Thursday, October 1, 2020
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A tribute to Marinaresco

IF this tribute to Marinaresco and his connections doesn't bring a tear to your eye, have your heart checked for possibly being of stone. ANDREW BON, in a world-class piece that makes us proud, captures every breath-taking moment of...

Gracious Candice Bass-Robinson gets “July” glory!

THERE are a few stories to tell about Saturday’s Gr1 2017 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville, in which 18 runners battled it out for R4,25-million in a truly riveting atmosphere. In all, however, the most significant of them...

Purple Diamond cuts it fine

SEAN Tarry hinted that he’d been impressed with Gr2 Golden Slipper winner Desert Rhythm’s working companion, revealed to have been Purple Diamond (R24 for a Tote win), who finished best to win the Gr1 Golden Horseshoe over 1400m 40m...

Desert Rhythm runs them ragged

WITH respectable Gauteng feature race form to her credit, Desert Rhythm looked to be the leading contender in Saturday’s Gr2 Gold Circle Golden Slipper over 1400m at Greyville and she didn’t let her supporters down. Sean Tarry’s filly, well placed...

Janse van Vuuren pleases the crowd

TRAINER Johan Janse van Vuuren’s ability to have his horses “hot on the day” again stood the stable in good stead - on the biggest day of them all! Janse van Vuuren won the first and the third races on...

“Go Black, you won’t turn Back!”

HERE is a link to our Turf Talk Newsletter published on Friday, and containing our preview and first four selections for Saturday's 2017 Vodacom Durban July. You can subscribe to our newsletter free, no charge at all, and remember that...

Tarry on Al Sahem and Safe Harbour

ANDREW Bon visited Champion trainer Sean Tarry at his Randjesfontein base earlier this week to talk about his Vodacom Durban July runners, including, in this clip, the favourite Al Sahem and the filly Safe Harbour, considered one of the...

Team G gets top lot on Day One of KZN Sale

GAVIN van Zyl’s Team G Racing bid to R460,000 to secure a filly by Duke Of Marmalad (Lot 25, photo) on the first day of BloodStock SA’s 2017 KZN Yearling Sale that got underway at the Sibaya Casino and...

Delpech’s views on VDJ runners

ANTHONY Delpech has ridden seven of the 18 Vodacom Durban July contenders who will line up in the 2017 renewal on Saturday, including three of the top six in the betting. In today's Turf Talk Newsletter, which goes out...

Marinaresco needs luck in the running

ONLY one horse has won the Vodacom Durban July under top weight since El Picha scored for the second time in 2000 and that was Pocket Power in 2008. Marinaresco carries the same Marsh Shirtliff colours and Candice Bass-Robinson...