Francia To The Fore

Now hot on Callan Murray's heels


Lyle Hewitson is a young man going places. After all the fuss over his first group winner for Justin Snaith in the East Cape Derby in mid May, he was back amongst the feature winners for the same yard at Kenilworth on Saturday. read more

‘Abashiri Has No Chance’ – Expert

The Ringer's big race preview

Robert Bloomberg

Everybody is entitled to an opinion as to a July winner. Few guys are better qualified than Robert Bloomberg to express one read more

Here’s An Up Yours That Could Work For Us

'World’s most complex and time consuming divorce ever' - Gary Player

Professor Ian Sanne - bred the winner

The UK’s giving the finger to the EU may be the best thing to happen to SA Racing in the last 20 years read more

Chevauchee’s On Fire

Brett Crawford has a smart 3yo on his hands


The Ridgemont Stud owned daughter of High Chaparral made short work of her field to register her second stakes victory read more

A Big Up…Just Asking

Or are we hitting the down slopes?

Just asking

What’s the difference between a legendary champion jockey muttering the ‘f-word’ and an owner chirping ‘up yours’? read more

Joey Lands The Gamble

Drakenstein bred and owned filly shines

Captain Gambler Irridescence Stakes

Milnerton trainer Joey Ramsden showed his knack of producing the 2yo’s to shine early when the beautifully bred Captain Gambler finished with a flourish read more

Snaith’s Classic Double

Loyalty the big winner

Elusive Silva win Derby

The Cape jockeys’ favourite rein wrestling game of hurry up and wait made something of a mockery of the Gr3 Winter Derby at Kenilworth on Saturday read more

That’s Nine Langermans For Ramsden!

Australian-bred trifecta as the imports dominate 2yo feature

Table Bay Langerman

The Milnerton trainer has few peers when it comes to prepping 2yo’s and he maintained his 21st century stranglehold on the Cape winter feature in dramatic style read more

Top Yard Dump Jock After Shocker

Bling no longer king as Snaiths take immediate action

Khumalo black jockey wins July

Former South African champion jockey S’manga Khumalo, who currently leads the national jockey title log, has felt an immediate impact on his career following his shocker of a ride on Courteous Captain read more

Bling’s Blunder – Hollywood To Rescue

SA's top bookmaker steps in


Former SA champion jockey S’manga Khumalo set himself up for a likely three month suspension when, in an apparent moment of distraction – or madness – he failed to ride his mount out in the third race at Fairview on Friday read more

The Langermans In History

The Gr3 Langerman today has us recalling some great days

Milnerton grandstand

The year was 1906 and the Stewards of the South African Turf Club held a meeting, at which the Milnerton Race Course question would be finally settled read more

Mick On The Magic and The Mating

Fascination - the predestination involved in selecting a stallion to serve a mare


The late Omar Sharif once said that what he loved about the “mating game” in the thoroughbred world, was that it was like “playing God” read more

The Top July Racecard – Now Available!

Get your flying start right here

2015 flashback - Power King wins

With a Pick 6 pool of R15 million projected and set for a massive betting day all round, there are great opportunities to win big read more

Rabada – Will He Run In July?

Big race was always just going to be a bonus

Rabada wins in Turffontein on 2015-03-28

Jooste Racing Manager Derek Brugman has given his side of the Rabada saga after trainer Mike Azzie was forthright in saying he did not want to run the Vodacom Durban July contestant in this Sunday’s KZN Breeders Million Mile read more

Top SA Rider Considers Island Offer

Will ride in July

Bernard Fayd'herbe

Bernard Fayd’Herbe has received an offer to ride in Mauritius for the remainder of the season read more

Top Man Resigns

Equine Group and Michael Holmes Bloodstock to assist

National Yearling Sale

CEO Kevin Woolward has resigned to pursue other interests read more

Racing Must Take Charge Of Destiny

Racing and corporatization are incompatible

A middle aged man very upset about something. Pointing his finger. Anger Management?

It is an absolute disgrace that a handful of shareholders triumph at the expense of the many stakeholders earning a keep from racing read more

Australian-Bred Gr1 Placer Tops Sale

Some good value


The Australian-bred Lonhro gelding Anjaal topped the Michael Holmes Bloodstock Super Sale held at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday read more

A Wise Man,Our Joey!

Gareth Pepper makes his point

Well Done 050415-web_compressed

I only know Joey from brief greetings in the Cape , but I can never forget an incident when he walked up to me and my ex at the races one day and greeted her and said “You can do better!” read more

Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards

Calling All Unsung Heroes

2014 CTS Premier Sale at the CTICC (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

If you have any unsung heroes from the Western Cape who deserve recognition, consider entering for the 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

Vodacom Durban July

  • ‘Abashiri Has No Chance’ – Expert

    The Ringer's big race preview

  • The Top July Racecard – Now Available!

    Get your flying start right here

  • Rabada – Will He Run In July?

    Big race was always just going to be a bonus

  • Puller Picks Solid Speed

    Sticky buns, hot coffee - and some decent horses on show

  • All news on Gr1 Vodacom Durban July 2016


    Racing Must Take Charge Of Destiny

    Racing and corporatization are incompatible


    Of Parents and Children and Horses

    A Father’s Day meditation from the Louw Flyer


    Ups And Downs

    Pepper makes his point


    KZN Tracks – A Poor Show

    Gold Circle chose to bring up the fact that certain jockeys were invited to a meeting


    Have Mic Will Travel

    Rouvaun Smit reports back on the Epsom Derby


    Douglas Whyte

    Douglas Whyte (photo: HKJC)

    Ticking The Boxes


    MJ Byleveld

    MJ Byleveld