Sunday, January 26, 2020
SA Racing

SA Racing

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

Mike Robinson.

Robinson, Bass-Robinson comments for Kenilworth

HERE are runner comments for today's Kenilworth meeting, taken from the websites of trainers Mike Robinson and Candice Bass-Robinson. MIKE ROBINSON RACE 2  off at 13:35 MDN  1400m 9. SUDDEN STAR (CORNE’ OFFER – 59kgs) Drawn 7/10 and improved very nicely since his...
Vardy with Greg Blank (left) and Adam Marcus. (Photo: Wayne Marks).

Adam Marcus on his Sun Met runners

TRAINER Adam Marcus finds himself holding the trump cards for his home city of Cape Town's biggest race, the Sun Met, a scenario which would have seemed unimaginable a couple of seasons ago, and he is thrilled with the...

Where have all our owners gone?

OUR base of racehorse owners in South Africa has markedly declined, and I’d like to establish why, writes JOHN FREEMAN. When I became an owner over 45 years ago everyone wore their Owners badges willingly and with immense pride. Twenty...
Rainbow Bridge, last year's winner.

Sun Met field and draws

FOURTEEN runners will line-up for the Sun Met over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday 1 February. With the exception of Soqrat, all the highest merit-rated middle-distance horses in the country will line up for this Grade 1 race carrying prize...
Piet Steyn (left), Grant Behr and Karen Norman in the winner's enclosure.

Small trainers keep the industry intact

AMONG all the niggling problems in SA racing, here is arguably the biggest one: We’re in grave and immediate danger of becoming a small niche industry with perhaps the 10 leading owners and trainers racing against each other in...

Turffontein trainer interviews

ANDREW BON's interview package today features interviews with Gavin Lerena, Gary Alexander, Tony Peter and Clinton Binda.
Salestopper, Lot 99, by Silvano.

Silver linings to lower figures at CPYS

WHILE the figures from the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale were down on figures posted in recent years, there were some silver linings giving hope for the future. Five passed the magic million mark and the top lot fetched...
Action at CTICC.

All roads lead to CPYS 2020

ALL roads lead to the Cape Town International Convention Centre this Thursday - that's the message from Cape Thoroughbred Sales CEO, Wehann Smith, as the company prepares to host their 10th Cape Premier Yearling Sale, writes DAVID MOLLETT. Commenting on...
Greg Blank (right), with Andrew Bon.

Blank tells his Vardy story

VARDY’s party-owner Greg Blank has always been known to have discovered the Fountain Of Youth – he drinks from it in Camps Bay these days following his departure from Johannesburg. When we picked up the number ‘41’ in a televised...
Kilindini (Corne Orffer) winning the Gr1 Cape Guineas. (Wayne Marks).

Kilindini: Varsfontein’s latest star export

THE Kalmanson family’s Varsfontein Stud deservedly ranks among South African breeders’ royalty, having raised international stars Spook Express, Perfect Promise, Irridesence and more recently Yulong Prince (Surcharge), on the plains of their fine Paarl establishment. Perfect Promise (Caesour), was the...

Featured Articles

Shoes are not needed on four hooves

NICKY Henderson and Paul Webber are among the senior figures in jump racing to back fellow trainer Mick Easterby in his call for the BHA to review a new rule that will enforce the wearing of horseshoes on all...
Frankie Dettori and Enable

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