New NHA Chairman

Ken Truter succeeds Andy O'Connor

The NHA has announced the appointment of Ken Truter as their new Chairman read more

Sun Met – Trainers Speak

Straight from the horse's mouth

Sun Met

We get stable comments for the full field for the 2017 Gr1 Sun Met read more

Met Tote Betting Open

R70 million will be bet on the tote on the day

With just days to go, TAB will be taking bets from Monday 23 January for Sun Met Day on Saturday. Please mark your tickets carefully! read more

Miss Frankel Throws A Curved Ball

Trainer 'shell-shocked'

“Frankel fever grips South Africa,” headlined Britain’s Racing Post read more

On Safari

Wildlife Safari wins big for Maine Chance Farms

Team Wildlife Safari (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

An enterprising group of Maine Chance Farms staff have just celebrated their first winner with Eric Sands trained Wildlife Safari read more

A View From The Rostrum

Cape Premier Yearling Sale Auctioneers

We chat to the men behind the mic’s at the 2017 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale read more

SA Record Equalled At Cape Sale

Colt with stallion's pedigree grabs the headlines

demanding lady wins ipi tombe chall

A Trippi colt out of a Gr2 winning daughter of leading sire Dynasty equalled the record for a yearling sold at auction in South Africa when knocked down to Coolmore for R6 million read more

Var’s Early CPYS Strike

Magnificent filly from outstanding family goes to Lammerskraal

There was early action on Day 1 of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale when a Var filly out of champion miler Captain’s Lover was bought for R3,6 million read more

Gallops Turnout Top-Class

An atmosphere of excitement

As is the worldwide standard with regards to Gr1 races owners were afforded the opportunity to be in the thick of things at specially reserved tables read more

Big Winner – Or Another Hardluck Story?

"It’s easy to go broke trying to get rich...''

So many horseplayers spend their lives chasing the six-figure score that will redeem all the bad beats and validate all the losing tickets read more

Racecaller Taking A Break

'Health an obvious priority'

Alistair Cohen (credit: Tellytrack)

Popular racecaller and Tellytrack presenter Alistair Cohen is expected to be off air until early April read more

Gallops, Draws – Now Let’s Go!

Met Runners go through their paces

The absence of a timekeeper means that there is little science involved and pricked ears, stride and perceived health and enthusiasm of the galloper are all that we can take away from it read more

Alcohol – Jock Gets 14 Days

Has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

Thabana presented himself to ride at the Vaal Racecourse whilst having a banned substance, namely alcohol, over the concentration threshold of 0,024mg in his breath read more

Hong Kong Quartet Puzzle

Saftote investigating

We have received enquiries from punters regarding an unusually small quartet dividend read more

Keeping Racing Sustainable

Old Club Mentality doesn't work anymore

Unlocking the new consumers of the millennial generation through ‘experiential marketing’ read more

Public Marginalised At Met Gallops

The hospitality was stickier than the buns!

Joe Public had to stand and watch while Met runners connections were able to choose from a number of eating options while they had no access even to the much advertised sticky buns read more

ITBF – Memorable And Productive Days In Cape Town

Some of the insights and information

The first International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation Congress held in South Africa drew to a close on 12 January 2017 read more

Jockey Sign Language

'Gesticulating' - at another jockey....

Andrew Fortune (photo: Coastal Photos)

Andrew Fortune was fined R2000 for what was deemed an unprofessional ride on the 20-1 shot Kanonkop who won at the Vaal read more

Singing The Blues

Outstanding broodmares continue to play a pivotal role in the world’s top races.

Last year a number of outstanding broodmares descendants featured prominently in 2016. read more

Another Proud Dynasty

Great Highlands family

Highlands stallion Jackson’s 3yo full-sister Field Of Light shed her maiden in impressive front-running style at Kenilworth on Wednesday read more

NHA AGM – Positive Feedback

Progress being made all round

Andy O'Connor

The 135th Annual General Meeting of Members was held at the offices of the National Horseracing Authority on Wednesday read more

Reproduction Seminar

Book early to avoid disappointment

Internationally recognised Veterinarian Dr Jonathan F. Pycock will present a Reproduction Seminar in Rawsonville next month read more

Aldo – Mr Perfect?

Some glorious memories

Aldo Domeyer (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Jockey Aldo Domeyer’s perfect six at Kenilworth last week was not a record for number of winners ridden on a day in South Africa read more

  • Sun Met – Trainers Speak

    Straight from the horse's mouth

  • Met Tote Betting Open

    R70 million will be bet on the tote on the day

  • Gallops Turnout Top-Class

    An atmosphere of excitement

  • Gallops, Draws – Now Let’s Go!

    Met Runners go through their paces

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