RACING UPDATE

In light of the guidelines and restrictions regarding public gatherings as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday 15 March to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, Kenilworth Racing, Gold Circle, …

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KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER DIES

War Emblem, the winner of the 2002 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1), has died at age 21, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center announced March 11. War Emblem, who had been pensioned at Old …

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152 stakes winners for Deep Impact

The late, great Deep Impact (sire of Mauritzfontein’s exciting G1 winning sire Danon Platina) made headlines this weekend, when the Sakae Kunieda-trained Satono Flag (3 c ex Balada Sale by Not For Sale) won Sunday’s …

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SOUMILLON SMASHES RECORD

Christophe Soumillon became the most successful jockey in French history at Compiegne on Wednesday. Soumillon, 38, won his 3315th race in France aboard the Aga Khan-owned Valeya in a 2400-metre four-year-old conditions race, surpassing the …

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FIRST MARES IN FOAL TO WALDGEIST

Last year’s G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Waldgeist has had his first two mares covered both scanned in foal. Those mares are Group 3 producer Bayja and the maiden mare G3 Prix Vanteaux winner …

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MIDDLE PARK STAKES WINNER DIES

Bahamian Bounty, winner of the 1996 G1 Middle Park Stakes, has died. A son of Cadeaux Genereux, Bahamian Bounty won the Group 1 Prix Morny on only his third start, defeating subsequently successful sire Zamindar. …

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