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Do It Again and Rainbow Bridge will go head to head yet again in the Grade 1 World Sports Betting Champions Cup over 1800m at Greyville on Saturday 29 August.

Racing fans are in for a bumper race meeting which sees the running of four Grade 1 races, two Grade 2 events and the Grade 3 World Sports Betting Gold Cup.

There are a number of very large carryovers on the day so many of the pools will be massive.

This will be the 11th confrontation between Do It Again and Rainbow Bridge with the score currently level at 5-5. Do It Again has headed his rival in the last two Vodacom Durban Julys, the 2018 Green Point Stakes, the 2019 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the 2019 Gold Challenge.

Rainbow Bridge has the advantage in two Sun Mets, and ironically, the 2019 Green Point Stakes, the 2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the 2020 Gold Challenge.

Warren Kennedy felt the 2200m of the Durban July was just beyond Rainbow Bridge’s ambit, but the Champions Cup is over 1800m and there should not be much between them. Kennedy is back aboard Eric sands’ runner while Anton Marcus is once again on Justin Snaith-trained Do It Again.

Rainbow Bridge is the defending champion, having beaten Cirillo (also in this event) in last year’s race. Golden Ducat finished fourth in the Durban July and will have his supporters in the Champions Cup.

The Grade 1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m looks an intriguing contest because some of the fancied runners, Kasimir, Chimichuri Run and Russet Air, will need to overcome wide draws.

The Premiers Champion Stakes and the Thekwini Stakes are both over 1600m and are normally the two Grade 1 races for juveniles. This year, as the lockdown took out two months of racing, it will be a bunch of three-year-olds who will contest these races – Jack Milner www.tabnews.co.za

Final field for the World Sports Betting Gold Cup (Grade 3) over 3200m

1 – 1 EYES WIDE OPEN (G S Kotzen) G Lerena 58.5 – 114

2 – 2 OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE (F P Habib) R Danielson 57.0 – 113

3 – 3 DHARMA (G V Woodruff) G Wright 54.0 – 100

4 – 4 SHENANIGANS (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 53.5 – 98

5 – 5 BEFORE NOON (S G Tarry) S Moodley 52.0 – 84

6 – 6 SUNSHINE SILK (G V Woodruff) G van Niekerk 55.0 – 103

7 – 7 WEALTHY (D R Drier) A Mgudlwa 53.5 – 98

8 – 8 FACTOR FIFTY (D Nieuwenhuizen) A Marcus 56.5 – 108

9 – 9 IMPERIAL RUBY (C Spies) P Strydom 55.0 – 107

10 – 10 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (S J Snaith) R Fourie 58.0 – 112

11 – 11 PATHS OF VICTORY (G van Zyl (Jnr)) S Khumalo 54.5 – 101

12 – 12 FLICHITY BY FARR (A Wright) T Godden 54.0 – 100

13 – 13 DARK MOON RISING (P V Lafferty) K de Melo 55.5 – 105

14 – 14 IT’S MY TURN (D Kannemeyer) S Veale 60.0 – 118

15 – 15 MARCHINGONTOGETHER (G H Van Zyl) W Kennedy 57.5 – 110

16 – 16 PAYBACKTHEMONEY (N Kotzen) M Yeni 52.0 – 92

Reserve Runners

17 – 0 MERLIN FROM BERLIN (N Kotzen) Reserve 1 52.0 – 91

18 – 0 SNOW PALACE (C Spies) Reserve 2 52.0 – 97

19 – 0 CLOUDS OF WITNESS (G I Rich) Reserve 3 52.0 – 89

Same Trainer: (3,6) (4,5) (9,18) (16,17)

Final field for the WSB Champions Cup (Grade 1) over 1800m

1 – 1 MAJESTIC MOZART (C Bass-Robinson) S Randolph 60.0 – 102

2 – 2 TRISTFUL (A J Rivalland) S Veale 60.0 – 110

3 – 3 ROY’S RIVIERA (F Robinson) B Fayd’Herbe 57.5 – 111

4 – 4 SOVEREIGN SPIRIT (C Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 60.0 – 103

