Mon, Mar 1, 2021
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

The United States makes first strike

The United States, a Group 1-winning brother to the high-class fillies Hermosa and Hydrangea, got his stud career off to the dream start on Saturday when Drakenstein Stud's two-year-old homebred filly Sheela made a winning debut in the Listed...

Linebacker a bridesmaid no more

Linebacker put a run of four successive Graded seconds firmly behind him as he came from well back to defeat stablemate Rascallion and The Gatekeeper in the inaugural Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby. It was a repetition of the order they...

Rio Querari stuns Diadem field

Rio Querari produced a stunning turn of foot to cruise to victory in the G2 Khaya Diadem Stakes at Kenilworth.  Grant van Niekerk's mount has been unlucky on more than one occasion in big races, but on this occasion produced...

CPYS graduates dominate nursery

It was a clean sweep for graduates of the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale in Saturday’s G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery, with Premier Sale buys Cosmic Highway, Ambiorix and Sheldon finishing 1-2-3 respectively. Excitingly enough, the 2021 Cape Premier...

Highway hits the high road

Cosmic Highway underlined the rich promise of his debut with an even more emphatic display in the opening Cape Of Good Hope Nursery (G3) at Kenilworth today. The Gimmethegreenlight colt was slow away again, but came from last and fairly...

Brett Crawford runner comments

  KENILWORTH  -  SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2021 RUNNER COMMENTS SPONSORED BY INTERBET www.interbet.co.za R4. NEW TURF CARRIERS JET MASTER STAKES (L) HUDOO MAGIC - Working very well at home, and has sharpened up from his last start, he is top weight from a wide draw, and...

Bass-Robinson comments

  Ski    Barzalona Race:  1, Cape of Good Hope Nursery (Grade 3) Distance: 1200m Comments: Doing very well at home. Beaten into second by Ambiorix last time who looks very smart, but we will be trying to turn the tables. Snow Report Race:  4, Jet Master...

Spare a thought for Sihle….

Spare a thought for Sihle Cele….. After his first ever Graded win in the Politician Stakes (pictured), he was all set to score his maiden G1 win on Saturday. Only for Kommetdieding’s extremely badly timed minor setback to derail things on...

Gate open for Snaith in derby

The shock scratching on Thursday of Kommetdieding — hot favourite for Saturday’s Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby at Kenilworth — has left the door open for Justin Snaith’s progressive three-year-old The Gatekeeper, writes David Mollett. ’ The withdrawal — due to...
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Turffontein moved to the Vaal

Please note that after gallops , a decision has been taken to move today's race meeting from Turffontein to the Vaal Classic track.   Distance changes as follows : Race 1 - 1200m Race 2 -1200m Race 3 -1450m Race 9 - 1450m   Scheduled off times...