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Tilbury Fort proves the value of Gr1 form

February 21, 2019 / 1 month ago

The relative strength of South Africa’s recent Gr1 form came to the fore at Turffontein on Sunday when December’s Gr1 G-Bets Summer Cup hero Tilbury Fort got up late to win a Pinnacle Plate over 1400m, a trip that seemed...

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Gelded Down To Zero hauls out his best form

February 21, 2019 / 1 month ago

The Gr3 Tommy Hostpur Handicap over 1000m at Turffontein, rescheduled from Saturday to a rare twilight meeting on Sunday, produced an upset when 20-1 chance Down To Zero ran on alongside the standside rail to win a short battle with...

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Hero’s Honour targets Durban July

February 15, 2019 / 1 month ago

Four-year-old Hero’s Honour posted a 1,20-length win over fellow Gr1 winner Return Flight in an Assessment Plate over 1600m at Turffontein last Saturday. The 2018 Gr1 SA Derby winner is being aimed at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July. He’s a...

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Spies filly gets Captain Of All on the board

February 01, 2019 / 1 month ago

Former Equus Champion Sprinter, Captain Of All (Captain Al) has made a pleasing start to his stud career at Klawervlei. The triple G1 winner got off the mark as a sire when his daughter What You Are won a Juvenile...

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One World bags the lion’s share in CTS Mile

January 30, 2019 / 1 month ago

The place One World likes to be most is in front, dictating his races. Once there, he is hard to beat, as shown again in Saturday’s CTS Mile in which he overcame a deep draw, led the field into the...

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Cirillo posts resounding CTS 1200 win

January 29, 2019 / 1 month ago

Jockey Anton Marcus has always maintained that his major objective in the sport is to capture the big races - he was true to his word on Saturday at Kenilworth. Marcus’ first of three big-race successes came in the R...

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Pathfork filly scooped the honey!

January 29, 2019 / 1 month ago

Bernard Fayd’herbe flew in from Dubai to ride at the Sun Met meeting at Kenilworth on Saturday and he had an early success when winning the first feature of the day on CTSG graduate Miss Honey (16-1) in the Listed...

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They were great on CPYS podium!

January 28, 2019 / 1 month ago

South Africa's ace auctioneer Andrew Miller (left) with colleagues Grant Burns (left), the New Zealand-born Australian and the Irish, Belgium-based John O'Kelly (right), were on the podium at last week's Cape Premier Yearling Sale that realised a turnover of R84,3-million...

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Gelding has done the trick for Kasimir

January 28, 2019 / 1 month ago

Having been gelded has done the trick for Justin Snaith’s four-year-old sprinter Kasimir, who has turned from a useful Graded contender to a powerhouse Gr1 winner and a runner who now looks like he will be the dominating force during...

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Captain Al's progeny command a legion of European buyers at Cape Premier Sale

January 28, 2019 / 1 month ago

Article from https://www.racingpost.com/ James Thomas reports from Cape Thoroughbred Sales' flagship auction "If South Africa can get the quarantine situation sorted this sale will take off - and I think it's very important that happens" Time is running out for...

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