Industry Press

More G1 Success For Uncle Mo

Ashford Stud’s red hot resident stallion UNCLE MO, whose well-performed son ROYAL MO stands at Klawervlei Stud, was back in the news over the weekend when his brilliant daughter BAST captured the G1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. In the process, Bast became the second Uncle Mo daughter in three years to win the prestigious Starlet Stakes with the sire’s[…]

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Do It Again to defend his Queen’s crown

Reigning Equus Horse Of The Year Do It Again had a “nice easy” gallop on his own at Kenilworth yesterday ahead of his seasonal reappearance in the Grade 2 Green Point Stakes over 1600m on December 14. His eagerly anticipated campaign will include the defence of his L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate crown and a chance to make amends for his Sun[…]

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Tarry Ponders Next Move For Saturday Heroes

Current national champion trainer Sean Tarry broke the stranglehold Geoff Woodruff had on the Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup two years ago but is now dominating himself and recorded his third successive win of Johannesburg’s biggest race on Saturday and his fourth overall. Leading apprentice Dennis Schwarz has shown himself in the past couple of seasons to have an outstanding[…]

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Alistair Gordon Retires But Not Lost To Racing

Summerveld veteran Alistair Gordon has retired from training to take up a position with Bloodstock South Africa (BSA). The popular Gordon had worked in a training environment for fifty years. He said, “I will obviously miss the horses. I have been very fortunate right through my career to have fantastic owners. Even the ones who are leaving now are world[…]

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New dad Avdulla hopes In Her Time can deliver Hong Kong Sprint

Jockey Brenton Avdulla enjoyed a momentous 2018 – winning the AU$3.5 million G1 Golden Slipper Stakes and both principal jockeys’ premierships in his adopted home New South Wales; securing a riding contract in Japan and marrying Taylor Paine, daughter of former jockey Neil Paine. However, 2019 is ending on a similar high with the birth of his first child yesterday[…]

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Weekend Fort-Timer For Twice Over

Klawervlei Stud’s four time G1 winning sire, and European champion, TWICE OVER (Observatory) had a memorable weekend this past week, when the Klawervlei resident sire was responsible for four winners in two different countries. The Twice Over four-timer kicked off when his La Plaisance son HEAD BOY romped home to shed his maiden over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Friday[…]

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Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge

In another exciting initiative for Horse Racing in KwaZulu-Natal, Gold Circle country, Hollywoodbets has launched a new competition for Jockeys, Trainers and Owners – with R750 000 up for grabs! The Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge, which awards points for every runner in every race, gets underway on 1st December 2019. Gold Circle and Hollywoodbets launched the Grooms’ Initiative in October,[…]

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Lobo’s Legend In Action At Sha Tin

Neil Callan is hoping South African import Lobo’s Legend can upset Four-Year-Old Classic Series hope Golden Sixty and break his duck in Saturday’s Class 2 Chevalier Property Investment Handicap over 1400m at Shatin on Saturday.

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European Union Audit

In the best news for South African racing and breeding in many years, the European Union (EU) has agreed to an audit of South Africa’s bloodstock export protocols. An audit date will be announced in the next few weeks after which the EU’s veterinary officials will finally examine our case. However, an impasse occurred because of a trade dispute between[…]

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Barrier Draws The New Carded Numbers

Gold Circle and Hollywoodbets are pleased to announce that in an exciting change, beginning 1 December 2019 and on a trial basis for 3 months, the carded horse number will reflect the barrier draw of the horse for all races in KwaZulu-Natal. In a change from the traditional top-weight-down, or alphabetical order, horses will now be carded according to barrier[…]

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