JAMES GOODMAN WITH LAST SUNDAY'S WINNER STELVIO.
Veteran trainer James Goodman has decided to call it a day. He will be handing in his trainer’s license after almost 43 years in the game. On 16 December, his horses and stable equipment will be sold lock, stock and barrel at his Summerveld stables.
Nicci Garner: Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Brave Mary will be leaving South Africa for France to test her ability against some of the best horses in Europe.
Nicci Garner: Ruling champion trainer Sean Tarry has five horses entered for the R500,000 Dingaans (Grade 2) over 1600m, the main supporting feature to the Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup on Saturday 25 November, including top-rated Wonderwall.
Nicci Garner: Caradoc Gold Cup winner Ilitshe can capitalise on a light weight when he lines up against a competitive field in the R150,000 Java Handicap over 2400m on the Vaal Classic track on Tuesday.
Cape Town – Sean Tarry, successful with Big Bear in last Saturday’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, dominates the 28 nominations for the R2.5-million Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday 18 November.
Nicci Garner: Punters are unlikely to see 25-1 for long about Social Order in the R2-million Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup after the Sean Tarry-trained four-year-old’s flying second to Hat Puntano in Saturday’s Charity Mile.
Nicci Garner: Argentinian import Hat Puntano came to South Africa with a huge reputation after winning two of three Classics in his home country, but made few friends in his local debut.
Jack Milner: The R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile is one of the most popular races on the Highveld as it matches horses with celebrities and charities and there is more at stake for everybody than just a simple horse race.
Viv Greybe: Jockey Warren Kennedy, who is in a rich vein of form and is the top stakes earner at the Greyville Polytrack this season, will be aboard a few bright prospects at the venue.
Jack Milner: Race 5 on the Vaal Classic track is almost a repeat of a race at Turffontein on Saturday 14 October in which AP’s Lily beat dead-heaters Dally and Eversilver by 0.40 lengths with Cavalleria another 3.25 lengths back in fourth and Cranberry Crush in fifth, beaten 3.90 lengths.