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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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FORT WOOD 1990 – 2015

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DANON PLATINA

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IDEAL WORLD

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DIGITAL AGE

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STUNNING DEBUT WINNER FOR IDEAL WORLD

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World made headlines at Turffontein on Saturday when his three-year-old son Tamarisk Tree made a brilliant debut. Trained by Robbie Sage, Tamarisk Tree proved a…

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT SON CROWNED CHAMPION SIRE

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Mauritzfontein's exciting new stallion Digital Age shares his outstanding sire Invincible Spirit with the newly crowned Australian Champion Sire of 2021-2022. I Am Invincible, like Digital Age a son of…

Newmarket success for Digital Age relative

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Mauritzfontein's exciting new stallion Digital Age hails from a top-class female line, and the son of Invincible Spirit gained a further boost to his pedigree page following close relative Voodoo…


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