Sun, Feb 28, 2021
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Addressing the ridicule: Q & A with Larry Wainstein

THE Racing Association’s CEO, Larry Wainstein, under fire from members of the racing media, speaks to Turf Talk in response to what he has termed, “mostly sensational and unsubstantiated articles based on the opinions of persons who are negative...

Chris Gerber had the Human Touch

IN looking for an intro to our Chris Gerber tribute today, we came across a quote from French poet Paul Valery: “A great man is one who leaves others at a loss when he’s gone.” Everyone we spoke to this...

Rob Scott explains his decision about Sporting Post

ROB Scott, Tellytrack & Media CEO at Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Limited, said on Wednesday evening that the Sporting Post is sensationalising his decision not to sell their publication, as well as the Soccer Betting News newspaper and Winning...

A tribute to Captain Al

THERE is some rare footage in this video tribute to the recently deceased champion stallion, Captain Al, including priceless interviews with a young Vaughan Marshall, Jeff Lloyd and John Freeman, the stallion's own racetrack wins and more. It's compiled...

Final fields, Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr2 Gold Cup

CAPE trainer Mike Bass will bid to win the race named in his honour, the R1-million, Grade 1 Mike & Carol Bass Champions Cup at Greyville on Super Saturday, 30 July with his smart three-year-old Silvano gelding Marinaresco that...
Belgarion, 53kg, outside draw.

Final field, draws for 2020 Vodacom Durban July

HERE is the final field for the 2020 Vodacom Durban July, announced during a live Tellytrack broadcast on Tuesday. (Saddle cloth and draw numbers are the same).

Nathan Kotzen takes out trainers’ licence

NATHAN Kotzen (photo, left), assistant trainer to Mike de Kock at Summerveld for 16 years, has taken out his own trainers’ licence following De Kock’s decision to close his permanent barn at the Shongweni training centre. Kotzen, closely involved with...

Smart Call steals the show at Cape Awards

THE Cape Breeders hosted their annual Awards ceremony at the Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch on Monday evening, and it once again proved a huge hit with all who attended. Klawervlei Stud, who ended 2015-2016 runner up on the National Log,...

“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...

Braam van Huyssteen is happily “ill” with racing disease

BRAAM Van Huyssteen, who entered the world of racehorse ownership eight years ago, has expanded his string to 175, spread across the country with different trainers. He’s in the top ranks of owners today with a winning strike rate...