International Racing News

Bantam in the fast lane

Apr 26 2017

Craig Bantam, rattling up the winners with his 4kg claim, could find things more difficult now that he is down to 2.5kg but the way his talent has been shining through suggests he will have few problems bridging the gap and he can strike on Varifast in the Itsarush.co.za Handicap at Kenilworth today.

‘Winter’ has an advantage

Apr 26 2017

Mike Miller’s decision to let Call Me Winter take her chances in the Morris Vee Handicap at Greyville on Friday has been to the benefit of most of the opposition.

History indicates special 2017 July

Apr 26 2017

RSA - Years ending in seven have always produced significant happenings in Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the Vodacom Durban July.

Gearing up for Champions season

Apr 26 2017

RSA - The announcement of the first 58 entries for Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July, heralds the start of South Africa’s Champion Season, one of the most comprehensive thoroughbred racing festivals in the world.

Grooms need lessons in horse-care

Apr 25 2017

RSA - The R40k fine imposed on trainer Paul Gadsby for an indiscretion by one of his grooms, has been met with consternation by the racing fraternity, especially in light of the fact that Gadsby followed all legal procedures in disciplining the transgressor.

EMERALD GAL TO SHINE

Apr 25 2017

RSA - Emerald Gal goes for a quick follow-up in the Itsarush.co.za Handicap at Kenilworth tomorrow and at 5-1 she makes a lot of appeal.

SILVER AND RUSSIA IMPRESS

Apr 25 2017

RSA - There were some fine Vodacom Durban July trials over the weekend and as seems to happen every year in this great race it was two relatively lowly merit rated horses, Elusive Silva and Nother Russia, who burst into prominence as potential winners.

HAMAAN HAS CREDENTIALS

Apr 25 2017

RSA - There is a tricky nine race meeting tomorrow on the Vaal Inside track where low draws are favourable by trends in all races.

No catching Pack Leader

Apr 24 2017

RSA - The first three races at Greyville yesterday were for two-year-olds and there were some eye catching runs. 

Weather check for King

Apr 24 2017

RSA: Mike Stewart will study the weather forecast this morning before deciding whether to declare the improving Icon King – winner of his last three starts – for the Highlands-sponsored Winter Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Heavenly Blue tops July boards

Apr 24 2017

Nother Russia has been cut from 40-1 to 20-1 for the Vodacom Durban July after Saturday’s big race success and Heavenly Blue now heads the market at 8-1 with World Sports Betting.

Silva simply superb

Apr 24 2017

RSA: It’s still early days but Justin Snaith will have been well pleased with what he saw in the Listed Sledgehammer Handicap at Greyville yesterday as two of his Vodacom Durban July entries put up their hands. But Snaith will not have been the only one with his head resting easy on his pillow last night; fellow Cape Town colleagues Candice-Bass Robinson and Brett Crawford will have been equally comfortable come bedtime.

Hamaan to bounce back

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Hamaan proved to be most disappointing in his last outing when he was beaten 10.25 lengths by Daytona Charger over 2000m at the Vaal. While one does not like to make excuses for beaten horses, this was clearly not the same sort of performance that saw him finish a 5.30-length third to Pagoda in the Listed Derby Trial over 2000m at Turffontein a run earlier.

Strong entry of 58 runners for the Durban July

Apr 24 2017

RSA - There are a few hopefuls but – barring Legal Eagle and overseas-bound Whisky Baron – most of the country’s top middle distance gallopers are among the first entries for the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1) over 2200m at Greyville on Saturday, 1 July.

Gunter on the right one

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Punters could be on the right path if they go with trainer Stephanie Miller in Race 7 at Flamingo Park today, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1000m. 

Delight for Slack family as Nother Russia clubs them 

Apr 24 2017

RSA - The Slack family have had many winners over the years but the passion with which they approach the sport of horseracing never fades.

Marinaresco among entries for Drill Hall Stakes 

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Many of the top horses from around the country are among the 68 entries for the three feature races on Independent On Saturday Raceday, which officially opens South Africa’s Champions Season at Greyville in Durban on Sunday 7 May.

Fillies Guineas, Classic winners aimed at Oaks 

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Smiling Blue Eyes and Orchid Island chase R1-million stayer's race

Krambambuli to get fired up

Apr 22 2017

RSA - Races being used as warm-ups for bigger events can often prove tricky and as the SA Champions Season approaches the three features at Greyville tomorrow are no different. Given the weights the Highland Night Cup would be at the mercy of stable companions and top weights Ovidio and Krambambuli but the spectre of a false pace and the fact that there are more lucrative races on offer over the coming months, conjures some doubt.

Snaith’s duo good July value

Apr 22 2017

RSA - Those looking for ante-post Vodacom Durban July value should think about getting on the Justin Snaith-trained Prince Of Wales and Elusive Silva before the running of Sunday’s Listed Sledgehammer Handicap over 1800m at Greyville on Sunday.

Frankel colt Eminent wins Craven Stakes

Apr 22 2017

Frankel colt Eminent, who is raced by New Zealander Sir Peter Vela, has set himself up for the 2000 Guineas with victory in the Craven Stakes.

Morrison has Derby dream

Apr 22 2017

Newbury's Flat season, in which £3 million of prize money is on offer, starts with the exciting two-day Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. 

European challengers heading to Hong Kong for G1 Champions Mile and G1 Chairman's Sprint Prize

Apr 22 2017

High-class raiders from Britain and France will take on Hong Kong's prodigious stars in two fascinating Group 1 features at Sha Tin racecourse on Sunday, 7 May, the $16 million Champions Mile (1600m) and the HK$14 million Chairman's Sprint Prize (1200m). 

Millard basks in Glory as Schofield returns to winners’ circle and Callan claims treble

Apr 22 2017

Trainer Tony Millard’s supreme confidence with new stable acquisition Resplendent Glory proved well-founded when the four-year-old took out the Class 3 Kowloon Tsai Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Thursday night (20 April), one of two winners for the handler at the meeting. 

Express route to higher grades, rising stars in Sunday’s Sha Tin feature

Apr 22 2017

Western Express will line up in Sunday’s (23 April) Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1400m) at Sha Tin as one of a handful of exciting rising stars targeting the Class 1 contest as the next step on the ladder towards open Group race company. 




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