Friday, June 22, 2018
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Randjes grooms settle after strike

TRAINERS and members of the grooms’ association met at Randjesfontein on Thursday and reached an agreement on wages. The grooms were asking for a minimum wage of R14,000 but have settled in the meantime for what trainer Mike Azzie...

Vaal races abandoned

THE race meeting, scheduled for the Vaal today, has been abandoned due to a grooms strike at Randjesfontein, where horses were unable to be loaded in order to leave the premises to the country course. In another report, there is...

Randjes: “Chaos that could get ugly”!

ANOTHER EFF-led strike by grooms at the Randjesfontein Training Centre north of Johannesburg is designed to cause the cancellation of the race meeting scheduled for the Vaal today. This follows a similar strike which led to the disruption of a...

KZN Derby, Oaks fields

SATURDAY's Gr2 Track and Ball Derby and the Gr3 Track and Ball Oaks present the last chances for several Vodacom Durban July nominations to impress the selection panel ahead of the big race on 7 July. Strathdon, The Slade (headline...

Vodacom Durban July weights

A round 40 runners stood their ground when weights were published for the Vodacom Durban July on Tuesday morning. As expected Robbie Sage’s Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Coral Fever tops the scale with 60kg.  Only two jockeys have been declared...

Tarry on his Durban July prospects

CHAMPION trainer Sean Tarry, in a candid 15-minute interview with Andrew Bon, discusses all his Durban July prospects including Liege, Tilbury Fort ans Matador Man. Some interesting notes and observations on their respective preparation runs from a thorough professional. https://youtu.be/b2DNTzJOuvU?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg

Wrogemann is fully coherent after induced coma

INJURED jockey Gunter Wrogemann’s wife Sam reported on Sunday brings that he has been awoken from the induced coma he has been in since his heavy fall at Turffontein a fortnight ago. “So finally today I have good news, it’s...

Sniper Shot’s well-timed Post Merchants win

SNIPER Shot produced a sustained and well-timed run for jockey Keagan de Melo to win the Gr2 Post Merchants over 1200m at Greyville on Friday night from Black Cat Back. Wynkelder took third ahead of Pure Blonde. Black Cat Back...

Turffontein runner comments

ANDREW Bon went to Randjesfontein this week for a chat to Mathew de Kock, Adam Azzie and Sean Tarry who will saddle 26 runners between them at Saturday's Turffontein meeting. Listen to the advice and make your assessments before...

Klawervlei Farm Sale on Friday

TRIPLE Gr1 winner Captain Of All, a star son of the late Captain Al, sold at the Klawervlei Farm Sale, is now himself a stallion at the farm, where several of his own progeny will be sold at the...

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SA industry responds to Irwin’s exit

BARRY IRWIN, the controversial CEO of Team Valor International, a long-time supporter of South African horseracing (photo, right), has decided to exit the local industry and will be selling his racing and breeding stock at training centres and stud...

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