Whyte off Abashiri due to tight travel plans

DAVID Mollett writes in this morning’s Racing Express that Hong Kong based Douglas Whyte will not be riding star gelding Abashiri in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July after all. We reported earlier this week that Whyte had been offered the...

Final supplementaries, weights for VDJ

HERE are the final supplementary entries and weights for the 2016 Vodacom Durban July. Our headline photo is of Sean Tarry's French Navy, a cracking third in the Rising Sun Gold Challenge last Saturday and our early selection for the...

Jeff Lloyd is title-hunting in Brisbane, Australia

GOOD news from Brisbane, Australia, is that former South African Jeff Lloyd is in a close second place in the Queensland Premiership Table. With six weeks to go, “The Guv” has booted home 61 winners and trails log-leader James...

Good variety sold off the farm at Klawervlei

The 2016 Klawervlei Festival weekend came to a spectacular end with the 2016 Farm Sale taking place last Sunday. The sale, which saw buyers from all over the country in attendance, is one of South Africa’s fastest growing equine auctions,...

A Right Royal Time at Ascot this week

THE Royal Ascot Festival starts on Tuesday 14 June and runs for five days until 18 June. As always, this year's Royal Ascot meeting promises to be as exciting as ever. There will be a total of 30 top class...

Callan Murray to be sponsored by Avontuur

AVONTUUR Estate GM Pippa Mickleburgh announced today that 19-year-old Callan Murray from Johannesburg will be sporting Avontuur branding from tomorrow when he participates in the Vaal race day, becoming the fourth jockey to be sponsored by the Western Cape...
Dominic Zaki, new career in racing.

Dominic Zaki joins Tellytrack

FORMER leading trainer Dominic Zaki (47), has joined the team at Tellytrack in the capacity of Editorial Director.  Zaki’s role at the station will be the day-to-day product, he has been charged with ensuring that the right information is...

The highs and lows of racing: Asmussen family back on top

HERE’s the latest story of deep lows and great highs, so often evident in racing. Midway through 2014, US trainer Steve Asmussen was Public Enemy Number One after being accused of mistreating horses. He hit rock bottom. In September 2015...

Doug Whyte is booked for Abashiri in Durban July

TRAINER Mike Azzie has confirmed that he has booked former Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte for 2016 Triple Crown winner Abashiri in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban  (R4,25-million) over 2200m on Saturday, 2 July. In what has been a hard...

Lammerskraal brings high energy to CTS Sale

THE philosopher Thomas Aquinas once stated, “If the highest aim of a Captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” At Lammerskraal Stud, new owner Pieter Graaff has not only aimed to maintain the stud’s...