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Majmu ruled out of Met

PUBLISHED: January 6, 2015

Mike de Kock announced on Monday evening that he will be withdrawing the stable’s champion three-year-old filly from the J&B Met, the Western Cape’s showpiece event for which she was one of the ante-post favourites, and that the race operator will be officially notified on Tuesday morning.

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Futura misses gallop, Snaith bullish as ever

PUBLISHED: January 5, 2015

Michael Clower
Futura, forced to forego his L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate prep race, also had to miss Saturday’s planned racecourse gallop. But the Champions Cup winner remains on course for Saturday’s Kenilworth showpiece.


Trainers await travel solution

PUBLISHED: January 5, 2015

David Thiselton
All options are being explored to transport the Mike de Kock-trained Pine Princess down to Cape Town in time for the Gr 1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes on Saturday, while in the meantime the state veterinary authority looks set to grant De Kock an alternative solution that will allow him to travel Alboran Sea and Majmu down in time for the Cape Flying Championship and J&B Met respectively, but he was yet to decide whether that alternative was “worthwhile.”

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Goosen gets Trip Tease to shine

PUBLISHED: January 4, 2015

David Thiselton
Vaal-based trainer Louis Goosen has worked wonders with the Zandvliet Stud-bred four-year-old Trippi gelding Trip Tease, who put his hand up as a genuine Gr 1 Computaform Sprint contender when winning the Gr 3 Lebelo Sprint over 1000m at Turffontein on Saturday, despite carrying a welter 61kg under Goosen’s famous brother-in-law Piere Strydom.

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All eyes on Legislate

PUBLISHED: January 4, 2015

David Thiselton
The Gr 1 R1 million L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate to be run at Kenilworth next weekend is now rated one of the top five horseracing events in the world due to the magnificent efforts of the sponsors over the last decade and this year there will be additional hype as it is not since the great Pocket Power that the country’s racing fraternity have been as excited about a horse as they have been about the ruling big race favourite Legislate.