trainer Brett Warren had two long shot winners and one good second from three runners, both his winners received some support and shortened slightly in the betting.
Trainer Sean Tarry scored a double with three years olds YANKEE CAPTAIN and OLD EM.
Trainer St John D Gray won the second race with LAST CHIRP holding off the heavily supported first timer MALEFICENT trained by Alex Laird who then won the forth race by 4.5l with RESOLUTE CAPTAIN.
Trainer C Binda and Dreamstar Racing won the third with the Aus bred SEKONJALO (AUS)
Trainer Stanley Ferreira's charge SALUTE THE SUN won the seventh.
Trainer Steve Moffatt ended the day with three year old filly RARING TO GO winning after being supported in from 12/1 to 6/1 see days results
LEBANESE TRACTOR 2f Warm White Night - Rosette by National Emblem
Owners: Messrs M J, M L & M P Sham, Hyperpaint Syndicate (Nom: Mr G T Peter) & Klawervlei Stud (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr J P Koster)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: P A Peter
Next race: 2016-04-28 at VaalSee Race 2 Thursday28 Apr 2016
The Hong Kong Licensing Committee has granted Gavin Lerena an extension of Club Jockey’s license until the end of the current season.
Jockey Andrew Fortune landed another double at Turffontein yesterday, this makes it four winners and three 2nds out of 10 rides at the last two Turffontein meetings, and in total 7 winners since his return to race riding 5 days ago.
Andrew Fortune wasted no time in chalking up the winners with two on his first day back.
Andy returned to race riding after a six week break due to an injury.
INARA won the Grade 1 EMPRESS CLUB STAKES WFA race for visiting trainer Mike Bass with his traveling jockey Grant Van Niekerk up. SENSIBLE LOVER (AUS) ridden by Marwing could not get to INARA and finished second.
The De Kock yard took the SPOOK EXPRESS HANDICAP (Listed) with 4 year old filly THE CENTENARY (NZ) ridden by Randall Simons.
RABADA won the 9th race a PROGRESS PLATE for the Azzie yard under a vigorous ride from jockey Marcus.
Trainer Tarry won the first two races with impressive first timers RIGHTFUL KING and MYFUNNYVALENTINE, he followed up with CARRY ON ALICE in the 5th.
Trainer J A Janse van Vuuren won the 3rd with the 4 year old ROCK ON and his ex boss Geoff Woodruff won the 4th with MASTER SWITCH.
Trainer L W Goosen won the 6th race with the 4 year old colt VINCENTE after stable companion DOING IT FOR DAN got left.
VICTOR'S CASTLE won the last for owners Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins and trainer Leon Erasmus.
The 2015 S A DERBY consisted of 14 runners who had won 28 races between them.
The 14 runners have since won another 13 races between them. 7 of the wins were by the first 4 placers.
Others to win were SAVE THE RHINO (O A Ferraris) won 2, SUN ON AFRICA (G H Van Zyl) won 1, DIESEL JET (E Verdonese) won 2 and SCENT (O A Ferraris) won 1
The winner of the S A DERBY LEGAL EAGLE came into the race as a 2x winner thereafter LEGAL EAGLE having his second run as a 4 year old went on to win the QUEEN'S PLATE (WFA) (Grade 1) beating the DURBAN JULY (Grade 1) winner LEGISLATE by 1.50, next LEGAL EAGLE was runner up in the J&B MET (Grade 1) beaten 3.50 by the Alex Laird trained star filly SMART CALL,
LEGAL EAGLE then won the HORSE CHESTNUT STAKES (WFA) (Grade 1) beating CAPTAIN AMERICA by 3.50
The Mike Azzie trained DEPUTY JUD was also a 2x winner coming into the S A DERBY and prior to this in the SEA COTTAGE STAKES (Listed) he had finished 2nd to ERTIJAAL (AUS) and the 4th placed horse in the race was FRENCH NAVY, the S A DERBY result franked that form.
DEPUTY JUD has since run 3x as a 4 year old and won once.
FRENCH NAVY had finished 2nd to HARRY'S SON (AUS) in the 1st leg and had won the 2nd leg of the triple crown and started fav in the S A DERBY,
FRENCH NAVY like LEGAL EAGLE was trained by S G Tarry.
Thereafter FRENCH NAVY went on to win the DAILY NEWS 2000 (Grade 1) and as a 4 year old ran 3rd in the SUMMER CUP (Grade 1) 0.60 behind the Woodruff trained MASTER SABINA.
ERTIJAAL (AUS) the De Kock trained 3 year old had won 4 out of 5 starts coming into the S A DERBY.See S A DERBY 2015
ERTIJAAL (AUS) went on to finish 2nd in the DAILY NEWS 2000 (Grade 1) 1.25 behind FRENCH NAVY and thereafter went to race abroad