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HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes

Saturday, 17 April 2021

"With Summer Pudding looking a 'shoo-in', how can punters make money in Saturday's HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein? The answer could be to take swingers with Lucky Houdalakis's runner Wisteria Walk, whilst I believe that Lady of steel is a massive runner." - Andrew Bon

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RABADA colt at the National Yearling Sales

Friday, 16 April 2021

RABADA colt at the BSA National Yearling Sale 2021. Video produced by Andrew Bon.

A beautiful but yet growing colt by Rabada out of a Kinngmambo} mare who is in turn out of a Saddlers Wells mare.

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The Stage Set for Racing Royalty

Thursday, 15 April 2021

by Gary Lemke, supplied by GGGaming.bet

They used to reckon that racing is the activity of royalty – hence the name “The Sport of Kings” – and Saturday’s meeting at Turffontein seems to bear that out, with the main event being the Grade 1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes.

The race will be run over 1600m and Princess Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, has always done her bit to promote interest in her country of upbringing and horse racing. Therefore, it’s probably fitting that the highest-rated filly in the land, and one of our most popular horses, is in the race.

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CELESTIAL CITY's progress - Andrew Bon reports

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Nico and Neil (from Clocking the Gallop) introduce the progress of last year's sale topper at the TBA Sales complex 2020.

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Meeting Fiso Hadebe

Thursday, 15 April 2021

A breath of fresh air at the TBA Natiuonal Sales. A new man with an auctioneer's hammer in his hand.

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Maine Chance at the National Yearling Sales

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Maine Chance at the National Yearling Sales 2021.

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Spring Valley Stud

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Spring Valley Stud has been established in Mooi River, KZN Midlands for 18 years and been fortunate enough to breed Grade 1 winners including DUNFORD, BUY AND SELL, COUNT THE MONEY, INDISCREET FANTASY and Stakes Winners SILVER FANTASY, PERSONAL FANTASY, SILVER AGE, KING OF TORTS, GRISHAM, MALINGA, LONDON CALL, etc.

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The Hennenman air disaster of 12 April 1988

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Today's Turffontein races are held in memory of the Hennenman air disaster of 12 April 1988 where thirteen jockeys, five race officials, two owners and one trainer tragically died.

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Owloon Horses 2021

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Anyone who knows Spencer Cook, will know this: He knows horses BETTER THAN MOST, so check out the Owloon Horses 2021.

Video produced by Andrew Bon

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Cornerstone Stud at the National Yearling Sale

Friday, 09 April 2021

Cornerstone Stud will be offering a trio of yearlings, each sired by a Grade 1 winning stallion, at this year’s National Yearling Sale.

Video produced by Andrew Bon

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WSB East Cape Poly Challenge at Fairview

Friday, 09 April 2021

Today is the second leg of the WSB East Cape Poly Challenge at Fairview. We have provided you with some additional information and quick links.

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The Highs and Lows of Racing

Thursday, 08 April 2021

by Gary Lemke, supplied by GGGaming.bet

The memory doesn't stretch back far enough to recall when last it happened but on a historic day when MALMOOS and WAR OF ATHENA were anointed Triple Crown and Triple Tiara champions, nine of the 10 winners at Turffontein were won by the favourites.

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MALMOOS given a 5 point merit rating raise

Wednesday, 07 April 2021

MALMOOS has been given a significant five point merit rating raise by the handicappers for his amazing win in the Grade 1 WSB SA Derby on Saturday and earning the prized Triple Crown.

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MALMOOS makes it - the SA Triple Crown

Saturday, 03 April 2021

MALMOOS does it! The Triple Crown winner of 2021. He wins the WORLD SPORTS BETTING SA DERBY by 5 lengths. What a day of racing!

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WAR OF ATHENA wins the Triple Tiara

Saturday, 03 April 2021

WAR OF ATHENA wins the WILGERBOSDRIFT SA OAKS and so gains the title of the Triple Tiara.

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Derek Aube sadly passed away

Thursday, 01 April 2021

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Popular racing man, Derek Aube, sadly passed away yesterday (31 March 2021) after a struggle with cancer.

Derek had for many years operated a bookmaking venue from Kyalami called Cedar Betting & Sports.

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Saturday is 3rd leg of the Triple Crown

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

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Saturday, 3 April, is the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown at Turffontein. This is the WSB SA DERBY, a Grade 1 race for 3 year olds over 2450 meters. Can MALMOOS make it his third win?

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All the drama of the Dubai World Cup

Sunday, 28 March 2021

All the day's races are shown on this video, starting with the Dubai World Cup.

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SUMMER PUDDING wins Colorado King Stakes

Saturday, 27 March 2021

SUMMER PUDDING wins the Grade 2 Colorado King Stakes at Turffontein.

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Alexander Racing Stable Dispersal Sale

Saturday, 27 March 2021

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Live sale to be held at:

Gary Alexander Racing Stables
Turffontein Racecourse

Time: 12:00
Date: 7 April 2021

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Formgrids Media

Racecard sort option explained

For all Formgrids users who don't like the sequence the card is in for KZN races, there is an option in Formgrids to view the card the way you are used to.

See this short video created by Formgrids Radio which explains this.

Formgrids Explained - Episode 1

This is the first of our tutorial videos to help our users to effectively use Formgrids.

Please send any comments to info@formgrids.co.za.

L'Ormarins Queen's Plate

The Gem of South African racing

With more than 150 years of following racing between them, the Clocking The Gallop panel of Graeme Hawkins, Mike Wanklin, Neil Andrews and Nico Kritsiotis discuss their memories of and the importance of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate to the South African racing calendar.


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