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Abashiri on the brink of glory

April 29, 2016 / 1 year ago

TRAINER Mike Azzie firmly believes Abashiri is the best horse in Saturday’s R2-million SA Derby over 2450m at Turffontein and victory would be a wonderful boost for the sport. Should Abashiri win the Derby he will become only the third...

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Vodacom Durban July still leads the pack

April 27, 2016 / 1 year ago

WITH just two months to go until the 2016 Vodacom Durban July, racegoers can look forward to an exhilarating spectacle at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 2 July based on the theme “Leader of the Pack.” Gold Circle’s Event Marketing Manager...

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Stallion Visionaire moves to Western Cape

April 26, 2016 / 1 year ago

LAMMERSKRAAL Stud has acquired leading stallion Visionaire in a transfer from his base at former Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud to the Western Cape. “What made Visionaire so attractive”, says Lammerskraal’s Sally Jourdan,“is that he is a grandson of Gone West...

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Inara returns to Turffontein for Champions Challenge

April 25, 2016 / 1 year ago

CHAMPION filly Inara will on Saturday attempt to become only the second of her sex to win the Premier’s Champions Challenge since Ilha Da Vitoria ten years ago and, for the second time in a fortnight, she will make the...

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Owners urged to register for $1-million bonus!

April 22, 2016 / 1 year ago

CTS advises that yearlings purchased at the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, the 2015 CTS March Yearling Sale and the 2015 CTS Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale must be registered with the NHA no later than 30 May 2016. Horses...

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Mike Bass will retire at season's end

April 21, 2016 / 1 year ago

LEGENDARY trainer Mike Bass has announced his retirement at the end of the 2015/16 season and will be handing over the reins of his Milnerton stable to daughter Candice Robinson. Bass has been a staunch supporter of racing in KwaZulu-Natal...

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Whyte is chuffed with Ertijaal

April 20, 2016 / 1 year ago

A chance ride at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night has Douglas Whyte eyeing a fourth victory in Sunday’s HK$20 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin. Dane O’Neill was booked to partner the Mike de Kock-trained Ertijaal...

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SA can contain AHS in most effective ways

April 18, 2016 / 1 year ago

MEMBERS of South Africa’s Horse Import Export Task Team (HIETT) have requested the racing industry and the public at large not to over-react to the death of a horse diagnosed with African Horse Sickness (AHS) in the surveillance zone near...

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Avontuur Stud posts world-class results at CTS Select

April 16, 2016 / 1 year ago

TOP Cape breeders Avontuur dominated the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale held at the popular Johannesburg hotel and casino complex on Friday, producing the top three lots from just five in their quality draft. Their outstanding strike-rate is thought to...

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Breeders in good spirits ahead of Sale

April 14, 2016 / 1 year ago

ALL smiles on the eve of the 2016 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale are John Koster of Klawervlei Stud and Pippa Mickleburgh of Avontuur Stud, who have exciting drafts to send through the auctioneer’s ring.Both stud farms have progeny of...

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