KZN Yearling Sale gets underway

THE KZN Yearling Sale at Sibaya got off to a slow start this afternoon, but bidding has picked up and Lot 30, Chica Musica, a daughter of Orarario, has just sold for R220,000 (1pm), the highest price so far. There...

Old Memories and Hidden Agendas

THIS faded photograph dates back to the 1970s, when most of us listened to ABBA, ELO and the Bee Geez, BJ Vorster was Prime Minister, Biltong & Potroast was the biggest TV show and young dudes shopped at “Knop...
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Hawkeye’s views on the Durban July

HERE is an interview about the 2016 Vodacom Durban July with the astute Graeme Hawkins, conducted at Sibaya by Andrew Bon. The only thing wrong with Hawkins is that we don't get to hear his magnificent race commentaries any...

Smart Call arrives in the UK

SMART Call, trainer Alec Laird's 2016 J&B Met winner, has arrived in the United Kingdom from  Mauritius where she'd spent the last few months in quarantine. Awaiting Jessica Slack's filly at Abington Place, Newmarket, was travelling handler Steven Jell, Smart...

Mac De Lago can “turn it on”, says Marwing

VODACOM Durban July contender Mac de Lago had an easy morning on Wednesday, doing a couple of laps of the trotting ring under the watchful eye of Weiho Marwing and assistant Amy McMullen. Marwing, at first fearful that a...
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KZN Yearling Sale starts on Thursday

LOUIS The King, Seal, Same Jurisdiction and Happy Valentine are four Gr1 winners among many Graded winners to have come from BSA's KZN Yearling Sale that starts at Sibaya on Thursday. Here is a promotional video.  

“This is not a normal horse” – The Azzman

MIKE Azzie said if Triple Crown hero Abashiri was not at his peak on Saturday for the Vodacom Durban July he would be pretty close to it. Azzie said he had to put out of his head everybody saying Abashiri...

To win the Durban July you need Solid Speed!

RACING's Walking Encyclopedia Charles Faull employs the Weight-For-Age Scale (WFA) to find the winner of Saturday's Vodacom Durban July. Note: lb = pounds, and in racing terms 1lb = 0,5kg. *Scroll to bottom for INform Race Card Faull writes: This race is...

Besieged Khumalo gets July ride after all

THE mercurial S'Manga Khumalo, a hero to some and a villain to others, will have a ride in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July after all. Khumalo, who won the 2013 "July" on Heavy Metal, has been declared to ride Trophy...

Kennedy has enough Rocket Fuel to challenge

WARREN Kennedy, who rode 100-1 shot Forest Path into third in the 2009 Vodacom Durban July, rides three-year-old Rocketball for Gavin van Zyl in this year’s renewal. He described 28-1 chance Rocketball as a “very strong horse”, so was not...