Sat, Feb 27, 2021
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

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,...

Final field and draws, 2018 Durban July

HERE is the final field, with draws, for the 2018 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville on 7 July. The race is worth R4,25-million. A number of jockeys have not been declared. The favourite African Night Sky (photo)...

2018 Sun Met Final Field

A full field of 20 runners will go to post in the Gr1 Sun Met (R5-million), over 2000m at Kenilworth on 27 January.  They include champion Legal Eagle and many capable challengers like Robbie Sage's Coral Fever (headline photo). The...

SA loses an equine legend

SOUTH Africa lost one of her greatest ever home bred stallions with the death of Captain Al. The Klawervlei flagbearer died at the age of 20 on Wednesday, 12 July after laminitis related surgery- he was just short of his...

Stallion dies of suspected reaction to AHS vaccine

HEVERSHAM Park Farm, active in their quest of re-establishing Gauteng as a thoroughbred bloodstock breeding hub, suffered a setback when their imported stallion Lord Of The Land (IRE), died of a suspected reaction to the African Horse Sickness (AHS)...

Hawks are hunting Van Vuuren, accomplice

THE Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation has launched an extended search for Sonja Joubert (headline photo), a woman who has been implicated in a fraud and corruption case involving former racehorse owner Adriaan Van Vuuren, the former Trudon IT...

Final field: 2019 Vodacom Durban July

HERE is the final field for the 2019 Vodacom Durban July (Gr1, R4,25-million), scheduled for Saturday 6 July over 2200m at Greyville.

Coenie, doing things his own way

“LOOK at this beautiful, healthy hoof,” says Vaal trainer Coenie de Beer. He lifts the near-fore leg of his big sprinter, Talktothestars, tilts his foot and points to the outside rim of the hoof, the toe and the wall....

Miss Frankel will go into training soon

MISS Frankel will be the first offspring of the legendary racehorse Frankel to race in South Africa. The striking chestnut filly, who is still playing around the paddocks at Avontuur Stud near Somerset-West, will turn two in August. She will...