Turffontein 27 Sept – First Timers

What the trainers say


Your guide to the first-timers at Turffontein today read more

Cautious Stipes Take Their Time

Muzi Yeni lays objection


It took them what seemed an inordinately long time to decide on what looked to be fairly obvious interference by the winner given that the margin of victory was a couple of pixels read more

Tellytrack Presenter Policy Change

Bucking international trends

Rob Scott

The racing channel will only be utilising one presenter on course with effect from 1 October

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A Racing Tale

July Fever is gripping!

Jamaican Music. Won the July in 1976 under the late Bert Abercrombie. A great year for horseracing in a dark year in South Africa's modern history.

She moves into the world of South African racing with its thrills, romance, fabulous gamblers and into the seamier side of “ringers” and “scams” read more

Big French Hope Out Of Arc

Second favourite ruled out

La Cressionaire

France’s leading hope for next Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, has been ruled out of the race by trainer Jean-Claude Rouget after picking up a slight injury read more

Melbourne Cup Heroine Is Back

Another Cup win!

Michelle Payne

It was her first win since returning to the saddle two weeks ago at Sale, three-and-a-half months after a potentially career-ending fall at Mildura. read more

Snaith Settles On Feature Exacta

Power player means business this season

Francia wins Settlers Trophy

The Dynasty filly Francia became the first of her sex in thirteen years to win the Settlers Trophy read more

No Slippery Slopes!

First run in Eastern Cape for ex-KZN mare

Alpine Ridge Walmer Handicap

The gutsy Go Deputy mare Alpine Ridge broke an eighteen month drought when scoring a smart win read more

Remember Kournikova?

Game, set and match!

Forest of Dean

Milnerton trainer Patrick Kruyer will have nothing but fond memories of the admirable racemare Kournikova, whom he trained for owner-breeder Frank Sharp more than a decade ago read more

Daniel’s Big Day

Racing courses through their veins

Danny JKotzen

A third generation jockey from a well-known and proud South African horseracing family takes his first step into the history books at Scottsville this afternoon read more

2016 KZN Breeders Awards

And the nominees are

KZN Breeder Awards

The 2016 KZN Breeders Awards are set to take place at Bellwood Stud on 26 November and the KZN Breeders have announced their list of nominees. read more

The Heat Is On

Log per 23 September

Master Sabina

After the initial wave of entries for the Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup the handicapper’s have released their guide to the likely eventual 20-runners read more

Night Racing – We Love It!

Season starts this evening

Greyville night racing

The Jockey Club was opposed to the meetings and had consequently brought in a rule stating no racing under their rules could go ahead after 7 p.m. read more

NHA: Zackey Suspended

He has the right of appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed

Craig Zackey (credit JC Photos)

Fourteen days for failing to ensure he did not cause interference read more

Big Names Clash

European Jockey's Cup 2016


Conseq Park, Velka Chuchle Racecourse (Prague) will once again open its doors this Saturday to a gathering of top European Jockeys read more

The Grand Heritage – How’s Your Form?

Bigger fields and the logistics that are important to punters


How do you pick horses above 20 on an exotic bet form?

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Dancing With The Dolphins

Bookmaker batting for the best


The Dolphins, KZN’s beloved provincial cricket team, are currently experiencing a period of transition, with the latest change being the acquisition of a new title sponsor read more

Braai King Barend’s 700

Pepper's Point

Barend Vorster

One of the nicest and most friendly people around Singapore is our very own Barend Vorster and he celebrated a magnificent milestone on Friday evening read more

Oohs & Ahhs

Short Heads - our weekly news snippets feature

Short Heads

A social media phenomenon, an internet sensation – call him what you like – but Pakistan Star will bring people back to the track read more

Going Global!

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Ascot Stud’s beautifully bred young stallion Global View has made a superb start to his stud career read more

Delpech Makes A Smart Call

Big international commitments in pipeline

Anthony Delpech - travelling

Leading South African jockey Anthony Delpech has been engaged to ride the J&B Met winner Smart Call in the Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on 1 October read more

Grand Heritage – It’s A Full House

Alexander's Pivotal Pursuit to carry top weight

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A full field of 28 runners and two reserves have been unveiled for the inaugural running of The Grand Heritage read more

Breaking Down Barriers

South African Buyers Formidable at Tattersalls

Mother Of All Sales?

Since Form Bloodstock’s pioneering foray to Tattersalls in 2008, South Africa has become a force to be reckoned with in the sales ring. Tattersalls’ Nancy Sexton takes a look. read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


Braai King Barend’s 700

Pepper's Point


Healing Hands

Beth Shaw and the BSET Academy


How Do You Like Your Hake, Sir?

Vaal - punters go off the rails


Something Else

Ordinary People, Special Horse


Can We Really Blame Thulani?

Watershed Monday ahead


Greg Ennion

Greg Ennion (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

It’s not a job, it’s more of a disease


Andrew Fortune

Andrew Fortune (photo: Coastal Photos)

Living Gratefully