De Kock’s New Jockey

'I think we have found a good replacement here'
ortizi

He has ridden many popular horses throughout his young career, including 2012 champion 3-year-old filly Questing, Kid Cruz, Vyjack and Birdatthewire read more

The Day The Music Died?

Or is it maybe just the wake-up call needed?
CrossSand

This was a gross embarrassment for South African racing. At the rate that we are going, we really can’t blame the casino’s or mobile phones or international sport – or whatever else we love to blame read more

A Festival Of Speed

The jackpot of Gr1 sprints should be a spectacle of speed racing
Zambezi River_v20141007_web

Trainer Charles Laird is something of an icon in the land of the Scottsville Gr1 speed legends. On Saturday he bids for his fourth straight win in the R1 million Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint. He returns with last year’s champion Normanz, who also puts super-sire Var in line for a hat-trick in this prestigious speed contest read more

Vaal – Investigation Launched

The outcome of the investigation will be announced as soon as possible
Phumelela

Phumelela Gaming has launched an urgent investigation into the reasons for Thursday’s race meeting on the Vaal sand being abandoned after only two races read more

Opinion

I Keep Pinching Myself

A big Singapore weekend is behind us

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be a member of the team broadcasting one of the biggest International Gr1 events in the world, surrounded by some of the finest horses, trainers, jockeys and various media read more

Opinion

What A Wally!

Joey Ramsden's weekly ramble

When the guys on top – with the best intentions – are sending you in the opposite direction as well, it really does make for some tough decision making read more

Racing Operator Sues Betting Company

CDI seeks unspecified financial damages
Churchill-Downs

CDI said by accepting the wagers DRF Bets violated terms of the IHA that state “no person may accept an interstate off-track wager on the outcome of a horse race without the consent of the host racing association which conducts the business read more

Big Bucks For Pharoah

Who says one can't get rich racing horses?
American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby

Breeding farms had offered “north of $20 million” for the breeding rights to the homebred colt, who was last season’s champion 2-year-old male read more

A Champion Joins The Champions!

Capetown Noir is the best South African racehorse to set foot on Summerhill since National Emblem
Capetown Noir

The truth is, Capetown Noir is a Thoroughbred jewel, and the boys up at the Summerhill barn will handle him with the delicacy Lord Carnarvon would afford a precious chalice dug from the bowels of an ancient pyramid read more

Enjoy A Good Evening Out

It could be a last opportunity to send your mare
Dynasty

The sale will also see exciting young stallions Flower Alley, Soft Falling Rain, Time Thief, Variety Club and Vercingetorix on offer for the first time read more

Just Add Ice

On the sand at the Vaal today
Across The Ice

The two seasoned veterans could team up to win today’s topliner,a R120 000 Pinnacle Stakes over the Emerald Cup trip read more

Mubtaahij Flying In Work

Brown was satisfied with the pair’s first work over the Belmont inner turf
Mubtaahij in his new surroundings at Belmont Park, New York

Mike De Kock’s Belmont Stakes hopeful Mubtaahij took to Belmont Park’s inner turf course along with stablemate Umgiyo and posted a bullet five-furlong breeze two days after his arrival, on Sunday read more

Smirnoff Winner’s Great Legacy

Sarah Whitelaw examines the influence of Tracy’s Element
1993 Gr1 Smirnoff Bloodline Sprint - TRACY'S ELEMENT - finish

The Smirnoff/Medallion winner to have left arguably the greatest legacy in recent times was the wonderful racemare, Tracy’s Element, writes Sarah Whitelaw read more

No Bull – Toreador On The Up

100 winners up for Craig Zackey
Link Man

Two winners at the Vaal on Tuesday for progeny of Toreador, trained by Dom Zaki and ridden by Craig Zackey, have highlighted the chances of a runaway debut winner who lines up in a Gr1 at Scottsville this Saturday read more

Linngari Joins Summerhill Stallion Roster

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Linngari (Indian Ridge (IRE) - Lidakiya (IRE))

There’s an old saying in this game, that “class will out”, and the testimony for the truth of it lies in Linngari’s four Stakes winners and seven Stakes performers, He joins Capetown Noir on the ‘new boys’ roster in the Land Of Legends read more

Opinion

I Keep Pinching Myself

A big Singapore weekend is behind us

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be a member of the team broadcasting one of the biggest International Gr1 events in the world, surrounded by some of the finest horses, trainers, jockeys and various media read more

Opinion

What A Wally!

Joey Ramsden's weekly ramble

When the guys on top – with the best intentions – are sending you in the opposite direction as well, it really does make for some tough decision making read more

Opinion

Dinner With The History Man

An evening with Charles Faull

Like a car with faulty brakes, our current system is fundamentally flawed and no advertising or marketing campaign is going to make any difference until we restore customer trust. read more

Opinion

What A Buzz!

Super One is looking to make it 3 from 3 in Singapore's Juvenile Golden Horseshoe

After a relaxing weekend off, this week sees our showcase meeting taking place on Sunday. read more

Opinion

Dreaming With Our Eyes Open

A Tale of Three Derbies

This is the most exciting racing assignment I’ve ever been on. It was completely unchartered territory and it was a huge privilege to be there and document this piece of history. read more

Profile

Lucinda Woodruff

Move over Justin, there’s a new blonde in town
Lucinda Woodruff (credit: hamishNIVENPhotography)

With Terrance Millard as a grandfather, a top flight riding and training team as parents and her uncle Tony at the top of his game in Hong Kong, horses have always been in Lucinda Woodruff’s blood read more

Profile

Craig Zackey

Apprentice on the up
Craig Zackey (credit JC Photos)

It’s humbling to share the jockey room with the top riders. You look at them and think about your future. It makes you want to work harder and be more dedicated to get to their league. It also makes it extra special when you win read more

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – April 1995

1995 Gr3 African Breeders Stakes

Highveld amalgamation falls flat, Aussie imports continue to win features and Ormond Ferraris saddles the first four past the post in the SA Derby – for the second time. Aldora has a successful dispersal, Gosforth Park’s juvenile races play havoc with the form book and Shoe Express annihilates the Rupert Ellis Brown field, while Breeders Cup registration fees are postponed. read more