Smart Call

The Journey Of A Thousand Steps

Alec Laird at Abington Place (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

We catch up with Alec Laird and Breeders’ Cup hopeful, Smart Call in Newmarket read more

Cape Racing & Breeding Awards 2016 – The Nominees

Cape Award nominees 2015/16

Final Judgement

Cape racing will honour the stars at its annual awards evening to be held at the Lanzerac Hotel. Stellenbosch on Monday 8 August read more

Newsflash – Durbanville Abandoned

Too dangerous to continue

Grass Gallops

Rain and visibility cause havoc at country course read more

Super Saturday – Moves To Sunday

Turffontein comes forward to Saturday

Wild One wins the Gold Cup

Following 200mm of rain at Greyville over the past 36 hours, Gold Circle has decided to postpone the 2016 eLan Gold Cup by a day to Sunday 31 July, with all race times remaining as published read more

Glorious Goodwood – It’s Day One!

Going is good and we are all set

Glorious Goodwood

With SA racing under the weather whip, Glorious Goodwood may be an option today. Unlike some other major festivals, it gets off to something of a slower start, with no Gr1 races on the opening day – the Gr2 Lennox Stakes is the feature read more

Newsflash – Scottsville Moves

Change of venue - Wednesday 27 July

Mella Maria wins Greyville

The Scottsville racemeeting scheduled for Wednesday has been moved to Greyville Racecourse and will be run on the Poly Track read more

Our Grand Heritage

28 runners in the field

Flag Of France - place chance at best

Phumelela have announced the inauguration of an exciting and innovative race meeting at the Vaal racecourse read more

Mooi River – Wider Than The Sky!

Summerhill gear for tenth breeders championship


Klawervlei’s slim hopes of retaining the title appear to rest on them having an exceptional week in the minor meetings and doing well with their few big race opportunities on Super Saturday, while they will also have to rely on Summerhill failing in all of their many big race opportunities read more

Cape Trainers Join Forces

Van Reenen and Burger team up

Good Man To Work For! Riaan Van Reenen trained Barossa Valley to win

Carl Burger has had his health problems of late read more

Moore’s For Reel

Highland Reel's decisive win

Highland Reel in HK

The greatest jockeys can sense and seize an opportunity a fraction of a second before their opponents, and Ryan Moore did so to decisive effect on Saturday read more

First Group Win For Frankel

Dettori says favourite for next year's 1000 Guineas is very good

Fair Eva

Frankel’s daughter Fair Eva kept her unbeaten record intact with a hugely impressive display in the Gr3 Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes read more

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

Great ride by Million Dollar jockey Heavelon van der Hoven

Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake enjoys distinction of becoming Klawervlei stallion Warm White Night’s first stakes winning daughter read more

Lyle’s Got Real Style

Australian-bred wins the East Cape Paddock Stakes

Purely Atomic

A terrific four-timer for Yvette Bremner at Fairview on Friday gave first season apprentice Lyle Hewitson a squeak of catching the long-time title pacesetter Callan Murray read more

Owners And Punters The Losers

What could a jockey earn tossing a race?


Let errant jockeys serve their suspensions doing industry service, rather than be allowed to simply take the time off as a convenient holiday read more

Jockeys Opinions – Not Wanted?

Should we allow the jockey to play a bigger role in the promotion of racing?

Australian jump

Paying jockeys to give their opinions on their mounts at specific meetings has been flagged by Australian stewards as posing problems with integrity and financial arrangements read more

SA Owner’s Early Epsom Derby Favourite

Springbok silks shine at Leopardstown


Champion South African owners Ingrid and Markus Jooste have enjoyed another remarkable season read more

Getting Racing TV Right

Horseracing show has the potential to reach 65 million homes on a daily basis

American Pharoah wins the Belmont

A lot of people from the racing industry on shows are kind of walking on eggshells – and that’s never conducive…
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Competition Commission Decision

Bookmakers respond

SA Bookmakers Association logo

The SA Bookmakers’ Association presents their version of the Competition Commission’s decision regarding their Tellytrack complaint read more

Horsepower 2016

Don't delay - book today


Wellington Animal Hospital have extended an invitation to horse owners and interested parties to attend a day of lectures on veterinary aspects that affect horses every day read more

Ready To Run Sale Date Changes

Durbanville out of commission

Cape Thoroughbred Sales ready to run Sale

Cape Thoroughbred Sales have announced important changes to dates that will affect the two Ready To Run auctions later this year

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Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

  • Super Saturday – Moves To Sunday

    Turffontein comes forward to Saturday

  • Mooi River – Wider Than The Sky!

    Summerhill gear for tenth breeders championship

  • The Gold Miners!

    De Kock and Kannemeyer dig deep

  • Superman Sings Them To Sleep

    Dawdle and dash averted

  • All news on SA Champions Season 2016


    Smart Call

    The Journey Of A Thousand Steps


    Azzie Slams Stipes

    Calls for avenue of appeal against 'poor decisions'


    Owners And Punters The Losers

    What could a jockey earn tossing a race?


    A Wannabe Celeb

    'The racing passion of Durban's Indian community is amazing' - Joey Ramsden


    We Don’t Trust Our Jockeys

    Who wrote this rule, ask race fans


    Mike de Kock – Calls A Spade A Spade

    Mike De Kock -  making plans

    'Polytrack is cheap racing in most overseas locations'


    JR – Leader Of The Pack!

    Joey Ramsden

    Joey Ramsden on winning the July - and the people, the horses...and life!