French trainer’s Ascot double

QEMAH posted a welcome victory for France by landing the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget on Frida afternoon. Jockey Gregory Benoist won on the 6-1 chance from Nemoralia and Alice Springs. This was Rouget's second straight...

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...

All respected the Order of St George

ORDER of St George, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Gr1 Gold Cup over 4023m at Royal Ascot on Thursday after racing among the backmarkers for most of the race. The 10-11 favourite ran on strongly in the home straight...

Even Song completes O’Brien’s 50 at Royal Ascot

EVEN SONG made it 50 Royal Ascot winners for Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien after her impressive victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday. Even Song proved too strong for Ajman Princess in second place with The...

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:...

Another US-trained wins at Royal Ascot

US filly Lady Aurelia sprinted to a stunning seven-length triumph under Frankie Dettori in the Queen Mary Stakes on the second day of the Royal Ascot Festival. The 2-1 chance, trained by Wesley Ward, stormed to victory from the front,...

Stallion services auction raises R2,1-million

THIS year's Cape Breeders auction was a resounding success, raising R2,161,100. The money raised will be put towards causes such as African Horse Sickness, vaccinations, groom education programmes etc. A huge benefit to the industry, for breeders especially. Funds from...

Veteran trainer George Scott dies

VETERAN trainer George Scott has died, aged 84. The popular Turffontein trainer had been battling illness for the last several months. He passed away peacefully at 21.30 on Tuesday night, 14 June, exactly 11 years to the day he...

Cliff Harris wins his first race as a trainer

CLIFF Harris (59), trained his first official winner at the Vaal on Tuesday when Daspoort (11-2) won a MR68 Handicap under Andrew Fortune, racing on the inside track. Daspoort did it in good style, winning by 2.75-lengths and Harris said:...

Tepin’s signifcant Royal Ascot win

"IT may have been the first race of 30 at Royal Ascot, but the success of Tepin is likely to prove the most significant of the week. For an established US star to travel to Britain and defy worryingly...