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Other News Van Zyl means business

GARETH VAN ZYL

Gareth van Zyl experienced the ups and downs of training racehorses at the dawn of his career but looks to already be hitting the proverbial highway a year or two later and has the second highest strike rate among the country’s top 50 trainers.

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Other News Man of the moment Matchett

PAUL MATCHETT

Ken Nicol: After a trio of Listed wins at Turffontein last Saturday, extremely capable ex-Zimbabwean trainer Paul Matchett has put a few years in the racing wilderness firmly behind him.

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Other News Talking to Richard Fourie

RICHARD FOURIE & NATIONAL PARK

Ken Nicol: After an easy Gauteng Guineas win a month ago, Cape Town-based Richard Fourie is unsurprisingly full of confidence as he travels up to Joburg to ride Yvette Bremner’s star National Park in the Grade 1 SA Classic on Saturday.

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Other News Trainer, 83, eyes Trophy No 2

MILTON & BILLY PRESTAGE

Ken Nicol: A year ago veteran trainer Billy Prestage scored the biggest win of a long career when his stalwart Milton was a shock 22-1 winner of the Grade 2 World Sports Betting Premier Trophy, snuffing out the unbeaten record of heavy favourite Last Winter in the process.

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Other News Delpech on his recovery

ANTHONY DELPECH

Anthony Delpech, injured in a fall at Turffontein on 7 April, will be attending the Charity Mile meeting at Turffontein on Saturday to watch some racing and to catch up with friends and colleagues.

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Other News Millard tops Hong Kong log

TONY MILLARD

Hong Kong – Rejuvenated trainer Tony Millard lauded his promising batch of up-and-coming horses as “the best” he has ever had, following the win of Strathallan on Saturday at Sha Tin.

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