Union Square

December 19, 2022
Charles Dickens, fulfilling great expectations.

Charles Dickens gave us a reality check

Saturday’s G1 Cape Guineas was a bit of a reality check in that we know now that the Cape-based three-year-olds are significantly better than their counterparts […]
December 17, 2022
Shoemaker, well drawn.

Guineas day: We’re here to compete!

It’s Guineas Day at Kenilworth  and the pundits at Cape Racing are siding with their local stars, Charles Dickens and Cousin Casey, to fight it out, […]
December 13, 2022
Union Square.

Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas field

A quality field of 15 will go to post for Saturday’s R2 million Hollywoodbets Gr1 Cape Guineas to be run at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. The 2022 Hollywoodbets […]
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 (Randall Simons), holds off Shoemaker in the Dingaans. (JC Photos).

Two winners and close in Cup

Mike de Kock got oh-so-close to winning his 10th Summer Cup on Saturday when Safe Passage was outrun by Puerto Manzano in the closing stages of […]
November 1, 2022
Shoemaker (blue sleeves), proved his ability. (JC Photos).

Good runs from our feature prospects

The stable came away with a second place, a third and three fourths at Saturday’s Allied Steelrode Charity Meeting – most of our runners put in […]
April 30, 2022
Shoemaker (Race 1).

Champions Day runner comments

Mike de Kock believes Sparkling Water poses a threat to odds-on favourite Kommetdieding in Saturday’s R2-million G1 Premier’s Champion Challenge over 2000m on a feature-packed Champions […]
March 13, 2022
Union Square, good sort in the making. (JC Photos).

Of East Coast and Union Square

We had two impressive Juvenile winners this week – East Coast and Union Square -both with a scope and improvement to come. East Coast, in his […]
March 12, 2022
Masaaken, big heart. (JC Photos).

Our runners at Turffontein today

Mike de Kock has had to withdraw Motown Magic (temperature) and Run As One (lame) from today’s Derby Trial, but is expecting a good day at […]