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...

Whyte off Abashiri due to tight travel plans

DAVID Mollett writes in this morning’s Racing Express that Hong Kong based Douglas Whyte will not be riding star gelding Abashiri in the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July after all. We reported earlier this week that Whyte had been offered the...

Final supplementaries, weights for VDJ

HERE are the final supplementary entries and weights for the 2016 Vodacom Durban July. Our headline photo is of Sean Tarry's French Navy, a cracking third in the Rising Sun Gold Challenge last Saturday and our early selection for the...

Jeff Lloyd is title-hunting in Brisbane, Australia

GOOD news from Brisbane, Australia, is that former South African Jeff Lloyd is in a close second place in the Queensland Premiership Table. With six weeks to go, “The Guv” has booted home 61 winners and trails log-leader James...

Good variety sold off the farm at Klawervlei

The 2016 Klawervlei Festival weekend came to a spectacular end with the 2016 Farm Sale taking place last Sunday. The sale, which saw buyers from all over the country in attendance, is one of South Africa’s fastest growing equine auctions,...

A Right Royal Time at Ascot this week

THE Royal Ascot Festival starts on Tuesday 14 June and runs for five days until 18 June. As always, this year's Royal Ascot meeting promises to be as exciting as ever. There will be a total of 30 top class...