Monday, February 17, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Durbanville track set for a revamp

THE racetrack at Durbanville is set for a face-lift. Work is due to start at the end of October on eliminating the course's much-criticised ridge and furrow. In recent years the country course has managed to attract horses of the...

Black Minnaloushe filly tops CTS Sale

THE CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale held at Durbanville on Saturday evening drew a good crowd of buyers, who spent just under R3,5-million on 61 of the 86 lots passed through the auction ring. Top price of R340,000 was paid for...

Jockey Delpech to be retained by Mary Slack

FOUR-time Vodacom Durban July champion jockey, Anthony Delpech, is joining Mary Slack as a retained jockey, after a successful seven year partnership with one of the country’s top stud farms and wine estates, Avontuur. Delpech, who still holds the South...

Buy Low, Sell High!

CTS Sales Manager Amanda Carey believes that Saturday’s August Two-Year-Old Sale at Durbanville is one of the best auctions for “pinhooking”, the practice of buying young horses, overseeing their breaking in and training, and eventually re-selling them as race-ready...

Kimberley’s big day

SATURDAY's Flamingo Park Raceday will be highly competitive this year as more out-of-province trainers than ever before will be bringing their horses to the Kimberley track to compete for decent stakes. The meeting has gained a reputation as a fantastic...

Frankelwatch: Mike de Kock’s filly arrives

A second representative of European sire sensation Frankel has set foot on South African soil, following Miss Frankel, who is already in training with Dennis Drier. Named Mazaaher, this now two-year-old was one of 15 lots bought by Sheikh Hamdan...

Rare Tiger Ridge offspring at CTS August Sale

THE last few offspring of deceased stallion Tiger Ridge will be sold at the remaining bloodstock auctions of 2016 and Wilgerbosdrift Stud has consigned four of them to Saturday’s CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale. “The last of the last Tiger Ridge...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 5

CLASS of '88 and '89: Here's a photo taken in the paddock at the old Newmarket Racecourse in Alberton, where most meetings were staged on Wednesday afternoons. The jockeys on the pic are, from the left, Johnny Geroudis, Charles van...

Equus Awards Nominees for 2016

THE  stars of the 2015/16 South African horseracing season will be acknowledged and honoured  at the Equus Awards which will be held at the Convention Centre, Emperors Palace, on Tuesday 16 August. Exceptional performance on the track across the spectrum...

The Life Of Brian

WE reported some time ago about Brian Finch, the intrepid world traveller and shoulder-rubber with racing’s elite. We have more news of Brian today as we remain intrigued and in fact inspired by the retired South African-based businessman who...

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The SA Showjumping Derby

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