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Unlikely hero claims match race bonus

JUST a few weeks ago there wouldn’t have been a gambler on planet earth predicting that bread-and-butter handicapper Dan The Lad, by Dan De Lago, would contest a well-prized and rare South African match race. And win it! Racing, however,...

AHS hype is affecting the business of racing

“THE hype around African Horse Sickness (AHS) is affecting my business, the business of racing, the value of certain horses and by implication the income of those who need it most, the grooms,” trainer Mike de Kock said at...

Purton rides into record books

Zac Purton’s stunning surge to record-equalling status at Hong Kong’s Longines international meeting has come against a grim backdrop — the contrasting plights of Tye ­Angland and Nash Rawiller. With Angland hospitalised after a race fall two weeks ago at...

Legal Eagle schools the youngsters

THERE was a quiet expectation that South Africa’s champion miler Legal Eagle would finally be toppled in Saturday’s Gr2 Green Point Stakes at Kenilworth. Rising eight, he is getting on and was lined up in what was dubbed the...

Saturday’s Vaal interviews

TODAY's interview package features two new faces in Gokhan Terzi (photo) and Ashley Fortune, alongside regulars Paul Peter and Mathew de Kock. They have a few key runners between them, the package will assist punters with some clues to...

The title race is on!

JUSTIN Snaith and Richard Fourie bagged four winners together at Kenilworth on Wednesday and Snaith won another race partnering with Aldo Domeyer to take their tallies for the season to 70 (16.5%) and 64 (26.3%) respectively, for the 2018/19...

Gr1 Cape Guineas fields

THE final fields for the Guineas double feature at Kenilworth on Saturday 15 December were announced on Thursday and include the best of both sexes head by the alternate first legs of the SA Triple Crown and Triple Tiara. Here...

‘Never burn your bridges’ said Peter K

Here is part 2 of Turf Talk’s tribute to Peter Kannemeyer, who died on Monday. It’s taken from Legends of The Turf Volume 2: (Createspace, 2014) by Charl Pretorius and deals mainly with PK’s personal side. In part 1, retired...

Dan The Lad steps into 250k match race

THE WSB Grand Series will draw to a close at the Vaal on Saturday with the running of the Match Race between the winner of the first leg and the runner-up in Leg 2. The race was originally scheduled to...

Highveld Autumn’s quality fare

AFTER an extremely successful G-Bets Gauteng Summer Cup, racing enthusiasts can start planning for what promises to be a stellar Highveld Autumn Season. First up is the Betting World Gauteng Guineas (Grade 2 for 3-year-olds), which will be run at...