Nicola Currie

Currie could break dry spell at Royal Ascot

HATS, pageantry and winning jockeys with a Y chromosome: it is all part of the tradition at Royal Ascot, this year's renewal starting on Tuesday. Lizzie Kelly, Bryony Frost and Rachael Blackmore all rode winners at Cheltenham in March...
La Bella Mia wins the Gr2 Post Merchants.

La Bella Mia runs through them

IT looked much like a two-horse race on paper between the star Cape speedsters Kasimir and Bold Respect, but both had to give way in the R400 000, Grade 2 Post Merchants over 1 200m at Greyville to the...

Turffontein Saturday: Trainers’ views

SATURDAY's interview package for Turffontein includes runner previews by Paul Peter, Dorrie Sham, Clayton Matthee (for Mike de Kock) and Gabi Soma (for Joe Soma). Use the info to win.
Anton Marcus will ride Hawwaam.

Marcus, Lerena’s July mounts confirmed

GAVIN Lerena will be riding the Eric Sands-trained Rainbow Bridge in the Vodacom Durban July and Anton Marcus will be aboard the Mike de Kock-trained Hawwaam. Sands and owner Mike Rattray had been under the impression Anton Marcus would be...
Fox is big on racing, and it makes a huge difference to reach.

Mainstream TV coverage is racing’s saviour

IN a generation that has grown up with the ability to hold the world in their hand through a cell phone, there is still a place for an old-fashioned way of reaching people, especially in sports. Television has indeed proven...
Pat O'Neill, will be fondly remembered.

Pat O’Neill dies, aged 93

THE racing industry is mourning the death on Tuesday of the Honourable Patricia Cavendish O’Neill, the great animal lover, author, racehorse trainer and breeder associated with former champion breeders, Broadlands Stud.  She was 93. O’Neill was an activist and a...

Investec Oaks and Derby wrap

ANDREW Bon spent some extra time in the UK following his attending the 2019 Investec Derby - he has sent his compilation video which captures all the special moments of this year's Oaks and Derby, and some behind-the-scenes shots.
Do It Again (Richard Fourie), after the Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.

Handicapper’s latest notes

DO IT AGAIN’s merit rating remains unchanged on 125 after he ran down CIRILLO in the closing stages of the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge (WFA) over 1600m at Greyville on Saturday, 8 June. In fact, DO IT AGAIN,...
Edict Of Nantes, Klawervlei Farm Sale Graduate.

Klawervlei’s big week for social and business

THE annual Klawervlei farm sale, coupled with the Kuda Golf Day is undoubtedly one the best social occasions of the year. There is a chance, too, to secure excellent bloodstock at value prices and this year an additional sale...
Kayden's Pride and connections in the winner's enclosure.

Kotzen beats former boss with first Listed winner

SUMMERVELD trainer Nathan Kotzen enjoyed his first Listed success when two-year-old colt Kayden’s Pride (Muzi Yeni) flew up late in the Gatecrasher Stakes over 1400m at Greyville on Saturday to take out the favourite, Alramz. Kotzen, in his second year...