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CTS newcomer wins Listed Sprint

March 07, 2016 / 2 years ago

Throwing unraced horses into features is not generally done by trainers in this country, but Mike de Kock and Sean Tarry have both had the bombs to do it from time to time. On Saturday we witnessed a cracking winning...

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Get a first foal, you may get the Caviar!

March 02, 2016 / 2 years ago

The Catalogue for the CTS March Yearling Sale has been released and a glance through it shows a good number of interesting “first foals” scheduled to pass through the auction ring at Durbanville on 19 and 20 March. As with...

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Graded wins for CTS buys on Guineas Day

February 29, 2016 / 2 years ago

CTS purchases trained by Sean Tarry won two of four Graded features on Guineas Day at Turffontein, Saturday. The Visionaire filly Heaps Of Fun (S’Manga Khumalo) exacted revenge on her Fillies Mile conqueror Negroamaro when she led all the way...

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Guineas Day at Turffontein

February 25, 2016 / 2 years ago

Jockey Anton Marcus has landed two top rides for the Johan Janse van Vuuren stable on Guineas Day. Marcus will be riding Brazuca in the R1-million Betting World Gauteng Guineas and Negroamaro in the R500,000 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas at...

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Young Vermaak joins WPRRA Board

February 24, 2016 / 2 years ago

Green Street Bloodstock’s founder, Justin Vermaak (27), has been appointed to the Board of the Western Province Regional Racing Association (WPRRA). This is in line with the body’s progressive dynamic policy of introducing younger blood into the game and follows...

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Futura to Stud, Legislate to follow

February 22, 2016 / 2 years ago

Freeman Stallions have announced the launch of the syndication of Dynasty’s two outstanding, record setting, quadruple Gr1 winning Horses Of The Year; Futura and Legislate for stud duties. John Freeman reports that the immediate response to the launch on Wednesday...

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Lerena prepares for Hong Kong stint

February 18, 2016 / 2 years ago

Ruling South African champion jockey Gavin Lerena leaves for a two-month contract in Hong Kong just after midday on Sunday and will miss the Highveld Autumn Feature Season – his favourite time of year. “I had quite a few good...

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SAJA explains budget, apprentice income design

February 16, 2016 / 2 years ago

The South African Jockeys Academy (SAJA) budgets for expenditure per annum of R13,174,063 per year. Its Headmaster Graham Bailey has responded to the mumblings about the perceived unfairness pertaining to apprentice Heavelon van der Hoven having to pay a large...

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Big Dubai win for CTS purchase, Liquid Mercury

February 12, 2016 / 2 years ago

Liquid Mercury, a graduate of the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, raced to a commanding win in Thursday night’s $US175,000 Gulf News Handicap over 2435m on turf at Meydan under jockey Christophe Soumillon. The big grey by Trippi from Skip...

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Noah Fom Goah, Smart Call to race abroad

February 09, 2016 / 2 years ago

Investec Dingaans and Grand Parade Cape Guineas winner Noah From Goa will likely never race in South Africa again. One of Mike de Kock’s chief owners Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum has bought a 50% share in him and...

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