The Golden Horse

Three Glenlair Trophies in the Laing trophy cabinet

Crown Of Gold wins Glenlair

Trainer Tara Laing has kept the gallant stayer Crown Of Gold beautifully on song for three seasons and the son of Silvano wrapped up a rare hat-trick read more

Newsflash: Mauritius – Saturday 7 May

New off-times will apply


The fourth race scheduled for the Champ de Mars meeting in Mauritius on Saturday 7 May has been cancelled read more

SA Champions Season…Away They Go Tonight!

The interprovincial clash of 3yo’s under the lights should provide a spectacle

Rabada wins in Turffontein on 2015-03-28

The SA Champions Season gets into top gear in style at Greyville this evening with the R600 000 Canon Gr2 SA Guineas heading a triple feature bill read more

Legislating For Change

One of the undoubted entertainment highlights of the SA Champions Season


Is change such a bad thing? Last year the Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes lost its weight-for-age lily white purity in favour of a plus- conditions format read more

July Log – Latest

Vodacom Durban July log @ 4 May

Legal Eagle wins LQP

South Africa’s highest rated horse, Legal Eagle, heads the first 2016 Vodacom Durban July Log read more

Owner Says Pleas Fell On Deaf Ears

Mogok Master has been kicking his heels for nine months


‘The leading of evidence at the Peter Inquiry has been finalised and the Chairman of the Inquiry Board has indicated that the Board will deliver a finding on the merits shortly’ read more

Marcus – Storm In A Teacup?

'Jock Sproule would have done a double flip in his grave'


Should discretion be permitted with the top jockey’s technically rule flouting show of emotion with a group of the Turffontein on-course public after the pull-up of the Premier’s Champions Challenge on Saturday? read more

Lucky 13 For Nyquist?

Same draw as when he won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year at Keeneland


Nyquist, who is undefeated in seven career races, will try to become the fifth horse since 1900 to win the Kentucky Derby from the No. 13 post read more

Run A Bath!

Short Heads - keeping you on track

Short Heads

Two stray ground staff suffered the fright of their lives at Bath on Monday when narrowly avoiding an on-track collision with runners in a 1700m handicap read more

NHA: Ngcobo Suspended

He waived his right of appeal

National Horseracing Authority

A urine sample taken from the apprentice at Greyville Racecourse on 19 February 2016, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Oxazepam and Temazepam read more

Legal Eagles – Conflicted?

Sadly the rules do not specify qualifications for membership of disciplinary panels


Lawyer chairs disciplinary panel – and has in the recent past been paid by the British Horseracing Authority for advice on non-disciplinary matters read more

A Dancer’s Legacy

His sire sons are also now leaving their mark


The late, great Nureyev is one of history’s finest sires. Despite his stud career being restricted by fertility issues, the son of Northern Dancer left behind 135 stakes winners read more

Eagle May Fly South Of July

Although too early to start officially declaring horses as 'doubtful'...

2016 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate winner, Legal Eagle

National Champion Trainer Sean Tarry has warned that in his opinion Legal Eagle was unlikely to line up for the Vodacom Durban July read more

African Horse Sickness: Paarl Outbreak

Public Situation Report 4

Horse Doping Needleman

Public Situation Report No 4 regarding the 2016 Paarl African Horse Sickness outbreak read more

The NYS Numbers Game

R2,5 million is topseller - a smashing daughter of Trippi

National Yearling Sale

The stats and stories behind the 2016 National Yearling Sale Prices read more

Get On The Speed

Scottsville Festival Of Speed 2016


If you think racehorse trainers are a bunch of clowns, forget it! The successful ones, like five-star generals, know the strength of their troops and plan a campaign accordingly read more

TAB’s Hong Kong Scoop

The average win pool on a Hong Kong race is R50 million


From Wednesday 4 May, all Win, Place and Swinger bets taken with TAB on Hong Kong races will be transmitted directly into Hong Kong’s gigantic tote pools. read more

New Man At The Helm

Meeting Lyndon Barends

Lyndon Barends (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Lyndon Barends, seasoned businessman, philanthropist and now top man at the NHA. We get to know him better. read more

Champions Day Incident – NHA Opens Investigation

Ordinary member calls on body to pursue allegation and investigation with usual vigour


An ordinary member of the National Horseracing Authority has called on the regulatory body to fully investigate an incident involving an alleged physical and verbal altercation by an NHA Board Member with a racegoer at Turffontein on Champions Day read more

‘Abashiri Jock Panicked’ Says Trainer

...and asked his horse to do things the hard way!


Next stop Vodacom Durban July for Triple Crown star read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

  • July Log – Latest

    Vodacom Durban July log @ 4 May

  • Get On The Speed

    Scottsville Festival Of Speed 2016

  • ‘Abashiri Jock Panicked’ Says Trainer

    ...and asked his horse to do things the hard way!

  • What Really Matters?

    South Africa’s Champion season is under way in a fortnight

  • The NYS Numbers Game

    R2,5 million is topseller - a smashing daughter of Trippi

  • NYS Final Session – Strong Middle Market Pleases

    The National Yearling Sale concluded on Friday evening

  • NYS Day 2 – ‘More Buoyant’

    Nine R4 million sellers

  • Trippi Tops NYS Session 1

    Wilgerbosdrift filly is a beauty

  • All news on National Yearling Sale 2016


    New Man At The Helm

    Meeting Lyndon Barends


    Has NHA Lost The Plot?

    We have to ask - as this is the inescapable conclusion...


    Derby Innovator

    Barry being Barry


    1200 Up For Laxon

    With Racing only taking place today, it’s a relatively quiet week in Singapore


    Owners Already Stretched

    Joey Ramsden has his say


    Greg Cheyne

    Greg Cheyne (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

    Thinking Ahead


    Ormond Ferraris

    Ormond Ferraris (photo: JC Photographics)

    The Man Behind The Reputation