friday evening over 1600m by three quarters of a length, beating Silvano gelding Falconers Knot and Quite Something (Pientre Celebre)
into third place ...

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Impressive Debut Win For Mohave Princess(AUS)

Mohave Princess(AUS) won impressively on debut at Greyville by over two lengths for trainer Gavin Van Zyl. The Quest For Success Pre-training graduate beat Lemonade River (Greys Inn) into second position and Mink Trip (Trippi) finished third, seven lengths off ...

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Gypsy Madonna Sheds Her Maiden In Dominating Fashion

Gypsy Madonna, a Rathmor-bred half-sister to South African and American Gr 1 winner Gypsy's Warning by Fort Wood, won her race at Kenilworth on Saturday in breathtaking fashion - coming from behind to run on strongly over 1600m and win ...

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Gran Blanco Sold At The National Yearling Sales

Following great international interest, the first white medicine hat Thoroughbred born in South Africa, bred in KZN by Rathmor Stud - as well as the first to pass through the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale - has been sold for R220 000 ...

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Rathmor Stud At The National Yearling Sale 2013

Andrew Bon caught up with Mike McHardy of Rathmor Stud regarding their National Yearling Sales draft presented this year, which includes Gran Blanco and a half-sister (Golden Earing) to American and South African Gr 1 winner Gypsy's Warning ...

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Westonian Wins Kenyan Derby

Westonian has won the Kenya Derby over the weekend at Ngong racecourse - the second son of resident sire Bezrin to do so in three years - the first being Lazrin ...

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Van Loveren Wins Her Second

Rathmor-bred Acapulco made a cracking a debut at Clairwood yesterday in the Sentinel Stakes for two year olds, finishing a strong second by just a quarter of a length off the winner, King's Bay over 1000m. In a 'double' for Rathmor Stud and Quest For Success Pre-training, Acapulco was also pre-trained at Rathmor ...

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Passing Of Woodborough(USA)

Rathmor Stud have reported the sad passing of their resident sire, Woodborough(USA), over the weekend. Mike McHardy said it was a very sad loss for Rathmor, describing Woodborough as being “very special.” Woodborough was the first stallion to stand at Rathmor Stud ...

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Rathmor-bred Acapulco Makes Cracking Debut In Sentinel Stakes

Rathmor-bred Acapulco made a cracking a debut at Clairwood yesterday in the Sentinel Stakes for two year olds, finishing a strong second by just a quarter of a length off the winner, King's Bay over 1000m. In a 'double' for Rathmor Stud and Quest For Success Pre-training, Acapulco was also pre-trained at Rathmor ...

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Son Of Bezrin Wins Storm Bird Stakes Listed

Bezrin had yet another Stakes winner over the weekend, with chestnut colt Jimmi Choo going on to win the Storm Bird Stakes Listed strongly on Saturday at Turffontein over 1000m by almost a length and a half from Olympic Owen (Jay Peg) ...

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Gran Blanco - A South African Icon

A colt who has drawn world-wide attention since his birth, and the only one-of-a-kind Thoroughbred in the country, Gran Blanco (meaning Great White) is being offered at the Emperor's Palace National Yearling Sale beginning on 26 April. He will no doubt be a star attraction for his potential owner at the racetrack. ...

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Rathmor's National Yearling Sale Draft For 2013

Rathmor will be sending one of their strongest drafts to the National Sales this year, beginning with our rare white colt Gran Blanco who starts as Lot 74, a half-sister to our international Group 1 winning Gypsy's Warning and Gr 1 Summer Cup winner Surabi ...

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Imali Mania Wins For Rathmor And More Pre-training Success

Imali Mania won her maiden over 1900m at Greyville on Sunday by half a length from Adventure Gallery and Red Rock Lady(AUS). Quest For Success Pre-training had another winner with graduate Your Move, who won his fifth start by an incredible five lengths at the Vaal over 1400m ...

