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MEET SIR SMILEY

By Robyn Louw Callan Murray (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography) South Africa’s Callan Murray, recently named as an emerging talent and predicted as ‘set for global stardom’ by the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, seems to be fulfilling the prophecy with an invitation to join … Continue reading

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SRI LANKA: THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE WORLD’S RICHEST HORSE RACE AND GREATEST RIDE IN THE WORLD?

By Frank Lee Trillington It has been in the works for three years, but now with the soon-to-be opening in Colombo, Sri Lanka of the Sapphire Sri Lanka Gemstone Racing Club (SSLGRC) it’s all systems go with such ambitious plans … Continue reading

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South African Influence on Hong Kong Racing: The Journey Continues

By Hans Ebert When Richard Fourie, Douglas Whyte and Karis Teetan rode their winners at Shatin on Sunday- four in all with Fourie taking out the feature event- the Sa Sa Ladies Purse on Top Act- they were carrying on … Continue reading

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BRANDS AND THE BRANDING OF HORSE RACING

“I can’t believe that. That’s not Joao. Joao is not a confrontational person.” Zac Purton was standing up for his friend Joao Moreira regarding another of those racing rumours started by the usual posse of petty ankle biters who supposedly … Continue reading

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THE CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES ISSUE

RACING MINISTER FLEXES HIS MUSCLES. NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant, below, should be commended for ensuring that the Provincial and Country sectors of NSW racing will not continue to be forgotten in the indecently hasty scramble to make the Championships … Continue reading

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THE HKJC: RACING AND SO MUCH MORE

There were a few telling quotes after Hong Kong Champions Mile Day where we saw South Africa’s Variety Club, ridden by Anton Marcus and trained by the great Mike De Kock, bitchslap his rivals in the big race by giving … Continue reading

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