Tribute to Lance Wiid
Former Highveld trainer Lance Wiid died on Wednesday night May 13th. He was 47.
Wiid, a son of the late Derreck Wiid who was part of the team that established Phumelela, trained from a private farm in Henley-On-Klip and gave up his trainer’s license last year after 16 years in the game. His final winner came on 2 February, Tuscon Dream.
Lance’s finest accomplishment during his training career was his handling of King’s Gambit, winner of the SA Classic and SA Derby in 2008, and he also won the Grade 3 Jubilee Handicap and Listed Drum Star Handicap with Captain Corageous.
He is survived by his widow, Kerry-Ann, son Declan and mother Anne.
Investec Derby - 6 June 2015
Touted as "The Greatest Flat Race in the World".See the current field selection
Piere Striker Strydom has now ridden over 5000 winners
It's now official. Piere Striker Strydom has now ridden over 5000 winners in SOUTH AFRICA. This milestone was reached at the Vaal Racecourse in race 1 with his mount ALLEGORICAL for trainer Lucky Houdalakis.
Bidvest Kentucky Derby Review
Brian Joffe in collaboration with Tellytrack and racing international gave South African viewers the opportunity to view the 141st running of the greatest racing in America.
"This is a great horse. I like how he was tested down the stretch by Firing Line and responded well," said Adam Hoge. "He was clearly the better horse than Dortmund, who I liked more going into the race. But (American Pharoah's) got a chance. I know we say it every year but the word coming into this race this year was that these two horses - Dortmund and American Pharoah - really, the best duo that a trainer has had going into the Triple Crown. And whoever came out of it is going to have a chance, and I like him going forward."
New on Formgrids: WATCH LIVE RACING
Enjoy watching everyday South African racingWatch Now
So how good is PROSPECT STRIKE
PROSPECT STRIKE 2g
Toreador (IRE) - Prospect Fever (USA) by Mr Prospector (USA)
Owner: Messrs K A Haug, G L Blank & L M Nestadt
Breeder: Tawny Syndicate
Trainer: D Zaki
Well done boys seems you have a good one hereSee Length Behind
Charity Turf Challenge 2015
Once again it is time for the Gold Circle Charity Turf Challenge brought to you by Racing South Africa.
Get details of the competition at: http://www.racingsouthafrica.co.za/view_page.aspx?ID=82Watch this video for an overview
Video tutorials and tips on how to use Formgrids...
In addition to our own help system, do not forget that there has been a tremendous number of videos produced by John Sweet. We do not currently have an index of all of them. But a click on the link below should list them on YouTube.See videos produced by John Sweet on YouTube