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Friday, 27 November 2015 17:42

Get Smart For Summer

The R400 000 Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge looks set to provide Pick 6 punters with a cheap penultimate leg. It looks a straight two horse shootout between Alec Laird’s Smart Call and the Sean Tarry-trained Bichette.

Friday, 27 November 2015 17:01

Last Season’s 2yo’s: Not Too Good?

Trainer Mike de Kock has reported back on three-year-old colt Muwaary, who finished tenth of twelve in last Saturday’s Gr2 Selangor Cup over 1600m at Kenilworth, starting 12-10 favourite.

Muwaary – form doesn’t lie
Friday, 27 November 2015 16:45

Trainer Survives Suspension Of Licence

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Trainer S Janse van Rensburg, who was legally represented, appeared before an Inquiry Board at the offices of The National Horseracing Authority, Eastern Cape on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

Friday, 27 November 2015 09:33

A Rare Blend – Indeed

South Africa’s longest standing horse race and Cape Town’s largest annual outdoor social event is coming to Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday 30 January 2016.

The 2016 Gr1 J&B™ Met was officially launched at Kenilworth Racecourse on Wednesday afternoon, providing guests with a sneak peek of what’s to come on January 30th.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 20:43

SAJA Keeping Pace With The Times

The SA Jockey and Equine Research Institute will soon provide expert support services to our apprentice jockeys at the South African Jockey Academy.

Sports science research has recently sparked interest in the world of equine and thoroughbred racing.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 20:20

Close Your Eyes – Dream Big!

Despite a slightly disappointing effort in Saturday’s Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes at Kenilworth, the Dennis Drier trained Seventh Plain continues to maintain his place on the log for the big US Dollar denominated contest in January.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 19:00

Commentator Swap Continued

Richard Hoiles and Rouvaun Smit, both leading commentators in the UK and South Africa respectively, will be swapping microphones with each other again next year at two prestigious racing festivals hosted in both countries.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 18:50

Looking At The Logs

IKING – In super form and will find this easier than his last start (Pic by Singapore Turf Club)

As we count down the meetings to seasons end it may pay to have a quick glance at the Premiership tables to see who sits where and if it gets interesting in the run home.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 16:10

Fillies Showpiece All Set For Thriller

A quality field of thirteen will line up at Kenilworth on Saturday 5 December for the R1 million WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas.

Silver Mountain wins the Choice Carriers Championship

Mike Bass’s exciting Silvano filly Silver Mountain, who won such an outstanding race from a wide draw in the Gr2 Choice Carriers Championship, has drawn 11 and Aldo Domeyer retains the ride.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 15:37

Cape – Small Fields Issue Addressed

As a measure to assist in solving the problem in Western Cape racing of small fields, it has been decided that from the December 12 meeting onwards, a system of declaring draws post acceptances for minor races will be implemented.

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