Sunday, July 5, 2020
SA Racing

SA Racing

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

Jason Gates. (Candiese Lenferna).

Apprentice Gates is a work in progress

HEARD about the horse who walked into a bar? Well, here’s a story about a teenager who walked into a butchery. His name was Jason Gates, and his career started in 2014 when John The Butcher, from the West...

BSA Online sale starts as MGAS sale ends

BLODSTOCK SA's July online Sale starts at 12pm today and will continue until 9 July, when final bidding will start at 12pm and continue, lot by lot, for 138 lots. Bidding on each lot will end 1 minute after each...
Lizard's Desire, the last PE-trained horse to win EP Derby, in 2009.

Can PE trainer win EP Derby?

TRAINERS in Port Elizabeth are getting strong support out of Australia in their bid to break the winning drought in the Listed World Sports Betting East Cape Derby at Faierview today, writes HENK STEENKAMP. Mitch Wiese says he will be...
Terrance Millard with Occult.

VDJ greats: The Terrance Millard era

THE 1980s was the Terrance Millard era in the Vodacom Durban July history. In episode 8 of VDJ greats, we look at Millard’s dominance of South Africa’s greatest horse race. And Garth Puller talks about shedding over 10kgs to...
Herodotus, Cup Trial. (Candiese Lenferna).

Ante-post betting reflects open races

THE Justin Snaith-trained Nexus is a lukewarm favourite at 28-10 wwith Herodotus (11-2), Magnificent Seven (6-1) and Cat Daddy (7-1) the only other runners in single figures, for Saurday's Gr3 Cup Trial at Scottsville. The longest priced runner is...
GG's Dynasty (far side) beating Twist Of Fate on 6 June.

Cup Trial will be closely contested

THE Grade 3 World Sports Betting Cup Trial is the traditional last chance saloon for runners trying to make the 18-horse field for the Vodacom Durban July. The race will be run at Hollywoodbets Scottsville for the first time...
Gary Lentin, customer-driven.

An interview with Gary Lentin of GG Gaming

GG Gaming has come out the blocks after racing’s lockdown like Usain Bolt on steroids. They have launched aggressive support and marketing campaigns on a variety of industry platforms, including Turf Talk, and have pledged allegiance to racing via...
Hawwaam, with Soqrat behind him.

Hawwaam goes to MR134

HAWWAAM has had his rating raised from 131 to 134 after he ran out an easy winner of the Grade 1 World Sports Betting Premier’s Champions Challenge over 2000m on the Turffontein standside track last Saturday.. The Handicappers were of...
Erik The Red, Golden Horse Medallion. (Gold Circle).

Scottsville Gr1 Sprint Day fields

THE annual Scottsville Sprint spectacular, postponed from the end of May, takes place at the Pietermaritzburg track on Saturday. The four Grade 1 sprints are all contested over 1200m. The programme also includes the WSB Cup Trial to be...
Talk Of The Town.

First son of VAR to go to stud at Avontuur

AVONTUUR Estate’s Taberer family, in partnership with esteemed racing and breeding personalities, Ken and Jane Truter, is proud to announce the arrival of the first son of champion 2yo Sire Var (USA) at stud in South Africa. Based at Winterbach...