Legal Eagle

Do It Again, Oh Susanna Score Breeders’ Cup Berths In South Africa

With a strong closing rush inside the final 100 yards, Johnson, Kantor and Mitchell’s 4-year-old gelding Do It Again (SAF), trained by Justin Snaith, caught front-running Soqrat (AUS) at the wire to win the one-mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse by a neck under Richard Fourie and gained an automatic berth into […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Launches With South Africa’s Queen’s Plate

The 2019 international Breeders’ Cup Challenge series heads to Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa on Saturday with two outstanding Group 1 turf events in the one mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, for an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), and the 1 1/8 mile R1 million Cartier Paddock Stakes for […]

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Happy Clapper Earns Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth With Doncaster Victory

Michael Thomas’s homebred 7-year-old gelding Happy Clapper surged along the rail in the last 300 meters to win Saturday’s 153rd running of the Group 1 $3 million Star Doncaster Mile (G1) by two lengths over Comin’ Through (AUS) at Royal Randwick in Australia and became the second horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the Breeders’ […]

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South Africa’s Legal Eagle Seeks Historical Win Ahead Of Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park once again becomes an international horse racing mecca on Saturday, Jan. 27th, when the track hosts the second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. In the countdown to the richest race on the planet, U.S. fans can enjoy another world-class racing event, as record-breaking Legal Eagle looks to see off […]

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Two-Time Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle Wins South Africa’s Queen’s Plate

With full determination heading to the wire, South Africa’s two-time Horse of the Year, Legal Eagle (SAF), with Anton Marcus up, won his third consecutive R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) on Saturday at Kenilworth Racecourse by a head over longshot Copper Force (SAF) and earned an automatic berth into the US$2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Kicks Off As South Africa’s Legal Eagle Targets Three-Peat

South Africa’s dual Horse of the Year, Legal Eagle, under the new ownership of Braam van Huyssteen, will aim for an unprecedented third victory in Saturday’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. The race headlines the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which takes place over two days at Kenilworth Racecourse. Post time for the Queen’s Plate is […]

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Haslett: Can Dettori Upset Sun Met Ahead Of Pegasus?

Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational, with its showdown between California Chrome and Arrogate, is a major highlight of the USA’s winter racing season. But the Pegasus at Gulfstream Park isn’t the only G1 race competing for international racing fans’ attention. South Africa’s G1 Sun Met earlier in the day offers them the chance to see […]

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North American ADWs Taking Bets On Saturday’s J&B Met From South Africa

  If North Americans had forgotten that January is a wintery month, last week’s blizzard blanketing the East Coast served as an ice-cold reminder. While January may be a relatively quiet month for domestic racing, quite the opposite is true for Southern Hemisphere countries like South Africa, which is enjoying the summer and this weekend […]

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