March 18, 2023

4Racing’s major transformation initiative

Horseracing operator 4Racing has started the historic roll-out of a major Transformation Initiative to improve the working conditions and welfare of Grooms, including the upgrading of […]
March 6, 2023
Lot 98, Written Tycoon filly.

Partners invited in Mdk’s Australian buys

Mike de Kock has acquired two prime lots at the 2023 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, and he’s inviting partners to take up shares with himself and […]
March 4, 2023

We don’t need a crystal ball!

We don’t need a crystal ball to predict a career in horseracing for this active toddler! It’s none other than Liam de Kock, getting familiar with […]
March 3, 2023
Sharapova (far side), fought hard to win. (JC Photos).

Sharapova bravely avoids tie-break

Sharapova had to dig deep to win her Maiden over 1450m at Turffontein’s inside track on Thursday and she did so admirably, holding off the gelding […]
February 27, 2023
Clafoutis (red cap), produced a storming finish. (JC Photos).

Clafoutis – no surprise at all!

All the right factors came together for Clafoutis in Sunday’s G3 Acacia Handicap over 1600m. This was her favourite course and distance; her rating had come […]
February 24, 2023
Destiny of Souls, strode clear.

A midweek double for ASSM

Arun Chadha and Warne Rippon are well invested in racing – also with their hearts – and we were pleased to put two winners on the […]
February 20, 2023

Welcome, baby Owen!

Mike and Diane de Kock are grandparents for a second time. Baby Owen Clancy Ludvigson was born to Kirsten and husband Clancy Ludvigson on 17 February […]
February 18, 2023

Stakes hike for KZN Champions Season

The SA Champion Season is just around the corner and what a humdinger it should be this year, especially in the three-year-old category. Gold Circle is […]
February 5, 2023
Mike's appreciation for that Richard Fourie ride shows in the winner's box. (JC Photos).

Good Queen Bess gets there under good ride

Three factors contributed to Good Queen Bess’ MR Handicap win over 1160m on Guineas Day at Turffontein: She runs well fresh; Mike’s fitting her with blinkers […]