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Ready To Run Sale 2014

The Verdict Is Out: "AS CHARGED"

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The Verdict Is Out: "AS CHARGED"

On a day attended by the former Premier of KZN and the current Treasurer-General of the ruling party, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, as well as a good spread of the nation’s biggest-hitters, the whole gathering enthusiastically, and at times vociferously, voted to put their fancies on the board.

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If you want a ticket, you know where to get it

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If you want a ticket, you know where to get it

It's Gallops Day today, and there’s a reason so many of the country’s biggest-hitters are mooching around the stable yards here at Summerhill. The biggest owners in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KZN are all part of a racing brigade that’s flown, bussed or driven into the Mooi River precinct for this morning’s fireworks.

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What Makes The Ready To Run Gallops so Unique?

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What Makes The Ready To Run Gallops so Unique?

Each horse is eligible for the 2015 renewal of the world's richest Ready To Run sales race, the Emperor's Palace Ready To Run Cup, with a stake of R2.5million. While we've ensured that the 2014 version carries the richest prize money in African history, the odds of getting a run next year are twice as good, with half the number catalogued.

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You Be The Judge

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You Be The Judge

For eight years now, we've had some of the nation's top racing personalities judging our gallops. This year, we bring a new dimension to the judging.

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The Richest 85 Seconds In Sport

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The Richest 85 Seconds In Sport

When David Mollett commented in his Business Day column a few weeks back, that we'd made a few waves in our time and that our announcement of a R3.85milliion prize for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup in 2014, eclipsing all previous African records, was in the nature of a tsunami, we took it as a compliment.

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There's A Horse For Everyone At Our Ready To Run

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There's A Horse For Everyone At Our Ready To Run

No Worries demolished the Johannesburg Spring Challenge (Gr.2) field, and Tomorrow’s Miss trotted up in the Emerald Casino Fillies’ Stakes (Listed) to become the 56th and 57th Stakes-winners from our Ready To Run programme since the inception of the “Cup”.

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No Worries Blitzes Joburg Spring Challenge

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No Worries Blitzes Joburg Spring Challenge

Despite mixing it with the best over the past two seasons, full black type has eluded No Worries, however the KwaZulu-Natal visitor finally put the record straight with a gutsy victory in the Grade 2 Joburg Spring Challenge Saturday at Turffontein.

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Galileo Denied: Igugu Upheld

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Galileo Denied: Igugu Upheld

If you've never raced at Longchamp or Chantilly, you should do it: if our sport can ever be described as 'genteel”, it's the French flavour at these two courses, that makes it so. From a purists perspective, the only thing that detracts from the delirium of a day at the French races, is their objection rule.

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No Worries for Sharks, Springboks and Buffaloes

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No Worries for Sharks, Springboks and Buffaloes

You might have thought from the heading that this was aimed at conserving the last of a dying species, but it isn’t. It’s a celebration of local, provincial and national highlights from the weekend’s sports, and since our readers come here principally for news of the gee gees, let’s cut to the chase.

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