July 14, 2022
Tayooba wins. (JC Photos).

A determined look!

Have a close look at Tayooba’s face – is that a “determined” expression in her eye? One would say so in consideration of her first win […]
July 9, 2022
Mike's Chick.

Weekend runner comments

It won’t be easy to match the euphoria of last weekend’s Durban July extravaganza, but the mid-winter meetings at Turffontein (Saturday) and Scottsville (Sunday) have both […]
July 7, 2022
Sparkling Water. (Candiese Lenferna).

Sparkling Water will stay in training

Sparkling Water will remain in training for the 2022/3 racing season following her phenomenal success in Saturday’s G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July. Following a meeting with owner/breeder […]
July 3, 2022
Sparkling Water wins the 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July. (Candiese Lenferna).

A day of sparkling joy!

Some called it ‘the vibe’, others called it ‘the mojo’ – and it was all back after a two-year break when a boisterous crowd in excess […]
July 2, 2022
Mike with Aragosta on Friday.

It’s Durban July Day!

The Durban July, devoid of its traditional magic for the last two years due to Covid-19, is set to trigger a countrywide betting splurge as it […]
June 30, 2022

Durban July panel discussion

Here is an excellent 2022 Durban July Panel Discussion featuring Mike de Kock, Justin Snaith, SManga Khumalo and Grant van Niekerk – key players in this […]
June 27, 2022

Dr Glynn, Medicine Man

Popular SA-born veterinarian, Dr Aidan Glynn, who resides in Australia these days, with Mathew de Kock and six-year-old El Misk, a gelding by Dansili out of […]
June 24, 2022
Aragosta (nearest camera) and Safe Passage at the HJD gallops. (Candiese Lenferna).

HDJ Gallops went well

Mike de Kock was satisfied with the gallops of his Hollywoodbets Durban July runners at Greyville on Thursday morning and was also pleased to se a […]
June 22, 2022
Ready To Fly. No stress. (Candiese Lenferna).

Ready To Fly gives Benmag a proper lift-off

Neil Andrews’ Benmag Brown Syndicate enjoyed a first-class lift-off when Ready To Fly (Richard Fourie) shot 2.50-lengths clear of her rivals in a Maiden Juvenile Plate […]