No Catching Bugatti Blue

There was no catching Bugatti Blue when the seven-year-old Traffic Guard (USA) gelding romped home to win the 1900m Republic Cup (Gr3) at Borrowdale Park this afternoon. Trained by Debra Swanson and with Nobert Takawira in the irons, Bugatti Blue is owned by the Centaur Syndicate (nominee C J Danckwerts). Bred by Summerhill Stud (Pty) … Continue reading

Racing Today

The first race at Borrowdale Park today is off at 12 10, and the 1900m Republic Cup (Gr3) is at 15 35. Unfortunately, internet fibre lines were stolen in the early hours of this morning and so there can be no Borrowdale Livestream on Clocking The Gallop today.

Taking A Break

For a variety of reasons, I am taking a break from cellphones, emails, self-inflicted deadlines and web pages, so this site will be quiet for a while. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.

Another Borrowdale Cliffhanger

Outsider Empress Of Jade won the Zimbabwe Oaks today in an extremely close finish which seems to have become the norm at Borrowdale Park. Unfortunately, if one is not at the course, the limited TV coverage cannot be relied upon to ever give the actual result. Both Cutback (Schwarz) and Empress Of Jade (De Gouveia) … Continue reading

No Borrowdale Livestream Today

Unfortunately due to changing of channels Clocking The Gallop is unable to stream racing from Borrowdale Park today. Try DSTV channel 240.

Competitive Oaks Field

The delayed Zimbabwe Oaks will be run over 2000m at Borrowdale Park on Wednesday and in this small field Cutback and Tigers Eagle seem the pick. Cutback’s last four starts include a Maiden win over 1600m; then the Twice Over (GB) filly won the 1600m Guineas Trial; she ran fourth to Call The Wind in … Continue reading

True Beauty Joins Lily Blue On 99

After the running of the OK Grand Challenge (GR1) at Borrowdale on Saturday, the winner, Seven Seas, has moved from a Merit Rating of 85 to 90.  True Beauty has gone from 95 to 99, and Holy Land has moved up by two to 98. Lily Blue (fourth) remains on 99. All of Captain Of … Continue reading


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