10.7.2020 01:01 pm
In a dramatic development on Friday, Yeni was drafted in to replace fierce rival Lyle Hewitson, the reigning champion jockey.
Diminutive Muzi Yeni, arguably the most popular jockey with the South African public, has landed one of the prized mounts in this year’s Vodacom Durban July – on Joe Soma-trained Got The Greenlight.
There were so many stunning performances at the “super” weekend of 20 graded races that it’s hard to pick a stand-out, but the real star was probably Halfway To Heaven, who wasn’t even racing this weekend.
Coronavirus pandemic regulations bar jockeys from travelling between provinces during the month of June, leading to some head-butting over jockey bookings for big races.
Justin Snaith’s promising four-year-old will start the big race as a winner of six of eight starts, included graded races.
While the horse racing industry in South Africa appears to be on it’s last legs, two of the sport’s biggest competitions are on the horizon, hoping to bring some sunlight
Rainbow Bridge put up an impressive looking gallop on the Polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville in Durban on Wednesday morning under Warren Kennedy.
The Royal Ascot won’t be quite the same without the gilded carriages, fashion extravaganza, and champagne picnics, but it is still a racing week to cherish
Kyle Strydom’s sole ambition in life has been to be a jockey, and despite still being an apprentice, he appears to be well on his way.
The combination of Anton Marcus on Ultra Magnus sounds quite formidable, but keep an eye out for some of the other juveniles trying to muscle their way into the Grade 1 sprints.
Paul Peter had just won the coveted Triple Tiara, but he refuses to take the credit, instead lavishing praise on the elder statesman of Highveld horse racing Ormond Ferraris
The four time July winner has ten horses lining up this year. Check out the full list of entries here.
There will be plenty of exciting names on the cards for the first racing weekend since the lifting of lockdown restrictions.
It seemed a little strange to be racing horses again after a lockdown hiatus of nine weeks, but there was one thing that hadn’t changed one bit – Anton Marcus’s amazing dominance of the game in KwaZulu-Natal.
Big money was won at the Vaal yesterday, when the Pick 6 paid R257,692 and the Place Accumulator R804.
Horse racing is back, and here are The Citizen’s top picks for the day.