Headline News Captain for the Mile


Jack Milner: With rain washing out the Egoli Mile (Non-Black Type) at the Vaal last week the decision was made to run the race at Turffontein this Wednesday night.

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Headline News Timkat purring at Flamingo


Mike Moon: Trainer Cliffie Miller makes a determined bid to land the spoils in a rare feature race at Flamingo Park on Monday – the Kimberley 1400, a Non-Black-Type contest with prize money of R110,000.

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Headline News Rivarine hot for the Tommy


Jack Milner: The heavy rains of the week forced Saturday’s Turffontein Standside meeting to be moved to Sunday. The Grade 3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap over 1000m remains the feature race and half the runners met in the Lebelo Sprint at the end of last year.

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Headline News Kenilworth saves best for last


Jack Milner: There are some decent-sized fields at Kenilworth on Saturday but they are quite tricky. Make sure you have some money in your wallets for the last two races on the card because that is where the two good bets on the card appear to be.

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Headline News Aldo set to strike again


Viv Greybe: Alan Greeff-trained Aldo has the right credentials to land his fifth career win at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday when teamed up with Greg Cheyne and taking on six rivals in Race 7, a MR 98 Handicap over 1200m.

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Headline News Strydom to do the Egoli trick


Jack Milner: The Egoli Mile (Non-Black Type) for three-year-olds heads up the card at the Vaal on Thursday but the problem for bettors is the race contains very few specialist milers.

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Headline News Bosch’s Collabro looks the part


Viv Greybe: Dennis Bosch-trained Collabro has a bright chance to post a fourth career win when teamed up with top jockey Anton Marcus at the Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday, contesting Race 5, a MR 76 Handicap over 1400m.

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Headline News UK shutdown cost many millions

Newmarket Gallops

London – British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust admits the six-day shutdown of racing will have cost the industry millions – but insists he “absolutely stands by the decision”, with meetings set to resume on Wednesday.

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