Friday, April 26, 2019
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

“This is not a normal horse” – The Azzman

MIKE Azzie said if Triple Crown hero Abashiri was not at his peak on Saturday for the Vodacom Durban July he would be pretty close to it. Azzie said he had to put out of his head everybody saying Abashiri...

To win the Durban July you need Solid Speed!

RACING's Walking Encyclopedia Charles Faull employs the Weight-For-Age Scale (WFA) to find the winner of Saturday's Vodacom Durban July. Note: lb = pounds, and in racing terms 1lb = 0,5kg. *Scroll to bottom for INform Race Card Faull writes: This race is...

Besieged Khumalo gets July ride after all

THE mercurial S'Manga Khumalo, a hero to some and a villain to others, will have a ride in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July after all. Khumalo, who won the 2013 "July" on Heavy Metal, has been declared to ride Trophy...

Kennedy has enough Rocket Fuel to challenge

WARREN Kennedy, who rode 100-1 shot Forest Path into third in the 2009 Vodacom Durban July, rides three-year-old Rocketball for Gavin van Zyl in this year’s renewal. He described 28-1 chance Rocketball as a “very strong horse”, so was not...

Confident Van Niekerk changes tune on wide draw

JOCKEY Grant van Niekerk, who turns 25 on Thursday, is hoping to gain compensation for being “robbed” on 55-1 shot Smanjemanje in the Vodacom July four years ago. He recalled: “It was my first ride in the race and I...

Delpech, Marcus hunt July record

JOCKEYS Anthony Delpech and Anton Marcus will both be attempting to land a record-breaking fifth win in South Africa's biggest horse race, the Vodacom Durban July, at Greyville on Saturday. Delpech looks to have the better chance of achieving the...

Record turnovers expected at “July” meeting

RECORD amounts are set to be bet on the country’s most popular horse race, the Vodacom Durban July at Greyville this Saturday. Tote betting giant TAB opened pools on the big race meeting on Monday and has urged customers to...

SA racing’s celebrity lookalikes

THE human race is one big happy family - we're all connected, say the guru's. We fight and make war and kill each other but deep down we're all alike, and many of us look alike! Here's something to lighten...

Patience, care works wonders for old guy Penhaligon

TRAINER Alyson Wright will attest to the fact that success with old, problematic horses is one of the most satisfying things in a trainers’ career. It takes patience, more than anything else, but the rewards are good. Wright has brought...

Triple Crown trainers at Sibyaya

IN the spirit of The Triple Crown and the forthcoming Vodacom Durban July which succeeds the Sibaya Yearling Sale, a Triple Crown cocktail evening will be held at Sibaya on Monday, 27 June, starting at 6 for 7pm. Held on...

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Sheikh Mohammed wants DWC back on top!

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