The changing political situation and improvement in transport, has seen South African thoroughbreds make their mark on the world stage. Wherever they travel South African bred runners are successful.
Winners of top class races in Great Britain, USA, France, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. The Dubai World Cup, the richest single race day in the world, has regularly seen performances of highest class, by horses from South Africa. Admired for their speed and durability their international reputation is growing all the time.
In recent years, top class performers like Jay Peg, JJ The Jet Plane, River Jetez and Lizard’s Desire have accumulated winning prize money of almost $15 million between them. Recent top class performers have included Soft Falling Rain, Vercingetorix, Shea Shea and the brilliant Variety Club who produced world class performances in Dubai and Hong Kong in the early months of 2104.
A look at the historical significance of the South African Thoroughbred is available on the TB Heritage website : Here
South African Thoroughbreads On The World Stage
Jay Peg - International Superstar
Read : Nick Godfrey - Racing Post
Read : Tom Thornbury - Parade Magazine