News Updates

Vodacom Durban July 2015

Racing fans at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July can expect a visual voyage of sartorial elegance as the 119th edition of the iconic raceday is staged to a nautical theme of “The Captains Table”.

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Farewell, Muhtafal

Muhtafal, the KZN-based stallion, by Mr Prospector and out of Polite Lady, died on 5 February at the age of 23 at the Spring Valley Stud

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Futura dominates J&B Met field

The 2015 J&B Met run over 2,000m at Kenilworth on 31 January was won in scintillating fashion by the Brett Crawford-trained Futura, who started second favourite at 2/1 and was ridden by Bernard Fayd’Herbe. Fayd’Herbe, who won this race twice on the great Pocket Power, spoke of how easy Futura was to work with and the striking looking bay was ...

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Spain tops 10th leg of Longines Jumping

Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya and Carlo returned to top form to win the tenth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Zurich in Switzerland. The grey gelding had not been showing his usual sparkle over the winter months, but with his 30-year-old rider in determined mood, he out-galloped the Irish partnership of Bertram ...

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FEI World Cup 2015 in Vegas

When it comes to the FEI World Cup 2015, what happens in Vegas is unlikely to stay in Vegas. In fact it will be the talk of the equestrian world for months after the event! Scheduled to take place from 15 to 19 April, there’s still time to book tickets for those planning to catch the action live. This is ...

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Schooling the young event horse

Introducing a horse to the cross country phase of eventing should be a process that is unrushed and kept fun in order to create a solid foundation of trust between the horse and rider. It is often in the very first few outings to a cross country venue with a young or inexperienced horse that they learn the best and ...

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Racing’s Mike de Kock secures 150th win

South African racing trainer, Mike de Kock, celebrated his 150th win in Dubai last week. New Year’s Victory The Irish-bred racehorse, Mubtaahij, secured this victorious achievement when he won the opening 1600m maiden at Meydan on New Years Eve. The two-year-old colt, ridden by Dane O’Neill, cruised to the lead during the last 100m of the race to obtain a win ...

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Spain tops 10th leg of Longines Jumping

Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya and Carlo returned to top form to win the tenth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Zurich in Switzerland. The grey gelding had not been showing his usual sparkle over the winter months, but with his 30-year-old rider in determined mood, he out-galloped the Irish partnership of Bertram ...

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