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Monday, 27 April 2015 09:30

It Never Rains, It Pours

Craig Zackey – Gr1 and a Gr2 winner!

Apprentice Craig Zackey rounded off the biggest day of his short career to date when he steered J’s Outsider to a shock win in the R500 000 Gr2 Gold Bowl to bring the curtain down on the 2015 Champions Day at Turffontein on Saturday.

Monday, 27 April 2015 09:30

Slow Down Fast

Eros’s Girl beats Kumiko to win the East Cape Oaks (Coastal Photos)

Justin Snaith trained Eros’s Girl has proven a revelation since being tried over ground and the daughter of Captain Al picked up some valuable black type with a smooth win in Friday’s R150 000 Listed East Cape Oaks at Fairview.

Monday, 27 April 2015 09:00

Freedom Day Winners

Playingtheenemy could prove the value – if he doesn’t pull

Month end public holiday meetings usually mean decent sized exotic pools and today’s Freedom Day meeting at Kenilworth looks capable of providing some generous dividends.

Monday, 27 April 2015 08:45

Tamaanee’s Rosenberg Rout

Tamaanee is on her own as she wins the Gerald Rosenberg (JC Photos)

There is plenty of talk about the current crop of three-year-old fillies being an exceptionally strong one. Adding impetus to that school of thought was Al Adaayit South Africa’s Tamaanee, who put in a stunning performance as the only 3yo in the race to win the R400 000 G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday in facile fashion.

Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:30

A Lawyer In Love

Anton Marcus drives Legal Eagle out to beat Deputy Jud (JC Photos)

Trainer Sean Tarry put another hand on the 2014/15 SA champion trainer title at Turffontein on Saturday with three superb feature wins.

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:26

Bichette Flashes The Speed

Bichette is on her own at the finish of the Camellia Stakes (JC Photos)

A dismal effort by the favourite Lazer Star in the R400 000 Gr2 Camellia Stakes put the final nail in the coffin of the Turffontein Saturday Pick 6 with a dividend in excess of R600 000 being declared.

Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:32

Wylie Lowers Majmu’s Flag

Wylie Hall and Bernard Fayd’herbe race clear to an impressive win (JC Photos)

The top-class entire Wylie Hall made it four feature winners at Turffontein on Saturday for the Australian bred gallopers when he powered home to win the R2 million Gr1 President’s Champions Challenge.

Saturday, 25 April 2015 20:49

Oratorio’s Son Bids For HK Gr1

Military Attack – Top class son of Oratorio

Military Attack, on Sunday, contests the HK$20 million Gr1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2,000m) for the third straight year but for the first time under the care of trainer Caspar Fownes who is approaching the race with cautious optimism.

Saturday, 25 April 2015 20:37

Walking On Water

Alboran Sea gets the better of Carry On Alice in a rousing finish (JC Photos)

Multiple champion conditioner Mike De Kock produced the magic when the smart 3yo  Australian-bred filly Alboran Sea scored her second consecutive Gr1 victory after a 13 week break.

Saturday, 25 April 2015 20:00

Singapore Racing – Sunday

War Affair arguably the best horse in the Group 1 Lion City (pic by Liesl King)

The Group 1 Lion City Cup always lives up to expectations. Yes, money talks and $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint has taken the mantle as the one to win for local owners but the time-honored Lion City remains the benchmark.

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