Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Master Sabina is “flying”, says Woodruff

“MASTER Sabina is one of my favourite horses of all time,” trainer Geoff Woodruff told Andrew Bon in an interview about the 2015 Sansui Summer Cup winner who drew at No 4 for the Vodacom Durban July and will...

“I’ll stick to basics”: 18-year-old Hewitson on VDJ ride

LYLE Hewitson, the 18-year-old apprentice who has ridden himself into the hearts of punters (and trainers), in recent months, has picked up his first Vodacom Durban July ride. Hewitson has been declared to ride Dynamic for Justin Snaith's stable, one...

What A Winter has Royal Ascot relation

STAR sprinter Twilight Son, who hails from the same family as Drakenstein Stud’s hugely popular young sire What A Winter, picked up the second G1 win of his career when he won Saturday’s G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal...

What can you buy for R1,250?

DO us a favour. When next you pop across to your friendly neighbourhood Hyperama or Pick N Pay or Shoprite, see if you can buy more than five bags of groceries for R1,250. You probably won’t have to, because in...

Doyen Jack Ramsey passes away

IN the third passing of a racing personality in the last fortnight, Tab News reports that racing scribe Jack Ramsey, one of the doyens of South African horseracing, died in Durban on Monday at the age of 94. Ramsay, who...

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:...