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Muzi Yeni has a Star Profile

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Trevor Reid: Jockey Muzi Yeni has had a fair crack at winning this season’s South Africa’s Jockey Championship and although he has a tough task to catch Lyle Hewitson, he…

Jeff Lloyd in grand finale

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Legendary jockey Jeff Lloyd is set to go out with the proverbial bang on Saturday when calls time on his career with a near full book of rides at Doomben…

Treble for Do It Again?

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Jack Milner: The question now on many people’s lips after Do It Again won the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July on Saturday for the second successive year is: could he become…

Do It Again penalised one point

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Merit rating adjustments after Durban July meeting Dual Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1) winner Do It Again has had his merit rating increased slightly from 125 to 126. In a…

Douglas Whyte honoured

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Hong Kong great Douglas Whyte will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champion Awards ceremony on Sunday, 14 July. The South African is being honoured for his incredible career…

Colour your July winnings

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All the fun, but with a lot less risk: That’s TAB’s Racing Roulette bet. If you feel a bit intimidated by all the racing jargon, but want to enjoy all…

Phumelela amends staff offer

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PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE – Wednesday 3 July – Phumelela amends offer to staff Phumelela executives met with officials of the Academic and Professional Staff Association (APSA) yesterday afternoon following media…

Tough July says De kock

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Jack Milner: This year’s Vodacom Durban July is probably the toughest he has seen, says trainer Mike de Kock. “Barring Soqrat, all the best horses in the country are there,”…

Duncan Alexander dies

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Jack Milner: Former jockey and trainer Duncan Alexander has passed away atb Former jockey and trainer Duncan Alexander passed away on Sunday morning. Father of trainers Gary and Dean, and…

De Kock has clear game plan

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Jack Milner: Good news for supporters of the Vodacom Durban July is that all the fancied runners landed up with decent barrier draws for the R4.25-million race at Greyville on…

Muzi takes lead in title race

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Ken Nicol: Both jockey and trainer titles could be heading for the equivalent of a thrilling three way photo as the 2018/19 season enters its final six weeks. On the…

Crunch time for July panel

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The selection panel for the Vodacom Durban July will need to do some head-scratching this morning given the result of Saturday’s Grade 3 Track And Ball Derby. It is an…

Winx gets a partner

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Legendary Australian mare Winx will be covered by leading sire I Am Invincible for her first breeding season. Winx’s owners announced the decision via a press release on Monday. “As…

Carryovers boost Durban July meet

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Punters will be able to bet into massive pools at the Vodacom Durban July race… Punters will be able to bet into massive pools at the Vodacom Durban July race…

Frankie has bookies reeling

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One layer joked Ascot should erect a statue of Harry Bentley after he denied Frankie Dettori a fabulous five-timer that would have left bookmakers – already reeling from the top…

Laff recovering from heart attack

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Jack Milner: Trainer Paul Lafferty was hoping to be out of hospital by Wednesday morning after having suffered a heart attack a week ago. The popular KwaZulu-Natal-based trainer, who doubles…

Do It Again heads July weights

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Greyville 6 July 2019 – VODACOM DURBAN JULY – Weights As expected last year’s winner Do It Again was allocated 60kg when the Vodacom July weights were issued on Tuesday.…

Ernie Anderson dies

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Racing fans woke up to the sad news on Saturday morning that Turffontein-based trainer Ernie Anderson had died. While he never had the good fortune of training a real champion,…

Domeyer shines in Hong Kong

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Aldo Domeyer has boosted his Hong Kong career just days after getting an extension to his jockey’s licence. The talented South African rider scored a double on Sha Tin on…

The world Hawwaam’s oyster

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Jack Milner: In a couple of months’ time, the world will be this horse’s oyster. That is how jockey Anton Marcus interpreted Hawwaam’s win in Saturday’s R2-million Daily News 2000.…

Latest Vodacom July log

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The latest Vodacom July log released on Monday 3 June sees the top 4 remain unchanged. Glen Kotzen’s Eyes Wide Open has moved into the tenth slot after his win…

David Kuit passes

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FORMER jockey and recently a trainer, David Kuit, has passed away. Kuit’s friend Markus Bachmann said that he died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday. He was 58 and had…

Who’ll take on Hawwaam?

