Articles tagged 'horse racing'

Kombi routes waived for ZPCS race event 2 November 2018 HARARE - Commuter omnibus route restrictions will be waived to allow kombis to ferry people to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) inaugural Commissioner-General Goodwill Trust Fund fundraising horse tournament at Borrowdale Race Course this Saturday. In a statement yesterday,...
All set for OK Grand Challenge 23 May 2017 HARARE - A total of 14 horses have been confirmed for this year's OK Grand Challenge main race during yesterday's final acceptance ceremony held at Borrowdale Race Course. Comanche Brave headlines a list of runners for this Grade 2 race which will be run over 1 800m at Borrowdale Race Course o...
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,...
Daffi's Call wins OK Grand Challenge 5 June 2016 HARARE - South Africa-bred horse Duffi's Call claimed the 28th edition of the OK Grand Challenge here yesterday prompting the connections to walk away $28 000 richer. Jockey Brendon McNaughton seized the opportunity in the last 100 metres to steer the filly into first place after jumping out f...
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...
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 confident of Grand Challenge win 2 June 2015 HARARE - Veteran jockey Quinton Riddle believes dark horses have surprised many in the last 26 editions of the OK Grand Challenge and reckons this year's race may not be an exception. Riddle will be part of several top rated jockeys that will line up their horses at Borrowdale Race Park starti...
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...
Swanson targets Castle Tankard 29 April 2015 HARARE - Champion trainer Kirk Swanson is targeting to win the 2015 Castle Tankard to add to the four wins under his belt already. “We aiming to try and win and we are doing what we can do. I think it will be a fantastic race and I expect to see a few participants from South Africa it is alway...
Castle Tankard launched 1 April 2015 HARARE - Several top rated horses will line up at Borrowdale Racecourse starting stalls next month bidding to claim Africa's oldest sponsored race - the Castle Tankard- whose stake money has been set at $50 000. The 53rd edition of local horse racing's most coveted prize was launched in the ca...
D'Aquino relocates to SA 16 August 2014 HARARE - Highly-rated Zimbabwean thoroughbred horse trainer Sebastian D’Aquino has joined the great trek to South Africa. A variety of family and business reasons has resulted in D’Aquino’s relocation across the Limpopo where he has entered a partnership with veteran trainer Ronnie Sheehan at ...
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...
'Dark horse can win Castle Tankard' 30 April 2014 HARARE - Veteran jockey Quinton Riddle believes dark horses have surprised many in the 52 editions of the Castle Tankard and reckons this year’s race may not be an exception. Riddle will be part of several top rated jockeys that will line up their horses at Borrowdale racecourse starting stall...
Bookies tip Menacing, Coltrane for Castle Tankard 29 April 2014 HARARE - Four-year-old geldings Menacing and Coltrane are the frontrunners to clinch the Castle Tankard that will be run over 2 000metres at Borrowdale Race Park on May 10 with a stake of $50 000 on the cards. Menacing from the Lisa Harris stable carries a merit rating of 88 and enters the rac...
2014 Castle Tankard launched 27 March 2014 HARARE - Several top rated horses will line up at Borrowdale racecourse starting stalls next month bidding to claim Africa's oldest sponsored race, the Castle Tankard, whose stake money has been set at $50 000. The 52nd edition of local horse racing's most coveted prize was launched in the cap...