Visionaire, a stallion to think about

LAMMERSKRAAL Stud’s red hot new sire Visionaire was represented by yet another eye catching debut winner when his 2yo son The Thinker, trainer by Johan Janse Van Vuuren, won first time out at the Vaal on Thursday. Bred by Summerhill...

Super Sunday advice from Team G

TRAINER Gavin van Zyl said his smart three-year-old Judpot gelding Rocketball had “come out of the July bouncing” and he hoped the blinkers would do the trick in the Gr 1 Mike & Carol Bass Champions Stakes over 1800m...

One Oratorio at CTS August Sale

A single colt by in-demand stallion Oratorio will be sold at the CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale at Durbanville next Saturday.  His name is Vittorio (Lot 46), and he was raised by Paul and Lindi Garlicki at Connemara Stud, an...

A big day for Robert F…

ASSISTANT trainer Robert Fayd’Herbe is a man with a dry sense of humour, evident especially when he’s arguing with his brother Bernard. When Robert refers to his long-time boss Mike Bass as the “Old Man” it is out of deep...

Big Orange lands back-to-back Goodwood Cups

BIG Orange led from the off in the Gr2 Goodwood Cup on Thursday, becoming the first back-to-back winner of the race since Double Trigger in 1997 and '98. The race took place in wet and gloomy conditions, and jockey Jamie...

Keep an eye on Qeyaadah in Premiers

MIKE de Kock saddles two runners in Sunday's Grade 1 Premiers Champions Stakes over 1600m for two-year-olds – Misty Birnam (Callan Murray) and Qeyaadah (Weichong Marwing). He said: “I think Misty Birnam should run very well. He stayed on well...

Log-topping Mansour out for three weeks

JOCKEY Donovan Mansour, who is enjoying a wonderful season in Mauritius and leads the island’s competitive Jockeys’ Table by four winners, will be out of action for three weeks following an injury. The 31-year-old South African broke his toe at...

Stallion race, down to the wire!

DRAKENSTEIN Stud-based sire Trippi (photo) has justified his high price tag and is on the brink of landing his first National Sires Championship for the 2015/16 season. However, former champion stallion Silvano looks to have more than just than...

O’Brien, Moore strike again in Gr1 Sussex Stakes

THE Gurkha (IRE, 11-8 favourite) edged out Galileo Gold in a close fnish to win the Gr1 Qatar Sussex Stakes over 1600m at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Moore's mount was taking revenge for a defeat at the hooves...

Fair Eva rated 113 after Gr3 win

FAIR Eva, who provided her sire Frankel with his first Group winner in the Princess Margaret Stakes (G3) last week, is likely to take all the beating wherever she goes. The first of Frankel’s offspring to run wearing the Juddmonte...