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Champions Day Murray not in a hurry


Ken Nicol: At the tender age of 21 Callan Murray has a great chance of pulling off the rare feat of a Triple Tiara, in the company of the charismatic filly Takingthepeace, when the SA Oaks is run on 5 May.

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Champions Day Eagle 19-10 for Challenge


Despite his narrow win in the Grade 1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday, Legal Eagle remains a strong favourite for the R4-million President’s Champions Challenge over 2000m at the same venue on Saturday 5 May.

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Empress Club Stakes Day Russia seeks another Empress


Jack Milner: Last year’s winner Nother Russia, who almost caused the upset of the day at Turffontein on Saturday, is among the 13 entries for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m on Saturday 21 April.

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Durban July Day Eyes wide shut on the July


Eyes Wide Open, 6-1 favourite for the Vodacom Durban July with those firms already betting on the country’s most famous race, is no longer under consideration for the Greyville showpiece.

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Other News NHA to probe Delpech fall


The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) has opened an inquiry into the incident which resulted in jockey Anthony Delpech coming off Majestic Mambo at around the 400m mark of the SA Classic at Turffontein on Saturday.

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Headline News Takingthepeace targets Tiara

TAKINGTHEPEACE, No 1, wins Classic

Ken Nicol: Takingthepeace produced another death-or-glory swoop from last to score a thrilling win in the Grade 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic at Turffontein on Saturday.

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