Varumba The Spoiler?

Ten 2yo fillies line up in this prestigious platform to a bright future
Entisaar wins Listed Ruffian Stakes at Turffontein on 2015-03-07

It is 1-1 between two smart juvenile fillies and Saturday’s R400 000 Gr2 SA Fillies Nursery should settle a score or two – but what about Varumba…? read more

Off To War

The Count Dubois gelding French Navy won the SA Classic like a good horse
French Navy wins SA Classic

Sean Tarry’s French Navy has always hinted that the 2450m of the R2 million Gr1 SA Derby will be right up his alley. He gets his chance to show his superiority on Saturday read more

Another NYS Record-breaker

But this time, it's a filly
2015 NYS Lot 221 Savannah Cat (Fort Wood - Kapen Cat)

Lot 221 Savannah Cat, a filly by Fort Wood out of Kapen Cat, was consigned by Lammerskraal Stud and became the most expensive filly ever sold in South Africa when the hammer fell at R4,75 million read more

De Kock Plays His Queen

Redcarpet Captain has won two on the trot and looks an exciting prospect
Unbeaten Redcarpet Captain has to beat De Kock's duo

Redcarpet Captain has done nothing wrong. But the filly Shaama will test his mettle to the limit. Arabian Beat and Buckinghampshire look the best of the rest. And then watch the betting on Rafeef – the dogs have been barking this first-timer! read more

Tapit Sets Record

NYS Day 2 starts at 13h00 today
2015 NYS Lot 207 Tapenzee (Tapit - Irish Torrent)

Drakenstein’s Tapit colt (#207) being offered later today on the National Yearling Sale should attract plenty of attention after this interesting news read more

Siren Will Stay

Owner-breeder Peter De Beyer does his homework ahead of Siren's Call's SA Oaks and Tripe Tiara bid
Elusive Fort

Siren’s Call’s dam side family is rich with champion sprinters and there appear to be sufficient staying influences within her first two dams to support the stamina she receives in abundance from her sire. read more

If She Stays, She Wins. It’s That Simple

Nothing in racing is a given - but we cannot fault Sean Tarry's Siren's Call
Siren's Call wins CTS B2K2

There is no question. If Siren’s Call stays the 2450m, she will win the R1 million Wilgerbosdrift Gr1 SA Oaks and become the third filly in history to wear the Triple Tiara. With a confident top jockey and master trainer, and an owner-breeder who has made his case, we are not going to argue read more

Opinion

Affleck On The Deck

Pepper's Point - All The Way From Singapore

Affleck, second yet again, ran the fastest 400m to finish time and was game yet again. There were no excuses from the Laxon stable and both trainer and jockey were positive about the star galloper’s run. read more

Trip The Light Fantastic

The definitive sprint contest on the SA racing calendar
Trip Tease wins Lebelo_compressed

The Computaform Sprint has attracted by far and away the most nationally representative field on the Champions Day programme. With every turf racing province represented and all the major flyers present, it ranks as one of the best fields in many a long year read more

Mubtaahij Cruising

Mubtaahij and Umgiyo are likely to work on the polytrack again this weekend
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“It’s so cold here in Chicago I can’t move my lips outside. I don’t think ice cubes would want to come out of the refrigerator!” read more

Lazer Star The Banker

Ferraris speedster looks really top-class and could pick up her peak career win
Lazer Star wins Swallow Stakes

With close to R5 million likely to be at stake in Saturday’s Turffontein Pick 6 pool, punters will be thrilled to know that the usually nailbiting final leg offers a potential banker bet read more

Opinion

Zim Racing Being Run Into The Ground?

It would have been good if, for once, long suffering owners had been given some encouragement

We all know that times are hard but we are sick of hearing about an ever deteriorating financial position, whenever anyone raises any issue. It is time for a re-think read more

Opinion

Affleck On The Deck

Pepper's Point - All The Way From Singapore

Affleck, second yet again, ran the fastest 400m to finish time and was game yet again. There were no excuses from the Laxon stable and both trainer and jockey were positive about the star galloper’s run. read more

Opinion

Zim Racing Being Run Into The Ground?

It would have been good if, for once, long suffering owners had been given some encouragement

We all know that times are hard but we are sick of hearing about an ever deteriorating financial position, whenever anyone raises any issue. It is time for a re-think read more

Opinion

An Owner Speaks

'Be it Epsom or Borrowdale - Only The Derby counts' says longstanding owner C. John Smith writing from the UK

Derbys are, in my mind, the pinnacle of all races and it is to the Mashonaland Turf Club’s tremendous credit that they have kept this amazing Classic alive and well for all these years read more

Opinion

Craving The Crab

Pepper makes his Point - all the way from Singapore

I’m not sure if I should tip Affleck – or the Chilli and Pepper Crab. They are both winners in my book… read more

Opinion

Honour And Respect

Enjoying life in Singapore

It was touching to see the outpouring of sympathy, flowers and general empathy and respect for the man who took Singapore to the heights she is at today read more

Profile

Malan du Toit

Preaching to a new choir
Malan du Toit

Every horse is an individual and needs to be treated as such. It is hard work, it’s high risk, but it’s very rewarding and it is a tremendous privilege to do this work. read more

Profile

Chris van Niekerk

Two, Buy Two
Chris Van Niekerk

‘There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man’. If you don’t yet have a horse, CTS are keen to help you remedy that. read more

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – April 1995

1995 Gr3 African Breeders Stakes

Highveld amalgamation falls flat, Aussie imports continue to win features and Ormond Ferraris saddles the first four past the post in the SA Derby – for the second time. Aldora has a successful dispersal, Gosforth Park’s juvenile races play havoc with the form book and Shoe Express annihilates the Rupert Ellis Brown field, while Breeders Cup registration fees are postponed. read more

Sands of Time

Sands Of Time – March 1995

1995 Gr1 Administrators Cup

National Emblem continues to impress, rain plays havoc, Harry’s Charm is touted as ‘the new Special Preview’, records broken at the National Sales and Aussie horses come out on top as Cape raider wins Gauteng feature read more