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Monday, 05 October 2015 10:05

Law And Order

Gogetthesheriff (Raymond Danielson) powers home to nab Kalamain late (Pic: Coastal Photos)

PE trainer Jacques Strydom bought a real winner when he signed for the former Mike De Kock galloper Gogetthesheriff at the 2014 Michael Holmes Bloodstock Super Sale.

Monday, 05 October 2015 09:13

Size Counts!

Master’s Spirit wins his maiden at Scottsville – can he do it at Vaal on Tuesday?

The Gauteng trainers leave their Cape colleagues running a poor second when it comes to filling fields.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:55

Racing Industry Bids Farewell To Gift

Gift Funeka

Gift Funeka, who in the year 2000 became the first black jockey to ride in the Durban July, died on Friday.

Funeka was rushed to hospital with severe internal pains and died a short while after being admitted.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:10

Frankie’s Golden Arc

Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn, ridden by Frankie Dettori, denied French mare Treve an historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with victory at Longchamp.

Dettori, winning the race for the fourth time, pulled Golden Horn wide early in the race before slotting in behind the leader.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 18:16

Tarry Steps Into Spring

Trip To Heaven (S’manga Khumalo) is an easy winner (Pic: JC Photos)

SA champion trainer Sean Tarry saddled his first feature winner of the new term when the sparingly raced Trippi 4yo Trip To Heaven spreadeagled a class field at weight-for-age to win the R400 000 Gr2 Joburg Spring Challenge at Turffontein on Saturday.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:47

Just Blame The Jockeys

An extraordinary oversight took place at Kempton last Wednesday night when the winner of the concluding 2200m handicap was confused with a stablemate and raced from the wrong stall.

Moreover, the oversight appears to have been totally missed by officials at Kempton with no stewards’ inquiry called into the incident.
Sunday, 04 October 2015 14:56

Equina The Pick

Equina – she must go close

Equina won the 1800m ZNA Charity Handicap in 2014 and should collect these laurels once again when she lines up with seven other contenders at Borrowdale Park today, writes Sheldene Chant.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 12:15

Wild About Inara

Inara (Grant Van Niekerk) makes it look easy as she beats stablemate Come Fly With Me (Sean Cormack) and Fear Not (orange cap on rail) (Pic: Wayne Marks)

The dual Gr1 winning Trippi flyer Inara stamped her authority in emphatic fashion with a conclusive victory in Saturday’s R250 000 Gr3 Diana Stakes at Durbanville.

Saturday, 03 October 2015 21:09

Star Stuff!

Lazer Star (Weichong Marwing) storms home to a good win (Pic: JC Photos)

The top-class Toreador filly Lazer Star enhanced her five-star reputation at Turffontein on Saturday when she disposed of her eight opponents to win the R400 000 Gr2 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge.

Saturday, 03 October 2015 08:01

Inara – A Few Points To Prove Today

Inara (blue) has shown guts, courage and genuine class

Mike Bass’s multiple Gr1 winning Equus reject Inara dwarfs her seven rivals in Saturday’s R250 000 Gr3 Diana Stakes to be run at Durbanville.

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