Articles tagged 'castle tankard'

Roman Discent wins Castle Tankard 2018 7 May 2018 HARARE – New entrant Roman Discent from South Africa had a debut to remember after winning the 56th edition of the Castle Tankard $50 000-rich Grade One horse race here yesterday. Rider Mathew Thackeray was at hand to guide the four-year-old gelding in a tight race that comprised last year's w...
All set for Castle Tankard 5 May 2018 HARARE - All roads will lead to Borrowdale Race Course today for the staging of Africa's oldest sponsored horse race — the Castle Tankard whose stake has been set at $50 000. Sadly, the country's only Grade One race will not feature any locally-bred horses due to the high cost of breeding in Z...
Strong field for Castle Tankard 24 April 2018 HARARE - A field of 10 top-rated horses will line up at Borrowdale Racecourse's starting stalls next month bidding to claim Africa's oldest sponsored race — the Castle Tankard whose stake has been set at $50 000. The country's only Grade One race will sadly not feature any locally-bred horses ...
Winky D, Freeman light up Castle Tankard 8 May 2017 HARARE - It's not often that an artiste is applauded over and over again at every interval of a live performance, but serial hit maker Winky D is just in a class of his own which critics and fans alike cannot help but marvel at every time he takes to the stage. The Ninja President as Winky D i...
Comanche Brave wins Castle Tankard 7 May 2017 HARARE - Comanche Brave romped to victory in the Castle Tankard main race with the winning connections walking away with the $30 000 top prize as the South African horse justified its 7/2 pre-race odd here yesterday. The four-year-old Kahal gelding had shown grade form coming into yesterday's ...
Will it be Rock The Country again? 6 May 2017 HARARE - Lightining rarely strikes the same place twice but Rock The Country will be hoping to defy that myth when he lines up into the Borrowdale Racecourse starting stalls for the 55th edition of the Castle Tankard today. The eight-year-old broke the hearts of many last year and equally rewa...
Castle Tankard roars to life 5 May 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall heavyweight Winky D and rising afro-fusion artiste Andy Muridzo will be the star entertainers at the Castle Tankard tomorrow at Borrowdale Racecourse. The two music stars will be part of a sizzling entertainment that also includes HKD boss Freeman, Judgement Yard and DJ E...
Rock The Country to defend Castle Tankard 26 April 2017 HARARE - Rock The Country will defend his Castle Tankard crown when the 55th edition of Africa's oldest horse race is run on May 6 at Borrowdale Race Course. The final acceptances of the 2 000m grade one race were announced yesterday with 12 horses battling for the $50 000 purse. Last year,...
Muridzo debuts at Castle Tankard 14 April 2017 HARARE - Rising Afro-fusion artiste Andy Muridzo says he is delighted with his inclusion onto the line-up of entertainers for the 55th Edition of the Castle Tankard set for the Borrowdale Race Course on May 6. The Dherira singer will share the stage with Winky D, Suluman Chimbetu and DJ Stavo ...
Dark horse clinches Castle Tankard 8 May 2016 HARARE - Rock The Country broke the hearts of many and equally rewarded brave punters with rich pickings after emerging as a dark horse to clinch the 54th edition of the Castle Tankard here yesterday. The seven-year-old son of Western Winter galloped to victory in 119.63 seconds, half a length...
Winky D, Jah Prayzah ready 6 May 2016 HARARE - Music stars Jah Prayzah and Winky D have lauded their association with the Castle Tankard-Africa's oldest sponsored horse race. The two celebrated artistes, who attracted arguably the biggest crowd this year when they held a joint concert at Bulawayo Amphitheatre last weekend, are rel...
Winky D ready for Castle Tankard gig 5 May 2016 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Winky D says he is relishing yet another chance to be associated with the Castle Tankard — Africa's oldest sponsored horse race. Winky D, who gave a scintillating performance as a supporting act at Jamaican reggae star Chris Martin's maiden concert in Zimbabwe last w...
Terzi pins hopes on Eurakilon 5 May 2016 HARARE - Horse trainer Gorkhan Terzi has pinned his hopes of landing this years' Castle Tankard on six-year-old gelding Eurakilon saying he is in good stead to give a good showing on race day. The son of Classic Flag has hit top form in recent times and is expected to be among the front runner...
