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Milnerton’s Father-Daughter Partnership

Latest NHA Calendar is published

Assistant trainer Michelle Rix and her veteran Milnerton-based Dad Harold Crawford will train in a partnership from 28 August.

One of the heaviest apprentices of his year, the 66 year old Harold Crawford has recently suffered ill health and has been assisted by his daughter.

Michelle Rix (Pic – Facebook)

Harold stopped professional race- riding in 1969 and then briefly rode in the Cape Hunt before setting his sights on the training ranks.

He joined Atholl Fisher and then Reg van Minnen, before becoming an assistant to Basil Lewis in 1972. Basil trained off Neville Ross’s premises in Gordon’s Bay and when he gave up training, Harold took over the yard and struck out on his own in February 1976.

Another snippet of interest from the latest calendar is the fact that as the National Horseracing Authority is a signatory country of the Asian Racing Federation, the National Board has decided to adopt Asian Screening Limits (ASLs) for the substances indicated below, effective 1 September 2019.

When the below ASL detection limits are exceeded in the laboratory screening process, qualitative confirmatory analysis will be followed to confirm the presence or absence of the relevant prohibited substance.

*Firocoxib: 2 ng/mL in plasma

*Dantrolene: 0.1 ng/mL (of 5-hydroxydantrolene) in plasma

*Ketoprofen: 2 ng/mL in plasma

(under the condition of a single IV or oral dose)

This information and other details relating to Asian Screening Limits will be published under the Laboratory section of our website www.nhra.co.za.

Read the latest NHRA calendar here

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5 comments on “Milnerton’s Father-Daughter Partnership

  1. Patricia says:

    Our regulator owes Michelle an apology and needs to employ competent people.
    The NHRA racing calendar is its most important document used internationally. It should contain no errors.
    Michelle’s surname is not HIX as is recorded in the racing calendar by the NHRA.
    Would Mr MOODLEY like it if the NHRA spelled his surname as Mr MOODY. I think not and he would end up being very moody.

    1. Editor says:

      We did inform them by email when the error was picked up early Saturday

    2. Editor says:

      Hi Patricia
      The NHRA have corrected the document.
      Updated in the editorial.


    Patricia, Moody is actually correct.

    SA racing suffering from Moody Blues.

  3. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Hello Mr Milkovitch

    Hmmh talking about Blue…

    I see the Blue Bulls and another team wearing blue/white will be watching the rest of the Currie Cup on TV

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