Hall Of Fame jock Borel returns to race riding

US Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel, who retired from racing in March this year, said he has found it hard to break away from the sport. He will be back in the saddle on 27 August at Ellis...

In search of a star performer

OWNERS and trainers will be searching for a star performer like Bela-Bela at this week’s BSA National Two-Year-Old Sale to be held at the TBA complex in Germiston. The sale takes place this Thursday and Friday with a 6pm start...

Soft Falling Rain colt, born Saturday

THIS youngster is the first known colt sired by multiple international stakes winner Soft Falling Rain, who stands at Mary Slack's Wilgerbosdrift Stud. He's only 48 hours old, born on Saturday night at Jessica Slack's Mauritzfontein Stud from the Jet...

Gold Circle reflects on Champions Season

THE dust has settled on another highly successful Champions Season in KwaZulu-Natal and the 2016 National Championships of South African racing again produced many memorable and exciting finishes as well performances out of the top drawer by both horse...

GSB’s cheapies rake in a quarter-mil in one day

JUSTIN Vermaak’s Horse Syndication and Race Management business, Green Street Bloodstock, is going from strength to strength in what has so far been an excellent year for GSB’s growing band of owners. Horses owned by GSB, who keeps small investors...

‘Green’ is the colour of money for BSA’s 3-y-o winners

THE winners of Bloodstock South Africa’s pair of R1 million races for three-year-olds at Scottsville on Sunday were both sired by Champion Freshman stallion Gimmethegreenlight, and both were raised at Varsfontein Stud. Dennis Drier’s colt Hack Green remained unbeaten with...

O’Brien star injured in training

AIDAN O’Brien’s four-year, The Gurkha, who won the recent Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, underwent surgery on Friday with all future plans understandably placed on hold. His owners Coolmore Stud announced that the French Guineas hero had suffered an injury. Coolmore...

Greg Cheyne returns with a 6-1 winner

FORMER Durban July winning jockey Greg Cheyne returned from serious injury and a seven-month layoff with a 6-1 winner for trainer Justin Snaith at Kenilworth on Saturday. Cheyne booted home Fire Master in Race 7, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1200m...

Mubtaahij seeks US Gr1

DUBAI World Cup runner-up Mubtaahij, who was transferred from Mike de Kock to US-based Kiaran McLaughlin after the 2016 Dubai Carnival earlier this year, is in top shape and the American trainer is seeking a Gr1 win for him. McLaughlin...

Yorkshireman O’Meara wins Arlington Million

UK-trained Mondialiste ran out a game winner of the Arlington Million over 2000m in Chicago on Saturday for trainer David O’Meara and jockey Danny Tudhope. Mondialiste, who was second to Time Test at York last time out, now has...