Drakenstein Stud

DRAKENSTEIN STUD FARM AT A GLANCE

About

Drakenstein Stud Farm comprises of 130 hectares of land situated on the lower slopes of the L’Ormarins Wine Estate. In 1688 Jean Roi, a Huguenot from Lourmarin, Provence, fled France and settled in the Franschhoek Valley where his name was soon changed to JannieRooi.

In 1694 he was granted this land by the Govenor of the Cape, Maurtis Pacques de Chevonnes. From the outset it proved to be a bountiful and blessed farm. Today it is the home of Drakenstein Stud Farm.

The team

Meet our specialized crew working on the farm.

OUR FACILITIES

PRE-TRAINING DIVISION

Yearlings that are not destined for the sales are brought back to Drakenstein Stud Farm and pre-trained by Jason May and our skilled pre-training staff. The yearlings are taught to be racehorses while living out in the paddocks. We use our specially designed pre-training track which runs up the hill to the foot of the Groot Drakenstein Mountain Range.

2 August 2021

TRIPPI COLT LANDS CHAMPIONS CUP

Drakenstein Stud’s champion resident sire Trippi ended the 2020-2021 racing season in superb fashion when his son Jet Dark won Saturday’s G1 HKJC World Pool Champions Cup (the final G1 race of the South African season) at Hollywoodbets Greyville. A brilliant winner of the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate earlier in the season, the Drakenstein Stud […]

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