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‘Longsword’ foal: Four hours old!

BORN at 5am on Sunday morning was this lovely filly foal from Klawervlei Stud's first-season stallion William Longsword - his first progeny to see daylight! The filly is a daughter of the Gr1 Jet Master mare Fly By Night, who...

Godolphin’s landmark 5000

SHEIKH Mohammed’s Godolphin stable chalked up its 5,000th winner worldwide when Expecting To Fly, trained by Henri-Alex Pantall, ridden by Hugo Journiac, landed a Maiden over 1600m at La Teste de Buch, France, on Thursday. It came 25 years, eight...

Team Ferarris set for big day at Turffontein

FORMER champion trainer David Ferrraris, who has enjoyed a few weeks holidaying in South Africa and will be jetting back to his adopted Hong Kong on Sunday, will be indulging on Saturday in what has become his favourite pastime...

Averages rise at BSA’s 2-y-o Sale

The 2018 Emperors Palace National Two Year Old Sale ended on a positive note on Friday evening, with a high clearance rate and median increase among the notable results. The two day auction, long renowned as one of South Africa’s...

Unstoppable Winx makes history!

WINX, the thoroughbred phenomenon, swept to her 26th successive victory in the Gr1 race named after her, at Royal Randwick on Saturday. The seven-year-old mare came from her customary race position  - among the backmarkers, turned on the heat and...

“We could get close to 30 bar!”

THE first day of Bloodstock SA National Two-Year-Old Saleat Gosforth Park on Thursday yielded several lots sold for between R15,000 and R50,000, with one R1,2-million filly bringing early cheer to the hosts. The first day’s turnover topped R18-million with...

Winx is “picture perfect”

WINX is in 'picture perfect' order for her bid to win the race named after her, Saturday's Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, according to trainer Chris Waller. She galloped at the break of dawn at Rosehill, Thursday. In...

Top breeders at BSA’s National Two-Year-Old Sale

KNOWLEDGABLE horse buyers who know a stifle from a wither and a gaskin from a pastern will tell you that the National Two Year Old Sale is where you get value for money. The sale – which takes place at...

Oh Susanna’s clean sweep at Equus

Gr1 Sun Met heroine Oh Susanna, the cracking filly, was awarded Horse Of The Year at the 2018 Equus Awards Banquet held at Emperors Palace on Tuesday. Oh Susanna also won the awards for Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and Champion Middle...

Hero’s Honour will be back in Spring

HERO'S Honour, who won April’s grade 1 SA Derby over 2,450m in the style of a top-class horse and has been rested since, will be aimed at the grade 1 2018 Summer Cup. Trainer Gary Alexander’s Await The Dawn gelding...