Friday, September 21, 2018
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SA jockeys get Sunday rides at Kranji

THE South African jockeys scheduled to compete at next Tuesday’s  PGI Jockeys Challenge at Kranji Racecourse in Singapore, have secured 13 rides between them at Sunday’s Kranji meeting to “test the water”. The rides were arranged by Singapore-based Gareth Pepper,...

Top UK runners retire following injuries

TWO of the leading horses of the year's UK Flat racing season - Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior - have been retired after suffering injuries on Saturday. Aidan O'Brien-trained Saxon Warrior won the first Classic of 2018, the 2,000 Guineas,...

O’Brien and Moore back in the limelight

  KEW Gardens fended off the late challenge of favourite Lah Ti Dar to give Aidan O’Brien a sixth victory in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster. Sent off a 3-1 chance in the hands of Ryan Moore, Kew Gardens was buried in the...

‘Mare Of The World’ wins again!

WHERE will it end? Winx, the wonder horse dubbed 'Mare of the world' by the Australian racing press, has created history again by becoming the first horse to win three consecutive Gr1 George Main Stakes, extending her winning streak...

Enable in control after rest

ENABLE made light of her 342-day absence from the racetrack with a convincing win in the Gr3 188Bet September Stakes over 2400m at Kempton on Saturday where she defeated Crystal Ocean. The star filly and Frankie Dettori controlled matters on...

Master trainer’s advice on picking horses

MARK Johnstone, who recently set a record for the number of career winners by a trainer in the UK, speaks to Racing Post about his methods of picking thoroughbreds for his racing operation. So when Johnston opens his catalogue, what...

Grant van Niekerk’s flying start

GRANT van Niekerk was quickly off the mark at Sha-Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday. Van Niekerk won his very first race on the eight-year-old Triumphant Jewel and scored another success in Race 10 on World Record. Triumphant Jewel ran...

Godolphin’s landmark 5000

SHEIKH Mohammed’s Godolphin stable chalked up its 5,000th winner worldwide when Expecting To Fly, trained by Henri-Alex Pantall, ridden by Hugo Journiac, landed a Maiden over 1600m at La Teste de Buch, France, on Thursday. It came 25 years, eight...

Unstoppable Winx makes history!

WINX, the thoroughbred phenomenon, swept to her 26th successive victory in the Gr1 race named after her, at Royal Randwick on Saturday. The seven-year-old mare came from her customary race position  - among the backmarkers, turned on the heat and...

Winx is “picture perfect”

WINX is in 'picture perfect' order for her bid to win the race named after her, Saturday's Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, according to trainer Chris Waller. She galloped at the break of dawn at Rosehill, Thursday. In...

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The Turf Talk Time Machine # 32

SECRETARIAT (March 30, 1970 – October 4, 1989) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who, in 1973, became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. His record-breaking win in the Belmont Stakes, where he left the field 31 lengths...