Headline News Profile: Raymond Danielson

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB">JOCKEY Raymond Danielson believes that Captain Corageous, the bay horse he is set to partner for trainer Lance Wiid in the R1.5-million Steinhoff International Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein next Saturday, has a good chance of finishing in the frame.<br />
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<span lang="EN-GB">“He&rsquo;s definitely in with a shout,&rsquo;&rsquo; says the jockey who has ridden the son of Captain Al only twice and they won the Jubilee Handicap over 1800m at Turffontein in June this year.<br />
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Photo: Raymond Danielson</span></span></p>

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Headline News RX STAR OF THE MONTH: Mark Khan

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">MARK Khan has already won four jockeys&rsquo; titles in South Africa and appears to be heading for his fifth after riding 23 winners from 90 rides in October, a winning percentage of 25.56. His win-place percentage was 65.56. Mark rode 11 more winners than second-placed Greg Cheyne. Nine of his wins were in Port Elizabeth where he rides on a regular basis for Gavin Smith while the other 14 took place on the Highveld. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Considering he took a holiday in August, Mark has amazingly regained the lead in the race for the SA jockeys&rsquo; title. He has ridden 52 winners from 206 rides (25.24%) and his mounts have accumulated R2.522 million in prize money. “Willie&rsquo;&rsquo; Figueroa, who deputised for Mark with Gavin Smith in August, is second with 45 winners, just two ahead of Cape-based Richard Fourie. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">The 39-year-old Khan has shown supreme dedication to his job and is well respected for being one of the hardest working riders in the country.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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Headline News UK apprentice rides in SA

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BRITISH apprentice Danielle McCreery (23, left) will be riding in South Africa for a month as a reward for winning an Apprentice Challenge Series in the UK. She has been assigned to trainer Mike de Kock and will be riding work at the major training centres. McCreery was pipped on the line on her first mount Sickle Moon for trainer Dominic Zaki at Turffontein last Thursday. “South Africams are very laid back and I am being treated like one of the family,&rsquo;&rsquo; she said.</div>

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Headline News Renewed sponsorship for Khan

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB">JOCKEY Mark Khan, who won the SA premiership for the fourth time last season, has renewed his sponsorship agreement with the MAB Group, this time with the MAB subsidiary Bulldog Abrasives.</span></p>

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Headline News Lordship can overcome a wide draw

<p><strong>MEL KAPLAN </strong></p>
<p>LORDSHIP has hit top form since being equipped with blinkers. He has recorded two thirds over 1400m and 1200m respectively, followed by three 1200m wins, two at Kenilworth and one at Durbanville.</p>

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Headline News In-form Alexander can bag four winners at Turffontein

<p><strong>NICCI GARNER<br />
</strong>TRAINER Gary Alexander has the highest winning strike rate on the national trainers&rsquo; log this season and a phenomenal 73.77 percent of his runners have finished in the frame. Alexander has a strong hand at Turffontein tomorrow when he will saddle eight runners.<br />
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Photo: Gary Alexander</p>

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Headline News King James a right royal bet

<p><strong>JACK MILNER </strong></p>
<p>KING James has won three of his four races over 1000m but they have all been at Clairwood. Today the Captain Al gelding has his first outing at Scottsville in Race 7, a MR 93 Handicap over 1000m, and a lot will depend on how he handles the undulating track.</p>

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