Beaumont’s three aces

ANTON Shepherd of Beaumont Stud, who holds the rare honour of breeding an international superstar in the form of Variety Club, has three yearlings on offer at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, 23 January. Shepherd said that his unnamed son...

All At Once, finding races won’t be easy

VARSFONTEIN bred All At Once (an R80 000 buy from the 2017 BSA National Two Year Old Sale) showed huge courage in fighting back to nab last season’s G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Mighty High (a R120 000 buy from the...

The 2019 Sun Met field

THERE were few surprises at final acceptances for the Sun Met Celebrated with G.H Mumm on Monday. All of the big guns stood their ground – with the expected jockeys.  The main surprise was that only 13 accepted – the smallest...

Thunder Snow will defend DWC title

MULTIPLE Group 1 winner Thunder Snow is on course to defend his $12 million Dubai World Cup title on March 30. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor told Sky Sports the Godolphin runner could point to the Al Maktoum Challenge Round...

Shoes are not needed on four hooves

NICKY Henderson and Paul Webber are among the senior figures in jump racing to back fellow trainer Mick Easterby in his call for the BHA to review a new rule that will enforce the wearing of horseshoes on all...

Hero’s Honour will be aimed at Durban July

HERO’S Honour has proven that he is capable of relaxing and firing from off the pace a few times, and having won a strong Assessment Mile at Turffontein Saturday, the connections of this smart 2018 SA Derby winner have...

Turffontein comments from top trainers

ANDREW Bon's interview package for Turffontein today includes interviews with leading trainers Sean Tarry, Geoff Woodruff, Mike Azzie and Mathew de Kock (for Mike de Kock), all offering clues to the outcome of Saturday's races. Scroll down for card...

Baroot gets De Kock off the mark

MIKE de Kock was so surprised to get off the mark at the 2019 Dubai Racing Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening he told the interviewer, “I had to look again. I thought the commentator had called the wrong...

Snaith moves into World Top 30

JUSTIN Snaith has moved into the Top 30 on the TRC World Trainers' Rankings after his top-notch performance at the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Festival. He was also named TRC 'Trainer Of The Week'. The latest rankings show Snaith having improved...

De Kock expects better from Bold Rex

FORMER South African handicapper Bold Rex, who turned in three disappointing performances at Meydan in Dubai at his first Carnival last year, is expected to improve for Mike de Kock and partners at the second meeting of the 2019...