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Editor

17th January 2018

Sun Met – Where’s Your Fancy Drawn?

There were only people at the draw - which was held in a shopping centre - not on the racecourse. We shall be previewing the features and carrying news updates - plenty of horse pics

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Philip Goldberg

17th January 2018

Don’t Ignore De Kock Duo

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Judith

17th January 2018

Sun Met – Where’s Your Fancy Drawn?

Why pictures of models? where are pics of horses? People who come onto this site, I am sure, are not looking for pretty

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Brian

17th January 2018

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – Just A Party

Hello Siqalo

We

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Akesh Singh

17th January 2018

Farewell To A Flower

Good to see the name Dancing Champ again - a completely erased name from bloodlines these

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

17th January 2018

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – Just A Party

What were the famous last words of the captain of the Titanic ?

Full steam ahead !! ......and fcuk the icebergs.

That's

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Steve Akunor

17th January 2018

Khumalo Suspended

Honestly I can't wait to see mr.samange kumalo back to join his stable mate me. Lyle Hewitson the two are amazing riders really nice to watch them riding love them

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Steve Akunor

17th January 2018

Heads Or Tails

At the end of their racing it's really sad to say that this beautiful horses have to go to private people as pets and I think they get look after very well and sometimes some of the trainers keep them in their yard and look after them .i personally think that's what happen to them , very sensitive topic .

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Graham Martin

17th January 2018

20 For Sun Met

could'nt agree with you more, there's exactly one(1) Gr2 handicap over 1800m in the entire country in
a calender year! All the other Gr2 races are so called Conditions races where the weights are allocated on conditions and not on actual

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siqalo

17th January 2018

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – Just A Party

I think the programming at tellytrack leaves a lot to be desired.
I mean LQP is done and dusted yet you get the same old adds
Then there is the paul & james show which is repeated an entire week
I wake up early to see the previous days replays only to reruns of the same boring shows
Tellytrack is a racing channel we should see racing from all over the world.
I thought the short lived experiment of televising australian racing from about 5am was the start of greater things to

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Editor

17th January 2018

Khumalo Suspended

Recovering from

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brian

17th January 2018

Khumalo Suspended

where is Kumalo at the

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Albert X

17th January 2018

Sectional Timing – A Clock Up

The NHRA regulates. I looked at its rules. There is nothing, nada, zero, zilch in the rules.Sectional timing and devices should not be used without rules.

When you need a laugh, the NHRA should be the first regulator for a comedian to crack a joke about. Whats the difference between the NHRA and SASCOC? The answer is that the NHRA board has not been brought before a disciplinary

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AntD

17th January 2018

Grey Hasn’t Won Met for 34 Years

Being in the middle of a public shopping centre surely gives the general public opportunity to view the event. They just won't be allowed into the roped off area given my current view of the

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Ian Jayes

17th January 2018

How To Sell Racing Down The River?

All the big racedays should be stand-alone

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zimracing

17th January 2018

Heads Or Tails

And at the end of their racing career what is going to happen to these South African

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Graham Hurlstone-jones

17th January 2018

How To Sell Racing Down The River?

Anything that Justin Snaith wants is usually good thing for horse racing. The 'millions" that turn up to run on LQP and the Met day all have a chance to win black type as was shown last Saturday. That is the core mission of a trainer apart from the safety and care of the horse. Blaming one trainer is disingenuous. Trainers look after the owners interest which is in their interest ( to be the best ....champions !!), the same with all trainers, Justin said what all trainers should on behalf of owners and fellow trainers I am sure. Elusive Silva ( July favorite, that screwed the punters ) must still hurt for all concerned for a publicity stunt which is what a gallop 9 days before a grade 1 is.
It is a decision based on pragmatism and the health of the horses. I get that.
As a life long punter it is always nice to go to the course to see any meeting run even it is only 56 during the Cape season but to blame that on one trainer is not right but it is a good point you bring up. The small fields are symptomatic of a much bigger malaise and it needs to be addressed. i have no idea what is the cause or the answers but surely it cannot be

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Pops

17th January 2018

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – Just A Party

Maybe not the Titanic Molly, but surely the way of the Costa Concordia with the present NHA and Phumelela at the helm.
Like Captain Francesco Schettino Phumelela are falling off the sinking ship(horse racing)and finding themselves in a lifeboat(Sports Betting)and refusing to go back and help out on the sinking

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Editor

17th January 2018

Welcome back, Daniel

The Stipes said:

LUCKY VEIL (D Muscutt) shifted out despite Jockey D Muscutt’s attempts to straighten his mount which resulted in BURRA BOY (B Lerena) becoming cramped for galloping room and having to be eased at approximately the 250 metre

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Blake Richard

16th January 2018

Welcome back, Daniel

He nearly brought our horse Burra Boy down in the last race on Sunday at Scottsville. Dangerous riding. Best his working holiday ends and he goes back to where ever he came from

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