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Legislate is retired to Drakenstein

May 12, 2016 / 1 year ago

FORMER Equus award winning Horse Of The Year Legislate has been retired after an uncharacteristically lacklustre showing in Friday evening’s Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes. A winner of 4 Gr1 races for trainer Justin Snaith, including a dramatic victory in the...

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Duke Of Marmalade scoops the jam in Italy

May 10, 2016 / 1 year ago

DRAKENSTEIN Stud’s resident stallion Duke of Marmalade has the probable favourite for the 29 May renewal of the lucrative Gr2 Oaks d’Italia in the form of Saturday’s Listed trial winner Responsibleforlove. The Irish-foaled filly was winning for the third time...

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Attenborough is one for the limelight

May 09, 2016 / 1 year ago

THE improvement capacity and scope of 2yo’s was demonstrated by Joey Ramsden’s smart looking CTS Graduate Attenborough, who was a facile winner of the R125 000 Listed Somerset 1200 at Kenilworth on Sunday. The good looking Attenborough was a well...

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2016 VDJ Log

May 07, 2016 / 1 year ago

SOUTH Africa’s highest rated horse, Legal Eagle, heads the 2016 Vodacom Durban July Log as issued by Gold Circle today. Triple Crown hero Abashiri occupies 2nd spot with French Navy in third. 18 runners will face the starter for the...

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Comingled bets for SA's Hong Kong punters

May 05, 2016 / 1 year ago

PHUMELELA has announced that with effect Wednesday 4 May, all Win, Place and Swinger bets taken with TAB on Hong Kong races will be transmitted directly into Hong Kong’s gigantic tote pools. Commingling the three pools presents exciting opportunities for...

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Another big weekend for CTS Graduates

May 03, 2016 / 1 year ago

RUNNERS bought at CTS Sales enjoyed a terrific racing weekend with two Gr1 victories and several other Graded successes. The cherry on top was Champion Trainer Sean Tarry’s brilliant four-year-old filly Carry On Alice, the speed machine who was recording...

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Abashari gets up in nailbiting finish

May 01, 2016 / 1 year ago

ABASHIRI’s legion of supporters gasped for breath as the three-year-old rallied gamely to hold off Rocketball in a nail-biting finish to the R2-million SA Derby over 2450m at Turffontein on Champions Day on Saturday. In the process the Go Deputy...

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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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