NYS 20 Sires List reads like Who’s Who of Breeding.

The group of Avontuur yearlings set for the National Yearling Sale in Gauteng in late April sport a list of sires which reads like the who’s who of South African thoroughbred breeding!  These obviously include our own Var and Oratorio and also two Silvano’s, a Soft Falling Rain, Rafeef and others. Comments Avontuur owner, Michael […]

NYS20 pedigrees now available.

We’re already looking forward to the next important yearling sale which takes place from 22-24 April at the TBA sales complex in Gosforth Park, Johannesburg. 15 Yearlings, used to the freedom of our paddocks,   will take their first steps onto the big stage and we wish them well and hope for a successful Sale. […]

Avontuur beats the odds at 1st 2020 yearling sale.

Avontuur’s “daughter of two champions”,  All that Jazz (Trippi x Val de Ra) was the top-selling filly at last week’s 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale and in another first, was also the first yearling to be bought for export to Australia via Mauritius and the UK.  Another filly who did extremely well for the farm […]

The full low down on each CPYS 2020 Yearling!

“Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm has horses for every buyer at the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale,” said Avontuur’s Estate General Manager Pippa Mickleburgh. “Some time ago someone remarked to me that the so-called ‘small buyers’ don’t like to come to the major sales because the ‘big” buyers pick up all the best horses. But I’d like […]

Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2020 planning in full swing!

It’s the last few days before our group of 10 yearlings leave for the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale which is set for Thursday,  16 January.  Pippa and her team plus the stars of the show – our elegant and athletic yearlings – will be on hand and […]

Breeding season 2019 done and dusted!

The Avontuur team delivered 25 foals in 2019 with most of the mares already in foal again to an impressive group of sires which will ensure that Avontuur’s next crop are winners too.  “I’m really happy with the Silvano filly out of champion race mare River Jetez as well as the outstanding filly by Oratorio […]

Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2019 in full swing

All eyes are on the Cape Town Convention Centre this week where hundreds of yearlings are stabled and waiting to be viewed before the annual Cape Premier Yearling Sale which takes place on Wednesday this year.   Amongst them are our own eleven beautifully bred and quality group featuring our own sires Var and Oratorio […]

CPYS Yearling Sale official pics now featured!

With the build-up to the annual Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2019 starting, we’d like to invite all interested buyers and trainers to have a look at the full pedigrees and photographs of our yearling band on this site.  Click on http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/stud/sales2019/ to see more.   You are welcome to visit our stud lounge and stables […]

Two trusted sires keep on delivering the winners!

Avontuur Estate is proud to be the home of two of South Africa’s highest-rated sires with the ever-green Var currently at the top of the sire’s list by stakes and  the leading sire of 3 yo’s,  as well as being the 2017/2018 reigning champion for 2 year olds.  Oratorio, who is a more recent addition […]

Var successes offer breeding opportunities

With the Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship coming up this Saturday at Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town,  all eyes are on brilliant debut winner Varsity Lover who is representing Var, the current SA Stakes leader as well as being the current 3yo Sire’s list leader, in this prestigious event. According to Avontuur GM […]