Just when we thought the sales season was over, last Friday's events at Greyville reminded us otherwise.
You’d think in the wake of a sale of over a 100 lots and all of its attendant comings-and-goings (not to mention the politics!) there’d be a bit of respite for Team Summerhill. Not a word of it: the next lot for the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale are already in and grabbing the attentions of Michael Booysen, Thabani Nzimande, Tarryn Liebenberg and co
Goffs Kildare Paddocks may have been enshrouded in fog, but the Frankel (GB) filly out of dual Classic heroine Finsceal Beo (by Mr. Greeley) shone like the star she's bred to be when becoming the most expensive foal to sell in Ireland with a €1.8 million price tag on her head at the Goffs November Foal Sale.
Hurricane Fly extended his record tally of Grade One wins to 20 after claiming a third successive victory in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday.
If you’ve never raced at the Champ de Mars in Mauritius, you’ve never raced at all, so those of us aficionados of the game will tell you. It’s not only the second oldest turf club in the world, it’s the also the most atmospheric.
Dual South African Horse of the Year, Variety Club, retains second position in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings with a rating of 126; shared with Australia, Kingman and The Grey Gatsby.
He's not just the producer of an Australian Group One winner. For no money to speak of, he's the sire of some proper money sales horses.
The South African team scored a runaway victory in the Racing. It’s A Rush International Jockeys Challenge, which took place over this past weekend.
Sustained market support for O'Marilyn (O'Reilly) in the build-up to Saturday's New Zealand 1000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) proved to be misplaced as Stephen McKee's filly, sent off odds-on following a hat-trick of victories, could only muster seventh behind Platinum Witness (California Dane – Chartreuse by St Petersburg).
South African trainer Patrick Shaw not only captured his second Singapore Gold Cup with Argentinian-bred stayer Quechua on Sunday, but for good measure, also his second quinella in the time-honoured classic.
The Grade 2 Victory Moon Stakes feature on the International Jockey's Challenge card at Turffontein Saturday was won by KZN-bred Judicial for Tyrone Zackey under an impressive ride by Karl Zechner.
The 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale concluded its 11-day run Friday in Lexington, and the prognosticators who eyed a stable market going in couldn't have gotten nearer to the bulls-eye.
The South African-bred Crimson Palace (Elliodor) was reunited with former owner Barry Irwin when the Team Valor principal snapped up the dual Gr.1 winner at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
So you’re thinking... He was a damn good racehorse, he gets good looking stock, he’s got five Big race performers this season. Time to listen to you inner voice, perhaps?
The 2014 KZN Breeders Awards takes place at Bellwood in the KZN Midlands, Saturday 22 November, with proceedings starting at 17:30 for 18:00.
Trainer Mike Tomlinson, standing out back, saw off all challengers to purchase Tuesday's topper at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which, with a session heavy on horses-of-racing age, slipped a touch from 2013 numbers but generally maintained well.
Three-year-old miler Kingman was named the Cartier Horse Of The Year at the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards Tuesday evening, presented before an invited audience of 315 at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
There’s one thing about time in the racing game; it lends a perspective to your thinking. We’ve had a bit of time to reflect on the outcomes accruing from last week’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale, as well as the contingency plans we’re having to make in the wake of Await The Dawn’s passing.
The Cartier Awards, Europe's end-of-season racing championships, take place tonight at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England.
It took nearly nine hours of selling to get to Monday's mare topper at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, and another 10 minutes after that to get to the session topper - the $400,000 stallion prospect Central Banker (Speightstown) - but when all was said and done, it was another solid day of trading in Lexington.