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Jockey Gavin Lerena

Tuesday, 05 October 2021

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Whenever racing people gather the conversation will inevitably land on the jockey and his perceived ability. However the saying goes that "stats don't lie."

We all know that the jockey, that the trainer has engaged to ride his horse, will play a vital part in the final outcome and influence the selection a punter makes when placing his bet.

Under Scrutiny

It also affects the owner who is always chasing stakes. However, the jockey will mostly be criticized and get the blame, rightly or wrongly, after a selection does not meet expectations.

While studying form I often go through the jockey and trainer stats, often just for interest's sake.

Worth the Hype

Today, after clicking on jockey Gavin Lerena, I was most impressed with the fact that of his last 30 rides only 2 were not in the first 5 places.

So, this makes it clear why he is in high demand.

His stats also show that 9 winners were brought home and 6 were placed second. That means 50 percent out of his last 30 mounts were in the 1st 2 places.

Formgrids counts up to 5th position as a placed runner because stakes are paid to the owner up to 5th.

Checking jockey or trainers stats gives an idea of the persons current form and form is what we live by in racing. Gavin's nine winners have come from seven different trainers.

Commentator Clyde Basel has often said Gavin is one of the most versatile riders around.

"He sometimes wins effortlessly and is just as good when having to be vigorous. He is as tough as nails in a finish," Clyde added.

News and Views

Mike De Kock

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

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Trainer Mike De Kock is in hot form with 18 winners out of his last 50 runners and a total of 32 finishing in 1st and 2nd place

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Introducing Formgrids Fantasy Racing to you

Monday, 18 October 2021

An introduction to the Formgrids Fantasy Racing game that Formgrids will be launching on 1 November. Yes, if you heard the rumours about this great innovation, then, yes, the rumours are true!

Find out more at​fantasy

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MGAS: Online Horses in Training Sale

Monday, 18 October 2021

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MGAS Bloodstock will be hosting an online horses in training sale on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 6 PM.

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The Gauteng Summer Cup

Monday, 11 October 2021

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The R1 million Gauteng Summer Cup will be run at Turffontein on Saturday 27 November over a distance of 2000m.

Keep up to date on Formgrids. We will be providing updates as we get the info for this most prestigious event.

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Previous Summer Cup Winners

Saturday, 09 October 2021

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As we count down the days to 27 November, let us celebrate the greats who came before...

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Who Makes The Best Tipsters?

Friday, 08 October 2021

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Anyone who spends time in racing will become a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks. That is true on whatever level you are involved – be it punter, groom, trainer, jockey or owner. But, one thing that the industry teaches you is to be resilient, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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Gauteng Summer Cup: Latest Entries

Friday, 08 October 2021

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The latest nominations for the Jo'burg Summer Cup

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Greyville, 6 October: Meeting Abandoned

Thursday, 07 October 2021

Punters and stake holders were left disappointed on Wednesday, 6 October, when the meeting was abandoned due to a protest following the first race.

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Keagan De Melo

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

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In his last 30 runs, Keagan De Melo has earned 5 wins and was unplaced only 4 times.

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Aldo Domeyer

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

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Aldo Domeyer has very healthy stats, with his last 30 races showing 8 wins, 5 seconds and only 4 unplaced.

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