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O’Brien to stay on song in Irish Oaks

THE prospect of an Aidan O’Brien one-horse race in Saturday’s  Darley  Irish  Oaks  appears  to  have  been  avoided  with  news  earlier  this  week  that  two  British-trained  runners  have  been added to the line-up for the 2400m Classic contest. With O’Brien’s...

Remembering Ruffian

Thursday, 7 July marked the 41st anniversary of the death of arguably one of the greatest fillies of the modern racing era, Ruffian, writes LISA BARRETT. Her efforts at the track were so brilliant that she was ranked by...

“I have to improve in the office,” says rags-to-riches Moreira

"THE area I know I can improve is in the office - I missed a few winners because I lost concentration and didn't do a proper job selecting my rides. I can do that better and I will get...

“Kids go crazy!” reports Fayd’Herbe

"THE crowds go wild here in Mauritius, they shout like crazy, including the kids," said jockey Bernard Fayd'Herbe after enjoying his first meeting at Champ De Mars in Mauritius last Saturday. "It's a mind-blowing experience, there are kids who come...

Lloyd heads chase for Brisbane title

JOCKEY Jeff Lloyd edged further ahead in the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership on a day when Australia’s controversial whip rules were in the spotlight again. The 55-year-old former South African, who collapsed after suffering a stroke in 2012 and doubted whether...

Mubtaahij, close third at Belmont

MUBTAAHIJ, the 2-1 favourite for Saturday’s Gr2 Suburban Handicap over 2000m at Belmont Park, finished third to Effinex in a scratched-reduced field of seven older horses. Mubtaahij, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. angled in sharply to what appeared to be...

Brian Finch, man with bruised shoulders

JUDGED by his social media time lines, retired Capetonian racing fanatic Brian Finch has made it his mission to see the Seven Wonders Of The World, and any number of other wonderful things like the Flower Show at Hampton...

Mubtaahij is favourite for US Gr2

FORMER Mike de Kock-trained Mubtaahij, who is in the care of Kiaran McLaughlin in New York, will make his seasonal debut in the Gr2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday. He will be re-united with jockey Irad Ortiz,...

Big Orange ‘juices them’ for Drakenstein

ARTIST and racing enthusiast Darren Birdie tweeted this drawing of Big Orange, in celebration of the five-year-old gelding’s win in Wednesday’s Gr2 Princess Of Wales's Arqana Racing Stakes over 2400m at Newmarket. "He juiced them again!" enthused Birdie. Big Orange,...

‘Newmarket Monopoly’ celebrates historic village

HERE’s an interesting special release: Monopoly with a horseracing theme, distributed to selected shelves in the UK on Wednesday, 7 July. A limited edition package of ‘Newmarket Monopoly’ has been created. This unique version of the famous original is a...

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No more time to waste!

MANY South African racing fans would have been shocked by Mike de Kock’s official announcement on Monday that he and son Mathew will be setting up a satellite yard in Australia. Others will argue that...