'Chrome' tops world rankings

September 16, 2016 / 2 years ago

THE seventh edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016 features several major changes at the top, led by California Chrome (USA) [133], who improved his rating from 128 to 133 with his dominating performance in the $...

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A boost for Global View

September 14, 2016 / 2 years ago

ASCOT Stud’s beautifully bred young sire Global View received yet another impressive update to his pedigree following Sunday’s G1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. This 1400m race (won previously by super sires Roberto, Sir Ivor, El Prado...

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Durbanville Track Upgrade

September 13, 2016 / 2 years ago

WORK will commence on the Durbanville Racecourse track upgrade project on 22 October. Kenilworth Racing’s Dean Diedericks is confident that will all change when the project is completed around end March. “The turf will be pulled up and maintained with...

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Captain Al has three lots on R2R Sale

September 12, 2016 / 2 years ago

FORMER champion sire Captain Al, who headed South Africa’s 2yo sires list for an eighth consecutive season in 2015-2016, had another good weekend when he was represented by a treble of winners. The ultra-consistent son of Al Mufti kicked off...

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SA filly makes good debut in UK

September 10, 2016 / 2 years ago

ALL eyes were on Doncaster on Friday, 9 September 2016 as SA-bred Same Jurisdiction took to the track in her UK debut in the 7 furlong Gr3 Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster. The pre-race build-up was dominated by...

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VAR has nine at CTS R2R next month

September 08, 2016 / 2 years ago

AVONTUUR Stud's top class resident sire Var had yet another eye catching first timer at Scottsville on Wednesday. This time it was Var’s daughter Sommerlied (bred and owned by Maine Chance Farms) who obliged. Trained by Dennis Drier (who is...

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CTS 2016 R2R Catalogue is online

September 05, 2016 / 2 years ago

The 2016 CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is available online and can be viewed at No fewer than 159 two-year-olds have been entered in the sale, which will take place at Durbanville racecourse...

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Trainers line up for Vaal Grand Heritage

September 02, 2016 / 2 years ago

WITH a month to go until the running of the inaugural R750 000 Grand Heritage at the Vaal, trainers of the 101 entries are scrambling to get their runners into races before the supplementary stage cut-off date. It is an...

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Top vet's return holds promise for SA exports

August 31, 2016 / 2 years ago

DR Brian Stewart, the accomplished veterinarian, is returning from Australia to Hong Kong as the Jockey Club pushes towards completing the Conghua training centre in Guangzhou and attempts to open up a new thoroughbred market in South Africa. The South...

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Another big weekend for Trippi

August 30, 2016 / 2 years ago

DRAKENSTEIN Stud’s resident sire Trippi enjoyed yet another massive weekend, with the son of End Sweep being represented by a flurry of local winners and also featuring as broodmare sire of an impressive US stakes winner. Trippi also made news...

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