Monday, July 6, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

National Yearling Sale is moved to 30 July

EXTRAORDINARY times call for extraordinary measures and the board of South Africa’s longest established sales company Bloodstock South Africa have announced sweeping enforced changes to the balance of the 2020 sales programme, with South Africa still under lockdown. Following the...
Arnold Hyde, NHA.

Latest Level 3 rules for racing

NICO Kritsiotis of Clocking The Gallop speaks to Arnold Hyde and Graeme Hawkins about pertinent matters that affect the racing industry during Level 3 lockdown. Are jockeys now allowed to travel, why the racing programme was set the way it...
Russet Air (far side) got up on the line in Cape Flying Championship. (Wayne Marks).

Russet Air gets up in the last stride

RUSSET Air (25-1) scored a shock win in the Gr1 Cape Flying Championship over 1000m when he ran on strongly under Aldo Domeyer to just pip fellow outsider Bold Respect (20-1), writes KEN NICOL. As expected the speed was on...

Doug Whyte is booked for Abashiri in Durban July

TRAINER Mike Azzie has confirmed that he has booked former Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte for 2016 Triple Crown winner Abashiri in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban  (R4,25-million) over 2200m on Saturday, 2 July. In what has been a hard...

Stipes vs The People… here’s a tricky one!

WE at Turf Talk don’t wish to get involved in contentious arguments in racing as mudslinging seems futile. But we have an incident here that we’d like our readers to make a call on. The matter concerns the objection lodged...

Lady In Black wears the Gr1 mantle

DYNASTY’s daughter Lady In Black raced to a commanding win in Sunday’s Gr1 Thekwini Stakes over 1600m at Greyville, overcoming a wide draw and a bump on the bend and stamping herself as a terrific racing prospect. “She’s very classy,...

Plenty planned for Sansui Summer Cup Day

THE Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup is shaping up to once again be the most eagerly anticipated event on the calendar with Turffontein Racecourse coming to life on 26 November. This year’s renewal of the 2000m Grade One contest is being hailed...

CTS Breeding Stock Sale to cap Premier Sale

A November 2017 article published on Thoroughbredracing.com suggested that mares by Galileo will dominate the future of thoroughbred racing . While the Ireland-based Stud houses the majority of queens in the harem of racing royalty, rare chances will come along...

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...

Legal Eagle draws wide for Sun Met

TRAINER Sean Tarry gave a dry smile and shook his head after he'd drawn No 15 for Legal Eagle, ante-post favourite for the Gr1 SunMet over 2000m on 27 January. Naturally SA's champion trainer would have preferred a handier draw...