Tarry Star At 20-1 in July Antepost

Who do you fancy at this early stage to win the big one?
Siren's Call wins CTS B2K2

Mike De Kock’s Australian-bred Majmu was priced up at 7-2 favourite for the Vodacom Durban July – but there is plenty of potential value lower down the ladder. Have a look at your fancy’s price… read more

The Long And Winding Road

It’s a lot to ask of a horse, and De Kock wouldn’t try it with just any colt
Mike De Kock

“You don’t give it much thought at first,” the trainer said. “You think of going to the race, and then later, you start thinking about how you get there.” read more

The Power Of Ratings

Looking at stallion statistics, using ratings rather than earnings as the definitive measure
One Fine Day wins at Vaal 2014-04-15

In August 2014, Sporting Post published a new look at stallion statistics. What follows is an update on last year’s exercise, with specific focus on the stallions represented at Nationals who have current offspring of 3yo and older read more

No Raceday Meds For The Muj

Different groom and new feed will add to the test
Mubtaahij in action

“He’s never run on it, he doesn’t bleed, and I’m not prepared to take my chances running him on a substance he’s never run on before,” de Kock said read more

Pandora’s Box

How to get the most from the NYS Buyer's Guide
National Yearling Sale

The 2015 National Yearling Sale Buyers Guide is a veritable mine of information. To unearth the good and the bad, here’s how to think outside the box… read more

Oh my, How You’ve Grown!

It’ll be interesting to see what happens at Nationals this year
Growth

Money isn’t what it used to be. Even so, the spectacular spend on thoroughbred yearlings in recent times has to be seen to be believed.It may be coincidence, but the steepest incline follows the introduction of the Select Sale at Nationals in 2002 read more

Just Plain Impressive!

New sire off the mark - Just As Well
Just As Well

Bruce Le Roux who stands exciting stallion prospect Just As Well at his Spring Valley Stud in KZN is thrilled by the quality of the progeny of the son of A.P.Indy – and the fact that he had his first winner at the Vaal on Thursday from a small first crop. The stallion has seven yearlings on offer in next week’s The Maslow National Yearling Sale 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

Track Widened- July Boost

This means that there will be a field of 18 for this year’s big race
Heavy Metal

The Durban City Council recently granted Gold Circle some land which enabled the Greyville back straight to be widened by two metres read more

In The News Today

Caution - meeting changed to polytrack!
Astro News

We take a few steps down from the heady heights of the likes of Majmu, Siren’s Call and French Navy in recent weeks, as we face a weekend without a feature on the local front 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

Opinion

A Winning Easter!

JR's 'eggs'cellent day at the office

I really do prefer running them over 1200m first time up as I find they are just not quick enough over the 5 furlongs 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