S’manga Khumalo – on target for title
S’Manga Khumalo, who this week will pass through the 1 000-ride marker for the season, says that it was in February that he really decided to put his foot down in earnest and go for a second successive jockeys’ championship.
Phindi Kema – still on the warpath
Phindi Kema has hired a high-profile lawyer and threatened to take Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to court because of her failure to release the findings of her investigation of the controversial 1997 sale of the Gauteng government’s horse racing assets.
Glory! American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby
“Those were some bloody good horses ahead of him,” commented Mike de Kock after his first Kentucky Derby runner, Mubtaahij, was beaten 9,25-lengths into eighth place by the 3-1 favourite American Pharoah, who remained undefeated after five starts with a stunning victory over Firing Line and Dortmund.