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A tribute to Jean Heming (1940 – 2018)

JEAN Heming, multiple Champion Trainer of South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, has died at her home in Dornoch, Scotland, aged 78. We’re publishing today a tribute to the “Jean Machine” in the form of a definitive interview with...

Takingthepeace is fit and well

“TAKINGTHEPEACE is fit and well and she’ll be right there today,” Mathew de Kock said about the Mike de Kock stable’s popular Gr1 winner who will contest Race 3 over 1800m on the inside track today. “She’s come on from...

Van Halen set to rock Cape Town

VAN Halen will be leaving for Cape Town this Sunday following his effortless comeback win in 1200m contest on Turffontein’s inside track, Thursday. The Spies stable was delighted with the way the three-year-old gelding disposed of Green Haze and others...

Van Halen returns at Turffontein

HERE is Gr1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner Van Halen, seen in his Kuda-sponsored light sheet. Van Halen makes his first appearance as a three-year-old (his first run since May) in an Assessment Plate over 1200m at Turffontein on Thursday....

Long live the racing purist!

THE other day, senior trainers Scott Kenny and Stanley Ferreira were discussing their racing experiences from the 1970s and 1980s. In the course of their conversation they remembered erstwhile top owner Fred Kinnear and his trainer-brother Harold Kinnear, most...

Darryl Moore’s first winner

DARRYL Moore saddled his first winner as a licensed trainer when Golden Pheasant (5-1) posted a workmanlike success in a MR72 Handicap over 1400m at Greyville on Sunday, 14 October. Golden Pheasant, by Antonius Pius, races for Nigel Riley’s Heversham...

Jockey Cam on Redzel

KERRIN McEvoy had a Jockey Cam fitted to his cap for Saturday's $13-million The Everest Sprint at Royal Randwick. See the action from the cam as they start, Redzel jumps and leads from gun to tape in this prestigious...

Heritage races to October 20

THE World Sports Betting Grand Series Leg 1 and 2, as well as the Grand Series Consolation, will be run at Turffontein next Saturday, October 20. Clyde Basel, Racing Executive of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd., made the announcement after the...

Redzel conquers Everest a second time

REDZEL won the world’s richest turf race for the second straight time in Sydney Saturday, storming to victory ahead of a host of top-rated sprinters to clinch The Everest crown. With Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, he took a commanding...

Rain sinks Grand Series meeting

The Grand Series meeting at Turffontein has been abandoned after four races. Severe electrical storms, heavy downpours and persistent rain the track untraceable and the decision was made following a track inspection.  An announcement will be made as to when the...