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Bass-Robinson’s smart juveniles

May 16, 2019 / 30 days ago

Trainer Candice Bass-Robinson suffered a setback when her Gr1 Majorca Stakes winner Clouds Unfold was injured after arriving at Summerveld this week, but the stable has a lot to look forward to in the form of three juveniles that won...

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Big sprint 1-2-3 crowns big weekend for CTS

May 09, 2019 / 1 month ago

Pacific Trader, Rebel Princess and Chimichuri Run rounded off a spectacular graded weekend for CTS graduates when they finished 1-2-3 in the Gr1 Computaform Sprint over 1000m at Turffontein on Champions Day. Pacific Trader’s purple silks were seen in the...

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Freedom Charter was fitter than anticipated

May 08, 2019 / 1 month ago

After Santa Clara’s impressive victory in the KRA Fillies Guineas at Greyville on Friday, Bernard Fayd’herbe again showed his value when he grabbed the advantage halfway down the straight on Candice Bass-Robinson’s 2018 Gr3 Champagne Stakes winner Freedom Charter, who...

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The 20k heroine keeps on earning!

May 07, 2019 / 1 month ago

Pomodoro’s flagbearer Return Flight set her owner Chris van Niekerk back the grand sum of R20,000 at the CTS March 2017 Sale. Her Gr2 Gerald Rosenberg win at Turffontein on Saturday took her career earnings to R2,2-million. She’s won six...

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Another CTS ‘bargain’ goes to Gr1 for Matchett

May 07, 2019 / 1 month ago

Paul Matchett, who won the 2017 renewal of the Gr1 Allan Robertson Champion Stakes at Scottsville with CTS Ready To Run bargain buy Brave Mary, has a chance of repeating the feat on 25 May with Basadi Faith. Matchett’s latest...

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Twist Of Fate makes his draw count

May 07, 2019 / 1 month ago

Port Elizabeth’s champion three-year-old miler National Park and Cape Town’s Twist of Fate were undeniably the underdogs in Friday night’s Gr2 KRA Guineas at Greyville, facing three-time Gr1-winning star Soqrat for the first time at the Durban track. However, the...

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Fayd’Herbe brothers’ plan works for Santa Clara

May 06, 2019 / 1 month ago

The only way to win from a wide draw at Greyville is with an aggressive and confident ride, and brothers Robert and Bernard Fayd’Herbe hatched a plan to win Friday’s Gr2 KRA Fillies Guineas with widely drawn Santa Clara, who...

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Game Undercover Agent tops in Drill Hall

May 06, 2019 / 1 month ago

Undercover Agent won Friday night’s Grade 2 Independent on Saturday Drill Hall Stakes at Greyville in a thrilling finish, narrowly holding off fast-finishing Rainbow Bridge and a determined Cirillo. Brett Crawford’s colt started as the 15-10 favourite, with Sun Met...

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The hallmarks of a truly top horse

April 29, 2019 / 1 month ago

That Captain Al’s imposing son One World has won seven of his eight starts with front-running tactics, four of them fought with an unusual tenacity in close finishes, shows the hallmarks of a truly top horse. Coming off a rest...

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Frankel colt is going places

April 17, 2019 / 1 month ago

Frankel colt General Franco, the highest priced yearling at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, looks set for a top career. The R4-million purchase made a thrilling 1000m debut at Kenilworth on Tuesday, beating his nearest rival by 3.50-lengths, with...

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