Grade 1 success - Anything goes steps up!

All the hard work and planning came together on Gold Cup day! Something that could never be achieved without an amazing filly like ANYTHING GOES. It was a step up in class and certainly her toughest test. She dug down deep, showed how good she is and stayed on at the line to win by a neck. She remains unbeaten, winning 4 out of 4, including this memorable Grade 1, the Thekwini Stakes. The whole team played a big role in keeping this special Var filly on the ball, a great effort by the entire yard and always appreciated. The biggest thanks and congratulations need to be given to long time owners, Mr Ian van Schalkwyk and Mr Anton Marx, they are so deserved of Grade 1 success. This was Anton M

Congrats to the Ackerman family and connections!

A very big congratulations to Mr Willem Ackerman and his family, nothing like being on course to lead in your first winner! As a new owner to the yard, it makes the win extra special for to the Pettigrew Racing team. Willem Ackerman has put a lot of confidence into the yard by purchasing some promising youngsters at various recent sales. The stable and the industry welcome and appreciate any new owners who are needed to keep the game a float. Another thanks to the other two owners, Mr Mark Campbell and Anton Marx. Partnerships provide a lot more fun in celebrations and it's great to see long-time owners like these continue to enjoy their winners. BOLD FORTUNE is the young filly that ended up

A double keeps the stable rolling!

After a treble at Turffontein on July day, a great double was earned on Sunday by two horses with a nice future ahead of them. Race 2 seemed like it always belonged to VARS VICKY. After a cracking first run, where it was only inexperience that beat him, the stable were very confident of a comfortable win. His short price suggested that everyone agreed that the young Var gelding would end up in the winners box. All that was needed was a patient ride by Diego and when the question was asked, he loomed up and never looked to be in doubt. The stable has always thought he has been a smart sort and a win like this gained a lot of confidence among connections and suggesting that he is going to cont

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