Turffontein Racecourse

Scandal Erupts at Turffontein

Scandal Erupts at Turffontein

As the Johannesburg dusk settled Tuesday evening at Turffontein Racecourse, all focus was on the rippling racing machines strutting their stuff in the parade ring; in the air hovered a buzz of excited chatter, papers shuffling and uncertain whispers.

VARLET MAKES THE DIFFERENCE AT TURFFONTEIN

Varlet by VarVarlet - National Yearling Sale 2009
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET (SAF)
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Backworth-bred Varlet (Var - Miss Unimac) won impressively at Turffontein Saturday, in the J&B Met Made Different MR70 Handicap (F&M) over 1800m, for trainer Brian Wiid, with jockey Gavin Lerena up.

The four-year-old chestnut filly takes her career record to 2 wins and 5 places from 13 starts.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 National Yearling Sale.

J&B MET MADE DIFFERENT FM 70 HANDICAP (F & M)
Turffontein Inside, Turf, 1800m
14 January 2012

Win Time : 113.90

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 58.5 68 5 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 1.25 GOLDEN HANDSHAKE 54.5 59 4 S Brown Leon Erasmus
3 2.75 HEYOUNEVERKNOW (BRZ) 52.0 52 3 JP van der Merwe Corne Spies
4 3.75 BIBBETY BOBBETY 57.5 66 10 A Delpech Ormond Ferraris
5 4.25 SEA PASSAGE 57.0 64 7 D Mansour St John Gray
6 5.50 SACRED TEMPLE 58.5 79 12 P Strydom Tyrone Zackey
7 6.00 ELEGANT MODEL 60.0 71 1 C Little Sean Tarry
8 6.25 CAPTURED TIME 52.0 42 6 M Yeni Erico Verdonese
9 10.50 MOTHER’S EYES 59.5 70 11 G Wrogemann Robbie Sage
10 17.00 DANCEWITHTHESTARS 52.0 53 9 J Soll Grey & Karen Anthony
11 19.50 ROSALIND 52.0 46 8 L Nhlapo Leon Erasmus
12 21.75 HUNTING DANCE 52.0 45 2 T Appie Chris Erasmus


Late Scratching




13 0.00 SWEET BALLENTINE 59.0 69 3 * J Greyling (1.5) Craig Mayhew

JUNE BUG WINS BY EIGHT LENGTHS

june bug (cataloochee - september bells)

JUNE BUG
Cataloochee - September Bells by Western Winter (USA)

June Bug ran out an impressive winner at Turffontein on Saturday, demolishing her opposition by 8 lengths and taking her career record to a 3rd, a 2nd and a 1st from 3 starts.

June Bug is a reserve runner for the Thekwini Stakes (Grade 1) on Vodacom Durban July Day.

The Coca-Cola Maiden Juvenile Plate
For 2 Year Old Fillies, Turffontein, 1600m, Turf

Owners : Mr and Mrs M Azzie, Mr G Westwater and Backworth Stud

Position LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 JUNE BUG 57.0 0 3 *JP v’d Merwe Mike Azzie
2 8.25 INFALLIABLE 57.0 0 5 **A Fortune +0.5 Tony Nassif
3 8.75 PURE SILVER 57.0 0 4 L Nhlapa Ormond Ferraris
4 13.00 ALOUETTE 57.0 0 6 *D Mansour Lucky Houdalakis
5 13.10 STARSHADOW 57.0 0 2 D Yeo John Vos
6 15.00 BUKA WENA 57.0 0 8 S Brown Ernie Anderson
7 19.00 BELIEVE YOU ME 57.0 0 7 T Pretorius Koos Rossouw
8 25.00 FAYLINN 57.0 0 1 S Mtshali Chris Erasmus
Late Scratchings              
9 0.00 ALYSSUM 57.0 0 6 B Nyawa Saeed Mohideen
10 0.00 CRYSTAL BLAZE 57.0 0 2 *N Juglall (2.5) Penny Kimberley
11 0.00 WAVING DANCER 57.0 0 11 F Naude Dianne Stenger