Secrets Of A Sunday

Beach Beauty is back in the Gr3 Poinsettia Stakes on Sunday

The Cape trainers have taken KZN by storm and 10 of the 14 runners in the Gr3 Poinsettia Stakes at Clairwood are genuine out–of–towners Read More

The champion Dynasty mare Beach Beauty makes her seasonal debut and her presence will add plenty of interest

Beach Beauty wins the 2014 Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes

A Jet In Flight

Listed In Full Flight Handicap at Clairwood on Sunday

Divine Jet wins at Borrowdale 11-10-26

The R135 000 In Full Flight Handicap is the supporting feature on the Clairwood Sunday programme and a highly regarded Cape runner looks overdue to score Read More

SA Horse Export Strategy Workshop

RSA hosts collaborative meeting to develop strategic plan

Racing South Africa

Racing South Africa, in collaboration with Wits Health Consortium and Pretoria Equine Research Centre, are hosting a workshop to identify the way forward in getting exports to the EU back up and running in a sustainable way Read More

Tellytrack Changes – Phumelela speaks out

"We do not have it in for the bookmakers" says Rian

tellytrack logo

Fee increases and changes to the terms and conditions under which South African bookmakers display the Tellytrack feed in their outlets have angered many. Phumelela chief exec Rian du Plessis explains changes are to improve profitability Read More

Dynamite Double

Prinsloo saddles 1st and 2nd as gallant son of Qui Danzig wins again

Karlo is driven out by Mandla Ntuli to win the Northern Cape Stayers Handicap

Trainer Tienie Prinsloo saddled the first two home in the R100 000 Northern Cape Stayers Handicap run over 2200m at Flamingo Park on Monday, with the Qui Danzig gelding Karlo winning the race for the second year running. Prinsloo’s happy owner Reynier Gerber didn’t hesitate in baptising him the ‘Mike De Kock of Flamingo Park.’ Read More

You can’t keep a good man down

Dougie rides 'em to sleep with 4 wins on Sha Tin's Sunday card

dougie whyte

South Africa just can’t stay out of the international news these days! SA-born and record-breaking 13-time Hong Kong champion jockey Doug Whyte showed that a 14th title is not out of the question with a rollicking 4 wins on last night’s Sha Tin card. Read More

Examining The Future of Betting

The 35th Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong, taking place from 5 to 8 May will release a report under the heading: ‘Racing’s lifeblood – the future landscape for wagering’. Read More

Honouring Heroes

Savage Wind wins the Hennenman Memorial

Savage Winds scores runaway win in Hennenman Memorial Plate (JC Photos)

Soma and Delpech team up with a double as Savage Wind scores long overdue second career win in the Hennenman Memorial Pinnacle Stakes Read More

Rocking The World

ideal world (kiki)

Waves of excitement as one of the best bred horses on earth sires his first winner right here at Turffontein Read More

In Black & White

Northern Cape Stayers Handicap at Flamingo Park on Monday

African Gladiator

The R100 000 Northern Cape Stayers Handicap at Flamingo Park on Monday hosts a small field, which includes last year’s winner Karlo. Read More

National Yearling Sale 2014


Once upon a time in the West

Facts or fairy tales for 2014 Kentucky Derby?

California breds rarely win the Kentucky Derby, cheap homebreds almost never and horses trained at Los Alamitos? But the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Read More

When opportunity knocks

Andrew Nienaber discusses Dubai, dreams come true and where to next

“If someone asked me if I could ride I wanted to be able to say yes” Some people make their own luck, and Andrew Nienaber does not let opportunity slip through his fingers Read More

Cups, Crowns and Desert Dreams

The past weekend hoisted SA horse racing's flag high on the world stage

Desert duels, Hong Kong cups and Triple Crown contenders – last weekend had it all. And proved yet again, that when the chips are down, it’s tough to beat ‘brand South Africa!’ Read More



Dean Kannemeyer

In the top echelon of the classic winning trainers of SA horseracing, Dean speaks about his great horses, magic moments and the things that make him tick. He is also behind the lobby for a polytrack in the Western Cape and expresses his disappointment at the action of the KZN trainers that forced the closure of his Clairwood satellite yard last year Read More

Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

The Alexander family name is firmly etched into the history books of South African Horseracing and trainer GARY ALEXANDER has continued the great success his father Duncan had as a professional jockey in the sport. After starting off as an assistant to his dad, Gary took out his trainer’s licence in 1982 and has saddled […] Read More

Sands of Time

Sands of Time: April 1994

Joe Soma and Special Preview

March 27 – April 2 UK Sales company Tattersall changes its catalogue format. The new style is hardly radical, as it merely bring the company in line with the format used by most other sales companies in the world (including the TBA). The change of format is seen as a loss those by those who […] Read More

Sands Of Time: March 1994

1994 National Year;ing Sale - American Voyager

February 27 – March 5 Turf club officials in Zimbabwe confirm that South African Jockey Club officials are in the country, but decline to comment on the reason. This after The Herald (Zim’s daily newspaper) reports the presence in Harare of JC “roving banker” George Morrison and Dr (vet) Duncan MacDonald. Rumour has it that […] Read More

Sands Of Time: February 1994

Kundalini, Dingaans Turffontein 1994

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 5 The average price at Goodwood, venue for the first yearling sale of the season, increases by 10% – following the world-wide trend of a recovery in bloodstock prices. Optimism must be held in check, though, as the 1994 average of R17.700 is merely on par with that of 1992 and […] Read More

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