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GARY PLAYER STUD FARM

Gary Player with Chestnut Brown Horse at Stud Farm in 2003-2
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Gary Player has made a definite contribution to the quality of the South African stud book. This is evidenced by the fact that he is the first South African breeder ever to produce an international Group 1 winner in the USA out of a South African mare – Serena. His long-term commitment still captures excitement as every new stakes winner appears.

Gary Player has an unwavering commitment to quality and perfection which has resulted in the production of a very high percentage of stakes winners. The original small band of broodmares produced an average 12% stakes winners per crop including Pinehurst, World Over, Foreign Source, Kadarko, Foolish Pride, My Advantage, Derby Way, Creator, Superwood, Lady Windermere, Supper Club, Sangria Girl, Madrisa, Chave De Oura and others for clients like Nino’s Mistral. From only three mares at stud in America, Gary has bred three stakes winners including Gr1 Broadway Flyer and French Gr3 Cachet Noir.

Bringing Kentucky To The Karoo…
The Gary Player Stud is presently home to some of South Africa’s finest thoroughbreds and is consistently amongst the leading breeders on the National Breeders List. The Stud has been the stomping ground of world record equine athletes since 1883. The Ellis family bred numerous champions and stud book dynasties at Rietfontein including Prestisimo, Hey Presto, Magic Charm, Magic Link, Mowgli, Lavonia, Pussmoth, Preston Pam, Pipes of Pam, etc.

Gary Player acquired the farm in 1974. His personal involvement with the stud and winning philosophy have set the standard for the team of dedicated professional managers and the stock that they raise. The choice of the estate near Colesberg has proved to be a master stroke. The quality of its breeding stock has become acknowledged by the increasingly selective and sophisticated South African and international thoroughbred market.

Natural Karoo veld is renowned for its rich trace elements and high calcium content, ideal for growing strong boned and resilient athletes. With several hundred acres of mixed pasture under irrigation, the Gary Player Stud is ideal for breeding thoroughbreds. The extreme climate is perfect for breeding racehorses – The cold kills off parasites and the warmth is essential for proper growth.

OPEN SPACES
The Gary Player Stud Farm is presently home to some of South Africa’s finest Thoroughbreds. The farm is near Colesberg in the heart of the great Karoo; the stomping ground of world record equine athletes since 1883. The farm is regarded as the most fertile source of lucerne (alfalfa hay) with over 300 acres of pasture under irrigation.

Near record rainfall in the early part of the new millennium has created a veritable Garden of Eden where the old paddocks are now grazed by a wide range of indigenous animals including a variety of bucks and wildebeest.

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