Thursday, September 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!

Callan Murray to be sponsored by Avontuur

AVONTUUR Estate GM Pippa Mickleburgh announced today that 19-year-old Callan Murray from Johannesburg will be sporting Avontuur branding from tomorrow when he participates in the Vaal race day, becoming the fourth jockey to be sponsored by the Western Cape...
Dominic Zaki, new career in racing.

Dominic Zaki joins Tellytrack

FORMER leading trainer Dominic Zaki (47), has joined the team at Tellytrack in the capacity of Editorial Director.  Zaki’s role at the station will be the day-to-day product, he has been charged with ensuring that the right information is...

Doug Whyte is booked for Abashiri in Durban July

TRAINER Mike Azzie has confirmed that he has booked former Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte for 2016 Triple Crown winner Abashiri in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban  (R4,25-million) over 2200m on Saturday, 2 July. In what has been a hard...

Lammerskraal brings high energy to CTS Sale

THE philosopher Thomas Aquinas once stated, “If the highest aim of a Captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” At Lammerskraal Stud, new owner Pieter Graaff has not only aimed to maintain the stud’s...

Klawervlei’s coup: A son of Tapit

KLAWERVLEI Stud has acquired Coup De Grace, the first son of US sire star Tapit to stand in South Africa. He is set to take up stud duties at Klawervlei in 2016 and is owned in partnership with Highlands...

All the best runners aimed at Durban July Day

WITH 180 entries received for the six feature races supporting the R4.25-million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on July 2, one might believe there is not a single top horse from anywhere in the country that...

Former Clerk of Scales Mark Rushton dies

MUCH admired Mark Rushton, the former Clerk Of Scales at Highveld Racecourses, has died of a suspected heart attack, aged 70. Rushton, you will remember, was the always impeccably dressed and eloquent gentleman jockeys nick-named ‘Mr Belvedere’ after the erstwhile...

J&B out of Met, new sponsor pending

A new sponsor for the J&B Met will be announced after Diageo SA, formally known as Brandhouse, and local distributor of J&B whiskey, has announced that it will no longer continue its sponsorship of one of South Africa’s flagship...

Watershed Friday as CTS sells top broodmares and fillies

FRIDAY is a watershed day for the Cape Thoroughbred Sales Company (CTS), who are staging its first Mare and Fillies For Stud Select Sale at Highlands Farm. Never before, has South Africa hosted a Select Sale of fillies and mares...

Piere Strydom’s 50th full of surprises!

TUESDAY, 7 June, was never going to be an ordinary day for multiple Champion Jockey Piere Strydom. He woke up having turned 50 years of age and with duties to be done at the Vaal Classic Turf Course it...

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