News from Gary Alexander Racing Stables
Mount Laurel dug down deep to win the Grade 3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein over 1400m on 04 January 2020. Craig Zackey rode a top race to get her nose in front where it matters most. Mount Laurel is now 4 from 5 and she should keep improving as she matures. Congratulations to owners Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc, Jimmy Cook, Bob Yearham, Nigel Atherton, Clive Tavener & Suzan Louw. Mount Laurel was bred by Mauritzfontein & Wilgerbosdrift Studs.
Liberado(NZ) ran out an easy winner over the straight mile at the Vaal on Christmas Eve, he relished the soft underfoot conditions and Denis Schwarz came from near the back of the field on him to win going away. It should pay to follow Liberado(NZ) in similar conditions, he has ability and should win more races this season. Congratulations to Owners; Ralphs Racing (Pty) Ltd (Nominee Miss K Ralphs); Pravin Chetty, Adrian Giuricich; Gerald Kalil & Greg Sadie. Liberado(NZ) was bred by Caradale (Pty) Ltd, NSW, Australia
Denis Schwarz who becomes a fully-fledged jockey on 13th January 2020 rode a good race, to get Master & Man up by a short head, at the Vaal on Christmas eve. Master & Man dwelt at the start and Denis found himself further back than he wanted to be, to make matters worse they slowed the pace down to a crawl, which is not ideal for Master & Man. But Denis made up ground early in the straight on Master & Man and ultimately this move won him the race, which turned out to be a bit of a sprint to the line. This was Master & Man’s 4th win and this Await the Dawn gelding is on the up, it should pay to follow him through the season. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner & Gary Alexander. Master & Man was bred by Summerhill Stud!
After finishing two good seconds in his last two starts in Feature races, Chijmes always looked like the horse to beat in the Progress Plate at Turffontein over 1400m on 14 December 2019. He did not disappoint and was always in control to win a good contest under a good ride by apprentice Denis Schwarz. Congratulations to owners Mr & Mrs JM Ulcoq & Mr & Mrs R Napier. Chijmes was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Denis Schwarz who will be qualifying as a jockey next month, rode a smart race on The Bosbok at Turffontein on 14 December 2019. From a deep draw he got to the front and dictated matters, when asked, The Bosbok quickened well and stayed on strongly to win the 2850m trip in fluent fashion. This was The Bosbok’ s third win from 15 starts and he is developing into a nice stayer. The Bosbok was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Well ridden by champion apprentice Luke Ferraris, Seeking Gold finished well to win a competitive FM 76 race, at Turffontein over 2000m on Charity Mile Day, on 2nd November 2019. Seeking Gold is now a four-time winner. Seeking Gold races in the Gary & Dean Alexander partnership and was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Mount Laurel made it three from three after her impressive win on Saturday 19 September 2019, at Turffontein Racecourse over 1450m. It was a step up in class and distance for her, but she responded instantly when asked for an effort by leading apprentice Denis Schwarz, to win going away. Congratulations to owners Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc ( N Atherton, C Tavener & J Cook) B Yearham & Ms S Louw. Mount Laurel was bred by Wilgebosdrift Stud.
Master & Man fought back to win by half a length over 2400m at the Vaal on 10 October 2019. Jockey Warren Kennedy had him well placed throughout and they hit the front early. Master & Man started to loaf in front and was headed but he fought back to get there where it matters most. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner & Gary Alexander. Master & Man was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Ritchi shed her maiden tag over 2400m at the Vaal Racecourse on the 03 October 2019. Leading jockey Warren Kennedy rode a good race on her and hit the front late to win well. Congratulations to owners Mr & Mrs P Ramsagar, this was their first winner. Ritchi was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Chouette was rewarded for her consistency with a game win over 1200m at Turffontein on Saturday 28 September 2019. Apprentice Denis Schwarz had her well placed in the box seat and she quickened well when asked the question to hold on for the win. Congratulations to owners; Pravin Chetty, Darren Simpson and Gary Alexander. Chouette was bred by Drakenstein Stud!