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It’s all in Van Halen’s blood, really!

RACING evolves in ongoing bloodline cycles, a small number of top quality lines showing up often, others re-surfacing later than expected and some appearing unexpectedly after a while to remind us of their potency. The “Rock Opera” cycle started in...

Romanised (25-1) wins Irish 2000 Guineas

ROMANISED gave trainer Ken Condon his first Classic success when springing a 25-1 surprise in the Gr1 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Ridden by Shane Foley, who won the Irish 1,000 on Jet Setting in 2016, Romanised ran...

Sommerlied delivers career best in SA Fillies Sprint

HAVING finished well beaten on two short-priced Dennis Drier-trained runners in the two-year-old features on Tsogo Sun Sprint Day at Scottsville, jockey Sean Veale felt he was “under pressure” coming into the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint over 1200m, riding...

Follow the money into team Snaith’s Kasimir

CHAMPION trainer elect, Justin Snaith, has only five runners across two of the four Gr1 features at today’s Tsogo Sun Sprint Festival at Scottsville, but could come away with victory in the afternoon’s main feature. At this writing (730am) Snaith’s...

Smiles all round after BSA’s Mare Sale

BLOODSTOCK SA’s Cape Mare and Weanling Sale held at Mistico on Thursday turned over a satisfactory R6,8-milion and served an excellent cross-section of buyers, all of whom came away happy with their investments. Most chuffed of all were Nigel Riley...

Big pools at Sprint Festival

THERE's big money to be made with TAB at Scottsville’s “festival of speed” race day on Saturday. The Pick 6 pool is expected to reach R3.9 million, boosted by a carryover bonus of R1 million. That action kicks off in...

Coral Fever wins RA’s Horse Of The Season

PREMIER's Champions Challenge winner Coral Fever was named Highveld Horse of the Season at Wednesday night’s Racing Association Awards held in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein Racecourse. The Robbie Sage-trained runner has been one of the most consistent runners this...

Haley Moore stops loose horse in its tracks

AT The Races on-course presenter Hayley Moore has shocked viewers and her fellow commentators with an incredibly courageous display of horsemanship at Chepstow on Tuesday. Moore, the daughter of trainer Gary and sister to champion jockey Ryan, was on presenting...

Four Gr1 sprints on Saturday

TSOGO Sun raceday at Scottsville in Pietermaritzburg this coming weekend confirmed its status as the sprinting capital of South Africa when full fields of 16 runners plus reserves were carded for the four Grade 1 races over 1 200m...

Daily News noms

HERE are the first entries for the Gr1 Daily News 2000, to be run at Greyville on Saturday, 2 June. The noms include impressive Daisy Guineas winner Do It Again (photo). 2 DO IT AGAIN        (3G) 60.0 110   Justin Snaith      17...