Just Quick? Maybe Not…

Will she stay the mile?

Brett Crawford - saddles the unbeaten Aussie

The question mark hanging over Brett Crawford’s exciting unbeaten Foxwedge filly Quick Brown Fox will only be answered after today’s Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas read more

Fab Fillies Rule Today!

Will the favourites dominate again?


A nationally representative high class field lines up in the R1 million Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas read more

Eagle To Wing It

Captain America defends his title

Legal Eagle wins LQP

With three Joburg-based high flyers in the small field, the Captain won’t have things his own way and this race has all the makings of a humdinger read more

Kenilworth First – Snaith vs De Kock vs Kotzen?

Straight from the horse's mouth

Justin Snaith -  leads SA log

The Kenilworth first race could be an interesting one… read more

Turffontein Saturday – First Timers

Straight from the horse's mouth


What the trainers say about their first timers on Saturday at Turffontein read more

54,38 – A Speed Scandal!

Corne Spies' Muhtafal filly shatters SA record


Windless conditions added to the merit of the flying record-breaker’s performance read more

Durbanville Racecourse Upgrade

Country course gets much needed refurb

Durbanville Refurb 2016

Course manager Dean Diedericks chats to us about the Durbanville racecourse refurbishment works read more

Oratorio’s Stunning Start

O's SA crop off to a flyer - first runner a winner

Oratorio, Stallion

Danehill’s world-class son Oratorio has proven himself repeatedly as an international racehorse and Gr1 sire read more

Rocket Man Lifts Off

Friday 2 December in Singapore


It’s been a big week for Pat Shaw. Firstly, the affable South African handler informed the Singapore Turf Club he will be taking leave of absence – just over six months – due to health reasons… read more

Paul Peter – Appeal Outcome

Amongst others, Mogok Master and Fort Ember matters concluded


National Horseracing Authority confirms outcome of Trainer Paul Peter’s appeal against convictions and penalties read more

The Guv’s Still Got It

Jeff Lloyd boots home 7 at Sunshine Coast

The evergreen Jeff Lloyd had a record-breaking afternoon on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, bringing home a whopping 7 winners read more

Goodbye Golden Apple

She was the first graded winner for multiple SA champion trainer


Tarry says the 2012 SA Broodmare Of The Year was a ‘once-in-a-lifetime mare’ read more

International Parachutes In For Met

Maingard takes out temporary licence

Gothic wins Kenilworth Cup

Former Cape-based Mauritian Horse of the Year Parachute Man is one of 28 entries for the R5 million Sun Met read more

Stars On The Beach

Short Heads - our weekly news snippets feature

Bernard Fayd'herbe

The first black Swazi born jockey to ride in the Epsom Derby and Irish star Jamie Spencer, together with our own Bernard Fayd’herbe and Donavan Mansour, are amongst the 13 riders in action read more

Summer Cup Star In Met Entry

28 Entries for 2017 Sun Met

Smart Call

The Cape’s flagship race is being run under a new sponsor banner in 2017 and carries a total stake of R5 million for the first time read more

Life is short, buy the horse

A tribute to Illuminator

Million dollar day (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

The Glen Puller Racing team has confirmed that Illuminator, South Africa’s first Million Dollar horse, has died due to complications from colic read more

Vale Ilha Da Vitoria

Mike de Kock -'she gave me the most pleasure of any horse I have trained'


Ilha Da Vitoria will not be forgotten soon by all who knew her. She was a true champion! read more

Black Is Back!

85000 On Course In Tokyo


Three European-trained horses had attempted to snap a dominance by the home players that stretches back to Alkaassed 11 years ago read more

International Blacksmith Competition

Building A Profession

SAAPF International Competition 2016 (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

On 25, 26 and 27 November 2016 the SAAPF hosted the second International Blacksmith Competition. We went to check it out. read more

Lerena – ‘Make Or Break’

Top jock tells how a great horse made it possible


“Piere Strydom was shifting in and Anthony Delpech was rolling out. But I wasn’t alone – the Master was with me and we so wanted the Summer Cup again…” read more

Gav & The Guv Own The Summer!

No fear as double hero takes no nonsense

Master Sabina

A heartstopping burst through a nearly non-existent gap by Summer Cup double hero Master Sabina, set the seal on a sensational fourth consecutive victory read more

Cheyne’s Super Six

Six winners in two days


Some fine judgement of pace as Ochoncar goes all the way read more

Seeing Double

Pick 6 knockout as lesser fancied stablemate scores


Sean Tarry produced his second successive feature exacta on the trot at Turffontein on Saturday when the Dynasty filly Smiling Blue Eyes showed good improvement read more