Lone homebred vies for Castle Tankard 27 April 2016 HARARE - Tallie Two will be the only local thoroughbred running at this year's $50 000 Castle Tankard to be run at Borrowdale Park over 2 000m on May 7. Weighing 52kg and trained by Penny Fisher, the horse has however, been placed as an outsider to win this year's edition by the bookmakers wit...
MTC looks forward to Castle Tankard 14 April 2016 HARARE - The Mashonaland Turf Club (MTC) is looking forward to this year's edition of the Castle Tankard horse race to be run on May 7, at Borrowdale Race Course. “As the only Grade 1 rated race in the country, the Castle Tankard takes on added significance on our racing calendar as its premiu...
Recap: How Yer-Maan won 2015 Castle Tankard 11 April 2016 HARARE - The 2015 Castle Tankard horse race will always be remembered for how the South African-trained Yer-Maan defied odds to win Africa's oldest sponsored thoroughbred race at Borrowdale Race Course on May 4. With five horses tipped ahead of the seven-year-old gelding, son of Jam Alley, not...
Huge pickings at Castle Tankard 11 April 2016 HARARE - Punters are in for a huge treat at this year's edition of the Castle Tankard horse race with the introduction of the Double Booster Promotion Experience. This year, the race will take place on May 7 at the Borrowdale Race Course and for the first time all the Delta Corporation lager b...
Riddle savours Tankard win 21 May 2015 HARARE - Veteran jockey Quinton Riddle, who broke his ribs earlier in the season, felt a sense of sentimental relief after he helped Yer-maan gallop to victory at the 53rd Castle Tankard at Borrowdale Race Park on Saturday. The South African trained six-year-old gelding was against the odds ha...
Yer-maan clinches Castle Tankard 17 May 2015 HARARE - South African trained Yer-maan broke the hearts of many after a galloping all the way to clinch the 53rd running of the Castle Tankard horse race here yesterday. With five horses tipped ahead of it and carrying a big weight in 59,5 kilograms on its shoulders, not many gave the six-yea...
All The Bids out of Castle Tankard 13 May 2015 HARARE - The Cornie Spies yard is disappointed that their bid for a Castle Tankard champion has gone up in smoke after All The Bids (15) was scratched due to injury. The three-year-old gelding was ruled out of Africa's prestigious horse race to be run over 2 000m this Saturday at Borrowdale Ra...
Castle Tankard heroes remembered 16 April 2015 HARARE - As the Castle Tankard marks its 54th anniversary this weekend, Delta Beverages — the race's sponsors — have paid tribute to some of the horses, trainers and jockeys, who have dominated the event over the years. This year, the feature race will be run over the classic distance of 10 fu...
Winky D headlines Castle Tankard 3 April 2015 HARARE - Veteran Zimdancehall artiste Winky D, who has become a regular feature at Delta Beverages functions, is promising a polished act at this year's edition of Castle Tankard slated for May 16 in Harare. Winky D's manager Jonathan Banda told the Daily News that Delta Beverages fell in love...
Sky is the limit for Equina 13 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean-born jockey Karl Zechner, who guided Equina to her first Grade One race crown at the Castle Tankard on Saturday, believes the sky is the limit for the top rated filly. Equina showed a smart turn of foot to quicken away from her rivals in the final 200 metres and clinch firs...
Equina clinches Castle Tankard 12 May 2014 HARARE - Top rated filly Equina broke the hearts of many by running out an impressive winner of the 52nd edition of the Castle Tankard here on Saturday. Equina finished first in the $50 000 stakes Grade One race in a time of 119.47 seconds, half-a-length ahead of last year’s winner A King is B...
Don't count us out – Derere 10 May 2014 HARARE - Distinguished jockey Kevin Derere says he will give Captain’s Tiger every winning chance in today’s 52nd edition of the Castle Tankard. The seven-year-old gelding will be one of 17 speed merchants bidding to give favourite, Coltrane, a run for his money, and hopefully claim Africa’s o...