June 12, 2020

Bettors are racing’s vital source of income!

IMPROVING racing for bettors benefits the entire racing ecosystem, says the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). The same simply cannot be said for other stakeholder groups in […]
June 11, 2020
Hellofaride wins at Vaal.

Callan gave Ferreira’s runner one Hellofaride

HELLOFARIDE posted his second win from seven starts in a MR68 over 1800m at the Vaal on Monday, and Mike de Kock was impressed with Callan […]
June 8, 2020
Hellofaride, Race 6.

Voice notes, Vaal Monday

HERE are Mike de Kock’s voice notes for the Vaal meeting on Monday, 8 June: APPLE USERS, TRY BROWSERS OTHER THAN SAFARI. RACE 1: RACE 2: […]
June 7, 2020
Mount Pleasant (orange cap).

Mount Pleasant knuckles down

THERE was talk for a number of runners in a competitive Juvenile Plate over 1100m at Turffontein Saturday, including Mike de Kock’s first-timer Mount Pleasant (AUS, […]
June 6, 2020
Hawwaam wins Horse Chestnut Stakes. (JC Photos).

Hawwaam, no sweat!

HAWWAAM (Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes) and Summer Pudding (Gr2 SA Oaks/Triple Tiara) gave breeders Wilgerbosdrift-Mauritzfontein a terrific feature double on Derby Day, courtesy of Maine Chance’s […]
June 6, 2020

Interview package, Derby Day

MIKE de Kock discusses the stable’s runners on SA Derby day in an interview package sponsored by Interbet, and compiled by Andrew Bon.
June 4, 2020
Risk Taker. (JC Photos).

Vaal runner comments, Thursday

HERE are Mike de Kock’s voice notes for the Vaal meeting on Thursday, 4 June: RACE 1: RACE2: RACE 3: RACE 6: RACE 7: RACE 8:
June 2, 2020
Alicante (nearest camera).

Mdk’s Tuesday runner comments

MIKE de Kock has provided voice notes on his Vaal runners today (Tuesday 2 June, as below): APPLE USERS PLSE USE CHROME BROWSER, NOT SAFARI RACE […]
May 29, 2020

Mdk Staff Profiles # 9: ‘Shorty’ Feni

Mdk Staff Profiles # 9: Lindele Feni NAME Lindele “Shorty” Feni.  I am 37 years old and was born in Mtata, Transkei. FAMILY I am married […]