Jack Milner: Tevez is just 10 days from turning nine years old but this son of Caesour has lost none of his zest for racing.
Jack Milner: Apprentice Lyle Hewitson was taken to hospital in Port Elizabeth after coming off his mount, Press Release, on the way the start of Race 1 at Fairview on Friday.
Viv Greybe: Alan Greeff-trained seven-time winner Beataboutthebush can defy top-weight on grass at Fairview on Friday when teamed up with Greg Cheyne in Race 6, the Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes – Leg 2 of the Eastern Cape (F&M) Challenge over 1600m.
MADE TO CONQUER
Ken Nicol: Vodacom July runner up Made To Conquer tops the weights and heads the list of acceptors for the showpiece eLan Gold Cup (Grade 3) at Greyville on 28 July.
The board of directors of Phumelela has just confirmed in a sens-announcement that it has engaged in initial conceptual discussions with stakeholders of thoroughbred horses and breeders and the Thoroughbred Trust with regards to the administration of horseracing in South Africa and tote betting which, if successful, could result in a change in ownership of the administration of horseracing and/or tote betting and /or the restructure thereof.
Jack Milner: Jika may have been beaten by Infamous Fox in his last two starts but based on the recent performances of the winner, Sean Tarry’s charge looks the runner they will all have to beat in Race 6 on the Vaal Classic track on Thursday.
Viv Greybe: The scratching of both Hashtag Strat and La Ferrari from Race 4 and main event, a MR 96 Handicap over 1200m at Scottsville on Wednesday, has reduced the field to only five runners.
SWEET VIRGINIA WHILE IN TRAINING
Ken Nicol: Diminutive as she was, Sweet Virginia proved to be a giant on the racetrack, and is still the only filly to have pulled off the Winter Classic and Derby double against colts in the Cape winter series.
Mike Moon: Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe is always in demand with trainers for the insightful feedback he gives on horses and that popularity is reflected in his promising bookings at Durbanville tomorrow.