Sunday, August 9, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

For the Love of Two Games!

THE only thing that South Africa’s racehorse grooms love more than racing is Soccer, and competition was fierce in the annual Grooms Soccer Tournament sponsored by the Racing Association and staged on the infield at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday. Last...

Oaks, Derby double for BloodStock SA

MAURITZFONTEIN-bred Cape Speed completed a feature double for BSA graduates at Scottsville on Sunday, winning the Gr3 Track And Ball Derby over 2400m for trainer Dean Kannemeyer and owners Khaya Stables. Cape Speed is a 2014 National Yearling Sales graduate,...

Bela-Bela: Has Delpech picked the right one?

SNAITH Racing announced via Twitter on Friday afternoon that jockey Anthony Delpech had opted to ride Varsfontein Stud’s smashing filly Bela-Bela in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July, which may, or may not be a significant pointer to the race....

Trip Tease joins an Elite Club of Sprinters

WHEN you type “14-time winning sprinters” into Google’s search engine the name “Usain Bolt” comes up. Of course. Try “14-time winning thoroughbred sprinters South Africa” and “JJ The Jet Plane” is the only name that becomes readily available. “JJ” retired...

Mpume Mjoka has a bright future in racing

IN racing, there is a silent rule that one should never speak too early. Or one should shut up altogether before you embarrass yourself.  It’s a rule often broken because those married to racing invariably subscribe to another rule:...

Stallion services auction raises R2,1-million

THIS year's Cape Breeders auction was a resounding success, raising R2,161,100. The money raised will be put towards causes such as African Horse Sickness, vaccinations, groom education programmes etc. A huge benefit to the industry, for breeders especially. Funds from...

Veteran trainer George Scott dies

VETERAN trainer George Scott has died, aged 84. The popular Turffontein trainer had been battling illness for the last several months. He passed away peacefully at 21.30 on Tuesday night, 14 June, exactly 11 years to the day he...

Cliff Harris wins his first race as a trainer

CLIFF Harris (59), trained his first official winner at the Vaal on Tuesday when Daspoort (11-2) won a MR68 Handicap under Andrew Fortune, racing on the inside track. Daspoort did it in good style, winning by 2.75-lengths and Harris said:...

Whyte off Abashiri due to tight travel plans

DAVID Mollett writes in this morning’s Racing Express that Hong Kong based Douglas Whyte will not be riding star gelding Abashiri in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July after all. We reported earlier this week that Whyte had been offered the...

Final supplementaries, weights for VDJ

HERE are the final supplementary entries and weights for the 2016 Vodacom Durban July. Our headline photo is of Sean Tarry's French Navy, a cracking third in the Rising Sun Gold Challenge last Saturday and our early selection for the...