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June 1, 2021

JEVS Study: The mental health of racehorse trainers

Much has been written (and done), about the mental health of jockeys, who have to endure lives of constant pressure, dieting and danger in attempts to […]
May 29, 2021
Soqrat, stands at Sandown Stud.

Soqrat’s family popular at Shadwell dispersal

Over the past few weeks in Australia, the Shadwell Stud Unreserved Dispersal Sales have been occurring, and it’s seen the sale of some of the Sandown […]
May 25, 2021
Arnold Hyde, NHA.

Mdk Blog: Another costly week for the NHA!

MIKE DE KOCK’S BLOG, 25 MAY 2021 South African racing has had to endure another costly week under the National Horseracing Authority in a time when […]
May 17, 2021

Of Kings and… cabbages

There is a famous poem by Lewis Carroll called ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’, writes ROBERT BLOOMBERG in Sporting Post. One of the verses reads: “The […]
May 15, 2021
BetXS terminals in Ireland.

What does the ideal betting shop look like?

Can you remember when last you visited a CD store? Nor can we, because they’ve all but disappeared in the last six, seven-odd years. Digital technology […]
May 8, 2021

Off the mark for Lady Laidlaw

We were privileged at Turffontein Thursday to have our first winner for Lady Christine Laidlaw’s Khaya stables – Archer’s Girl winning her Maiden in game fashion […]
May 2, 2021

Malmoos to take a break

Malmoos will be withdrawn from the 2021 Durban July nominations on Monday, said Mike de Kock following the Triple Crown winner’s lacklustre run in Saturday’s G1 […]
May 1, 2021
Malmoos, perfect prep.

Bring on the race!

Malmoos has enjoyed an excellent preparation and Mike de Kock said on Saturday morning the colt is ready for his much-anticipated clash with older stars Summer […]
April 28, 2021
Masaaken wins under a polished ride from Chamu Mabaya. (JC Photos).

King Of Orange gets first win in Mdk yard

THREE-year-old filly Masaaken (Chamu Mabaya up) gave Amsterdam-based owner Andre van Schaik his first winner in the De Kock stable, and we’re all happy for the […]