News Briefs

January 26, 2023
Lushozi Shoop, won with authority.

One for Lushozi!

Three-year-old Lushozi Shoop had plenty of friends in the betting market before her debut over 1160m at Turffontein on Thursday and she raced sensibly to a […]
January 21, 2023
Bonete, Sea Cottage Stakes.

Weekend runner comments

Sharapova left Mike de Kock, and a host of supporters, disappointed when three weeks ago she played up the start of a Maiden Plate over 1200m […]
January 16, 2023
Humdinger, Race 4.

Monday runner comments

Here are Mike de Kock’s notes on the stable’s five charges competing at Turffontein on Monday, 16 January, brought to you by Betway. Well-bred Marquez, unplaced […]
January 9, 2023

After-party Trifecta

If you took a box Trifecta on S’Manga Khumalo, Christophe Soumillon and Johnny Geroudis enjoying the Kings Plate after-party at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth, you’d have won. But […]
December 31, 2022

Runner comments, Saturday & Monday

FROM THE BETWAY INSIDER’S BLOG: Mike de Kock’s Sharapova looks ready to win her Maiden in Race 2 over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday – at […]
December 3, 2022
Iphiko, Southern Cross Stakes.

Saturday runner comments

The first five runners from Mike de Kock’s stable have arrived in Cape Town for their campaigns during the Cape Summer Festival of Racing. Sparkling Water, […]
November 28, 2022
Union Square, great family blood. (Candiese Lenferna).

A proper family affair!

Three-year-old Union Square, Saturday’s impressive G2 Jonnsons Workwear Dingaans winner, has an interesting family history. His granddam is Front House (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells, bought for […]
November 26, 2022
Union Square, good run expected.

Runner comments, Betway Summer Cup Day

The much-anticipated G1 Betway Summer Cup is finally here – a bumper crowd is expected at Turffontein on Saturday for a quality 10 race programme with […]
November 25, 2022
Nic Jonnson.

To Summer Cup sponsors: Thank you!

“Ahead of the G1 Betway Summer Cup, I’d like to personally thank Betway for raising the bar with their sponsorship of the big day tomorrow, they […]