The glorious – and ‘surreal’ in Woodruff’s own words – celebration of watching his pair taking on and beating the top-class French Navy in the final 200m was soured by the pit-in-the-stomach dread of an objection read more
Great win for Cape raider
Joey Ramsden’s fiercely competitive streak and his willingness to brave the trading of blows in the big league paid handsome dividends at Turffontein on Saturday when the superb chestnut hulk of Brutal Force danced across the Turffontein 1160m to score a sensational R450 000 Gr2 Merchants victory. read more
CTS have confirmed the schedule for their 2016 Select Mare Sale
Historically, Ireland is a renowned provider of exceptional thoroughbreds, including a source of fine imported mares and the batch of 2015 from the “Emerald Isle” will certainly attract attention read more
Corne Spies’ smashing Sail From Seattle colt Captured Wind has earned tags like ‘miracle horse’ and ‘survivor’ that he carries around with his handsome good looks and terrific ability read more
Duo dominate in small field
Trainer Alec Laird took his next step towards a bid for Paddock Stakes glory when the Ideal World filly Smart Call came home strongly to win the R400 000 Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge read more
Where do the likes of Hard Day's Night, Seventh Plain and Budapest fit in?
‘Even in wheelchairs, Anthony (Delpech) and Weichong (Marwing) could ride most of the guys in the jockey room to sleep’ read more
Investec Day Of Dreams takes shape
The now renamed CTS Cape Dream (formerly CTS Million Dollar) will be run at Kenilworth on 23 January 2016 – a day that includes the Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes and the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby read more
Investec to repeat unique feature
I am truly honoured to again be chosen as the voice to represent South Africa at Epsom. But more importantly, we are all looking forward to welcoming Richard Hoiles back to the Mother City to call the Investec Cape Derby again. read more
Early bird special – Book a ticket before 9 December - get your 2nd ticket free!
In honour of the brand, its unique heritage and its valued legacy, the theme for the 2016 J&B™ Met is “A Rare Blend” read more
Top ride by Marco van Rensburg for Stan Ferreira
The powerful and imposing Kahal filly Kwinta produced the speed and a resolute finishing effort to record her first stakes win when outpointing a quality field read more
Five year plan developed
The SA Jockey and Equine Research Institute will soon provide expert support services to our apprentice jockeys at the South African Jockey Academy read more
Future superstar filly?
A concerted team effort has seen Dr Marianne Thomson’s Ambiance Stud receive a half sister to globe-trotting sprint star, J J The Jet Plane read more
Singapore on Sunday 29 November
While the season starts to wind down, there looks some nice punting races on Sunday and it will pay to be paying attention especially late in the 11 race card. read more
Sales Races: 'Nothing wrong with chasing the money'
“I think the jury’s out on last season’s top two-year-old colts and fillies, who may not be as good as we have been thinking they are. Rabada, Seventh Plain and our own Entisaar have all failed to win their first three-year-old starts. There are more, including Lauderdale, Chestnuts N Pearls, Melliflora…”
Chestnut’s Rocket has always been an above average sort
The Cape raiding combination of jockey MJ Byleveld and trainer Vaughan Marshall were on the mark with a 100% strike double at Fairview on Friday read more
Irregular and false entries in horse passports
The Inquiry Board after hearing evidence in mitigation, wholly suspended the cancellation of Mr Janse van Rensburg’s license and suspended R20 000 of the R60 000 fine imposed for a period of 5 years read more
This is a really tough little race
The withdrawal of Starling Stakes winner Madame Dubois has thrown the R275 000 Gr3 Fillies Mile wide open read more
Summer Cup Day extravaganza
The top yards appear to hold all the aces in Saturday’s R2 million Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup. Trainer Geoff Woodruff goes for his third successive victory in the Gauteng flagship feature, but he will have to thwart a serious challenge from some of his big name colleagues read more
Banker Trip To Heaven - or include three others?
With over R5 million up for grabs in the Turffontein Pick 6, it is a daunting thought that we are either in or out in less than a minute in the first leg. read more
Hello From Harare - and a bit of disappointment after the initial excitement
A good day of racing is promised at Borrowdale Park today – and, yes, I do know that the R2 000 000 Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup is on at Turffontein read more
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Health warning - don't ever trust what you read on the label
So the final Group 1 of the season is over and we are fast approaching Christmas
Operators need to hire passionate and creative people for the job
1 – 7 November Global Warming The 4 November Germiston November Handicap looked a walkover for National Emblem. However, there is no such thing as a racing certainty and in the event, Stuart Pettigrew’s front-running Golden Globe caused a 40/1 upset. Rene Bonham got his charge over smartly from his wide draw and simply led […] read more