Farewell Mark Tumner

The Borrowdale Park racing community were shocked to learn of the passing of Mark Tumner in Johannesburg yesterday. Mark was a respected member of the Mashonaland Turf Club and an integral part of the Sunmark Syndicate for many years. He was also a successful businessman and will be sadly missed by a wide circle of … Continue reading

Who Can Handle The Derby Trip?

When Diesel And Dust canters down to the start at Borrowdale Park on Sunday his connections will be hoping Futura’s capable son will complete a hat-trick of wins – in the 2021 Zimbabwe Derby, no less. The three-year-old gelding has only raced twice and collected admirers on each occasion.  His last outing was in the … Continue reading

Sunday’s Winners

The Gokhan Terzi yards won six of the seven races at Borrowdale Park on Sunday, including the Independence Trophy with Daffiq. Bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein, Daffiq is by Silvano (GER). This was the seven-year-old’s fifth win. He is owned by Gengiz Goksel and Randall Simons was riding. Finchatton, Three To Tango and Yarraman were … Continue reading

Borrowdale Racing Today

Racing at Borrowdale Park today begins at 13 25 and the last race – the Independence Trophy – is at 16 31. The available information about card changes, tips, the online card, etc is on this site. The live stream will be on Clocking The Gallop on U-Tube. Links on this site and on reading


At last, some encouraging news after a bleak year for the Zimbabwe racing industry.The 1800m 0K Grand Challenge (Gr2) will be back at Borrowdale Park on Saturday June 5, 2021. This major event on our racing calendar was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Congratulations to the sponsors, OK Zimbabwe, and the Mashonaland … Continue reading

Fascinating – but unlikely to be a walkover

Hedwig, a robust, long-striding filly, won by a country mile up the straight on debut, and at Borrowdale Park on Sunday she will race around the turn in a 1600m MR 80 Handicap. Although eagerly anticipating seeing this daughter of Master Of My Fate race over more ground, I was not expecting her to give … Continue reading

Tough Taking On This Trio

Six line up for the 1600m Independence Trophy at Borrowdale Park on Sunday (May 2) and three of them – PEGGSON, YARRAMAN and THREE TO TANGO. need no introduction to Borrowdale punters. This trio have been meeting and beating each other for quite a while and the chances are they will fill the first three … Continue reading


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