Thursday, October 1, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Adriaan Van Vuuren’s body found, suicide suspected

SOURCES close to Turf Talk have confirmed that former Triple Crown winning owner Adriaan van Vuuren, allegedly on the run from the Hawks Investigating Unit, was found dead in a Pretoria Hotel Room on Thursday.  Rumours of the incident surfaced...

Van Vuuren is on the run from fraud squad

ADRIAAN Van Vuuren, the former top racehorse owner accused of defrauding Telkom subsidiary Trudon of R500 million, may have fled the country. Or he may still be hiding somewhere in South Africa. Van Vuuren’s estranged wife, Rika, is not entirely...
Mary Slack and daughter, Jessica Jell. the rescue!

Oppenheimer family steps in as Phumelela folds

IT'S over, and we're set for new beginnings! Phumelela Gaming and Leisure went into Business Rescue late on Friday afternoon, and a Post Commencement Finance (‘PCF’) deal has been agreed to with Mary Oppenheimer Daughters Pty Ltd (‘MOD’).  A statement read:...

Abashiri injured, rushed to clinic

TRIPLE Crown winner Abashiri was rushed to a veterinary hospital after the Vodacom Durban July on Saturday afternoon, very lame near fore. A while after Mike Azzies’s runner had returned to the unsaddling enclosure following his unplaced run in the...

Randjes trainers feared for their lives

TRAINERS based at Randjesfontein have issued a press release in which they give their version of events that unfolded before and during the grooms' strike that was staged at the North Rand Training Centre this week. The trainers claim that...
Ormond Ferraris, the end of an era.

Veteran Ferraris quits training after grooms’ protest

A potentially serious situation was diffused at Turffontein on Saturday when racing officials persuaded a group of about 50 protestors assembled on the racetrack to leave the course so that racing could continue following its interruption after Race 2...

Gracious Candice Bass-Robinson gets “July” glory!

THERE are a few stories to tell about Saturday’s Gr1 2017 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville, in which 18 runners battled it out for R4,25-million in a truly riveting atmosphere. In all, however, the most significant of them...

Darryl Maree’s big-race tips

LEADING tipster Darryl Maree, whose daily selections are available to clients of Betting World, feels that Heavenly Blue is the horse to beat in Saturday’s Gr1 SA Classic over 1800m at Turffontein. Heavenly Blue is the 18-10 second-favourite to Al...

Resentful Van Vuuren is to leave racing

LEADING racehorse owner Adriaan van Vuuren, whose orange-and-black silks were made famous by Triple Crown winner Abashiri, has written on Facebook that he and wife Rika will be leaving the sport of horseracing. Van Vuuren says that he and his...

Owners act fast to recover stolen horses

WAVIN’ Flag and Maximum Flo, the two horses stolen last Wednesday from Jenny Millington’s Thoroughbred Horse Rehoming Centre (THRC) in Phillipi, Western Cape, have been recovered. While Wavin’ Flag was returned to THRC shaken and somewhat sore but relatively unscathed,...