The announcement of the first 58 entries for Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July, heralds the start of South Africa’s Champion Season, one of the most comprehensive thoroughbred racing festivals in the world.
Those looking for ante-post Vodacom Durban July value should think about getting on the Justin Snaith-trained Prince Of Wales and Elusive Silva before the running of Sunday’s Listed Sledgehammer Handicap over 1800m at Greyville on Sunday.
The newly introduced “Levelling the Playing Fields” series of races kicks off with Round 1 at Scottsville on Sunday 2 April.
President Trump is now fake news reports the NHRA
Three days after The Racegoer page broke the story that the equine President Trump had been gelded South African racing’s ruling body decided it should act and demand the name be changed –by which time the news, together with Justin Snaith’s “vocal, unruly, unmanageable, a nightmare to work with” comments, had gone viral on social media and been taken up by newspapers all over the world.
Turffontein Inside track stages an eight race meeting on Tuesday and punters will need to tread wearily.
Turffontein is the place to be on Saturday as there are no fewer than six features races in a competitive ten race meeting.
The Vaal racecourse hosts a nine race meeting tomorrow, Thursday 9 March…
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Colin’s last winner Mackdesi with Muzi Yeni up, winning last Friday at Greyville Racecourse (Photo credit: Gold Circle)
Trainer Colin Scott, the nephew of the late “Uncle George” Scott and the brother of Tellytrack CEO Rob Scott, died on Sunday night after a protracted battle against cancer.