News Briefs

December 30, 2020

Jockeys Association wants NHA in court

THE Jockeys Association of South Africa is in the process of launching an Urgent Court Application against the National Horseracing Authority (NHA), following the NHA’s refusal […]
December 22, 2020
Laura and Brian de Villiers, 2011. (supplied).

RIP: Laura De Villiers

WE regret to report that Laura Anne de Villiers, wife of our late co-worker and stable friend Brian de Villiers, sadly passed away on 15 December. […]
December 14, 2020

Sales season at Griffiths/De Kock

ROBBIE Griffiths and Mathew de Kock have been looking at horses this year since the moment farm visits were permitted and are excited for the upcoming […]
December 11, 2020
Frosted Gold.

Two Cape runners are fit and well

MIKE de Kock is in Cape Town to saddle Due Diligence in the Gr1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas and Frosted Gold in the Gr2 Green Point […]
November 29, 2020
Mount Pleasant, physically fine.

Mount Pleasant returned sound and well

“I’ve been scratching my head, I am battling to explain this run,” said Mike de Kock after Mount Pleasant (3-4 favourite) had finished unplaced in Saturday’s […]
November 26, 2020
La Pietra wins.

Mat’s first Melbourne winner

SOUTH African trainer Mathew de Kock celebrated his first Melbourne winner as Pierro mare La Pietra won her maiden at the seventh attempt, foiling a confident […]
November 22, 2020
Sparkling Water, easy. (JC Photos).

A bright debut from Silvano filly

SPARKLING Water made a good winning debut at Turffontein Saturday, details below: RACE 1: MAIDEN PLATE (F & M), 1450m WINNER: SPARKLING WATER PEDIGREE: 3bF Silvano […]
November 21, 2020
Anathi Feni with Push Off.

Young Feni is a lot like dad

MEET Anathi Feni, who looks after, among others, Mary Slack’s import Push Off (IRE), a fluent winner at the Vaal this week. Anathi is the son […]
November 18, 2020
Oscar Wilde ran on well. (JC Photos).

Oscar Wilde arrived late on principle

IRISH playwright Oscar Wilde said: “I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time”. His namesake arrived on the […]