Callan Murray gets off the mark Down Under

SA’s Champion Apprentice Callan Murray got off the mark with his fifth ride in Australia. Murray rode $3.60 second favourite Strictly Legit to his Maiden win in a 1000m (around the bend)  contest at Mornington Racecourse, situated about 45m...

Long-term plans for Gr1 Guineas winner

WILLIAM Longsword will probably be aimed at the CTS $1-million mile on Sun Met Day following his top notch victory in Saturday’s Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas at Kenilworth. Derek Brugman, Racing Manager for the colt’s owners, Mayfair Speculators, said...

Gold Standard: Met considered, Derby an easier target

GLEN Kotzen and his team at Woodhill Racing have not yet finalised future plans for Suzanne and Hugo Hattingh’s cracking colt Gold Standard, who franked his surprise win in the Gr2 Selangor Cup with a fast-finishing second to Wlliam...

Lady jockey dies in fall in New Zealand

RACING's close knit community around the globe united in their grief over the tragic loss of jockey Rebecca Black who died yesterday at Gore in New Zealand’s south island. Black, 40, a mother of three, was killed when Point Proven,...

Heavy hitters eye Dubai riches

MEYDAN Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Carnival which gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday January 5, 2017. The list features 217 accepted horses from 18 countries with 19 Group 1...

“Chrome” wins Pegasus prep by 12 lengths

“I want Arrogate bad,” trainer Art Sherman said after California Chrome (Victor Espinoza) had won Saturday’s &180,000 Winter Challenge over 1800m at Los Alimitos, by 12 lengths, and in track record time. “One more time. … I got something in...

Marshall’s star puts classic rivals to the sword

WILLIAM Longsword emerged as the star from the impressive 2016/17 classic crop when he landed Saturday’s Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas (R1-million) from a wide draw. The imposing three-year-old colt, galloping in the confident hands of MJ Byleveld, shook...

A seven-point plan for winning at the races

HERE is another article in our series on better horse betting, this one comes from wwww.sportsbettingacumen.com. As with all these kind of info blogs, read through and see what it has to offer, how it can compliment your existing...

Brett Crawford’s runner comments for Gr1 Guineas Day

HIGH-riding trainer Brett Crawford has made runner comments for Saturday's Grand Parade Guineas meeting at Kenilworth available on his website, www.crawfordracing.net. He briefly discusses the chances of his feature race runners but shoots from the hip as usual, clear...

High hopes when ‘Chrome’ goes to stud

EVEN before California Chrome begins his new career as a stallion in about two months, co-owner and breeder Perry Martin is harbouring expectations equal to the unparalleled standards the flame-colored chestnut has burned into history as North America’s all-time...