Talktothestars is in fighting shape for Diadem Stakes

TRAINER Coenie de Beer snapped this photo of champion sprinter Talktothestars just before dinnertime on Thursday evening. The five-year-old gelding will be lining up in Saturday’s Gr2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes over 1200m at Kenilworth. The big, shoeless sprinter enjoys...

‘Zulu Farmer’ tells it like it is at ITBF

SUMMERHILL Stud’s Mick Goss, on holiday in a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal, was airlifted by helicopter to Umtata and from there by jet to Cape Town to deliver a speech at the ITBF (International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation) Conference this...

Troublesome Fawree can win at Meydan

FAWREE (ARG), a problematic three-year-old colt, has a good chance of winning his Maiden for Mike de Kock and Bernard Fayd’Herbe in Race 1 over 1600m on dirt at Meydan in Dubai on Thursday. Fawree was seen running on strongly...

Lerena makes a move on Jockeys’ Log

SIX of the Top 10 jockeys on the National log are in the 70-79 winner-range, with several others chasing hard in the 2016/17, an exciting contest indeed. To make matters more interesting, the injured Anthony Delpech returns from injury this...

UK’s Kempton Racecourse will be sold to free funds

KEMPTON Park, one of London’s historic racecourses, is set to be sold for a housing development as part of the British Jockey Club’s plan to spend at least £500 million on British racing over the next ten years. If the...

Abashiri is scratched from Sun Met

TRIPLE Crown winner Abashiri was withdrawn at the weight announcement stage of the 2017 Sun Met on Monday afternoon. Abashiri trailed in last, over 12 lengths behind Legal Eagle, in Saturday's L'Ormarins Queen's Plate - a run well-below par when...

Stallion Crusade gets off the mark at Greyville

MISS Millionaire galloped home to an easy victory at Greyville on Monday, providing her sire Crusade (headline photo) with his first winner. The two-year-old bay filly won her 1000m debut on the Polytrack impressively by 1.25-lengths for trainer Belinda...

Betting World adjusts Sun Met odds

BETTING WORLD has re-opened their betting on the R5-million Sun Met (28 January, Kenilworth), after briefly suspending it on Saturday evening following the running of the Graded features on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day. As expected, the most significant adjustment was...

Mayfair Speculators plan US raid

MARKUS Jooste's Mayfair Speculators could be heading to the United States with 15 horses including Legal Eagle, provided plans and logistics fall in place over the next few months. "We are very keen to go," said Mayfair's Racing Manager Derek...

Lafferty’s Harry’s Son dies during medical procedure

TRAINER Paul Lafferty's international performer, Harry's Son (AUS), died of cardiac arrest while receiving medical treatment on Friday. Lafferty's website, www.laffertyracing.com, broke the news reporting today: "Harry’s Son experienced unfortunate luck in the running of only his second European race in...