Settle For Mettle

National focus on Durbanville this weekend

The purity and timelessness I refer to is stamina, an inherent trait of the Thoroughbred that has been so consumed by speed over the past several decades it has all but disappeared. What trickle of stamina, or at least what resembles stamina, that does remain is frowned upon by owners, trainers, and especially breeders… Read More

Gothic wins Turffontein 8 August

Sire Power On Show

Compact, select and quality catalogue offers something for everybody

Emperor's Palace Ring LR

There is a wide range of top-class stallions with progeny on offer at the 2014 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale Read More

‘Why, Mr Jooste, why?’

David asks Goliath for answers

Markus Jooste

The Salesgate saga has created waves in the South African racing and breeding industry. In an open letter to Markus Jooste, a longstanding smaller breeder makes an impassioned plea for answers Read More

Search For The Summer

Rake's Chestnut has been entered for the Gr1 Summer Cup

Fifty-six horses have been entered for the R2-million Sansui Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 29 November, including last season’s Triple Crown winner Louis The King. Read More

Fast Horses, Slow Media

Is Racing Tapping Into The Power Of Social Media

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Twitter has the ability to drive so many areas of the industry. From wagering with market moves and the appearance of a horse in the paddock, to attracting new owners and race goers or even syndicating horses, absolutely anyone can become a commentator. Read More

Gee Jays At The Gee Gees

Greyvile Friday Night Season under way with great entertainment and happy hour

The Gee Jays perform a variety of hit songs

Back an old favourite tonight – from The Beatles to Roy Orbison, Michael Jackson to Elvis and Tom Jones to Robbie Wessels Read More

Singapore Racing – Today

Friday 19 August in Singapore

Affleck (Danny Beasley) strides away to an impressive win on Sunday. Picture Singapore Turf Club.20/04/14

A very solid Friday night card headlined by the Premier Racing Partnerships Stakes Open for three-year-olds, the first leg of the More Magic 3YO Championships (race 7). Read More

Turnaround Tony

"There's a new buzz of positivity in KZN"

Tony Rivalland aka Google

Vaughan Marshall dared suggest he didn’t like Summerveld and Cape trainers have the advantage of stronger buying power. Tony Rivalland chats to James Goodman from what appears to be South Africa’s fastest growing racing centre Read More

A Big Win For Snaith

Patience and a polished training feat sees top horse back on track

Touted as a Durban July horse, Snaith takes Novice win with both hands

He was our July horse two seasons ago, but this is a funny game some times. We took him to Durban for Champions Season last year and he did a tendon in work at Greyville three weeks prior to the Daily News Read More

Phumelela – The Right Medicine?

The Operator needs to turn a current obligation into an embraced opportunity

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I have asked if racing is busy dying but if you speak to a younger generation it alarmingly appears that it’s already dead as far as they are concerned.A ring fenced operation tasked with growing the customer and fan base is required with a separate budget and a clear objective of delivering measurable outcomes. Read More

Who Thinks What

Opinion

Fast Horses, Slow Media

Is Racing Tapping Into The Power Of Social Media

Twitter has the ability to drive so many areas of the industry. From wagering with market moves and the appearance of a horse in the paddock, to attracting new owners and race goers or even syndicating horses, absolutely anyone can become a commentator. Read More

Phumelela – The Right Medicine?

The Operator needs to turn a current obligation into an embraced opportunity

I have asked if racing is busy dying but if you speak to a younger generation it alarmingly appears that it’s already dead as far as they are concerned.A ring fenced operation tasked with growing the customer and fan base is required with a separate budget and a clear objective of delivering measurable outcomes. Read More

BSA vs CTS

Barry Irwin has his say

Right now I have a substantial investment in South Africa. I must be honest and say that I am no longer comfortable with my investment based on the way things are starting to go. Read More

War And Peace

All's fair in love, war and racing

Serious sport is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting. Where does South African fit into the picture? Read More

Irish Are Instant Success

Inaugural Irish Champions Weekend Roundup

Irish Champions Weekend was a massive success which gained great publicity in the national media. It was dramatic, gripping and entertaining for everyone in attendance. Read More

Profiles

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Come Race And Party On The Equator!

Believe it or not, horseracing in the Republic of Kenya is 110 years old in 2015. The beautiful country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa will host visitors from across the globe – Tom Fraser tells us why… Read More

Wesley Bowman & Andrew Harrison

Thinking Outside the 3A Box

We educate the people we attract to the course. We don’t want people to be left to make their own fun, we want them to have fun with us. 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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