Friday, July 19, 2019
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

The Summerhill success story

NOTHING in life is of lasting value without genuine effort, writes Summerhill Stud's MICK GOSS, who has just landed the farm's 10th Breeders' Championship. Genius alone is not a passport to separating the great from the genuinely good. In our...

‘Louis’ is a big-value stallion at 10k a pop!

AT the start of the thoroughbred covering season, new stallion Louis The King is an option breeders are talking about. With a service fee of only R10,000, Louis The King looks like exceptional value for a horse of his...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 7

IN today's edition of Turf Talk Time Machine we go back to January 2008. On the photo, from the left, is leading bloodstock agent John Freeman of the Thoroughbred Group, legendary South African trainer Peter Kannemeyer and Lester Piggott, whom...

Legal Eagle holds court at Equus 2016

LEGAL Eagle, a son of 2004 Vodacom Durban July winner Greys Inn, is Horse of the Year for the 2015-16 racing season. The five-year-old gelding received South African racing’s top accolade when the Equus Awards for last season (1 August...

In search of a star performer

OWNERS and trainers will be searching for a star performer like Bela-Bela at this week’s BSA National Two-Year-Old Sale to be held at the TBA complex in Germiston. The sale takes place this Thursday and Friday with a 6pm start...

Soft Falling Rain colt, born Saturday

THIS youngster is the first known colt sired by multiple international stakes winner Soft Falling Rain, who stands at Mary Slack's Wilgerbosdrift Stud. He's only 48 hours old, born on Saturday night at Jessica Slack's Mauritzfontein Stud from the Jet...

Gold Circle reflects on Champions Season

THE dust has settled on another highly successful Champions Season in KwaZulu-Natal and the 2016 National Championships of South African racing again produced many memorable and exciting finishes as well performances out of the top drawer by both horse...

GSB’s cheapies rake in a quarter-mil in one day

JUSTIN Vermaak’s Horse Syndication and Race Management business, Green Street Bloodstock, is going from strength to strength in what has so far been an excellent year for GSB’s growing band of owners. Horses owned by GSB, who keeps small investors...

‘Green’ is the colour of money for BSA’s 3-y-o winners

THE winners of Bloodstock South Africa’s pair of R1 million races for three-year-olds at Scottsville on Sunday were both sired by Champion Freshman stallion Gimmethegreenlight, and both were raised at Varsfontein Stud. Dennis Drier’s colt Hack Green remained unbeaten with...

Greg Cheyne returns with a 6-1 winner

FORMER Durban July winning jockey Greg Cheyne returned from serious injury and a seven-month layoff with a 6-1 winner for trainer Justin Snaith at Kenilworth on Saturday. Cheyne booted home Fire Master in Race 7, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1200m...

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December Breeding Stock yields a Tatts record

TATTERSALLS ended its 250th anniversary year on a high at the December Breeding Stock Sale in Newmarket last week when recording a total annual turnover of 265 million guineas, a record for Europe’s leading auction house. It was Hazariya (headline...

David Allan visits Central Asia