Industry Press

Walls Of Dubrovnik Takes A Bonus Chase To PE

The Mike Miller-trained Walls Of Dubrovnik will make an audacious last gasp attempt to land a R500,000 bonus by travelling down to Port Elizabeth to run in the Listed Champion Juvenile Cup over 1400m on the Fairview turf on Friday. When the new Hemel ‘n Aarde stallion Fencing Master arrived in South Africa in 2016 stallion manager David Allan of[…]

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The Next Exciting Son Of Dynasty Is On The Horizon

Deceased leading Equus Champion Sire Dynasty, sire of this season’s G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Belgarion, is enjoying increasing success as a sire of sires. Currently his sons Act Of War, Futura and Legislate all rank among South Africa’s leading first-season sires, while Dynasty’s multiple G1-winning son Jackson has had an excellent season in 2019-2020.[…]

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Temple Grafin Throws Equus Older Female Award Wide Open

The Glen Kotzen-trained Temple Grafin spoilt what was being viewed as a tiebreaker for the Equus Older Female award by winning the Grade 1 weight for age Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday and she is now in line for the award herself. Keagan de Melo gave her a fine ride to register his[…]

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Champion Filly Gabor Has Been Retired

The Gavin van Zyl-trained Gabor, who was last season’s Equus Champion two-year-old filly, has been retired and will stand at her owners’ and breeders’ Drakenstein Stud farm. She put in her final fast work for Saturday’s Grade 1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes yesterday and once again disappointed. Van Zyl said due to one or two niggles she had not[…]

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Hewitson Looking Forward To Vodacom Durban July Day

Reigning national champion jockey Lyle Hewitson confirmed that the exciting prospect Caralluma would be his best ride on Vodacom Durban July day and he also spoke about the three-year-old question mark surrounding the July, where he rides Dingaans winner Shango. He rides Caralluma in the Grade 2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper over 1400m from pole position and said, “Look,[…]

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Ex-South African Trainer Making An Art Form Of Australian Life

Fleeing a strife-torn country is always a leap into the unknown but trainer Renate Du Plessis’ flight to Australia has sent her life off on a surprising tangent into the art world. The trainer prepared more than 60 winners while running the Favour Stud operation alongside her husband Jannie. But unrest in South Africa prompted the Du Plessis clan to[…]

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Coup De Grace Scores First Winner

Klawervlei Stud’s beautifully bred young stallion Coup De Grace came up with his first winner when his two-year-old daughter Safiyaa won at Borrowdale Park on Sunday. The Gokhan Terzi trained filly pulled clear to post a three-parts of a length win, while scoring over 1100m under jockey Brendon McNaughton. Bred by Surreyhill Studs, Safiyaa, had been second at her previous[…]

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Snaith Bullish About Landing A Fifth July

Justin Snaith has a strong quintet of runners in this year’s Vodacom Durban July and is bullish about his chances of winning the big race for the fifth time. He said, “My horses are all very well and it is going to take some very good horses to beat them. They are primed and ready and whoever beats us can[…]

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Buffalo Bill Cody To Wilgerbosdrift

Talented Irish bred Buffalo Bill Cody has been retired from racing and he will stand at Wilgerbosdrift in 2020. Buffalo Bill Cody made an instant impression, despite being six months younger than his South African rivals when he made a winning debut over 1160m. In the process, Buffalo Bill Cody accounted for subsequent G1 SA Classic winner Lobo’s Legend by[…]

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Twice Over Relative Tops Select Foal Sale

The family of the Klawervlei Stud based champion TWICE OVER (Observatory) gained a further boost following Tuesday’s JRHA Select Foal Sale. The sale was topped by a Heart’s Cry colt out of Ballerina Stakes winner Hilda’s Passion, who was knocked down to businessman Yoshihisa Ozasa for 380million yen. He is a half-brother to the remarkable YOSHIDA (a G1 winner on[…]

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