Red Ray will stay in training a while longer

RED Ray, who was destined for Klawervlei's stallion barn after an emotionally-charged win in last Saturday's GR1 Mercury Sprint, will be kept in training with Joey Ramsden for a while longer. Derek Brugman, Racing Manager for owners Ingrid and Markus...

Neil Bruss to join the Saudies

Trainer Neil Bruss who has worked in many racing jurisdictions during an accomplished career stretching over four decades, is on the move again. He will be going back to Saudi Arabia, lured by tempting financial incentives and disillusioned by...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 3

TURF Talk’s creaky old kist produced a 1977 photo this morning, in fact it’s dated 5 November 1977 – 39 years ago - and was taken in the Parade Ring at the old Gosforth Park racecourse. The three gentleman eyeing...

Final fields, Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr2 Gold Cup

CAPE trainer Mike Bass will bid to win the race named in his honour, the R1-million, Grade 1 Mike & Carol Bass Champions Cup at Greyville on Super Saturday, 30 July with his smart three-year-old Silvano gelding Marinaresco that...

Another Stakes winner for Captain Al

REIGNING champion sire Captain Al was represented by his 18th stakes winner this season when his daughter Lady Of Kildare landed the Listed Off To Stud Stakes at Greyville on Saturday. Bred by Klawervlei, the Sean Tarry trained mare (who...

CTS Ready To Run Sales are rescheduled

CAPE Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) have announced important changes to dates that will affect the two Ready To Run auctions later this year. Due to the likely closure of the Durbanville racetrack for track repairs, the CTS Lanzerac Cape Ready To...

Light The Lights, Dubai prospect

THERE's not a lot of sunshine around at Newmarket, UK, at the moment, but Light The Lights took an opportunity to catch some of it at Mary Slack's Abington Place on Monday afternoon. Light the Lights, Noah From Goa and...

Sheikh Mo & Son take the tube

AN Instagram post by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, received more than 1,000 likes per minute on Monday night after it showed him riding the London Underground, reports www.timeoutdubai.com One of...

Sean Tarry’s key is ‘positive momentum’

SEAN Tarry, in line for his second National Trainers’ Title, racked up another milestone when reaching a likely record of 200 winners for the season on Saturday at Greyville when Lady Of Kildare won the Listed Off To Stud...

Oh, to be a Capetonian

THIS scene is what a handful of very fortunate people wake up to every day. Equine behaviour therapist Malan du Toit (www.malandutoit.co.za), submitted this photo taken at Drakenstein Stud Farm this morning. He tweeted, "Beautiful winter's morning at Drakenstein stud...