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Other News Grant gets Group 3 win

GRANT VAN NIEKERK

South African jockey Grant van Niekerk hopes his victory aboard Flying Thunder in the Group Three Premier Cup (1,400m) on Sunday and his biggest day at the races in Hong Kong will pave the way for even greater success next season.

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Durban July Day Great draw for Susanna

OH SUSANNA

Jack Milner: Oh Susanna will attempt to achieve a feat her stable companion, Snowdance, failed to do last year, and that is to win the R1-million Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes.

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Other News Frankie, Hayley Ascot stars

FRANKIE DETTORI

Ascot – Frankie Dettori was fearing the worst on the opening day of Royal Ascot after Too Darn Hot’s St James’s Palace defeat but the Italian ended the meeting basking in glory, scooping the top rider title with seven winners, keeping nearest pursuer Ryan Moore at bay despite drawing a blank on the final day.

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Other News Racing mourns Johan van Eck

JOHAN VAN ECK

Trainer Johan van Eck, 71, passed away on Saturday in the Vaalpark hospital, Sasolburg. Van Eck, one of the great characters of the game, fell ill on Thursday and was admitted to hospital with kidney failure.

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