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Kenyan Guineas Win For Bezrin

Westonian won the Kenyan Guineas last weekend at Ngong by 4.5 lengths from the second horse Wonnitestand, Shufti and Somerset. The bay son of Bezrin who closely resembles his sire was the hot favourite for the race, running just one second outside the course record. He is out of the mare Western Truth by West Man(USA) ...

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First Win For Quest For Success Pre-Training Graduate

Quest For Success Pre-training graduate Mighty Var won his debut race impressively at Clairwood by almost two lengths, early in December, over 800m. Fittingly, it was also the first winner to be produced by Quest For Success Pre-training which was established less than a year ago ...

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More Foals From 2012 Season

Introducing foals each from Jumeirah Beach - an outstanding colt by Mogok(USA) - and a beautiful filly by King's Chapel(AUS) out of Fields Of France from the end of the 2012 foaling season ...

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Kahal Colt For Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen produced an outstanding Kahal(GB) colt on 11 October, a half-brother to three-time Gr 1 winner in the USA and South Africa, Gypsy's Warning and Gr 2 winner Surabi ...

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More Stakes Winners For Sire Bezrin(USA)

Bezrin is currently firing on all cylinders at the moment, with recent Listed winners Celtic Fire and Double Date taking victory in Port Elizabeth and Zimbabwe respectively, and Tetelestai winning the Pinnacle Stakes at Clairwood yesterday ...

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Gran Blanco Featured in International Racehorse Magazine

Our white yearling Gran Blanco has been featured in the quarterly edition of the newly launched International Horseracing Magazine ...

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Gran Blanco

Gran Blanco, now without his winter coat, gives the equestrian world a glimpse of what this special white colt is going to mature into. Spots underneath the white hair have appeared down his neck into his shoulders, as well as his flanks and hindquarters ...

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International Winners For Sire Bezrin

Bezrin is covering his first season back in KZN at Rathmor Stud with Manny Testa and Craig Ramsay reporting back on the son of Danzig's winners in Mauritius and Zimbabwe ...

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KZN Breeders Nomination For Awesome Beauty

Rathmor born-and-raised Awesome Beauty, owned and bred by Mr Bunwarie, has been nominated for the upcoming KZN Breeders Awards. She has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Three Year Old Sprinter Female ...

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Gran Blanco Entered For 2013 National Yearling Sale

Rathmor Stud's famous white Thoroughbred colt, Gran Blanco, is becoming a very well-grown and mature yearling colt. He is a standout from the crowd, immediately catching your eye in the beautiful landscape of Rathmor Stud's rolling green paddocks and his fellow paddock mates ...

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Foals At Rathmor Stud This Season

With foaling season well underway, we have a look at a few more of our new arrivals for the 2012 season by sires Var, Atso, King's Chapel, Strategic News and Mogok ...

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Listed Winner For Woodborough

Be Assured, a full-brother to another Black-Type Aim High by Woodborough, won the Hampton Handicap Listed over 1000m at the Vaal for a stake of R150 000 ...

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Foals At Rathmor

We have had our first foals arriving for the season, including progeny of Miesque's Approval, first season sire King's Chapel, Ravishing and resident stallion Strategic News ...

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Around Rathmor Stud - Winter 2012

Heavy snow arrived at Rathmor Stud last week, shortly before the arrival of our first foals for the breeding season ahead. Our first foal due will be out of the mare Dark Eyed Beauty, a five-time winner, who is due to foal to Ravishing this season. We also look Gran Blanco who is now a yearling ...

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Strategic News(AUS)

Strategic News(AUS) will be standing his third season at Rathmor Stud this year. The imposing chestnut stallion is the only son of Strategic and grandson of Grand Lodge standing at stud in South Africa, having his first crop of weanlings on the ground ...

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KZN Yearling Sale 2012

The KZN Yearling Sale took place over 5 and 6 July at Suncoast. See our gallery attached of our draft over the past week ...

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KZN Yearling Sale Draft

Rathmor will be taking eleven yearlings to the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale this year, four of them acting as agent. The sale will take place at Suncoast in Durban 5 and 6 July ...

