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Frankie’s 60th Royal Ascot win!

FRANKIE Dettori claimed his 60th Royal Ascot winner as Stradivarius took the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday after a thrilling finish. Dettori was at his best in the 4000m marathon on the 7-4 joint favourite, trained by John...

Randjes grooms settle after strike

TRAINERS and members of the grooms’ association met at Randjesfontein on Thursday and reached an agreement on wages. The grooms were asking for a minimum wage of R14,000 but have settled in the meantime for what trainer Mike Azzie...

Vaal races abandoned

THE race meeting, scheduled for the Vaal today, has been abandoned due to a grooms strike at Randjesfontein, where horses were unable to be loaded in order to leave the premises to the country course. In another report, there is...

Stoute’s 76th winner at Royal Ascot

SIR Michael Stoute became the winning-most trainer in Royal Ascot history yesterday when, 41 years after his first, Poet’s Word became his 76th winner at the meeting coming home a comfortable victor of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. The bookmakers...

Randjes: “Chaos that could get ugly”!

ANOTHER EFF-led strike by grooms at the Randjesfontein Training Centre north of Johannesburg is designed to cause the cancellation of the race meeting scheduled for the Vaal today. This follows a similar strike which led to the disruption of a...

Another Gr1 winner for Frankel

WITHOUT Parole claimed his fourth victory from as many starts with a clear-cut success in the Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes over 1600m at Royal Ascot. John Gosden's Frankel colt completed his hat-trick in the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown...

KZN Derby, Oaks fields

SATURDAY's Gr2 Track and Ball Derby and the Gr3 Track and Ball Oaks present the last chances for several Vodacom Durban July nominations to impress the selection panel ahead of the big race on 7 July. Strathdon, The Slade (headline...

Royal Ascot starts with shock win

ACCIDENTAL Agent (33-1) provided a shock victory in the Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes as the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting got off to a surprising start on Tuesday. The betting market suggested a battle between the powerful Godolphin and Coolmore operations as the...

Vodacom Durban July weights

A round 40 runners stood their ground when weights were published for the Vodacom Durban July on Tuesday morning. As expected Robbie Sage’s Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Coral Fever tops the scale with 60kg.  Only two jockeys have been declared...

Tarry on his Durban July prospects

CHAMPION trainer Sean Tarry, in a candid 15-minute interview with Andrew Bon, discusses all his Durban July prospects including Liege, Tilbury Fort ans Matador Man. Some interesting notes and observations on their respective preparation runs from a thorough professional. https://youtu.be/b2DNTzJOuvU?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg