Ramsden right on the mark, again

JOEY Ramsden told the media before Saturday’s Gr1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Greyville that Red Ray was “as good as he was before leaving for Dubai two years ago” and the high-riding trainer was right on the mark. Red...

Marchfield’s offspring won’t be bargains for long

CHRIS Gerber and Bennie van der Merwe of Moutonshoek Stud did months of homework before importing their new resident stallion Marchfield (CAN), who has nine offspring on the CTS August Two-Year-Sale at Durbanville on 6 August. “We carefully studied Marchfield’s...

Tellytrack.com: Everything you need at modest fee

TELLYTRACK.COM, an innovative new website, will keep you in touch to the minute with the exciting world of horseracing and sport. Tellytrack announced their bouquet of offers in a media release on Friday: Tellytrack.com will provide a number of free options...

Ignore the Bass stable at your peril

MIKE Bass’ Summerveld assistant trainer Robert Fayd’herbe made the two mares Fly By Night and Lanner Falcon big runners in Saturday’s Gr 1 Mercury Sprint, while admitting Night Trip was “taking his chances” over a trip too sharp. They have...

Red Ray could be surprise package in Mercury

TRAINER Joey Ramsden has no doubt Red Ray is as good as he was before leaving for overseas two years ago and is happy with his work ahead of Saturday’s Gr 1 Mercury Sprint at Greyville Racecourse. However, Ramsden does...

Mubtaahij fails to make Longines Top 20

THERE are no South African-breds or horses with a South African interest in the latest Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, though Frosted, the grey we know from Dubai, finds himself as co-second-highest rated horse in the world and is...

Coenie, doing things his own way

“LOOK at this beautiful, healthy hoof,” says Vaal trainer Coenie de Beer. He lifts the near-fore leg of his big sprinter, Talktothestars, tilts his foot and points to the outside rim of the hoof, the toe and the wall....

Frankel needs time to prove himself at stud

WILL Frankel become the superstar stallion everyone wants him to be? Will he be as dominant at stud as he was at the races? As widely reported, Frankel has already sired seven winners in Europe from eight individual runners in...

Drier’s Mercury runners are doing well

DENNIS Drier's yard reports that the respective last runs of their Gr 1 Mercury Sprint contenders, Barbosa and Triptique, could be ignored and they had both been doing well at Summerveld. Barbosa did not raise a gallop in the Gr...

A good start essential for Trip To Heaven

CHAMPION trainer Sean Tarry is pleased with his Gr 1 Mercury Sprint contender Trip To Heaven at Summerveld and revealed the scratching of Carry On Alice was the result of a decision not to “gamble” from a wide draw. Tarry...