The War On Sand

The Supreme Sand Season in full flight - Gr3 August Stakes at Vaal on Saturday

Sand racing is either your cuppa or it isn’t. The Vaal sand surface has also done itself no marketing favours after building a notorious reputation in recent times for being a roulette wheel where the draw and your horse’s position out of the stalls often counts for more than genuine ability Read More

The consistent Midnight Run will go close if he takes to the sand in a tough race

The consistent Midnight Run will go close if he takes to the sand in a tough race

Horse Betting-Unsustainable?

Younger gamblers are more interested in having a flutter on other sports, especially football

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Bookies’ cash helps to support British racing, but betting on the horses is becoming less popular. In the Seventies, betting fans queued up to back legendary horses such as Red Rum. But nowadays online poker and roulette, and figuring out who will open the scoring for Chelsea, are competing for attention Read More

It’s Written In The Stars

Sea The Stars Exceeding Expectations

Sea The Stars

I was always very confident that he would become an excellent sire with his pedigree, conformation, temperament, and incredible ability. But the results this year are more than anyone could ever have expected. Read More

Wise Dan Is Back !

Dual Horse Of The Year Returns in Bernard Baruch

Sealed - Wise Dan may have sealed the USA Horse Of The Year title with a terrific display in the Breeders' Cup Mile

He’s ready to run and I don’t want to sit around and not run him. I don’t think it’s affected him, but you don’t know that until you run,” Read More

Four More For Tony McCoy

McCoy takes his tally to 108

Tony McCoy

“If I was going for the spread I’d say three or four winners. Two I’d be disappointed. I’m happy with four, but there will be people out there unhappy I didn’t have more” Read More

Singapore Racing – Friday

Friday 29 August

Joao didn’t win them all last weekend but his haul of seven wins and six placings from 20 rides is enough to think we can follow the Brazilian champ with confidence into Friday. Read More

That’s The Spirit!

Listed Jockey Club Stakes at Fairview

Silvan Spirit is expected to go close at Fairview on Friday

It looks like a potentially rewarding Friday for the PE faithful. A welcome return to the turf surface and with bumper fields to boot, the card will certainly grab the attention of the value seekers Read More

Flower Alley for Wilgerbosdrift

Sire of US Champion 3yo colt

Flower Alley to stand at Wilgerbosdrift in 2015

Flower Alley has been acquired by Wilgerbosdrift to stand his first South African season in 2015. He’s sire of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another, voted US Champion 3yo colt in 2012. Read More

A Classic Mating

Mating Derby Winners to Oaks Winners - A Winning Combination?

Australia is one of the best O'Brien has ever trained

Australia is not the first Derby winner sired by a Derby winner out of an Oaks winner. Sarah Whitelaw examines a few more examples. Read More

Free Lunch Fever

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These days are always loads of fun and a good time to catch up with people one has not seen for a while. However, there are also sometimes a few too familiar faces and it is amazing what some will do for a free lunch! Read More

Just Look Sharp

Owner Lesson 1

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“It was a second hand horse and won a race ridden by Gary Molloy. We backed it and gave Bookmaker Morris Vee a real hiding. But John Fox is sadly out of the game now and I’m not surprised as he is just too honest. Other trainers manoeuvre and play around – he didn’t do that.” Read More

Who Thinks What

Opinion

Free Lunch Fever

These days are always loads of fun and a good time to catch up with people one has not seen for a while. However, there are also sometimes a few too familiar faces and it is amazing what some will do for a free lunch! Read More

Silver Linings

HHCU Launches Retraining Project For 'Pre-loved' Thoroughbreds

“We can rehome a horse with confidence, knowing that it has the skills to carry it forward in its second career” Read More

Racy Blondes Have More Fun

Khumalo And Snaith : Racing's New PR Poster Blondes?

“Racing. It’s A Rush”…The press release sounds rather pony-tailish – full of words, sure, but tired ones. Our man Bling – charismatic, young, black and a champ in a tough game – would pump life into the marketing. Also for the PR bods to sign up is another young blond, albeit a natural one – Justin Snaith. Read More

Profiles

Dean Diedericks

On Track with Dean

Kenilworth Racecourse “a unique and special place.” Read More

Michael Varney

Michael Varney – & They’re Off !

Michael Varney is the brand ambassador and National Marketing Manager for the newly launched ‘Racing, It’s A Rush’. We find out more about Michael, Marketing and why he thinks Racing Is A Rush. Read More

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – September 1994

1994 Gr2 Premier's Handicap

Transvaal clubs amalgamate, Inland Revenue accords racehorses tax status, Surfing Home wins Premier’s Handicap, James Goodman wins KZN Guineas, Guy Rixon passes away and Fort Wood commences his first season at stud. Read More

Sands Of Time – August 1994

Stateway wins the 1994 Gr1 Gold Cup

Gold Cup is won by PE challenger Arthur Miller and 7yo Stateway. Amberpondo wins the Summerveld Stakes and Flobayou makes a winning 4yo debut in the Stewards Cup. Pas de Quoi bows out on a high with a win in the Champion Stakes and the ARCSA Awards are held in the Greyville parade ring on race day. Stanley Greeff achieves a career best of 123 winners for the season, finishing 7th on the national log on stakes. Taban wins the Natal Mercury and Dahlia’s Legacy wins the Golden Slipper. Cape challenger Hainan Dao is a shock winner of the Gold Vase and La Fabulous wins the KZN Breeders Challenge. Read More

Sands of Time – July 1994

1994 Gr1 Mainstay International

Bacio rewards Garth Puller by winning the Durbanville Oaks and Gary Alexander saddles 6 on a card. The mood in the Cape is as black as the weather and the Winter Series has to be rearranged to accommodate the tracks. A big day for Stanley Greeff in the EC Paddock Stakes and Dions renews sponsorship of EP Derby. Flaming Rock bows out with a 2nd in the Mainstay. Read More

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