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Saturday’s Daily News 2000 at Greyville could have one of the smallest fields seen for a Grade 1 race in many years. Only nine horses have been nominated for the…

Yeni for Strydom column

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Bonginkosi Nkosi: Fear not, for although jockey Piere Strydom is confirmed to ride in Mauritius for the remainder of the season, his popular Form Focus Saturday column will not fall…

Racing Association Feature Season Awards

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The 2018/2019 RA Feature Season Awards was held in the Aquanaut Room on Saturday 18 May 2019 to honour the equine and human winners who entertained racing enthusiasts throughout the…

Hawwaam scoops Highveld Awards

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Emerging superstar Hawwaam has been named Highveld Champion Horse. The Mike de Kock stable collected the trophy for the colt’s recent feats at the Racing Association’s Features Season Awards evening…

New Lloyd on the block

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Jaden Lloyd, the son of Jeff Lloyd, champion jockey in South Africa and Australia, rode his first set of official trials at Tatura in Victoria, Australia, this week – and…

July first declarations

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Only six of the 49 original entries for Africa’s greatest race, the R4.25-million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July to be run over 2 200m at Greyville in Durban on Saturday,…

Highveld nominees announced

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The autumn half of the Highveld racing season is over and the time has come to recognise all the achievers. The RA Feature Season Awards will take place on Saturday…

Jack Mitchell passes

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After a long battle with serious illness, prominent owner Jack Mitchell passed away at home in Cape Town at the age of 73 on Sunday, Mr Mitchell’s black and white…

Racing Association Feature Season Awards

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The RA Feature Season Awards will take place on Saturday 18 May 2019 in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein Racecourse to honour equine and human achievements during the Gauteng feature…

High 5 for Gavin Lerena

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Gavin Lerena dominated the Election Day meeting at Turffontein, booting home five winners from six rides on an eight-race card. The former champion jockey kicked off the meeting on Paul…

Reflecting on Champs Day

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Jack Milner: Hawwaam’s facile victory in Saturday’s R4-million Premier’s Champions Challenge and Soqrat’s “failure” in Friday night’s KRA Guineas has compelled trainer Mike de Kock to put on his thinking…

Veteran Ferraris retires

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A potentially serious situation was diffused at Turffontein on Saturday when racing officials persuaded a group of about 50 protestors assembled on the racetrack to leave the course so that…

Attenborough takes on Heaven

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Jack Milner: Once again, the R1-million Computaform Sprint looks a tough test for punters. This 1000m dash up the Turffontein straight is highly competitive and over this distance a slow…

Samurai Warrior tragedy

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In shocking news recent SA Derby hero Samurai Warrior died on Tuesday morning from a suspected heart attack. Samurai Warrior was due to run in the KRA Guineas on Friday…

Jockey dust-up at Vaal

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Mike Moon: The current jockey championship has developed into the most competitive tussle in many a year and, with three months of the season still to run, speculation abounds as…

Moutonshoek Grooms tragedy

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Moutonshoek Stud Farm have suffered another tragic loss as they lost three grooms on the way back from the National Sales in Joburg. This follows the sad death of the…

TAB’s new carryover policy

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TAB has enhanced its carryover policy for all bets in order to maximise the participation and enjoyment of its customers. All horseracing carryovers will continue to be added to the…

Mike de Kock on R9m buy

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Mike de Kock has lauded the support of Dubai’s ruling family for South African racing and breeding – in the aftermath of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum’s record-breaking R9-million…

Overseas buyers climb in

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The importance of foreign investors in the local thoroughbred industry was underlined on Day 1 of the National Yearling Sale on Wednesday, with overseas buyers accounting for more than 30%…

Vee at handicapping Q&A

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An informal question-and-answer session on handicapping will be hosted by Vee Moodley, CEO of the National Horseracing Authority, and Chief Handicapper Lennon Maharaj at Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday 27 April.…

Top of crop at NYS

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The Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, which begins at the TBA complex in Germiston on Wednesday, offers the chance to buy some of South Africa’s best-bred yearlings, from some of…

All roads lead to Germiston

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The vast majority of South Africa’s leading owners and trainers will be making a beeline for the TBA Sales Complex in Germiston over the next few days. The occasion is…

Vaal race meeting abandoned

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Tuesday’s racing at the Vaal has been called off. Horses were galloped on both the main and Classic tracks to test the state of the turf and it was the…

S’Manga and Aldo are OK

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Ken Nicol: Both S’Manga Khumalo and Aldo Domeyer came out of their heavy falls at Kenilworth on Tuesday without serious injury. When contacted on Wednesday morning, Aldo Domeyer said: “I’ve…

Vodacom July first entries

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Ken Nicol: Virtually all the big guns were there when the opening entries for the Vodacom Durban July were revealed on Wednesday. Last year’s winner Do It Again, Sun Met…

Three bans for Lerena

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Top jockey Gavin Lerena has picked up three separate suspensions in the NHA press release detailing the outcomes of various enquiries conducted recently. NHA PRESS RELEASE Inquiry – Jockey Lyle…

Camphoratus up to 105

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NHA Press Release detailing the handicappers thinking regarding the Grade 1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes run at Turffontein on Saturday 13 April 2019. EMPRESS CLUB STAKES (Grade 1)…

Striker waits on Mauritius

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Jack Milner: While Piere Strydom has gone through all the rigmarole to ride in Mauritius, he has yet to hear if he has been cleared to go. “Everything that needs…