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Grand Heritage field for 2018

HERE is the field for the 750,000 WSB Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type) over 1475m on the Vaal Outside turf track on 29 September 2018. Up-and-coming Pietro Mascagni (photo) is among the runners. (No., draw, name, weight, MR, equipment, jockey, trainer): 1...

SA jockeys get Sunday rides at Kranji

THE South African jockeys scheduled to compete at next Tuesday’s  PGI Jockeys Challenge at Kranji Racecourse in Singapore, have secured 13 rides between them at Sunday’s Kranji meeting to “test the water”. The rides were arranged by Singapore-based Gareth Pepper,...

Phumelela CEO Rian du Plessis resigns

RIAN du Plessis has resigned as CEO of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure, the racing operator. The board of directors has notified its shareholders that Mr Du Plessis has tendered his resignation for personal reasons, effective from 17 September 2018. He...

Vaal meetings moved to Turffontein

THE race meetings programmed for the Vaal Classic track this Thursday 20 September and Thursday 27 September have been switched to the Turffontein Inside track. The change in venue has necessitated changing the distance of Race 5 at this Thursday’s...

Ramsden’s raiding party

CLASSY filly Rose In Bloom (photo) posted an overdue third career win in an Assessment Plate over 1450m at Turffontein on Saturday and with some improvement to come, she is sure to be a factor in her targeted race,...

Hewitson, Randolph back soon

CHAMPION jockey Lyle Hewitson and KZN veteran Stuart Randolph, injured in crashing falls at Scottsville on Sunday, both hope to be riding again soon. Hewitson has some soft tissue damage to his left knee and commented on Monday: “I am...

Top UK runners retire following injuries

TWO of the leading horses of the year's UK Flat racing season - Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior - have been retired after suffering injuries on Saturday. Aidan O'Brien-trained Saxon Warrior won the first Classic of 2018, the 2,000 Guineas,...

Potent CTS R2R Sale reveals future stars

NOW that entries are closed for the Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) Ready to Run (RTR) Sale, to be held on Friday 23 November at Durbanville racecourse, CTS focus turns to the release of the final catalogue, due for mid-October. The...

The youngsters get on with it

A popular racing saying for a filly winning easily is, “she looked like she was dropped in by helicopter at the 300m-mark”! This is an apt description for the win posted at Turffontein on Saturday by Silvano filly Penny...

O’Brien and Moore back in the limelight

  KEW Gardens fended off the late challenge of favourite Lah Ti Dar to give Aidan O’Brien a sixth victory in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster. Sent off a 3-1 chance in the hands of Ryan Moore, Kew Gardens was buried in the...