Gerrit Schlechter

Injury Update

Gerrit Schlechter (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Cape jockey Gerrit Schlechter has been missing from our race cards since 5 September 2015. We catch up with him for a status update. read more

Finding A Niche

2016 Val de Vie Yearling Sale - Sunday 14 February @14h30

2015 BSA Val de Vie Yearling Sale (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

A look at what’s on offer at the 2016 Val de Vie Yearling Sale read more

Busy Weekend For De Kock

Liquid Mercury ready to strike...

Emperors Palace Charity Mile winner Mujaarib

There are two Dubai Carnival race meetings and a big day at Abu Dhabi this weekend and Mike de Kock’s Blue Stables will be represented at all three read more

Stars Out For First Aus Gr1

Doug Whyte rides Boban

Doug Whyte

A star-studded field is set to contest the first Australian Gr1 race of the year – the Gr1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday read more

The Last Chance Saloon!

Your chance to watch the gallops - in the comfort of your home

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The Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale will be held at the School Of Equine Management Excellence at Summerhill Stud, Mooi River on Tuesday 23 February 2016 read more

Plenty Of Value!

Friday 12 February in Singapore

SUPER BONUS could show them a clean pair of heels (Pic by Singapore Turf Club)

An extremely interesting meeting with seemingly good things or value from race 1 to race 9 so something for every type of punter. read more

Lyle Itching To Rock ‘N Roll

Rode 23 winners as a workrider

Lyle Hewitson

A South African Racing rule states no apprentice may ride in a race within a six month period of arriving at the Academy read more

Taking A Hard Look At Themselves

15 recommendations to the MTC

Merville_Beach,_Hotel_in_Mauritius

Stipendiary Steward and Secretary of the Licensing Committee of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Steve Railton, was invited by the Mauritius Turf Club (MTC) to conduct an evaluation with regards to the organisation of racing at the Champ de Mars read more

Around The Studs

Some beautiful Noble Tune foals

A Noble Tune foal

Sporting Post’s resident breeding correspondent Sarah Whitelaw takes a brief look at news from a selection of stud farms and finds some exciting developments read more

Gauteng Guineas Day Takes Shape

Supplementary entries close 15 February

Abashiri -  nice draw

Madame Dubois and Negroamaro rematch could be a highlight read more

Prawns On The Lawns

Main races on the day will be the Gr3 Vasco Prix du Cap and the CTS Gr3 Chairman's Cup.

Grilled Prawns with Lemon Butter and Savory Bread

This year’s Prawn “lip-licking summer” Festival is coming to Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday 20 February 2016 read more

Cape – A Boutique Summer Racing Centre?

Why are racing folk always so reticent to rock the boat and demand answers?

Skeleton-Crew

As a punter and occasional small owner over the past forty odd years, I keep asking myself a question – where is Cape Town Racing going and what is Phumelela, or any other vested interest , for that matter, doing about it? read more

Love And Life

Your Buyer's Guide

val de vie scene

Bloodstock South Africa hosts a top-class catalogue for the second Val De Vie Yearling Sale which will be held at the international award-winning estate situated just outside of Paarl on Sunday 14 February at 14h30 read more

Noah Is Going, Going – Gone!

J&B Met winner Smart Call will be on the same shipment

Noah From Goa wins Cape Guineas

Noah From Goa’s Cape Guineas win earned him a shot at winning the Triple Crown, as it forms one of two alternate first leg races read more

Bloomin’ Beautifully!

Another Gr1 winner

Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting young sire Flower Alley received yet another significant boost to his stud career read more

NHA: Goosen Fined

Mr Goosen has the right of appeal against both the findings and the penalties imposed

Louis Goosen

Passports contained altered information pertaining to Equine Influenza Vaccinations, in order to mislead the Stipendiary Board read more

More Met Moans

Racing Association apologises to Life Member

Hill Fifty Four wins the 2014 J&B Met

‘We could scarcely believe our ears, turned around in disgust and went back home where we could at least watch proceedings in some comfort’ read more

NHA: Trainer Adam Marcus Fined

'Strong mitigating factors'

Adam Marcus

Inquiry Board imposed a fine of R15 000 which is wholly suspended for a period of three years, provided that Mr Marcus is not found guilty of a contravention of any Rule relating to prohibited substances during this period read more

Valor On Song

Likely the most talented 3-year-old race horse of either sex on the planet

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Songbird’s 11-year-old half-sister Wide Range has been purchased in Thailand by Team Valor International read more

I Like The Way You Move

2016 J&B Met - Why parties belong AFTER the races

Three ring circus

If we don’t respect ourselves, can we really expect anyone else to? Perhaps we should stop standing back for sponsors and start standing up for racing. read more

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Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

Opinion

I Like The Way You Move

2016 J&B Met - Why parties belong AFTER the races

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Met Day Rave – Disgrace

What used to be the highlight of racing excellence in SA became a RAVE meeting last Saturday.

Opinion

Happy New Year

Our horses again showed they can compete on the world’s stage

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Magic Horses

Smart Call! Girl Beats Boys in the 2016 J&B Met

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Life On Mars?

Let's hope 'Fatty' runs well in the Cape Flying Championship

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Heavelon van der Hoven

Heavelon van der Hoven (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Golden Ticket

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JP van der Merwe

JP van der Merwe (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Riding the crest of the wave