African Night Sky hiked to MR112

THE handicapper on Monday afternoon hiked four-year-old African Night Sky four points from 108 to 112 after his victory in Saturday’s Cup Trial over 1800m at Greyville, a reflection of the value they’ve given to the performance. African Night Sky...

Clouds Unfold overshadows the colts in Nursery

TRAINER Candice Bass-Robinson mentioned in her pre-meeting interview at Kenilworth that she considered Clouds Unfold good enough to contest the Gr3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery over 1200m – always an indication of winning confidence when it comes from...

Marshall’s great record with “Secret” family

IT’s no secret that trainer Vaughan Marshall has a remarkable record with Goldkeeper’s daughter Secret Of Victoria and her progeny. Marshall won six races with the game grey mare in the early 2000s, a further six with champion sprinter All...

Justify wins US Triple Crown

Cheered on by fans wearing yellow foam crowns instead of the Egyptian headdresses that greeted American Pharoah in 2015, Justify (3-5 favourite) won the 150th Belmont Stakes over 2400m in emphatic fashion on Saturday to earn a crown of...

Sunday racing comments

THE trainers interviewed in the Sunday package are Mathew de Kock, Adam Azzie and Geoff Woodruff, who will saddle 26 runners between them at the Turffontein (standside) meeting, several of them potential key runners. ANDREW BON conducted the interviews. https://youtu.be/FFf_kywJyy0

Gr1 Gold Challenge delivers four exciting firsts

THE Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1600m at Greyville on Saturday produced not only a thrilling finish, but a series of first top-level successes for different participants. The three-year-old winner, Undercover Agent, proved his exceptional quality with a first...

The Queen’s runner wins US Gr2

CALL To Mind, bred and owned by Her Majesty, The Queen, raced into the lead on the far turn and used the length of the stretch to fend off Canessar and fellow European invader Prince of Arran for a...

Can the good filly beat the males today?

“A good colt will always beat a good filly” is a racing myth that has been debunked so many times one wonders where it actually originated. In recent years three-year-old Igugu won the Durban July, four-year-old Smart Call won the...

Murray, Van Niekerk licensed to ride in Hong Kong

LEADING young South African jockeys Callan Murray and Grant van Niekerk have been granted part-licences to ride in Hong Kong from 16 July 2018 to 17 February 2019 and both will be taking up the new challenge. The Hong Kong...

Star jockey Moreira to leave Hong Kong

SUPERSTAR jockey Joao Moreira will be quitting Hong Kong racing at the end of the current season. Moreira plans to go to Japan to prepare himself for the rigorous tests required to become the Japan Racing Association’s third full-time...