Monday, July 6, 2020
SA Racing

SA Racing

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

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...
Richard Fourie on Belgarion.

Snaith Racing confirms July jockeys

SNAITH Racing this morning confirned their jockey bookings for the Vodacom Durban July, for which they will saddle three of the four ante-post favourites. Stable jockey Richard Fourie has been engaged for up-and-coming star Belgarion (5-1 with GG Gaming), while...
Singfonico, easy winner last week.

Goodie reckons Vaal is a good betting card

JAMES Goodman, unlike some others, thinks there are good betting opportunities at the Vaal today, where there are some 'Maiden Handicaps' on the programme. Here is his preview:
Got The Greenlight wins the Gr1 Daily News. (Candiese Lenferna).

Joe Soma’s Durban July dreams

TRAINER Joey Soma has been around the block and he truly believes that he has the horse that can win the 2020 Vodacom Durban July. He is prepared to take the older horses on with 3 year old Got...
Gold Season, liked the extra. (Candiese Lenferna).

Preggie’s quick return

GOLD Season (8-1) needed the experience and got going late on his 1200m debut at the Vaal to finish fourth, but he stepped up to Listed level to win Saturday’s Listed Gatecrasher Stakes, showing his appreciation of the extra...
Vardy with trainer Adam Marcus. (Candiese Lenferna).

Marcus is delighted with Vardy’s Gold Challenge run

TRAINER Adam Marcus, seen here in the pre-race parade with his star four-year-old Vardy, says he was very pleased with Vardy’s fast-finishing second in Saturday’s Gr1 Gold Challenge. Vardy (5-2) favourite, was beaten just under a length by the powerhouse...
Got The Greenlight (Bernard Fayd'Herbe), with Deez Dyanand (left) and Joe Soma. (Candiese Lenferna).

Lyle Hewitson will ride Soma’s colt in Durban July

TRAINER Joe Soma has confirmed that SA Champion jockey Lyle Hewitson has been booked to ride his star three-year-old, Got The Greenlight, in the Vodacom Durban July on 25 July. Soma said: “It’s done, Lyle agreed to ride our horse...