Redoute’s Choice, the king of sires

IN AUSTRALIA they call Redoute’s Choice the King Of Sires, the one who inherited the crown from his own sire, Danehill. Three times Champion Down Under, Redoute’s Choice has made the top ten every season since 2004/05. The Arrowfield Stud...

Brexit: A pivotal juncture for SA Racing

IF you watched this week’s media circus around ‘Brexit’ –  leading to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, you will have realised how different news channels reported at times vastly different information, and how they promoted different...

Sibaya Sale is a source of feature winners

THE Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale, set to take place at the Sibaya Casino in Durban next Thursday and Friday, has a tremendous history of uncovering outstanding racehorses at bargain prices. The list of major races won by former graduates of...

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Fayd’Herbe is bound for Mauritius

LEADING jockey and Green Street Bloodstock Ambassador, Bernard Fayd’Herbe, has received an offer to ride in Mauritius for the remainder of the season. Fayd’Herbe, who had ridden 67 winners from only 429 rides in South Africa this season, has been...

You can’t keep a good man down

SEE if you can recognise the man on this photo, a snap of him taken back in 1988. He’s a trainer who saddled two winners and a third at the Vaal on Thursday. He was 36 then and now,...

VDJ Gallop Report

THE Vodacom Durban July official gallops at Greyville drew a good crowd once again and those that braved the cool of the early winter morning will have been impressed with a number of big race contenders that showed they...

Hayley Turner to ride again

HAYLEY Turner, who retired from race riding at the end of the 2015 season, is to make a surprise one-off return to the saddle in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot. Racing Post reports that the 33-year-old, Britain’s...

Marwing considers options on French Navy

MOST French Navy fans would have been thrilled to see the strapping Sean Tarry-trained horse land a seemingly plum draw of four for the Vodacom Durban July, but jockey Weichong Marwing had in fact been hoping for a wide...

July Jockey Jigsaw Unscrambled

THE final pieces of the Vodacom Durban July jigsaw have been put together as Anton Marcus has been declared to ride the Joey Ramsden-trained St. Tropez and Piere Strydom has been declared to ride the Ramsden-trained The Conglomerate. MJ Byleveld...