Snaith Can Place In First Today

Straight from the horse's mouth - the First Timers

Should battle to win says Snaith Racing read more

Spring Return For The Big D

Contingency plans in place

Grass Gallops

Good progress has been made with the resurfacing of Durbanville racecourse and, weather permitting, hopes are high that racing will resume there in September and October read more

Backworth Dispersal Sale

Diarise 10 April

Backworth has long been established as one of KwaZulu Natal’s truly boutique stud farms, and, from a small number of runners, has bred a lengthy list of high class performers read more

Suits You Sir!

BHA approves bespoke silks

So much for being stuffy. The BHA approves a host of new silk designs – and it’s all for a good cause read more

Prestige Sponsor For Cape Winter Series

Launched the career of one of the greatest horses to grace our turf this century

Pocket Power

Western Cape racing has received a boost with the news that leading breeders Highlands, part of Ridgemont, will sponsor the prestigious Cape Winter Series read more

Maujean Incident – No Further Action

Ace Antonio incident - Fairview

Board were of the opinion that the blame could not be fully apportioned to Jockey Maujean read more


That Is All


Exactly who and what is Arrogate? read more

Snaith Trumped by NHA

Is this the proverbial storm in a tea cup?

Trainer Justin Snaith’s “vocal, extremely stubborn, unmanageable and arrogant” comments, had gone viral on social media and been taken up by newspapers all over the world read more

Posters Beware

Gives a new meaning to a comments policy!

Ruby Walsh

The next time you feel like having a dig, just think about it first… read more

Cape Stipes To Go

Last meeting at Kenilworth on Wednesday

The early retirement at the end of this week of two Western Cape Stipendiary Stewards with over a half century of service between them is bound to weaken the ranks read more

Mogok On The Mark

Facile win for Lerena

Geoff Woodruf’s smart Mogok gelding Pagoda stamped himself a genuine SA Champions Season prospect read more

Belle’s Golden Moment

Oaks Trial cliffhanger

An enterprising ride by Callan Murray gave Mike de Kock the honour of saddling the first stakes winner for a sire close to his heart read more

Spies’ Sycamore Singer

Corne Spies grabs feature win

A talented and precocious 2yo, Seattle Singer finally put her act together halfway through her 3yo term read more


Relief and joy as star complicates matters

American challenger Arrogate stamped himself a once-in-a-lifetime racehorse for all of those fortunate enough to have watched him overcome the odds to win the $10 million Gr1 Dubai World Cup read more

Brazuca Has A Ball

Lerena breaks his drought

The Australian-bred Brazuca shed his classic bridesmaid tag and at the same time opened his feature account in style read more

Alexander’s Champagne Day

Lerena makes it three features on the afternoon

The high – class Pierre Jourdan’s half-brother Champagne Haze has been a touch in-and-out since his big win in the 2015 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. read more

Newsflash: Khathi Falls In Feature

Misfortune as saddle slips

Cape jockey Robert Khathi encountered some bad luck at the first meeting of the new Mauritius season read more

Smith’s Precious Quick Return

Precious Pansy rocks the daisies!

Trainer Gavin Smith has one of the keenest eyes in the game. He set out to buy Gill Thomson’s Pathfork filly – and he bought well! read more

Market Speaks – CTS Listens

'Focused on maximising opportunities'

Cape Thoroughbred Sales has announced the rationalisation of their sales programme read more

Goodbye Dubai

The Voice Of Dubai will be missed

Terry Spargo is preparing to call his 17th and final Gr1 Dubai World Cup on Saturday read more

Gr1 Race Moves

A royal shuffle

The Empress Club Stakes has been moved from 15 April to 22 April read more

Did You Bid?

It was a buyers’ market, so we climbed in and I am very happy with what we bought

John Freeman

I have to say that it’s hard to concentrate at sales when many at tables around you are there not for the sale but for a day out. But here’s looking forward to the Joburg sales read more

Silvano Stars Clash Again

Classic Day countdown

The R2 million Gr1 SA Classic has attracted a small but quality field, headed by Gauteng Guineas top two, Janoobi and Al Sahem read more


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Eugene Reynders (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

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Heather Morkel (photo: Felicity Crouch)

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