Gavin Lerena.

Lerena to appeal suspension

GAVIN Lerena’s retainer by Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift Studs means the ride on Hawwaam will likely be available to another lucky jockey in the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Challenge on May 4 at Turffontein as he is probably going to...
Vaal Racecourse.

Vaal Thursday sinks

FOLLOWING a track inspection and horses galloping on both tracks at the Vaal, the decision has been taken to abandon today's race meeting at the Vaal Classic track dated Thursday 25th April 2019 due to a waterlogged track. Tuesday's meeting...
Masaki, R9-million yearling.

De Kock pays record R9-million for yearling

RECORDS were shattered on a mind-blowing first day of the 2019 Emperors Palace Bloodstock SA National Yearling Sale. The TBA complex was buzzing with excitement coupled with a sense of disbelief when Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club...

Visionaire’s hot run

LAMMERSKRAAL’s resident stallion Visionaire (USA, Grand Slam)has sired seven individual winners in the last 10 days. They’ve won at tracks around the country for different trainers, with Dennis Drier saddling Caliente and For The Last Time and Fiorano (Tony Rivalland),...
Lot 222 Camelot colt, Klawervlei Stud.

Klawervlei has ‘plums’ at National Sale

SOUTH Africa’s reigning Champion Breeders, Klawervlei Stud, will be offering an exceptional strong draft of yearlings at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale that starts at the TBA Complex on Wednesday. Klawervlei’s consignment includes yearlings by not only top...
Gins N Roses

Gins ‘N Roses at Turffontein

CLYDE Basel and his marketing team at Phumelela are most excited about their “Gins ’N Roses’ Festival, scheduled for Champions Day at Turffontein on Saturday, 4 May. Cleverly named after the famous rock band, Guns ’N Roses, the event will...
Justin Snaith.

Snaith finds gold in the right places

JUSTIN Snaith and his patron Nic Jonsson have enjoyed a good start to the KZN Champions Season with wins by juveniles Somewhere In Time and Miss Florida, and Miyabi Gold put an early feature win on the board for...
Honeysuckle (Rachael Blackmore).

Another big win for Blackmore

HONEYSUCKLE extended her winning run to four with an imperious display in the Gr1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse. Henry de Bromhead's five-year-old gave jockey Rachael Blackmore her first Irish Gr1 win, following her...

Monks Hood’s half-brother at Nationals

FROM small beginnings, Benmarne Stud recently produced the champion three-year-old, Monks Hood, exported to Hong Kong. Here's a preview of their 2019 National Sales Draft by Andrew Bon.

Saturday comments, Turffontein

HERE's Andrew Bon's regular Saturday interview package featuring Paul Matchett, Mathew de Kock, Steven Lerena, Geoff Woodruff and in-form Roy Magner. A lot of ground covered for a low-key meeting, and the clues are all here!