Draws will be important at Scottsville!

Draws will be important at Scottsville!

There are four Grade One races at Scottsville on Sunday and if you manage to catch the exotics on the day you’ll be wearing a huge smile behind your mask when you go to the bank on Monday, writes Gary Lemke. All four races are run over 1200m and punters need to keep...
Daily News can shed light on July picture

Daily News can shed light on July picture

We’ve arrived at the business end of the season, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming. Although the Cape has the Cape Town Met as its highlight, and Gauteng has the Summer Cup, it’s the Vodacom Durban July which is the real jewel in the racing crown. Although we’re in the...
Rain an omen for Kenilworth feature?

Rain an omen for Kenilworth feature?

In this column before we’ve highlighted the role of the jockey in racing and also paid tribute to some of the men and women in the saddle. Although this week isn’t about the riders, we need to acknowledge the passing of Nooresh Juglall, who was involved in a tragic...
Belgarion starts his July campaign

Belgarion starts his July campaign

The first of the really big Vodacom Durban July big guns flexes his muscles this weekend on KZN turf and the outcome will have an effect on the betting when it re-adjusts in the days afterwards. It’s the World Sports Betting 1900, a Grade 2 event over 1900m at...
Cape form standing up well

Cape form standing up well

Last weekend we were given a taste of what to expect this coming KwaZulu-Natal season when Greyville hosted both Grade 2 three-year-old Guineas. As readers of this column will know, my opinion is unshakeable that the standard and depth of Cape racing is the strongest...
Summer Pudding the main course

Summer Pudding the main course

There’s real quality on display at the Champions Day on Saturday, which brings the curtain down on the Gauteng racing season. The main event has produced a mouth-watering situation whereby it sees three of the top four in the ante-post betting for the Vodacom Durban...