A massive thanks to all the buyers and underbidders for their massive support at this year’s Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale. Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s top lot sold for R2,8million – a fine young colt, October Storm (Vercingetorix out of Miss October). As said by our Stud Manager, Pippa; ” I just thought he looked […]

National Yearling Sale Upon Us

It’s that time of the year again, where we look forward to the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale where we have 12 stunners this year that will be available to view in block C at the TBA Complex in Germiston from 10th April. With the National Yearling Sale taking place over 18th and 19th […]

Talk Of The Town’s third season foals are all the talk

With the new season afoot, Talk Of The Town’s first few third season foals are all the talk. After the successful sale of his first yearlings at the Yearling Sales in 2023 setting the tone for a promising stud career, the only son of Var standing at stud in the Western Cape has buyers looking […]

Talk Of The Town at BSA Cape Yearling Sale

Avontuur Estate, the home of the impeccably bred son of Var, TALK OF THE TOWN brings buyers three stellar yearlings to the upcoming 2023 BSA Cape Yearling Sale to be held at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse on Sunday, 26th of February 2023. Pippa Mickleburgh says of Talk Of The Town colt Sound Of The Sea (Lot […]

Cape Premier Yearling Sale

Avontuur Thoroughbred Stud is proud to be host to another stellar draft at the upcoming Cape Racing Sales Cape Premier Yearling Sale, taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town on Thursday 12 January 2023. Buyers can come and view our young bloodstock from Monday 9 January, where our Stud Manager Pippa Mickleburgh will be […]

Join us for this year’s Foal Walk

Join us on Thursday, 29th of September for this year’s Foal Walk! Arrive between 10:30-11:00am at our winery and enjoy a welcome drink, our Brut MCC.Enjoy a guided tour as you head towards the stables and meander through the paddocks, on your return to the winery you can enjoy a wine tasting of 5 wines, […]

New stallion’s arrival coincides with Oratorio’s retirement

Timing has not been the greatest friend to Oratorio, for whom both external and internal factors have obstructed what might otherwise have been a memorable stallion career. Boasting the sort of profile that should have served him well, being a son of Danehill who had won the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere as a juvenile in 2004 […]

Talk Of The Town is back on home soil

The son of our late VAR has arrived safely back onto home soil, and will be standing at Avontuur Estate for the duration of the 2022 breeding season. Should you like to enquire about covering fees, please email our Stud Manager, Pippa, on: stud@avontuurestate.co.za

Son of Var, Talk Of The Town, comes home

With his third season at stud looming, Talk Of The Town, the first son of the late champion sire Var (USA) to stand as stallion at stud, will be returning to home soil on 1 August to continue his duties ensuring the legend of Var gets to live on in familiar surroundings. Out of Street […]

Avontuur Stud mid-year Update

Cape Yearlings Sales: CTS Sales at De Grendel. Highlights were Flying V (a Vercingetorix filly out of Pan Amm) and Among the Clouds (a Lancaster Bomber filly out of Valeta). Avontuur achieved 53% above the average. The BSA Sales at Kenilworth saw a result for Avontuur 22% above the sales average and finally the National […]