Quick out the blocks!

Who would have thought? When ERUPT arrived at Maine Chance Farms one did not have to lean too far to hear adjectives like “stout” and “stamina” when being used to describe the stallion and his prospects, not that this would be a bad thing, no horse wins the July or Met without stamina and who […]

Gulf Racing Wrap Up! Goffs Dubai Sale Next!

The 2022 Dubai racing season will close as one of near misses and a touch of misfortune for the Gulf Racing Club, but not without positives going forward for the 2023 season and Carnival! With the rushed nature of forming a string for season one, as well as the travel issues brought upon by COVID, […]

GRC secure son of Igugu for Australia

As mentioned in recent releases, the Gulf Racing Club is seeking racing opportunities to expand its operation in Australia. Our Dubai runners including MAGICAL LAND are flying “Down Under” next month and we have recently added another horse to our Australian string. EL MISK has been purchased by the Griffiths De Kock team and have […]

Maine Chance Farms weekend excellence!

It was a stellar weekend for the Robertson based stud farm who delivered a headlining “Clean Sweep” of the majors at Kenilworth on Saturday. The remarkable feat started off in the Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes, a Grade Two event over 1200m which saw promising juvenile COSMIC HIGHWAY collect his first stakes win as a sophomore. […]

Magical Land, unlucky loser!

Mike de Kock has reported back on the runs of Magical Land (Frankel) and Celtic Voyager (Vercingetorix), who made their debuts at Meydan in Dubai last Friday. Magical Land produced a powerful finish under Benny Woodworth and was just touched off by Godolphin’s Silent Film in a handicap over 1400m; Celtic Voyager was beaten 5.75-lengths […]


In an exciting new initiative, Justin Vermaak is thrilled to be involved in the Gulf Racing Club, a racing ownership group based in Dubai. Set to be based in Europe during the flat racing period and auction sales season, Vermaak will then be based in the UAE for the winter months, when Dubai has its […]

Vermaak Is Flying!

Find out about a new initiative – The Gulf Racing Club As seen in the Sporting Post, original link here: https://www.sportingpost.co.za/2021/09/the-gulf-racing-club-justin-vermaak/ Bloodstock agent Justin Vermaak has his sights set on better things. He tells of his passion for bloodstock, his plans for the future and all about his new initiative, The Gulf Racing Club. “Dr […]

Copper Mountain takes the KZN crown

Smart three-year old COPPER MOUNTAIN had to play minor roles to Malmoos and Got The Greenlight this season but he got his feature race win in the KZN Breeders Mile. Although not listed as a stakes race, the stake of R600 000 places the race into grade one prize money territory and the connections will […]

The Maine Chance Stallion Showcase!

Querari and Vercingetorix steal the juvenile show, but Silvano was not to be undone! As reported in TSA NEWS: Trainer Justin Snaith dominated racing early on at Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon, with the Philippi-based trainer winning the first three races on the card. This treble included not only the G3 Goals And Gallops Langerman, but […]

Crimson King puts up a century for GSI

Green Street International syndicates have come a long way in five full racing seasons of ownership. From the debut win of Miss Nightingale, on the poly track at Greyville, to the 1ooth win supplied by Dynasty gelding, Crimson King, in the Gr3 Pocket Power Stakes. The Gr1 placed juvenile struggled to find form in a […]