Champions Day

Not so champion

George Orwell

Robyn Louw revisits some of the events of Champions Day and ponders why the halls of power remain so silent read more

Larry Is Contrite

And it's 'no further sanction' from the RA Board

Pointing Fingers. RA CEO Larry Wainstein

“In light of Mr Wainstein’s unequivocal apology, together with the contriteness he has shown, the Board feels that no further sanction is necessary,” says the RA Board read more

Newsflash – July Runner Black Arthur

July favourite's public gallop

Black Arthur wins Politician

“I think it’s rather important to keep the racing public in the loop as to what is going on, as there is often speculation…” read more

The Science that saved Jet Explorer

Dr Ralph Katzwinkel explains the surgery

Jet Explorer (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Dr Ralph Katzwinkel explains the science that saved Jet Explorer’s life read more

War And Peace

Jooste star Act Of War for Summerhill

Act Of War wins the Cape Guineas_compressed

As perfect a May day as it was destined to be, it also celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the arrival at the farm of a former star of their stallion assembly, National Emblem read more

Pizza Man Off A Thin Base

Non-owner buys berth in world's richest race

Pizza man

‘I am part of a youth movement and I want to make sure we preserve this game for the youth, for our children and grandchildren. This is a sport so rich in tradition and continues to lose its way. It struggles to revolutionize itself and be relevant in a modern world’ read more

Man To Man

Battle Of The Barn

Legislate and Futura

Futura and Legislate – both sons of Dynasty – are now stallion ‘buddies’ at Drakenstein Stud. But the term ‘buddies’ might be a little off the mark… read more

Daily News Day Feature Fare

Bela-Bela will be a hot order to win the Wooolavington 2000

Mambo Mime wins Byerley Turk

Black Arthur, the ruling favourite for the Vodacom Durban July, will not take part in Saturday’s R2-million Gr1 Daily News 2000 at Greyville but trainer Justin Snaith still goes into the country’s premier classic event with a strong hand read more

Abashiri – Now For The July

Star son of Go Deputy continues to make the news

Mike Azzie - July for Abashiri

Trainer Mike Azzie talks to Andrew Bon and reflects on Abashiri’s Triple Crown triumph and looks ahead to the Vodacom Durban July read more

Abashiri Dominates Awards

Chris Van Niekerk is champion owner of the season

Abashiri wins SA Classic

It came as no surprise when the Mike Azzie trained SA Triple Crown winner Abashiri swept the boards at Saturday evening’s Highveld Feature Season Awards read more

‘July Here We Come’

Bass July Fairytale takes shape

Marinaresco wins Winter Classic

Owner Marsh Shirtliff let the worst kept secret in racing out of the bag at Kenilworth on Saturday read more

Kannemeyer’s Eye On The July

Dynasty gelding Solid Speed books July berth with gutsy win

Solid Speed Betting World 1900

The value of having a top jockey aboard for those gamebreaking match winning touches was underscored in terrific style again at Greyville on Friday evening when Anthony Delpech was seen at his brilliant best read more

Off The Mat – At Last!

Daughter of Ideal World back to best in Turffontein feature

Persian Rug Syringa

Persian Rug has been a frustrating filly for her connections and punters. The obviously talented daughter of Ideal World once had everybody thinking that she was looking for ground to show her best read more

Nyquist Dream Is Over

134000 on track in new Preakness record


For the first time in five races against his rival, Exaggerator beat Nyquist to win the 141st Preakness Stakes on Saturday. read more

Plattner Flame Burns Bright

Off to SA Champions Season for promising galloper

Captains Flame Stormsvlei Mile

Captain’s Flame stamped herself as one of the undiscovered gems of the Cape’s 3yo filly contingent this season read more

Chevauchee Too Good

1-2 for Brett Crawford

Chevauchee wins Olympic Duel

The promising Australian-bred Chevauchee found the right race to score her first stakes success when holding off her flying stablemate Beach Goddess to score an encouraging victory read more

The Dollar Deputy

Blanket finish in support feature

Deputy Ryder East Coast Cup

The progeny of Go Deputy continue to make their mark and it was his daughter Deputy Ryder who underlined her courage and heart with a gutsy display to score a narrow but well deserved victory read more

World’s Richest Race – Sold Out!

$7 million goes to the winner

California Chrome wins Transgulf Electromechanical Trophy (photo: Andrew Watkins)

Jack Wolf, CEO of the Pegasus World Cup, said 14 parties were interested and all 12 purchasers have paid in full. All entrants share equally in 100 percent of the net income from wagering, media rights and sponsorships. read more

Not To Be Missed!

Contact Wendy Probert at [email protected]

Dynasty was 14/10 winning favourite, in 2003 - now has 3 sons in the race (Futura, Dynastic Power, Dynamic)

The Cape Breeders Club will be hosting their annual auction of stallion services at Highlands Farm on 10 June read more

Anybody Keen To Box?

Just a friendly heads up if you are looking for trouble at the track


The South African Cruiserweight Boxing Champion has bought a share in ‘The KO Kid’ and says racehorse ownership will give him the chance to unwind read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

  • Newsflash – July Runner Black Arthur

    July favourite's public gallop

  • Daily News Day Feature Fare

    Bela-Bela will be a hot order to win the Wooolavington 2000

  • Abashiri – Now For The July

    Star son of Go Deputy continues to make the news

  • ‘July Here We Come’

    Bass July Fairytale takes shape

  • Opinion

    Champions Day

    Not so champion


    Looking Up Down Under

    Next week sees the start of the 4yo series


    Full Metal Jacket

    Jet Explorer: Racehorse, Warrior, Champion


    Flying Apprentice

    Catching Up With Lyle Hewitson


    Tarry & July – A King’s Ransom?

    Every so often a loophole can allow a player to have the final decision in who carries what


    S’manga Khumalo

    S'manga Khumalo (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

    Just Getting Started


    Adriaan van Vuuren

    Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren (photo: JC Photographics)

    A Lot Of Heart