A Hole New Season

RA Flamingo Park Mile is wide open

It may be a prudent option to stick with the proven local campaigners like newly crowned champion trainer Dorrie Sham and the wily Cliffie Miller at a rare Saturday meeting down Kimberley way Read More

Kingofmountain could go one better this year when he runs in the Kimberley feature on Saturday

Kingofmountain

Boost For Breeders

New system designed to make lives easier

National Horseracing Authority

The National Horseracing Authority has announced that the development of the new Studbook Online registration system is nearly completed Read More

Gloves Are Off

Hollywood grabs international limelight to explain bookies’ position

Boxer

South African Bookmakers Do Pay for International Horse Racing! Hollywood tells the world…read on and draw your own conclusions Read More

Straight Talk

The spat between TellyTrack and the Bookies becomes livelier

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The Independent Newspaper group (what’s in a name?) published a poorly researched article in the business section of several of its titles on Monday 21 July, relating to the ongoing differences between TellyTrack and the bookmakers Read More

A Whole New World

Third time lucky? And now for the final, Final Fling!

Jet Supreme

You are excused if you get the feeling that you have done this all before. But here we go with a third attempt to run the Gr3 Final Fling Stakes. They are all a year older but the field remains a competitive one and let’s just hope the rain stays away for Sunday Read More

1 Stipe + 3 Jockeys = Scandal

Don't sweat the small stuff - or just another day in paradise?

Ian Patterson

A family dinner almost goes awry for a Stipe as three jockeys enter the restaurant and are seated at a table nearby. And then the mystery of the nodding Mr Atchia…a saga of when good times go bad! Read More

Colour Me Purple

The Jockey International. Again.

Jockey International

The NHA states that they are there to maintain the integrity of horse racing. I happen to think it is vital that we have a strong, independent regulatory body. Unfortunately the way this incident was handled has done little to convince me that we do. Read More

Night Trip To Glory

Son of Trippi adapts to poly to score first stakes win

Anton Marcus and Night Trip storm clear to win the Listed Darley Arabian

Mike Bass’ Trippi gelding Night Trip can run when he is in the mood. He showed a fancy for the polytrack when flying up late to win the R150 000 Listed The Darley Arabian run over a mile at Greyville on Super Saturday Read More

Var Tops In SA

Avontuur stallion's sensational local and international performance

Normanz storms home to win the Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint

No wonder he is fully booked for 2015 already. There is something special in the character of a Var-and the sensational producer tops the local sire charts on combined stake earnings Read More

Snaith’s Dynasty Star Shines

Watch this filly next season

Richard Fourie gives Irish Myth a confident ride to win the Listed E Cape Paddock Stakes (Coastal Photos)

Punters showed how clever they are by installing her an 11 to 10 favourite as she faced some local hard-knockers over a mile – a trip one is inclined to think would be some way short of her optimum. Read More

Hot To Trot At The Dundee July

Trotting a big hit at the 10th successive inland racing festival

Dundee July

One must recognize the huge differential here – amateur status, non-thoroughbreds, the trotting and pacing gaits, and encouragingly (and unlike thoroughbred racing today) the discipline is supported by a groundswell of aspirant horsemen. Read More

La Salle Wins Wedgewood

Doowaley mare scores overdue win for Shams

JP van der Merwe drives La Salle clear to win the Wedgewood Handicap

The Dorrie Sham-trained Doowaley mare La Salle is a model of consistency and she was rewarded with a long overdue fifth win when scoring an impressive victory in the R100 000 Wedgewood Handicap Read More

Opinion

Colour Me Purple

The Jockey International. Again.

The NHA states that they are there to maintain the integrity of horse racing. I happen to think it is vital that we have a strong, independent regulatory body. Unfortunately the way this incident was handled has done little to convince me that we do. Read More

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

Profiles

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Paul Lafferty – The Man Behind The Beard

You’ve only got one life, that’s my motto. I believe if you’re good to people, then they’ll be good to you. Read More

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

Sands of Time

Sands Of Time – August 1994

Stateway wins the 1994 Gr1 Gold Cup

Gold Cup is won by PE challenger Arthur Miller and 7yo Stateway. Amberpondo wins the Summerveld Stakes and Flobayou makes a winning 4yo debut in the Stewards Cup. Pas de Quoi bows out on a high with a win in the Champion Stakes and the ARCSA Awards are held in the Greyville parade ring on race day. Stanley Greeff achieves a career best of 123 winners for the season, finishing 7th on the national log on stakes. Taban wins the Natal Mercury and Dahlia’s Legacy wins the Golden Slipper. Cape challenger Hainan Dao is a shock winner of the Gold Vase and La Fabulous wins the KZN Breeders Challenge. Read More

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

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