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Jockeys Not Always The Bad Guys

Friday, 17 September 2021

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When I first saw that South African jockey JP van der Merwe had been suspended from riding for 12 months by Singapore racing authorities, a couple of thoughts ran through the mind, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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Late Closure of Betting Pools

Friday, 10 September 2021

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Betting pools for Race 1 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on 5 September 2021 failed to close in a time, resulting in bets being taken after the race was run. Single-race bets were refunded, but the field was allowed to apply in multi-race bets.

In a statement released on 10 September, TAB apologized to those who had winning bets on the race and conceded that refunding the bets was a disappointing outcome. However, that was the most practical solution in the circumstances.

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Now, The New Season Begins

Friday, 10 September 2021

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Spring has (nearly) sprung and for punters around the country there is a huge sigh of relief, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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Greyville Polytrack - bias towards the outside?

Tuesday, 07 September 2021

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Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack has long been believed to be biased towards the outside rail.

Is this still true?

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POCKET POWER Tribute

Tuesday, 07 September 2021

On a day when a new generation of champions will take their next step to glory, the news that treble SA Horse Of The Year POCKET POWER passed away quietly in his paddock at Hemel ’n Aarde on Saturday morning, will be a sad way to end the season for many racing fans.

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Passing of A Veteran

Thursday, 02 September 2021

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Bill Prestage, a long time Cape trainer and owner, tragically passed away on the morning of 1 September 2021 at the age of 86.

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HAT PUNTANO Proudly standing at Summerhill Equestrian

Friday, 27 August 2021

“How Many Can Do That? But Hat”

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XAVION Can Keep Unbeaten Record

Thursday, 26 August 2021

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The clearest indication that we’re “between racing seasons” can be seen in the make-up of the cards at the various meetings around the country this weekend, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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Entries for the Spring Spree Stakes

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

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The Listed Spring Spree Stakes is run on Saturday, 4 September 2021 in Turffontein with a benchmark at 52kg=94.

Mike and Adam Azzie, who took BOHICA to victory last year, have 4 runners while SA Champion trainer Justin Snaith has only a single entry in CAPTAIN TATTERS. Looking to compete further from home, Justin Snaith’s usually Cape-based operation now runs a permanent satellite yard at Summerveld. The stakes situation in the Cape is a matter of concern.

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David Southey at the Blood Stock Sales

Thursday, 19 August 2021

David Southey at the Blood Stock 2yo Sales.

The horse brought out is RED SPARK son of RED RAY from Lot 229. The mare is WISH FOR WISDOM. RED SPARK is the half-brother of CLEVER GUY who is in the top division and a very good sprinter.

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