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Savage On Clocking The Gallop

'Horseracing will survive this'

Clocking The Gallop’s Nico Kritsiotis chatted to Task Team member Charles Savage at the National Yearling Sale.

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6 comments on “Savage On Clocking The Gallop

  1. Jeff Jones says:

    As an interested observer my take away from the interview with Charles Savage reveals:

    《A》 There are two bidders trying to acquire control of horse racing in South Africa.

    《B》 Charles Savage is backing the “South African bidder” which can only be MOD and which means that the other bidder has to be an Overseas company.

    《C》 You have to be an insider to know what is going on.

    《D》 Charles Savage was asked by Mary Slack and Jess Jell to save horse racing and he believes that he has done the job for them. 😳😳

    《E》 My guess is that the overseas bid is better than the MOD bid and Charles Savage is trying to make a possible losing bid of MOD look like a positive outcome insofar as he is concerned. Charles Savage is worried man that he may not come out of this smelling like roses.

    My take on the interview makes me enquire: Charles Savage may have achieved what the Oppenheiner dynasty has wanted but has he achieved what is best for OWNERS and the RA?

  2. Pieter Smith says:

    We know that Charles S is firmly in the driver’s seat because he talks about the people around him and how they have helped him during the whole process. If all goes according to his plan, a race should be named after him. If the other company wins and acquires horse racing, he should take a bow and remove himself from all positions in horse racing. For him to inform the interviewer that it is now a race between Frankel and Hawaam, he has already told us that Frankel will win. On form, Hawwam can never win.

  3. Fred Betton says:

    The proposed acquisition of horse racing business xxxxxxxxxxxx was not the product of an “open, transparent or competitive process”, says xxxxxx Charles Savage xxxxxx.
    Taken from a Sporting Post article in 2012. The xxxxxx has been inserted for greater effect.

    Charles Savage failed with Purple Capital’s bid in 2012.

    Now that the shoe is in on the other foot will we be seeing a repeat with everyone except Charles Savage and the MOD team saying that acquisition of Phumelela is not the product of an open, transparent or competitive process?

  4. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…
    Pieter Smith I disagree with the Frankel and Hawwaam piece 🤕

  5. donald bradshaw says:

    I agree with Nico,s final comment in respect of Charles Savage ” we are lucky to have him in racing ” !

    Well said Nico !

  6. Eric Fordred says:

    Whatever the outcome is, we need to be grateful and respect Mary Slack, Jess Jell MOD and Charles Savage as well as the the entire team who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes, to save racing, ladies and gentlemen you have my thanks and appreciation for everything you have done for horseracing. 🐎😀🤞🏻

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