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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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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.

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Turffontein meeting has been moved to Sunday

Saturday, 02 October 2021

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Please note that the Turffontein meeting has been moved to Sunday, 3 October after the heavy rains.

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Time To Make Notes In Your Book

Friday, 01 October 2021

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Although the Cape season doesn’t “officially” start until we get back to Kenilworth, this past week out at Durbanville has given us an exciting taste of what lies ahead, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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KATAK: A Victim of Export Madness

Thursday, 23 September 2021

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KATAK last week became the latest example of how the odds are stacked against South African racehorses if they are to campaign overseas, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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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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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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Formgrids Media

Gold Circle Horse Of the 2021 Season

By Andrew Bon

The Gold Circle Horse of the Season. The month of May belonged to Linebacker, followed by a superb performance by Rainbow Bridge in June and to find out who the Horse of the month of July and indeed the overall season is... watch to find out.

Parenting the Teenagers Maiden

Jon Vertigan's latest call, the Parenting the Teenagers Maiden.

Looking back: 2020 Vodacom Durban July

Looking back to the 2020 Vodacom Durban July which was won by BELGARION.

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