International Racing News

Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs

May 24 2017

Four sets of horses with Classic aspirations worked at Epsom Downs this morning ahead of the Investec Oaks and Investec Derby at the Surrey course next week.

Stars back to shoes

May 24 2017

RSA - Trainer Coenie de Beer surprised the racing world when he saddled his four-year-old gelding Talktothestars, unshod, to win the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville’s Sprint Festival last year. Ridden by Piere Strydom, he romped home ahead of African Ruler and Exelero. He faces Exelero again in the Tsogo Sun Sprint on Saturday, giving the bottom weight an extra kilo.

Carry on Alice sets the standards

May 24 2017

RSA - The SA Fillies Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday will see a previous winner of this race Carry On Alice attempting to win her fifth career Gr 1 and amongst the dangers will be a three-year-old, Just Sensual, whose only Gr 1 win has been over a mile.

Talktothestars can repeat

May 24 2017

RSA - The often shoeless champion Talktothestars will have a fine chance of defending his crown in the Gr 1 Tsogo Sun Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday.

Top Form ticks the boxes

May 24 2017

RSA - Top Form has top weight but also well-named as far as his top poly track form is concerned. Charles Laird’s gelding teams up with regular rider Anton Marcus for the Itsarush.co.za Divided Handicap at Greyville tomorrow and can build on his recent run of success on the synthetic surface although he faces a stern test.

Heavenly Blue injured

May 24 2017

RSA - Leading three-year-old Heavenly Blue has suffered a knee chip and has been withdrawn from the 2017 Vodacom Durban July.

Marcus and Delpech go head-to-head

May 24 2017

RSA - With the KZN Champion Season well underway, an influx of talented horses from around the country is raiding Durban which makes for very entertaining and competitive racing.Such will be the case at Greyville today on the Polytrack. 

This Agenda is overt

May 24 2017

RSA - If you are one of those punters who believe in the “third run after a layoff” principle then there is a good value bet on tomorrow’s Vaal card.

‘Stars’ ready to talk again

May 24 2017

RSA - Last year’s Tsogo Sun Sprint winner Talktothestars is “healthy, fine and fit” and trainer Coenie de Beer is hoping for a good run in the R1-million Grade 1 sprint at Scottsville on Saturday.Dubbed the “shoeless wonder” after giving his trainer the only Grade 1 win of his career at the Pietermaritzburg track last year, De Beer has described Talktothestars as “an unbelievably professional athlete”.

There's no holding back Domeyer

May 23 2017

RSA - Aldo Domeyer is starting biokinetic treatment this week in a bid to cure his ongoing back problems but he expects to be able to continue riding as normal.

Sand and Sea takes aim at Medallion

May 23 2017

RSA - The Gr 1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion has virtually been owned by the Dennis Drier yard this decade and they will have a shout of winning it for the sixth time in the last eight years at Scottsville on Saturday with Sand And Sea.

Neptune's Rain looks the one

May 23 2017

RSA - Ashburton’s leading trainer Duncan Howells will have a fine chance of winning the Gr 1 Allan Robertson Championships over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday with Neptune’s Rain.

Vaal Tips & Race Previews

May 23 2017

RSA - Tips & Race Previews for meeting at Vaal Racecourse

Ten Gun the big mover

May 22 2017

RSA - Ten Gun Salute has been cut from 80-1 to 20-1 for the Vodacom Durban July as a result of his surprise win in the Betting World 1900 at Greyville on Friday night.

African Night Sky impressive

May 22 2017

RSA - African Night Sky and Bernard Fayd’Herbe had no problem confirming Winter Guineas form with Our Mate Art and Loadshedder in the Highlands Stud Winter Classic at Kenilworth yesterday and the Derby on June 24 is odds-on to come next.

Lockinge win for Godolphin's Ribchester

May 22 2017

Ribchester has given Godolphin a record eighth win in the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

Royal Ascot next for Caravaggio

May 22 2017

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Caravaggio is the firming favourite for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot after his first-up win.,

Purton raises the bat as he brings up 700 wins with Spirit

May 22 2017

It was a day of bat-raising and cap-doffing, in cricketing parlance, for Zac Purton at Sha Tin on Sunday (21 May) as the Australian rider brought up 700 Hong Kong victories with his win aboard Chung Wah Spirit in the featured Class 3 18 Districts Cup Handicap (1400m). 

Longchamp warming up for winter

May 22 2017

Black type winner Longchamp is moving impressively through his paces ahead of his winter campaign.

Ryan Moore shines as Dartmouth lifts Yorkshire Cup for the Queen

May 22 2017

Ryan Moore was seen at his very best as Dartmouth delivered a Betway Yorkshire Cup victory for the Queen at York.

Bank on Pilou at the Vaal

May 22 2017

RSA - It is hard to separate Jameson Girl and Gratuity in the Novice topliner but the former could have the edge

Hewitson on the mend Hewitson on the mend

May 22 2017

RSA - Lyle Hewitson has been discharged from hospital after suffering a broken collar-bone in a nasty fall at Fairview nine days ago when his mount Gitano Giant broke down

Alexa lives up to promise

May 22 2017

RSA - Lightly raced Alexa has obviously had her problems, having run only five times in the last year but she earned her first feature cheque in the R150,000 Syringa Handicap (Listed) over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday

Van Rensburg back to finish the job

May 22 2017

RSA - Marco van Rensburg has arguably been riding his best season yet and has proven to be ultra-consistent. If he’s not in the winner’s box he’s running a place - which makes him a jockey worth following

BETTING WORLD 1900  UPDATE

May 19 2017

RSA - Following a track inspection at Greyville this morning, tonight’s Grade 2 Betting World 1900 is the only race that will be run on the turf. All other races have been switched to the Poly Track.




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