November 13, 2023
Silver Sanctuary finished hard and won well. (JC Photos).

Silver Sanctuary gets first serving of Summer Pudding

It’s been twelve years since Mike de Kock saddled Igugu to wear the champion trainer’s only SA Triple Tiara crown, reports SPORTING POST. On Sunday we […]
February 4, 2023
Good Queen Bess.

Runner comments for Guineas Day

Mike de Kock, who has travelled from Johannesburg To Cape Town several times in the last three months to oversee his small Cape championship string, has […]
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 […]
December 24, 2022
All the shades of her ancestors. Bonete (left) stayed on gamely to beat Pragmatist. (JC Photos).

It remains: ‘All in the blood’

We’ve written many times in the last 16-odd years about the diminutive grey champion mare Ilha Da Vitoria (died 2016) and her offspring, using the headline, […]
October 21, 2022
Bonete, bright prospect.

Bonete’s an exciting prospect

Mary Slack’s Bonete made her well-anticipated debut in a Maiden Plate over 1450m at the Vaal on Thursday and doddled it by 4.75-lengths. The good-looking three-year-old […]