International Racing News

Ramsden on a roll 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - Joey Ramsden is beginning to mop up the Cape Town two-year-old races like a sponge and two more at Kenilworth on Saturday mean that he has now won five of the last seven plus the only Listed event so far.

Champagne weekend for Vin Fizz 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - The outstanding Summerhill Stud mare Vin Fizz added two more accolades to her glittering record when her son Champagne Haze won the Gr 2 Senor Santa Stakes over 1160m at Turffontein on Saturday and her daughter Belle Rose won the Listed Oaks Trial over 2000m.

Trump is now Fake News 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - President Trump is now fake news according to the National Horseracing Authority.

Arrogate cruises to World Cup win 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - Jockey Mike Smith had so much confidence in Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday night that he rode him the same way he used to ride the great mare Zenyatta, but he would not be drawn into saying which of the pair was better.

KENILWORTH: THE EASIEST PICK 6 TO CATCH WAS A KENILWORTH WHERE FIVE PICK 6 FAVOURITES WON 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - There were Pick 6 carryovers to every race meeting in South Africa over the weekend and a couple of the boosted pools provided joyous celebrations to a few shrewd players. There were big payouts at Greyville on Friday night and at Turffontein on Saturday.

Juan Two Three, go at Fairview

Mar 27 2017

RSA - Leading Port Elizabeth-based trainer Alan Greeff will be without stable jockey Greg Cheyne today and as a result, the yard has booked Aldo Domeyer to steer the best of its runner’s home at the scheduled Polytrack meeting. 

Al Sahem 12-10 for SA Classic 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - Al Sahem, so narrowly beaten in the Betting World Gauteng Guineas over 1600m at Turffontein on 4 March, has been priced up 12-10 favourite for the R2-million SA Classic (Grade 1) over 1800m at Turffontein this Saturday.

High Drama should improve 

Mar 27 2017

RSA - Trainer Joey Soma and jockey S’manga Khumalo will be hoping High Drama does not live up to his name when he runs in Race 5 at the Vaal onTuesday, an 1800m MR 87 Handicap.

Arrogate soars to World Cup win

Mar 26 2017

RSA - Trainer Bob Baffert described Arrogate as “the greatest we’ve seen since Secretariat” following last night’s dramatic win in the Dubai World Cup. A strong statement? Perhaps. But only if you have yet to witness the “grey machine’s” amazing performance on a memorable night at Meydan.

Jean-Claude Rouget stars Almanzor and La Cressonniere set for big 2017

Mar 25 2017

Early-season plans remain fluid for French superstars Almanzor and La Cressonniere.

Cheltenham ace Yorkhill heads Ryanair entries at Fairyhouse

Mar 25 2017

Yorkhill is the headline act among 24 entries for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on April 16.

Big breakfast for big-money Mike ahead of Arrogate ride

Mar 25 2017

They might call him big-money Mike but where breakfast is concerned he is just another man in the omelette queue.

Nova Swiss A Class Above

Mar 25 2017

Star three-year-old Nova Swiss tasted his first defeat in the Merlion Trophy last start, but appears well placed to return to the winner's stall in this evening's Group 3 Singapore 3YO Sprint.

Bayu Well Placed To Go Back To Back

Mar 24 2017

The Stephen Gray trained Bayu broke through for a deserved maiden win last start and appears well placed to go back-to-back in the final event at Singapore this evening.

Bull on the rampage

Mar 24 2017

RSA - Turffontein Standside hosts a classy nine race meeting tomorrow, which includes three stakes event features.

Ready to Blossom

Mar 24 2017

RSA - Dynasty’s Blossom is a confident choice for the Fillies Maiden Juvenile at Kenilworth tomorrow. This R4.5 million purchase looked a certain future winner when making a promising debut a fortnight ago and the extra furlong should be in her favour.

Marcus, Delpech in shootout

Mar 24 2017

RSA - Anton Marcus and Anthony Delpech ride many a false favourite as their mere presence in the saddle trims much of the fat off returns, be it the tote or bookmakers. Piere Strydom is outspoken in this regard and has been vilified in some quarters as being a poor sport and just making excuses.

Tarry lined up for G2 double

Mar 24 2017

RSA - While it hardly compares to Dubai World Cup Night, the race meeting at Turffontein comprises three Graded and two Listed races.

Professor Brian could pull off a hat-trick

Mar 24 2017

RSA - The Australian import Professor Brian showed some promise early in his career but then went through a bad patch and it was only after he was gelded in December that he bounced back to winning form and could be the right one in Race 7, a MR 83 Handicap over 1200m at Kenilworth tomorrow.

St Elmo’s Fire is burning

Mar 24 2017

RSA - Another tough night of racing at Greyville Polytrack looms for punters tonight but there is always money to be made.

Janoobi, Smiling Blue Eyes line up for Classics

Mar 24 2017

RSA - Both Janoobi and Smiling Blue Eyes have accepted to run in the R2-million SA Classic and R1-million Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic respectively.

Lerena to jet into the winner’s enclosure at Fairview

Mar 24 2017

RSA - Gavin Lerena is making a determined bid to reclaim the South African champion jockey’s throne.

Top pacers to battle Saturday at Woodbine

Mar 24 2017

The top pacers at Woodbine Racetrack will be on display in the $34,000 (CAD) Preferred and $30,000 (CAD) Mares Preferred Saturday in Toronto, Canada.

Stall nine for Arrogate 

Mar 23 2017

RSA - Trainer Bob Baffert keeps steering back to the present those who want to talk about Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate in forward-thinking terms, reminding all that ‘gimmes’ simply do not exist in competitive sports.

 Jo’s Bond raring to go 

Mar 23 2017

RSA - Jo’s Bond, who beat Carry On Alice in the CTS Southern Cross before finishing just over a length fourth to the star mare in the Betting World Cape Flying Championship, will be one of the first of Justin Snaith’s big KZN team out of the blocks.




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