Fifty-year-old jockey Gunter Wrogemann, who has ridden 104 winners in the current South African racing season — the best of his career — will be replaced on all his mounts at the Vaal on Tuesday following a fall at Turffontein on Sunday. Wrogemann, who bagged the grade1 Daily News at Greyville on Saturday with a peach of a ride on the Highveld raider Surcharge, is reported to be in a stable condition at a Johannesburg clinic. He suffered a broken arm, broken jaw and several other broken bones in his face. He will be hoping to recover in time for Surcharge’s spring campaign. The colt’s trainer, Stuart Pettigrew, who won the 2005 Summer Cup with Tyson, has indicated that he will be preparing his runner for the 2019 Sun Met at Kenilworth with the likelihood of bypassing Johannesburg’s biggest race. Interestingly, regular top 10 riders Anthony Delpech, Piere Strydom, Anton Marcus and Gavin Lerena — all former champions — also find themselves on the injury bench following falls in recent...

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