Yellow Star Stud is situated approximately 12 km outside the village of Mooi River, the hub of Thoroughbred breeding in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The farm is 320 hectares in extent on which we produce our own hay for both bedding and horse feed and sale. We have large ‘veld’ camps (natural grass) and many kikuyu paddocks. Green winter feed is planted annually, either oats or rye grass. Barren and maiden mares are the first to indulge each year and come on well.
The farm boasts 100 stables including a foaling barn of 12 stables and a racing yard of 24 boxes.
We have a number of training tracks, both grass and sand where Trainer Ivan van Wyk runs a most successful training yard. Ivan took out his Trainer's Licence in May 2017 and his results have showed pleasing promise. We are looking forward to the new Racing Season starting on the 1 st August.
At Yellow Star Stud we strive for excellence and have been fortunate to have had some outstanding horses bred by the stud or on the farm.
A few examples of these are :
Futura - Stallion at Drakenstein Stud (2016)
Horse of the year, Champion Older Male and Champion Middle Distance Horse. Multiple Grade 1 winner including J&B Met, Queen's Plate and Champions Cup (Twice) setting new track record. Ranked 7th on Longines Worlds best racehorses March 2005.
DancewiththeDevil - ACCSA champion Stayer 2012 KZN Breeders Horse of the year. Winner of 5 Grade 1 races including Sansui Summer Cup.
Oracle News - KZN Breeders Champion female sprinter and multiple Grade 1 placed and winner of the Grade 3 Southern Cross Stakes.
Fair Brutus - Multiple Graded stakes winner and placed including the Grade 2 Senor Santa Handicap Grade 2.
Abington - Multiple Class 1 winner in Mauritius. stakes placed horse in RSA including the Grade 3 Winter Giuneas.
Hillbrow - Multiple Multiple Class 1 winner in Mauritius.
Greenacre - Grade 1 placed, SA Nursery and E Cape Nursery
Placido - Grade 3 placed, Champion Juv Cup, E. Cape Derby and Dahlia Stakes.
Supercede - Multiple stakes placed including East Coast Cup, KZN Breeders 1600 and Scarlet Lady.
Gypsy Caravan - Stakes placed horse. Including Tommy Hotspur Handicap
Cape Town - Multiple Stakes placed horse. Including Betting World 1900 Gr2, The Sledgehammer and Michaelmas Handicap.
Briar King - Multiple stakes place horse. Including Champion Juvenile Cup Gr3 and East Cape Guineas.
Vision to Kill - Paced 2nd Poinsettia Stakes Gr3 from only 9 starts.
"We breed to race and race to win"