Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren won the two feature races at Turffontein on Saturday with CTS buys Mardi Gras (Gr2 Senor Santa Stakes, 7-1) and Divine Odyssey (Listed Drum Star Handicap, 28-1).
DYNASTY, South Africa’s multiple champion stallion, has succumbed to illness following a recent operation for colic. He was 19 years old.
Princess Posh, by Ridgemont Highlands sire Canford Cliffs, has given local trainer Kris Lees his first win in the Group Three Newmarket at Newcastle, a day before he saddles three horses in the Group One race with the same name at Flemington.
Ace runner Horse Of Fortune, the CTS graduate formerly known as Strongman, has been retired after his win in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy over 1500m last Sunday.
ANTON Marcus said he got the ride on Return Flight in Saturday’s R1.25-million SA Fillies Classic, “by default”, and joked that it was always nice to see Sean Tarry’s name appearing on his cell phone. A call from Tarry means there is a good ride coming!
Hawwaam hammered his rivals in the Grade 1 SA Classic at Turffontein, cruising in by 5.75 lengths at the end of the 1800m contest.