One in a million

Marcus make Model million

8 Aug 1987
1987 Gr1 Champion Stakes

    Considerable importance   Extremely confident race

Gr1 Game Gold Cup

1 Aug 1987

  It’s always easy after the event, but for those who needed something more than form to go on to find the winner of the 1987 Game Gold Cup, the offer was there for all to see.  The sponsors’ familiar pink and black colours also happened to be the livery carried by the eventual record-breaking winner Aquanaut. […]

Gr1 Rothmans Durban July Handicap

4 Jul 1987

Twenty-five years of the Rothman’s July Handicap and what a silver jubilee it was – the best attendance in many years, tote figures on the day and the race itself setting new marks, a classy field and to crown it all, victory to a three-year-old for the first time since Yataghan way back in 1973.  […]

Gr1 Administrator’s Champion Juvenile Futurity Stakes

4 Jul 1987
Imperial Silver gets up to win the Gr1 Administrators by a neck

This Grade 1 event, with a base stake of R75 000 and R100 000 added under the SA Futurity programme, virtually puts a cap on seasonal honours and, as such, attracts the top two-year-olds of the term. The Imperial March (Can) colt Imperial Silver went into the race with only one blemish in a five […]

Gr1 Garden Province Stakes

30 Jun 1987

Alpine Silk (SNL) who was signed for at R110 000 from the Price Brothers’ select sales crop at the 1985 National Yearling Sales, is becoming an increasingly valuable breeding prospect through an impressive track record. With two wins and a third in four juvenile starts, she came out first time at three to run second […]

Gr1 Daily News 2000

6 Jun 1987
1987 Gr1 Daily News 2000

  As it turned out, Pedometer never really posed a threat to the brilliant son of Jungle Cove (USA). Pedometer went to the front early as expected but was soon overtaken by Forense (Arg) – one of four Millard runners in the field of 12 – who brought them into the straight with Cowdray Park, […]

Gr1 SA Guineas

16 May 1987
1987 Gr1 SA Guineas

So often in racing, as in life, it’s the big ones that succeed. We’ve become accustomed to the big owners with their big priced horses from the yards of the big trainers pulling off the sport’s biggest prizes. Perhaps it’s only right, for after all they’re the ones with the biggest stake in the game. […]