Alboran Sea gets the better of Carry On Alice in a rousing finish (JC Photos)
Multiple champion conditioner Mike De Kock produced the magic when the smart 3yo Australian-bred filly Alboran Sea scored her second consecutive Gr1 victory after a 13 week break.
War Affair arguably the best horse in the Group 1 Lion City (pic by Liesl King)
The Group 1 Lion City Cup always lives up to expectations. Yes, money talks and $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint has taken the mantle as the one to win for local owners but the time-honored Lion City remains the benchmark.
Drama and more drama as Siren’s Call goes down to Pine Princess on the inside (JC Photos)
There was high drama aplenty in a sensational final leg of the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara at Turffontein on Saturday when the hot favourite Siren’s Call was dramatically beaten in a heartbreaking final stride by the Mike De Kock-trained Pine Princess.
Elation for the Z family as Arabian Beat gets the better of Shaama (JC Photos)
Trainer Dominic Zaki broke the early Australian strangehold on the Champions Day features at Turffontein when the Ascot Stud-bred Arabian Beat outgunned Mike De Kock’s maiden filly Shaama in the fight to the wire to win the R1 million Gr1 SA Nursery.