Hottest Female Lines

Just a few of the blue hen mares whose descendants featured prominently in 2016

Last year a number of outstanding broodmares played a pivotal role in some of the world’s top races 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

If You Could Buy At ONLY ONE Sale…This Would Be It

2017 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale

This inner city sale has truly come of age on the global thoroughbred auction circuit 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

Get To Know The Ropes

Straight from the horse's mouth

Trainer Andre Nel has been churning out the winners. He says of his runner in the first today at Kenilworth:- ‘A fair filly – might run into the back end of the quartet’ read more

Grooms And Other Conundrums

Time For A Groom’s Association?

Grooms are an integral part of our community (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

The incident of a groom appearing to kick a horse in the Greyville wash down area last Friday night has raised some interesting and important questions read more

Export Opportunity

SA Horse Export Consignment Takes Shape

Horse Export

The SA horse export consignment to the USA is rapidly taking shape with 6 of the 15 berths already filled read more

Andrews Gets Ten Days For Fifty Cents

Waived his right of appeal

In consideration of a penalty, the Inquiry Board took into account the mitigating circumstances put forward by Jockey Andrews and the degree of the interference caused read more

Kieswetter Family to Purchase Highlands Stud

Leading Cape stud sold

“I know they will look after Highlands in the same way for many decades, and I wish them all the best.” – Antony Beck read more

Sun Shines On The Cape!

Frankie Dettori should prove a drawcard

The runners to contest the four Gr1’s on the 13 race programme on Africa’s richest ever raceday have been unveiled read more

Are You Sailing This Weekend?

Cape Premier Yearling Sale is a rare opportunity to acquire a gem

Leading sire of 2yo’s Sail From Seattle produced his sixth individual winner of the season at Fairview on Monday read more

Ryan’s Flying Force

Tienie Prinsloo's charge cuts them down late

The first Flamingo Park meeting of 2017 produced an afternoon of thrilling finishes with Ryan Munger delivering the ride of the day read more

Turffontein Runner – Name Change

Joyphillypist becomes Jay P

Turffontein Sunrise Sessions (photo: Jacqui S Photography)

A runner in the second race at Turffontein on 17 January 2017, will participate under his new name read more

Sun Met – The Games Begin

Watch It On Tellytrack

The final fields for the R5 million Sun Met, the R1 million Investec Cape Derby, the R1 million Cape Flying Championship and the R1 million Klawervlei Majorca Stakes are amongst those being announced read more

Delpech Produces The Ace

Second feature success in 24 hours

Anthony Delpech only returned from a five week injury enforced layoff on Friday evening, but has been quick to get back amongst the winners read more

Honouring The Mighty ‘Muis’

Listed Michael Roberts Handicap

Michael Roberts, Jockey

Eleven time SA champion and 1992 champion of Britain, Muis Roberts turns 63 in May and seems to have been around forever in many of our racing lives read more

The Goose Could Be Trending On Met Day

First stakes winner for Great Britain set for CTS 1200

Sampson judges ride to perfection as he gets Louis Goosen speedster home in the final stride read more

The Man From The Pru

A Tribute to Peter Fenix

East Cape breeding and racing doyen Peter Fenix passed away on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. We collected anecdotes and recollections from across the spectrum to pay tribute. read more

Up Where He Belongs

Diadem double for SA champion sire, Trippi

Explosive performance from Trip To Heaven as he takes a step closer to Gr1 Cape Flying Championship glory read more

Marshall’s Lord Blasts Sophomore Field

Son of Star Witness is too good

Vaughan Marshall’s Australian-bred Lord Balmoral ran his opposition off their feet with a display of power galloping read more

Chip Off The Old Block!

Very possibly, something special!

A granddaughter of champion racemare Ilha Da Vitoria stamped herself as a filly with a bright future when scoring a facile win in the Listed Sea Cottage Stakes read more

  • Gallops, Draws – Now Let’s Go!

    Met Runners go through their paces

  • Watch The Met Gallops Live

    Free on!

  • Sun Shines On The Cape!

    Frankie Dettori should prove a drawcard

  • Sun Met – The Games Begin

    Watch It On Tellytrack

  • All news on Sun Met Day 2017


    Who Thinks What?

    SP readers’ comments digest


    Grooms And Other Conundrums

    Time For A Groom’s Association?


    Whip Synching!

    Our weekly news snippets feature


    Cape Trainers Lead The Way

    Rest of country lags Cape lead


    View From The Couch

    The 2017 LQP Festival


    The Beholder’s Share

    The 2017 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival


    Craig and Ross Kieswetter

    Whisky Baron (photo: Wayne Marks)

    Whisky Barons !


    Pippa Mickleburgh

    Pippa Mickleburgh (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

    Make It A Double!