Under a polished ride from leading jockey Gavin Lerena, Casino shed her maiden tag in good style at the Vaal over 2400m on Thursday 23 November 2017. Congratulations to the Love Racing One Syndicate(Nominee Ashleigh Hughes). Casino was bred by Bosworth Stud!
Leading workrider Sam Mosia, showed why he is at the top of the pile in the workrider series. He rode a well judged race to get Aerobatic in front where it matters most, in so doing she shed her maiden tag at Turffontein on Sunday 19 November 2017. Congratulations to the owners; Marge, Duncan & Julie Alexander; Darren Simpson & Adrian Giuricich. Aerobatic was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Unagi made it back to back wins, this time over 1800m, a distance he tried for the first time at the Vaal on the 11 November 2017. Unagi is now a six time winner, and the son of Admire Main is on the up. Jockey Craig Zackey rode a copy book race, he placed him in the box seat and then produced him at the right time to win comfortably. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner, Pravin Chetty, Greg Sadie & Darren Simpson. Unagi was bred by Summerhill Stud!
King & Empire came from off the pace under a top ride by leading apprentice Lyle Hewitson to grab the spoils in the shadow of the post, over 1400m at Turffontein on the 31 October 2017. This was King & Empire’s fourth victory and there may be more to come from this son of Brave Tin Soldier. Congratulations to owners; Adrian Giuricich; Mark Francis : Dereck Michael & Dean Alexander. King & Empire was bred by Summerhill Stud
After his facile win at Turffontein over 1600m on Saturday 21 October 2017 shouldering 61.5Kg. They may just name a hurricane after him, “Unagi”, made a talented field look ordinary when he quickened away in the final 300m to go onto win by almost three lengths at the line. Well ridden by former South African Champion jockey, Gavin Lerena, he had Unagi close to the pace and made his move early in the straight to go on and win a good contest. Unagi has a distinct liking for this course and distance and should be followed when racing over 1600m on the inside track at Turffontein. Congratulations to the owners Bruce & Jo Gardner, Pravin Chetty, Greg Sadie & Darren Simpson. Unagi a son of Admire Main was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Champion South African apprentice Lyle Hewitson, timed his run on Fish River Canyon to perfection, to get her in front at the line to win a competitive MR 68 Fillies & Mares Handicap over 1600m at Turffontein on 19 September 2017. Fish River Canyon is back in form and could follow up in a similar race soon. Congratulations to owner Hylton Odendaal and his family! Fish River Canyon was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Jockey Callan Murray rode a good race to get Musette to finish well and he got up her up where it matters most to win a competitive fillies race at the Vaal on 31 August 2017 over 1700m. There could be more to come from this daughter of Golden Sword this season. Congratulations to owners, Bruce & Jo Gardner, Tessa, Laurence & Jarryd Wernars and Greg Sadie
Seeking Gold produced a powerful finish to win well under a good ride by Keegan De Melo over 2400m at the Vaal Racecourse on 31 August 2017. She is back to her best and it may pay to follow her this season. Congratulations to owner Hylton Odendaal. Seeking Gold was bred by Summerhill Stud.