International Racing News

Logic points to Sensible Lover 

Feb 21 2017

RSA - The Australian-bred mare Sensible Lover has always been up there with the best of her generation but has only managed a single victory since winning the Gr3 Three Troika Stakes at just her third outing. 26 starts later she lines up in a Progress Plate over a mile at the Vaal this afternoon where she should be good enough to finally add a fourth victory to her record.

Free entries close in one month for Hong Kong’s Group 1 spring internationals

Feb 20 2017

The free entry period for the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s three spring Group 1 features, the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m), the Champions Mile (1600m) and the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), will close one month from today on Monday, 20 March, at 6pm (Hong Kong time). 

Rapper Dragon posts a confident Classic Cup triumph

Feb 20 2017

Rapper Dragon cemented his BMW Hong Kong Derby claims and raised the prospect of a first ever Four-Year-Old Classic Series clean sweep with an authoritative victory in the Hong Kong Classic Cup this afternoon, Sunday, 19 February. 

Rule Britannia as Royal Ascot form comes into Derby calculations

Feb 20 2017

Most attention from a BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) standpoint was on Sunday’s (19 February) second leg of the Four-Year-Old Classic Series, the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m).

Wright in top form 

Feb 20 2017

RSA - Summerveld-based Alyson Wright hit a rich vein of form over the weekend, saddling a treble at Greyville on Friday night and adding another to her weekend haul with Special Encounter in the third at the same venue yesterday.

Ambitions for Horizon  

Feb 20 2017

RSA -Candice Bass-Robinson still harbours Grade 1 ambitions for Horizon despite the record-priced colt managing only fifth when starting odds-on for the Investec Cape Derby

NEL IN NO RUSH 

Feb 20 2017

RSA -Andre Nel is determined not to be hurried in his search for a replacement when Aldo Domeyer takes up his post with Candice Bass-Robinson at the end of the month – and there is a possibility that Domeyer could still be involved.

Sherrells enjoying their racing 

Feb 20 2017

RSA -Enthusiastic racing mother-and-son combination Delma and Lance Sherrell are Cape Town based but their roots are in KZN and their black and white colours will be flying the “Sharks” flag boldly during the SA Champions Season.

Patchit Up Baby holds form

Feb 20 2017

RSA - AT LAST. Patchit Up Baby, who has placed in stronger races than this, finally wins her first feature race in the R135,000 Allez France Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

Race Report 

Feb 20 2017

RSA - Race 1: Simply Royal (3-1) jumps early, is pulled up and returned to the start by replacement jockey Raymond Danielson, but that does not affect the Sean Tarry-trained filly’s performance and she wins easily by 3.50 lengths.

Noah From Goa

Feb 20 2017

RSA - PLEASED. Noah From Goa, pictured winning the Cape Guineas over a year ago, finished second to Championship in the Zabeel Mile last week, with the run pleasing trainer Mike de Kock.

Juglall scores 

Feb 20 2017

RSA - Singapore – Jockey Nooresh Juglall, a Mauritian who trained at the South African Jockeys’ Academy, quickly bounced back from a recent race fall injury with a win it his very first ride since the accident.

RSA -JULY TARGET: The Conglomerate will be targeting his second win in the Vodacom Durban July.

Feb 20 2017

FALLEN THROUGH: PLANS TO TAKE THEM TO THE USA HAVE FALLEN THROUGH DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST

Flamingo Park Cancelled   

Feb 20 2017

RSA - Flamingo Cancelled

Jebel Hutta next for De Kock pair

Feb 19 2017

RSA - Noah From Goa and Light The Lights will be aimed next at the Gr1 Jebel Hatta over 1800m on Super Saturday at Meydan, 4 March.

Yanworth faces Kingwell challenge

Feb 18 2017

Should soft conditions make stablemate Sceau Royal a doubt, Alan King’s Yanworth is likely to be sent off a hot favourite for Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton but may face a stiff test depending on the prevailing ground.

 

Cue Card set for Ascot repeat

Feb 18 2017

Cue Card will clash with stablemates Thistlecrack and Native River in a fascinating Cheltenham Gold Cup but his final prep-race sees the classy 11-year-old race over arguably his best trip in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase on Saturday night.

 

Frost can bounce back

Feb 18 2017

A faller at Wincanton earlier this month, River Frost remains a hurdler with enormous potential and should be a major player in Saturday’s Les Ambassadeurs Casino Handicap Hurdle at Ascot.

 

Former champion Jezki continues comeback

Feb 18 2017

2014 Champion Hurdle hero Jezki will line up in Saturday’s Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday night before either attempting to reclaim his Champion crown or switch his sights to the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle. 

Kampala to strike 

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Andre Nel has a 20% strike rate at Kenilworth this season  – only Shane Humby, with six winners from just 30 runners, can match that – and Sabine Plattner’s private trainer can strike with Kampala Campari in the Racing.Its A Rush Handicap tomorrow. 

Mambo has the moves on Poly

Feb 17 2017

RSA - If you’ve been following the handful of Tony Nassif runners campaigned in KZN this season, especially on the Greyville polytrack, you’ve probably been handsomely rewarded. Highveld-based Nassif has saddled just five runners on the Greyville polytrack this term for two wins and a second, and he saddles Tales Of Mambo who has strong claims on best form in the fourth on the Greyville poly tonight.

Silver Stripe to defy rating

Feb 17 2017

RSA - The Allez France Stakes over 2000m for fillies and mares heads a nine race meeting on the Turffontein Inside track tomorrow. Silver Stripe is selected to win the race, despite being 4kg under sufferance with Patchit Up Baby on official merit ratings.

Jezki and Limini in line for Red Mills Hurdle clash at Gowran Park

Feb 17 2017

Jezki heads eight contenders for Saturday's Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park.

Callan to unleash Whip in Hong Kong Classic Cup

Feb 17 2017

Emerging four-year-old California Whip has had an unorthodox preparation for the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) on Sunday, 19 February, but jockey Neil Callan believes the English import is ready to step up for his biggest test yet – although the rider admits the extended trip is his biggest concern.

Rookie vs. Vet for the umThombothi Stakes

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Veteran jockey Warren Kennedy could have to face off with young jockey Keagan de Melo in Sunday’s main event at Greyville, the umThombothi Stakes (Non-Black type) over 2000m on the Turf track.




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