5 – 5 DO IT AGAIN (S J Snaith) A Marcus 60.0 – 133

6 – 6 WYNKELDER (A J Rivalland) K de Melo 60.0 – 109

7 – 7 IKIGAI (S G Tarry) G Lerena 59.0 – 118

8 – 8 RAINBOW BRIDGE (A E Sands) W Kennedy 60.0 – 134

9 – 9 GOLDEN DUCAT (A E Sands) D Dillon 59.0 – 122

10 – 10 CIRILLO (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 60.0 – 127

11 – 11 CROWN TOWERS (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 109

Same Trainer: (1,4) (2,6) (5,11) (7,10) (8,9)

Final field for the WSB Mercury Sprint (Grade 1) over 1200m

1 – 1 VAN HALEN (C Spies) C Zackey 60.0 – 122

2 – 2 WARRIOR’S REST (S G Tarry) C Murray 60.0 – 116

3 – 3 FABIAN (C Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 60.0 – 108

4 – 4 CHANTYMAN (A B Fortune) A Mgudlwa 60.0 – 119

5 – 5 CARTEL CAPTAIN (D R Drier) S Veale 60.0 – 109

6 – 6 EDEN ROC (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 60.0 – 115

7 – 7 SUNSET EYES (B Crawford) D Dillon 60.0 – 116

8 – 8 DONDERWEER (P F Matchett) M Yeni 60.0 – 107

9 – 9 SPEEDPOINT (B Crawford) K de Melo 60.0 – 116

10 – 10 INVIDIA (A B Fortune) S Khumalo 60.0 – 111

11 – 11 DOWN TO ZERO (M/A Azzie) J Gates 60.0 – 106

12 – 12 KASIMIR (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 128

13 – 13 CHIMICHURI RUN (S G Tarry) G Lerena 60.0 – 126

14 – 14 RUSSET AIR (C Bass-Robinson) B Fayd’Herbe 60.0 – 125

Same Trainer: (2,6,13) (3,14) (4,10) (7,9)

Final field for the Premiers Champion Stakes (Grade 1) over 1600m

1 – 1 FAST LOVE (G S Kotzen) G van Niekerk 60.0 – 91

2 – 2 PURE SOUTH (A B Fortune) C Habib 60.0 – 87

3 – 3 NATIVE TONGUE (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 92

4 – 4 NOURBESE (C Spies) S Randolph 60.0 – 108

5 – 5 CATCH TWENTYTWO (P A Peter) G Lerena 60.0 – 99

6 – 6 SENTBYDESTINY (C Dawson) D De Gouveia 57.5 – 98

7 – 7 RED TEN (A B Fortune) S Khumalo 60.0 – 99

8 – 8 KINGSLEY’S HEART (W H Marwing) M Yeni 60.0 – 92

9 – 9 CRIMSON KING (G S Kotzen) R Danielson 60.0 – 90

10 – 10 PORTICO (P A Peter) W Kennedy 60.0 – 107

11 – 11 TEMPTING FATE (D R Drier) S Veale 60.0 – 113

12 – 12 VALIDUS (A B Fortune) A Marcus 60.0 – 93

13 – 13 WILLOW EXPRESS (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 60.0 – 95

14 – 14 FIGHT SONG (G van Zyl (Jnr)) P Strydom 60.0 – 86

Reserve Runner

15 – 0 SHAVOUT (M J Odendaal) Reserve 1 60.0 – 85

Same Trainer: (1,9) (2,7,12) (5,10)

Final field for the Thekwini Stakes (Grade 1) over 1600m

1 – 1 KAVIAN’S CARA (N Kotzen) M Yeni 60.0 – 88

2 – 2 CLOTH OF ICE (P A Peter) P Strydom 60.0 – 93

3 – 3 STORYLAND (G D Smith) K de Melo 60.0 – 84

4 – 4 ANYTHING GOES (S T Pettigrew) D De Gouveia 60.0 – 103

5 – 5 LOVE BOMB (F Robinson) S Veale 60.0 – 105

6 – 6 MARIA COROLINA (A Wright) T Godden 60.0 – 85

7 – 7 DUBAWI PRINCESS (S G Tarry) W Kennedy 60.0 – 88

8 – 8 PRINCESS CALLA (A N Marcus) A Marcus 60.0 – 87

9 – 9 VIHAAN’S PIE (K Naidoo) D Dillon 60.0 – 91

10 – 10 MALEDIMO (G V Woodruff) G Lerena 60.0 – 98

11 – 11 WAR OF ATHENA (P F Matchett) S Khumalo 60.0 – 103

12 – 12 CARALLUMA (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 60.0 – 103

