Alec Laird’s Facebook page confirmed on Monday: “We regret to update that Smart Call will no longer be taking part in the Breeders’ Cup.
Jack Milner: Which Lebeoana will turn up at Flamingo Park on Monday?
Trevor Reid: A tough card awaits punters for the Scottsville race meeting on Sunday, but Rand Hedge could be the one to get us off to a winning start in Race 1, a Maiden Plate over 1200m.
Jack Milner: Three of the best fillies in the country are carded to square up in Race 2 at Turffontein on Saturday, a Conditions Plate over 1600m.
Jack Milner: Sam Mosia begins the long task of defending his Work Riders’ Challenge title at the Vaal.
Nicci Garner: Rabada, ante-post favourite for the Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup, will make his seasonal debut in the R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Grade 2) over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 5 November.
The winners of last season’s Vodacom Durban July, SANSUI Summer Cup and eLan Gold Cup all feature among the entries for the R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile. The Grade 2 race will be run over 1600m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday 5 November.
THE SECRET IS OUT
Cape Town – Vaughan Marshall-trained The Secret Is Out will bid to emulate her full sister All Is Secret in the Grade 2 Choice Carriers Championship over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday 29 October.
There’s a proud record for the South African team to defend when the Air Mauritius International Jockeys’ Challenge takes place on the 18 and 20 November.