Camphoratus (Gareth Wright, far side), wins the Empress Club Stakes.

Turffontein’s ‘Day Of The Underdog’

IT was heart-warming to see that nobody enjoyed Turffontein’s ‘Day Of The Underdog’, Saturday more than the guest of honour herself. After the running of the Gr1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes the Benoni-born, Monaco-based royal shook her head...

Saturday’s Turffontein runner previews

HERE is Saturday's informative interview package compiled by Andrew Bon, and featuring Sean Tarry, Mike Azzie, Clayton Matthee (for Mike de Kock) and champion jockey Lyle Hewitson. https://youtu.be/lBjTfvMqTRQ  
Winx (Hugh Bowman).

Winx: Farewell to the Queen of the Turf!

MIGHTY mare Winx has ended her racing career in style by taking out the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m at Randwick. The win was her 33rd in a row, her 24th group 1 triumph and 37th victory in...

Gary Grant interview: National Yearling Sale

FROM our interview series, 'Seven Questions' (Turf Talk Newsletter), here is a talk with Bloodstock SA Executive Gary Grant, ahead of the 2019 National Yearling Sale. Two years on, Equine Sales has settled as managers of the BloodStock SA Sales....
Winx kicks out. (Fox Sports)

Winx kicks out wildly

CHAMPION mare Winx’s star power attracted 14 separate television crews and media from Australia and around the world for her final trackwork session on Thursday morning. Winx became unsettled and kicked the mounting yard fence in a scare on the...
Do It Again (Anton Marcus).

Snaith says Do It Again is getting better

DO It Again will after all attempt to become the first since El Picha at the turn of the century to win the Vodacom Durban July two years running, writes MICHAEL CLOWER. Justin Snaith's stable had previously been hesitant, suggesting...
Stephen Moffatt.

Saturday’s Royal Maidens

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco touched down at Turffontein on Tuesday to do the draw for the two Maiden Plates which she is sponsoring. The Royal Race Day takes place at Turffontein on Saturday and topping the meeting is the...
San Fermin.

San Fermin keeps her winning condition

WHEN San Fermin won a sprint handicap at Turffontein 10 days ago, Adam Azzie told Turf Talk: “The thing is, she is very talented, she gets to a peak but she loses it quickly. Our job has been to get...
Divine Odyssey (Calvin Habib).

Divine Odyssey keeps improving

PIPPA Mickleburgh, who stands Oratorio at Avontuur Stud, has always insisted that the stallion was imported to produce racehorse than train on into good older horses and that she was surprised to see the early success of runners like...
Tiger Roll.

Two Nationals in a row for Tiger Roll

THE spirit of Red Rum returned to Aintree on Saturday when trainer Gordon Elliot's Tiger Roll, the 4-1 favourite, became the first horse for 45 years to win the Randox Health Grand National two years in succession romping to a two...