Industry Press

Crown Towers Currently Sits 13th On The Summer Cup Log

Justin Snaith said there was a good chance that CROWN TOWERS, winner of Sunday’s Listed Michaelmas Handicap over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville, would take his place in the GRADE 1 SUMMER CUP over 2000m at Turffontein Standside on NOVEMBER 28. He spoke further about his new satellite yard at Summerveld and about the ongoing hindrance to equine travel within South[…]

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CTS Fillies Head To Arrowfield Stud In Australia

When New Zealand-based bloodstock consultant Ric Wylie inspected a variety of entries for the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sales for CTS last September, he was so impressed with two fillies that he bought them at the January auction for Australia’s renowned Arrowfield Stud. Wylie, Kerry Jack and John Kramer selected the best lots from stud farms throughout South Africa, and[…]

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Robbie Griffiths And Mathew De Kock Set To Join Forces

Cranbourne-based trainer Robbie Griffiths has entered into a training partnership with Mathew De Kock, the son of 126-time Group 1-winning South African trainer Mike De Kock. Racing Victoria officially approved the partnership this week, with the pair to be based at Griffiths’ existing Cranbourne facility. “We’re so excited to be joining in partnership and really think it’s a perfect opportunity[…]

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Golden Ducat and Rainbow Bridge Returning From Holiday Soon.

Eric Sands was standing social-distancing yardage away from the new Summerhill Stud owner Henning Pretorius during the running of the recent Grade 1 WSB Champions Cup at Hollywoodbets Greyville and after his pair, the half-brothers Golden Ducat and Rainbow Bridge, had flashed past the post together he turned to congratulate him. “That is what you came to see!” he understated.[…]

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Business Rescue Plan Approved

The business rescue plan for Phumelela has been approved and its implementation will herald a new dawn for horseracing in South Africa. In terms of the plan Phumelela’s horseracing, tote betting, media and international operations will be formed into a new entity under the leadership of new and existing management. Betting World, Phumelela’s fixed-odds division, is set to be sold[…]

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Captain Fontaine Leaves The Standing

Captain Fontane had garnered a reputation before he even set foot on a racetrack and he gave credence to those views with a smashing victory in the last at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. A comfortable winner on debut, that form was rubber-stamped when runner up Hail Columbia hacked up at Hollywoodbets Scottsville last Sunday. Today’s performance was something out of the[…]

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Smart Winner For Coup De Grace

Klawervlei Stud’s well performed young stallion COUP DE GRACE (Tapit) came up with an impressive debut winner on Friday when his son COUP DE TETE scored over 1600 metres. Trained by Yvette Bremner, the three-year-old colt pulled clear in the closing stages of Friday’s race to win by a length for owners David and Sandy Hepburn-Brown, Hedley McGrath and Braam[…]

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Management Changes At Cape Thoroughbred Sales

THE Cape Thoroughbred Sales Company (CTS), on Wednesday announced significant changes to its management team. Wéhann Smith, who took over as Chief Executive Officer of CTS during a transition period in 2017, and shared his duties as CEO with Kuda Insurance, will be returning to his post as owner and full-time CEO of Kuda. CTS Chairman Chris van Niekerk will[…]

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Evans Rules In Favour Of MOD

Phumelela’s Business Rescue Practitioner, John Evans, has published his long-awaited Business Plan, in which it has been established that MOD (Mary Oppenheimer Daughters), has provisionally acquired the horse racing assets and business from the embattled company following a head-to-head contest with UK Bookmaker, Betfred. In effect this means that, on approval of the Business Plan[…]

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South Africa’s Santos Sets Sights On Success

Christopher Santos may not have the name recognition of some of the world’s leading thoroughbred traders but the emerging South African agent hopes that, in time, he will earn his spot among the leading players on the world stage. In what field, though, remains something of a question. Santos, widely known as Toffa in South Africa’s tight-knit racing circles, wears[…]

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