Headline News Say Hi to Lily at Turffontein


Jack Milner: For those of you who are old enough to remember the movie “Lili”, will recall that memorable scene in which Lesley Caron sings the main song with two marionettes called Hi Lily, Hi Lily, Hi lo.

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Headline News Moonlight in the spotlight


Jack Milner: The Grade 3 Final Fling Stakes over 1800m at Kenilworth is theoretically aimed at fillies and mares who will be retiring to stud at the end of the season on 31 July. However, that is not always the case as can be attested to by last year’s winner Cat And The Moon who is coming back for a second final fling.

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Gold Cup Day Marinaresco could give Bass a winning swansong


Durban – Mike Bass will be looking to end his training career on a high when he saddles Marinaresco in the race named in his and his wife’s honour, the Grade 1 Mike and Carol Bass Champions Cup to be run at Greyville Racecourse next Saturday 30 July.

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Gold Cup Day Snaith targets Cup with Ovidio, says he has ‘perfect jockey’


Nicci Garner: Only one horse in the last 10 years has completed the Jet Stayers-Gold Cup double – Mokaro in 2009 – but Ovidio will have plenty of supporters in the R1.25-million eLAN Gold Cup (Grade 2) over 3200m at Greyville on Saturday next week. The race is the country’s premier event for stayers, even though it has been downgraded from Grade 1 status.

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Headline News Red Ray stings in Sprint


Mike Moon: Red Ray underlined the adage that class is permanent when he bounced back to his best form – of nearly three years ago – and ran away from the opposition to record a two-length victory in the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint at Greyville on Saturday.

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Headline News Take a Trip To Heaven


Jack Milner: When the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m was run at Clairwood it was raced down the straight and, as it is run under weight-for-age conditions, it made life easier for punters to find the winner.

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