Friday, April 26, 2019
SA Racing

SA Racing

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

Gavin Lerena.

Lerena to appeal suspension

GAVIN Lerena’s retainer by Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift Studs means the ride on Hawwaam will likely be available to another lucky jockey in the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Challenge on May 4 at Turffontein as he is probably going to...
Vaal Racecourse.

Vaal Thursday sinks

FOLLOWING a track inspection and horses galloping on both tracks at the Vaal, the decision has been taken to abandon today's race meeting at the Vaal Classic track dated Thursday 25th April 2019 due to a waterlogged track. Tuesday's meeting...
Masaki, R9-million yearling.

De Kock pays record R9-million for yearling

RECORDS were shattered on a mind-blowing first day of the 2019 Emperors Palace Bloodstock SA National Yearling Sale. The TBA complex was buzzing with excitement coupled with a sense of disbelief when Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club...

Visionaire’s hot run

LAMMERSKRAAL’s resident stallion Visionaire (USA, Grand Slam)has sired seven individual winners in the last 10 days. They’ve won at tracks around the country for different trainers, with Dennis Drier saddling Caliente and For The Last Time and Fiorano (Tony Rivalland),...
Lot 222 Camelot colt, Klawervlei Stud.

Klawervlei has ‘plums’ at National Sale

SOUTH Africa’s reigning Champion Breeders, Klawervlei Stud, will be offering an exceptional strong draft of yearlings at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale that starts at the TBA Complex on Wednesday. Klawervlei’s consignment includes yearlings by not only top...
Gins N Roses

Gins ‘N Roses at Turffontein

CLYDE Basel and his marketing team at Phumelela are most excited about their “Gins ’N Roses’ Festival, scheduled for Champions Day at Turffontein on Saturday, 4 May. Cleverly named after the famous rock band, Guns ’N Roses, the event will...
Justin Snaith.

Snaith finds gold in the right places

JUSTIN Snaith and his patron Nic Jonsson have enjoyed a good start to the KZN Champions Season with wins by juveniles Somewhere In Time and Miss Florida, and Miyabi Gold put an early feature win on the board for...

Monks Hood’s half-brother at Nationals

FROM small beginnings, Benmarne Stud recently produced the champion three-year-old, Monks Hood, exported to Hong Kong. Here's a preview of their 2019 National Sales Draft by Andrew Bon.

Saturday comments, Turffontein

HERE's Andrew Bon's regular Saturday interview package featuring Paul Matchett, Mathew de Kock, Steven Lerena, Geoff Woodruff and in-form Roy Magner. A lot of ground covered for a low-key meeting, and the clues are all here!
Ryan Munger.

Munger boots home four at Fairview

SPIRITED Ryan Munger booted home 1000-1 four-timer at Fairview on Friday. His winners included Justin Snaith’s Madonna in the Listed East Cape Oaks over 2000m. Munger took his seasonal tally to 109 winners and he remains in the Top 5...

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Buy a stakes winner: Just put your hand up!

ONE has to outlay a fortune to acquire a Stakes winner, right? Wrong. Not if the results of the weekend's Turffontein meeting are anything to go by, writes ADA VAN DER BENT. Four of the seven Graded Stakes contested on...

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