Headline News Preview: Moorcroft has the speed to slam rivals

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WITH so many of the top horses based in KwaZulu-Natal for the winter, racing in Gauteng tends to test the most fervent of fans. Today’s card is typical of a Turffontein winter meeting and punters will need to take a stand when it comes to finding winners on the inside track.</p>

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Headline News Review: Marcus enters history books as Desert Links strikes gold

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
MANY pundits regarded Basil Marcus as master of pace in his days as a jockey and he particularly displayed that talent when winning the Gold Cup on Hedge in 1976. In that race Martin Schoeman dictated the pace on Jean Heming&rsquo;s Off the Hook and it was only the perfect timing of Marcus that saw Hedge get up in the final strides.</p>

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Headline News Review: Another Gold Cup trophy for Marcus

<p>NICCI GARNER<br />
BASIL MARCUS, who twice took laurels in the Canon Gold Cup as a jockey, added a third trophy to his cabinet, this time as a trainer, when Desert Links won the R1.2-million Grade 1 event at Greyville on Saturday.</p>

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Headline News Review: Champ makes flying start to new season

<p>NICCI GARNER<br />
NEWLY crowned champion trainer Mike de Kock&rsquo;s two runners might have crashed and burned in the R1.2-million Gold Cup earlier at the Greyville meeting, but Gilded Minaret got the stable off to a good start to the 2008-09 racing season when winning the R200 000 Gold Bracelet (Grade 2) over 2000m.</p>

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Headline News Brown’s two stars arrive in England

<p>DUAL Group 1 winner Jay Peg and stablemate Mourilyan arrived safely at Gary Moore’s Horsham stables from Dubai on Sunday, just in time for their South African trainer Herman Brown to welcome the globetrotters before heading back to his own facility near Durban.<br />
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Photo: Herman Brown</p>

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