NHA: Gavin Lerena Suspended

Has the Right of Appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed

Gavin Lerena

The National Horseracing Authority has confirmed that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 26 September 2017, Jockey Gavin Lerena was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3. read more

Gearing Up To Be Grand

Trainer Comments for the Grand Heritage

Grand Heritage

With just a few days till the second running of the Grand Heritage, Andrew Bon chats to Mathew de Kock, Adam Azzie, Sean Tarry and Geoff Woodruff about their runners. read more

The Butterfly Effect

Discussing Barrier Trials With Charles Faull

Starting stalls (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Charles Faull has campaigned tirelessly for the implementation of barrier trials in South Africa. We catch up with him to discuss Gold Circle’s recent decision to roll them out this November read more

Phumelela ‘No’ To Barrier Trials

Factual evidence lacking say

Philippi training track

‘Our position remains that the cost and additional wear on our turf surfaces is substantial’ – Du Plessis read more

The Serious Stuff Starts…

New track hosts the big guns on 7 October

Glen Kotzen’s Gold Standard, the undefeated Dean Kannemeyer-trained Last Winter, and Joey Ramsden’s Equus Award winner Just Sensual are only three of the eyecatching entries read more

Accident Ends Well

Horse and riders unscathed

The dangers of race-riding were reinforced again after an horrific accident at Greyville read more

Dillon Mauritius Stint Could Be Over

Rousset stable releases jockey from contract

Donovan Dillon

The current Mauritius racing season has not been a happy one for South African jockeys read more

Puller Saddles Four Winners

Four winners for Garth Puller at Scottsville

Kannemeyer’s Dynasty filly scores impressively on 1750m debut read more

Durbanville Has Its Perils!

Outsider runs away from his field

Chase Liebenberg Photography

Veteran Milnerton conditioner Bill Prestage and jockey Wesley Marwing conspired in a tactical masterstroke to produce the feature upset on a sun drenched afternoon read more

Christmas Comes Early For Dorrie

Varsfontein Stud-bred mare wins well

Dorrie Sham maintained her good form when she saddled a double at Fairview on Friday. read more

Durbanville: Justin And Bernie Over The Moon

Silvano filly wins on her birthday

Racing returned to the new–look Durbanville on Saturday with accolades from the winning jockey and trainer after a filly drawn at 14 won the first race over 1200m read more

Varsfontein’s Bright Lights

Both are set to add great value to the South African Stud Book

Two of the best racemares to compete in South Africa in recent times have tested in foal to Australian-bred L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Gimmethegreenlight read more

Durbanville Thumbs Up From Champ

Track suited the shorter-striding horses in old days says GP

1994 Durbanville Oaks

‘In an environment where racecourses are being sold, Kenilworth Racing are to be applauded for spending millions of rands on the upgrade’ read more

Neil’s Durbanville In’dentures’

Durbanville Days: ‘I Love The Place’

Of far greater service to the racing public was my announcement on one particularly dank and dreary day for anyone who had lost a set of false teeth to report to the commentary box for their collection read more

The Lightning Strikes…

Borneo Bell is first mare to test in foal

Champion Rafeef, popularly coined the ‘Thunder From Down Under’, had the champagne corks popping at Highlands, Part Of Ridgemont, today read more

She Looks Special

One for the notebook

(Pic - Wayne Marks)

There are few better bred horses to win this past week than the Ridgemont Racing and Klawervlei owned Love Supreme read more

The Student Prince

Durbanville Days: Salad days they were – but what fun!

Gold Circle’s Andrew Harrison reflects on scholarly punting days forty years back read more

R1 Million For Summer Cup + Sun Met Winner

64 entries received for Gauteng flagship race

A bonus of R1 million will be paid to any horse able to win the 2017 Sansui Summer Cup and the 2018 Sun Met read more

Oner That Got Away

Durbanville Days: Robbery Park it was - but it has always had a certain charm!

James Goodman

KZN trainer James Goodman used to travel down to Durbanville for the winter read more

Grand Heritage Final Field

28 runners line up on 30 September

Dorrie Sham and Duncan Howells are the only out of province trainers, with Classify and Secret Captain respectively representing the away challenge read more

Storm Hits Greyville – But Racing Goes On


Greyville Racecourse

Good news of a stakes increase in October or November has added impetus to the buoyant off-season mood prevailing in KwaZulu-Natal read more

Barrier Trials Are Here!

Gold Circle Leads The Way

Starting stalls (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

In a bold and progressive move, Gold Circle announce the implementation of barrier trials read more

First Class Guv!

'No labelling - no necks on the block' - Lenferna

The first-timer comments platform was launched by Gold Circle over a year ago and has enjoyed plenty of support and debate in the public domain, with some trainers refusing point blank to offer any input to assist Joe Punter read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


The Butterfly Effect

Discussing Barrier Trials With Charles Faull


The Student Prince

Durbanville Days: Salad days they were – but what fun!


Oner That Got Away

Durbanville Days: Robbery Park it was - but it has always had a certain charm!


Shoot For The Stars

An Audience With Quasillo


International Helmet Awareness

16 & 17 September 2017


Ralph Panebianco

Ralph Panebianco (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

White Bread


Robin Bruss

Robin Bruss (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Circle Of Life