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A dynasty through the ages

Having operated previously as a remount station for the British Army during the Boer War, Mauritzfontein was bought by Harry and Bridget Oppenheimer in 1945. The couple became involved in horse racing shortly after the war, in the 1940s.  Kimberley was headquarters of the De Beers Mining Company, of which Harry Oppenheimer was Chairman, and was represented by Oppenheimer in Parliament, a seat which he held from 1948 to 1957.

Mauritzfontein is only 15 minutes from the centre of Kimberley, so it seemed the perfect place to build their home from home and begin their breeding operations. In 1951, Mauritzfontein imported its first stallion, Janus who was by Pharis and had been a top-class racehorse in France. Janus was the sire of Tiger Fish (Durban July Handicap), Open Sea and Ellation. He also sired Baccarat and Dame de Coeur-  both of whom where back to back winners of the Oaks (1962-62).

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BREEDERS’ CUP GLORY FOR DEEP IMPACT

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The late, great Deep Impact, whose champion son Danon Platina stands at Mauritzfontein, enjoyed another notable posthumous success when his daughter Loves Only You captured Saturday's G1 Maker's Mark Breeders'…

Tuesday double for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s high-class Kingmambo horse Ideal World continues to churn out winners all over South Africa, and the proven G1 sire struck twice again at the Vaal on Tuesday. Ideal World’s…

53RD G1 WINNER FOR DEEP IMPACT

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Fresh off supplying impressive recent G1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes winner Profondo, legendary Japanese sire Deep Impact came up with a 53rd posthumous G1 winner on Sunday. The…


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