Tuesday, March 31, 2020
SA Racing

SA Racing

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

Good info for Turffontein meeting

SOME good information today from Sean Tarry, Mathew de Kock, Ashley Fortune and Geoff Woodruff, who speak to Andrew Bon about their Turffontein runners. https://youtu.be/_WD0LZ8UpP4

Well-placed Captain Splendid makes amends

JUSTIN Snaith has fancied Captain Splendid a few times recently, in fact twice when he had engaged Piere Strydom for the ride in races at Kenilworth and things didn’t go as planned. Never say die.  Snaith had Captain Splendid well...

The 2019 Equus Awards nominations

THE Equus Awards voting panel submitted their final selections following the Greyville meeting on 27 July 2019. The voting panel comprised of Matthew Lips, Alistair Cohen, Lennon Maharaj, David Thiselton and RA chairman Larry...

Shongweni Sale’s figures well up on 2018

THE Shongweni Mixed Sale, staged under the auspices of Bloodstock SA on Tuesday, turned over R4,63-million, roughly a 26% increase on the 2018 yield, and from fewer lots sold. The top price of R420,000 was paid for Lot 92, Captive...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 1

LET's make Wednesday, 'Let's Go To The Archives' day, for some memories and maybe even a few laughs. Down there is a lovely photo of a group of trainers domiciled in the old Transvaal, taken in the foyer at the...
Chipofftheoldblok wins.

Molly bemoans punters’ hiding

LET's not beat about the bush. Saturday's Turffontein results put punters in the "poor house" - without question the worst meeting for upsets this year, writes DAVID MOLLETT. Here's a list of the flops: 2nd Race: Zillzaal - it looked just...
Anthony Delpech.

Delpech joins Hollywoodbets

HOLLYWOODBETS has appointed its first official Horse Racing Brand Ambassador - renowned former champion jockey Anthony Delpech. This powerful partnership comes about after Delpech spent more than two years away from horse racing as a result of a career-ending...

Wonderous Climber reels them in!

THERE was a time when Wonderous Climber, as a racetrack earner, wasn’t going to get even close to his R1-million purchase price. But the son of Dynasty and Our Table Mountain has developed into a quality stayer and he...

Legal Eagle may soar again

ANDREW Bon pays a visit to Sean Tarry at his Milnerton base to check on the progress of the great Legal Eagle, having his fourth attempt at the big race on Saturday.  https://youtu.be/ULdUTqJom9k?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg

Surcharge has unlimited potential!

TRAINER Stuart Pettigrew laughed off a suggestion on Sunday morning that his three-year-old Surcharge was a “1400m specialist”, with four of his five wins having come over the extended sprint, including the Listed Secretariat Stakes and Saturday’s Gr3 Tony...

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MJ Odendaal’s fund-raising efforts

RETIRED former SA Champion Jockey MJ Odendaal, farming in Mpumalanga, has involved himself in charity work. ANDREW BON brings us the stirring piece, 'MJ fighting for Angels' - about the community of Machadodorp and the SA Rodeo Association raising...
SA Racing is at a crossroads.

No more time to waste!