Ready To Run Shock

Multiple champion breeder withdraws from Ready To Run Sale

Summerhill have withdrawn their draft of over 110 horses from Bloodstock South Africa’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale 2014. Read More


Snaith’s Big Plans

SA Champion going global

In The Fast Lane

“They won’t allow us to have any more stables in Port Elizabeth so I have to look elsewhere. It’s getting harder in PE every month but at this stage I plan to keep the operation there. I will have 26 boxes in Jo’burg.” Read More

Recordbreaker Debut

May need the run, says Ramsden

Brutal Force at the ready to run gallops

The full brother to Red Ray was bought by Markus Jooste for R1.5 million at last year’s CTS Premier Yearling Sale and was then put into the Durbanville Ready To Run Sale in order to qualify him for the R2 million Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes Read More

Juice For The Duke

Drakenstein new man registers another international stakes winner

Tom Queally rode a cracker on Duke Of Marmalade's son

Drakenstein Stud’s exciting new stallion Duke Of Marmalade grabbed the limelight this weekend with yet another international stakes winner Read More

Just Rolling Along

O'Brien's Montjeu record-breaker wins on debut

Aidan O'Brien

He will need to forge a significant career both on the track and at stud to repay his €2.85m price tag as a yearling but he could not have made a more polished start Read More

Cede In Need

The week ahead - and a banker at Greyville on Tuesday

Supercede could be  a banker on Tuesday

While the polytrack form profiles are starting to make some sense, particularly when it comes to following certain yards, Tuesday’s ten race programme looks a trappy affair. Read More

Look Back In Anger!

Spies' colt just gets better with every run

Anger wins Auust Stakes

The reformed genius of the Brazillian-bred Anger took his next step to the Emerald Cup with a gutsy and impressive power galloping performance at the Vaal on Saturday Read More

A Stroll On The Beach

Generously priced Sarasota cruises in under high-riding Strydom

Sarasota wins Sandy Beach_compressed

Running in the familiar Hammies Football Club strip of Cape owner Bryn Ressell in partnership with her trainer, and having only her third start on the surface, she produced a performance that spoke volumes of her versatility and progressive profile Read More

Boat Race-With A Twist

Horseracing targets student market with innovative concept


Seven riders from each University are now undergoing training at the British Racing School and Oaksey House in Lambourn in order to prepare them for the rigors of race riding over eight furlongs at the Rowley Mile Read More

Trainers Resist All-Weather

They certainly do things on a more consultative basis in the UK


“Don’t destroy the best turf track in the country,” he pleaded. “And when you’ve got people like Sir Michael Stoute speaking out against it – and we all know that Stoutey is quite reticent when it comes to speaking out – they need to be listened to.” Read More

Back To School

Punters pay school fees as Bursary adds to painful day

Bad day at Black Rock for punters as shock results  knock us for a six

Track switch at Fairview is followed by shock results which throws cat amongst the exotic pigeons and sees punters running for cover Read More

Who Thinks What


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


Shaheen Shaw

Hit Them Hard, Sunshines!

My old dad, bless him, was sick for the game. A hard worker, I fear his gambling habits may have left us less flush. Will my children read this? Read More

Dean Diedericks

On Track with Dean

Kenilworth Racecourse “a unique and special place.” 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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