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The Conglomerate posts spectacular 'July' win

July 03, 2016 / 2 years ago

A thrilling finish crowned a spectacular climax to the 2016 R4,25 million Gr1 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville on Saturday. Jockey Piere Strydom, the polished 50-year-old, produced the magic from the supposed ‘killer’ draw of 18, to register his fourth...

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Tote pools set to skyrocket at Durban July

July 01, 2016 / 2 years ago

RECORD amounts are set to be bet on the country’s most popular horse race, the Vodacom Durban July at Greyville this Saturday. Tote betting giant TAB opened pools on the big race meeting on Monday and has urged customers to...

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Rabada is scratched, Trophy Wife gets into Durban July

June 29, 2016 / 2 years ago

JOCKEY S’Manga Khumalo, who won the 2013 Vodacom Durban July on Heavy Metal, will have a ride in the 2016 renewal after all. Khumalo has been declared to ride Trophy Wife for trainer Sean Tarry, after Mike Azzie had withdrawn...

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Oratorio's Military Attack in line for HK Award

June 27, 2016 / 2 years ago

MILITARY ATTACK, a son of Avontuur’s resident sire Oratorio, is one of four thoroughbreds up for the award of Hong Kong Champion Middle Distance Horse Of The Year this season. The nominees for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards...

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Brexit could have a positive spinoff for SA

June 26, 2016 / 2 years ago

THE United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU) on Friday may have a positive spinoff for South African racing and breeding. Professor Ian Sanne, a member of the South African industry Task Team charged with consolidating the efforts of...

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Final jockey declarations for Vodacom Durban July

June 23, 2016 / 2 years ago

THE final pieces of the Vodacom Durban July jigsaw have been put together as Anton Marcus has been declared to ride the Joey Ramsden-trained St. Tropez and Piere Strydom has been declared to ride the Ramsden-trained The Conglomerate. MJ Byleveld...

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CTS buy looks promising for Team Valor, Anant Singh

June 22, 2016 / 2 years ago

CTS 2015 Book 2 buy Smokey Affair could be a filly with a future. Bloodstock agent David Allan of Allan Bloodlines writes with praise in his latest e-mail blast of Smokey Affair, a two-year-old daughter of Elusive Fort and a...

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Twilight Son points to What A Winter

June 21, 2016 / 2 years ago

STAR sprinter Twilight Son, who hails from the same family as Drakenstein Stud’s hugely popular young sire What A Winter, picked up the second G1 win of his career when he won Saturday’s G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot...

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Prince Charles is hooked on racing

June 19, 2016 / 2 years ago

AMONG all the news reports to emanate from the 2016 Royal Ascot Festival this week came the titbit that Prince Charles is apparently “hooked on racing”. According to a BBC report, the Queen’s racing and bloodstock adviser John Warren made...

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R2,16-million raised at stallion services auction

June 17, 2016 / 2 years ago

THIS year’s Cape Breeders auction, held at Highlands last Friday. 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...

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