Il Saggiatore

Summerhill Stud bred wins Mauritius Feature

The former Charles Laird-trained Solskjaer gelding Ice Axe made a winning debut on the beautiful Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius, when he downed the odds-on favourite IL Saggiatore to win the Gr1 Le Trophee Du Bicentenaire Du MTC on Saturday.

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Dethroned – Gr2 Gold Circle Derby

The Gold Circle Derby at Clairwood produced a controversial finish when Sage Throne crossed the line first, only to lose the race in the boardroom and be placed second after an objection.

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The doubt of the benefit

Group races should be decided on the track and not the Stipes boardroom. The Gr2 Gold Circle Derby has seen its stake plummet from R1 million in the nineties to a third of that today and it lost a lot more fizz with a bitter decision on Sunday 26 June. Hard luck to the Scotts, Keith Steinberg and Dynasty!

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Derby: Open To Debate

A level weights contest for 3yo’s, the Gr2 Gold Circle Derby is usually a race for the connoisseur of the sport of the kings, but somewhat surprisingly, only nine have accepted this time around

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From Russia With Love

Cape racegoers of an older generation will remember the fine racemare Boland Pride, who counted what is now the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas amongst her eight victories

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