Catch The Rematch

July return match on Super Saturday?

With eight of the sixteen runners being Vodacom Durban July survivors, punters may be left pondering whether the big race form will actually make any sense. And if pace, or lack of it, will again be a determining factor in the outcome Read More

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Anyone Can Dream Of Gold

What a story as PE no-hoper Stateway wins the 1994 Gold Cup

1994 Gr1 Gold Cup - STATEWAY - finish

When former jockey Arthur Miller decided to call it a day in Port Elizabeth and turn his sights to training, Hekkie Strydom offered him Stateway to build his string up to the minimum of 12 horses he required to obtain his licence…it was the start of an unlikely Gr1 dream Read More

The Final Showdown

The 2yo Fillies Championship goes down to the wire

Bilateral

The 2yo Fillies Championship goes down to the wire in the final Gr1 feature of the season. Previous Gr1 winners Carry On Alice, Alboran Sea and Bilateral all have solid claims to the title, though things look anything but cut and dried. Read More

Day Of Gold

Gr1 Gold Cup

Hot Ticket and Karl Neisius set to bring curtain down on a big season

The Greyville bull-ring hosts South Africa’s supreme test of staying prowess and brings the curtain down on a dramatic and intriguing season on Saturday. The R1,25 million Gr1 Gold Cup is the ultimate test of the thoroughbred racehorse on African soil. Read More

The Goodbye Girls

Snaith holds powerful hand in Gr3 thriller

Jet Supreme

This race is run as carded from last Saturday’s abandoned Kenilworth meeting. Please take note of the jockey changes enforced by commitments at the Greyville Super Saturday meeting Read More

Racing For A Cure

Kenilworth helps raise funds for Breast Cancer

Kenilworth Ladies Day

Kenilworth Racecourse gets in the race to find a cure for breast cancer by hosting Ladies Day on Saturday, 9 August. Make sure you’ve got a touch of bling and come and join the fun. Read More

Scotland The Brave

Summerhill Troupe to Brave the Bravehearts

Summerhill Dance Troup

The dream of Summerhill’s Imbalenhle traditional dance troupe is about to become a reality with an invitation to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Read More

Working Up A Sweat

Speedsters clash on Super Saturday

Varikate beats good field to win Gr2 Post Merchants in style

Eddie Sweat takes on eight older horses in the R150 000 Listed Umngeni Handicap run over 1000m on Gold Cup day. But can he beat Gr2 Post Merchants winner, Varikate? Read More

Third Gold For Kannemeyer?

Golden memories as we look back to Kannemeyer's first winner

Glen Hatt and Colonoal Girl withsash_compressed

Gold Cup favourite Hot Ticket’s trainer Dean Kannemeyer’s first winner of this race was in 2000. Gary Player’s mare was a rugged stayer, but the race was not without controversy Read More

Hawkins: Jumping For Joy

There's always a great story when it comes to good horses and great racing people

Hawkins

With eight Gold Cup winners to his name, Felix Coetzee holds the title of our best ever rider in this premier staying event. Read More

The Gold Standard

Only dead-heat was 37 years ago

2013 winner Jeppe's Reef and Robbie Fradd power clear to win the Gr1 Gold Cup

To date, four horses have won the Gold Cup twice, but the last horse to win South Africa’s premier staying race in consecutive years was Highland Night , who won the race in 2002 and 2003 Read More

Opinion

Going Backwards Forwards

Horseracing should be selling itself - newspapers are a great place to start

Force the public to become interested, just as poker, NASCAR, wrestling, and mixed martial arts have done. Just as milk did years ago and insurance is doing now. It requires an inventive marketing mind on a national level, not just marketing heads at individual racetracks. It is the fractured nature of racing that has hurt the sport Read More

How To Extend July Fever

If one big raceday isn't enough, here's how to make that July fix last

If you like horses and people and think all the rest is dross, then make sure you extend your next July visit, take a meander to the Midlands and stay for the Winter Workshop Read More

Profiles

Justin Snaith

Justin Snaith – How the Cape won the Championship

Anyone can train a horse, it’s what you do when the wheels fall off – that’s the difference between being good and being great. Successful trainers are the ones who know what to do when things go wrong and who can pick up the pieces and carry on. Read More

Deez Dayanand

We All Scream Ice-Cream

The energetic and popular Tellytrack presenter admits that he is sick for the game and is widely regarded as having few peers when it comes to playing the role of an apolitical goodwill ambassador for the sport wherever he goes. Read More

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – July 1994

1994 Gr1 Mainstay International

Bacio rewards Garth Puller by winning the Durbanville Oaks and Gary Alexander saddles 6 on a card. The mood in the Cape is as black as the weather and the Winter Series has to be rearranged to accommodate the tracks. A big day for Stanley Greeff in the EC Paddock Stakes and Dions renews sponsorship of EP Derby. Flaming Rock bows out with a 2nd in the Mainstay. Read More

Sands Of Time – June 1994

1994 Gr1 Rothmans July - SPACE WALK - finish

SA has 2nd favourite in Epsom Derby, Basil Marcus extends HK jockey championship lead, Imperial Despatch wins the Daily News and a new race record for Taban in the Chairman’s Stakes. Pas De Quoi thwarts Flaming Rock’s designs on a 4th Schweppes title and Genevieve Michel becomes first SA-trained lady jockey. Surfing Home shows his July mettle in the Mainstay Trial, while Eli’s Truth is deemed not up to scratch. Rain, jockey protests and a huge who-ha in the July, as the race is awarded to Space Walk and Odessa wins the Breeders’ Championship Read More

Sands Of Time – May 1994

1994 Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint - SOUND OF RHUM - finish

SA apprentice makes waves in Macau, Strydom suspended and Rob de Kock joins NHA. Special Preview is Highveld Horse of the Season, Crimson Waves carries the Beck colours back into the winner’s enclosure and Durban Turf Club cuts stakes. Read More

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