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South Africa's only racing & breeding publication

Sporting Post was established in 1994, at a time when general sports betting became first legalised in South Africa. The expectation was for bookmakers (whose core business was horse racing) to embrace general sports betting, and for the sports betting market to balloon. This was not the case: bookmakers took until well into the new […] read more

Things to know

How to make the most of the Sporting Post website Most of the stories on the Sporting Post website appear first on the Home page. Every one of those stories belongs in a category. Categories are listed at the top of one of two main pages: Racing and Sport and Breeding. The Racing and Sport and Breeding drop down […] read more

Betting Tips

Our tipsters list of VF-rated Bets Updated 10.00am on racedays Vomit Factor is the level of sickness other people feel when a selection gets you through the exotics and theirs didn’t. Vomit Factor is the level of sickness our tipsters feel when the selection gets beaten. VF also stands for Value Factor a confidence level […] read more

UK Ratings

How To Make A Mint

There’s little collateral form in UK. That makes ratings a valuable tool. Here’s an analysis for a race with a surprising lot of collateral form – but will it work out? * Saturday 26 February, Lingfield Race 7 (4.55pm) – 0-85 Handicap, 1600m (AW) (1 point is equal to about half a length in a […] read more

Tracks

Racecourse Information

A list of horse racing tracks in South Africa. We have included descriptions of the courses to give you a bit more knowledge on the specifics of each track. You can click on the name of the track below to expand the relevant sections. Borrowdale Park A right-handed course with a circumference of about 2600m, there is a 1400m […] read more