Gr1 Mercury Natal Flying Championship

15 Aug 1987
1987 Gr1 Natal Flying Championship

The Barbican raced to his customary position at the head of affairs and was still in front 200 out at which stage a number of runners closed with him in a desperate scramble for top honours.  Lord Randolph shot into the lead and then had to withstand a strong late drive from King Kaul to […]

Gr1 Mainstay 1800 Clairwood Winter Handicap

25 Jul 1987
1987 Gr1 Mainstay

The stage was set for a real humdinger when, within a week of the Rothmans July, the connections of both Bush Telegraph and Model Man elected to allow their charges to stand their ground at the final acceptance for the Gr1 Mainstay 1800.  This alone assured a record crowd at the picturesque suburban track. That […]

Natal Administrator’s Champion Stakes / Schweppes R250 000 Challenge

13 Jun 1987
1987 Gr1 Schweppes Natal Administrators Champions Challenge - MODEL MAN - lead in

  The Schweppes R250 000 Challenge The copy writers might have had Model Man in mind when mention was made of one sparkling performance after another.  Always rated a classy colt, the four-year-old must surely now lay claims to being the best horse in South Africa, no matter what the outcome of the Rothmans July Handicap, […]