Industry Press

Marcus And Lafferty Say Catch Me Of You Can

Anton Marcus had another fantastic day as he rode four of the eight winners at Hollywoodbets Scottsville to extend his lead to 65 at the top of the KZN Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge. Marcus opened the meeting on Brilliant Disguise for Duncan Howells, and went on to win the last three races on the card. Warren Kennedy managed one place[…]

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Kilindini Hong Kong Bound

Cape Guineas winner Kilindini will not race in South Africa again and he will begin his journey to Hong Kong next month. There he will be trained by Tony Millard. This was confirmed by Brett Crawford yesterday who added that Macthief, beaten three and a half lengths into third, runs in the R5 million CTS 1600 on February 1 when[…]

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Boomer excited by HKJC opportunity

Boomer Bloodstock’s Craig Rounsefell has taken up the position as the buyer for the Hong Kong Jockey Club at all the major Australian, New Zealand and South African sales in a massive feather in the cap for the Australian bloodstock agent. Hong Kong Jockey Club pursued Rounsefell for the opportunity which will begin almost immediately with the 2020 Magic Millions[…]

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Houdalakis Eyes Grade 1 Sprint For Mr Flood

Lucky Houdalakis claimed a Graded success on Saturday with the sales chuck out Mr Flood and race fans are now wondering whether the Vaal-based trainer is at the helm of another impossible fairytale as he is eyeing the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint, The Grade 1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint for the athletic bay. Houdalakis is[…]

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Summerhill Stud Sold

“I’ve been quoted in the local and foreign press recently as saying that breeding racehorses is a business in which you can grow old, and the presence at Summerhill of six young stallions of high racing class is a sign that we have hope for the future. At the same time, we’ve encouraged the younger generation to keep their chins[…]

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EU’s Conformation Of Audit Opens Up The World To SA Bloodstock

South Africa is yet another step closer to unburdened bloodstock exports, the game-changer our industry has been waiting for. The European Union (EU) confirmed on Tuesday that an audit of South African export protocols will be conducted in the months of April/May 2020. This follows a meeting between the EU, the South African Department of Agriculture’s Director of Animal Health,[…]

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Cue The Music Sings The Right Note In Hong Kong

Former South African Champion Trainer David Ferraris saddled a good double at Happy Valley in Hong Kong on Wednesday, including South-African bred gelding Cue The Music, by Avontuur Stud’s stallion Oratorio (pictured) from Minelli. Cue The Music, a half-brother to Equus champion Val De Ra (Var), was purchased from the 2017 CTS Select Sale in Johannesburg. He was owned locally[…]

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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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