Monday, July 6, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Miss Frankel makes her debut on Saturday

THE much talked about Avontuur-bred, two-year-old Miss Frankel, the first progeny of Frankel, the great racehorse and now great stallion in the making, debuts in a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1000m at Kenilworth on Saturday. With the CPYS Sales crowd...

The Jolliffes: “Boutique Breeders” with a golden touch

GARY and Jackie Jolliffe of Golden Touch Thoroughbreds, Franschoek, have been involved in the thoroughbred industry, from training, and backing and spelling, to breeding Grade One winners, since the early 1980s. They have bred Gr1 winners Guiness, Imperious Star and...

Sun Met, other Gr1 fields

THE final field for the Gr1 Sun Met (celebrated with Mumm) and the three other Gr1 fields on Met day were announced on Monday evening. All the top nominated horses stood their ground for this fantastic race day, featuring a...

Four Frankel yearlings on Cape Premier Sale

KLAWERVLEI’s four yearlings sired by Frankel are the talk of the town ahead of this weekend’s 2017 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town. The Frankels – a colt and three fillies – are...

Trip To Heaven, best sprinter all round

TRAINER Sean Tarry said on Friday, before the running of the Gr2 Diadem Stakes at Kenilworth:  “If this race at Turffontein I’d be very confident about Trip To Heaven because I believe he is the best horse in the...

Beck family sells Highlands Stud

THE Beck family and Graham Beck Enterprises (Pty) Ltd have agreed to sell its Western Cape Thoroughbred operation, Highlands Stud, to the Kieswetter family of Ridgemont Stud (Pty) Ltd. Sporting Post reports that the transaction includes the 100-hectare Robertson Valley...

Talktothestars is in fighting shape for Diadem Stakes

TRAINER Coenie de Beer snapped this photo of champion sprinter Talktothestars just before dinnertime on Thursday evening. The five-year-old gelding will be lining up in Saturday’s Gr2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes over 1200m at Kenilworth. The big, shoeless sprinter enjoys...

‘Zulu Farmer’ tells it like it is at ITBF

SUMMERHILL Stud’s Mick Goss, on holiday in a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal, was airlifted by helicopter to Umtata and from there by jet to Cape Town to deliver a speech at the ITBF (International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation) Conference this...

Lerena makes a move on Jockeys’ Log

SIX of the Top 10 jockeys on the National log are in the 70-79 winner-range, with several others chasing hard in the 2016/17, an exciting contest indeed. To make matters more interesting, the injured Anthony Delpech returns from injury this...

Abashiri is scratched from Sun Met

TRIPLE Crown winner Abashiri was withdrawn at the weight announcement stage of the 2017 Sun Met on Monday afternoon. Abashiri trailed in last, over 12 lengths behind Legal Eagle, in Saturday's L'Ormarins Queen's Plate - a run well-below par when...