Young SA Caller In Running To Replace Denman!

Ali Cohen is the most prolifically talented racecaller to come out of South Africa in 25 years

Alistair Cohen (credit: Tellytrack)

The racing world was shocked last December when it was announced that the legendary Trevor Denman was to retire from Santa Anita read more

Mubtaahij Fans Can Relax

On track for World Cup

Tellina wins the Gr3 London News at Turffontein 2014-01-12

“Mubtaahij is being prepared for the Dubai World Cup, a race I believe he can win. What happens between now and 26 March is irrelevant!” read more

J&B Met Day Noise – Operator Responds

Up 15% on attendance year on year and achieved an all new record for oncourse tote turnover

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Measures to prevent a repeat will be part of the planning for all future J&B Met days read more

Fruit Of The Vine

Piere Strydom is back aboard Gr3 Starling Stakes winner Madame Dubois

Negroamara wins Fillies Mile

The fairer sex leg of Saturday’s Gr3 Turffontein 3yo double feature on Saturday looks a far more competitive affair than the boys’ equivalent. The presence of a smaller yard amongst the top-rated contestants makes it an interesting race too read more

Met Day Rave – Disgrace

What used to be the highlight of racing excellence in SA became a RAVE meeting last Saturday.

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I have attended racing festivals at almost every major racing jurisdiction in the world, some many times, and I have never seen anything like this before read more

What A Card!

Friday 5 February in Singapore

Kiwi Karma (Pic by Singapore Turf Club)

Friday’s race card is a beauty and gets the holiday racing off to a flyer read more

Marchfield – Canadian Champ

His sire A P Indy continues to make his mark as a sire of sires

Marchfield son of A.P. Indy

Moutonshoek’s exciting young sire Marchfield, whose first crop are now yearlings, ended 2015 as the Champion 2nd Crop Sire in Canada read more

East Cape Racing Autumn & Winter Boost

Great incentive to owners

Gogetthesheriff (by Go Deputy) is Polytrack Horse Of The Year

Three exciting Challenge series, including a Polytrack challenge, will add plenty of intrigue to Fairview racecourse’s programmes read more

It’s Back To Sibaya

Five years later...

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300 horses will be accommodated at this year’s sale, (38 up on last year) when, for the first time, a selection process was applied read more

World Cup Hopes Show Today

Frosted and Mubtaahij make first appearances of 2016

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Two of the main contenders for the 2016 Dubai World Cup will be in action at Meydan Racecourse today for the best Dubai World Cup Carnival action of the year so far read more

NHA: Aucharuz Guilty In Absentia

The Inquiry Board entered a plea of not guilty of behalf of Mr Aucharuz

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Jockey Aucharuz has been unable to successfully acquire a visa to race in South Africa for a period of over a year and accordingly after consultation with Mr Aucharuz, the decision was taken to conduct this inquiry in his absence read more

Happy New Year

Our horses again showed they can compete on the world’s stage

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The Chinese New Year is upon us and we have been spoilt in terms of quality racing read more

ML Jet Lands In Mauritius

M L Jet and Rampant Ice are the best of the lot, with both horses having a rating of 102

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The first batch of new horses for the 2016 season arrived in Mauritius from South Africa on Saturday afternoon read more

Snaith V-8 Roars Into Top Gear

Hell, this is a bloody easy game when you’re on top!

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The blonde wannabee handicapper in the mod tight fitting suit threw the kitchen sink at the Met card – as he generally loves to do on the Cape’s two big days read more

Top SA Jock For Singapore

Mauritian champion gets his chance in East

Piere Jourdan - warrants respect

David is best remembered for his association with Alexander’s Pierre Jourdan read more

Magic Horses

Smart Call! Girl Beats Boys in the 2016 J&B Met

Smart Call powers across the line (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Over the centuries that man has been racing horses, there have been many special ones along the way. Each had some special quality that marked them out as different, a cut above the rest and it’s a quality that transcends time, borders and continents. These are horses that change lives and re-set the course of destiny. These are the magic horses. read more

The Problems Of Power?

How to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public...

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I was disappointed in the way that the NHA board dealt with the issues required to be decided – and subsequent failure to notify members regarding what transpired at the two meetings read more

SA Bids Met Winner Farewell

'We now know that we have the best horse in South Africa'

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Smart Call’s time of 2 min 3.17 sec has been bettered only three times in the last 15 Mets – by Pocket Power in 2007, River Jetez three years later and Martial Eagle in 2013 read more

Met Winner – A Potent Cross!

Kingmambo's legacy set to grow further in SA in years to come

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The win of Smart Call in Saturday’s Gr1 J&B Met provided the recently deceased sire Kingmambo with yet another cornerstone in his career read more

Howells Takes The ‘Muis’ Salute

Yeni scores a treble on the afternoon on his return from injury

Ten Gun Salute Michael Roberts Handicap

Ashburton trainer Duncan Howells looks to have another very decent potential classic prospect on his hands and his Australian-bred Ten Gun Salute earned himself a host of new fans when streaking to victory read more

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Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

Opinion

Met Day Rave – Disgrace

What used to be the highlight of racing excellence in SA became a RAVE meeting last Saturday.

Opinion

Happy New Year

Our horses again showed they can compete on the world’s stage

Opinion

Magic Horses

Smart Call! Girl Beats Boys in the 2016 J&B Met

Opinion

Life On Mars?

Let's hope 'Fatty' runs well in the Cape Flying Championship

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Million Dollar Baby

CTS Delivers A Day Of Dreams

Sands of Time – January 1996

La Fabulous wins the 1996 J&B Met

We turn the clock back 20 years to look at what happened in SA Racing during January 1996 read more

Sands of Time – December 1995

1995 Queen's Plate - Counter Action

We turn the clock back 20 years to look at what happened in SA Racing during December 1995. read more

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JP van der Merwe

JP van der Merwe (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Riding the crest of the wave

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Sean Tarry

Sean Tarry (credit: hamishNIVENPhotography)

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