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Fast and furious – with a Last Chance Saloon shootout to boot
This weekend promises plenty for the racing fanatics, with Pietermaritzburg’s festival of fast and plenty of Durban races, ahead of the Durban July.
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Great racing as betting shops reopen
There are four Grade 1 races over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday as well as the Grade 3 Cup Trial.There are three massive carryovers this meeting and the good news for bettors is that betting shops have started to open.
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Racehorse owners can go racing from 2 July
Phumelela and the Racing Association are delighted to announce that racehorse owners and their guests can go racing again at Phumelela racecourses from the race meeting at the Vaal tomorrow 2 July.
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Joey Soma interview: July green light flashing
There can’t be many people who love horses and horseracing as much as Joey Soma.
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Halfway To Heaven is halfway to sainthood
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.
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Who’s riding who? Epic weekend gets twist of controversy
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.
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Belgarion bleeping strongly on Durban July radar

horse news Belgarion bleeping strongly on Durban July radar

Justin Snaith’s promising four-year-old will start the big race as a winner of six of eight starts, included graded races.

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Royal Ascot and July prospects wash away racing’s agonies

horse news Royal Ascot and July prospects wash away racing’s agonies

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

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Rainbow Bridge impresses in gallop

horse news Rainbow Bridge impresses in gallop

Rainbow Bridge put up an impressive looking gallop on the Polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville in Durban on Wednesday morning under Warren Kennedy.

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A kind of hush for magnificent Royal Ascot

horse news A kind of hush for magnificent Royal Ascot

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

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Racing genes shine as Kyle Strydom gallops into view

horse news Racing genes shine as Kyle Strydom gallops into view

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.

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Ultra Marcus and Ultra Magnus enter Scottsville arena

horse news Ultra Marcus and Ultra Magnus enter Scottsville arena

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.

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Paul Peter on his Triple Tiara hero – and Mr Ferraris

horse news Paul Peter on his Triple Tiara hero – and Mr Ferraris

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

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Justin Snaith enters 10 horses for Durban July

horse news Justin Snaith enters 10 horses for Durban July

The four time July winner has ten horses lining up this year. Check out the full list of entries here.

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Stars come out as lockdown clouds lift

horse news Stars come out as lockdown clouds lift

There will be plenty of exciting names on the cards for the first racing weekend since the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

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Flying restart for racing – and Marcus

horse news Flying restart for racing – and Marcus

It was smooth sailing at Greyville yesterday as horseracing resumed after a 66-day hiatus caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

horse news Horses end their lockdown

Racing returns with a 10-race card on the Polytrack at the Durban racecourse and Kannemeyer expects his six runners to be highly competitive.

horse news SA racing kicks off with a potent June schedule

South African horseracing swings back into action this Monday 1 June with a 10-race meeting on the Greyville Polytrack in Durban.

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Hope springs eternal in the racing breast

horse news Hope springs eternal in the racing breast

Horse racing might get the go-ahead within the next few days – or maybe even hours. Where have we heard that before?

Business News Durban July to go ahead, but with a lot less buzz

The usual punters, fashionistas and other spectators – some 50,000 or more – won’t be allowed in.




 

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