13 – 13 NETTA (C Spies) S Randolph 60.0 – 84

14 – 14 TRICKSTER (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 99

Reserve Runner

15 – 0 GRANADILLA (M L Turner) Reserve 1 60.0 – 79

Same Trainer: (7,12)

Final field for the Kuda Gold Bracelet (Grade 2) over 2000m

1 – 1 PERFECT AIR (D R Drier) S Veale 58.5 – 91

2 – 2 JET START (P A Peter) W Kennedy 58.5 – 110

3 – 3 KELPIE (B Crawford) A Marcus 58.5 – 111

4 – 4 MASTER KEYS (N Kotzen) P Strydom 58.5 – 103

5 – 5 ESCAPE CLUB (D R Drier) A Mgudlwa 58.5 – 94

6 – 6 MIYABI GOLD (S J Snaith) R Fourie 58.5 – 115

7 – 7 PERFECT TIGRESS (C Dawson) G Lerena 58.5 – 105

8 – 8 VICTORIA PAIGE (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 58.5 – 112

9 – 9 SLEEPING SINGLE (S J Snaith) B Fayd’Herbe 58.5 – 107

10 – 10 KEEP SMILING (S G Tarry) R Danielson 58.5 – 108

11 – 11 RUNNING BRAVE (P F Matchett) M Yeni 60.0 – 114

12 – 12 DRIVING MISS DAISY (A E Sands) C Zackey 58.5 – 115

13 – 13 MOON IN JUNE (R/S Hill) C Murray 60.0 – 110

14 – 14 SNOW PALACE (C Spies) S Randolph 58.5 – 97

Same Trainer: (1,5) (6,9) (8,10)

Final field for the Umkhomazi Stakes (Grade 2) over 1200m

1 – 1 ACTION PACKED (J J van Vuuren) R Danielson 60.0 – 87

2 – 2 GARRULOUS (G S Kotzen) W Kennedy 60.0 – 98

3 – 3 RISE AS ONE (J J van Vuuren) C Zackey 57.5 – 84

4 – 4 TREAD SWIFTLY (B Crawford) A Marcus 60.0 – 93

5 – 5 CAPTAIN MORISCO (A B Fortune) S Khumalo 60.0 – 91

6 – 6 MK’S PRIDE (P A Peter) P Strydom 60.0 – 85

7 – 7 TAI GOLD (C Spies) S Randolph 60.0 – 91

8 – 8 SIR POM (M L Roberts) S Moodley 60.0 – 91

9 – 9 ERIK THE RED (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 107

10 – 10 BOLD HORIZON (L W Goosen) L Hewitson 60.0 – 84

11 – 11 COLOUR MY FATE (F Robinson) B Fayd’Herbe 60.0 – 91

12 – 12 PRAY FOR RAIN (D R Drier) S Veale 60.0 – 109

13 – 13 THE CONTRACTOR (W H Marwing) M Yeni 60.0 – 92

14 – 14 DANDOLO (A J Rivalland) G Lerena 60.0 – 97

Same Trainer: (1,3)

Final field for the Prosport International Debutante (Grade 2) 1200m

1 – 1 THUMBS UP (J J van Vuuren) R Danielson 58.0 – 86

2 – 2 ECSTATIC GREEN (S G Tarry) L Hewitson 58.0 – 103

3 – 3 SWEET SENSATION (C Spies) C Zackey 58.0 – 102

4 – 4 SLALOM QUEEN (S G Tarry) G Lerena 58.0 – 94

5 – 5 MIRACLE FLIGHT (P A Peter) W Kennedy 58.0 – 103

6 – 6 VIVID JET (M Dixon) K de Melo 58.0 – 96

7 – 7 SPRINGS OF CARMEL (P A Peter) P Strydom 60.0 – 105

8 – 8 SAV’S STAR (N Kotzen) M Yeni 58.0 – 90

9 – 9 FIFTYSHADESDARKER (C Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 58.0 – 94

10 – 10 KEEP THE LIGHTS ON (S J Snaith) R Fourie 58.0 – 87

Same Trainer: (2,4) (5,7)

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Monday, 17 August 2020 09:03

JOCKS ARE FLYING NOW!

