Friday, September 21, 2018
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Grand Heritage field for 2018

HERE is the field for the 750,000 WSB Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type) over 1475m on the Vaal Outside turf track on 29 September 2018. Up-and-coming Pietro Mascagni (photo) is among the runners. (No., draw, name, weight, MR, equipment, jockey, trainer): 1...

Phumelela CEO Rian du Plessis resigns

RIAN du Plessis has resigned as CEO of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure, the racing operator. The board of directors has notified its shareholders that Mr Du Plessis has tendered his resignation for personal reasons, effective from 17 September 2018. He...

Vaal meetings moved to Turffontein

THE race meetings programmed for the Vaal Classic track this Thursday 20 September and Thursday 27 September have been switched to the Turffontein Inside track. The change in venue has necessitated changing the distance of Race 5 at this Thursday’s...

Ramsden’s raiding party

CLASSY filly Rose In Bloom (photo) posted an overdue third career win in an Assessment Plate over 1450m at Turffontein on Saturday and with some improvement to come, she is sure to be a factor in her targeted race,...

Hewitson, Randolph back soon

CHAMPION jockey Lyle Hewitson and KZN veteran Stuart Randolph, injured in crashing falls at Scottsville on Sunday, both hope to be riding again soon. Hewitson has some soft tissue damage to his left knee and commented on Monday: “I am...

Potent CTS R2R Sale reveals future stars

NOW that entries are closed for the Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) Ready to Run (RTR) Sale, to be held on Friday 23 November at Durbanville racecourse, CTS focus turns to the release of the final catalogue, due for mid-October. The...

The youngsters get on with it

A popular racing saying for a filly winning easily is, “she looked like she was dropped in by helicopter at the 300m-mark”! This is an apt description for the win posted at Turffontein on Saturday by Silvano filly Penny...

Trainers at Turffontein, 15 September

ANDREW Bon presents a 14-minute interview package for Saturday's Turffontein meeting. He speaks to Adam Azzie, Sean Tarry, Mathew de Kock and Geoff Woodruff, covering 25 key runners. Scroll down too for a full sheet of card changes. https://youtu.be/LX6qi5dOYQk Card_Changes_Turffontein Inside_20180915at825

CTS promises more

ENTRIES have closed for the Cape Premier Yearling Sale (CPYS), hosted by Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS), to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 23 and 24 January 2019. Attention at CTS has now shifted to getting...

A Maiden Plate worth R1-million

A R1-million race for maidens will add lots of spice to the Peermont Emperor’s Palace Charity Mile race meeting at Turffontein on Saturday 3 November. The inaugural Monaco Million Maiden Sprint over 1160m is an amazing opportunity for the owners...

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