International Racing News

50 yeras since Sea Cottage July win

Jun 22 2017

RSA - July Fever is well and truly kicking in and the public will start finalising their selections after the Vodacom Durban July gallops on Thursday. However, exactly fifty years ago one horse was dominating the headlines as well as the family thoughts in the household of record breaking trainer Syd Laird.

Bela-Bela raring to go

Jun 22 2017

RSA ~~The Grade 1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes is rightfully the most prestigious of the supporting features on Vodacom Durban July card and this year’s renewal is one of the classiest seen in recent times..

Vodacom Durban July Gallops

Jun 22 2017

RSA - The Vodacom Durban July gallops were held this morning at Greyville and there were some eye-catching workouts amid the others who did not give much away.

Barney Avenges Guineas Defeat

Jun 21 2017

Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation enjoyed a second winner on day one of Royal Ascot when Barney Roy landed the G1 St James's Palace Stakes.

Big Day For Godolphin At Royal Ascot

Jun 21 2017

The powerful global racing and breeding operation of Godolphin dominated the first day of the 2017 Royal Meeting at Ascot winning two of the three group one races on the card.

Lady Reigns Supreme   

Jun 21 2017

Wesley Ward's speedster Lady Aurelia (7/2) produced a devastating display in the G1 King's Stand Stakes to land her second race in succession at Royal Ascot, following her victory in last year's Queen Mary Stakes and simultaneously provide her American handler with his eighth victory at the Royal Meeting. 

Al Sahem draws in pole

Jun 21 2017

RSA - The die is cast and the 18 top thoroughbreds to contest Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the R4.25-million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville on July 1, have been announced.

Horizon misses out

Jun 21 2017

RSA - In the end the Vodacom Durban July final field selection panellists had a fairly straight forward task, although there might still be one or two grumbles from disappointed connections and punters.

Frederico’s Dream in Race 3 the banker in all bets

Jun 21 2017

 RSA - All Night Flight is holding form well and will give his supporters another good run for their money in Race 7 on the Vaal Outside track on Thursday, a MR 80 Handicap over 1000m.

Jooste pair ready for action

Jun 21 2017

RSA - Owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste won their first Vodacom Durban July last year when The Conglomerate beat home Marinaresco.The Australian-bred son of Lonhro is back to defend his title in the R5.25-million race over 2200m at Greyville on 1 July, one of two horses running in the name of Jooste’s Mayfair Speculators (Pty) Ltd. 

Edict Of Nantes draws 13

Jun 21 2017

RSA - Vodacom Durban July favourite Edict Of Nantes drew wide at No 13 for the R4.25-million race, to be run over 2200m at Greyville on Saturday next week.

Marcus threat to African Night Sky

Jun 21 2017

RSA - African Night Sky, winner of the Winter Guineas and Winter Classic, heads a field of nine for the Grade 3 R250,000 Highlands Stud Winter Derby over 2400m at Kenilworth on Saturday and seems sure to start favourite to become the first horse to win all three legs of the Winter Series since the mighty Pocket Power in 2006.

What the connections had to say after the 2017 Vodacom Durban July draw: 

Jun 21 2017

RSA - [1] MARINARESCO Assistance trainer Robert Fayd’Herbe: Marinaresco is doing well at home, his work has been good and all is very much on song,” said Fayd’Herbe, Candice Bass- Robinson’s KZN assistant.

Bumper pools for July Day

Jun 20 2017

RSA - It’s D-Day for many of the borderline cases when the final field for this year’s R4.25 million Vodacom Durban July are announced at a function at Greyville Racecourse today. The announcement of the 18 runners and two reserves and the draw for barrier positions can be viewed live on DSTV Tellytrack channel 239 starting at around 1pm.

July anniversary for Roberts

Jun 20 2017

RSA - Michael “Muis” Roberts is regarded by many as South Africa’s greatest ever jockey, yet at one stage he had resigned himself to forever being winless in his home country’s biggest race, the Vodacom Durban July.

Pedigree is key for African Night Sky

Jun 20 2017

RSA - African Night Sky faces eight opponents in his bid to become the first since Pocket Power 11 years ago to win all three legs of the Winter Series.

Heartland appeals

Jun 20 2017

RSA - The lightly-raced Heartland, with Bernard Fayd’Herbe in the irons, appeals at 5-1 in the Racing.It’s A Rush Pinnacle Stakes at Kenilworth today although stable companion Star Chestnut could run him close.

Kingston Passage disappoints

Jun 20 2017

RSA - Brett Crawford’s blistering run met with a (presumably temporary) reverse when he drew an unexpected blank with all nine runners at Kenilworth yesterday.

Mr Winsome stake his claim

Jun 20 2017

RSA - Supplementary entry for the Vodacom Durban July, Mr Winsome, duly landed the odds in the Gr3 Track & Ball Derby at Scottsville yesterday but made heavy weather of beating Sun On Africa. The two drew well clear of the opposition over the final two furlongs but it was only inside the last 100m that Mr Winsome finally managed to get the better of Sun On Africa who had clearly had enough at the line.

Horizon doubtful for the July

Jun 20 2017

RSA - Horizon, third to Vodacom Durban July favourite Edict Of Nantes in the Daily News, looks set to miss the great race a week on Saturday.

French filly Senga wins the Prix de Diane

Jun 19 2017

The Pasqual Bary-trained Senga has won the French Oaks during which leading Irish filly Rhododendron bled.

Speedy Lady Aurelia faces 17 in King's Stand

Jun 19 2017

Star American filly Lady Aurelia is just one of the main attractions in a final field of 18 runners for the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Red-hot Ribchester heads big Queen Anne field

Jun 19 2017

Red-hot favourite Ribchester will face 15 rivals in the curtain-raising Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Stick with Silicone Valley

Jun 19 2017

RSA - Silicone Valley is the best-weighted runner in the 1400m Pinnacle Stakes at Kenilworth tomorrow.

Varsity Cup set to give his rivals an education

Jun 19 2017

RSA - Cape-based jockey Greg Cheyne tops the jockeys’ standings for the Eastern Cape this season with 77 wins - 34 clear of second-placed Juan Paul van der Merwe.




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