Khumalo Fined

S'Manga Khumalo

The inquiry de novo was as a result of the previous finding and penalty imposed by an Inquiry Board on 3 December 2013 having been set aside, in terms of a court settlement agreement, in consequence of changed evidence having been presented to the NHA read more

On The Trot

First stakes win for consistent sprinter
Barbosa wins the Listed Umngeni Handicap

Trainer Dennis Drier and jockey Sean Cormack opened and closed the Super Saturday meeting, with a Gr1 disappointment in the middle. The performance of Barbosa in winning the R150 000 Listed Umngeni Handicap would have perked up the team spirit dramatically. read more

Deja Vu For Night Trip

Stan Elley's last ever runner finishes a decent third
Night Trip wins Darley Arabian

The Trippi gelding Night Trip notched up a double when he won the R150 000 Listed Darley Arabian for the second year running. The 6yo certainly runs for Anton Marcus, who was aboard again at Greyville on Saturday read more

Bookies – Times Are Tight

A matter of economics

“There will still be some bookmakers offering ante-post but as an industry we have taken the view that there will be no more ante-post market – as it has traditionally been called – two days in advance of local meetings” read more

Ramsden’s Rose Blooms

Nice Group double for Bernard Fayd'herbe as fancied Jet Belle goes astray
Gallica Rose powers home to beat Estidraaj

Crack heavyweight jockey Bernard Fayd’herbe rescued Cape trainer Joey Ramsden’s Super Saturday aspirations, as he steered the Silvano mare Gallica Rose to a career best performance in the Gr2 Gold Bracelet read more


Joey Turns Back The Clocks

It is good to finally have the Durban season over and to be back in Cape Town

I suppose the best horse won the Gold Cup. He looked well handicapped and ran accordingly. We did not have much luck read more


Finish of the day - and our new Horse Of The Year?
Futura wins Champions Cup

Justin Snaith’s newsmaking big gun Futura gave us a glimpse of his streetwise fighting side at Greyville on Saturday when he dug deep to peg back a determined Ice Machine and score an exciting last gasp win in the R1 million Gr1 Champions Cup read more

Rabada Just Too Hot

He also enjoyed the distinction of being a first Gr1 winner for his beautifully bred sire
Rabada wins Gatecrasher Stakes

The Summerhill Stud-bred Brave Tin Soldier colt Rabada maintained his unbeaten record and registered his third straight win with a gutsy showing to go all the way in the R600 000 Gr1 Premiers Champion Stakes at Greyville on Saturday read more

Shot…The Sheriff!

Lammerskraal Stud’s resident sire Go Deputy rounds off a good season on a high
Gogetthesheriff wins the Friendly City Stakes

Trained by Jacques Strydom, the winner showed his versatility with a variation on his usual racing style. He tracked the pacesetting Blaze Of Fire the whole way around and then bounced clear down the outside at the 300m under ‘super sub’ Raymond Danielson read more

Boland Var Shows Way In Singapore

Quicksilver by name...Quicksilver by nature!
Quicksilver 310715

“We would also like to say well done to Boland Stud where we bought him, Avontuur Stud who stands the stallion Var and the stud manager Pippa Mickleburgh. They have been very kind to us and we would like to share this win with them.” read more

The Duke – A Ladies’ Man Alright!

Star Of Seville is set to line up in the Gr1 Qatar Nassau Stakes on Saturday
Jamie Spencer and Big Orange

Drakenstein’s soaring star sire Duke Of Marmalade was in the headlines again this week with a mixed sex winning stakes double on Glorious Goodwood Ladies’ Day read more

Today: Super Saturday Stars

New season launches with a flourish - Pick 6 C/Over 1.5 Million. Race 4 @ 14h05. Estimated Pool R 6 Million
Super Saturday Track & Ball Derby

The KZN rain gods may well have thrown horseracing a curved ball, with Super Saturday now kickstarting our brand new season on Saturday – but life goes on! read more

Belle To Wear Bracelet

Jet Belle goes for the double
Jet Belle will be ridden by Anton Marcus

Trainer Glen Kotzen will be holding thumbs that his versatile mare Jet Belle will make her 2,5kg weight advantage over her thirteen opponents count where it matters in today’s R350 000 Gr2 Gold Bracelet read more

The Big Freeze – Or Snaith Boat Race?

Snaith duo stand out - but others warrant respect
Snaith Racing cartoon (1)

Ice Machine ran a cracker in the July when looking dangerous and only fading late. Over 400m shorter, and with Anton Marcus back in the irons, is it stretching the imagination that he could lower the powerful Snaith colours in Saturday’s R1 million Gr1 Champions Cup? read more

Wall To Wall

Another chapter could well be written in this good luck story
Persian Rug

Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Chestnuts N Pearls looks the natural choices in the R600 000 Gr1 Thekwini Stakes. But she will have to get past the unbeaten Mike De Kock-trained Ideal World filly Persian Rug, who faces her toughest test to date when she steps into the major league at Greyville today read more


Joey Turns Back The Clocks

It is good to finally have the Durban season over and to be back in Cape Town

I suppose the best horse won the Gold Cup. He looked well handicapped and ran accordingly. We did not have much luck read more


Rare People Doing Rare Things

A Visit To Abington Place

If it is true that when horses, or those who ride or train them, do rare things, they make the people who were present that day feel good, then Mike de Kock’s Abington Place yard in Newmarket is a centre for rare excellence. read more


A Winning Streak…Check!

The racing was quiet - but plenty happening on the social front - but what about the jogging?

I had an incredible steak with Marsh, Guy and Kerry Shirtliff and a few other Saffers on Sunday evening – simply incredible! I have also joined the African Society – a social group that convenes bi-monthly for events. Next month a Braai is being held and I am extremely excited to meet the group read more


My Heart Of Gold

The fnal push - Gold Cup and the Racing Masters - and I'm 'home James'

Personally, I think it will be a good idea to get together with the top guys to discuss what can maybe be done a little differently to try and improve things – Joey Ramsden read more


Aussie Abroad

Gai Waterhouse on her Ascot experience

Aussie’s foremost lady trainer, Gai Waterhouse, shares her observations and experiences at this year’s Royal meeting read more


Neil Morrice

Man On A Mission
Neil Morrice

Behind the affable exterior is a committed, dedicated professional with a ferocious work ethic read more


Gavin Lerena

SA Horseracing's Hottest Property
Gavin Lerena

“South Africa produces some of the world’s best jockeys. And up until three months ago any one of the eight top jocks on the log were major opponents. Sure, it may well have come down to a two-horse race between myself and S’manga Khumalo now. And I am honoured and privileged, whatever happens. But I don’t intend resting on my laurels just yet.” read more