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Lockdown Day 14 – Snap Puzzle

Have a tilt at working this one out

Yesterday’s puzzle proved a fairly testing one with Herman Brown’s talented Mourilyan not a very high-profile sort of horse.

The racing experts on the Sporting Post readers comments forum could bounce back today though, with a local snap the subject.

So for some fun and no prizes, other than bragging rights again, here’s our Lockdown Day 14 Snap Puzzle.

Who is the horse in the pic below?

The jockey has retired – what is his name?

What was notable about the top two in this renewal of the race in question?


The answer will be published on Friday at 08h30 with the next teaser.

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28 comments on “Lockdown Day 14 – Snap Puzzle

  1. Rod Mattheyse says:

    Travel North in the derby

  2. Pmb says:

    The Monk and Surfing home..repeat of the previous year ?

  3. Dylan says:

    Quick guess would be The Monk Rhys Van Wyk beating Naval Guest and Dougie Whyte but not sure of the rest of the story…

  4. Ryan says:

    The Monk – ridden by Stephen Jupp – beating Surfing Home in the Gold Bowl, who had beaten him in the same race the year before?

  5. Editor says:

    Going to let it run a few hours
    Some pretty close already

  6. Dylan says:

    Haha ok I cheated now and went and looked it up, seems I was closish but no cigar so will leave it for others and wait for tomorrow… good luck chaps!

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks Dylan!

  7. Zambucca says:

    The horse is monk
    Jock steven jupp
    Trainer mr ferraris

  8. Mighty Crystal says:

    The Monk
    Surfing Home beat him the year before

  9. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey MR Ed no doubt The Monk and i’m 99% sure it was handbrake Van Wyk on board…Talk about jockeys that could find a extra lenght on horse he was certainly one of the best

  10. Trevor Smith says:

    The Monk is the horse in picture , Surfing Home finished second. This was a reversal of the year’s before result. Jockey is Rhys Van Wyk.

  11. Trevor Smith says:

    Apologies Stephen Jupp was the jockey and not Rhys Van Wyk.

  12. Gavin says:

    The monk.. Rys van wyk was a great jockey.. Who remembers Roland’s song

  13. Cj Aucamp says:

    Roland Song from Jean Hemming/Barnard..i cant rember the date but i think it was Turfontein when striker won on her from pillar to post, although he was not her stable jock at that time. One of horses who looked after my pocket. The other gelding that made me smile a lot of times was Senor Santa.

  14. Daryn says:

    The Monk ridden by Rhys Van Wyk, it was the SA Derby, Zelator the runner up won the Derby Trial beating The Monk previously

  15. Daryn says:

    Actually I think that is surfing home in 2nd place, so it must’ve been the Gold Bowl where the Monk (R Van Wyk) beat Surfing home and I think Travel North ran 3rd,the year before Surfing Home won the race beating the monk

  16. Cj Aucamp says:

    Can u people remember in the late eighties when alumites was a sort of a secret. I use to stand nearby the ring and watch improving horses fitted with alumites instead of the steel shoes. One of the sighns that a trainer got confdence and gonna try hard for a win.

  17. Trevor Smith says:

    I do. The famous alumite strike – take heed when the shoes are changed. lol

    1. Editor says:

      Gin strike

  18. Devinhabib says:


    Horse, The Monk
    Jockey, Steven Jupp

  19. Hylton says:

    The winner The Monk -Stephen Jupp big race rider who could bring them home in the features in the 90’s.
    No.1 Surfing home with Jeff Lloyd in the irons best hands and heels rider to Grace South Africa

  20. Pops says:

    Hylton,did you miss seeing GUILLERMO “Willie” Figueroa ride? Never seen him ride?

  21. Seattle Slew says:

    My memory is getting a bit suspect, because I cannot for the life of me remember Surfing Home winning the Gold Bowl the previous year, but I definitely remember the time he was beaten – he was very game under top weight but ran out of steam late.

    Was this the year the Gold Bowl was rained out on the Saturday and run on a weekday – can anyone confirm this?

    What’s adding to my confusion was that I recall a Gold Bowl where Mr Ferraris ran 1-2-3 although I can’t remember the order, but the horses were Travel North, Pinehurst and The Monk.

    I have a soft spot for Surfing Home because he was such a game front-runner and ran some heroic races in defeat under big weights – Gold Cup and Gold Bowl. And his Met win under top weight, from the front, was unbelievable.

    Mr Ed, is there any possibility of getting footage of Surfing Home winning the Gold Bowl? Thank you.

  22. Dylan says:

    Great knowledge and memories here… well done! I look forward to another 21 days of challenges 🤣

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks Dylan
      That’s looking on the bright side 🙂

  23. Editor says:

    There was a general excellent response to this puzzle with many hitting the mark on the comments platform and our Facebook page.
    The Monk was denied first prize by the narrowest of margins in the 1994 IGN Gold Bowl, with the laurels instead going to Surfing Home.
    Fast forward twelve months to the pic and to the next renewal of the Gold Bowl on 9 October 1995. The Monk and Surfing Home were back to take each other on; they again finished first and second but with one crucial difference – this time, the honours fell to The Monk. Has revenge ever been so sweet?

    A pity, of course, that the Gold Bowl had to be delayed by 48 hours because of poor weather, but there was simply no possible way that the race could be run on the Saturday.

    The 3200m marathon at Turffontein deserved a bigger audience than the one it got, but there is nothing that anyone can do about that. Favourite for the R750,000 handicap was, of course, Teal. The Rothmans July hero had never been out of the first two from 15 career starts, and was always favourite to add the Gold Bowl to his score. The David Ferraris-trained pair of Travel North and Pinehurst had their backers, as did proven stayer Classic Hero, but there was a singular lack of interest in Surfing Home’s chances.

    That disregard for Surfing Home’s chances nearly proved to be the mistake of the season.

    Jeff Lloyd had the 1994 winner well placed as Reach For The Star set the pace, with Classic Hero, Zelator and The Monk just in behind and Teal racing midfield. Surfing Home attempted to steal the race turning for home, where he came to the outside fence and rapidly opened up a five length lead. Travel North and The Monk quickly collared Surfing Home inside the last 400m, and it looked as if the old warrior had done his bit.

    Never, ever underestimate a good horse. Surfing Home clawed his way back from the brink, to snatch second place from Travel North. There was nothing he could do about The Monk, however. Despite appearing to run much of the two miles with a slipped saddle, the former SA Derby winner responded gamely to a vigorous ride from Stephen Jupp to beat Surfing Home by a good length.
    Pinehurst made late progress to finish fourth behind Travel North, making it a smashing one-three-four result for David Ferraris and pushing him to the head of the National trainers’ table. What a way to start his Gauteng career, and a real chip off the old block!
    Teal was never a real threat in finishing sixth, but even that was enough to make an equine millionaire of him
    So, well done to all. Next one is up at 08h30 today.

  24. anton shepherd says:

    Gunner , and here I thought you knew your horses , Travel North lol

  25. Rod Mattheyse says:

    I’m friends with you – what the hell do I know?

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