Jack Milner: When the draw was made for the R600,000 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile last Wednesday, I asked TV presenter Neil Andrews, who has been a regular celebrity at this race for a number of years, if he had yet represented a winning charity. “No,” he replied. “This year will be my first.” The horse he represents is Bouclette Top, who will run for the Welamlambo Primary After-Care Centre.
Trevor Reid: A competitive night of racing faces punters at Greyville on Friday night and all eyes for a banker will be on Olma in Race 5, a Graduation Plate for fillies and mares over 1800m.
Jack Milner: Handicapping systems are often called into question and the perfect system has not yet been developed – and is unlikely to ever happen.
Jack Milner: Jockey Derreck David could be out of action for a lengthy period after he was kicked by a horse at Randjesfontein on Tuesday.
Jack Milner: Night racing returns to the Highveld on Tuesday and racing under the stars will be ushered in with the running of the Grade 3 Racing Association Yellowwood Handicap for fillies and mares over 1800m and the Listed Egypt Air Java Handicap over 2450m.
ACT OF WAR wins the Classic
Jack Milner: Jockey Anton Marcus completed a weekend treble of feature-race wins in different centres when he captured the Grade 3 Algoa Cup over 2000m aboard Disco Al at Fairview in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.