KZN Tracks Update

Ralph Smoute with some interesting angles on track care

Greyville polytrack

Fond memories of Clairwood, while Greyville’s turf issues appear to be a thing of the past read more

No Play – No Pay

Don't get left out in the cold - refunds will be made

Rained out and abandoned racemeetings can often mean a loss for the punter who purchased a form guide in good faith read more


A Madcap Adventure

Cupking is led in by his connections (photo: Candiese Marnewick)

If you look hard enough (and do the numbers right!), there is still plenty of magic to be had in racing read more

1500 winners and counting

Catching up with Gavin Lerena

Gavin Lerena (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Gavin Lerena talks about career milestones, chasing the championship and keeping a healthy balance read more

Newsflash-Vaal Abandoned

Unsafe underfoot conditions and a waterlogged track

Following a track inspection and test gallops, the Vaal meeting has been abandoned read more

First Timers (Meeting Abandoned)

Straight from the horse's mouth

What the trainers say about their first timers at Vaal today read more

Shongweni Mixed Sale Update

Supplementary catalogue

The sale will be held on Wednesday, 22 February at Shongweni Polo Grounds, commencing at 11h00 read more

Newsflash: Flamingo Park Abandoned

No local racing today

A waterlogged track has led to the abandonment of today’s scheduled racemeeting at Flamingo Park read more

The Captain’s In Command

Gareth van Zyl strikes at Greyville

The son of Captain Al is upping his game and his improved form curve suggests we may see him around for a few SA Champions Season features in the months ahead read more

20/20 Gets 0/10 From Top Owner

Concept under 'quick' fire

Thumbs up, thumbs down

It seems that not everybody is over the moon with the quick fix of Gold Circle’s Quickfire 20/20 racemeetings read more

CEM Outbreak Confirmed

Controlled animal disease detected in Gauteng

The Department for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed an outbreak of CEM in South Africa read more

The Queen Of France

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner honoured

Today’s non black-type Turffontein feature was named in honour of 1974 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Allez France read more

Summer Ready To Run Updates

Don't miss it

Ready To Run Gallops

The Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale will be held at Summerhill on Tuesday 21 February. read more

Ndlovu’s Sparkling Hat-Trick

Snaith and Lerena grab a double

A 1600-1 hat-trick by Charles Ndlovu for East Cape champion trainer Alan Greeff was the highlight of an entertaining Fairview Friday turf meeting read more

Take A Bit Of The 100-1

UK punters don't trust him

“Donald Trump being president is a brilliant thing for betting companies in the United Kingdom. He has created an incredible amount of interest in betting…” read more

Horses For Causes Breaks New Ground

Stallion services in demand

The 2017 Horses for Causes Charity Race Day held at Kenilworth Racecourse on 11th February achieved several impressive milestones read more

July The Target

Legal Eagle defends Gr1 President’s Champions Challenge title

The Markus Jooste-owned pair Legal Eagle and The Conglomerate will no longer be going overseas at the end of this month “barring a miracle” read more

Fully Fledged

Catching up with Callan Murray

Callan Murray (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

After his Australian stint with Lindsay Park Stables, Callan Murray returned to South Africa as a fully fledged jockey and has started as he means to go on read more

A Glorious Songbook

1980 Canadian Horse Of The Year

Glorious Song, a member of North America’s Racing Hall Of Fame, was purchased by Frank Stronach for $36.000 as a yearling read more

Player’s Plan

First local crop of foals born in 2016 are outstanding


After two seasons in South Africa, Gr1 Racing Post Trophy winner Kingsbarns has been found to be subfertile read more

Select Success

Short Heads - our weekly news snippets feature

Australians have discovered the power of ‘Select’ at yearling sales, a mightily successful concept long abandoned by South African sale companies for reasons unknown read more

Demolition Derby!

First Graded Stakes winner for Great Britain

They say that one man’s meat is another man’s poison. When SA champion S’manga Khumalo fell off earlier in the evening, the ride on the 3yo flyer became available read more

Cotton-Eye Joe

Where Does It Come From, Where Does It Go?

RA CEO Larry Wainstein recently stated that the Racing Association governs all stake money paid to owners and it is them that foot the bill. We try to find out where our stakes come from and where they go read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest



A Madcap Adventure


20/20 Gets 0/10 From Top Owner

Concept under 'quick' fire


Select Success

Short Heads - our weekly news snippets feature


Thanks Mike!

Mike de Kock reflects ahead of milestone


Cotton-Eye Joe

Where Does It Come From, Where Does It Go?


Patrick McGivern

The Cape Cossack


Glen Hatt

The Next Chapter