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Young Vermaak joins WPRRA Board

February 24, 2016 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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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Don’t write off Mubtaahij!

February 05, 2016 / 3 years ago

Trainer Mike de Kock had a message for Mubtaahij’s supporters after the colt had failed to make the frame in Thursday night’s Gr3 Firebreak Stakes over 1600m on dirt at Meydan in Dubai: “All I can say is, please relax...

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Cape bred thoroughbreds in Dubai

February 02, 2016 / 3 years ago

A number of Cape bred thoroughbreds have been entered for the Gr1 Dubai World Cup, No fewer than 7 thoroughbreds bred in the Cape have been entered for the world’s richest horse-race, which has grown into one of the world’s...

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan’s call to breeders

January 31, 2016 / 3 years ago

After a few introductory remarks in her opening address at the opening ceremony of the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding...

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Smart Call dominates J&B Met

January 31, 2016 / 3 years ago

Smart Call hammered a top field to win the Gr1 J&B Met over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Trainer Alec Laird has long rated Smart Call, a daughter of Ideal World and a grand-daughter of the great Horse Chestnut, very...

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