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One Certainty In This Disappointing Year

This has been a disappointing year with enforced racing breaks, thanks to COVID-19, and constant changes.  However, one thing is certain.  Come what may the 2020/21 racing season in Southern Africa will end on the 31st July. On 1st August all Thoroughbred horses foaled in the Southern Hemisphere officially become one year older. If the … Continue reading

Sunday’s Borrowdale Meeting Abandoned

The Mashonaland Turf Club has advised that they were unable to get the necessary clearances by the deadline on Tuesday, and therefore the race meeting scheduled for Sunday, July 18, has been abandoned. With regard to the meeting to be held on the 31st of July 2021, a decision will be made in due course.

Running For Johnny

Seven of Zimbabwe’s top middle-distance horses will line up for the 1700m Johnny Dardagan Pinnacle Plate 100 at Borrowdale Park this Friday. Sadly, Mr Dardagan passed away in Cape Town recently and he will be particularly remembered by family and friends at this race meeting, which we will all be watching from home. In this … Continue reading

Another Successful Day For Terzi Yards

The Gokhan Terzi yards hit the high spots again at Borrowdale Park on Wednesday, winning five of the seven carded races. Veseo (shown here) was the winner of the 1200m MR 80 Handicap and is owned by the Brumby Syndicate (nominee: Grant Littleford). Diego De Gouveia in the irons. The Terzi/ De Gouveia combo also … Continue reading

Borrowdale Racing Tomorrow – Wednesday

Borrowdale Park is racing strictly behind closed doors tomorrow (Wednesday). There are 7 races on the card and the first is due off at 12.15 and the last at 15 40. The races will be televised on DSTV Channel 249 – or follow the Borrowdale livestream on UTube via ClockingTheGallop. When available card changes will … Continue reading

Just Carry On Punting – For Fun

The recent OK Grand Challenge race meeting at Borrowdale Park had significantly larger fields than we have become used to. Personally, I am quite happy with 8 to 10 runners – less reason for bumping and boring – but owners want their horses to race, and punters enjoy the challenge. Surprisingly, the nominations for the … Continue reading

FINCHATTON – 2021 OK Grand Challenge (GR2) Champion

For the two Gokhan Terzi yards Saturday’s OK Grand Challenge race meeting was an unforgettable experience. Apart from saddling the winner of the OK Grand Challenge – Finchatton – Terzi also sent out the winners of seven of the eight races on the Borrowdale Park card. Has that been equalled at a local race meeting … Continue reading

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