Cape Summer of Champions Part 2

TURF Talk columnist and form expert Mark van Deventer uses the insights gained from time-based analysis to convey well-researched handicapping opinions, building a reputation of integrity in the media as an imaginative handicapper with the ability to unearth live...

Victory Moon entries

SUMMER Cup contenders including Cascapedia, Like A Panther and Tilbury Fort (photo) have been entered for the 2018 Gr3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein on 18 November. Up-and-coming Buffalo Bill Cody is also among the entries. Entries for...

Mr Flood: The quibble for a good horse!

MR Flood made it three from five with a cracking win in an Assessment Plate over 1200m at the Vaal on Tuesday, clocking 67,48s in the hands of Karl Zechner, and defeating a competitive field with a commanding stamp. Houdalakis,...

Win a December holiday break!

HOW does a three day/three night stay in beautiful Hout Bay sound? Turf Talk is giving away just that in our Turf Talk Holiday Competition which will cost you nothing to enter, but can win you a fabulous prize...

Stream Ahead will be aimed at CTS Mile

TRAINER Gavin van Zyl is excited about the future prospects of his CTS graduate Stream Ahead, who won Sunday’s Listed KZN Guineas Trial over 1600m on turf at Greyville. On this win, the Highlands-bred is certain to qualify for the...

Cape Summer Of Champions Part 1

IN Part 1 of "Summer Of Champions", Andrew Bon speaks to trainers Glen Kotzen and Dean Kannemeyer about their seasonal prospects in Cape Town as we draw into the last quarter of 2018. He also chats to master farrier...

ITBF votes against artificial breeding

MEMBERS of the International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation (ITBF), unanimously voted against the use of artificial breeding methods in thoroughbreds at the General Meeting of the 2018 ITBF Conference in last week. The agreement re-affirms the federation’s long held stance against such...

Cross Counter wins 2018 Melbourne Cup

GODOLPHIN trainer Charlie Appleby has become the first English trainer to win the Melbourne Cup with the most inexperienced runner Cross Counter storming to a famous victory. Cross Counter, a northern hemisphere three-year-old, like last year's winner Rekindling, made the...

CPYS 2019 format condensed

CAPE Thoroughbred Sales have announced that the 2019 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale (CPYS) will be staged on a single day: Wednesday, 23 January 2019. The Sale was originally scheduled to take place over two days, inclusive of Thursday,...

Where to now with Buffalo Bill?

MIKE de Kock and his team will be sitting down this week to discuss the future of Mary Slack's lightly-raced four-year-old colt, Buffalo Bill Cody (IRE), who had 'star' written all over him in a MR103 Handicap over 1600m...