Thursday, May 28, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Value buys assured at HiT Sale today

FOUR-year-old gelding Forest (photo), by Silvano, is one of 41 lots to come under the hammer at a Horses In Training Sale to be held at the Randjesfontein training centre, starting at 1pm this afternoon. Forest has lost his way...

Sun Met, sublime!

HERE's journeyman Andrew Bon with another short, enjoyable video capturing the spirit of Saturday's inaugural Sun Met, with clips of the Investec Cape Derby, the flamboyant Frankie Dettori's flying dismount from its winner Edict Of Nantes, and Brett Crawford's...

Met Baron Crawford: ‘Pour the man a Whisky!’

TRAINER Brett Crawford won the third ‘Met’ of his career and the first under the Sun International banner with the ironically named Whisky Baron (AUS) (6-1), who heralded a sparkling new era for the Cape’s flagship race after the...

Carry On Alice bags another Gr1 sprint

IT took three attempts for star mare Carry On Alice to win the Gr1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship over 1000m but she finally added the coveted sprinting trophy to her roll of honour with a game performance in...

The way to ‘Live Life!’

“THIS is the way to Live Life!” quipped newbie owner Piet du Toit on a rare visit to the races – his first purchase Live Life bagged the $500,000 CTS Sprint (Non Black Type), over 1200m at Kenilworth, Saturday. Du...

Bold Respect earns quick return for Sherrell family

LANCE and Delma Sherrell made a quick return on their R200,000 investment at last October’s CTS Ready To Run Sale when Bold Silvano’s son Bold Respect came up trumps in an exciting duel with Wonderwall in the inaugural R1-million...

The final countdown

UNLIKE Friday, when Cape Town woke up to a cloudburst, Saturday is a typical Cape Summer's Day - gloriously sunny and beautiful with a slight breeze and a cloudless sky. Despite yesterday's deluge, the track condition is excpected to be...

Gold Standard is the money horse

THERE was more late money yesterday for Glen Kotzen's three-year-old Gold Standard (photo), who was turned from 13-2 to 6-1 to win the Gr1 Sun Met. Gold Standard will race for the first time in the blue and white silks...

Ambassador Dettori has arrived

FRANKIE Dettori, Ambassador for Investec, has arrived in Cape Town and sipped on his first cocktail for the weekend with trainer Joey Ramsden and owner Kathy Finch. Dettori will be swinging a leg over a few for Ramsden, including Table...

Glen Hatt to Maine Chance as Vermaak departs

JUSTIN Vermaak will be leaving his position as Racing Manager to Maine Chance Farms to concentrate on the continued development of his fast-growing concern, Green Street Bloodstock. Maine Chance has seen some other managerial changes recently, with Tim Bootsma replacing...

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Sampie’s enduring kindness

SAMPIE Mokoakoe, a kind-hearted South African, took part in the recent Mongol Derby, the longest and toughest horse race on earth. His actions during the race are said to have inspired his fellow competitors, spectators,...