JOCKS

Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday evening (15 August 2020) that the Covid-19 restrictions in South Africa being relaxed to Lockdown level 2 regulations effective 18 August 2020, which in essence indicates a moderate Covid-19 spread with a high health system readiness. Our racing districts are no longer classified as “hot spots”. The NHA is pleased to announce further amendments to its current protocols.

• Riders Travel restrictions will be lifted. (Interprovincial travel allowed).

• The Racing Operators can determine the time of the last race, but the carded time of the final event should NOT be later than 21h30.

• The field sizes can revert back to normal as per the Racing Operator conditions.

The status quo as per the following rules remain effective:

• Owners are permitted to enter the racecourse subject to the strict protocols as issued by the Racing Operators and the Racing Association.
• Any persons with comorbidities shall NOT be able to attend a race meeting.

Further relaxations may be implemented in conjunction with the status of the Coronavirus pandemic, together with any positive changes to the Government’s adjusted risk strategy.

The NHA is again pleading to all participants to continue to self-regulate regarding prevention and hygiene practices. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has now reached its peak in South Africa, the scientific and worldwide statistics, have also shown a resurgence of the virus after same has been achieved in other Countries. Therefore, we cannot become complacent or abandon any of our health precautions that we know are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. Individual responsibility will go a long way in assisting the South African Horseracing Industry to be in the position to be able to continue racing, thus creating value and the ultimate sustainability thereof.



Vee Moodley
Chief Executive

Saturday, 15 August 2020 20:38

Scottsville Sunday 16 August

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Scottsville host a nine race card on Sunday, with the action getting underway at 11:45am.

RACE TIMES

Race 1 – 11:45
Race 2 – 12:20
Race 3 – 12:55
Race 4 – 13:35
Race 5 – 14:10
Race 6 – 14:45
Race 7 – 15:20
Race 8 – 15:55
Race 9 – 16:30

TRACK INFORMATION

Race Track: Turf. 2300m oval circuit. Races up to 1200m straight course; beyond 1200m clockwise round turn with 550m run-in. There are inside and outside tracks in races beyond 1200m with a common back straight and turns. The outside track joins the 1200m straight course at the 550m mark, while the inside track has its own run-in.

Best Draws: Low-number draws favoured 1600m.

Pen – 22
Going – Good
False Rail – 9m

EXOTICS

Bi Pot (Races 2-7 )
P A (Races 3-9 )
Pick 6 (Races 4-9 )
Jackpot 1 (Races 5-8 )
Jackpot 2 (Races 6-9 )

BEST BET
Race 6 GEORGINA ROSE (28/10* )

VALUE BET
Race 4 BRASS BELL (10/1* )

*Odds correct at time of posting

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Friday, 14 August 2020 06:47

Fairview Friday 14 August

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The Fairview Poly track hosts Friday`s South African races, with the 1st of 9 races due to get underway at 11:40am.

RACE TIMES

Race 1 – 11:40
Race 2 – 12:10
Race 3 – 12:40
Race 4 – 13:10
Race 5 – 13:50
Race 6 – 14:25
Race 7 – 15:00
Race 8 – 15:35
Race 9 – 16:15

TRACK INFORMATION

Race Track: Poly. 1800m near-oval circuit on inside of turf track with 400m run-in. All races clockwise round turn. Turf. 2700m near-oval track. Races up to 1200m straight; beyond 1200m clockwise round turn with 800m run-in.

Best Draws: Poly: Low numbers preferred up to 1600m. Turf: Low-number draws slightly preferred round turn.

EXOTICS

Bi Pot (Races 2-7 )
P A (Races 3-9 )
Pick 6 (Races 4-9 )
Jackpot 1 (Races 5-8 )
Jackpot 2 (Races 6-9 )

BEST BET
Race 4 IMPRESSIVE MASTER (3/1* )

VALUE BET
Race 8 SILVER FOUNTAIN (7/1* )

*Odds correct at time of posting

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