The Board considered the evidence put forward to it including the fact that Firocoxib is a Class 4 substance, that it was Mr Zackey’s first offence in respect of a prohibited substance, and that Mr Zackey was misled by the advice given to him on the excretion times for Firocoxib
There is no substitute for experience and Tyrone Zackey’s hardknocking 9yo Mirage Drive steps out for his 60th racetrack appearance at the Vaal today. The son of Kahal rattled the rafters at Turffontein recently when turning a grass gallop into an exotic bet knockout – and he could follow up
Racing switches from the testing rigours of the sand, to the trickier tactical poser of the Turffontein inside track on Saturday. A Pinnacle Stakes heads an interesting ten race programme. Piere Strydom and Tyrone Zackey could be the combination to follow in the mainliner.
Besides serving as an important academic and information exercise for those serious about finding a winner for the Cape’s premier race to be run next Saturday, the gallops are really little more than a sedentary stretch of the legs for the big race participants and a pointer to physical well-being.