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August 4, 2020
Mathew, happy in Oz.

Mat, Down Under

MATHEW De Kock made the decision to emigrate to Australia last year. He departed for Melbourne in March 2020 with his girlfriend Monique Mansour in search […]
July 31, 2020
Kelvin and Angie Haarhoff on their wedding day in 2019.

We’ll never forget you, Kel!

THE TBA Sales Complex at its 2020 renewal today is empty, not the same without Kelvin Haarhoff, our wonderful friend who passed away on Thursday. Kelvin […]
July 29, 2020
Moments Like This, a quick winner for Tommy Shawe. (JC Photos).

Smart debuts at Turffontein

THE stable had two good debut winners at Turffontein on July Day: RACE 1: JUVENILE PLATE, 1160m WINNER:  FOREVER MINE, 2bg by Vercingetorix x Amazing Grace […]
July 25, 2020

Mike on Soqrat, VDJ

MIKE de Kock speaks to Andrew Bon about Soqrat and other runners in Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July.
July 23, 2020
Hawwaam, on his way.

Mdk interview with Laura King

MIKE de Kock speaks to Dubai Racing Channel’s Laura King about Soqrat’s chances in the Durban July , Hawwaam’s export plans, the export situation and changing […]
July 21, 2020
Randall Simons rides Var and Away.

Vaal Tuesday 21/07: Voice notes

HERE are Mike’s voice notes for four decent runners at the Vaal today: RACE 3: MdkVl2107R3 RACE 4: mdkVl2107R4 RACE 5: MdkvL2107R5 RACE 6: MdkVl2107R6   […]
July 16, 2020
Soqrat, soon to stud.

Multiple Gr1 winner Soqrat to stud after VDJ

ONE of the very best of his generation, the Australian-bred treble Gr1 winner Soqrat is set for a swansong appearance in Africa’s greatest horseracing event, the […]
July 11, 2020
I Am The Secret as a yearling.

De Kock and partners have a Lingfield runner

MIKE de Kock and partners Michael Holding and Jehan Malherbe own a South African-bred making its debut in Race 3 over 1200m at Lingfield, UK, on […]
July 8, 2020
Mathew de Kock, on the balcony at Robbie Griffiths' stable in Cranbourne.

Mathew is putting shoulder to the wheel

MOVING  to a new country in the midst of a global pandemic could have derailed Mat de Kock’s plans to set up his own training operation […]