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CELTIC SEA SHOWS HER CLASS IN GARDEN PROVINCE STAKES WIN

Trainer Sean Tarry and jockey Lyle Hewitson teamed up for a third graded win on Saturday when the pair won the G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes with Celtic Sea. (The pair had previously won the G3 Betting World 2200 and G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe at Greyville). Tarry and Hewitson had won the 2018 Garden Province Stakes with Redberry Lane,[…]

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JULY WINNER DOES IT AGAIN

Equus Champion Do It Again stamped his claims to being named South Africa’s Horse Of The Year for 2018-2019 when he captured the G1 Vodacom Durban July on Saturday –for a second year in a row. The son of Twice Over defied top weight of 60kgs to prevail in a thrilling finish to the R4.25 million race and confirmed his[…]

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TARRY CHARGES RUN 1-2 IN GOLDEN HORSESHOE

The combination of Sean Tarry, Lyle Hewitson and Chris Van Niekerk picked up their second graded win on Saturday, when they teamed up to win the G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe at Hollywoodbets Greyville with the unbeaten Eden Roc. It was a second time that Tarry and Van Niekerk won the Golden Horseshoe with a son of Var, with the pair[…]

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SPIES DOMINATES GOLDEN SLIPPER

Trainer Tobie Spies dominated the finish to the G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper, a race for 2yo fillies over 1400m, at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday with his charges Cockney Pride and What You Are finishing first and second in the R600 000 feature. Both Roll In The Hay and Kayla’s Champ were slow away, as Singforafa (a stable mate[…]

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WALTER SMOOTHIE LANDS GOLD VASE

Gauteng raider Walter Smoothie pulled off the biggest win of his 23 race career when he scored a 9-1 win in the G3 DStv Gold Vase, over 3000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville racecourse on Saturday. Described by connections as an out and out stayer and a real galloper, Walter Smoothie got away well and raced up prominently leading for much of[…]

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SHENANIGANS UPSETS BETTING WORLD 2200

Champion trainer Sean Tarry wasted no time in getting on the board on Vodacom Durban July day on Saturday when he saddled the well bred five-year-old Shenanigans to score a 10-1 win in the G3 Betting World 2200, run over 2200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. One of four runners from the Tarry yard in Saturday’s R500 000, Shenanigans benefitted from a[…]

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HALFWAY TO HEAVEN SET TO DOMINATE VODACOM DURBAN JULY

The Wilgerbosdrift based Halfway To Heaven, who appears a shoe-in for this season’s title of South African Broodmare Of The Year, is set to be doubly represented in the 2019 G1 Vodacom Durban July –South Africa’s most famous horse-race. The mare’s four-year-old son Rainbow Bridge pulled a draw of four for the July, while his year younger half-brother Hawwaam, remarkably[…]

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RAINBOW TO CAPTURE VODACOM DURBAN JULY

The half-brothers Rainbow Bridge and Hawwaam appear poised to dominate the 2019 G1 Vodacom Durban July, with triple G1 winner Hawwaam currently topping the betting for the July 6th feature. Impressive G1 Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge looked unlucky not to get closer when third in the recent G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge and the son of Ideal World, who[…]

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SNOWDANCE SISTER LIFTS BREEDERS STAKES

Regally bred three-year-old filly Juniper Spring, whose multiple G1 winning full-sister Snowdance (pictured) runs in next Saturday’s G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes, stamped herself as a massively exciting future broodmare prospect when she won the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes, run over 1200m at Fairview on Friday. The race meeting was transferred to the polytrack due to poor underfoot[…]

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ERTIJAAL HALF-BROTHER ROMPS HOME TO MAIDEN WIN

Darley Stud’s 2000 Guineas winning sire Dawn Approach, whose son Madhmoon rates a leading contender for Saturday’s G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, has not been represented by many runners in South Africa, but he had a visually impressive winner in this country when his well bred son Zabarjad romped home to an easy maiden win on Thursday. Trained by[…]

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