Stallion Where’s That Tiger dies

BLOODSTOCK consultant David Allan has reported the death of the Storm Cat stallion Where’s That Tiger(USA), at the weekend. Where’s That Tiger (Storm Cat – Blissful by Mr Prospector) succumbed to heart failure – specifically a rupture of the...

A surge of speed from Accelerate

ACCELERATE surged down the stretch to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Saturday to deliver trainer John Sadler his first career win at the championships in 45 tries. The favoUred, 5/2 colt was reluctant to...

BSA’s Ready To Run Sale today

THE Bloodstock SA Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale begins at 2pm today, with the Johannesburg Mixed Sale taking place immediately after Lot 111. Recent graduates of the sale include former Horse Of The Year Igugu, as well as graded...

Dettori gives them a dose of doubles

FRANKIE Dettori took charge of the 35th Breeders’ Cup in Kentucky on Saturday as he completed an exceptional double aboard Enable, the Arc winner, in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, having earlier ridden a brilliant race to take the Mile...

Coral Fever is a class act!

CORAL Fever, the 2018 Highveld Horse Of The Year, was friendless in the market before the start of the Gr 2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein on Saturday, but he won anyway, going off at 18-1. Big weights...

Trainer interviews, 47 Turffontein runners

IF we do manage to race on what looks like yet another gloomy Jo'burg Saturday, Andrew Bon's interview package for Charity Mile Day will be invaluable. He speaks to Sean Tarry, Mathew de Kock (for Mike de Kock), Adam...

Chris Gerber had the Human Touch

IN looking for an intro to our Chris Gerber tribute today, we came across a quote from French poet Paul Valery: “A great man is one who leaves others at a loss when he’s gone.” Everyone we spoke to this...

Saturday’s big-race betting

THERE are some short-priced runners in the feature races on Charity Mile card at Turffontein on Saturday. But, outside the favoured few – who might well fail to fire – an abundance of opportunity is available to value-seeking punters. Noble...

A different kind of pain

ANTHONY Delpech, injured in a fall at Turffontein on 7 April, will be attending the Charity Mile meeting at Turffontein on Saturday to watch some racing and to catch up with friends and colleagues. Delpech has spent the last six...

Levelling the playing fields

A survey of racing success as a factor of how much money you spend was recently undertaken in Australia. While its outcomes were “Aussie” specific, it’s probably fair to say, they’re likely to have universal application wherever horse racing...