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Bezrin Service Fee Announced

Bezrin recently relocated back to KZN after standing last season in the Cape and Manny Testa of Midlands Thoroughbreds has announced the service fee for Bezrin for the 2012 season. The bay son of Danzig is standing Rathmor Stud. "We are starting to get some enquiries already," says Manny ...

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Gran Blanco Weaned

Rathmor's white colt Gran Blanco has been weaned from his dam Perakeen, at just over 6 months of age. "Gran Blanco was weaned on the 19/03/2012 he has taken it very well and settled immediately, he seems to have become very independent and is full of confidence" ...

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Bezrin Arrives At Rathmor Stud

Bezrin(USA) has returned to KZN and arrived at Rathmor Stud yesterday after standing last season in the Cape. He is the only son of Danzig standing in KZN and has already sired the likes of Thunderflash and Celtic Fire ...

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Gran Blanco - Photo Update

Photos taken of Gran Blanco with his dam Perakeen on 3 March 2012 ...

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Gran Blanco, New Update and Photos

Gran Blanco is now just under 5 months old. Mike McHardy, the owner of Rathmor Stud, gives some insight about the beautiful rare white colt by Kahal ...

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Rathmor Wins At KZN Breeders Awards 2011

Mike and Tanya McHardy took home two awards at the KZN Breeders Awards held at Bellwood Cottages in Nottingham Road on Friday evening. The first was Broodmare Of The Year for their mare Gypsy Queen, the dam of Gypsy's Warning. The second was for International Achievement for Gypsy's Warning ...

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Gypsy's Warning Attempting A Repeat Win In The Grade 1 Matriarch Today

Gypsy’s Warning comes into the race off a sixth-place finish (beaten 3 1/4 lengths) in the First Lady Stakes (Grade 1) and is part of a three-horse Matriarch contingent for trainer Graham Motion. The Matriarch, the ninth on a 10-race program, is set to go off at 4:37 p.m. PST ...

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Gypsy's Warning Sells For $1.05 Million At Keeneland

Rathmor-bred Gypsy's Warning was sold at the Keeneland November sale today for $1.05 million. She was being offered as a racing/broodmare prospect. Sold by Denali Stud on behalf of Team Valor ...

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Gran Blanco Photos

Some photos taken this morning (1 November 2011) of Gran Blanco in the wet weather ...

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Gran Blanco Update

The white colt Gran Blanco is now just over a month old and Mike McHardy talks about the white colt's progress ...

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Extended Pregnancy Gestation In Mares

One of our boarding mares has now had two "extended" gestation periods with both her foals. Dr Allen Bechard of Almiray Veterinary Practice explains more ...

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New Thoroughbred Foals For 2011 Season

With foaling season well upon us right now, we take a look at a few of our foals that have been born recently ...

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"Great White" Named

Rathmor Stud's "Great White" colt has been named Gran Blanco (translated as Great White in Spanish), after it was put out to the public via Rathmor's Facebook group ...
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Gypsy Queen Foals A Fort Wood Filly

Our best mare Gypsy Queen, the dam of Grade 1 winner in South Africa and America - Gypsy's Warning - foaled a beautiful bay filly (who bears a strong resemblance to her half-sister Gypsy's Warning) on 24 September by Fort Wood ...
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How "The Great White" Came To Be

Natalia Banasiak (Bsc Zoology) has kindly provided us with an insight as to how Rathmor Stud's white Thoroughbred colt with the brown ears came to be. The white Kahal colt out of a Rakeen mare...
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Rathmor Stud Invite Public To Name "The Great White"

Rathmor Stud are inviting the public to name their much talked about "Great White", a foal with a top pedigree and extremely rare colouring...
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The Great White Arrives At Rathmor Stud

One of Rathmor Stud's top broodmares Perakeen (Rakeen - Perfick(NZ) - by Straight Strike) delivered a surprise in the early hours of the morning of the 14 September. The snow white colt...

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Strategic News(AUS) First Foal Arrives at Rathmor Stud

Strategic News(AUS) had his first foal arrive on 12 September. Out of Coconut Grove, she had a smart bay colt. Strategic News aside from winning the Grade 1 Steinhoff Summer Cup over 2000 metres...

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