It’s always a slight concern taking young horses to the Vaal Racecourse for the first time to race. You can never really be certain how they are going to handle the trip and how it will affect their performance. It was no problem for Kimberley Green she took it all in her stride and produced a powerful finish to win a competitive maiden 1450m on Thursday 27 December 2018. Denis Schwarz got her in the box seat from the start and was just biding his time behind the front runners. She responded instantly when he asked her for an effort and she ran on well to win a good contest. Congratulations to owners Anthony Joannides, Greg Sadie, Kirk Michael, Mark Wright & Gary Alexander. Kimberley Green was bred by Maine Chance Farms!
Apprentice Denis Schwarz rode a well judged race on The Bosbok. He took him to the lead from the start and timed it beautifully to keep him going to win a good race over 2450m at Turffontein on 17 December 2018. The manner in which The Bosbok won suggests he should have more wins in him this season. The Bosbok was bred by Summerhill stud.
Chijmes had it all to do in a competitive assessment plate over 1600m at Turffontein on 11 December 2018. Apprentice Denis Schwarz opted to lead on Chijmes and rode a well judged race to keep the favourite at bay and win a good race. Chijmes is a progressive type and there should be more to come from him this season. Congratulations to owners: Jean Marc & Clotilde Ulcoq and Ronnie & Bev Napier. Chijmes was bred by Summerhill stud.
Cold Cash showed what she is capable of at Turffontein over 1800m on 11 December 2018, and proved that her last run was all wrong. Well ridden by apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had her just off the leaders turning for home and she produced a sustained run to the line to beat the favourite going away. This was Cold Cash’s fourth win and there is more to come from her this season. Congratulations to owners Messrs L & J Wernars, A Joannides, A Giuricich and Miss J Alexander. Cold Cash was bred by Summerhill Stud.
It has taken him a while, but Power of Place brought his work to the course at the Vaal yesterday. In so doing he comfortably shed his maiden tag, another top ride by Apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had Power of Place just off the leading pack and produced him perfectly to take control of the 1200m contest in the final furlong. Power of Place has always shown he has ability and he may well go on from here. Congratulations to owners Drakenstein Stud(Nom: Mrs G Rupert), L & J Wernars and B & J Gardner and G Alexander. Power of Place was bred by Drakenstein Stud.
Banana Republic always showed a distinct liking for the Turffontein inside Course. It came as no surprise when she easily accounted for a moderate maiden field at Turffontein over 1200m on 17 November 2018. Well handled by apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had her well placed throughout and made his run at the right time to win going away. Congratulations to owners, G Alexander & Suzan Louw. Banana Republic was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Black Friday Special
Twelve months free stabling & training fees.
From 01 December 2018 until 30 November 2019.
Just Kidding is a 2 year old unraced filly, from the proven family of Equus champion “Icy Air” and more recently “Brand New Cadillac”. She was purchased at the recent Emperor’s Palace BSA Ready to Run Sale held at Gosforth Park, by Gary Alexander, for R160 000(ex Vat). Gary’s comments on this filly is that she is big strong, well balanced and athletic and one of his top picks at the sale.
A once off payment of R 17000(ex Vat) for a ten percent share in this beautifully bred filly, that is legible for the Ready to Run Cup at Turffontein in November 2019. This is for the cost of the share in the filly and the entry fee for the 2019 Ready to Run Cup. This payment includes twelve months free stabling and training fees, from 01 December 2018 until 01 November 2019.
Master & Man powered home to get the better of the favourite in a ding dong finish, on Thursday night at Turffontein over 1600m, on the 15 November 2018. Another good ride by apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had Master & Man well placed from the start and produced him at the right time to get him home by a head at the line under a strong ride. Master & Man will be better over further and it may pay to follow him through the season. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner and Gary Alexander. Master & Man was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Ration My Passion(NZ) was headed 300m out, but fought back and went on strongly under a top ride from apprentice Denis Schwarz, to shed her maiden tag over 2400m, at the Vaal on 13 November 2018. She is a progressive type and it should pay to follow her over marathon trips. Congratulations to owners Laurence & Jaryd Wernars, Anthony Joannides, Greg Sadie, Bruce & Jo Gardner. Ration My Passion(NZ) was bred by Cambridge Stud.
Odd Rob was in good form at Turffontein on 18 October 2018, he easily accounted for competitive field over 2600m, to record his sixth victory. Apprentice Denis Schwarz rode a copy book race and had it won half way up the straight. Congratulations to owners Mrs M Jeffery & Mr S Jeffery. Odd Rob was bred by Bosworth Farm Stud.