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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:17

Interprovincial Clash

The progressive Solid Speed could go in again

Fitness will be key in the first major staying contest of the 2015 Champions Season. The R250 000 Gr3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup is a reliable pointer to the Gr1 ‘Cup Of Gold’ at the end of the season rainbow and all of the major yards are represented.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:55

July Last Chance

Kingston Mines – distance concerns

It’s the last chance saloon situation for most of the 21 Vodacom Durban July hopefuls that take to the Greyville course in Durban on Saturday at the Daily News 2000 racemeeting.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:18

Hawkins: Scottsville Report Back


In the aftermath of an outstanding day of sprint racing at Scottsville on Saturday, the glaring draw bias of the KZN Capital City’s straight track has come under fire from certain quarters.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:30

Day Of Speed Pedigree Notes


Scottsville’s festival of speed produced some sensational sprinting and several potential Equus Award candidates. Sarah Whitelaw dissects the results from a pedigree perspective.


Saturday’s Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship winner surely confirmed herself as the leading contender for Equus honours for two-year-old filly with a workmanlike victory here.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:35

Tab Dividend Incorrect

The initial payout of R4,251.30 declared for Soccer GG on Saturday was incorrect because the carryover amount of R43,556 was inadvertently not included in the final net pool for purposes of calculating the dividend, although the correct total net pool of R166,849 was displayed.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 21:25

Breakfast With The Stars

Andre Fabre

The 2015 Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse had everything – with three of the first four in the betting for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, exercising on the course, France’s top trainer Andre Fabre flying in by helicopter, Frankie Dettori and lots of news, comment and opinion.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:26

Getting Jooste Winning

Ingrid & Markus Jooste – dominant force in SA racing

The extraordinary success of the Ingrid and Markus Jooste partnership was seen at Scottsville again this past Saturday with a glorious Gr1 feature double.

Racing at the Vaal was interrupted after the running of the fifth race today following a track inspection.

Three horses were galloped this morning in front of an observer group that included NHA officials, representatives of Phumelela and trainers and jockeys.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:15

The Need For Speed

Tsogo Sun Sprint Racecard

Maverick: I feel the need… Maverick and Goose in unison: …the need for speed! If you grew up in the 80’s, you could recite that Top Gun scene (and probably a lot of the rest of the film) off by heart.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:02

Nothing Straight About Scottsville

Well done to the connections of Captain Of All

The Scottsville trip was a waste of time and the less I say about it the better. Brutal Force had a sticky high draw.

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