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Other News Harold finds his dream horse


Ken Nicol: There is unlikely to be a more popular upset victory this season than that of “iron horse” Perovskia for Harold Crawford in the Grade 2 Drill Hall Stakes at Greyville last Friday night.

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Other News Stenger back in limelight


Ken Nicol: Dianne Stenger is South Africa’s longest-serving currently active female trainer, having taken out her licence under tragic circumstances in 1988.

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Other News King the image queen


Ken Nicol: Internationally renowned racing photographer and journalist Liesl King is a fixture at most of major races in the Western Cape and took some time out of her busy schedule to talk about the exciting and varied career she has built for herself in the racing industry.

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Other News Speed to honour Tommy


Jack Milner: Tommy Hotspur was not only one of the most talented sprinters in South Africa but also one of the most popular. People flocked to the course to watch him run and he very rarely left them disappointed.

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Other News Dean keeps Kenilworth green


Ken Nicol: The maintenance and preparation of a track for racing is by its nature water intensive. So how has Cape course manager Dean Diedericks managed to keep his racing surfaces so pristine in the middle of the most severe drought to have hit Cape Town within living memory?

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Other News Ray to stay at the top

Ken Nicol: Raymond Danielson is the man of the moment after his great win on Liege in the Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup last weekend. He took some time out to chat about his career in the saddle so far.

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